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iNeedMeds

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Made a gallon mix at 100% nutes Just to see what it measures up to, 5ml of cal-max and 18ml if bloom and I’m at 2.0 EC 978ppm. I have it hooked up to a air stone, I’ll let it run for a few hours, then PH and see if it fluctuates. PH is gonna be my bitch by next grow. I’m really impressed by how fast it grows in veg. For someone as impatient as me, dwc is definitely better then soil. Gonna run a full batch at this strength for the flip, after water change tonight both girls getting flipped. This batch will definitely be too strong for Shorty she barely started responding to 400ppm. Dirty Girl is showing calcium deficiency at 5.9-6-2 PH so I’ll give her the stronger batch this change. Next update will be next time the lights come on. What you guys think of the batch? Too strong? Too weak?
I'm pretty sure you don't need cal-max with the bloom, unless you add silica. I would dillute to 1.4-1.5 and keep an eye on the lower leaves for signs of potassium deficiency. If your pH swings up drastically or the deficiency presents, you should dump, and refill with bloom only nutes.
 

HungDaddy

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My first grow here at 420 I ran 25% of A N nutrients connoisseur a&b full line . Never had to worry about the ph it started at 5.45-5.6 and sit back and wait for the rise in ph was real slow . It was just too expensive to run them ! The reason for the ph it’s there ph perfect nutrients.
Stuff sounds too good to be true. PH is a bitter baby mama from a precious relationship. I’m trying to make it work with her but she being a bitch. Hopefully next week goes smooth.


I'm pretty sure you don't need cal-max with the bloom, unless you add silica. I would dillute to 1.4-1.5 and keep an eye on the lower leaves for signs of potassium deficiency. If your pH swings up drastically or the deficiency presents, you should dump, and refill with bloom only nutes.
Even with RO water I won’t need Cal-Max? Dirty Girl got diluted down to 760ppm and 1.6 EC, PH 5.6. Shorty got 500ppm 1.0 EC also 5.6PH. Lights we’re suppose to come on but I changed the water on both girls and shut the lights off, 24 hours of darkness starts now. Forgot to snap a pic of Shortys roots but here’s Dirty Girl
 

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iNeedMeds

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Even with RO water I won’t need Cal-Max? Dirty Girl got diluted down to 760ppm and 1.6 EC, PH 5.6. Shorty got 500ppm 1.0 EC also 5.6PH. Lights we’re suppose to come on but I changed the water on both girls and shut the lights off, 24 hours of darkness starts now. Forgot to snap a pic of Shortys roots but here’s Dirty Girl
Not with the bloom mixture. I ran the numbers, and it already has enough calcium.
 

HungDaddy

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gonna see if I have it written down when exactly I started adding cal-max. Might have been when my girls started showing issues. 12 more hours and I get to see how they responded to last nights batches. Question about cloning, this was my first time cloning. They been standing y’all yesterday now today just the fan leaves are wilted, the growth part and main stem is standing tall, this kinda stuff normal? Since it’s day 3 today I opened the vents VERY little to start introducing air. I put the RH/TEMP meter in there to see what’s going on in the dome.
 

West Hippie

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Thought you’d like this thread by the founder of 420 . It’s where I get help Thanks to @stoneotter
 

HungDaddy

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About 6 days and no roots, RH is between 90-99 temp 70-76. The fan leaves are wilted but the rest is still perked up. 1 vent is completely open. The other 2 are sealed. Day 4 of 12/12 on the girls, I did LST dirty girl A couple days ago, I lost count of how many shoots she has now. Once the stretch is done she’s gonna be a fatty. I’ll post pictures a little later when the lights come on. Doesn’t seem like any new deficiencies are popping. Water is falling, ppm and ec falling PH rising, CannaGods keep things going smooth. Hopefully these clones perk back up fully too.
 

HungDaddy

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heres a couple pics before lights off, Shorty is doing much better and Dirty Girls shoots I LSTd are all shooting back up, creeping up on the end of day 5 since 12/12. First pic is the top of both girls, the second is a snap of under Dirty Girls skirt
 

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HungDaddy

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Well, the clones didn’t make it. Stems all mushy and moldy. Decided to trash them and try a bubble cloner. I stalked a few pages on here and made one. Bought a plastic bin at Walmart for $2, bought those foam rockets from the dollar store and cut them make inserts, and I had 2 air pumps laying around so I have 2 10 gallons pumps and 2 air stones going in there. Painted the lid to block light and taped the bottom. I read that you don’t need a dome, just set it and forget it. I did the usual 45 degree cut scraped the sides and dipped in Clonex. Used RO water with a few drop of super thrive. They are going on 14 hours now, if this doesn’t work I’m building a damn aerocloner. They are starting to twist a little but still look good. Biggest issue was mixed information about stem being in water or above the water, I left mine in the water. Any of you guys have a preference base on trial and error?
 

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Silverfox125

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My cloning set up would make most if not everyone here laugh. Maybe even more than my butterfly microscope :19:

but it’s effective. I use rapid rooters. A generic tote with a low light led attached to the top. Easy to keep it humid in there.


I so far have around a 80% success rate.

good luck. I hope you find a set up that works for you.:high-five:
 

InTheShed

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InTheShed

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That's why I posted it! It worked best with water in the mid 60ºF range, and I would throw in a bit of H2O2 every few days to keep the water clean. No nutes, no measuring.
 

HungDaddy

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Almost 4 days on the clones, no nubs or roots, but they standing up now no wilting. Dirty Girl and Shorty are getting BIG, stretching real nice and getting wide too. Almost 9 days since 12/12 and no pistils yet. From what I do see checking both girls I’m afraid they both might be males, very heart breaking. But that’s the gamble you take with bag seeds. From what I been reading tho crossed stipules may be a sign of female which Dirty Girl has so I’ll keep my fingers crossed. I seem to finally gotten the PH in control. *knock on wood* Every day when lights come on PH is at 6.1-6.2 I’ll drop her down to 5.8. Water,PPM and EC all falling only PH rising so I think it’s smooth sailing. I use the tube holders as a marker to see how much my water level drops. I fill you the bottom of the suction cup and the next day when lights come on this is how much Dirty girl is drinking in the picture. No new deficiencies popping up. But what is crazy is the EC and PPM are lower then everything I been reading and they are doing good, under 600ppms. I’ll post a picture of the data. I haven’t changed the water on both I just been topping off with 700ppm PHd water and it’s still dropping. This coming Monday will be 2 weeks so I’ll probably just change it then.
 

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West Hippie

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West Hippie

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So what are some ways you guys successfully stored seeds long term?
Mines been in the egg spot in the door 33-38 degrees for over six years . This year was the first time I didn’t get my candy kush to pop . Gibberelich acid if I spelled it right ordered some to see if it helps them pop !
 
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