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First Grow - Aquaponics with SCROG under CFL

AquaGrower

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What strain is it? Two Different Unknown Strains
Is it Indica, Sativa or Hybrid? What percentages? Unknown
Is it in Veg or Flower stage? Flower
If in Veg... For how long? 10 1/2 weeks, 9 1/2 Weeks
If in Flower stage... For how long? 2 1/2 Weeks
Indoor or outdoor? Indoor
Soil or Hydro? Aquaponics
If soil... what is in your mix?
If soil... What size pot?
Size of light? 196 Watts
Is it aircooled? Small Fan
Temp of Room/cab? 79 Degrees
RH of Room/cab? 60 %
PH of media or res? 7
Any Pests ? No
How often are you watering? DWC
Type and strength of ferts used? Canna Substra Vega first and now Canna Substr Flores - 25ml daily of A&B
 

AquaGrower

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AquaGrower

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More bud pics from 8/28
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Full top down view on 8/30
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More bud pics from 8/30
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These two pics are from the little guy I transplanted the day before.
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Little guys roots
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Profile view on 8/31, they're about 1ft tall on the right side. It did a lot of stretching after going into flower
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Top Down View on 8/31
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Close up view of some buds
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Unfortunately I had to switch the little guy back to the cloner because of the shock of moving. Made the discovery today that the ph of the reservoir was around 4.5, luckily the fish are alive after this mistake. I've already started working on slowly getting it back to a more acceptable ph. Everything seems to be growing great though, almost to the fourth week of flower
 

AquaGrower

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Cool. How many fish are in the tub? You have a couple of weeks to go yet by the look of the trichs and buds.

If I remember correctly there is 9 including a plecostomus. I was assuming about the same time line as well but most of the fan leaves have started dying off. I'm worried something is still wrong after the low ph last week
 

Frostbourne

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wow man, this is an awesome journal, and an awesome setup, especially for 200 watts of cfls! can't wait to see your final yield from this, and i hope you post more journals afterwards :thumb:
 

uhewekguilw

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How long did you condition the res before moving your plants in there? Just wondering because I've heard it takes months for enough nutrients to build up in order to sustain a plant through the life cycle. Might be part of the issue along with the drop in ph.
It is pretty cool what you are trying to do! I'm subbed. Best of luck!
GB80
 

AquaGrower

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wow man, this is an awesome journal, and an awesome setup, especially for 200 watts of cfls! can't wait to see your final yield from this, and i hope you post more journals afterwards :thumb:
Thank you, and I hope to be doing many more after this one as well as expanding grow space.

How long did you condition the res before moving your plants in there? Just wondering because I've heard it takes months for enough nutrients to build up in order to sustain a plant through the life cycle. Might be part of the issue along with the drop in ph.
It is pretty cool what you are trying to do! I'm subbed. Best of luck!
GB80
The res was only conditioned for about a week but also had starter bacteria added as well. Took it a few weeks for the cycling to level off but after that everyone was happy.


After thinking about the timeline of events for a little while I believe I may have figured out the issue. About 4 days ago I did a one time feeding of triple what I normally do. I did this because for a couple weeks now I've noticed the lower levels turning yellow and dying off. I know this is normal later on in the flowering stage but it started two weeks into flowering. Thus I believe the increase caused overfeeding while lowering ph and resulted in nute lockout. I did a flush earlier today of most of the res water and refilled with ph'd water, we'll see how they're doing in the morning.
 

AquaGrower

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Today's update:

Top view of the plants, the one on the front left is worrying me because of how it looks. Other one seems to be doing just fine...
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Side View
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Bud Pics
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This is bud pics from the back right plant, definitely a different strain but look to be doing ok compared to the other plant. Thoughts?
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A few of the fish
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David Bowman

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Hope all is well in your world.

Is this grow still alive?

We would love to be updated with some pictures and info.

How about posting a 420 Strain Review?

If you need any help with posting photos, please read our Photo Gallery Tutorial.

I am moving this to Abandoned Journals until we get updates.

Sending you lots of love and positive energy.

:Namaste:
 

AquaGrower

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Hey Everyone,

Sorry about disappearing there for a little, life and a broke phone can get in the way. I have done a harvest on both plants and while no where as much as I'd hoped, because of a few rookie mistakes, it still seems to be great smoke. I don't have a final weight for either yet but will update when I do. They have both since went into regen stage to try a quick turn around for another harvest. I will have to get some of the pictures I'm missing off my old phone but here are some recent ones. The one on the back right ended up being too far gone to regen, but the front left one seems to be coming back good. Luckly I was able to get a clone from the back one and it has since grown and been placed into flowering. I have also started two more seeds about a week ago that are doing amazing, with one more in germination.

Overall view of the setup on 9/25
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Here are a few of the other clones that didn't quite make it on 9/25, they browned out a few days later
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The first seedling to pop out, and currently the biggest. I'm hoping its not a male... 9/25
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This is the first successful clone that I've grown out, all the others have died or part of a male plant and were killed. I must say that its starting off very nicely. 9/25
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Here is my first attempt with regeneration, so far so good and I'm excited
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Here is that first seedling that popped out on the 25th, and it's now October 1st
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And the second one that showed up a day or two after 10/1
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This is the one that I had to pull out because of damage done during flowering, I have a clone of it though, lol
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Here is that clone, doing well and growing fast. 10/1
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Like I said, it's growing really fast at a couple inches a day 10/2
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I'll have some new pics in the next day or two, so many different things going on!
 

AquaGrower

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All new pics from today, all of them look like they are growing very well!

Here is the first seedling and it looks great with a nice root system starting
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Overall the regen looks good, its a crazy thing to watch
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Pretty sure some of this coloring is from a deficiency but I like the color. Took me some time to get them on a regular schedule.
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Here is some close ups of the new green
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These ended up upside down and couldn't get it fixed but...
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This is that second seedling that took a couple days longer to pop out of its shell.
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Now this is a beautiful sight to behold, this clone is doing so well and the roots look fantastic
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AquaGrower

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Its been about three weeks since I updated but here are some progress pics...

Overall view of the main grow still in Veg and doing very well 10/12
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Up close pic of the two newer seeds growing quick! 10/11
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This is a clone of a clone from the one above 10/11
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Look at these roots though!!! 10/13
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Here is the main clone that has grown to about 20 inches so far and has been moved into the main grow room. 10/18
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I've has some amazing results with the nutrient schedule I'm running now. The front left roots still haven't really recovered from before but the plant is slowly growing. Not sure what quality buds I'll be able to get though.
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Quick view of the coming buds on the big clone 10/12
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Overall view of the grow on 10/21, I've added a new 100watt LED light that I had sitting in the garage. seems to be a great addition thus far :)
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A quick little shot of the second clone I sent home with a friend, this cup worked perfectly
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Here is one of the monster leaves from the clone on 10/12
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Look how big and beautiful this leaf is next to the bill!
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Most people have stick figures for their families, I've got pot leaves, lol
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Upside down, but a quick view of the grow on 10/27
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Quick view of the top of the big clone 10/27
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More pics of the buds looking nice from the clone
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Full view of the grow from today, switched out the CFL light hood for two more of the 100watt LED's I had in the garage
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This is a seed I started a while back that had a slow start but is grow thick and beautiful, just moved into the flowering room on 11/1
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This is a recently clone that rooted so well and is growing so fast I've had to clone it again and put it in the flowering room
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Big momma clone is up to 36 inches high 11/2
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This is such a beautiful plant that is soo big for only having vegged for 2 weeks and flowering for 3 weeks
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Lildad90

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Can you make a detailed how to for your set up? Don't want to miss anything. Which 9 fish? What do you feed fish? Assuming that's a 27gal thought tote, what's all connected to it? Did you flower under CFL? I wanted to start a capt style grow using aquaponics and I just want to take as many notes as possible before I finish buying all that I need! Thanks in advance
 
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