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ItsTheWaters 1000W MH/HPS Light Mover Grow

ItsTheWater

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Alright, I've been a long time lurker and a majority of my learning has come from here or my bible. Hopefully it is up to par for you fine gentlemen as I have never grown anything in my life. Well, unless you count crystals on charcoal back in like 3rd grade. ^_^

So this is my first grow, 100% medical. I have two rooms going right now, one for veg (4x4 box with a 8 bulb t5 panel) and my flowering tent. This journal will be more about the flowering and less about the veg. I had a SCRoG set up built but my roommate (who is no longer my roommate) decided that since I wasn't going to be home for another 2 days he would take it down and go LST tying. I didn't really want to go tie down but whatever. We're here now, I'll SCRoG my next one.

A little background:
I started this grow with my roommates who are also medical and it turned into my grown alone. Granted it's all my $$ in it :thumb:

Just so I don't step on toes.

What strain is it?
Well, it started as many, now there are a few left. Trainwreck, Purple Erkle, Skywalker, Blue Dream, Green Crack, ICE, White Widow, and Lemon Kool-Aid.

LK-A, Trainwreck, PE, Green Crack, and ICE are what's left in for now.

Is it Indica, Sativa or Hybrid? What percentages?
A little bit of everything, my next grow will be 100% indica grow. Willies Wonder...WOOO

Is it in Veg or Flower stage?
You will be seeing a majority of just my flower room. Maybe I'll throw my veg in eventually.

If in Veg... For how long?
They vegged for 30 days

If in Flower stage... For how long?
They just went to sleep after day 46 of flower in their 8x4x7 home.

Indoor or outdoor?
Indoor!

Soil or Hydro?
Soil

If soil... what is in your mix?
Fox Farms Ocean Forest with perlite mix.

If soil... What size pot?
We're at 7.5gals for flowering

Size of light?
1000w HPS right now, vegged under 1000w MH at first

Is it aircooled?
It was for a long time. Then I started needing the temperature to go up more. Gotta love unpredictable PNW weather patterns.

Temp of Room/cab?
Flower room stays between 70(night)-85(day) degrees.

RH of Room/cab?
RH of flower room stays between 30-50% 24 hours a day. Dehumidifier is adjusted accordingly.

PH of media or res?
6.5 was the last I checked

Any Pests ?
Fucking spider mites. If you've gotten this far and wondered why plants have been removed, this is why... Sanitary environment < BORGS

How often are you watering?
Every ~1.5days they get about 1/3-1/2 gallon of water with every 3-4 water cycles bringing nutrients.

Type and strength of ferts used?
Fox Farms (Can you tell I'm new by brand loyalty?) full line up, Grow Big in veg, Tiger/Big bloom for flower. They've all been fertilized with normal feedings.

I'm going to slowly add pictures to this, obviously I have to play catch up. With work, school, and the garden, I'm quite the busy guy.

Alright, this first set is from 4/4/11; 4 days into 12/12 cycle

 

ItsTheWater

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Well, now that I am pretty much up to date with my photolog, I guess I could tell the story of how 5 of my 11 had to be taken out.

Blue Dream #1 ended up being a male, he was beaten to death in my garage accordingly.

White Widow ended up having a really bad case of nutrient lockup (from previous roommate who is no longer with us) that stunted its growth. That led to it catching a one way ticket down the road to early harvestville. The plant was going to take way more work than it was worth so we cut our losses and had a batch of hella premature bud. 7g dry weight.

Skywalker crashed and burned from being too hot. S/He hermied about 4 weeks in due to over heating being so close to the dehumidifier. Early harvestille, population 2 plants now. 22g dry weight.

Blue Dream #2 got overwhelmed by spider mites as well. These were the non-BORGed version of these suckers prior to floramite but the damage was so significant overnight, we decided to sacrifice her to save the rest of the crop. 27g dry weight.

Lastly, and I refuse to lose any more because of them, the spider mites took out Purple Erkle #1. Our bathtub had been cracked/repaired by the previous owners and so needless to say, it recracked and had to be replaced. The bathroom is attached to the Master Bedroom/grow room and I'm thinking in the hustle and bustle of it getting removed/replaced, the mites came for a visit. They overpopulated fast and after trying a little bit of everything from ladybugs, neem, azamax, no tolerance, SNS 217, and finally Floramite SC we had to budge. They seemed under control after the Floramite SC treatment, but as research shows, sometimes that shit'll create BORGS. And it did. I'm finally finishing out taking care of these BORGS with some stuff I found called liquid ladybug(Highly recommended). PE#1 is currently drying.
 

DL-Toker

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ItsTheWater said:
Finally getting a chance to get last nights photos up. Kinda sad I have gotten almost zero feedback. Oh wells...

5/16/11
ItsTheWater: dude, I can't speak to the lack of feedback, but for what it's worth, you inspired me to register so I could tell you how awesome your grow looks! I've been lurking for a good while, decided I finally needed to take the next step.

Whether anyone else ever comments on your grow or not, 'Water, please do be aware that it's awesome. I'm impressed and more than a bit jealous ;-)

It seems like some grows pull huge attention/feedback and others don't. Not sure why. Either way, I'm sure there are legions of lurkers out there watching and learning. Until today, I was one of them!

Good for you for posting, and thanks for taking the effort to put together a really well-documented journal. Best of luck going forward! I've been following you already but am now subbed and looking forward to some sick nug shots! :tokin:
 

ItsTheWater

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ItsTheWater: dude, I can't speak to the lack of feedback, but for what it's worth, you inspired me to register so I could tell you how awesome your grow looks! I've been lurking for a good while, decided I finally needed to take the next step.

Whether anyone else ever comments on your grow or not, 'Water, please do be aware that it's awesome. I'm impressed and more than a bit jealous ;-)

It seems like some grows pull huge attention/feedback and others don't. Not sure why. Either way, I'm sure there are legions of lurkers out there watching and learning. Until today, I was one of them!

Good for you for posting, and thanks for taking the effort to put together a really well-documented journal. Best of luck going forward! I've been following you already but am now subbed and looking forward to some sick nug shots! :tokin:
Dude, thank you so much. I cannot express enough how nice that makes me feel. I'm gonna roll a fat one and toke it to your honor with my homies tonight. :rasta:
 

DL-Toker

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ItsTheWater said:
Dude, thank you so much. I cannot express enough how nice that makes me feel. I'm gonna roll a fat one and toke it to your honor with my homies tonight. :rasta:
Funny, I did something similar yesterday with some big bong hits myself...here's to the day when it's safe to get together and pass the fatties in person :tokin:
 

ItsTheWater

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Funny, I did something similar yesterday with some big bong hits myself...here's to the day when it's safe to get together and pass the fatties in person :tokin:
Hella.

Well, since you in for the long haul, I'll start working on some other stuff for this grow journal. Kinda thinking that I might start working my other room into it as well as I have a feeling this is going to turn into a perpetual harvest almost. Just waiting for my William's Wonder to grow up a little so I can mother her out. ^_^
 

DL-Toker

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Can't wait to see what you put together. Looking forward to some sick bud porn, too! Stay safe and keep up the good work :bong: Yummy buds coming...
 

papatater

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It well pick up get around to postin in other peoples journals the word well get out Great lookin grow and pics :thanks: for posting :peace2:
 
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