Legalhydro's Grow Journal
Hello!Community! Legalhydro here bringing you my first grow journal! All feedback is greatly appreciated! This is my FIRST ever grow!
Link to the seeds strain lineage/genealogy --> Speedy Gonzales (by Flash Seeds) :: SeedFinder :: Strain Info
Height: 50 / 100 cm
Time to harvest: 65 / 75 days from seed
Harvest: 25 / 45 gr per plant
Flowering: Automatic flowering
Lets fill you in on my setup:
Strain - Ruderalis/Indica/Sativa. Lowryder 2 x Diesel x Great White Shark
# of Plants - 4
Grow Type - Hydro
Grow Stage - Veg (5 days as of this post)
Setup - Recirculating 18 gal DWC tank with a 10 gal chilled reservoir. Top water fed.
Location - Indoor
Water Pumps - Active Aqua submersible 400 GPH (In res tank)
- Smartpond submersible 120 GPH (In grow tank)
Air Pump - Aqua Culture 20-60 gal double outlet air pump w/ 2 14" air stones.
Fan - Bionaire remote control oscillating tower fan
Light - 4 13 watt 2700k CFL bulbs with custom reflectors. (Switching to 600 watt MH in a few days)
Nutrients - HDI Ionic Grow 3-1-5
Medium - Hydroton w/ Rockwool cubes
PPM - Unknown (Ordering meter)
PH - 5.9 (Using GH PH up and down)
RH - 50% to 55%
Room Temperature - 75f to 81f
Solution Temperature - 61f in res tank. 59f in grow tank.
Room - 5 feet by 3 feet
Walls - Covered in tinfoil for now will be switching to flat white paint or some emergency blankets soon
So here's a little more detail about whats going on here. I'm chilling my water with a spare fridge, the res sits in the pull out bottom freezer drawer and the water coming in from the grow tank is dispersed via 4-way sprinkler head. I added the sprinkler head in the tank to spray hard and create mad bubbles in the res tank. I drilled an existing ice maker water line on the back of the fridge to fit my water intake, return, and power cord for pump threw. As far as the grow tank it has a 6-way sprinkler head which feeds each pot with fresh nutes. As for now the grow tank sprinkle head is not turned on, I just have the water from the res pouring in the tank. I will connect the head in about a week or two. The grow room is in a corner of my garage with plenty of air.
Seeds germinated in paper towel for 3 days, with 3 seeds having half inch or better taproot. 1 seed barely cracked but I moved all into the medium. Two seeds I had to help remove the shell as I felt they were stuck. This was done very carefully with a knife and I just kinda gently scrapped the shell off.
Mixed first nutrient solution in yesterday (4 days from germination) I mixed less than 1/4 of recommended solution as I fear nute burn Realized after I did this that it was way too early to add nutes. Thankfully 30 mins after I added the nutes a major leak occurred which flushed out 10 gal of water. I fixed the issue and added 1the same amount of water that had been sitting out for over 24 hours and ph'd it.
7/1/2015 - Started germination
7/3/2015 -Transferred to growing medium
7/4/2015 - First cotyledon leafs appeared, Mixed less than 1/4 of recommend dose. 30 mins later a major leak occurred and flushed 10 gal of water out. Replaced with sterile ph'd water no nutes.
7/5/2015 - Lowered lights 2 inches from top of plant 13watt CFL bulbs)
7/7/2015 - Res. temp at 61f and grow tank at 59f Room temp. 73f and %55 Humidity Ph at 5.9
7/7/2015 - Raised water level from bottom of net pot to where 1/2 inch of water is covering the bottom of the pot.