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My DWC Deep Water Culture

YardDog35

Plant of the Month Winner - December 2011
Just joined up, referred from another site. Good to see some familiar folks here:goodjob:


Could not have done this without MC and Rosemans threads.


My AK fem on 12/20/09...14 days ago:



As of today



haha that's a full size Bic.

The roots at 12/26/09



And today...8 days later




And this little girl (hopefully, bagseed) on 12/20/09...so cute



And today



She finally found the bottom of that big ass bucket of the Waterfarm



Really enjoying the growth of these. Giving them half strength nutes right now. Following the GH Flora Nova feeding schedule since I had both Nova veg and bloom on hand.

Growing under 6500k cfl's right now. 6 23w for the "unknown" and 4 23w for the AK.

That's all for now, I will keep things updated. Any advice is well appreciated, especially on feeding.

Later:439:
 
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JonnyBtreed

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Re: Hi all! My dwc...Deep Water Culture

Awesome man, I love the DIY, and I know your gonna love the waterfarm. That thing produces monsters!
 

ol hippy

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Re: Hi all! My dwc...Deep Water Culture

Nice start now hold on for the fun !! :peace:
 

Chevyman

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Re: Hi all! My dwc...Deep Water Culture

Very nice yard dog. i'll be watchin this one. they look real healthy though. keep doin whatever your doing.
 

Tulip

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Re: Hi all! My dwc...Deep Water Culture

yarddog!
please go to INTRODUCE YOURSELF and start a new thread there too.

I am glad you are here, and you will be too, it is so hospitable and peaceful here.
 

YardDog35

Plant of the Month Winner - December 2011
Re: Hi all! My dwc...Deep Water Culture

Posted up in the "intro" section, I'm legit now:439:

I will do some more searching on this but I will ask here anyway. When should I start to give them "full" nutes? Going half right now which is: 5ml ForoNova, 1ml Floralicious, and 10ml Florablend. I'm tempted to go full next res change (Wed. night) but don't want to jump the gun.

Thanks for the great comment's all, much appreciated:ganjamon:
 

Topher89

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Re: Hi all! My dwc...Deep Water Culture

Nutrients are not my strong point, but here is what most people can attest to.

day 1-7 - Nothing but PH water.
Day 7-14 - Either just PH'd water or 1/4 strength.
14-28 - Here is when you increase by how your plant reacts. Keep it slow, and add more weekly to get your plant accustom to the higher level of nutrients. If you can get a PPM meter, it would help alot. Stick it in the Res and it tells you the total amount in there.... Basically it can show you how much your ladies are using.

I found a PPM meter on Ebay for 15 dollars... And it is a good brand.

It is all about how the ladies react! Good luck!
 

Tulip

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Re: Hi all! My dwc...Deep Water Culture

Those larger plants are ready for full nutes, gradually introduced.

The baby is not ready for any yet.
 

YardDog35

Plant of the Month Winner - December 2011
Day 24

Well here we are on day 24 of these girls lives. Everything seems to be going good, on full nutes now and the plants seem to be loving it.

The AK 48



Almost 15" wide now! Her roots



Topped her 2 days ago...ouch that was hard for me to do, very scary.



Trying my first clone attempt with the topping, built a small dwc box for it





The clone looks like shit now, very dry. I really don't know the time frame when it should look alive. Hopefully she will look alive soon.

On to the other girl, topped her too







Making the transition to flower now. Started 18/8 4 days ago. Set up the cabinet for the 250w hps light. Luckily my apartment is older and the 2 shelves in the cabinet just come right out lol. Went to work yesterday and cut a piece of 3/4" MDF for a new shelf. Flush mounted my 70 cfm bathroom fan.







Temps are holding around 78 with the doors shut...not too bad. For a 250 that light puts out a lot of heat for the cabinet. If only I had $500 to invest in some new grow equipment lol.

Off to buy some KoolBloom today and making the 12/12 switch Monday after the res change. A March harvest sounds great:rollit:
 
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Chevyman

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Re: Hi all! My dwc Deep Water Culture

Hey yarddog. looking good. id give the topped plants a good week to recover before switching to 12/12. also try making a dome for humidity for the clones. it will help. onthe than tha good job. i'll be watching this one. i also topped both of my white rhino plants and didnt have any problems. i actually topped each one twice.
 

YardDog35

Plant of the Month Winner - December 2011
Re: Hi all! My dwc Deep Water Culture

Good point Chevy, didn't think about that. I will give them a week then. I have a dome over the clone now, humidity stays around 60%. Thanks, YD:rollit:
 

YardDog35

Plant of the Month Winner - December 2011
More pics!

Had them out for a refill and misting so shot some more pics. Just a proud poppa that's all.

The AK 48 looking like the topping did not effect her













And the "unknown" in the Waterfarm













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YardDog35

Plant of the Month Winner - December 2011
Re: Hi all! My dwc Deep Water Culture

And VERY proud you should be! Roseman sends REP +
Thanks for the rep Roseman, means a lot. Everything I'm doing is because of your very helpful and informative posts. I don't really have to worry about much because of all the info you have posted. I just do my daily routine with them and so far so good:thanks:
 

ol hippy

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Re: Hi all! My dwc Deep Water Culture

Now thats one nice lookin salad ! Pass the crutons please! I'm almost done with my first hydro grow of AK48s as well! I hope you get more females than I did (1out of 6) just started my last 4 they should be females right, 50% !! Anyhow hope you get all females its a good strain I can't wait to toke one up very soon ! :peace:
 
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