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Phaaaze's Multi Strain 1000W HPS Grow 2018

Phaaaze

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Backstory:
Hello, I've been browsing and reading grow journals on this forum for over a year and others for many more.
This is my first time starting a grow journal or joining a forum at all, but I've learned so much from reading on this forum I thought why not see what I can give back and continue to learn. Even if no one reads it, its a great way to keep notes for my next grow and how be able to compare my grow notes with ease.


Need To Know:
Germinated: 9/4/18
Method: Soaked 12hr Then Into Soil
Lighting: Veg 400w MH(19/5) Flower 1000w HPS
Grow Area: 4x4 Gorilla Lite Line Tent
Medium: 60/40 Dr Q Herb Mix & Coco Coir
Nutrients: General Hydroponics FloraSeries
Intake: Bottom Vent Open
Exhaust: 4' Inline Fan
Number of Plants: 1 Gorilla Glue Clone & 18 Seedlings(ATM)


Other Stuff & Random Plans:
I know you probably saw some stuff in the need to know that made you think yeah good luck :laugh: but no as for as intake I have a window swamp cooler right next to the top vent of the tent & the 4' inline fan connected to the cool tube exhausting threw the top vent on the other side of the tent only for veg.
For flowering I will be switching the 4' inline fan to the bottom for intake, putting a 6' inline fan in exhausting cool tube out the top half of the window, and still having the swamp cooler running at 72 in the top vent w two clip on fans.


I'm still undecided on how many plants I want to run I was thinking 5 - 5 gallon smart pots. All the threads I've read say its too much but there also from 2009-2012 so i'm caught between it being outdated and why fix what isn't broke thing. Any input is greatly appreciated.

Pictures: 9/9/18
The Clone & My attempt at canopy training after a kinda failed super crop
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Seedling #8(First To Pop)
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Sorry if its kinda long and for the lack of pictures I have my lights off for another 4 hours. If anyone replies before than ill post an update. If not ill wait 3-4 days and post! Thanks for reading!

 
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Phaaaze

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Pictures from today 9/10/18
GG Clone after failed super cropping and lst. All shoots pointing up and new ones growing!
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Seedling 8 one day after breaking soil!
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Seedling #12 Broke soil overnight!
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Excited to see how this one goes! Thanks for following along!
 
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Lord Jebus

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Interested to see grow in action. Especially the seedlings.
 

Phaaaze

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I in for the show
Glad to have you! Any input on how many to run in the end?!



Picture from a side project unrelated to this journal but I thought they all looked good and deserved some attention!
 

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Lord Jebus

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Thank you! Any advice on how many to run in a 4x4 under HPS? I'm still undecided!
Well where I am you can have 4 plants. Now I'm having 4 in flowering and 4 mother's in the end. I have friends who can pull 1/4 to 1/2 pounds from 4. And some guys grow 25 and do a sea of green. It's all your choice. That's why I'm doing 4 that have been trained and topped into bushes and vertical 1000 watt for max yield from 4.
 

TEXOMAGRASS

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Glad to have you! Any input on how many to run in the end?!



Picture from a side project unrelated to this journal but I thought they all looked good and deserved some attention!
I'm new to this too but, for a normal grow I would follow the 4 square foot per mature plant theory, so 4- 5 gallon containers. Allows room for a little LST. IMO only
 

Phaaaze

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What’s up my friend. Looking kinda tall on that plant.
It is but I got it when it was already about 18" so I tried to super crop it down a but so when i transplant it I will be burying it about 5-6 in up the stem if I don't like how that looks ill take two cuts and veg them for 2-3 weeks and send them into flower.

Well where I am you can have 4 plants. Now I'm having 4 in flowering and 4 mother's in the end. I have friends who can pull 1/4 to 1/2 pounds from 4. And some guys grow 25 and do a sea of green. It's all your choice. That's why I'm doing 4 that have been trained and topped into bushes and vertical 1000 watt for max yield from 4.
What kind of lighting did he use? 1/2 pound would disappoint me considering the area the 1000w and ive seen people pull half bows with 600w !


Side Note On the side project I posted earlier i thought i dimmed my 600 w ballast down to 50% and thought that is why i wasn't having heat issues... WRONG! Its at 100% no heat issues with a open wing reflector but i'm still going to add a exhaust fan and continue to leave it open during at night when i'm home. I'm surprised the light doesn't bother me when i'm sleep.

BTW: I have my lights off during the day while i'm out and stuff so I KNOW nobody i'm not home to give any sort of light leaks!
 
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Phaaaze

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9/14/18 Update

I decided to pull the other 16 seeds. I made the rookie mistake of putting them in my tent with no heating pad and my temps were too low. Roots were showing on most of them.

I germinated 2 Mendos Breath & 2 Alien OG seeds so I'll be running those.(need to update title)

Also I clipped the "super cropped" top because it was so unpleasant on my eyes!
#8
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#12
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Seeds Germinated
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Fixed Top
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TEXOMAGRASS

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I decided to pull the other 16 seeds. I made the rookie mistake of putting them in my tent with no heating pad and my temps were too low. Roots were showing on most of them[/QUOTE]

Okay so we know I am a rookie- I'm curious as to why you pulled those seeds if they were showing roots. I might have missed something along the way here but I thought that would mean that they were germinating and doing what they're supposed to.
 

Phaaaze

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They were put into soil 9/4/18 after being soaked from 12 hours. It was ten days and only 2 had popped so I dug into one and saw it was only still cracked and turning brownish. Dug into another and it was barley a root. So it was a combination of it growing too slow and me have other beans I wanted to grow.
 

TEXOMAGRASS

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They were put into soil 9/4/18 after being soaked from 12 hours. It was ten days and only 2 had popped so I dug into one and saw it was only still cracked and turning brownish. Dug into another and it was barley a root. So it was a combination of it growing too slow and me have other beans I wanted to grow.
Right on. Thanks for the explaining.
 

Phaaaze

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Update Time!!

Well a lot has changed. I've changed bulbs from a 400w Apollo MH to a 400w Phillips MH! I It puts out 3,000 more lumens than the Apollo. Plus I felt the growth was really slow compared to my 600w Apollo bulb dimmed down to 50.

I've also started lst on the GG#1 & there is another branch growing lower in the stalk so hopefully it catches up in two weeks before she goes to her 7 gallon home!

As far as the seedlings #8 & #12 nothing is really changed they grow soooo slow but they're moving along!

Picture Time!

Seedling #8
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Seedling #12
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Last Notes!
I feel S#12 is not doing as well as the #8 but I'm gonna start move it further from the light and reduce the water and see how it goes.
My Goal is 2lbs of quality buds. I will be attempting to mainline 4/5 plants 16 colas each plant. I got the idea from TheFrizz !


Thanks for reading! Again any tips or comments are welcome and encouraged!
 

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Phaaaze

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Big Update! Before I got my hydrometer I thought my Temps we're 72-75F big mistake they were 81-86 :confused: .
Anywho I'm glad to say I got them at a steady 73-75 at the hottest & coolest part of the day.


Lets hope the growth picks up because it's been slowo_O
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Humidity is a little low so, tomorrow I will be looking at ways to increase it just a tad.
 
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