Tead - Indoor - Hempy - Crit+ & OGK - 2014

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Tead

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The vitals:
Genetics:
Dinafem Critical+​
Indica​
BigBud x Skunk​
Dinafem OG Kush​
Mostly Indica​
Lemon Thai / Pakistani x ChemDawg​
Still in cloning stage
Indoor grow
Hempy grow method
Grow medium is 100% perlite
Currently cloning in Veg tent under 250W CF and 2x 25W LED panels
Veg/clone tent temps currently running between 82f and 75f
Outside RH has been running between 97 and 75 - no inside RH measurments
Watering clones daily with 1/2tsp epsom salts at 5.7ph



OGK 1.1.x




Critical+ 1.5.x


Critical+ 1.4.x



Critical+ 1.3.x


Grow area design
 

Obi Wan

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re: Tead - Indoor - Hempy - Crit+ & OGK - 2014

Are you simply exhausting AC tent air into the living space and the cool tube to the outside? Just confirming the mental picture in my head :)

Looking good so far!

/Obi Wan
:Namaste:
 
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Tead

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re: Tead - Indoor - Hempy - Crit+ & OGK - 2014

The cool tube air system is separate from the rest of the grow area.
I did it that way because my chilled AC air doesn't need to be used to cool the light. Cool air is too precious in my outdoor shed, so I try to keep it in the grow area.
I've been able to keep the flower area in the upper 70's. The veg area gets a bit warmer but usually only 81ish and only for a few hours a day.
All in all, it's far from perfect, but is the best I can muster given the options available.
The hot weather should be receding in the coming few weeks and my temperature issues will be much easier to deal with.
It's not in the image, but the veg tent exhausts into the flower area.
I've been planning to get some foam board insulation installed, but have not implemented it yet.
I plan on getting an RH meter. I assume the AC is dropping the RH, but have not hard data on that yet.

Man... this would all be so much and easier if I had the option to do this indoors.
 
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Tead

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re: Tead - Indoor - Hempy - Crit+ & OGK - 2014

First feeding today.
1 gal tap water PH 8.3 set out for 48 hours uncovered.
1/2 tsp MG Bloom Booster (ummm because the grow shop near me moved as I just discovered....)
1/2 tsp CalMag
2 drops Super Thrive
PH'd to 5.7

Since this is the first feeding, I flushed them with a lot of the mix in order to push out the older water. I went thru the entire gallon.

I have some old nutes, but I don't want to use them since they're over a year old.
I'll be getting some new nutes soon.
 

Obi Wan

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re: Tead - Indoor - Hempy - Crit+ & OGK - 2014

I completely understand having to work with what you've got. Nicely executed plan, man.

/Obi
:peace:
 
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Tead

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re: Tead - Indoor - Hempy - Crit+ & OGK - 2014

Thanks. Some day it will all be better, but that day is a ways off. I have some plans... but one never knows how the future plays out.
I really would like to build a large wooden shed with a nice cement floor and a good layer of insulation in place.
A tin shed will work (ish) for today.
 

Obi Wan

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re: Tead - Indoor - Hempy - Crit+ & OGK - 2014

I used to work on my motorcycle carburetors frequently. There is a method to measure the fuel level inside the float bowl that uses some clear fuel line run up the side of the bowl to visually see the fuel level. I've been toying with a modified hempy bucket design idea that would similarly provide a visual cue as well as drainage.

Brownie points for trying out the hose idea. I love homebrew tech and diy :)

Sometimes it works. Sometimes it does not or is just too clunky or inefficient. The journey is always good.

Keep on keepin' on.
/Obi-Wan
:peace:
 

Obi Wan

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re: Tead - Indoor - Hempy - Crit+ & OGK - 2014

I have smaller perlite as well. 1/4 hole has been sufficient.

/Obi
 
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Tead

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re: Tead - Indoor - Hempy - Crit+ & OGK - 2014

I re-visited the 1/2 tube bucket this morning to flush the medium some more.
I found that I had MUCH less perlite flowing out the hole. Almost none.
Since I'll be collecting the outflow in a container, I can easily deal with any perlite that does flow out.
I'm good with the 1/2 hole and hose configuration.
I did put together another bucket this morning and went with the more traditional 1/4in hole. Tried some airline tubing with it... clogged too easily.
 
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Tead

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re: Tead - Indoor - Hempy - Crit+ & OGK - 2014

RH meter acquired!
My Flower area is at 50%. The outside air is 68%. I'm pretty happy with that. I'll check the veg area when the lights come on tonight.
It's extra nice to know.
Nice find at my local Home Depot. Under $10 and has a 24hr high/low on both temps and RH.
I also picked up a brass fitting I'm going to try on my next hempy pot.
 
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Tead

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re: Tead - Indoor - Hempy - Crit+ & OGK - 2014

Busy morning....
Flushing new hempy buckets:
I think I prefer the larger hole. You get a lot more perlite out the hole when flushing, but the speed of flow and the ability to easily connect a drain hose are real attractions for me.
I'm using MG perlite. It has those damn little liquid balls of fertilizer in it. I've fished out all the ones I can find.
The MG perlite also has some real small stuff in it that forms sludge in the bottom of the buckets. I rinsed the perlite well before I put it in the hempy bucket.
I now have 2 buckets all set up and ready to go. I'll need to flush them one more time with PH5.8 water before I put the clones in them.​

Sunburn?
I believe I gave them some sunburn the other day when I fed them. It's one plant, so I don't think I burned them with nutes. When I was taking the photos, I put them in the sun to get the best photos. I'll not be doing that again. She will probably get culled from the herd. I really only have room for 3 of them anyway.
New RH Meter

Just for reference... it's showing the last 12 hrs of my Veg Cabinet.Crit+ 1.5.x


Crit+ 1.4.x


Crit+ 1.3.x

OGK 1.1.x
 
You don't want too big of a drain on hempy, cause the water coming out of drain is what helps pull more oxygen deep down into medium. If water flows out too fast, it won't have that suction. Can't wait to see what goodness grows out of your buckets