Verb’s DIY Mini 1 Gallon DWC, Tangerine Dream Auto, Mainlining Experiment

Verbalist

Grow Journal of the Month: Feb 2022
Verbalist’s dream, a Tangerine Dream!

:ciao:Welcome!:ciao:
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~ Tangerine Dream auto by Barney’s Farm ~
Tangerine Dream is a mostly sativa feminized cross between Nevilles Haze A5 and G-13. The THC level reaches 23%, and the CBD level is 1.8%.The plant has a modest size of 90-100 cm. It develops strong colas and side branches overflowing with large fat buds.

It is recommended to support branches in the last weeks of flowering. After about 65 days, a 500g/m2 crop will appear. Tangerine Dream from Barney's Farm grows equally well indoors and outdoors. In the Northern climate, the harvest will be by the end of October. The effect of Smoking is cerebral, long-lasting and ultimately relaxing. This is a fast and powerful hit! The smoke has a citrus taste and aroma.
Type: Sativa x Indica
Genetics: G13 x Neville's A5 Haze
Yield: 500gr/m2Height: medium
Flowering Time: 70 days
Harvest time: end of October
THC: 25% CBD: 1.8%

Family Tree:
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Howdy!
Had one left over seed and wanted to test something interesting this time. So whats better than DIY dwc system for a micro growery! :cool:
I’ll be using mostly the 60x40cm cabinet and depending how big she gets I might move her to flower inside the tent.

First let’s get to the mini DWC setup:
  • The bucket I’m using is 1 gallon ”berry bucket”.
Full capacity is 5L when filled to the top, but we’re runnin roughly 2L of solution so we’re ~1.5inches below the net cup.
  • 8" Air stone tubed to BOYU’s 240L/h air pump
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Hole for 4" net cup & and inserted hooks on the lid for easier LST.
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Made the scale to check the water level. LOL bucket looks lil ugly, duct tape all over the place :laugh: I’ll cover the edges with mylar film later when it arrives.
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And runnin!
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Rest of the setup/rig:
- Lighting: 45W Corn LED, 2x 100W LED panels, 250W HPS and probably Mars TS 1000 later in flower.
- 60x40x140cm Cabinet without air venting. Ive an exhaust drill on the door and I’ll be only using small clip fans to circulate air inside the cabinet. Prob opening the door that many times per day so the air wont stay too stagnant.
- Nutrient linear is still completely open. GHE bottles are almost empty and been thinking about @Remo Nutrients

Germination 12/31/2021 - 1/2/2022

Soaked and buffered Jiffy7 coco peat and hydroton in 6pH solution mixed with Hydroguard, Root booster and Seaweed/Kelp extract.
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Only couple days later
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And later she was transplanted into DWC net cup when cots opened.


:goodluck: The plan:goodluck:
First Main-Lining experiment! And before you say anything, yes I do know its an autoflower. But this microgrowery is more like an experimental test how well I manage to combine hydro growing and sucha aggressive pruning.
If everything goes smooth and I manage to keep her small enough to fit in 1.75x2 cabinet it could turn into a grow’n’show.

First Main-lining takes place as soon as 4th node has fully opened and 3rd set nodes are at least half an inch long.
I’m aiming for 8 potential colas, but will see how long she stays in veg.

As she gets bigger and starts to drink more like 1-3L per day, then Ive to consider moving her into 10L (2.5gallon) bucket. Hopefully we can keep it small, neat and simple!


Next up couple pics from the first two weeks:
 

Verbalist

Grow Journal of the Month: Feb 2022
Tangerine Dream auto 1/2/2022 emerged:
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Tangerine Dream auto 1/3/2022 - Cots open!
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Tangerine Dream auto 1/4/2022 - Day 1:
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Tangerine Dream auto 1/6/2022 - Day 3:
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Tangerine Dream auto 1/10/2022 - Day 7 / end of the first week:
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~ 2nd week ~

Tangerine Dream auto 1/12/2022 - Day 9:
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Day 10:
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Day 11:
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Day 11 / Cabinet were little empty :ganjamon:
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Verbalist

Grow Journal of the Month: Feb 2022
I'm in :popcorn:
Wishing you great success mate:thumb:
Thanks Paul!
Scissor finger itching to prune her already :D

Just harvested my G-13 photo! Excited to see her in an auto mix!

:popcorn:
Gz on harvest Krissi!! I’ll be later on your side. Ive a lot to catch up with. Again. Lol :laugh:

Oh you know I'm in! Wouldn't want to miss it!!!!
Thanks brother :)
If I nail this first experiment then I’ll most likely guad or main-line the next plants (still having a dillema to choose between NL or GG#4) :laugh2:

As you already found here, I’d like to summon the rest of the fam, mates and buddies! Come help and learn. All the feedback is appreciated.
@StoneOtter @FelipeBlu @Bill284 @LKABudMan @West Hippie @Braddah Waiheesohai @Cola Monster @Growings @Tokin Roll @farside05 @cjsbabygirl313 @Ljb1 @stinker @bluter and if I forgot someones name, blame the weed.


And update/wraup up of the 2nd week:

Ive changed the solution couple times already and the current reservoir has:
- 0.5ml/l GHE Micro
- 0.5ml/l GHE Bloom
- 0.25ml/l GHE Grow
- 0.5ml/l Canna Magnesium
- 1.5ml/l GHE Fulvic
- 0.5ml/l Hydroguard

TDS: 470ppm / EC: 0.9

Rooties at day 12:
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Two nights ago don’t know what happened but reservoir pH had fallen down to 4.2!!!! Yikes! :sorry:
She looked like this and growled whole day. I guess there was some micro nutrient tox/excess due the low pH. Fortunately roots were all goodie and white as baby jesus.
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Today 1/17 at day 14 she looks much happier again.
Trying to avoid all these stumbling blocks to not stunt her too much when its time to main-line.
healthy plant = more likely to succeed. :thumb:
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Maybe one more pic when lights go out for the end of succesful 2nd week!


More detailed updates comming. Stay tuned! ….And medicated! :48:


- V

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LKABudMan

Nug of the Month: March 2022 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2022 - Plant of the Month: April 2022
Thanks for the tag @Verbalist love the DIY setup and very interested in how this experiment turns out. I will be trying mainlining with my next grow, albeit with photo plants :) Looks like in that picture she is almost ready for her first topping.

Happy Growing.
 

FelipeBlu

Member of the Month: Dec 2021
Hey Verb

Are you able to see the water level through the bucket - or - are you able to see the measurements from inside the bucket?

If either, you might want to tape or paint the bucket - or otherwise block the light from getting through.
 

Verbalist

Grow Journal of the Month: Feb 2022
Always blame the weed :blunt:
Always :19:

Thanks for the tag @Verbalist love the DIY setup and very interested in how this experiment turns out.
Thanks & hopefully fine :) Would be cool to get a real grow’n’show round with hydro.
I will be trying mainlining with my next grow, albeit with photo plants :) Looks like in that picture she is almost ready for her first topping.
Sounds interesting! With photos youve got lot of more time to veg them into the desired shape.
Also take notes from my mistakes as I start her surgery operation.
And yes if the 4th pair of leaves opens tomorrow, then I’ll be giving her the first topping.

Yo Verb! :48:

Jeez, what time do you people get up?
:laugh2:
Evening Blü!
Its 9:30pm here wbu :laugh2:

Hey Verb

Are you able to see the water level through the bucket - or - are you able to see the measurements from inside the bucket?

If either, you might want to tape or paint the bucket - or otherwise block the light from getting through.
Heh I’ll try to explain you best as I can :D
The bucket did penetrate light for a bit, so had cover the lid and edges with tinfoil and duct tape.
As the dwc runs, lid and plant on it, by then wont be able to see the water level. BUT when lifting the lid and light hits the water surface it creates the shadow and then I can see the water level from outside.
Double checked the bucket for light leaks and it seem to be light proof enough. At least roots are looking super happy and growing mad fast.
 

Verbalist

Grow Journal of the Month: Feb 2022
Such things you're doing to an auto! I'm definitely in!
U gotta try everything! :surf:
This experiment could be success! Don’t really care if I don’t yield much from thisone.
 

Braddah Waiheesohai

Photo of the Month: Dec 2021 - Nug of the Month: April 2022
Howzit my braddah?! Love a tangie, had mixed success with barneys in the past but all their new stuff looks fire. Stoked to see how your experiments turn out.
 

Bill284

Member of the Month: March 2021; April 2022 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2021; Aug 2022 - Plant of the Month: Nov 2021 - Member of the Year: 2021
Hey @Verbalist hope you are well my friend.
Thanks for the tag.:popcorn:
Looks like missed a lot already. :nomo:


Stay safe
Bill
 

Verbalist

Grow Journal of the Month: Feb 2022
Woo hoo, 1st page.
Next goal last page hehe.

Cheers for the tag
You do very well Sir, looking good as usual :cool:

:Namaste:
Thanks Growings! Hows your growings?? Haven’t seen any updates lately.

Howzit my braddah?! Love a tangie, had mixed success with barneys in the past but all their new stuff looks fire. Stoked to see how your experiments turn out.
Gud fam trust.
I haven’t never smoked tangerine berore so really wanting to see those sativa effects!



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Update 1/18/2022

Hello! So decided that 15th day is the first day for the surgery. Had smoke couple encouragement-bowls before I dared to take scissors :laugh:

Took couple mesurements before the pruning.
4.5" height

9" width


Before main-lining:

After 1st main-line


What yall folks think about those three fingered leaves below? Should I cut them off as well and leave the first real leaves only?
I figured theres not much foliage left so she possibly could benefit right now from one more pair of leaves(?)
…Or do they retard the growth as those leaves not having nodes anymore?
:thanks:


Now she having close to perfect environments to recover!
Cabinet temp: 24C
Humidity: 65%
Reservoir temp: 18C
And around 400ppm at steady 5.9pH

And 45W corn LED ~6 inches above - she looks to love that spectrum.


Thanks for stoppin!
:48:

- Verb
 
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