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    Re: First Grow Guidance: 400w MH/HPS & Soil

    Hey Harry, +rep for the nice looking grow! I am about 1 week or 10 days ahead of you but we may flower around same time. Nice looking plants man and love the photo-tron for seedlings.

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    Nice looking grow mano. I have a Phototron also ! Woot ! LOL !
    I'm currently using mine to grow a Snow White and I plan to put her clones in it when i sort out my heat problems with my cabinet and 400w hps. I'm working on a inline fan for the hps bulb atm. Anyway...good job and keep doing it !

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    Hah, Boss used to do it all the time....... It was kinda odd that he picked here to post.... Stoner's, gotta love them, great entertainment value.....

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    Day 35 update

    It's day 35 and the plants are chuggin' right along. The tallest are hitting 17 inches and they are staring to bush pretty well.

    I'm facing a dilemma of sorts though. It's getting to the point where I need to transplant into 5 gallon buckets and move to 12/12. I figured it would take longer to veg but the growth rate on this plants are high. I was hoping they would show some signs of sex before I had to transplant them all and waste time and money to transplant a male. I guess I SOL on that unless they show signs soon. If I just wait, they might be 24+ inches before I transplant and go 12/12 and I would end up with 6 foot plants, which I don't think I want. I thinking 4.5'-5'. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

    I would like to take some clones but the plants are not showing any signs of sex yet. Should I take a clone from each plant now and use the ones that are female for my next grow or should I wait until I flip, then take clones and reveg? Any opinions?

    And without further delay, some pics!!







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    Re: First Grow Guidance: 400w MH/HPS & Soil

    Quote Originally Posted by 4twenty4all View Post
    Hey Harry, +rep for the nice looking grow! I am about 1 week or 10 days ahead of you but we may flower around same time. Nice looking plants man and love the photo-tron for seedlings.
    Thanks 4t4! I hope to incorporate that into what I'm doing with clones and seedlings. It's not really large enough for much else. I might could keep a mother in there with a little effort and pruning. I'll be keeping an eye on your grow.


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    Nice looking grow mano. I have a Phototron also ! Woot ! LOL !
    I'm currently using mine to grow a Snow White and I plan to put her clones in it when i sort out my heat problems with my cabinet and 400w hps. I'm working on a inline fan for the hps bulb atm. Anyway...good job and keep doing it !

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    Thanks man, as are yours. Your tron is one of larger/newer models. That is really nice. I wish I had bought a larger one back then but I was barely able to afford the little one. Maybe I'll finally be able to make some good use out of it.

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    Update Day 41

    Well, I've completed my new "poor man's" veg room using 6 mil B/W Poly, Gorilla tape, cardboard and staples. Total cost = $50 not including ventilation. It's in a corner so I only had to construct two sides. The room is approximately 5x7. I'll be keeping my 400w MH and Phototron in there. I'll vent with a 5" inline duct fan.



    I've transplanted into 5 gallon buckets, moved to the 600w HPS and they never even slowed down.

    The plants are 20"+ and my plan is to take clones and move to 12/12 tomorrow.

    I'm would certainly like to see all females but I know that isn't gonna happen. I'm hoping for the best. Four would be great, Three would be nice. two would not make me happy and one or less would be a disaster. Please send good vibes my way.

    Sorry for the color issues but under HPS, what are you gonna do? I've color corrected as best as I could. Looks like many good budding sites there.





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    Re: First Grow Guidance: 400w MH/HPS & Soil

    looking really nice harry. Keep up the good work!

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    Looking good Harry, keep it up my friend. I'll stay tuned to see how they turn out

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    looks great! good luck with the grow

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    Re: First Grow Guidance: 400w MH/600w HPS & Soil

    Harry, your babies are looking good.. I am noticing that the leaves are a bit skinnier then I remember which could be more sativa then originally thought.. You may end up with a monster or two. Let's hope for lots of females....

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    looking nice
    when do you plan to switch to 12/12

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    Thanks for all the good vibes everyone. I've got both fingers and toes crossed in hopes of many ladies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Be IRIE View Post
    I am noticing that the leaves are a bit skinnier then I remember which could be more sativa then originally thought.. You may end up with a monster or two.
    Well, you could be right about that. I'm 99% sure the seeds came from some outdoor strain. I do remember the MJ having a distinct Indica smell and taste though. Maybe they will only double in size. I do have 8 ft ceilings.

    Quote Originally Posted by shaggy_420 View Post
    looking nice
    when do you plan to switch to 12/12
    I'm flipping to 12/12 today, which is day 42 into veg. I'll update this thread when they start showing signs of sex. Hopefully, within the next 10 days.

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    Very nice Harry Red. I hope you get as many females as possible. Everyone looks healthy and happy!!

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    Re: First Grow Guidance: 400w MH/600w HPS & Soil

    looks awsome harry, just a question, is that a layer of perlite on top of the soil? is this to prevent molds growing on the soil?

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    Re: First Grow Guidance: 400w MH/600w HPS & Soil

    Thanks NoLogo,

    Yep, that's perlite. I was having problems with fungus gnats and that was one of the things I used to slow 'em down. I read where sterile white aquarium sand was best but I didn't have that available. If I get another outbreak, I plan on getting some Diatomaceous Earth and sprinkling that on the top to cut them little suckers to pieces.

    I also used a small piece of pool dunks (BTI) diluted in the water and used that to treat the soil, which is said to be an organic approach. I used yellow sticky fly traps for the adults. They are all pretty much gone now, except for the occasional straggler.

    Harry

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