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    I dont know if its still relevant but i put one in a five gallon bucket and two in and 18 gallon.

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    I'm looking at doing just that. I realize I'm basically sharing less than 2 gallons per plant in this set up. I will go to 5 gallons for all. Seems to be the easiest.
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    1st attempt at DWC hydro but

    Update.
    So, I have been challenged with some issues the past few days but I seem to have it under control. As you can see, all the girls were dealing with paling/ yellowing but I did provide more nutes..I'm averaging 700-900ppm... and it seems to be helping.
    Good news is they are getting greener and fuller today. I was actually amazed at some of the growth just from overnight.



    So if you zoom in you can see better each plant but all are doing better.
    Middle plant is finally growing the beginnings of a solid root system. She is my only seed plant- other 3 are clones which brings me to my questions.
    Any suggestions on trimming these? No idea with hydro. I'm having space issues so thinking of keeping these in veg for a while longer but not sure about that either as 3 are spreading pretty quick and I can see crowding issues happening. Any thoughts on that and if I need to transplant these and when....
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    Re: 1st attempt at DWC hydro but

    Hey quick question how often do you chanhe your resevoir? It looks like you have some ph issues or calmag issues on those plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illizm775 View Post
    Hey quick question how often do you chanhe your resevoir? It looks like you have some ph issues or calmag issues on those plants.

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    These girls have been recovering from a major calmag issue and are getting their color back. the middle one is the only one with major issues still but she is finally getting roots- took forever but they are finally coming and I expect her to improve greatly in the next week or so once the roots really take hold.



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    Update. I have been slowly feeding a little more nutes to see if there is an optimum level. So far 900ppm is working well so looking at upping as they get healthier.
    The middle girl really grow some roots last night. They all have but she is most concerning and looks like she is on the mend.





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    Looking great since you boosted your nutes. Your plants are much healthier.

    I have the same problem with yellowing leaves. My dwc is a hybrid witch soil and leca pellets. The nutes is canna flower soil. Don't know the pH, busted my probe. Haven't any way of measuring the nutes. But they are also looking better.




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    Looking great since you boosted your nutes. Your plants are much healthier.

    I have the same problem with yellowing leaves. My dwc is a hybrid witch soil and leca pellets. The nutes is canna flower soil. Don't know the pH, busted my probe. Haven't any way of measuring the nutes. But they are also looking better.




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    I remember seeing a video about how to check ph with household stuff. Might be worth googling. Thank you! Yes!!! Looking much better. Nutes and watching that ph. Would really like to see how far I can take the nutes but not sure they can handle it. We will see!!!
    Soil and leca pellets? Interesting. I have some Rockwool but mostly just river rocks. Work well.
    The only real question I have is the growth time- these girls are slow. I know a lot of that is my fault but still thought they would outgrow my soil grow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeytv View Post
    I remember seeing a video about how to check ph with household stuff. Might be worth googling. Thank you! Yes!!! Looking much better. Nutes and watching that ph. Would really like to see how far I can take the nutes but not sure they can handle it. We will see!!!
    Soil and leca pellets? Interesting. I have some Rockwool but mostly just river rocks. Work well.
    The only real question I have is the growth time- these girls are slow. I know a lot of that is my fault but still thought they would outgrow my soil grow.


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    They should grow double the size in DWC than soil. I have 2 mother's that started veg on 9/16 flipped to flower 2 weeks ago. This is last night's pic now this is a Afghan Kush that has been in veg since 4 weeks ago. I just flipped her 6 or 7 days ago. that was last night after a lite defoil. But as long as pH and ppm are dialed in then your growth could be 2 inches a day whether it's upward or bushy growth either way, you should notice a big difference, my guess is pH might be off a little. I always start at 5.6 and let her drift up to 6.3 then pH down. Currently my ppm is 1000. But my water is hard so it's starting at 300 ppm. So hopefully you can dial her in to get the growth you deserve from DWC

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    Quote Originally Posted by bignugz420 View Post
    They should grow double the size in DWC than soil. I have 2 mother's that started veg on 9/16 flipped to flower 2 weeks ago. This is last night's pic now this is a Afghan Kush that has been in veg since 4 weeks ago. I just flipped her 6 or 7 days ago. that was last night after a lite defoil. But as long as pH and ppm are dialed in then your growth could be 2 inches a day whether it's upward or bushy growth either way, you should notice a big difference, my guess is pH might be off a little. I always start at 5.6 and let her drift up to 6.3 then pH down. Currently my ppm is 1000. But my water is hard so it's starting at 300 ppm. So hopefully you can dial her in to get the growth you deserve from DWC

    my new dwc Afghan Kush run and flowering mothers
    I'm not seeing the same growth compared to my soil. Soil is loving life and I seem to be working them every day or every other day. I can de foil and have to do it again 2 days later.
    Here is my favorite girl. Just bad seed- about 2 months from seed- maybe 2.5.

    She is super low to her pot so maybe 6-8 inches from soil- tons of new growth and bud spots- I'm trying mainlining/ fimming and a lot of bending and binding to keep her low and spread- crazy!
    Other favorite!

    Crazy colas and only take up a square foot of floor space. I figure if they grow to 3 times their size I'm only looking at 2 -3 feet and should stay within their footprint.

    Now my dwc-- just a few inches tall and look so small compared to these girls. All about same age but dwc group have been through hell over the holidays...


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    They should grow double the size in DWC than soil. I have 2 mother's that started veg on 9/16 flipped to flower 2 weeks ago. This is last night's pic now this is a Afghan Kush that has been in veg since 4 weeks ago. I just flipped her 6 or 7 days ago. that was last night after a lite defoil. But as long as pH and ppm are dialed in then your growth could be 2 inches a day whether it's upward or bushy growth either way, you should notice a big difference, my guess is pH might be off a little. I always start at 5.6 and let her drift up to 6.3 then pH down. Currently my ppm is 1000. But my water is hard so it's starting at 300 ppm. So hopefully you can dial her in to get the growth you deserve from DWC

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    Man, that is a fine plant you have there... her trunk is what I'm trying to achieve. Like a pig knuckle!


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    Man, that is a fine plant you have there... her trunk is what I'm trying to achieve. Like a pig knuckle!


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    Thanks, I love my ladies!!! I train them by topping/fimming and LST. So I get all my lateral branches exposed. Like I said she vegged since 9/16. I up potted her 4 times . Started Solo cup, then 1 gallon pot the 3 gallon pot now her final resting place is a 5 gallon fabric smart pot. Since put in smart pot I have noticed a huge increase in size. I never feed her til flower started. She is in FFOF OCEAN FOREST. But it's been 4 months so all those nutes are gone. So currently I feed her once a week with GH products, with some additives like earth juice hi-brix, diamond nectar, cal-mag, and started use Fox farm three part bud booster. Currently I just finished with open sesame on her and added beastie bloomz now. I also ALWAYS ALWAYS use mammoth p. It's by far the best nute you can give her besides the most important one, patience!!!

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    1st attempt at DWC hydro but

    About soil and leca. My last grow started in just "mart"-soil and leca in the bottom and top. The grow space was just 30x70x100cm and I had no room for bigger pots. So I bought an air pump, 10L bucket and started a dwc. Upsy daisy, the girls hade developt air hung roots.

    So this second grow I started up using this system with soil/leca. But they seem to had harder to adapt this time. I have ordered coco a/b canna nuts. I'm gonna try switching the nutes tomorrow.

    Nice soilgrow. Scrog? I also have two nice small girls 4weeks old under UFO 90w... thought I'd test the yield of the lamp.

    I wish I had the balls to post some pics. But I fear the iPhone imbed gps cords to the pics? In Sweden they lynch people for growing. :P




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    Quote Originally Posted by CraZysWeeD View Post
    About soil and leca. My last grow started in just "mart"-soil and leca in the bottom and top. The grow space was just 30x70x100cm and I had no room for bigger pots. So I bought an air pump, 10L bucket and started a dwc. Upsy daisy, the girls hade developt air hung roots.

    So this second grow I started up using this system with soil/leca. But they seem to had harder to adapt this time. I have ordered coco a/b canna nuts. I'm gonna try switching the nutes tomorrow.

    Nice soilgrow. Scrog? I also have two nice small girls 4weeks old under UFO 90w... thought I'd test the yield of the lamp.

    I wish I had the balls to post some pics. But I fear the iPhone imbed gps cords to the pics? In Sweden they lynch people for growing. :P




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    It is a little of everything- scrog included. It's hard not to top and fimm when you see them coming. It's like a hydra! Lol
    Yeah, may take that advice on privacy. Be safe.


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    Girls are looking so much better! I actually trimmed yesterday to try to clean up all the new growth around the middle of the plant. Even the middle plant who had most problems is coming back strong. I wanted to show how low they are. I have been working to keep all the girls even and spread and low.


    I plan to scrog too but am debating if I should separate these girls or not. It's a space issue.



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