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    Planted the clones finally

    I planted the clones the morning of boxing day.They were 20 days old.
    Crop King CB Dream.
    They survived their first 18 hour light cycle under 2 Mars Epistar 160 LEDs.
    A couple were a bit wilted this morning but the rest looked healthy.

    I am curious how long before I should see growth.

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    Re: Planted the clones finally

    Yesterday was day 3 under the lights. one was slightly wilted this morning. I lightly misted it with water.
    No signs of growth yet.

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    Re: Planted the clones finally

    Day 4 and about half of them are starting to sprout.
    I feel like a new dad.

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    Re: Planted the clones finally

    Congratulations

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    Re: Planted the clones finally

    The lights look a little close to me for that size of plant. Those are some pretty strong lights.

    Do you have roots in the water?

    There really should be no reason to need to mist them unless the lights are to close or the roots are not in the water yet.

    That is a sign of what they are needing.(ie less light and or more water)

    I will pull a little bit of roots through the basket so they can touch water on day one and then pour water over the hyrdroton twice a day for 2 or 3 days just to help the roots spread.

    Do you have Hydroton or something like it in the baskets?

    I can not see any. Just make sure no light can get into the rez from the baskets.

    They should really start to take off next week.

    Good Luck to You...
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    Re: Planted the clones finally

    I am using neoprene pucks to support them. I lifted the plywood cover and most of them have
    2 to 3 inches of roots growing out of the mesh pots. 2 of them don't have roots and I will probably loose them.
    With the exception of the 2 that don't have roots yet none of the rest are wilted after 18 hours under the lights.
    I am going to try and get some Hydroton for my next grow.

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    Re: Planted the clones finally

    Today is day 13 since I planted them. They grew a lot the last 2 days.
    Should I be topping them soon?


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    Re: Planted the clones finally

    Yeah u can top

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    To me they it still looks like they are getting way to much light.

    That is keeping them short and compact.

    I like to top when they about 12'' tall.

    Here is what I am talking about.

    Just one of those lights will more then cover the light needed for all of those plants and that is with the light at 30"
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    Coverage area: for one Epistar 160

    Veg: 8 sq ft (24" x 48") @ 30" above canopy
    Flower: 6 sq ft (24" x 36") @ 18-24" above canopy

    You look to have the lights at about 20" and look to be running both.

    That is what you want for flower not veg.

    If that is so it is far more light then is needed and it is slowing down your plants.

    Do a test.

    Turn one of them off for two days and see if those plants under it start to grow faster then the ones under the one that is on.
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    Re: Planted the clones finally

    Quote Originally Posted by DukeO View Post
    To me they it still looks like they are getting way to much light.

    That is keeping them short and compact.

    I like to top when they about 12'' tall.

    Here is what I am talking about.

    Just one of those lights will more then cover the light needed for all of those plants and that is with the light at 30"
    From MarsHydro
    Coverage area: for one Epistar 160

    Veg: 8 sq ft (24" x 48") @ 30" above canopy
    Flower: 6 sq ft (24" x 36") @ 18-24" above canopy

    You look to have the lights at about 20" and look to be running both.

    That is what you want for flower not veg.

    If that is so it is far more light then is needed and it is slowing down your plants.

    Do a test.

    Turn one of them off for two days and see if those plants under it start to grow faster then the ones under the one that is on.
    Some people prefer to grow shorter plants... as long as they aren't getting burned or running from the light I'd say they are fine. You can see a few of his plants reaching towards the light which is a good sign, and also a few that are clawed. I believe the clawing is from a hot nitrogen load more than anything. My plants didn't get get 12" tall before flip..


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    Re: Planted the clones finally

    I raised the lights to about 36" above the plants. I still have both on.
    I don't know if one light will cover the area about 30" x 36".
    Should I go down to one light or will raising them be enough?

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    I raised the lights to about 36" above the plants. I still have both on.
    I don't know if one light will cover the area about 30" x 36".
    Should I go down to one light or will raising them be enough?
    36" should be fine with both of those on.

    See how they react to the move a little lower if needed..

    I would have them at 30" and let them grow up into them and then keep them at 24 to 30" thru veg.

    They should really start to take off in just a few days.

    That is what I love about DWC.

    Those are some nice lights and you should do well with them.

    I would wait a few days until they start to take off before topping.

    But that is just how I do mine.

    I want 8 to 10 colas.

    I top once and then just remove a few of the top fan leaves to let light down into the middle of the plant.

    I want to end up with the shape of a upside down xmas tree.

    It will want to grow like a right side up xmas tree without topping and grow smaller buds down low.

    I just want colas and mid sized buds. So I lollipop up about 25 to 30% week 3 of flower.

    Good luck to you! You are well on your way now....
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    Re: Planted the clones finally

    Today is day 17 and they are starting to really grow.
    Some of them grew over an inch last night.
    They are on a 18/6 light cycle.

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    Re: Planted the clones finally

    They look very happy and should fill that space in little time...
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    Re: Planted the clones finally

    When you trim to get 8 to 10 colas do you trim the shoots that grow out of the colas?

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