6x1000w Scrog Grow with Coco Coir Gravity Buckets (open discussion)

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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

    Just finished the setup of my brand new medical grow.

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    Heated outdoor garage, lined with back and white poly, no water hookup or drainage. Will have to manually run Hoses to and from house for water drainage and filling
    [email protected] 1000w HPS Cool Tubes
    [email protected] 4'x5' Scrog Nets
    19 Plants (5 plants weren't healthy, so proceeding with smaller number)
    Gravity 5gal Buckets filled with Coco Coir/Perlite mix with a filter and clay pellets at the bottom 2-4inches
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    [email protected] barrels, 1 for water addback and 1 for the resivouir. Hooked with quick connect Hoses and sump pumps for draining, filling, and top ups.
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    Strains are:

    Critical Kush
    Dela Haze
    Durga Mata
    Jacky White
    Purple Kush
    Sensi Star
    Spoetnek #1
    White Berry

    Background
    Ive grown all of these strains at least once, and some of them several times. The plants are not huge producers and I have only done gravity Buckets once before, never with these plants.
    I have had about 2 years of grow time under my belt ranging from gorilla grows, soil outdoor, aeroponics, hempy buckets, flood and drain tables and gravity Buckets.

    Plan
    1-2 month of veg until scrog network are 60-70% full, then flop to flower

    Target
    1lb per light dry weight (first run so im not trying to dream too much.


    This journal is open for discussion, positive questions and comments
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017
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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

    Update:
    Im running Holland Secret 3-Part Nutrient line along with a CalMag product to increase the calcium in my coco coir.
    As of a week ago ive also added Silica to the mix.

    3 Days ago i did a massive pruning and deleafing. The next day the tips all shot up about 1-2inches (normally id say it was typically an average of about 1/2inch a day)

    Pictures
    Here are some pics of the 6 scrog areas as of an hour ago.
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    Video
    Here is a time lapse video ive made from one of my security cameras:

     
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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

    Update:
    Flower Started

    After filling all the screens to 60%+ i've decided to flipped to Flower, changed the nutrients and light cycles. I've moved all 10 mothers and the freshly taken clones into the 4x8 tent.

    Had a hectic week in the grow. I've had 2 bulbs and two ballasts die on me. Received one bulb and one ballast back under warranty, and just waiting on the outcome of the other two pieces.

    Pictures
    Here are some pics of the 6 scrog areas as of about 4 hours ago.
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    Security Camera View
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    Video
    Veg Time from Oct 10 - Nov 18

    Here is a time lapse video ive made from one of my security cameras:



    Also took some time to make some delicious Bubble Hash. Currently just drying, but i plan on pressing it with some heat.
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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

    Update Nov 26, 2017:
    Start of Week 2 of Flower

    Girls have been stretching hard, and we've been tucking almost daily. No issues with the girls at all. However the temperatures outside have been record high for the area for November. We have had several days above 0*C. This has caused a few days were temperatures have reached 31. As a precaution I have been cycling a few of the lights to off. The weather looks to be going to -7*c and colder in the next week which should remedy this.

    Water was changed yesterday and in doing so I also added Bud Start and Ton O Bud to the feeding regime. This brings the parts per million to around 883PPM and already since then, the PPM have dropped ~150PPM. Ive been usually stopping all my water top ups around Monday/Tuesday. This helps keep the PPMs higher. For now they are drinking more water then they have nutrients.

    Pictures
    Here are some pics of the 6 scrog areas.
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    Video
    Veg Time from Oct 10 - Nov 18 and Flower from Nov 19 - Nov 26

     
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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

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    Update Dec 03, 2017:

    Start of Week 3 of Flower
    Left the tent with the mothers and vegging plants open accidentally this week. When i noticed i immediately turned the lights off for at least 18hrs, until the cycle had started up again. Don't think there will be any real issues. Also added more nutrients 2 days after i replaced and water changed the res, they seem to be sucking up the nutrients nicely. Girls started to show their flowers. Everything has filled out to about 90% filled on the net screen. Only other thing to report are a few above average temperature days causing my temps to get up to about 31*c. This week appears to be warm as well and then finally i should have some relief for the girls.

    Pictures
    Here are some pics of the 6 scrog areas.
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    Video
    Flower from Nov 19 - Dec 3, 2017

     
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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

    Update Dec 9, 2017:
    Start of Week 4 of Flower

    Temperatures have been unseasonably high. I again unfortunately have been cutting lights on and off to keep temperatures around or below 30*c.

    Pictures
    Here are some pics of the 6 scrog areas.
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    Video
    Flower from Nov 19 - Dec 13
     
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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

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    Update Dec 16, 2017:
    Start of Week 5 of Flower

    Plants looking great. Nothing interesting to report. My White Berry plant looks so nice and delicious.

    Pictures
    Here are some pics of the 6 scrog areas.
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    Video
    Flower from Nov 19 - Dec 16

     
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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

    Here is some bud porn 4 weeks in:
    Critical Kush
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    Durga Mata
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    White Berry
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    Purple Kush
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    Jacky White
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    Sensi Star
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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

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    Update Dec 23, 2017:
    Start of Week 6 of Flower

    A full 5 weeks into flowering and the girls are really beefing up. Temperatures outside and humidity outside are very low now, allowing the grow room to stay around 26*C.

    Pictures
    Here are some pics of the 6 scrog areas.
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    Video
    Flower from Nov 19 - Dec 23
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    nice work
     
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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Its a work in progress. I keep doubting my outcome of the pound/light. What do you think?
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    i think a pound per light is doable.

    following along, good luck
     
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    GreenHighlander

    GreenHighlander Well-Known Member

    Great job and set up!!!
    Currently trying to figure out my new space. 20x24, so seeing this helps.
    Cheers :)
     
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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

    How many lights are you doing? Scrog? I'd suggest that you account for room on the sides. I had planned 5x5 sections, however i ended up with 5x4. Even at 4ft across, it still to far to safely reach across. I ended up going under the screen to spread out the canopy. I left the middle of the room open as i had planned to do trimming, cloning and fans in the middle. Space seemed to be to crowded.ended up recloning and making new mothers. Flowering out mothers now and prepared a full flood table that will be transitioning into the flowering spot in the next few days, once they fill the table area.
     
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    GreenHighlander

    GreenHighlander Well-Known Member

    I was planning on 4 1000w horizontal and 2 1000w vertical. that is for the 14x18 flowering area.
    My total space is 20x24 that includes veg/clones/ work area.
    I do not yet do scrog but I will be giving it a go. I have no doubt it greatly increases yield per plant.
    I have a limit on my space and plant count.
    Again great looking setup and thanks for the info
    Cheers :)
     
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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

    This scrog which covers a total of 4x30 is covered using only 18 plants. When i do my next go, the strongly dominant indicas will be 4 or 5 under each screen and my jacky white which spread like a true weed with its high sativa dominance will likely only need 3 under a screen for the same veg time before flip.
     
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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

    Update Dec 23, 2017:
    Start of Week 7 of Flower

    6 weeks into flowering and with only 21 days left i feel like this may be my best go yet. Now hopefully the strains i picked put on the weight i want so ill have quality meds for times to come.

    Pictures
    Here are some snaps of the girls

    Critical Kush

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    White Berry
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    Durga Mata
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    Spoetnek #1
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    Purple Kush
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    Jacky White
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    Sensi Star
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    Dela Haze
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    Skunkage
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    dr.tomb

    dr.tomb Well-Known Member

    Preview_NVR_01_20171223_165335_56254921.jpg Update Jan 6, 2017:
    Start of Week 8 of Flower

    7 Full weeks into flowering and with only 14 days left. Was gone on a trip for 5 days and i come back to some very happy ladies, Clones in the veg tent are also doing amazing. I have cut back the nutrients by approx 1/2 the amount. Then the final week will be straight water, Smell is a nice dank mix of all the girls. Cant wait for the chop, get my fingers all caked up with thc and smoke it.
    Pictures
    Pictures of each of the nets
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    I prefer to chop and trim then dry on air racks, but im thinking that with this much stuff i may have to place them in totes and move to something like a grape cardboard holder that they receive from the grocery stores.

    Any suggestions
     
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    dr.tomb

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    Update Jan 13, 2018:
    Start of Week 9 of Flower - Flush

    Starting to flush for the final week. Everything has been going wonderfully. I have been collecting the dehumidified water to dilute the tap water with. PPM sitting around 177PPM. I expect to see some yellowing over the week before the final take down next Saturday,
    HD Video
    Video with close up of each strain
     
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    max420thc

    max420thc Well-Known Member

    I think if you do it right you can get 2 to 3 lbs a lamp, you are headed in the right direction
     
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