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First Time Grow

Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by Fun20010418, Apr 2, 2017.

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    Fun20010418

    Fun20010418 Member

    I got rid of my Viparspectra 600 in favor of some cobs. I used some angled aluminum and made a temporary bracket until i make the final bracket for them. Right now they are in a 4x2 tent, but after this grow i will be setting up a dedicated 2x2 Veg tent so i will be using these cobs for veg only and will build a bracket to fit the 2x2 area. I just wanted to get them hooked up so I can start using them and get rid of the ugly blurple leds.

    5000k Veg Light Setup (draws 185watts at the wall according to my picowatt):
    4 x Citizen CLU048-1212 5000K 80CRI GEN6
    SST133 Passive Heat sinks
    Ideal Holders
    LEDiL Angelina reflector
    Meanwell HLG-185H-C1400B Driver


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    Jimdamick

    Jimdamick Well-Known Member

    Don't worry about temp drop that much, as long as they don't freeze. Temp drops are normal in a natural environment, and purple strains love it
     
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    Jimdamick

    Jimdamick Well-Known Member

    I never top twice, as that will set back finish time every time you do. I wait until I have 4 strong branches, and then top to keep the plant under control as far as height is concerned, and to get dual colas. Don't trim too much, as the plants need all the leaves they have for energy and transpiration
     
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    Jimdamick

    Jimdamick Well-Known Member

    What's the humidity level?
     
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    Fun20010418

    Fun20010418 Member

    Before I got the exhaust fan set up the humidity was ranging between 70-94%. After I installed the fan it come down to 50-70%(from what i have read this is fine for veg right?)
     
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    Jimdamick

    Jimdamick Well-Known Member

    50 is optimum, 70 is pushing it, but will be OK with a lot of air movement. Stick a small fan in the tent, and move the air as much as possible, like make the plants move to the air blowing past them. That will be the key to prevent mold, which is your enemy in a high humidity environment.
     
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    Fun20010418

    Fun20010418 Member

    i have a small fan blowing already
     
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    Fun20010418

    Fun20010418 Member

    I loveeee these white lights ❤️
    I wish I just made the invenstment from the start. I started with a 500 budget all in. Now I have close to 1000 invested just in lights haha.

    Humidity has been hovering right around 55%, with a peak of 73 in the past 24 hrs. Temperature has had a low of 52 and high of 72. Getting some milder weather this week so I should be able to get a little higher temps.

    Gave all the plants a feed today. I have been feeding the older plants everyday, and the younger plants every other day until they further develop their roots. How do they look?

    The older ones are 35 days since sprout and the younger ones are 20 days since sprout.
     

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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

    How do u like them airpots? Great setup too!
     
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    Fun20010418

    Fun20010418 Member

    So the seedlings seem to be coming along good at about 3 weeks old now.
    I am starting to worry about my two bigger plants though. The plants are growing very compact and the leaves in the center seem to be almost shriveled up and curling. I have attached pictures. Are they normal or is something wrong.? Humidity in the tent was around 55 and temp about 77. Lights are about 2 ft from the top of the plant.
     

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    Fun20010418

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    Well the humidity in the tent improved with the airflow but it caused the humidity outside the tent to skyrocket to 70%+. I bought a small dehumidifier tonight in hopes to pull some moisture out of my garage. I also decided to raise the lights a little, not sure if that's causing the weird leave growth
     

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    Fun20010418

    Fun20010418 Member

    I like the airpots so far but I don't know anything else since this is my first grow?
     
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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

    Right on! Im thinking of getting those for my next grow. Thought those would be better than smart pots.
    Cool setup tho man. I built my whole grow diy. R u guna flower with them citizen? There really nice btw
     
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    Fun20010418

    Fun20010418 Member

    I have 4x50 watt citizen 3000k and 4x50 3500k for flower totaling 400w
     
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    Fun20010418

    Fun20010418 Member

    Well my humidifier pulled over a gallon of water out of my garage in less than 24 hrs. Humidity has gone from over 70% to ~~50%. Gave my plants a good water today since I didn't water them yesterday.

    How do they look?
     

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    Fun20010418

    Fun20010418 Member

    They are drinking. It looks like the blue dream might have a magnesium deficiency as it is super veiny and almost brittle. the coco was almost completly dry today when i went to water it. I think i might be underfeeding/watering them and this might be some of my problems. I gave them 1.5 gallons between the 5 plants today and barely got to runoff. Humidity in the tent ranged from 42-61% over the past 24 hrs so that is getting under control. I hung my 2 timber cobs which i will be using for flowering when i flip the switch.
     

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    Fun20010418

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    I topped the 3 newer plants. I accidentally snapped one of my tops on the og kush yesterday. I was hoping it would heal itself but it just wilted up. Not sure if I should cut it off or leave it and see if it regraffs itself. What do you think?
     

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    Robert A McBride

    Robert A McBride Member

    Looks great. Good luc!
     
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    Fun20010418

    Fun20010418 Member

    The two bigger plants are too short and busy. the top leaves are covering up all the inner leaves and growth. i trimmed some of the top fan leaves and tried to bend some of the branches to allow more light penetration to the inner leaves.
     

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