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Harvest a Pound Every Three Weeks!

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by StinkBud, Oct 5, 2008.

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    Coodah

    Coodah New Member

    Thanks Barista! I figured that out after reading the post more. It's SERIOUSLY hard to go from 1 to 590 after just stumbling across this thread. I'm on page 240 something though lol. It's had my total attention the past couple days, even at work. Has anyone done this and tried to double the flower setup? So it would be 6 flower stations. I don't think I've read that yet.


     
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    420Barista

    420Barista Well-Known Member

    i have been on here a few years on and off and havent read through the whole thread completely myself. but what i found funny was the threads creator stinkbud now grows in soil.
     
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    WeedFreak78

    WeedFreak78 Well-Known Member

    Lol.. took me over a week to read it all the first time. Want a tip? Save the pages with info you think you might want to go back and reference, there's way too much to search through if you need to find something.

    No reason you couldn't run multiple systems if you have the room, lights and environmental controls.
     
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    WeedFreak78

    WeedFreak78 Well-Known Member

    @StinkBud. I think the plans for the flowering rails are missing? I just looked on the first few pages and didn't see them. Do you still have them saved? I think I might have it on my other comp.
     
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    Coodah

    Coodah New Member

    Can someone help me with a lighting fixture issue?

    My room is 8.5 feet wide. I am having an issue figuring out how to hang my lighting fixture. I have a ceiling fan smack dab in the center and I wanted to to keep that to help with air and cooling. Does anyone know of a light stand or anything thats 6-7 feet tall? Everything I have found thus far is 4 feet.
     
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    420Barista

    420Barista Well-Known Member

    coodah 8.5 wide you need more than 1 light so use 2 one on either side of the fan.
     
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    Coodah

    Coodah New Member

    Thanks again Barista. Are you using the type of setup in this thread? I think I'm more interested in the annual yield of a perpetual harvest setup than anything else.

    I've read in other threads (and Im almost cetain somewhere in this one) that clone/veg can be done with almost any type of light as long as its close enough and on for 18-24 hours. Is that true?

    Sorry for all the questions, I am trying to build my supplies list and like most I want to keep the initial cost as low as possible and invest along the way.

    I will be growing from seeds initially, then cloning. I've done a drip system before but this will be my first attempt at aero, I'm sold on the results.
     
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    420Barista

    420Barista Well-Known Member

    nope not using this type. was considering it got the containers, pvc, pumps etc but went with soil.
     
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    Coodah

    Coodah New Member

    @Barista- I'm nervous man, I think I'm going to follow my gut and the advice and path of others (you and the OP included :p) and go with soil. I can always switch over down the road. I haven't grown anything in almost a decade and soil also seems like the cheapest way to go. I will DEFINELY use the perpetual method though since my biggest concern is matching the yield and harvest rate Stinky is pulling. Thanks for the advice thus far.
     
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    Coodah

    Coodah New Member

    @Barista is this feasible for soil?

    8 week total flowing time, pulling a harvest every 2 weeks and keeping the cycle going from clones and veg plants like Stinky.

    I would also like to keep my veg plants short like Stinky as well, 12" max.
     
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    GreenTools

    GreenTools Well-Known Member

    Build one.
     
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    420Barista

    420Barista Well-Known Member

    8 weeks is not a guarantee for flowering time varies by strain and could run up to 10 weeks with killer results.
    the stink bud system says get a pound every three weeks but thats running 3 flower units and every 3 weeks your harvesting 1 of the 3, cloning, vegging, and starting a new batch to flower.
    optimally if you have 3 flower tents its easy but who has room? best if you evaluate your space and find all your outlets. figure out what breaker goes to each. amperage of each breaker. and you can watch your load and avoid popping breakers.

    in a perfect world you have 3 flower setups, 1 veg, 1 cloner 1 mother 1 drying .
    every 3 weeks your harvesting your oldest plants, moving your vegging plants over to the harvested flower area, take your rooted clones and put them in the veg area, take some clones for the next run to veg.
    to get the best bang for the buck you want to figure how many pots you can fit in 1 of the 3 flower areas say its a 4x4 tent and remember the pots going in the flower tent are the final transplanted size the bigger they are the less you can fit. so once you figure how many you can fit you know at least how many you need to start off with. and say 25-50% more just in case.
     
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    StinkBud

    StinkBud Well-Known Member

    Over all these years you'll notice I've never said a bad word about coco, DWC or other grow methods. All that matters to me is that people get the meds they need. It's all cool with me! Right now I'm more into breeding than growing so I stick with the easiest method. Soil is pretty much brainless (if you know what you're doing).

    I really should write an article on coco. Coco is awesome! You don't have the root problems you get with Aero. The coco holds just enough water to keep the plants moist without drowning the roots. As the water evaporates it creates a cooling effect, just like a swamp cooler. The roots run 10-20 degrees cooler than the ambient temps. You can run organic nutes and bennies too. The best coco mixes have a lot of pearlite in them. Make sure you get the stuff that's already PH balanced or you will have to rinse it yourself with PH water until the drain water is 5.8.

    What do I use for my coco setup? 5-7 gal pots with a simple drip ring on each plant. Pots set on a 4x4 flood table draining into a 5 gal bucket. Watering time varies depending on size of plants/pots and number of drippers. Even the size of the drippers plays a factor. Basically you want the water/nute mix to run until it starts to come out the bottom. Even though it's technically a "drain-to-waste" system you really don't want any waste. I'd usually end up with 1-2 gal every couple of weeks. I used the left over waste nutes on my house plants, lawn and garden. You typically need the pump to come on 4-6 times a day depending on the growth stage of the plants. The plants will start slow, then use the most water/nutes when they are in the peak of veg, then slow down as they get close to finishing. You don't need to flush much if you run an organic based mix.

    Nutes? Any brand name nutrient mix will work. Just read the instructions. I'd typically mix up around 20 gallons at a time and it would last for around a week. I've been trying a bunch of different nutes lately and the truth is they all work really well. So go ahead and give coco a try!
     
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    completenoobie

    completenoobie Well-Known Member



    hhhhhhhhhhhhhhuhhhh (huge breath inhaled). hold it, hold it, only 11,713 more to go. ssssspppp.. ssssspppp, hhhhuhh hhuuuhhh, cough cough cough. hang on a minute, I'll catch up in a couple days I would bump it but it hasn't been long enough. got a million questions that have undoubtedly been answered ten million times, give me a second. I'm working on it

    even though technically this counts as a comment.........
     
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    batrgrower

    batrgrower Member

    Do you have a question?
     
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    completenoobie

    completenoobie Well-Known Member


    they are being answered as I read through for the most part, some probably can't be answered and are most likely tailored to each specific setup. I am sure I will have many questions along this journey and I am sure they will be answered, this is the longest thread I have ever gotten myself into and I can't ask the same questions that have been asked and answered a million times before I make an attempt to find the answers myself and read through entire threads. Even if they are 600 pages and 12,000 messages long. And even though I am going to see it all here, I also plan on buying stinkbud's book just to support him in his efforts, he deserves kudos and a standing ovation for all this. It will be a very long time before I catch up. What kludge said about is true, albeit an insurmountable task currently, but should be the forum mantra posted at the top of each thread and each message.
     
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    batrgrower

    batrgrower Member

    Yeah I know what you mean. This is a VERY long thread.

    I managed to go through and read every post and put the system into action. I made some changes to better fit and optimize my grow space. But, I can tell you it works well and I have good results.

    You should also search for some superstoner1 threads. He also used the rail system like stinkbud.

    He also has a nutrient schedule somewhere in his threads that I've been having a lot of success with.

    If there's anything specific you're not able to find through the threads, let me know and I'll see if I can help.
     
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    completenoobie

    completenoobie Well-Known Member

    I am already doing aero, have been for a few years now. Wish I had found this thread when I first started. I started making cloners out of 5 gal buckets for tomato plants at first and then started using it for mj clones and just use buckets for the whole life cycle, but I am liking the looks of this better. I started and stayed with buckets because of the problems with leaking and I have a watertight bucket system and I have dozens of these buckets each with it's very own pump.

    I can simplify and get a better perpetual cycle than the one I have now and avoid the problems with any leakage.

    I won't be changing over real soon, I want to get along in the thread to see how things have progressed and see what changes and adaptions people have made and suggested, etc.

    Thanks for the offer, I will try to remember that, I need to start a notepad for questions and mark them off as I come to the answers.
     
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    completenoobie

    completenoobie Well-Known Member


    I am having pure hell making it through this thread. I just keep seeing the same stupid shit over and over, people asking questions that were sometimes answered on the same page and sometimes even multiple times.

    My hardest thing is I actually know the answers and virtually every single person I have encountered in this thread so far hasn't even been around in years. I keep screaming at the screen trying to hold back answering knowing that eventually the answers they seek will finally come to light (those that haven't been answered a million times I mean).

    well FUCK YES it will affect the way the plant grows, that is the whole damn point of adding it. If it didn't affect the plant then why the hell would you add it? Only two reasons to add anything, to affect the plant, or to affect an undesirable, like root rot or mites.

    anything else is wasted time, effort, money, etc etc etc.

    I just had to relieve some pressure and frustration. So far I have way more answers than questions. I'll try to keep my mouth shut for the next few hundred pages and 7000 plus messages. Hey, I'm down about 4000 messages so far!!! 230 pages and not even 40 percent yet, jeez I'm spending too much time on this and I'm even skimming the stupid shit and repeatsrepeatsrepeats that keep monotonously reiteratively reappearing time and again.

    I do wish this thread was still alive and kicking vigorously, although I would never catch up if it was.
     
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    completenoobie

    completenoobie Well-Known Member


    using five times the resources and one tenth the brains
     

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