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Serious Seeds AK47

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by Pee_You, Sep 17, 2017.

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    Pee_You

    Pee_You Active Member

    Evening fellas. Some more updated pics as of this late evening. Oh, by any chance does anyone know why one of the colas, has a odd side bud growing from the side??? Picture #1 & #2 shows a mini growth of an additional bud. Please assist me to understand what is happening. I've never seen this before o_O

    Enjoy!!! :weed:
     

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    CanadianDank

    CanadianDank Well-Known Member

    Very nice plants pee you.

    The bud growth your speaking of is called fox tailing.

    Genetics plays a role in this in some occasions, but since its only on a couple buds we can assume it's being caused by environmental factors.

    The most common causes of this are heat and/or light stress.

    Are these buds closest to the light?
    Do they happen to be in an exceptionally warm area of the tent?

    Thats all I can think of off the top of my head!

    Your bud looks almost done so don't worry about it.
     
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    Pee_You

    Pee_You Active Member

    What's up CanadianDank! Thank you for the compliment and thank you for the knowledge! Yes they're approximately about 6 inches away from the LED. I didn't think my baby AK would stretch as much as she did. Yes, it tends to get very cold in the room, so I blast the space heater whenever I'm home and the light itself give off a lot of heat. I never thought I'd run into foxtailing. It never came across my mind. I really appreciate the help!

    I shall be vegging the next baby under the LED but I will be upgrading to a new light for the flowering. The LED did good but I think I'll get a MIGRO 200 :p Nothing but great reviews and awesome customer service when I ask a question. They post very helpful youtube videos related to the public's questions and challenge other types of lighting. Honestly, I'm stuck between a 315w CMH and the MIGRO 200 :lol:

    I had checked the trichomes, more than 3/4 of lady AK is cloudy. As for the amber-ness, it's still the same. I think it'll be fine. I shall be definitely chopping Saturday on my day off! :mrgreen:
     
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    CanadianDank

    CanadianDank Well-Known Member

    Glad I could help!

    I have some pretty noticeable fox tailing going on in my crop right now too, so let's just say I am freshly brushed up on it.

    I also underestimated stretch haha, my babies tripled in size.

    As for the Migro... I would suggest passing up on it, it's a 200 watt cob fixture for 650 bucks, I just built a 600w led light for about that price.
    I wouldn't go with a CMH, or if your up for it you should build your own led light. There's some great people here who could offer some help with that too.
    I'm not saying the migro is bad, just overpriced.

    Anyways your doing good, crop looks good, you must be excited to get that into the jars!
     
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    Tw BuLLY

    Tw BuLLY Active Member

    Looking great pee you:) this is mine day 53 since flip, rock solid fox tailed buds:) natural foxtails, the buds everywhere are so big and heavy, I have 9 multi strains under a 1000watt but this AK gonna be a great yielder considering theres 9 plants under 1 light, gorgeous:)
     
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    Pee_You

    Pee_You Active Member

    Hmmm I have always been interested in building one but just never knew where to start? I hear you Dank, I appreciate your insight. Thank you! Yes! Yes! Oh Turkey day will include some beautiful AK47! Can't wait! :weed:
     
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    Pee_You

    Pee_You Active Member

    Thank You Bully! Ouuuu weeee! They are oh so beautiful! Who would've thought a simple seed could produce such a beautiful piece of art?? If only I could travel through the computer & be with your gorgeous girl :( (the tree) Keep us posted on her progress! :weed:
     
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    CanadianDank

    CanadianDank Well-Known Member

    Honestly I did it with alot of help from guys on this forum.
    The best bang for your buck is with the Bridgelux Eb Strips, they do not require heatsinks which keeps cost down.
    Check out the "Bridgelux Eb series build" thread in the led section.

    But CMH is another very good option, has an excellent spectrum and doesn't put off as much heat as HPS.

    I went LED because I had temps in the high 80s and was worried a cmh wouldn't drop it enough.
    HPS to led dropped my temps over 10 degrees, that alone was worth it to me.
    But the other side of it is now I have to learn how led affects the plants, its not hot but still cannot be too close. The old use your hand to see if the lights too close doesn't work.
    Also they require more cal mag under led lighting.
    Just a learning curve but I am happy.

    Good luck
     
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    Pee_You

    Pee_You Active Member

    I will definitely look into the thread. I expect a lot of myself questioning "wth is this_; what does that mean etc" lol

    Final day day of darkness (3x in total)

    Enjoy!!! :weed::peace:
     

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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    looking forward to your harvest, cure and smoke report. i hope you've got some of the killer AK like a friend of mine used to grow.
     
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    Pee_You

    Pee_You Active Member

    I'll definitely keep you and all others informed!!! I just checked out the trichomes and holy smoke! More amber has begun filling in. I'm so excited! I can't wait to smoke my baby, been waiting for the longest! I rubbed up on her and she gave off a light skunky yet sweet dominant stink. I'd like to say cherry but I'm not confident stating that. Details will be posted tomorrow as I'll be planning to prepare for harvest tomorrow :weed:
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member


    hope she is cherry for you !!!!
     
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    Tw BuLLY

    Tw BuLLY Active Member

    Looking great:) my Ak is day 58 and she's starting to turn purple, she smells amazing I really think it might be cherry pheno it smells like you just changed a nappy but with a sweet kick too maybe cherry, or it might just be me thinking cherry coz I know about the cherry pheno:)
     

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    Bombattak

    Bombattak Member

    Ak47 from serious seeds is heavy or low yielder?
     
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    Tw BuLLY

    Tw BuLLY Active Member

    I took some picks today with mh bulb in, you can see the purple more:)
     
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    Pee_You

    Pee_You Active Member

    Evening fellas! Bully!!! Now that's going to be a heavy harvest! I apologize for the late update but I have a bit of disappointing news :(

    So I harvested Saturday into Sunday early morning. The buds were stinking the house of a heavy sweet dank fragrance. My relatives walking out of their rooms, said it smelled strongly of fresh picked flowers and good weed??? I definitely agree of the fresh flower! :lol: The skunk is faint but comes out every now and then you go walk near the drying rack.

    I must say... I believe the light was the main issue. I only say that as I had alot of airy popcorn buds and the main buds weren't as dense or big as I was anticipating. Many factors I have considered that can be improved. I will be changing out my light to a CMH by middle of December and many, many more things.

    Learned more than I expected. I've decided there will be no more soil grows. I will be changing everything. It is what it is :oops:

    So much popcorn buds it's unbelievable. I ended up tossing it all in with the trim and counted only the solid buds imo were good. Long, dense colas that shine like glitter when the light hits the buds when I was trimming. Dried out to 4 zips and a half of buds. Threw them all in jars and the curing began yesterday. The scent is very faint and the buds have lost alot of water weight from when I was trimming.

    The buds are so frosty, I couldn't resist trying out a non-cured, dried popcorn bud... ... bongsmilie ... ... ... ...

    HOLY SHEIT :shock: felt a tingle behind my eyes. I got up; began walking around the apartment picking up things, cleaning the dishes, bathroom, prepping for work in the morning and then asked myself am I high?... Nooo, I'm anticipating a crazy head rush that'll knock me on my ass and I'd be in a comatose state. Boyyyyy was I wrong! I usually save cleaning for the weekend and for me to do that is rare. I went to lay down and fml i began zoning out with nothing but clear thoughts. My temporal lobes began buzzing as I was staring at the wall instead of the movie that was playing. As I continued asking myself is this good bud, my eyes began throbbing. I couldn't even keep my eyes focused on the tv. I began to lose grip of my thoughts and was kind of freaking out :lol: Paranoia did set in unfortunately. I got to say it was definitely good ride! Reminds me of being a young teenager trying weed for the first time :lol:

    I may not have achieved what I was hoping for but the sour turbo will be even better as I'll be implementing the changes I've decided were nothing but a waste of time imo. The final smoke report will come soon once the buds are cured. I had taken a few flicks while trimming & jarring. Hope you guys like! Stay tune! :weed: 01.jpg 02.jpg 03.jpg 04.jpg 05.jpg 06.jpg 07.jpg
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    so i take it you would recommend serious seeds. hoping they got this strain back to what it once was.

    nice looking buds... :clap:bongsmilie
     
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    Tw BuLLY

    Tw BuLLY Active Member

    Wow nice:) I tried a bud today and its very strong, I got relaxed n happy but not tired, happy n chilled great for gaming movies etc:)
     
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    Gquebed

    Gquebed Well-Known Member

    I have grown ak47 many many many times. It is a favourite of mine and i suspect youll love it.
    That strain "foxtails" all the time. It is not a reaction to stress. It is genetics. In fact, if youre ak47 doesnt foxtail then it hasnt reached maturity. Or its not true ak47.
    Some think fox tailing is bad.
    I think its just extra sweet bud.
     
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    blueylol

    blueylol Active Member

    my ak47 x lowryder auto did the same thing with the 2 foxtails lol, lack of light i think
     
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