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Which would produce more DO in a DWC?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by JSB99, Jul 5, 2017.

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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    Oregon. Lots of wildfires burning since July. The Chetco Bar fire is the biggest in the country at around 140k acres. Cali's bad too though. My dad used to fight those fires.
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    I was in Colorado a few years ago and we had to wet down the cabin, it was getting real close. It's bad everywhere but raining every day here it seems.
     
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    JSB99

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    Everything's coming along nicely.
    • Raised net to give a little more vertical space
    • Clipped some of the fans to let some light through to the lower branches
    • Supercropped
    • Week-4 on Thursday, still using the original water and nutes (will change when I flip them next Thursday)
    • pH has remained very stable
    • Nutes at 530, and have remained steady
    • Water temps always at 70 degrees using evaporative cooling
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    JSB99

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    Hey Budley, got a couple questions for ya

    See how I've got this split between the leaves where nothing's growing? I think I topped too close or something. Are these two leaves contributing anything to the plant, or are they just sucking up energy just to be alive? Is there a way to get this to branch out, or should I just cut it so it's not taking up resources?

    Alright, that was more than a couple :-)


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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    Not sure why they do that, I have one that is doing that now outdoors and I think it was I waited to long and it didn't split, yours does look like it did try to grow 2 nodes below the cut. I'm not sure what you should do, it looks like there will be no top :(. Hopefully someone else chimes in. I top at 3rd node once and that's it, indoors and out. The one I tried was already 6' tall and I was trying to slow it down, didn't work, it's 8' tall now lol. I left them all untouched and they are quite noticeable now, a bad thing for being an illegal grow lol.
     
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    JSB99

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    I imagine it's nerve-racking when they're growing too good and you're just hoping no one notices. Hope everything goes smooth as a water slide, dude!
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    Me too lol. I've lost one or two big ones back in the day :(. It's the air traffic in the fall that gets the spider senses tingling :(. Hopefully they kind of slow down with the new laws coming.
     
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    JSB99

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    New pics this morning. Everything's looking good. I've been weaving branches and tying stuff down. I probably won't scrog after this grow. It's killing my back having to spend so much time on the plants. I'll just supercrop everything, like I used to.

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    Trimmed a lot of the lower stuff

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    Yesterday, while I was moving branches around I noticed a huge branch that was broke in half and was barely holding on by a thread. I must have twisted it wrong earlier and broken it. I duct taped it together, without much hope of it surviving. But sure enough, everything popped back up today and things look healthy. I'm going to have to be real careful bending over the branches that need to be tied down after the break. I'm going to let it mend for a couple days before I mess with it.

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    JSB99

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    Saw some yellow spots. Looks like mites under the microscope. Drenched all the plants, above and underneath all leaves, with Dead Bug Brew. Turned down and raised the light until it all dries so I don't burn the leaves.

    I've got to do some research to see if DBB works on whatever I've got. May need something with neem oil instead of a spinocad.
     
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    JSB99

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    Looks like spider mites. Cutting effected leaves off and I'm going to wipe down the leaves with dish soap.
     
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    rkymtnman

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    better now than in bloom.

    you probably brought them in from your outdoor plant. my guess at least.
     
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    JSB99

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    Most likely. I knew it was a high risk, but I'm shutting everything down for a month or so after harvest. Not keeping mother's or anything. I'll totally clean and sterilize the room during that time.

    For now, I'm going to fight them and try to keep up. After I doused them with Dead Bug Brew, I painstakingly vacuumed each Leaf, front and back. I've got a micro adapter kit for a vacuum with small brushes and vacuum release. Now, I've got neem oil spray and I'm going to spray them again. After vacuuming I didn't see any mites, but I did see eggs. I'm probably going to wipe down the leaves to try and get those off. Will neem oil kill the eggs?

    I caught it pretty early, and I'm hoping I can erradicate them, or at least keep them under control for the rest of the grow.
     
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    JSB99

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    Morning after my all-out attack on those Godless little fuckers!

    I'm not seeing any mites, movement, eggs, etc...I may have gotten ahold of things. In a few days I'll probably treat them all again and keep an eye on everything. I'll try to sterilize myself after handling my outside girl so I avoid contaminating them again.

    Also treating my outside plant today, even though I'm not really seeing anything.
     
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    JSB99

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    All the dripping neem oil and bug brew caused the cardboard lid covers to curl up bad, so I took it all out. I was going to just throw a towel on top of each lid for a temporary fix, but then I remembered how much Hydroton I had left, and just used that instead. I think it looks kind of cool.

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    JSB99

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    Ended up with some wind burn. I think a few of the tops might have grown into the wind.

    A few questions:

    1. I was going to flip them to flower today. Should I wait until this issue is fixed? Like a week?
    2. Should I FIM these tops?
    3. Should I top them right below the effected leaves?
    4. Or should I just leave the girls alone and just flip them?
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    Thx

     
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    JSB99

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    I just flushed my system. I drained it, filled it, drained it, then filled and balanced it. I'm not running any nutes for a day or so, before I flip them.

    Should I go any longer before adding nutes? Any shorter? At all?
     
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    JSB99

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    Outside plant, week-5 :weed:
    I've got to tie up a few heavy branches tomorrow

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    JSB99

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    They're really taking off. I probably could have flipped them a week earlier. Oh well, there are a ton of tops! I'll just keep supercropping, bending, and tying branches down. I'm going to add a second tier soon, and I may even build a third, if they are persistent. They are only going to be in week-2 of flowering. This Headband is the indica strain. My outside girl's trichs are all milky white, and she is almost to week-7. Lots of dark orange hairs! Smells awesome! :weed:
    I'm really glad it's not the sativa strain. That would add another couple weeks to flowering.


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    JSB99

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    A couple days from flower, week-3

    I just finished many days of defoliating, so it looks a little thin. Buds are popping up everywhere, so I'm sure it'll fill back up quickly.


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    JSB99

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    Better pics:

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    Approaching week-7:
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