Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by JSB99, Jul 5, 2017.
That'll be $5, please. That covers the penny for my thoughts, and $4.99 in state marijuana taxes.
There's some heavy fog moving in, so slow down out there
I've got a dilemma on my hands. I need the clones to warm up, and the mums to cool down. What I think I need to do is raise the mums shelf, and make it the clones shelf. Then, move the mums to the bottom. The bottom is where the cooler air comes in, and having the heat from the lights should warm up the clones a bit. Bit of a pain in the ass!
you need to remove that mylar I feel like I'm tripping lol.
Makes it look like I've got a large grow going LOL!
Finished swapping the mothers and clones. Temps are staying right where should, in both areas!
Today, I tackled my bushes! They're so bushy and squat, that it's hard to water them. I've also got two of them with six main nodes, and I wanted to trim them down to four. Also, the Gorilla Cookies really took off and had gotten way too tall. So I topped the four main branches. I'm not worried about how long their recovery time is, I've already got my cuttings. And now, I have many more
Girl Scout Crack - Trimmed two nodes
White Widow - Trimmed two nodes
Gorilla Cookies - Topped the four main branches. I originally fimed these, but she had already grown too tall.
The mums have a lot more room now, and I have more clones I can select from, once they're rooted!
Once the GSC and WW recover, I'll top the four mains, to create eight, then they'll be all set!
The GC was just topped because she was too tall.
Even though the following is just about me mounting a tent fan, I still want to post it in case any noobs are looking for ideas.
I got those two larger fans at GoodWill for cheap, but I knew I was going to have to retrofit them to work in my 4x4 tent. I was originally going to mount this one on a pole, but it would've required me to chop up the fan base quite a bit. So I decided to hang it. I might hang the other one as well, but I have to see if it'll oscillate upside down.
The 550 Cord isn't tied to the zip ties on the base of the fan, it passes through the ties, and is strung up on the other pole. This allows me to adjust it up and down, and it only takes a clothes pin to clamp the cord and keep it in place.
These mums are growing like crazy! I just topped four branches, on two of these, and they've already recovered!
Once the upper manifold, consisting of eight branches, have grown out, I'll be cutting their food, and raising the lights. I haven't been skip-feeding with these. I don't even know if I'm supposed to use water every other feeding with soil lol! But I do flush once a week. I'm going to clip the big fans back, like I did with the one in the back, so I can fit them all without overlap.
I still don't have my outer two T5's going yet. The CFLs are covering a pretty large area, fairly well. I'm going to add 2 more CFLs at the left end of the hood, since it's open and doesn't have any mylar to reflect the light back.
Trimming the mums way back, today. They got really bushy again, so I removed most all the big fans, and left the smaller leaves on the nodes. Now, I have room to fit three to five more, under the hood. Still don't have my outer T5's running, but the cfl's are doing a hell of a job! I just messaged the seller again, to see if he'll send me a ballast. If I don't here from him, I'll probably just buy one. I've already got the one I need ready to go. It'll be less expensive to have those going, compared to the cfl's. It's 48w with the tubes compared to 184w with the cfl's. I guess I could turn some of them off, now that I've got them so compact.
Girl Scout Crack
Lots of room now!
Built a "Pipe o' Fans"
I wanted to get some air moving in the back of T5 hood, since it's close to the wall. PC fans are super cheap if you get them from China! If you buy them by the pack, sometimes it's under a buck per fan. Old cell phone/tablet power supplies run these 80mm fans really well! These three are running off a single charger! Good Will always has these too. You can also get an actual driver for these from MeanWell, or use an old PC power supply (you have to hotwire it to work as a stand-alone power supply, but it's easy).
You can get these little fans in some really tight spaces, to circulate some air.
I found a sweet little pc fan speed controller.
Nice array o fans
Cool! Any potentiometer should work. I might scout through my parts for a pan pot, and turn them down a little. They actually put out a decent breeze, amd with the plants so close, I don't want to make them move too much.
Is cutting the leaves like that part of the bonsi mum technique or are you doing it for another reason?
Might be, I'm not sure. I just trim them because they get super bushy, really fast. I've been feeding them nutes at full strength (for small plants), and at every feeding. I'm trying to get the top eight branches on each, to grow. When those get full size, I'll raise the lights and go light on the nutes. I actually did just switch to half strength, because of having to keep up with them. They're rootbound, so they won't really be getting any wider. All they'll do is produce branches, on the manifold, for cuttings.
I'm stoned and babbling LOL!
These are already due for a haircut! I just took these, and think it's only been about a week since I trimmed them! IIhave to water them twice a day, but I bought a mini pump, and I'm running drips to them from a reservoir (bucket). I'll post pics. They won't be as high of maintenance once I've got the branches how I want them.
Im always babbling
Smoke more worry less.
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