World Of Hempy

Discussion in 'Drain-To-Waste Hydro' started by Moebius, Jul 16, 2012.

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    WattSaver

    WattSaver Well-Known Member

    We'll have to compare Malawi in a few months. The Zamaldelica I've got going are the first ACE seed I've tried. Their list of sativa and sativa dom strains may force me to buy more seeds. The Bangi Haze really intrigues me for some reason.
     
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    Javadog

    Javadog Well-Known Member

    I went to Ace for the Old Timer's Haze. I was just blown away
    by the idea of a saved breed. :0)

    I will have to try that one again. The first was female, but I had
    no idea how to deal with it and it did not go well. (20 weeks!)

    I will share the good news when I have some. :0)

    JD
     
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    gr865

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Happy Hump Day, 4/20/16!
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    And what a lovely 420 it is.

    To sort of quote a line from a great movie!

    "I love the smell of Exodus Cheese in the morning!"
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    jonnynobody

    jonnynobody Well-Known Member

    Generally speaking, hempy's don't need to be watered daily unless the plant is actually drinking that much. I use 5 gallon buckets and during veg while under a 250w T-5 I water every 3-4 days. Once the HPS kicks on during flowering and increases the rate of respiration in the plant, I water every 2-3 days. At 4+ weeks flower, the plant requires almost daily waterings. In the last 2 weeks of flower watering begins daily to keep up with the plant's rate of respiration. I'm trying 100% perlite this grow due to vermiculite causing complications last grow, so we'll see if the rate of watering increases.
     
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    jonnynobody

    jonnynobody Well-Known Member

    I have, but I most certainly don't use that number to determine how strong I mix my nutrients. I mix my nutrients based on how large the plant is and what stage of growth I'm in. The bigger the plant, the more nutrients she'll need to get the job done. Just don't over do it. And remember, most nutrient companies feeding charts are a complete joke. I hear about people running 1200PPM circulating hydro systems and I laugh. My PPM never breaches 400 and this is a link from my last grow during flower.

    http://rollitup.org/t/thc-bomb-exploding-w-pics.842487/#post-10905676

    Grow on man.
     
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    SamsonsRiddle

    SamsonsRiddle Well-Known Member

    I definitely agree on the ppm thing, i ended up finding out that last grow my ppms were too high (300 on .5 scale) and that was causing my problems. The daily waterings allowed me to remove another variable and made narrowing things down easier. I ended up finishing it out at 220 ppms for the last 3 weeks and 100 for the last 3 days.
     
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    StickyStumps

    StickyStumps Member

    I'm attempting my first hempy scrog (diy pro scrogger I built). I've got quality genetics on the way but some decent bag seed in rock wool under t5's now. Can't wait to show off what I've been doing!!! I look forward to your teachings new friends!!!
     
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    StickyStumps

    StickyStumps Member

    So I've just purchased a meter and started some seedlings off last night (1/4 strength nutes, fox farm) anyway. Exactly what is the water, feeding, flushing schedule. I know I don't feed till 30% run off every time, or every 2-3 days. This is my first go at passive hydroponics any feeding aDvice appreciated.
    -smoke it like you grew it!! Your telling me the fox farms ppm numbers are wrong posted on their feeding charts??? Wtf???
     
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    StickyStumps

    StickyStumps Member

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    Do you feed your nutrient solution every morning? Never any plain RO/distilled water?
     
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    SamsonsRiddle

    SamsonsRiddle Well-Known Member

    i'm not a fox farms nutrient guy, and have heard a lot of good and bad things (mostly bad). What are you using as your medium and do you have something different for reservoir? How big of a container do you have this in?

    Basically the concept is to have a constant reservoir with all the nutes for your plant to uptake. The reason why you water to 20-30% runoff is to help remove the previous reservoir nutrient solution with the fresh - your flush. Depending on the medium you have the plant in above the reservoir, you also have some nutrient solution in there in case your reservoir runs dry. However, relying on that is not best practice.

    If you need further explanation or any help, just let us know and we'll set you straight like everyone else did for us. Maybe start a journal and then just post major updates here....?
     
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    StickyStumps

    StickyStumps Member

    Y
    Do you feed your nutrient solution every morning? Never any plain RO/distilled water?
    oh if love to post pics and all but a little nervous due to legalities for me. I'm guessing you guys use a disposable camera and upload pics (no digital footprint from your device?) anyway 1%vermiculite/3%perlite in 2 or 3 gal hempy buckets w/ a homemade scrogger. I've got seedlings under t5's in rock wool as the buckets await. I've also got same set up outdoors in a 5 gal bucket (Rome Tomatoes) More experience to be obtain flushing, feeding ect.... Honestly this hobbie is the breath of fresh air I need!!!! Thanks for the good inviting vibes. I guess my I need to know how to secure my anonymity then bring you into my green house (aka my wife's named it the $$pit) lol
     
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    StickyStumps

    StickyStumps Member

    Planning on the kind k5 750 led????
     
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    SamsonsRiddle

    SamsonsRiddle Well-Known Member

    check out the led section and ask over there. i'm not sure who makes a similar Cree or Vero COB based lamp, but i'm sure they can point you in the right direction and maybe save you some money.
     
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    StickyStumps

    StickyStumps Member

    Thanks and that's a big 10-4
     
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    jonnynobody

    jonnynobody Well-Known Member

    Nah, no throw away cameras. Just turn geotagging off if you take pictures with a digital camera or smart phone.
     
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    Wunderwi

    Wunderwi Member

    So I just switched to hempy buckets from soil. And all my plants seem to be a lot more yellow to light green. Any ideas. Using simple path nutes. 100% perlite. 4 gal pails, drain hole is about 2 in up from bottom
     
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    SamsonsRiddle

    SamsonsRiddle Well-Known Member

    pictures? how often are you watering? what ec?
     
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    Wunderwi

    Wunderwi Member

    Ev
    Every 3-4 days, try and get some later. Just feeding by the instructions on the jug.
     
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    Dalek Supreme

    Dalek Supreme Well-Known Member

    It has been awhile since I visited this awesome thread.

    Go Hempy!
     
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    Dalek Supreme

    Dalek Supreme Well-Known Member

    If it was Miracle Grow Perlite? I hope you washed it because it comes prenuted to be amended with soil.
     
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