Harvest Time: A Tutorial

Hi Mr. Moco, More info on Activated Carbon Filters. I have 4" Squirrel Cage Fan that achieves 70 cfm pushing air through a tiny 3" side vented ceiling fan fixture I cannot change. With that crappy ceiling fan assisting the Squirrel Cage Fan, 80 cfm. I see this 4" Filter for $40 at

Will this do the job?
 

Mr moco

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Hi Mr. Moco, More info on Activated Carbon Filters. I have 4" Squirrel Cage Fan that achieves 70 cfm pushing air through a tiny 3" side vented ceiling fan fixture I cannot change. With that crappy ceiling fan assisting the Squirrel Cage Fan, 80 cfm. I see this 4" Filter for $40 at

Will this do the job?
Yes sir exactly what I got mine came with the fan too and the ducting was a package that's why was hundred sumthin and just change that every year to two depending how many grows and no more smell
 
Striking out searching for Australian RC-48 activated carbon to refill this thing with. Generic only. Where to get these special premium GAC pellets in USA? Amazon does not list it.
This is the best I found yet, not the premium type either:
 

Mr moco

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Striking out searching for Australian RC-48 activated carbon to refill this thing with. Generic only. Where to get these special premium GAC pellets in USA? Amazon does not list it.
This is the best I found yet, not the premium type either:
I just buy a new peice every year I'm lazy lol
 
Pre-Filter bag used? I have seen, but AC Infinity does not sell. I suppose to keep dust from taking down the flow and to extend life. My fans get oodles of dust stuck to the blades and grills over time, and they are not even filtering. OK i suppose to get Fiberglass filter cloth like for furnace filters by the foot and use those sheet metal spring paper clips to hold it wrapped over the metal GAC Filter Body. Please advise.

Since this thread is about Harvest Time and Tutorial, I will ask you about the subject of potency, and how to maximize it. Trich's target desired is maximum population of "Cloudy Trich's", with minimum populations of Amber, now mostly CBD, and Clear not yet psycho-active Trich's. Yes I understand that, yet over so many grows of the exact same cuts I have witnessed extreme differences in potency and terpiness that have left me perplexed and unable to define what the root cause was or sometimes still is. Two grows ago each time I forgot one entire 12 hour night to shut the door and bright light flooded in. I am convinced this confuses the plants Trich's ripening and adversely changes the Bell Curve of populations of Cloudy Vs. Clear Vs. Amber Trich's. There were also times when that did not ever happen yet my crop was crap and tasted like crap. Exact same cuts next time would be mind meltingly potent to the point poeple would comment about the ultra-pleasurable mind-lock you felt as the very first hit sank in. It was some awesome slightly hermy Southeast Asian bag week from around 1990. I stopped growing for 20 years, lost the strain, and find that all these new and "Legal" hyped up "Super-potent strains" are NOT. Have NEVER found any strain that comes close to what my youth offered me. The more hype, the crappier it is sometimes. Like Darkheart nursury claiming the already well know CBD heavy strain "Dream Queen" was dubbed "Green Crack" by Snoop Dog himself. Zero buzz, only puts you to sleep and is why is named Dream Queen. They lie like a rug!

I have tried and rejected: 1)Dream Queen, 2)Head Band (Could never approach club's average low quality, mine tasted God Awful), 3)Royal Highness, 4)Golden Strawberries, 5)Basti Badlands, 6)Candy Land, 7)Mother's Milk, 8-Buda Kush, 9)Medijuana, 10)Borderliner, 11)White Widow "Extreme" (supposedly bred for better yield, was CRAP), 12)Grape Gobstoppers, 13)3 Kings, 14)Casino Royale, and 15)Chem Dawg 4 OG. Chem Dawg was several times extremely terpy and pleasurable. Later re-grows from same cuts never achieved that result more than 1 in 5 tries. Pisses me off. I want the ultra-stoner weed I had in my youth. All these nurseries keep crossing things to build their libraries and marketing their crap results as Bling. Nothing is as sad as putting dozens of hours of work in and getting crap results. You cannot even get a good stone to make you forget your misfortune.

Right now my fav strains are Scarlett Johansson, Black Jack, and OG Kush. They are not the best THC spec's, but are the very best tasting and consistent results I've been able to achieve. Just bought Neptune's Citral Glue and a GAC Air Filter per it is Citral Skunk x Gorilla Glue.

Oh ya, I did not list Gorilla Glue as a favorite or as 17th tried because I found the very first genuine GG4 cut I bought and did not replicate was NOT THE SAME when I bought another cut from exact same darkheart nursury supplier. This 2nd GG4 from them was crappier for sure, did not grow the same, had many more leaves from the colas the genuine did not have. Was not even as frosty like GG4 should ALWAYS be. Now I see GG4 seeds and realize why. The Cannabis Cup winning GG4 has been LOST, and children from seed are being claimed to be the Cannabis Cup winner you can buy for yourself. Bull shit! I am praying Neptune at least used the very best GG4 they could find and the very best Citral Skunk they could find to make their cross with. I just bought a darkheart Romulan cut and am skeptical it is the best Romulan available, especially because it comes from darkheart. Few clone choices here. I am desperate to get really stoned and need your advice and wisdom Kind Sir. Strains as well as maximizing potency secrets you may know.

Any of you reading please help me get really stoned as in my youth. Please advise me. I was no lightweight then either as a teen ager. My best friend's brother was best friend with best pot dealer in the county, and we were all so happy. SO many fine and very potent Cannabis choices including Thai Stick and Thai Bud, genuine Maui Waui, and Black, Red, Blond Hashish, and purified Honey Oil that was oh so fine. I have always smoked Cannabis like a Chimney!

I am praying you all can prove me wrong that I contend the weed of the black market was of far better quality than is now available in the legal market place, equipped with price fixing, and rules that allow a +/- 12.5% THC accuracy reading. So they test their best Top Cola at 25% and smoke it themselves, and sell you the lower buds at 12.5%, and their initial Top Cola tested was allowed a 12.5% THC content error. Also these rules are not enforced, Instead they rely on the Honor System. Grrr! The Black Market was the best market I say, and real competition for potency that includes fine taste, has mostly died a sad death.
 
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Blick Fang

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inDC4now, Thanks!


Chop? I sampled a few buds that were at the top. They were very cloudy and I was anxious. I will get a new pic tonight. That pic was a week ago and I haven't checked on the plant since then.
 

inDC4now

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Starting to see light colored Amber trikes on the flowers I checked.
c2.jpgThat's what I was hoping to see in the closeup photos. As I zoom in on your images it blurs before I can really see. Sounds like you have it right though.

You might be able to get an image like this if you get close enough and zoom with the camera. Then zoom again when you view the image.

The trichomes are clear, then they become cloudy and then they become amber. I usually wait until I've seen the white "hairs" darken and the trichomes are all cloudy and just a few trichomes, say 10-15% have begun to amber.
 

Blick Fang

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inDCnow, then they are ready. The only thing is: The stuff we actually smoked had a bit of gold in it. I am thinking of saving a few until they get a little more yellow? I did take a couple sample buds where the trikes were basically all cloudy 2 weeks ago.
 

inDC4now

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inDCnow, then they are ready.
Maybe they are but looking your second set of images I'd say they are not. Maybe some others will chime in too. Those closer to the lights might be ready sooner than lower buds. And when it comes to trichomes, those on the buds speak more loudly than those on leaves. But I don't really seen any amber color in your resin glands and I would want to see some, maybe not a lot, but enough to know that there was just a bit of amber.

Jorge Cervantes writes in his The Cannabis Encyclopedia that in addition to slowing growth "bracts, stigmas and resin glands function as 3 easy-to-use indicators..."

"Especially look at the bracts, all of which should be mature and swollen except for the bracts at the very tops of the buds."

"Most of the stigmas (a good 90 percent) -- the pollen-catching "fuzzy white 'hairs' -- will have withered and turned rust/brown."

For trichomes or resin glands on indoor plants Cervantes suggests you don't want amber trichomes. He writes that the "majority of the glands should be clear or translucent; fewer should be cloudy ormilky, and very few should have color."
 

Blick Fang

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As I am waiting for amber trikes, I notice some of my bracts/trikes are turning to powder. I have backed off watering a bit but.
 
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