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First hydro attempt, advice needed...

Discussion in 'Indoor Marijuana Growing' started by bennyweed, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Whats happening people? Names billy bob thornton and as the title so nicely puts it, this is my first hydro go at, so steer me clear.......
    of mad disaster if so you see it about to happen.......

    Keep in mind everything i do now is somewhat temporary, so with no further ado I proudly present.... OH SHIT hydro tour :confused::confused:.


    Well where do I begin? Im gonna try and build a drip sys. inside a 2x4 grow tray then im gonna try again and build a ebb&flow sys. inside a 2x4 tray. I got
    pictures of what I did and done so far.

    I would like to show you the stuff i have first in preperation
    Pic uno is a RO/DI water system I bought--also not effin here yet and that I do need

    http://cgi.ebay.com/AQUA-REEF-RO-DI...5|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50


    Pic two is the grow tent that isnt here yet (mail)


    http://cgi.ebay.com/HYDROPONICS-GRO...5|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50



    Now here are the pics of the flower tray i built..let me know what you think


    2x4 drip tray and the over fill drain i gotta install

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    drain installed
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    hole i drilled for the drip lines, looking at it now i wish i put the hole closer to the outter wall
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    all assembled with two gallon square pots to home mommy plants
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    on my temporary ghetto made table above its rubbermaid 18g resv.
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    Working how it is supposed to....im happy!!!:smoking::smoking:
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    so what you think gc, is it worthy to homes some fine little creatures?






    Now here is what I currently going on...:cool:

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    Not gonna lie, looking forward to see how this lettuce works out
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    Nice frosty little cola from exhibit A
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    This lil girl is like 5 inches tall and has more little nugs then fan leafs, so beautifl!!
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    Now here are some pics of the ebb n flow tray i built that will be going inside my tent!:D

    I originally planned on just hanging my 600w hps cooltube and then surrounding my little creatures with the individual 2fx2f LED panels I have....change is what Obama calls it...so now I kind of want to add that old school 400 hps but i know i wont be able to keep the heat down with that guy on, makes way to much heat. What do you think, should I try it?

    The nutes I picked out are all organic and i also will need some cal-mad i think....not real sure, what are some really good nute programs?
    I must admit Im super impressed with the quailty of parts I was able to get to build this...its looks real professional to me and I cant wait to see it all inside of my tent!
    The resv. I fould is made out of this real strong plastic that doesnt bend like a rubbermaid and it has latches so when i add the foam tape around the lid it will make a real nice seal so nothing gets in or out. I have a real nice 12inch airstone i will keep inside also.



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    I want to veg plants for a month under 6 T8 6500k day light floras in my drip tray and then move to my tent with the ebb and flow tray. Now that real question is, WHAT DOES GC THINK?:cool:



     
  2. I also decided I want to try building a real simple bubblier cloning machine. I really like the resv. I found , it has a countersunk lid so any spilled water will run right back into the resv. All i really had to do was drill holes and add a shit load of air stones.
    I added straight tap water, couple 2 or 5 drops of super-thrive, some clonex rooting compound..wrapped the cuts in a foam plug them into the 2" pots....then tossed'em into the lid. Kind of really excited to see if this cloning method is any quicker......


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    Professional lighting...lol

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  3. So I was bored and decided to get some pics together of my two mother plants I keep them real trimmed because I do not want huge ladies...no one likes a BIG lady..hahaha. These mommy plants stay breathing solely to supply me with cuttings.:smoke:

    This pic is of ICE, cant wait to see her buds someday..as white as the driven snow
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    This pic is of Masterkush, I can not keep her trimmed enough.she grows super quick
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    And this is a leaf off the masterkush, 11 spades pretty impressive I think and that other stuff is little pop corn buds i trimmed to see how the high feels..cant wait
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  4. Hey again friendly GC :wave: I managed to round up some updates of my clones. I put everything into their 4in rockwool cubes because I will be leaving for four days and I wanted room for roots if I am that lucky and manage to get some. How does everything look so far?? Im nervous doing this hydro thing for the first time. My PPM is at 250 and PH is 5.5 and im using Technaflora Pura vida nuts, each one part. one for grow 4-6-3 and one for bloom 2-6-6, I am also adding about 10-15drops of super thrive.....the ph keeps going up about .2 everyday when I check it, is this normal? Before I leave should I lower the ph to 5.0?:confused:Since I will be using RO/DI water, it will have a constant 000ppm to start with, do my nutes supply all the trace elements plants need with out showing decency or will I need some type of separate additive. Im thinking technaflora B. seaweed, or does someone have a better suggestion all together?


    And here is something a little off topic, this is my baby I saved up for while I was in the military!


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvkrdB66PG4"]YouTube - 350z burn out[/ame]
     
  5. looks like you got it under control brother. be careful with the nutes, its very easy to over nute in hydro set ups if your not careful. try using 1/2 strength nutes at first and maybe add more later just to test your ladies. good luck......
     

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