Indoor - DWC 2x600w - Jack the Ripper+SSH+White Russian+Blue Dream+Strawberry Cream

Discussion in 'Indoor Grow Journals' started by vc77, May 3, 2011.

  1. Well, I'm back. Some of you might remember me. Most wont.

    Anyways, here's a new setup I threw together. And before I answer this a hundred times: My camera is a Canon 60D. I use various lenses. If you really wish to know the specifics contact me in a personal message.

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    VEG EQUIPMENT: My veg-box is a Homebox Clonebox, and I love it! I'm using a 6-light T8 fixture, DIY drip-tub, and humidifier. I'm currently using Botanicaire CNS nutrients in correlation with: Great White mycorrhizae and Liquid Karma, which used together makes a fantastic growth stimulator safe for use from germination to crop.

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    FLOWER EQUIPMENT: I'm currently working with the Growlab 120L, Two 600W HPS and Digital Ballasts, and all the accoutrement for flower. I'm not in dire need of an A/C unit or Water-Chiller right now, but those are the next two things on my list.

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    STRAINS: Right now, I'm working with a sativa-dominant grow-group. Tricky to tame, slow to finish, but well worth the wait. I will be placing four plants in to the flower room within the next few weeks. These are: Super Silver Haze, White Russian, Jack the Ripper, and Blue Dream. One month following, I will introduce another four to the flower room. And so forth.

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    EARLY VEG: Pictures taken 4/23/11

    From top left Clockwise: White Russian - Blue Dream - Jack the Ripper - SSH
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    CURRENT PICTURES:

    Group shot:
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    Blue Dream. I LST'd her a tiny bit earlier for a few days to promote a bit of side-growth. Worked like a charm. Let's hope I can train her all the way up:
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    White Russian. I had a minor Potas(K) deficiency earlier, which was corrected quickly. The Russian was the only plant who took offense to it, causing the larger/bottom fan laves to curl and yellow a bit. Since then, all new growth has been healthy. I, however, am a aficionado for letting nature do it's work, so I'm not cutting them off. My humidity is relatively low(ish), so I see no issues here:
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    Super Silver Haze. This girl has been a weird one to watch. She started out showing all the signs of a true sativa. Since then, she's been plumping up quite a bit. Not to mention she smells like a truck of sour skunks already. One of the few plants I've seen that exhibits an end-game scent this early. Love it.
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    Jack the Ripper. Who doesn't love Subcool? Can't wait for this plant to start flowering. This has been my favorite plant thus far out of this batch. Everything about it tells me that I am in for a real treat. Check out the BEAUTIFUL leaf structure. As well, I successfully FIM'd her about two days ago. Should have some gnarly colas here.
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    Strawberry Cream. The newest addition, and first slotted for the next four up. Lush, green, healthy, and bigger by the minute. One of my favorite strains too. She's been in the net-pot for 4 days now.
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    New batch??!?!!! - Oh yeah, I'm germing some little bastards as well. Currently in my stockpile I possess: [DINAFEM: Blue Widow, Cali Hash Plant]-[TH Seeds: Kushage Fem, S.A.G.E Fem, Burmese Kush Fem]-[Greenhouse Seeds Co: Hawaiian Snow Fem][Sweet Seeds: Sweet Afgahni Delicious Fem, Sweet Tai Fem, Cream Caramel Fem][Ceres Seeds: Purple Fem, Fruity Thai Fem, Orange Bud Fem, White Widow Fem, Hollands Hope Fem][TGA Subcool: Chernobyl][Next Generation Seeds: Island Sweet Skunk Fem, GrapeGod Fem][G13 Labs: Pineapple Express]

    And here's some Ceres Purple waking up as we speak. Next to him is the California Hashplant!
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    Well, for now that's what I have blooming to life in my area of destruction :)

    As a show of good nature, I'll attach some pictures of what I am smoking on as of this moment! HEAT

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    Blueberry Headband:
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    Blueberry Kush:
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    Leave one!
     
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    Super fuckin' stanky.
     
  3. It all looks nice and new to me, I like what you are doing. I am a dwc rookie but I have been finding these grows cool lately.

    I do have a question though, I see you use great white, I was wondering if you could use great white with something like a hygrozyme. I have read conflicting things about it. Some people says it kills everything and others say it doesn't hurt beneficials.


    Mushroom master hey? that is another thing that has been catching my interest lately.
     
  4. Yes, you can use both if you want to.

    Mycorrhiza are fungi actually, not bacteria. Enyzmes are natural compounds that both fungus, bacteria, plants, and other microbes utilize in a myriad of different ways.

    And DWC is great man. Lots of margin for error. Once you get things fine-tuned, you can damn near take a short vacation and not sweat it. My only suggestion would be to ensure you have a large reservoir, because a couple plants will suck 5-gallon buckets dry pretty quick. From there the only thing you need is a water chiller. All the real hydro-heads have em :)
     
  5. Also, this is my first run with the Four-Foot 6-Light T8 fixture. Hooolllllyyyyy shit. It makes this Sativa grower happy. New leaf sets every day and they're growing bushier than plants twice their age. No stretching at all, to include band new leaf sets popping up at the very base of the plant. If you don't care for halides, I would definitely suggest throwing as much T8 tubes above your babies from the first "real" day of Veg. Not hard to see from the pics. Really makes them look a whole lot bigger than they really are - LOL
     
  6. The Cali Hashplant has managed to hulk out of it's shell!

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    Also, I FIM'd the Strawberry Cream about 6 hours ago. New nodes are sprouting already:

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    And, a buddy brought over some Paul Pierce Headband. Fanned immediately. It's definitely a headband strain, but I'm picking up a ton of OG Kush scents too. When smoked, it first tastes like you're drinking Sunny-Delight Smooth, and then Golden Grahams. So bomb:

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  7. Morning! Seedling pics coming a bit later. For now, a little wake and bake. Here we are with some Maui Wowie. Smooooth morning smoke:

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  8. The Ceres seedling is looking a bit sorry. I've got them under 4 T5s, and she still wants to reeeaach. We'll see how things pan out. CaliHP looks good. Temps are 75-80 at 90% humidity.
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    Looks like I pulled two new nodes on my Jack the Ripper FIM. Not bad for less than 48 from the cut! I'm loving this 4foot 6xT8 fixture. Minimal stretching, tight node grouping, and near real-time visible (re)production.
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    Here's the SSH. These two nodes are going to be fun to tame. A nice early top pays off :)
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    Group-shot. Morning temps: 70-F / 48% Humidity - These girls are loving every minute
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  9. #9 vc77, May 5, 2011
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    Things are coming along fine. I will be building my DWC buckets and installing the final hardware in the flower tent tomorrow. Should be picking up an A/C too. I don't feel like dealing with temps above ninety. Everything is regulated by the Central A/C and Heating within my house, but being that these tents are in the attic/loft of a two story house in California that I "Dexter"d with Visqueen plastic: Shit will get a tad warm around the tents this summer, surely bringing temps in to the 90s. Standalone A/C it is. Worth the 300$.

    Flowering sometime next week. Potting the babies within the next few days. Here's some root-porn in the meantime. The brownish spots are from the rapid rooter plugs I used. They seem to dissolve and filter through the hydroton. Aside from that, I have a very hearty veg mix running right now, and the Great White mycorrhizae is keeping things clean and healthy.
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    Here are the lights I'm using.
    -4-bulb 2-foot T5 for Seedlings/clones:
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    -6-bulb 4-foot T8 for Veg:
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    Babies are doing fine:
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    Here's some Leaf-Structure shots. SSH first, Jack the Ripper second:
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    I'm open to critique or suggestions, so leave one!
     
  10. Morning smoke (Blueberry Headband) + How I roll :)

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    <3 RAW King Size Slims

    Gonna head out in a little while for a bit of skateboarding. After, I will be building my buckets and reservoirs today, so tune in for some pictures of the fully set-up flower tent!
     
  11. Well, as promised, and about 10 minutes late, I got them in to the buckets today. Picked up a LG Standalone A/C as well. The store was sold out so I snagged the floor model for a nice discount. WIN. Grabbed some Open Sesame, Cha-Ching, Beasty Bloomz, and Snow Storm. Got home and went to work building my buckets. Right now I'm using 3gallon buckets with a 10 gallon reservoir in the middle. Drilled some holes in the bottoms, threw some 3/4 grommets in and piped them in to the tank. Running a 6" Centrifugal fan outside the tent sucking through both ballasts, and the central air/cooling for my house being piped in below the plants. The A/C is piped out of the tent as well, and is absolutely doing WORK in that little tent. The environment is completely in my control now :) Anyways, here's the pictures.

    Outside both tents:
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    Standing above the other, empty, buckets:
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    Blue Dream:
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    Deep. Water. Culture. :)
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    My new A/C unit and my air-pump. Doin' work:
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    Root porn :)
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    Well, that's it for now. I plan to Veg and Train for roughly a week, possibly less, and throw them in to flower. Shooting for 9-10 weeks with em, but I'm prepared to endure longer. Pull up a chair and leave a comment! If you see anything wrong let me know. I'm not completely new to this, but I don't know everything :)
     
  12. Quick update: Checked on the plants this morning, and they are taking to the buckets swimmingly. Seedlings will get placed in their net-pots this morning, and I will be acquiring another clone as well. Pics in a bit.
     
  13. How come you're only veg'ing for such a short time?
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  14. They're still vegging, just got them under the HPS for a little while. I normally, from clone, only veg for 3-4 weeks anyways, and this one should be no different. As well, I'm dealing with a very Sativa-heavy group here, and I expect and am prepared for 10+ weeks of flower. These things are about to explode :) Just watch
     
  15. Todays update:

    Plants are loving their buckets. They seem to have nearly doubled in size, in under 24 hours. Leaves are lush, and limbs are tough. Flowering soooon. The root are really starting to take hold. Me and a friend re-routed the ducting to increase the amount of air being scrubbed, and piped in to the Veg box as well. All in all, the tent immediately dropped 10 degrees without the help of my AC. Needless to say, I'm pumped about that. Aside from that, today is the day I work on my power supply. Tripping breakers is no fun. Anyways, here's some pics :)

    Blue Dream:
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    The Strawberry Cream and Seedlings are still nice and happy in my veg box
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    My guard dogs, hard at work:
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    Breakfast:
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    That's it for now. The Flowering photoperiod will begin very, very soon :) Pull up a chair if you haven't already.
     
  16. Benny Tea brewing.

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    No way should I ever need hydrogen peroxide to have a savage root system. Nutrient buildup/gunk and root rot are no fun in a deep water culture. No better way to beef up your nutrient intake and growth development than with some beneficial microbe tea.
     
  17. Today's update:

    Veg Box: Picked up a new Mako Haze clone from a well trusted source. She's recently transplanted but should do just fine in her new home. The Strawberry Cream is looking so nice. The early FIM I attempted seems to have split multiple ways to include three new nodes, but there remains a definitive top node. This one might need a few more toppings before flower, while the others catch up :) Seedlings are coming along as well. The little dots are mist droplets. Here's they are:

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    Mako Haze (Day Zero)
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    Seedlings
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    Flower Room (Still running veg photoperiod):

    Wasn't happy with the placement of the buckets using that 10-Gal reservoir. Swapped it out and refitted for a much more space efficient system. I can now run the water level to the absolute brim if I wanted to, and am currently sitting 1-2 inches below. The reservoir is super easy to swap out now as well. Here's the pics:

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    Your roots will tell you if they like it :)
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    New placement
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    Buckets, Grommets, T's, and Tubing. All you need for a simple do-it-yourself DWC.
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    Reservoir level
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    Well, all in all, I'm getting them situated in their new home for a little while longer and throwing it in to flower. From this point forward, it will be a (2X)4x4 perpetual side by-side grow in the flower room. The veg room will be filled as needed when needed to prepare for room being made in the flower room.
     
  18. the dehum. produces alot of heat i'd move the air pump somewhere colder to lower water temps
     
  19. Check the white 6" ducting behind the A/C unit:

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    The A/C's hot air is being ducted out of the tent, and from there scrubbed outside. Aside from that my indoor temps are 72-78 with the lights on, and my water temps are never above 70. Tent temps will be kept slightly below 70 with the lights off. As well, being that I am piping fresh air in to the tent from my house's central a/c, the humidity stays at around 40%. Should be good.
     
  20. The ladies have been sent in to flower after exploding under the HPS for a few days. Clones/Seedlings are still doing fine. Pic update coming soon.
     

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