Skeuerle 1ST Bubble Bucket

Discussion in 'Hydroponic Grow Journals' started by skeuerle, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. After reading many guides and journals, I'm ready to grow some bud:D

    I've decided to have two plants growing under a 400w HPS light in 5 gallon buckets.

    My good friend :wave: gave me three clones to start with. Two girls are going right in the buckets and the third is going in soil to be mama.

    I got my buckets and grow room built and lights hung. I washed my hydroton pellets for an hour. let 10 gallons of water sit for two days to evaporate chlorine. Got a fresh water test kit from local aquarium store to watch PH. Went to hydro store and got some General Hydroponics Nutrients and other things.

    Here are some pics of what is happening.
     

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  2. hello update time....

    I'll be short . My camera is not working right now so no pics till I get new charger.

    I bought two fans for ventilation and I also got a temp and humidity gauge.

    One of the clones is really starting to take off. the other looks good but about half the growth of the first. the mother I have in soil is moving in slow-mo.

    I post again when the camera is working..
     
  3. OK I'll be very detailed with this post...so here goes,

    Growing two sativa dominate clones in two bubble buckets
    Growing a third in soil for comparison
    Using GH nutes at 600-700 ppm. I have a tds pen type meter
    Two weeks into veg 18-6 lighting schedule
    PH is between 6.0 and 5.5... hard to tell because aquarium kit color chart only goes to 6.0
    All this is under a 400w HPS light 8-10 inches from top of tallest plant.
    one small osculating fan. My temp are between 90f and 75f humidity 25-30%

    Besides having a little heat related issues everything seem to be going good.
    I check up on them once or twice daily and i see new growth every time.
     

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  4. I love the look of those sativas. As graceful as a plant can be.

    Good Luck!!
     
  5. Ok I'm back, Guess what? After a week of fighting mites they are gone!!
    Have not seen one or new leaf damage for a week. Also had a algae problem, My net pot was not full enough and was letting light into the bucket. All roots are nice and clean looking and growing like wildfire. My plants have doubled in size since going 12/12 on 3-01-09. and now I'm pretty sure I'm seeing first signs of flowers. now it's picture time.........
     

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  6. Hey Bud, you gotta drop that temp. I had high temps like that before, your plants will grow just not as well as if the temps never hit 80, ... Is your hps enclosed and venting the heat outside somewhere?
     
  7. Hey man, looking good so far :) Love the bubble buckets.

    Keep it up, I'm watchin!
     
  8. close up of my little lolitas
     

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  9. Girls gone wild....:)
     
  10. Ahh all the little flowers. The are more than I can count. They have grown more than a foot since I last posted. I have a couple of questions?

    Should I leave all the flowers on or should I prune the lower ones so the tops will get bigger?

    how important is it to change the water in the buckets? I did it like three weeks ago, and I have been adding water almost daily to keep water 1 to 2 inches below net cup.

    No pics this week cause i am lazy........
    probably this crap shwag...least it's somting to smoke
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