SAFC Suns: NG'S Meph GROWOFF(AGAIN)! *(3BOG x DG)*
Welcome to the Suns Group🌱💚. Good luck to you sir👊👏 see ya in my rear view😈 j/k. Glad ur in the group...seems like we’re missing someone 👀
So, small update. I forgot update #1 as i was so busy responding to comments 🙂
4/20: i dropped seed
4/22: i set my reservoir to 5.8ph + 600ec.
Today: i reset my reservoir (whom was all resting at 6.4ph and 570ec) to 5.8ph and 700ec.
i will give her another +100 in a few days, once she gets adjusted again.
happy growing everyone!
Wow! I found my poor plants consuming up ec and went from 900ec down to 700. So i bumped up ec to 1000, and ph at 5.8 again. Hopefully i dont get any burn. So far so good, they actually had a little explosive growth coming home from a long day.
Roots have gotten real real long since i dropped seed a week ago. About 3ft long main root already!
Wish me luck!
So small update, a few days after my 1st topping, i've began my 2nd topping! I've also began LST training that prof knowitall has reccomended on the front right CLONE. (5.10.21)
All is well on this front, everything's responding well... Did nutrient change yesterday as well (5.11.21)
P.S. I finally received my 5x5, but I will still stay in suns. (Introductory tent video up below)
Thank you Dr C. for giving me the opportunity to test the Mars Hydro FC6500!
I don't want GM missing me too much *wink wink* 😉 [more like i don't want to lose sight of GM and have him pass me in coco, NO SIREEE NEVER!]
Weekly progress (i'll try to stay up to date as much as possible!)
**WARNING: LONG POST**
Over the weekend I've done the following:
- Upped ec to 1.20 EC (They're growing phenomenally, if ec dropps as reservoir levels drop, and it seems to be doing that a lot lately, i'll be upping ec a little more to upkeep with the system.) I've learned that LAST GROW, i might have been to conservative and that might have affected my yield slightly. I will correct for that this round!
- Upped PPFD from 500umols to 800umols (gradually, +100 everyday for a few days now, zero taco'ing so i'm gucci on that front!). Unfortunately I do not have a PAR meter (just can't afford one yet), but I have been using Tent Buddy app from google play store. While it might not be accurrate, I do know what works and what doesn't for my setup so far. I haven't burnt any plants yet, but reaching the upwards of 1000-1100umols = slight taco. That was the limitation that I've recorded and realized from the app, so I am rolling with anything from 900umols and below.
**ON ANOTHER NOTE FOR LIGHTING**
Instead of using FULL POWER light at 24 inches (which is the height i plan to finish my final flowering), I am using half power lighting, at about 8-10 inches away (forgot measurements, but i went by umols, not height). My plants are still too young to take advantage of full power as of this moment, so I am not messing with it (yet). I feel like this is a major waste of energy, and futuristically I may start the game with either blurples, or really, really lower power in the fc6500 and just have the plant a few inches away from LED bars. The reason I am so worried about power consumption is mainly HEAT. It is FL here, and our temps avg 82F on a cloudy day, 86F+ on a sunny day. Energy bills are at an all-time high around this time of year, so I may take a small break from growing next year (stocking up during the winter months).
-I've also moved my 5x5 upstairs, because the noise from the air pump was driving me absolutely nuts every night. I've had the best night's rest last night with that incessant humming noise gone. The only downfall is, I have to migrate all my nutrients, nutrient reservoir, and all my phing stuff upstairs now (now, to hunt for a place to store everything upstairs! Hope wifey doesn't kill me)
OHH!! And one more thing.... my autos have began flipping. so I am about flipped at this point i believe (preflowering pistils have popped out already).
Today marks official 30 days! (I dont knownwhy it says 31)
They've taken on a lot of stretching/growth in just a few days. Today officially the gorilla cookies auto joins the 3bog x dg in flowering as well. WOOHOO!
Small update, had a few stray branches so i decided to LST to obtain an even canopy. Snapped a branch in the process but its alright! She's good as new again now 😉
Here's a video tour of the tent:
So yesterday (i'm always late to post).
1)noticed slight light burn, raised light slightly.
2) did a rez change for all 4 totes.
today, rephed (again) and now i'm waiting for stretch and i'll do 1 more rez change. Should be 3 weeks 1 rez change until she's done! So far they've all been amazing, growing at rapid rates. Flower sets are coming out... things are looking GRRRRREAT!
Today, i decided to ph, top off (again) to 1300ec this time (rez dropped 25% and final ec was 1100 after water level drop).
I feel like i will be pushing 1.4ec soon to keep these plants satisfied.
After ec adjustment, and phing... it was time to trim the girls (week 5 now).
I did a buttload of LARFY BRANCH removal.
Also, as i said i would do it? I am currently running a side by side comparison of the two back girls. I will be studying to see what heavy branch removal does versus no leaf defol at all...
One is harshly defoliated, and one has only bottom 1/3rd leaf removal (for airflow). We will see resultd in a week or two 🙂