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Fed gals 175ml pp. Inflow EC was 1150, run-off EC between 1350 and 1650; leaves are darkening and pistils are slowly starting to appear (at least one plant); I'm slowly solving my lock-out / High EC issues, which is huge.

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Posted : 12/05/2023 7:54 am Jimmy McGill liked
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Fed gals 175ml pp. Inflow EC was 1150, run-off EC between 1350 and 1650; leaves are darkening and pistils are slowly starting to appear (at least one plant); I'm slowly solving my lock-out / High EC issues, which is huge. Based on CFC input, I'm flipping to flower today (12/12). Not expecting much given the rough start, but we'll see. More learning.

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Posted : 12/05/2023 8:19 am
rockybandit
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Fed gals 185ml pp; inflow was 957EC, 1466EC runoff. EC still too high. I added nearly a gallon of RO water to dilute the food mix of nutrients (following "transition" quantities). Fed at 8am and 11am. Will feed one more time today. Lights on at 8am and off at 8pm (12/12).

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Posted : 12/06/2023 9:08 am Jimmy McGill and Tombuzz liked
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EC meters are showing different readings in the same liquid; re-calibrated both and ordered a BlueLabs EC meter for the avoidance of doubt; EC meters are still not 100% aligned but within 30uS of one another; fed gals 175ml; inflow pH is 6.2; inflow EC is ~950 and run-off EC is still a bit high 1400-1500EC.

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Posted : 12/08/2023 11:37 am
rockybandit
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New Bluelabs EC meter arrived today; calibrated it and will use it going forward (the two cheap Amazon ones are too inconsistent, even after calibration); continuing to feed 3x; new EC meter is on point; inflow EC .9, run-off EC 1-1.2 (still coming down); mixed new batch of food using transition stage formula -- starting water EC is 0, after nutes is 1.4EC, diluted down to 1.1 with 1,500ml of RO water.

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Posted : 12/09/2023 11:04 am
rockybandit
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Looking a little better.

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Posted : 12/09/2023 11:08 am
rockybandit
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Plants looking pale green, will continue watering and maybe increase CalMag from 2.5ml to 4ml in next batch; pH level remains 6.2, inflow EC 1.1, outflow 1-1.2EC; raised light a few inches; unclear to me why leaves are pale green (will research); common denominator is my "pre-puffered" coco brick/planter (my next grow will follow CFC advice for mixing/buffering my own coco). A little frustrated -- this inaugural grow can't get over soon enough.

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Posted : 12/10/2023 9:27 am Tombuzz liked
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Traveled this week

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for work again; son watered 200ml pp 2x or 3x per day as he schedule permitted; EC run-off still running hot (1200-1500) -- convinced my brick coco medium is bunk; replaced 100W AC Infinity with a 150W Medic Grow (SUN Mini) -- it doesn't seem like the gals are getting enough light, especially at the beginning of the flowering cycle; pistils are beginning to show; I didn't top, yes another mistake, but we'll see how the rest goes, only learning at this point (not expecting to see buds).

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Posted : 12/15/2023 3:07 pm Jimmy McGill and Tombuzz liked
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Moving to "Early Bloom" food regiment; first feeding was "Transition", the remaining two feeds will be 200ml pp of "Early Bloom"; assembled auto-drain saucer system (but botched the filter install), buying a small Peristaltic pump (modifying the CFC DIY project -- fingers crossed); installed new humidity controller (IHC-200); pistils are a poppin'.

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Posted : 12/18/2023 3:55 pm
rockybandit
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Fed gals 200ml pp "Early Bloom" nutes (3X per day); run-off EC values are hovering between 1000-1300EC -- so much better (with a 1150EC target); maintainig humidity and temp on 12/12 light schedule has been a challenge (especially during night time); experimenting with inkbird temp controllers (buying WiFi version); pistils continue popping.

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Posted : 12/19/2023 10:34 am Jimmy McGill liked
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Fed gals 200ml pp "Early Bloom" nutes (3X per day); run-off EC is 1300; installed a peristaltic pump to drain run-off from tray -- works like a champ!

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rockybandit
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Continued feeding gals 200ml pp of "Early Bloom"; my growing environment is as stable as it's been since the start; no news to report (that's a good thing)!

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Posted : 12/22/2023 8:57 am
rockybandit
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More of the same today; 200ml pp of "Early Bloom"; pH and EC values are in range, much better; I tried to connect my new MedicGrow SUN mini 2 to my AC Infinity 69Pro controller -- when using the RJ11 cable and adapter, the controller can only turn the light on or off -- no dimming capability at all (level 0=off, levles 1-10=on); trying a new adapter cable. Also added Lasko ceramic heater to controller (on/off).

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Posted : 12/23/2023 9:04 am Jimmy McGill liked
rockybandit
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Flip Day: 19

More of the same today; 200ml pp of "Early Bloom"; pH and EC values are in range, much better; I tried to connect my new MedicGrow SUN mini 2 to my AC Infinity 69Pro controller -- when using the RJ11 cable and adapter, the controller can only turn the light on or off -- no dimming capability at all (level 0=off, levles 1-10=on); trying a new adapter cable. Also added Lasko ceramic heater to controller (on/off).

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Posted : 12/23/2023 9:04 am
rockybandit
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Continued fertigation (3X pp using "Early Bloom" nutes); doing my best to support colas with trellis, stakes and plant ties; run-off EC 1100 (not horrible).

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