Advice and Diagnosis


Mar 9, 2011
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Whats up yall keeping it brief, just looking for some updated advice I guess you could say, on my grow. I have 1800W HPS, using 3 part flora from GH, Ph and PPM's are in check to my knowledge. Also looking for opinions on the optimal time to start flowering these ladies. They are approx 6 weeks old from seed. all indicas. Also had to put them under a 100W flouro in replace of the 1800W HPS for a week due to personal issues, could this have been what caused the problems shown?


I am my own caregiver
Jan 15, 2011
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Live links are not allowed, replace the tt with xx and you'll be good!


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Feb 12, 2011
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Looks good to me but what do I know :)

What size tent 4x4?


When you say problems, I am assuming you mean the browning on the lower leaves, my money would be on nutrient spillage but I am a **** of a long way from being an expert.
To my mind, the newer growth looks lreal good and overall you have some lovely looking plants.

I would recommend reading this and bookmarking it for future reference, I have found it invaluable

As for flowering, you have 16 sq ft in your 4x4, burning 1800W (I am assuming you have 3x 600W HPS) is overkill!
It is normally recommended you use a min of 5,000 Lumens per sq ft during flowering. A 600W will give you around 95,000 lumens so two of your 600w lights will give you 190,000 lumens which is just short of 12,000 lumens per sq ft. You could actually just about run 1x 600W in that space.
I am saying this to try and save you a few $$$$$ on your electric bill.

Your girls could triple in height during flowering so I would suggest taking your max headroom, deduct height of pots, size of lamps and say 12" for distance from lamps to light. This gives you the max plant height. Divide that by 3, giving you a safe height for starting flowering.
If you grow this strain again, you will have an idea of how much they will stretch during flowering but for now that is their safe height (without LST).

Now, that is the max you can go to but it is up to you when you switch to flowering. If they are 6 weeks old, they should be sexually mature but I could not tell from the vid if they had alternating nodes.

So, the short answer to your question is, any time between now and the height you worked out!
And.. The browning doesnt look anything serious to me but I am sure someone with more experience will let you know if I am wrong.
Sorry for being long winded but I believe if you know the whole answer to something, it helps you work out this stuff in future.
This is mostly IMHO, though some of it is fact.

Welcome aboard dude and green mojo on its way.
Stay frosty. W


Git "R" lit
Apr 19, 2005
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