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New house, new grow room! 3x3 tent with 2 Mars Hydro TS1000s. Using an aeroponics tote for 2 ILGM Auto Gelatos and 1 ILGM Auto Zkittlez. They are just breaking ground and stretched a bit from germinating in a window sill, but that'll be taken care of when they're transplanted in the next couple of days. This is my first cannabis grow in many years, but I've been doing other herbs and tomatoes in this aeroponics tote for a few years now. Excited to be back to growing what I love!
 

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Alright ya talked me into it LOL
 
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Humidifier showed up today and was promptly installed in the tent. The babies will be transferred to net pots with hydroton in the next couple of days. Temp is currently at 72f and humidity was low (22%) prior to adding the humidifier. The humidifier will allow me to set a constant 65% humidity. Also, not pictured is a separate 'portable' style air conditioner that will allow me to control the room that the tent is in once the summer temps set in. I'm looking forward to the luxury of that since it's something that I always struggled with in previous grows and never could afford to do anything about.
 

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Humidifier seems to be doing what it does. Before opening the tent and taking pictures it was sitting at 66% RH.

I transferred the rapid rooters in to their net pots with hydroton. I also removed the humidity dome from the starter tray. They aren't in the aeroponics system just yet, instead they are sitting in 1/4" of water in the humidity dome tray while they acclimate. I bumped the lights up to just over 25% power and will continue to very gradually increase over the next couple of weeks while they adjust to the intensity.

2 rear plants with the foam supports around them are Gelato (the 2 that had early stretching) and the one in the front without foam is Zkittlez. I'll most likely remove the foam collars once they get a little stockier stems.
 

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Roots just starting to show out of the net pots. That means it's time to move to the aero tote.

2 closest are Gelato and the 1 furthest is Zkittlez.
 

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Tote is pH 5.7 today (still stabilizing. I started water in the tote on Friday and let it naturally drift/adjust for a few days before the babies go in.). Using General Hydroponics Flora line at light strength; PPM is ~300. Will up the fertilizer when roots really start to explode.
The tote has 4 aquarium airstones running off a Active Aqua 15w pump and there's a Ecoplus 396GPH submersible pump driving the aeroponics sprinklers inside the tote.
 

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Well?! I've officially got the bug again.

Just ordered 2 more Mars Hydro TS1000s, another inline fan and carbon filter and another humidifier.

I'm gonna resetup my 2'x2'x4' tent with 1 of the TS1000s and the other gear and house a small soil grow of 1-2 autos. The other ts1000 will go in the 3x3 for a total of 3 TS1000s (450w total).
I'm really trying to hit 24 ounces in the 3x3 aeroponics system ultimately, so I'll need 1.5g per watt which should be doable.
 

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Today seemed like an appropriate day to put a couple more seeds in rapid rooters; 2 ILGM Wedding Cake autos started today. These 2 will eventually go in to my 2'x2' tent in either 3g or 5g buckets of soil under a single Mars Hydro TS1000. I'll most likely do a SCROG in both the soil and hydro tents.
 

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Veg Day 6. All healthy and looking good. Will add another light on Monday. Right now the 2 TS1000s are sitting at about 60-65% power as I slowly bump it up each day to acclimate the girls. pH is holding steady at 5.8. I'll discontinue top watering soon as the roots are getting ready to explode. The second tent is set up and seedlings will be started in it on Monday (currently germinating).
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Sometimes you just gotta laugh at your own mistakes.

While doing my evening maintenance last night I realized I was seeing some slight nutrient burn and stress on 2 of the plants. pH was fine, 5.8, so I started investigating further. EC was HIGH, over 4x what I expected, and it took me a while to figure out why...I had accidentally dosed the tote with nutrients in teaspoons instead of mL. Whoops!

I emptied and cleaned the tote, redosed with nutrients at a total of 600ppm, added 3mL/gallon of CalMag+, and pH'd to 5.5 (will allow drift, and will adjust as necessary).

I think I caught it early enough that they'll bounce back pretty quickly, but if not I have more seeds on standby. I feel like such a rookie, but can't help but laugh at myself for not catching my mistake earlier.
 

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Been there done that many times. One time I flushed the wrong plant. Have miss labeled a plant many times over the years. I don't feel like a rookie....more like a stoned idiot. Good luck I am sure things will be fine.
 
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These 3 seem to be bouncing back alright. Starting to see much more rapid growth now that EC is under control. You cam see the stress/twist
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on the closest plant (gelato) and burn on the furthest plant (Zkittlez). Still hoping for the best, I think I caught it in time for them to bounce back. pH 5.7 and holding.
 

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Upgrade day!

Added another ts1000 to the aeroponics tent bringing the total to 3 ts1000s, 450w of led. Swapped the humidifier for a larger unit.

Setup the 2x2 soil tent. It has a single ts1000, 4" carbon/fan combo, and the humidifier that was previously in the aero tent. Transferred 2 ILGM Wedding Cake autos fems in to 3 gallon fabric pots filled with Fox Farms Happy Frog. 1 seedling has sprouted and the other looks like it'll pop above ground in the next 24 hrs.
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In the aero tent I was shooting for 50w per sqft and this setup achieves that. Heat is not an issue. I have a 6500btu air conditioner piped directly in to the grow tent. So far they seem to be enjoying the extra lumens. Lights currently at 80%. This is the morning of day 12.

The soil tent is starting to so it's thing. The second seedling will show it's cotyledons today.
 

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