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Let's call this day 1 for the soil tent. Both Wedding Cake seeds have broken ground. Temp sits at ~70f with light adjusted to 60%. Humidity is much easier to control in this tent, and easily maintains 65%.
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putembk - during the initial stages of veg PM and mold should be a nonissue. Humidity will be dropped to the 40's when the plants start flowering :)
 

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Never checked humidity in my grow rooms. Had to much air movement on my girls and Negative Pressure in my Grow rooms to worry about it. Only time i ever had mold is because my dumbass for got to burp a jar i had put away.
 

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Never checked humidity in my grow rooms. Had to much air movement on my girls and Negative Pressure in my Grow rooms to worry about it. Only time i ever had mold is because my dumbass for got to burp a jar i had put away.
That's the one and only time I've had mold, too. A whole jar of UK Cheese was lost to that mistake. Ya live, ya learn!
 

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Started LST in the aero tent last night. They'll get this treatment until they get bigger and I can drop the SCROG on them. Day 14.
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Soil tent day 2. They'll get some water tomorrow.

Aero tent all tied up. Day 14.
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Day 15 in the aero tent. Lookin' green. I love this faze that they go through over the next couple of weeks. Eventually, when they grow up they'll get the net put over them, but that's still a couple of weeks out. pH 5.6

Day 3 soil tent. Looking alright. 👌 Watered this morning with pH 6.4 water.

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Day 17 in the aero tent. Starting to see side branching. LST seems to be working just fine. Temp this morning was 79f, RH 42%, reservoir temp 70f. I'm still trying to dial in the portable room A/C as the weather warms up here, it's swinging the grow tent temperature a little as far as low 60s during lights off and high 70s during lights on. Another issue I'm running in to is clogged prefilters on both carbon filters, they're filling up with calcium deposits from hard water running through the humidifiers. I bought some capsules that sit in the humidifier reservoir that claimed they would take care of this issue, but I haven't seen a difference. I'm going to get a Brita filter for the grow room dedicated to water for the humidifiers and I think that should take care of it.

Day 5 in the soil tent. Everything going as predicted. Still not too much to see here, but they all start somewhere :)
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Day 18 Aero tent. A little more LSTing and opening things up a little bit. Temp, humidity and reservoir temp in check. Noticing some nice internodal branching beginning.

Day 6 Soil tent. Lights moved to 100% brightness @ 18" from tops of plants. Light watering, no nutrients at pH 6.4
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Day 19 Aero tent. Reservoir change day. Fed at 1000ppm according to the GH feeding chart. Also added CalMag @ 4mL/G. pH 5.3 to allow swing the first few days. Figured out that the temperature sensor for the grow room air conditioner is built in to the remote and actually read the instructions. Now that I understand how it works I think managing temperature with less swings is going to be way easier. Gimme a day or so and I'll follow up.

Day 7 Soil tent. Everything as it should be at this point. Temp 75f, humidity hangs at approx. 60%.
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Day 20 Aero tent. Readjusted reservoir pH to 5.4 after expected drift from changing out the reservoir yesterday. Still trying to figure out this portable A/C. I think I need an RF extender because the remote won't communicate with the unit from inside the tent and the thermometer is located in the remote. Still experiencing temperature swings from the mid 60s during lights off to a high of 82f with lights on. Really need to get that under control asap. Will pick up an RF extender kit today to hopefully resolve the issue. Res temp has also spiked to 73f which is concerning. Bottles are in the freezer and I'll drop one on the reservoir as soon as it's frozen to bring the temp down.
Everything still looking good. Really bushy plants with lots of side branching. I think LST is going well, but if anyone could confirm I'd appreciate feedback.

Day 8 Soil tent. Temps are perfect at 75f lights on and 68f lights off. rH holds at a steady 60%. This tent is so easily managed and carefree at this point.
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Oh, how'd I'd missed it. Feels good to be green.
 

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A year ago this is what was happening in the 2x2 tent with the aero system. I like growing weed more :)
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Day 21 Aero tent. I got the A/C figures out. I bought an RF repeater and it didn't work so I'll be returning it. Instead, I sat down with the instruction manual again and figured out how to schedule times on it. It'll run the entire time the lights are on and then 30 minutes in to the dark cycle and turn back on 30 minutes before the light cycle. I was pleased to wake up to the tent sitting at a very acceptable 76f this morning. Reservoir temperature has also been resolved with ice bottles, res temp was 66.9f this morning. I'll do my best to maintain it @ 64-67f. Lights at ~85%.

Day 9 Soil Tent. The easiest to manage indoor grow I've ever done. Temp maintains itself, humidity stays in check, and lights have been at 100% for days now with no issues.

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Can anyone confirm that LST is looking ok? LST is new territory, and so is SCROGing. I was reading up on when to add a net with autoflowers, and I believe iIm At that point now. They're really stubby plants, more than in used to. Day 21 in aeroponics.

Side note:
I've found that almost everything, technology wise, has changed nowadays. When I was growing, in what seems like a previous life, I was using an aircooled 600w HPS, in a wooden framed, mylar lined grow closet. The struggle to keep that thing cool was awful. I was harvesting about .5gpw in soil at that time, growing unsexed, photoperiod strains. Memory lane and what not.

The new tech is amazing. It's almost like a whole new hobby!

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