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Day 44 Aero tent. I was gone for the weekend. I came back this evening and in the 52 hours that I was away the girls consumed 5 gallons of nutrient solution and the top colas have grown 4-5".

I adjusted the lights to the highest height that I can take them, topped off the reservoir with nutrient solution and moved the clip on fans.

Temp 66f, RH 55%, reservoir temp 64f, pH 5.7. Topped reservoir with nutrient solution @ 950ppm + CalMag+.
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Day 46 Aero tent (typo yesterday). About to enter heavy flowering. I'm predicting that the stretch over the weekend is going to be their last big stretch and now they'll focus more on producing flowers.
pH 5.7, temp 68f, res temp 64f, RH 50%

Day 34 soil tent (typo yesterday). Watered today with GH nutrient solution at light feeding strength and 5mL/G CalMag+. pH in was 6.5, pH out 6.2. lowest leaves are yellowing, something I've always had to deal with in soil. Next run this tent will be running an aero system as well. I'm done with dirt for the time being. I removed the net because I couldn't reach the back plant very well to water and filling the humidifier has been challenging with the net in the way.
pH in 6.5, pH out 6.2, temp 72f, RH 59%
Pictures taken during lights out (20/4 light cycle).

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Day 47 Aero Tent. Reservoir was ready for a top off but I decided on a reservoir drain/refill instead. GH nutrients at week 2 flowering levels, 900ppm, plus CalMag+ at 5mL/G, pH'd to 5.7. one of the Gelatos started dripping super tiny trichomes, nothing on the other 2 plants just yet.
Temp 65f, RH 50%, pH 5.7, res temp 65f (added 1 ice bottle to reservoir).

Day 35 Soil tent. The main-lined plant entering flowering at a pretty good pace. It looks to be only a few days behind the aero tent plants in its growth cycle. Both soil plants are showing fade on lower leafs like an N deficiency. This is something I always seem to struggle with in soil. I did feed yesterday with GH nutrients at flowering week 1 levels @ 900ppm and CalMag+. pH out seemed low at 6.2, but pH in was 6.5. I'll continue to monitor and would welcome any feedback.
Temp 75f, RH 60%

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Day 48 Aero Tent. Just a quick bud shot today of one of the Gelato gals.
Temp 65f, pH 5.7, RH 50%, res temp 64f

Day 36 Soil tent. Starting to set in to flowering.
Temp 74f, RH 60%
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Your grows are looking great. I've only grown in so called soil, Sunshine Mix #4. I always get the very bottom fan leaves that yellow. Does not seem to affect the plants in any way.
 

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Day 49 Aero tent. Res was down 3 gallons so added 3 gallons of nutrient solution at normal ratios (900ppm) + CalMag+ and pH down.

Temp 69f, RH 55% (high. Dehumidifier will arrive Monday), res temp 66f after top off, pH 5.8 after top off.

I did hit the hydro store today and purchased GH Floralicious, Kool Bloom and CaliMagic (will replace CalMag+ in future feedings), and needed to re-up on Flora Micro. They had the Flora Micro hard water blend so I purchased that to use for the remainder of this grow.

The tent is officially full. Lights are as high as I can take them. I did bend 2 of the colas over because they were getting too close to the lights for comfort.

Day 37 Soil tent. Seems to be moving right along. Nothing overly exciting happening. They were given a light feeding today at 800ppm + CalMag+. No pH down this time (pH going in was 6.8, pH out at 6.5).

Temp 72f, RH 60%
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Day 51 Aeroponics tent. I kinda thought they had quit stretching, but it appears that I was incorrect. I may have to consider putting a net up top in the coming days to prevent them from growing in to the lights. For now, I'm just bending the colas as needed.
Res change yesterday using 6 part GH Flora series as directed. Geez, that Floralicious is potent stuff!
Hoping to see some bulking and trichome spillage this week.
Temp 65f, pH 5.8, res temp 64f, RH 52%. Dehumidifier will be installed tomorrow afternoon to get that RH down to appropriate levels.
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Day 53 Aero Tent. Growing right along. I'm starting to see more flower production over the past few days. They're still consuming 5+ gallons every 48 hours. I did a reservoir change today with 6 part GH Flora line according to week 3 flowering schedule @ 900ppm.
Temp 74f, RH 42%, reservoir temp 65f, pH 5.8

Day 41 Soil tent. Picture update to come when lights come on. Discontinued humidifier usage today. Did get a bit of nutrient burn on one of the plants, I think I may have splashed some solution on it. Otherwise, it's moving right along and at this rate it wouldn't surprise me for this tent to finish before the aero tent.
Temp 77f, RH 50%
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Day 55 Aero Tent. Alright, this is getting outta control 😂. One of the Gelatos is still stretching. I'm bending over as necessary. Topped the reservoir with 6 gallons of solution this evening according to week 3 GH Flora 6 part chart. They've all started to develop trichomes at this point.
Temp 72f, res temp after top off 69f (added 2 frozen bottles to bring it down a couple degrees), RH 50%, pH 5.7

Day 43 Soil Tent. I'd noticed some burn on one of the plants over the past several days. I assumed that I'd splashed solution on it. I wanted to verify, so during today's watering I watered until runoff and measured pH and TDS. pH was 6.2 and TDS was 3.2k. I thought those numbers were funky so I watered with pH water until about 15% runoff was achieved and remeasured my metrics. Fresh runoff was 1.9k TDS and pH 6.5. Lesson learned and I know what to look for in the future, although I most likely won't be doing any soil grows after this run.
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I spent some time in the aero garden this morning. The main colas being so close to the lights was becoming a concern, and constantly having to tie down branches was a major PITA. I took out the lights and rigged a new hanging system for them and rehung them. It bought me another 4-5 inches of headroom and I'm much more at ease. I got a good peak at what's going on in the back of the tent while I was in there and everything is looking just fine. Only dropped a fan on them twice during the whole ordeal. I can laugh because no damage was done and all branches remained unharmed.
 

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Day 58 Aero Tent. Res top off of 5 gallons today. It's freaking hot outside, and the inside temp is reflecting that. 78f in the tent and well within parameters, but it is the hottest it's gotten since figuring out the AC unit.
Bud shots for today's picture update, because it's Sunday and why not?
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Day 60 Aero tent. My PPM was pretty high last night so I went ahead and changed the nutrient solution to bring everything back down.
Dehumidifier did show up a few days ago and seems to be keeping the RH in check.
I'm noticing some weird growth in the top colas of one of the plants. I think the plant may have topped itself at the top of many of the main colas due to light intensity. That, or early signs of foxtailing. The affected areas are hard. Like stems. I've attached a picture if anyone has any ideas (picture #1 shows what I'm talking about best).
pH 5.6, res temp 65f, temp 75f, RH 45%

Day 48 Soil Tent. Not many trichomes yet, but that skunky smell that I love has shown up :). Shouldn't be long before they get frosty.
The flush I did a few days ago has really made a nice difference. I fed once since then, and everything is growing as it should be.
Temp 79f, RH 45%

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