Blueberry punch

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  1. Nov 1, 2011 #41

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    Here are some more pics from the grow-lab. first pic is a nice milfy BBp mom that we have run out of room to keep, so I built this light tent so that we can bloom her out. All the bulbs are T5HO. there are 2 8bulb 4' fixtures with mixed bulbs and then there are 6 2' single bulb fixtures that are fixed together.

    the next pics are some White Russian bud porn for all the BUD Pornographers among us. :icon_smile: Sorry about the yellow color, I always forget to set my flash so that I get better color.

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  2. Nov 1, 2011 #42

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    I got a pic here of my exaust fan with my engenious (some genius, I can't even spell it right,lol) room heat regulator. We have a challenge in the winter, as I am sure many of us have, but we had a problem of letting in cold winter air to exchange inside air and cool the lights but at the same time maintain proper room temperature.

    I came up with this box which has 2 adjustable vents made into it. One of the vents you can see on the side can be opened and closed with a little slide toggle on the face of it. this allows air that has been heated by the lights to be diverted back into the room. the second vent is inside the box between the outside wall and the inside of the box. This vent is controlled by the "L" shaped handle sticking out of the side of the box next to the facing vent. by adjusting this vent, we can slow down the air that is being pushed by the fan which causes it to divert back into the room.

    By having 2 6" passive vents in the floor of the lab leading to the outside, we are able to pull cool air into the room where it meets air driven by osc fans that stir the cool and warm air together. from there it is drawn into the lights as needed. By adjusting the blend doors on the air regulator, we can set the temps within the room to stay within a given range. It isn't perfect but it works well on cold days. :D

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  3. Nov 1, 2011 #43

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    Looks great hush nice little setup you got to keep your temps right :aok:
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 #44

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    Be careful Hush, sounds like you're creating the perfect tornado! :eek:
     
  5. Nov 6, 2011 #45

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    So just a few pics of my stealth cabinets. First pic is of the White Russians from this morning. The other pic is the Blueberry Punch, also from this morning. :) I am wondering if I should clean out some of the undergrowth around the bottom of the WR plants as they are 1 week into flowering cycle.

    I am having an issue with the Blueberry Punch plants. They are 3weeks younger than the WRs. I have been seeing this yellowing at the newer growth that almost looks like a nitrogen deficiency but chemistry is good and ph is held at 5.8 constantly. I actually added some hydrated lime to the coco to help prevent any calmag issues. My temps have been between 55*f and 65*f with lights on 24/7. What do you think?

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  6. Nov 9, 2011 #46

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    Sweet set up and nice lookin ladies, as for croping your WR"s, i use a simple rule of thumb when croping mine," if its in the way of a budsite i remove it". as for your BBP's and the yellow leaves looks like a nitro shortage but it could just be new growth that hasn't matured out yet, i know my berrybombs new growth comes up a bit yellow but mature's out green.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2011 #47

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    Good grows Simon :)

    Looks like it could be zinc/manganese/iron deficiency :confused2:?:
    http://marijuanapassion.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54233

    When I used coco I found that it stayed a bit too wet; I had to make sure to let the top inch dry a little between waterings. Maybe this is part of the issue?
     
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    looking in closer i see your using clear tubing, just a suggestion but black tubing will help to keep the algae outa your tubes.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2011 #49

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    I actually use a constant watering system that turns on and waters for 15 min out of each hour. the rez has an air stone in it to keep the water very aerated. My partner's setup is the same and his runs constantly. We have had no problems with the constant watering as it stays very aerated. I am thinking it is either a micronute deficiency from the new nutes that I am using, or a result of deep temperature fluxuations, IDK. I guess time will tell.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2011 #50

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    Yeah I actually put duct tape on the tubing today to keep the algae from forming in them. :)
     
  11. Dec 1, 2011 #51

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    hey hush :D

    the one that looks light seems to me like it had a rough time gettin N for a minute but now its movin along ?

    i definatly think that the lower temps could cause that ..... cause its got what i call slowed growth.

    i dont like the idea of the coco staying wet , but as you said it dont seem to be a prob.

    what food are you using hush ? how much ?




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  12. Dec 2, 2011 #52

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    In my stealth cabinets I am using Nutrifield for coco 2 part with a couple additives from NF as well. One is called fullife and the other is hygrozyme. They seem to work well in the vegging phase but not real pleased with the bloom phase. I actually got another nute called TNT for adding to the bloom cycle. That seems to be working well enough. I started them out at 300ppm in 3gal water ph5.8. After a week I upped it to 550ppm, then after another week upped to 750ppm.

    The White Russians have taken well to this regamine. I have to refill a couple gal with nutes to top up every 2 days. Then change out completely every 2 weeks with fresh water and nutes.

    The problem with the Blueberry Punch is that I got them before I was ready for them so I tried to keep them in stasis by keeping them cold. I have had them as long as the WR so it has worked but caused my girls to become discolored. I also held their nutes at 300ppm for several weeks before bumping up to 800ppm 2 wks ago. I have finally recieved my hps light and will flip these two girls next week. :)
     
  13. Dec 3, 2011 #53

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    ok it all makes sense now...... you know what your doin hush ...

    keep um green :D






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  14. Dec 8, 2011 #54

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    So I got my lights in and got the Blueberry punch groing well but decided that I would actually scrog them late. They are only about 18" high at the highest. I put some dog fence or hog wire some folks call it over them and did some supercropping as thes girls don't like to bend over much. I did some stage pics for yer viewing pleasure and for anyone interested in seeing how it works :cool:

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  15. Dec 9, 2011 #55

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    Nice work Hushpuppy. Great looking plants. Stay safe. :)
     
  16. Dec 16, 2011 #56

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    Sorry to be MIA for soo long, but wanted to say hiya buddy. Room looks great as usual.
     
  17. Dec 19, 2011 #57

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    Hey Sol thanks for stopping by :)

    So I have a few pics from the gro-lab that I took this weekend. We have some nice White Russian going now. Just harvested about 12 plants and got about 20 more due to harvest in about 3 weeks if all goes well.:farm:

    Also got some Blueberry Punch in the till getting ready to move to the flower room when the Russians leave. Here after the new year we will pop some Super Lemon Haze and some BuKu to replace the White russian as the customers aren't real thrilled with the WR. Anyhoo got some nice bud porn for anyone interested. :icon_smile:

    The last pic is the Blueberry mother that we decommissioned :)

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  18. Dec 31, 2011 #58

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    Alas, my BBP scrog is no more. I noticed that they had stopped growing and were just sitting there. I pulled the plants out of the totes and found fungus gnats had destroyed the roots on them, so rather than trying to save them and lose a lot of time in the process, I decided to yank them to make room for the new girls that I will set this weekend. I would have posted pics but didn't have my camera when I went to the cabinets. :cry: But tomorrow is another year and I will get some new girls going soon. :)
     
  19. Jan 1, 2012 #59

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    Oh well :(

    Better luck next time
     
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    Sorry to hear about the fungas gnats Hush. Talk about starting fresh for the new year.
    I hope the rest of the new year is great!
     

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