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Aero tent day 38 of flowering. I've moved to week 6 flower on the nutrient schedule. I'm starting to see a lot of stacking and more trichome production. Lots of fruity skunk smells. I'm hoping there's a lot of swelling that happens in the next couple weeks or it may not be as big of a harvest as I would expect. I'm looking for 2+ lbs with a grow this size and right now I'm not sure I'll get to that without a lot of bulking happening.
Plants seem happy with their environment. Everything to date has been very predictable. I've definitely got this tent, system and light dialed in to how I want it to perform.
Temp 70f, RH 50%, reservoir temp 61f, pH 5.94.

The next grow that takes place in here will be a tandem grow with @Airbone . He and I are going to run Top Dawg seeds GMO x GTH (Grape Ape x Tres Haze) simultaneously. These were seeds gifted to me directly from the breeder and I'm looking forward to see what phenotypes airborne and I find.

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New toys arrived today. Included in today's delivery:
JBJ Arctica 1/15hp chiller
50w submersible aquarium heater
10 new airstones
50' 1/4" black tubing (for airstones)
25' 1/2" black tubing (for chiller)
200gph submersible pump (for chiller)

My reservoir temperature has been doing to the mid/high 50s. I'm going to experiment with the aquarium heater to see if I can get it to raise and hold the temperature in the 64f-66f range. I have it working in a 5g bucket right now to gauge its accuracy. So far it brought the bucket of water that came out of the tap at 55f to 61f in about an hour. I made a small adjustment and will let it keep working to see if it can maintain my desired temperature before placing it on to my reservoir.

I fired up the chiller unit just to make sure it's functioning on arrival and that the submersible pump is powerful enough to do what I need it to do. Everything seems to function properly. The 200gph submersible pump seems to be the perfect size and has the proper lift capability for my setup. Once I'm finished testing the heater, I'll move forward with looking at the cooler a bit more and figuring it out completely.

I've always had a hard time with airstones. The break, get clogged, or the worst --- float. I ordered some disc style airstones before starting this grow. They suction cup to the bottom of the reservoir. They lasted about a month before the suction cups failed (I had even used silicone on the suction cups hoping that would make for a more permanent fitment). I've gone through several styles and I guess I'm settled on the 4"X2" cylindrical airstones. In the past, they've worked for 1-2 grow cycles before needing to be replaced. I ordered in bulk to save a few bucks, and to make sure I have some on hand when they inevitably fail. At least these stay in place and don't float.
 

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You can boil airstones to clean em
Really good to know! Thanks for the tip. I've always just chucked em when they stop performing. I'll give it a shot next time!
 

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Day 40 photo drop. I've installed the aquarium heater after making sure it's precisely where I want it set at to keep the reservoir at a comfortable 64.5f. Things are still looking good! I'm adding about 5g every 48hrs, which is right in line with previous grows in this set up. They really drink a lot between weeks 2 and 6 in flowering! This is the time when I really really enjoy the garden -- things start to explode and the hard work really begins to shine. Now's time for the show 😎
pH 5.95, RH 50% (working on lowering. During lights on it sits between 38-42%, but it jumps during lights out.), Res temp 64f, temp 67f
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Day 41. The aquarium heater is doing exactly what I wanted it to do. Holding steady at exactly 64f.
I don't think I'm quite ready to enter BPOTM, but I will get an entry in by the deadline!
pH 5.9, temp 74, RH 38%, res temp 64f
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Day 44. Did a reservoir drain and fill today. Week 7 nutrients at ~700ppm. They're filling out and really taking on a dominant Skunk and OG profile, much less fruity than a week ago and now a more in your face reeking.
pH 6.00, temp 70f, RH 38%, res temp 65f
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Looks great brother. Ill be right over. 😁
I see a little turn and burn. Thats something i always look for, means my girls are getting fed well.
 

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