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Discussion in 'Auto Flowering' started by ruufuus, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Aug 17, 2012 #21

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    what light schedule do you use personally? also im curious when to give a nutrient regimen, and what dosage.
     
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    I grew mine under 24/0 mh until they threw pistils then switched to hps. GAve her her first bloom nutes then too....Alot of auto's are sensitive so start out at a like and 1/8th or 1/4 recommended dosage and slowly ramp it up if they dont react negatively to it.
     
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    did you give them any nutrients during veg? and what type of setup were you using?
     
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    WELL no...I let them abosrb the goodies in the FFOF...I did however put her in a 4 gallon pot...I had read on autoflower.net that they are sensitive to nutes so I just let take what she wanted from the soil and fed her FFBigBloom once she tipped up and threw pistils. So to answer your ?, NO I did not use Veg nutes. Still got 81 grams of sticky icky....and 8 seeds (which I ate, they were delicious) :rolleyes:
     
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    haha nice! well i am doing a soiless 60/40 coco/perlite mix so i know i will have to add nutes. but i have all the equipment to measure and balance the nutrient solution to the plants liking, and i will be sure to keep a close eye on them of course.
     
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    remember: too little is fixable....too much is bad.

    Greenest of mojo for ya friend :)

    forgot to add I used my 400watt MHconversion then a 400 watt HPS for the entire grow...
     
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    no doubt, and less is always more;p. i have a 400w cooltube hps/mh and a 600w hps/mh cooltube. how many plants you run under 400w?
     
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    well I just did the auto as a one-off (long-time photo-grower here) cuz it was an Attitude freebie and wanted to see what the hype is about. I put that one by itself under the 400 watt (she loved it). If I did do another run, I'd just run 4 girls to bloom. Right now I have 6 Jack47's and three Mataro BLue(s) Vegging right now, but when I use it to bloom, 4 at the most (in 2 gallon pots).

    I bloom all my photo's under my 1000watt hps...but for one auto that was waaaayy overkill.

    Anyways, good luck man, I'll be around if u need some help or want to B S.

    :peace:,

    7greeneyes:)
     
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    cool, thanks for the help man. if i get the energy ill put up a journal of this run =].
     

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