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RDWC - Northern Lights

RDWC Grow #2

4’ x 4’ Grow Tent, 600W QB288 V2 LED KIT (3000k).

Northern Lights

Day 125 (Week 18)

31 updates

247 photos

Day: 125

Final weigh-in is complete! That took quite a White to get trimmed. Flower: 1.2lbs High quality trim: .75 pounds Pretty sure I prefer wet trimming after this round of dry trimming. A lot of my “trim” was also lower bud sites so that trim will be decent for edibles. Overall I am VERY happy with the new light and this strain even if this strain took forever to get moving.

3 years ago

Day: 120

+2

Trim Day 3 is complete. Bud: 6oz Trim: 76g Just getting into the beefy buds, and gotta day these are way easier to trim than the smaller ones I have been messing with. Pretty sure this haul will be more than 1 pound 😱 Not bad for a 4’x4’ grow tent. More to come....

3 years ago

Ryikk

Ryikk The 2 big buds I’m hold...one is 6g and the other is 4g.

AlohaHaze You’ve done well, enjoy your down time. Still battling a deficiency, performed a full flush with Kleen and sanitized the system prior to returning the girls to it. Did some LST to open the canopy on Chocolope. I still haven’t scrog’d them so all was pretty easy. Enjoy that top shelf bud😋. Looking forward to a smoke report 🤙🏻

AlohaHaze Left you a msg and pics on Rollitup.

Day: 118

+1

Trim Day 1 A bit behind on trimming but one thing I have decided...I’ll never dry trim again. Soo much easier wet trimming. I thought dry trimming may be an easier endeavor and maybe the scissors will get less gummed up...nope. I think wet trimming leaves you with a better looking final product. Now this is all personal use for the wife and I so presentation isn’t exactly #1 priority. Jar on the right is 2.25oz trimmed. Trim on the left is just above 1/4 Oz. I will say this, that trim is loaded with crusty sugar leaves. Sooo many tricombs.

3 years ago

Day: 115

+2

Finally got everything chopped down and drying. Way more than I had last run. I ran out of space in dry tent so had to hand around the edges of main tent(light only on for this pic). I think I’m going to build a rack that fits in the main grow tent since it has much better ventilation etc. then hang all on the rack and place it inside. Main buds should be ready to pull this weekend and start curing. The lower parts (things hanging in main grow tent) will need more time.

3 years ago

Ryikk

Ryikk @aloha RIU site password reset is not working. I saw others complaining. I opened a ticket but no word yet. As soon as I can get in I’ll reply.

AlohaHaze I haven’t tried to get on the site yet sorry. The grow has been a challenge, the Chocolope is not responding well to my bending and strapping her down hard to let the TrainWreck catch up. Choco has slowed her growth down but because she’s 2-3 weeks ahead of Trainwreck. Much of it is the nute mixture, I kept it on the TW’s growth schedule and she needs a much stronger mix than TW. Bushy as hell cuz I Topped her and thought I was going to let TW go without but she’s a monster and I topped her a week ago and she’s still showing growth vigor. Today I’m changing nutes with a mix that I will keep until they are flushed and flipped in two weeks. I’ve kept the light fixed and using the 300 Kind LED. I’m setting up the XL750 Kind LED today and setting the 18/6 to a veg sched that has worked for me previously for TW. Hopefully Choco likes it and perks up some. System is running on all cylinders and have had no issues minus a small amount of particulate but that will come out with the nut change today. Drop a line when you get the PW issue worked out and I’ll post up some pics. Great job on you’re harvest, can’t wait for the smoke report 😎

Day: 104

+3

**Harvest Day 3** So with most of the main buds accounted for I end up with a canopy of light green buds. This is due to not opening up that canopy but I was traveling so it is what it is. My drying space is damn near full already, so what to do with the stuff that is left.... would love to hear some thoughts. Looking at the drying tent I think you will see that I’m down to clipping each bud and tossing them around the bottom of the tent at this point. That drying tent has 3 rows in it. Most lines are double hung (clipped lines to other lines to hang them below and get more total space)

3 years ago

PresaCanario You can hang multiple branches on clothes hanger, then hang hangers in the tent.

Ryikk

Ryikk Yeah but trying to determine if the stuff that is left is worth the hassle. It was the stuff below the main canopy so didn’t get a ton of light.

ClandestineWestOz I ran out of hanging room too, so I layered the bottom of my drying box with appear and filled the floor space too, just have to periodically turn the buds on the floor so it’s getting air flow around them.

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Day: 103

+5

**Harvest Day 2** Got through a bunch more tonight. Finally got to some “normal” sized buds that were not as tight so I could actually get my pruners in between the flowers to trim out leaves. Hahaha “normal”, compared to the monsters I pulled on day 1. I have a ton of medium to smaller sized buds to get through, maybe another 4 hours I’m guessing. I may actually run out of room in my drying tent 😱. Looking forward to the final weight after drying.

3 years ago

AlohaHaze Looks like a fantastic yield bro. Great job.

Day: 101

+11

*HARVEST DAY 1* Well boys and girls the time to chop these ladies down is upon us and holy hell are these some chunky heavy buds! They are huge! One problem I had last Grow was the buds being too loose. This time they are soo compact that I had issues getting scissors in to cut out some fan leaves! Crazy! All that I learned in grow 1 from several of you really paid off, even if with my travel things were all over.

3 years ago

Ryikk

Ryikk And the one on the scale, rough trimmed. That is in grams. I know it’s going to shrink I was just doing that to show how heavy these ladies are. That’s more than 1/4 pound on 1 stem! This haul is gonna be massive I feel.

Day: 98

+5

Well I think these girls are ready. The buds are soo heavy they are all leaning to the back now. I had to tie a few up tonight. The plan is to start harvesting tonight/tomorrow.

3 years ago

AlohaHaze You have done well. You mentioned that you can’t wait to implement some things you learned on you’re next grow. What are some of those lessons? Curious if they are something I could implement in my garden. Both of my Chocolope plants are deformed, I removed one to soil outside and she split herself at the meristem 4 node. Basically topped herself.....lol. Lots of pruning to try and get them uniform and growing the right way. Never had this before. I germinated a Trainwreck seed and popped her into the system and she three weeks behind the surviving Chocolope that’s doing fine. It’ll be some dancing to carry these two to harvest but hey.....who doesn’t want a challenge. So I topped choco to take a week or so off her time line. Meaning she will stop growing out and concentrate on the topped area thus giving Trainwreck a chance to close the gap. It’ll be difficult but I’m not topping TW (first time not fim/top) so lots of LST to keep her low. My only big concern is nutes and when I will flip to keep them both on a regimented feeding sched. That’s what I’ve been doing lately. I might just take clones from the outside Chocolope and finish them inside after these indoor two have 6 weeks to finish and see if I can focus on a perpetual grow. 👍

AlohaHaze Playing with lighting also. Experimenting with different bands and times. I started after they showed deformities. So figured it was a no bust if it killed them. Not sure if it’ll show benefits but if it does I’ll pass it on. It’s summer here and hot as hell so the AC is working overtime. Keeping the heat down is going to make me open the wallet for electricity so the band width is focused on the blue colors instead of the white. Heat has reduced and am sure it’ll go up in bloom when I change to a different mixture of light. Again I’ll pass it on if I figure it out.

Ryikk

Ryikk Nothing earthshaking, more to the better training and better training. I was way more aggressive with my trimming this go around and feel I can be even more so next round. The branches I did well with have massive buds and I’m super happy about that. Also I want to plan the next run for when I won’t be traveling so I can train them into the Net much much better which will also allow me to better adjust the light. I plan to have many more can sized buds next round. I may use my GoPro and shoot a time lapse of my next grow.

Day: 94

+11

I am loving the way these are coming along. I opened the tent today after a few days and I’m just loving the look of these super chunky buds. I can wait for my summer break to be over so I can do my 3rd grow and apply what I have learned. These beauties have such a nice citrus smell to them, ahhhhmazing. Also note the pic of the basket. That front right plant is really leaning into it 😂

3 years ago

AlohaHaze They are looking frosty. Also like how you’re TDS has slowly declined to produce the deficiency in the fan leaves but the flower is bursting. Harvest must be soon and by the looks of it. Great job bro.

Ryikk

Ryikk Yeah I’ll see how things look In a couple days and go from there. Feeling I’m really close.

Day: 89

+6

Looks like we are nearing the end. I did a pre-Flush/flush today. The few bits of nutes will be used up pretty quick. See how many days till I have to pull them.

3 years ago

AlohaHaze Some of the pistols look like they are thinning out which means they will turn colors real soon. You may have just perfected the schedule timing of everything good job. 👏🏻

Ryikk

Ryikk 🤞🏻Fingers Crossed🤞🏻 This grows schedule has been all over the place.

Day: 85

+10

Things are coming along nicely. Some of the coals are massive and dense. I almost can’t wait for my next grow to applied what I have learned in these past 2 grows!

3 years ago

AlohaHaze Good looking plants that will yield a ton. You must be well into you’re flush with the fan leaves already showing the lack of nutes. Looks like you leaned the left girl over a bit towards the light. Or she just moved herself into the sweet spot 🙂

AlohaHaze Left and right girls are leaning towards the sweet spot I meant to say.

Ryikk

Ryikk Actually they went into flush mode on their own when i was tied up with vacation etc. nutes level dipped low. They haven’t progressed further once I did a change but I’ll kick them into full flush in the next week I hope. Hairs are starting to change colors so all signs are good right now.

Day: 75

+9

Quick update from last night. Didn’t get around to posting it as I was fighting a migraine, so “medicated” that right away and fell asleep. Things are coming along and man some of those buds are crazy looking.

3 years ago

Marcos Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous plants! I hope to get as good as you! Definitely following. I’m new at growing

Ryikk

Ryikk Thanks! This is only my 2nd grow and it is not 100% to plan. I’m hoping the next one will. Got a lot of help over the past year from folks like @Alohahaze so I can’t take all the credit

AlohaHaze To kind bro, so looks like the trichomes are starting to fill but the pistols are still bright white. Remember you’re last grow at the same time? If you pay attention to the trichomes and you want a heady high then you may want to consider doing a partial harvest on those tall ones getting most of the light. Remember the diff in harvest times and how the high is also different. You said the last one didn’t have that punch you wanted from the edible mix you made. Well if you harvest a week earlier right before the trichomes start to show all cloudy.....say a 50/50 mix then that may give you the punch you were looking for. Make sense?

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Day: 72

+2

Quick update, no stats, only had time to snap a few pics last night. Things are looking good. This grow was supposed to be text book but my work and vacation schedules and the funeral stuff three major kinks in the process. Even with all that I feel things look great but I’ll need to dig through pics of last grow to see where I am in the process as I think my weeks are off.

3 years ago

AlohaHaze That’s OK if you’re off as long as you are aware which seems that you are. The pistols are now you visual gauge. They start to turn color and curl inward should give you a good indication.

Ryikk

Ryikk I seem to recall there was 2 rounds with the pistols. Does that sound accurate?

Day: 70

+6

Back from 4 days away and things didn’t go sideways. I did raise the lights a bit as I’m seeing some burning on the leaf tips nearest the lights. The buds in the center are crazy good, the whole left side is soo low, but healthy. It’s weird.

3 years ago

AlohaHaze Looking healthy and getting frosty. To late for HST. I would do what you did last time for the right side. Wait wasn’t the last grow also the right side? My system seems to grow bigger girls in the first container in the system. Now I’m starting to think it could be environmental. My two seedlings are still on their first set of true leaves so not much to report other than I could be happier on how smooth my sys is running. No spikes in ph or temp. Yes I do know it’s still early but I’m throwing it props. 😉

AlohaHaze Couldn’t be happier it should read sorry.

Ryikk

Ryikk Yeah this front right corner always does better and really the only difference is that it has a higher water level in the beginning because of the flooring of the basement being uneven.

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Day: 64

+3

Ok everything is set. ATO can is full, light raised to keep plants off it, and door lock installed so my pet sitters can’t wander in by mistake 😂 Headed to the in-laws for a few days, and have a buddy watching the pets so can’t have him wandering in. Only unavoidable thing is the humidity will rise a bit and that’s because my dehumidifier in this part of the basement isn’t on a drain hose so once it’s full it just shuts off. But it should be fine. These ladies look nice and healthy.

3 years ago

Day: 63

+1

Been a couple days since I was able to tend to these ladies but all is moving along. Those right side plants are going beast mode. Did a WC last night and gave them plenty of nutes to last through the upcoming long weekend as I head out of town again for a few days. This grow has been all over the place. After this one I’ll probably take a month or so off and let the dead heat of summer pass by then start back up. My last batch of gummies (were on the weak side) went moldy on me. First time I had that happen. Hope that was a fluke.

3 years ago

AlohaHaze Might be a good time to do a deep clean and relax for the summer with the fruits of your labor. Were you storing the gummies in the freezer? I’ve never had any issues with potency loss or any mold. Just take them out and pop in the mouth.

Ryikk

Ryikk Normally I store them in a zip lock bag in a drawer. Never had an issue, but this batch was farm less “dry” and I think that was what caused the issues. Might have to try them in the freezer (although my wife hates cold stuff that isn’t ice cream 😂)

Day: 58

+1

Starting to see the buds forming now. All is moving along. Ph: 5.83 Temp: 67 TDS: 526

3 years ago

AlohaHaze You know another stretch is coming don’t you? 🙂 They look healthy. Good job buddy. Chocolope seeds dropped today. Let the journey begin again. 🤙

Ryikk

Ryikk Yeah, this light has a bunch of head height left to raise it up. Looking forward to seeing the chocolope

Day: 56

Finally got all my trimming done last night and tied town the tallest runs to get them to lay down. These ladies were hungry, my numbers are at home, but basically they dropped the TDS 110 in 24 hours. So much better light penetration now. It’s not perfect but it’s considerably better. I think I removed over a pound of leaves and stems (mostly below the canopy).

3 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Those are cranking buddy, looking great!

AlohaHaze Looks much better and the air flow will prevent future issues. Keep up the press on bending daily. It’ll pay off. Eating is good they are building energy for those Bud sites. Room is coming together and should be dropping seeds today. I decided on Chocolope again since I wasn’t able to finish the last grow with those strains. Additionally, the two I gave to a buddy to grow outside in soil should be finishing up soon so I’ll be able to compare the two different grow techniques for taste, strength, and yield. We’ll see.

Ryikk

Ryikk Can’t wait to hear the outcome from your buddy. You will have to send me pics on the other site

Day: 55

+2

Water Change Day Also got a ton of lower trimming done. Last time I didn’t get aggressive enough with my trimming of lower branches and it resulted in me harvesting and trimming popcorn buds for days. So this time if it’s below the net it goes. I will finish the rest tomorrow. Ph: 5.96 Temp: 68 TDS: 705

3 years ago

Day: 52

+4

Well it’s been a while since I have been able to update. Was working crazy hours right up till the in-laws arrived and then I had to ignore my basement to not draw my Father-in-Laws interest so now things are back to normal (for 2 weeks then it’s another long weekend away. This grow was supposed to be the ideal grow and instead I have once again had to adapt to life events damn near weekly. Luckily the plants are all healthy, even if the one is way out pacing the others. Interesting thing...the one that is, is in the same location as the one that outpaces the others last grow. Only difference is the water level (that node is higher because of uneven concrete). Also had a power strip fail on me today (based on my temp monitor is say it happened today) in the clone tent which is half acting as a mother tent right now. Swapped that out and it’s running again. In the main tent the one over achiever is going to be problematic but I did raise the light tonight to give more room. I did a bunch of thinking of the canopy before The in-laws arrived and it bounced back super healthy and I have ALOT of thinking to do this weekend! Ph: 6.35 Temp: 68 TDS: 517

3 years ago

AlohaHaze Looks like you’re in store for some deforestation of those fan leaves. If what you’re showing that they are showing sex then you’re last big pruning is due before those buds start to form or you’re going to take away from the energy they need to form. I would also think about supper cropping and bend those stems down horizontal or use ties to pull them down and attach them to the net. Looks impossible but it’s achievable with a little (actually a lot) patience. I will be putting my room back together next week. Company is leaving and no one scheduled till Xmas. Can’t wait. Is you’re power consumption lower this time with the new lights?

Ryikk

Ryikk I haven’t checked power yet. I’ll set if I can tell a difference. I should get one of those machines. Yes I will be removing a ton. So you think I should top them again?

AlohaHaze Wouldn’t recommend topping twice, I would still try canopy management with thinning and bending them down and around preferably on a horizontal plain. That’s a lot of work but also the fun in it if it works out.

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Day: 41

+2

Finally got to do my Water Change last night! Sucks not having 2 RO systems (one for my upstairs sink and one in the basement to keep water on hand). The result is me having to take 2 hours per each 5gal bucket and I have many buckets. That one plant I can see will be problematic, although it’s the healthiest. These ladies have been drinking a TON! -Before WC- Ph: 6.6 Temp: 69 TDS: 447 -After WC- Ph: 5.58 Temp: 69 TDS: 995

3 years ago

AlohaHaze Looks like some height issues are coming. Keep bending them underneath the net to counter growth Nice and bushy, did you top or fim?

Ryikk

Ryikk I topped them before I left for the funeral to delay the switch to flower while I was gone. 3/4 of them are nicely under the net, it’s just that one up front that isn’t playing well (outgrowing the rest)

AlohaHaze Speaking of RO, my 100 gl. a hr. Pump, that was inline to up the pressure of the water inlet, just started leaking at the housing so I had to remove it. I don’t know if it’ll make a difference on my system.. I bring it up to ask if you have or thought to have a in-line pump to increase your gph for you’re systems. Originally, they are for homes that don’t have the head pressure to feed the system, or for a long run between the sink and a fridge that’s on the other side of the room, it’ll increase pressure so it can reach that distance. I used it to increase the amount produced, at least that was my plan. I really wound up using it for coffee and cooking. I get my ro in 5gl bottles from the machines downtown. I’ve tested the quality and it’s better than my home system. So at 1 buck for 5gl is much better than what I can produce for that amount and I get it instantly when I need it. Yes it’s a little labor intensive for about a hour but well worth the benefit and less headaches on maintenance, as I mentioned the pump (defective and under warranty) above.

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Day: 38

Got most of the training done tonight. The healthiest plant I could not get to lay down as much but the rest did. Still making more RO water to do a WC this weekend. Ph: 5.85 Temp: 73 TDS: 668

3 years ago

AlohaHaze Can’t remember if you used RO last grow? If so are you adding Cal/Mag? Just trying to wrap my head around you’re deficiency issue. It’s going to be tight in that net with those bushy ladies. Keep them going under the net, gotta keep that vertical growth down. Remember to trim for ventilation and light penetration. You’re numbers are in the sweet range, looks good keep up the great work.

Ryikk

Ryikk Yes on RO last run. As far as pruning for light and air flow, absolutely. Luckily they didn’t get away from me too badly when I was in Europe or the in-laws so I was able to get most back under the net. After they adjust to the smash I’ll start opening up that canopy. As for calmag, yes that is in the regimen. The last water change seems to have helped a bit (less issues this period), so hoping another week or so and maybe I’ll be on the good track. They seem to be gulping down nutes right now so that’s a plus.

Day: 36

+7

Well after a week in Europe for work, 36 hours home, and then a week away for the funeral, I’m finally home and to my amazement the plants have survived! I do still see a small amount of necrotic issues in fan leaves but I would say it’s less than 10%. 3 of the 4 plants have it and 1 does not and is growing faster then the other 3. Any thoughts? Tomorrow I will be trying to get things under the net, which seems possible for most branches. Ph: 5.49 Temp: 68 TDS: 822

3 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Ph problem while you were away perhaps? They are looking really good with the exception of a few leaves. I’m sure you’ll get everything in check now you’re back. Condolences on your loss anyway mate it’s always hard.

Ryikk

Ryikk This necrotic issue has been going on for weeks. All 4 plants are from the same Mother plant, so can’t figure out why 3 are having that issue and 1 is thriving.

AlohaHaze Good to see you back and well. I’d flush with ph’d H2O for three days then light dose of nuts and build up to the flip. Since I’m not following it as closely as last grow you had, I don’t have much to say other than what I mentioned. This remedy would be my shot at getting the plants back on the same track and working together until harvest. How’s the electrical draw this time with the light as to the previous?

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Day: 29

+3

Well I am back from my work trip to Europe and no sooner do I get home that we find out there was a death in the family, so did a quick water change, trimmed some damaged leaves and laid the net on them. Hoping they do a slow transition while I’m away. I’ll be back home Sunday night. Ph: 5.98 Temp: 67 TDS: 1171

3 years ago

AlohaHaze Sorry to hear about you’re family. Looks like one isn’t liking the nutes. They are all NL? The growth looks good at the mid level. Keep the scrog tight and level. Don’t let them get higher you have lots of horizontal space to fill. Remember flat table top is what you’re after. If it’s just one plant that is reacting to the nutes and they are all the same strain then it’s having a issue genetically. It may not recover fully.

Ryikk

Ryikk Yeah all NL and all from the same plant. Hoping the scrog doesn’t get out of control while I’m away. I’ll be headed home Monday (the funeral got moved from Thur to Sunday). So crossing my fingers. I also did a WC with fresh nutes before I left.

Ryikk

Ryikk New update tonight....spoiler alert...they didn’t die while I was out of town 😂

Day: 15

+2

Things are coming along nicely now. I think I’ll be good for my week in Germany. Ph: 6.27 Temp: 67 TDS: 1241

3 years ago

AlohaHaze Looking good, give them a trim on the lower nodes to give you some room to grow while gone. It’ll also allow light thru the canopy. Have a good trip.

AlohaHaze Did you up the nitrogen? Leaves are really green. Or you change the lighting?

Ryikk

Ryikk Partly changing light levels on my phone for the pic. But the mix is richer now as well

Day: 12

+3

Water Change Day So the plants have finally stabilized. This will adjust my schedule which makes my trip to Germany next week a little irritating but it’s unavoidable. I proceeded with week 2 nutrient mix and will pickup the schedule there. I’ll probably do a topping this week just to slow them down a bit and buy me more wiggle room with my trip. I now have the lights at 50% and will be moving to 75% mid week and probably go full load before I leave. This nutrient mix should be good for the next 2 weeks, at least that is my plan. If things are iffy come Saturday I’ll do a WC before I leave on Sunday night. Ph: 5.56 Temp: 68 TDS: 1217

3 years ago

ClandestineWestOz They are certainly growing, can see quite some growth over the last 4 days. They must be loving that quantum board hey!?

Ryikk

Ryikk Yeah and that was at reduced power. Can’t wait to see these taking on the full power

AlohaHaze Looks like the uptake is happening with the leaves perking back up. If the leaf hasn’t recovered from a nut diff and necrosis covers more than 60% you might as well cut it off and let the light thru. Additionally, give her a good trim from bottom up those two nodes that suck energy from the tops. This will give them a little more room to spread while you’re gone. Have a safe trip. I loved Germany it’ll be gorgeous this time of year.

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Day: 8

+2

Sorry I have been off my game on my daily updates. It’s been mostly a check and wait and hope they pull through the transplant. I have been running the lights at 25% until they got established. I also raised the water level so the roots were in direct contact with the water. Today I feel they are finally adapting. I have seen some new growth and the roots are now extending an inch below the basket now. I have a feeling this will adjust my schedule. Guessing I’ll have to extend veg another week. Ph: 6.32 Temp: 65 TDS: 685

3 years ago

Widdows420 Jealous about that light. That price tag is gonna keep me out for a while. Wish I could get one

AlohaHaze Also to help, keep the nut strength either at current strength or lower a 1/4 % down from current if they still haven’t recovered by the Rez change. Looks like they are struggling to adjust to the ratios of the nutrients some. I will say they looks less droopy so that’s a plus. Also I think you lowering the intensity of the light has helped too. Temps and ph are good. Remember process of elimination and you’ll get to the root of the problem.

AlohaHaze Are you adding CalMag?

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Day: 5

+3

So catching up after a few days. Been super super busy. Got my updates and been tending to the plants but haven’t had time to post. Lights are still punishing the plants, so changed them down to 25% brightness. These lights are STRONG! I figured out the schedule mechanism which allows you to set the brightness they start as. I also raised the water level to give the roots direct water. The roots are starting to stick out of the baskets so hopefully they will be back in a healthy state in a few days.

3 years ago

ClandestineWestOz I’ve only ever heard good things about those quantum boards. Look forward to seeing these girls get stronger over the next updates.

AlohaHaze Good path on addressing the issues. If you’re not top feeding then you can cover the expanded clay to keep moisture in while the roots transition. Might not need it when they do. Plus you want to keep dark or you might get some slime.

Day: 2

+1

So the bluetooth controller doesn’t remember what the lights last setting was at (makes sense, since I’m killing its power source), so basically when my timer flips off and on it pumps back up to 100% brightness which is crisping the young plants a bit. I don’t have feeder rings to keep everything up top saturated so been spraying them a few times a day. Cutting light when I wake up down to give them a bit of a breather. Ph: 6.46 Temp: 66 TDS: 780

3 years ago

ClandestineWestOz Hand watering is tedious bro I can’t wait to finish up soil grows. Shouldn’t be too long before the roots hit the misters mate 👍

AlohaHaze So the light is resetting to 100% instead of to original setting that you want. Gotta be an answer for it, look at the faq or call customer support. Can’t be crisping your girls up. I had the same issue but mine was that I didn’t allow it to run through the cycle during its initial set up so it was factory resetting. Different light but you’ll want to take care of that pretty quick. Top feeders are fine but to get away without adding them is to raise the H2O level to the bottom of the net pots or roots till they get long enough to reach you’re solution. Then the expanded clay will soak up the nuts through capillary action. When the roots are in the nuts you can lower the level below the net pots. Might work for you.

Ryikk

Ryikk Yeah, I get why it’s resetting to 100%, technically it thinks it’s unplugged. My home WiFi lightbulbs do the same thing. I plan to raise the level of the solution today, as an intermediate step.

Day: 1

+2

Annnnnnnd I’M BACK! Really looking forward to this grow. That Northern Lights was hell to get started. With the new light, I have very big expectations for this grow! Ph: 6.40 Temp: 65.5 TDS: 766 Light: 50% (ease them into this powerhouse)

3 years ago

AlohaHaze I’m with you if you don’t mind?

Ryikk

Ryikk Hey hey hey Aloha! How long till you get to restart yours?

PresaCanario Subbed. Which light did you get?

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Day: 1

+2

Added a splash of ph up as the final resting ph was just a tad high. I have 1 plant that is not doing as good as the rest (front right). I’ll keep an eye on it and worst case I’ll grab one of the other clones. Ph: 6.53 Temp: 66 TDS: 764

3 years ago

Cindy Omgoodness. Love the way you put the reflective at top of pots. I suppose that’s common for hydro? I’ve never done hydro but might incorporate the reflective material like this once I figure out how I’m going to progress completely with all my plants (10 continuing strains) . Thanks for the great idea!

Ryikk

Ryikk The reflective material was added to help maximize the light until the canopy fills in. Then it can be removed.