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    what kind of buds did you get from them cfls faderharley are they rock hard or a bit airy?

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    hia m8,sorry to but in,ive got 11 cuts 2 weeks old in an aero prop,i was wondering when is the best to start feeding them nutes??,,like i said,sorry to butt in

    may all your girls be FAT bitches

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    i started my ec at 0.6 when they rooted and then raised it slowly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxpower View Post
    Haha of course we do, im sure BnQ do them wonin!
    biggest u can get in b n q is about 50litres im lukin about 150 litres at least lol

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    thats amazing from cfls, best ive seen, 2x 600ws on that would be truly a thing of beauty guys, lol heres a link to a aero system that im considering building

    http://urbangardenmagazine.com/2010/...-hydro-garden/

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    thats amazing from cfls, best ive seen, 2x 600ws on that would be truly a thing of beauty guys, lol heres a link to a aero system that im considering building

    http://urbangardenmagazine.com/2010/...-hydro-garden/

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    very impressive buds man, fair play

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    Thanks everybody for stopping by, I'll give you guys an update.....

    Grow set-up:

    DIY Aero-Hydro grow system using 2 tote boxes. 1 tote/box for the plants, which holds 4 plants, the other tote is the rez-box where the pump, airstones are located and the plants are fed/watered 6x/hour 24 hours a day.

    Lights: Spiral CFLs, burning 1280+watts, 83,000+ lumen w/mixed spectrum ratio 2:1

    Nutes: General Hydroponics Flora Grow, Flora Bloom, Flora Micro-Nutrients, Botanicare Calmag+ and Pure Blend Bloom

    Strains: 3 Landrace Colombian Gold, a single Blue Widow, this is my 1st regrow attempt, these plants have already provided me one harvest already, looks pretty successful to me on the regrow as well...

    day 68 into flowering, showing 50%-70% cloudy w/10% amber trics, anyday now...
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    They look ready to me! I say wackem and go for a long ride! Maybe swing by my house, I can help with testing. Great job. Cant wait for your next one! h

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    Thanks hemivette, it's day 73 into flowering, still holdin out for a bit more amber. The Blue Widow has been ready for the cut these past few days, but the Landrace Colombian Gold is just about there. Right now the Blue Widow trics are at 70% cloudy, 30% clear with a haze of amber through out, the Gold is almost the same, so I'll most likely cut on this upcoming weekend.....

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    Just keep a close eye on them, waiting too long can also be bad. They will degrade and get less potent. Never let them go past 50% amber. And if you do let them go to 50%, prepare to do a lot of napping! LOL.

    Dry and cure is the next most important part for you! Peace. h
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemivette View Post
    Just keep a close eye on them, waiting too long can also be bad. They will degrade and get less potent. Never let them go past 50% amber. And if you do let them go to 50%, prepare to do a lot of napping! LOL.

    Dry and cure is the next most important part for you! Peace. h
    I hear ya, I checked today, still about 50% cloudy, but the amber is getting more dominet and I have been rinsing the roots now for 7-8 days, so the cut is just a few days away. One nice thing growing aero-hydro, you can rinse the roots allot easier than growing from soil.

    I have been curing in pint glass mason jars since my 1st grow in 2010. Curing in glass jars diffently makes a hugh difference in quality of taste, smell and especially potentancy. Everytime I bust open a fresh jar bud, the buzz just gets stronger and last longer.....

    Plan to get seeds ordered this week as well. Decided to try my hand at Skunk#1, Royal Haze and perhaps White Rhino or Medicine Man. Also plan to get a few extra Blue Widow seeds to restock my seed bank and to keep on hand.... thanks again for your support

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    I love hydro, if you ask me its easier than dirt, and your in complete control over what and when they eat.

    I cure in tall ceramic flour containers, with compression seal lids. I have found it to even be better than glass jars, I think its cause of the darkness.

    Thats funny, I just ordered seeds yesterday. Gonna try some back to back auto's for some quick harvests. I ordered Biodiesel Mass, which is Diesel and Critical Mass. Peace. h

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemivette View Post
    I love hydro, if you ask me its easier than dirt, and your in complete control over what and when they eat.

    I cure in tall ceramic flour containers, with compression seal lids. I have found it to even be better than glass jars, I think its cause of the darkness.

    Thats funny, I just ordered seeds yesterday. Gonna try some back to back auto's for some quick harvests. I ordered Biodiesel Mass, which is Diesel and Critical Mass. Peace. h
    Thanks hemivette, before my 1st grow I had spent weeks researching the different ways to grow bud and I kept coming back to re-research Aeroponic-Hydroponic grow set-ups. When I came across a very kool DIY aero-hydro set-up by using rubbermaid tote boxes, airstones w/an air pump, submergable pump to send the nutes to micro sprayers I felt this is the way I'm going to grow my medical MJ.... I understood the concept of spraying the dark enclosed root system w/oxygenated nutrients, fertilizer and water.... It's more work maintaining a steady PH level and PPM's levels but the grower has far more control using an aero-hydro or hydro grow setup.

    I keep my bud stored in pint mason jars in a cool and dark area to prevent any molding... my last grow I ended up w/15 pint jars from 4 plants..... and the longer it stays in the jars, the better the bud.... thanks again for your support and suggestions...

    Photo is from my 2nd grow harvest outcome, my current re-grow is from the same 4 plants which is the other photo
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    I dont Know if you know this or not, but Prime just hooked us up on the inside info on bubbling your water for 24hrs before using. I was on a PH roller coaster, and using 10-15ml of PH down a day. After bubbling for 48hrs (I believe in overkill) Ive been using 10-15mls a week. It only moves about 4 points a day! Something to try if you havent already.

    Thats pretty much the same setup as mine, only I have drip lines instead of sprayers. I tried the sprayers and they kept clogging, so I went to drippers when they are young, then I pull the drippers and just let the water run. No clogging!

    Heres a couple pics of the DWC I just made for starting plants. Gonna be able to just pull the pot and all and move into the flower Cab. Peace. h
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    nice man, that blue widow is amazing. I may have to try and find some of those seeds somewhere... hard to get them shipped where I live. If I didnt have my setup in my bedroom, I'd be jumping all over aero... I dont like humidity and I think that'd be an issue being 8 feet from my bed. Either way, the regrow is awesome, I didnt realize it would grow back and have buds that good the second time. I may have to try that with my mystery plant. I'm sittin at 45 days on mine, so I still got at least 2 weeks left. I wish I was closer to your grow time, or your jar supply lol

    Great work
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemivette View Post
    I dont Know if you know this or not, but Prime just hooked us up on the inside info on bubbling your water for 24hrs before using. I was on a PH roller coaster, and using 10-15ml of PH down a day. After bubbling for 48hrs (I believe in overkill) Ive been using 10-15mls a week. It only moves about 4 points a day! Something to try if you havent already.

    Thats pretty much the same setup as mine, only I have drip lines instead of sprayers. I tried the sprayers and they kept clogging, so I went to drippers when they are young, then I pull the drippers and just let the water run. No clogging!

    Heres a couple pics of the DWC I just made for starting plants. Gonna be able to just pull the pot and all and move into the flower Cab. Peace. h
    Sweet set-up hermivette... I'll always grow aero-hydro, I know you get the best of the best quality from whatever strain that grows in aero-hydro... as of today the regrow is completed, after the cut I had shut it down..... got 15 pint jars of colombian gold and 3 pints of blue widow.... it's time to move on w/a few new strains.... not sure when I'll start my next grow.... maybe this upcoming fall, I have a larger area to work w/this time besides my 12sqft closet.... right now I'm in the middle of some minor re-modeling of the house.... once that's done I can get the new area set-up, been wanting to get a vertical grow going, which I may use that drip application verses spraying.... later bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by torxxx View Post
    nice man, that blue widow is amazing. I may have to try and find some of those seeds somewhere... hard to get them shipped where I live. If I didnt have my setup in my bedroom, I'd be jumping all over aero... I dont like humidity and I think that'd be an issue being 8 feet from my bed. Either way, the regrow is awesome, I didnt realize it would grow back and have buds that good the second time. I may have to try that with my mystery plant. I'm sittin at 45 days on mine, so I still got at least 2 weeks left. I wish I was closer to your grow time, or your jar supply lol

    Great work
    Thanks torxxx, I have to agree, the blue widow is truly an awesome strain.... I'll always be growing that gal w/other strains... I go thru it pretty fast... I still have a full pint from my 1st run w/it, now I have 3 additional pints from the re-grow. I did the cut on 6-5-11, and both the gold and blue are curing in pint jars..... I got 15 pints of gold, 3 pints of blue and 2 large ziplock bags of underbud and sugar leaf trim for hash or hash oil..... adding that to my other jars and I'm swimming in bud for the moment... thanks again for stopping by...
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    what was the final dry weight then mate great grow, im considering makin something similar how long did u veg for , do u have a pic of the roots inside the totes when finished?? 5**** from me !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqydro View Post
    what was the final dry weight then mate great grow, im considering makin something similar how long did u veg for , do u have a pic of the roots inside the totes when finished?? 5**** from me !!
    hey sqydro, just recieved a warning from this forum about discussing yield results... but I'll say this much tho, I did very well from just 4 plants, 3 landrace colombian gold and a single blue widow, more than I'll ever consume....

    regarding grow time, I switched to flowering after vegging for 5 weeks... as you are aware, the plant still grows during flowering or I believe they call it the stretch.... on this regrow, I flowered them for 11 weeks, 1st time on the original grow I flowered for 9 weeks.... I wanted more of a couchlock this round so I harvested when the trichomes were 70-80% cloudy w/+40% amber.... and it has the knockdown power I was trying to achieve.... I have no photos of the roots after I harvested, my tote box was only 7" deep and I was worried about root bound... but apparently 7" was deep enough....

    my upcoming grow I plan to use 10" diameter PVC tubing for my grow boxes or grow tubes, gonna try a vertical grow... the grow-tubes will be 6 feet long, holding 8 plants each.... the plan is to stagger them like steps so I am hoping to have at least 4 tubes at one time... my new grow area is 4.5 feet deep, 8 feet long and 10 feet high.... still in the planing stage on this 4th grow... decided not to do another grow until this fall and glad I did that, I live in the midwest and we have been in a heat wave now going on 5 weeks, temps near or over 100... with that said, can't wait until October gets here.. new strains are skunk#1, royal haze, northern lights and of course some more blue widow... ended up with so much colombian gold, I won't need to grow that strain for a couple of years... anyway thanks for the stop by and comments and hope to hear from you again

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