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  1. George1961

    Noob experiment

    Thanks Shadey, you always find the right words to bring me relief. Guess I will label them also. I don't know how can you handle all those plants at the same time when I always fail just with one. Hope you are right (as always) and I will never find out how a hermaphrodite plant looks like 😁. One thing's for sure, you never get bored with this hobby, always finding ways to make things better. Will keep this veg schedule more time to see if it recovers from the party mode and the top is OK. Thanks for your help, cheers ...
  2. George1961

    Noob experiment

    High Shadey, seems that I am subscribed to disasters 😒, yesterday when I visited the plant in its awakening (to check the water level and everything) the light was already on. I checked the programmer and it was ON instead of AUTO. The day before I was reprogramming the one for the air extractor so it works ten minutes an hour in night mode instead of constantly, as the new dehumidificator was doing great its job, and by mistake, I reprogrammed the one for the light. I noticed that and put everything back in order. I thought that 24 hours of continuous light wouldn't be that bad, and put the programmer back in AUTO again. Today I was astonished as the light was on again before it should. I thought the programmer was coitus and changed it by another one. Later I checked the one misfunctioning and noticed the mode RANDOM was on, even if I didn't know how to put it that way. So the lights were randomly ON and OFF for let's say more than one day. I know if the plant gets stressed with the light cycle it can turn on to hermaphrodite or have a bad yield. Is there anything reasonable I can do instead of crossing my fingers or staring a stamp collection? Guess I will never abandon my noob condition, cheers ...
  3. George1961

    Noob experiment

    Thanks for the reply, I know it is my plant, but every time I do a Sinatra (going My way 😁) I get into trouble and it is unfair to ask for advice if I then I don't follow it at all. I think I will wait a bit to see if there's a healthy top that can follow the growing. I remember 60 cm upon you was the better height to start with flowering period, now it is far from that. The bigger dehumidificator works like a charm, now the plant is mostly between 50 and 60 % humidity all day. It heats also the tent, I don't use a heater anymore, and as the temperature in the plant's tent raised up to 27.6 ºC with the lights on, I had to evacuate the air outside both tents. You can choose between three positions, 40-50-60 %, now it is in 50%. I tried for some time 40% and it works (to be ready for flowering stage). Let's see how it goes, maybe I can just trim the damaged stems and let the plant keep growing (sounds greedy 😁), I will let you know the progress, cheers, and thanks again ...
  4. George1961

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    Thanks, that's very interesting data, I am always keeping an eye on the water level and filling without nuts (as I read somewhere). Right now I cannot clearly see where to trim, please check the pìc: I trimmed before the leaves that were burnt and was expecting to see if there is a healthy top after that or everything is coitus up. I was going to move later to the big tent, it is 2 meters high and 1,20 of height, so that wouldn't be a problem. Please check the plant, I lowered the nuts to AN 2-2-2 as LabRat suggested and don't look to have a burnout IMHO: As you see it is not very tall (40 cm) so maybe I can let her grow higher to see if the top has not been seriously damaged or just trim as you say. I know it looks like if I was trying to convince you with my arguments instead of listening to yours, I'm sorry for that 😊, thanks for your patience ...
  5. George1961

    Noob experiment

    High Shadey, I think I read too much literature on this theme. I read somewhere that if you put a fan in the growing stage, the plant movements will make it stronger. So I did, but the plant grew higher and guess it was somehow burnt by the wind (I saw that before πŸ€ͺ) ) Here's one leaf: Shouldn't be any problem as the rest of the plant is not affected, but the top is also slightly burnt and I don't know what to do: wait until see how it develops or do an apical prunning. Perhaps I could also try a FIM (CIM for you 😁). The plant is seven weeks old, only 40 cm tall and has already got pre-flowers. I can keep it in vegetative stage longer. What do you think? (besides I am a disaster 😊), cheers ...
  6. George1961

    Noob experiment

    Well, the good notice is that the new dehumidifier can decrease the humidity down to 40% 😁, the bad one is I cannot put it inside with the plant as the temperature raises up to 26 even with the lights off. You're right and I will extract the air to the outside. It is a question to find the right balance. I have no ventilator controller, so I have just programmed a switcher so it works 10 minutes per hour (in night mode). Just with that humidity goes down to 48%. I can play with this until I get the right figures, quite entertaining hobby πŸ˜„, at least when the statistic of failures decreases 😴, I think I am now prepared for the incoming flowering stage, thanks for your help ...
  7. George1961

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    Thanks Shadey, that was the problem: the sealed grow. Now I put the exhaust outside the big tent and the humidity goes down. The controller is also a good idea, but the ones I have found do the contrary, when the temperature is high they shut down and when it is low the switch on: My extractor is always on, and it reaches sometimes 27 ºC, so maybe without it the plant will fry as yours once 😁. I have just received the big dehumidifier, I will see if it is able to work on this closed area and I can keep it as a sealed room without the temperature going down because of the heated air going outside to the room. I put it in the bigger tent so it will have more time to work, let's see what happens, right now it is dropping down ...
  8. George1961

    Noob experiment

    The two dehumidifiers are inside the little tent with the plant, but guess they are not very powerful. I have ordered a bigger one (10 liters per hour) and will put it in the bigger tent. I thought that if I put the tent inside a bigger one (240 cm x 120 x 200) I would be able to control humidity and temperature as it is not a big space. The temperature is not a problem, always between 21 and 26 ºC, as the extractor exhaust hot air from the little tent to the big one. The problem is the humidity, it was now 80% in the bigger tent and 70% in the plant. Maybe if I extract the air directly to the room outside it would be better for the humidity, but it would cost me to maintain the temperature inside the tent. I hope tomorrow comes the bigger one and see if that helps, the outside room is cool and humid, maybe it was not a good idea to grow a plant with this conditions, but I was willing to know if it could be done. What I can't understand is why the humidity is still high with 26 or 27 degrees, that didn't happen with the soil grow, what can we expect if the conditions are the same than before but the results don't? I will keep the vegetative stage until I will find a solution, tomorrow I will change the water with AN 2-2-2 as suggested LabRat, will post the results (hope positives 😁) , thanks for your help ...
  9. George1961

    Noob experiment

    High everyone, I have a question (to whom it may concern 😁), I have more problems now to keep low the humidity level. Right now it is normally just below 70%. The plant is still in the vegetative stage (six weeks old) and has an air extractor, two little electric dehumidifiers and a rotating fan (just in case 😊), ATM it shouldn't be a problem, but it will surely be in the next flowering stage. I didn't have those problems with my latest soil grow, so I wonder if this is because it is a DWC grow and the water inside the bucket evaporates and increases the humidity level. If so I would better choose soil for winter instead, thanks for your help ...
  10. George1961

    Noob experiment

    Not at all right now πŸ˜“, the DWC pot didn't arrive at time at that was one of my failures, it was burnt by the lights (too close), sorry that's an old pic just for reference. @LabRat This is an indica dominant (Critical +) so guess it will grow differently. At least I am still burping and vaping my first harvest so I will be patient this time, thanks for the advice ... P. D. : I have checked the plant and it has more roots and apparently is higher, so far so good ...
  11. George1961

    Noob experiment

    High Shadey, IMHO it is just the contrary, the plant has no need to grow higher because it has all the light needed. When a plant has lack of light it grows taller and narrow, it has not all the foliar surface as for instance the Afgan below shown. Do you think it is an unhealthy one? I hope that when the actual one will have more roots it will begin to grow further, cheers ...
  12. George1961

    Noob experiment

    Hi LabRat, with GH Flora Grow I am actually using 15 ml/10 l, AN recommends 4 ml/l, that should be 40 ml/10 l, I am no good in maths but they are not the same for me, I will stick to your 2 ml/l (20 ml/10 l), seems more reasonable ... I use this for measuring the ml: and then a pH measurer too that I hope I will need no more with PH perfect. I intend to do things right but I am not a professional grower. I live near the coast and the humidity here is high, between 70 and 85%. Right now I have 2 electric dehumidifiers and keep always the humidity below 60%, but I am going to buy a bigger one to avoid more problems in the flowering stage. Now the plant is generating more roots so I guess it will finally start to grow, it is almost five weeks old but not very high. I will change the water when the AN nutrients will arrive and follow your recommendations, let's see what happens, thanks for your input ...
  13. George1961

    Noob experiment

    Hi LabRat, I think actually there is something wrong in that chart, I was waiting to check it in the product when the bottles finally arrive. In this page they say: "That’s why you use a lot less of our nutrients when compared to General Hydroponics, which is 25% weaker than our 3-Part." The AN chart comes in ml/liter, but the GH chart in ml/10 liter. If we convert the dose in the 4th week in the AN chart to the GH equivalence, that would be 40 ml/liter, much more than the 15 ml/10 liter that GH recommends. I will check it when the package finally arrives to see if it is a mistake. I don't have a ppm measurer but serious doubts (and a little dizzy πŸ˜„) after reading your explanations. It's hard learning all these techniques in a language that isn't mine. Please be patient if I don't understand it as I should and I am not able to explain myself. Here we don't use PPM, I have to be able to manage ml instead, still nothing easy for me at all 😴. One thing I know for sure is to avoid overburning, that's a well known lesson, I can assure that all the time you dedicate in this is not time losing, there is much valuable information and little by little it is easy to make progress in your grows, thanks for this ...
  14. George1961

    Noob experiment

    Hi LabRat, thank you, that's a really useful information. I had to move the plant to the DWC pot because the starting kit deposit was almost filled with the roots, so in the nest, they didn't appear at all from the clay. Now as you say there are some of them hanging down, so tonight I will remove some water and leave it as you suggested. Regarding the nuts, this week I will receive the Ph Perfect Bloom (Gmb), so I will change the water to those nutrients and then follow the chart. Seems easy because in the stage I am it seems it will be 4-4-4 until the end: I am using no RO or distilled water, just tap water and a pH measurer. Was confident about using AN pH Perfect (as recommended) to get rid of it. Still in the noob phase πŸ˜… but glad to learn day after day with all your recommendations, thanks for your time ...
  15. George1961

    Noob experiment

    Hi Shadey, already moved it with no harm to at all πŸ˜…, tried to search in the net but didn't find the answer for this two questions: where should the water level be? Mine's in the red line, so the water reaches the roots inside the clay: The second one is when should I change the water? The GHE chart says every three weeks but I don't trust that chart anymore, just waiting for the Advanced Nutrients to come. Thanks for your help ...
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