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I really know very little to nothing on this new stuff. I started these autos 10 days ago. As soon as the tap was long enough to get to the solution, I started. I know I have some nute burn so I mixed a weaker solution and am watching. These girls look really healthy to me as I am 60 and have never done nothing but Gorilla farming. My question is, is this type of curling normal or do I need to cut back some more. They will be 2 weeks old in 3 days. I'm doing the Gen Hydro Flora Series by their chart.

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I am sorry for posting in the wrong forum. I thought I was still in other forum.

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Hi Slimo welcome to CC. Youre doing hydro so I see no problem posting here bud. I am an organic dirt grower so know little about hydro or DWC other than the advised nutrient amounts in the instructions are always to high. Do you have a PPM meter? LabRat is the expert for this type of growing I expect he will be able to give you some good advice shortly. What is your humidity levels in the room like if its lo then you may need to cut back on the nutes as they will drink more. They look like they have the twisty low humidity dry look to the leaves but I have never seen a plant with leaves like that what is the strain?

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These were left-overs from last year. The one with the widest leaves is Quarter Pounder  and the others are Colorado Cookies. Grow zone temp 77 degrees, reservoir 69 degrees and humidity usually 50 to 60%. I do have all the meters. PH stays about 6.1 and I'm running about 600ppm. I am using manufacturers feeding schedule (flora series).  

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Cant really see any problems with your environment. Perhaps cut back on the nutes a bit 600 seems a bit high for 10 days old from posts I have read. Nice looking light is that an LED or Flouro?

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High Slimo and welcome to CC!

 

Nice rig you have there.  Those COB LEDs on some sort of light mover system?

 

Your ppm seems a little on the high side but not by much as indicas are heavier feeders than the sativa dominants I usually grow.  With DWC I'll start the clones around 300ppm and by the time they look like yours will be up around 500.  I wouldn't go any higher than the 600 you are at now for a while and if you see the bit of burn getting worse would drain about 25% of your rez and replace with RO water if you use RO.  I recommend RO and I use AN pH Perfect nutes so I only change my nutes once per grow right after the stretch.  Never having to worry about pH is a big plus to me.

 

It often takes a little while for the plants to get used to their new home but it's the new growth that tells you how well they are taking it and you should be seeing lots of that real quick.

 

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That's the fluence spydr led. I like the 4 ft. footprint and they also say I can run it 6 in. above canopy. Right now I have it set at about 9 in.

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3 minutes ago, slimo said:

That's the fluence spydr led. I like the 4 ft. footprint and they also say I can run it 6 in. above canopy. Right now I have it set at about 9 in.

 

I run older magnetic HIDs and probably will forever as I need the extra heat they give off in my cold basement.  I'm 63 and they will probably outlive me. :)

 

Have to go out for a while but will be back in a couple hours.

 

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Thanks LabRat, I kinda figured the nute burn as I've seen it in my produce garden. I really didn't know what to do because the others are looking so good. The lights can be adjusted in and out but the manufacturer says putting them closer will increase par and I may have to start running co2. I do have rachet cable's for up and down.

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Should read my stuff in my, Lab's Latest Efforts, thread in my signature for tips on how to make cheap CO2 tho you really don't need any while they are yet small.  Even just being in there with the plants for 10 min will boost up the CO2 a lot.  Keeping a kitty in a cage would help the plants but not the kitty. :D

 

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On 2018/1/4 at 2:55 AM, LabRat said:

High Slimo and welcome to CC!

 

Nice rig you have there.  Those COB LEDs on some sort of light mover system?

 

Your ppm seems a little on the high side but not by much as indicas are heavier feeders than the sativa dominants I usually grow.  With DWC I'll start the clones around 300ppm and by the time they look like yours will be up around 500.  I wouldn't go any higher than the 600 you are at now for a while and if you see the bit of burn getting worse would drain about 25% of your rez and replace with RO water if you use RO.  I recommend RO and I use AN pH Perfect nutes so I only change my nutes once per grow right after the stretch.  Never having to worry about pH is a big plus to me.

 

It often takes a little while for the plants to get used to their new home but it's the new growth that tells you how well they are taking it and you should be seeing lots of that real quick.

 

:peace:

 

 

Hi LabRat, how you feel COB? one of my friends recommend me a aa COB on this web www.mars-hydro.com?utm_source=mercy . How to say, it just looks strange, a little stuff and different from other COBs.. whats your opinion for it? 

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