Chronic Grower

AUTO KALASHNIKOVA (POWDER FEED ONLY) WITH HPS & L.E.D

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WELCOME TO MY AUTO KALASHNIKOVA GROW

Equipment list

Green room 100 grow tent (1.2m x 1.2m x 2m).

600w lumatek digital dimmable ballast.

600w sunmaster dual spectrum mh & hps bulbs. 120w Led Grow Lights - Seven Spectrum by PRAKASA (ideal for all stages of plant growth. Deep Red, Red, Blue, Orange, White, UV and IR LED) Cooltube reflector 5” rvk 125 extractor fan 250m3/hr.(plus fan speed controllor)

5” phat filter 125mm x 300mm (408m3/hr) 5” duct pipe

Arcadia dual t5 12% uvb/uva strip lights with reflectors.

Strip heater with thermostat for night heating( if temperature is to low)

Digital mix/max recording thermometer/hygrometer.

Clip on oscillating fan.

Bluelab PH and EC pens with cleaning / calibration kits.

Dutch pro ph down veg/bloom & ph up.

Jiffy 7s 50mm coco coir fibre plug.

Plant training bendz (for bending branches to get more light)

Yo Yos (for plant support if needed)

10 x 1 gallon root pouches.

Coco pro plus, and perlite.

Ghs mother plant & mostly indica powder feed.

Liquid Oxygen

Cal/Mag supplement (if needed)

Clip on normal light bulb for taking photos

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22/05/2013

ive caliabrated my ph and ec pens

soaked 10 coco pellets in a ph of 5.8 ec 0.6

ive germinated my seeds by putting spring water inside the seeds sealer bag that they came in

the next day they have craked ,then i planted the seeds in the coco pellets, ive still got 2 plants in the grow room so in the night the seedlings are gorwing in the tent under hps light then taking out and put in the window to get natural day light when the hsp lights are off ,this will only be for 1 week till i can up the hours in the grow tent and get the l.e.d set up

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Welcome to the cup man.

Good luck with your report, really nice start.

Take care.

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yes i agree with fran wery nice start lots of info and nice pics :) Looks like you have all the gear and you''re ready to rock them hard :)

I hope you will finish the grow withtout troubles!

Have a good grow and thanks for opening the journal :)

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Looks very promising, can't wait to see these auto's rock under all that range of lights.

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29/05/2013

now its time to replant all 10 autos into 10 1 gallon airpots with a 50/50 mix of coco an perlite

first i rinsed through ph of 5.5 and ec of 0.6 in each pot with about 20 litres of water till i got a 5.5 ph comeing out the bottom ,not easy let me tell you it keeps wanting to stay at 6.2 .

planted each baby into the coco mix then put inside the tent switched on the led light keeping it on for 24/7 for now,

here is a pic when the seeds all poped up to say hello on a sunny windowsil

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setting the ph of the medium

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here im collecting the water in a jug to test

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Welcome to the cup man.

Good luck with your report, really nice start.

Take care.

yes i agree with fran wery nice start lots of info and nice pics :) Looks like you have all the gear and you''re ready to rock them hard :)

I hope you will finish the grow withtout troubles!

Have a good grow and thanks for opening the journal :)

Looks very promising, can't wait to see these auto's rock under all that range of lights.

thanks you guys i will try my best to rock them girls :)

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does the coco really need as low as 5,5pH?

no you dont need to go that low in coco or hydro 5.8 is good as all nutients are avlailble but but they dont need much micro nutes in vegative stage but they do like more nitrogen so going as low as 5.5 will help the plant grow a bit faster by absording more nitrogen i would set the ph to 5.8 2 weeks before flower and leave it for at 5.8 2 weeks after flowering started as thats when the plant need all micro nutes to start flowering ,then i would slowly move the ph up till im at 6.3 at the end of flowering

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09/06/2013

all 10 plants got planted into there 1 gallon airpouches with a 50/50 mix of coco and perlite

with the led on 24/7, the next few days a few brown spots apperd on 4 plants the ones directly under the led light

so they got a little burned i moved the light up from 2 foot to 3 foot away and put the burned plants on the outside

feeding is at ec of 0.7 and ph 5.5 doing the 1 feed 1 plain water routine

in a few days the plants all recoved apart from the smallest girl but shes slowly getting there.

11/06/2013

the plants are big enough for me to turn on my 600w dimable ballest to 400w for 8 hours then just have the led running for the rest to save a little eletric till the plants get a little bigger then i will put it up to 12 hours only when the plants start to flower will i turn it up to 600w

16/06/2013

plants are looing good nothing to report so here is a few pics

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a little nute burn i thinik with the leaf edges turning up, im going to give them a little bit more plain water

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heres the runt of the lot

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good temp and humidity for now :)

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thanks for the news man i hope the little burned one will catch back :) the rest seems to be doing just fine :)

Have a good grow

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Really nice start Chronic! I really like that LED...looks like a decent newer technology unit :) Is this your first grow combining the LED and HPS? Like Dust said, everything looks great, and outta that many plants it seems normal to have one runt of the litter..I'm sure she will come around. Best of luck I will grab me a chair!

Peace

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Really nice start Chronic! I really like that LED...looks like a decent newer technology unit :) Is this your first grow combining the LED and HPS? Like Dust said, everything looks great, and outta that many plants it seems normal to have one runt of the litter..I'm sure she will come around. Best of luck I will grab me a chair!

Peace

yea man this is my first grow combining led with hps don't know how good these light are on there own but im sure they will help my plants along side, yours done very well with them. its getting to hot in my grow room to turn up my ballast to 600w ,so might have to keep it on 400w with the led on 24/7 and hps on 12 hours to compensate

heres a update

23/06/2013

all is looking good all plants are showing female pre flowers now but 2 have started to gain more then the rest to flowering has started

to help the side branches get more light i got some benders they are a bit sharp my stems was a little to fat for the device and one cut into the stem a little but not bad so i will only use on the thinner branches and best not to keep them on for to long or you will never get them off again i left them on for about 3 days

ph 5.8

ec 1.0

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Some really nice growth since the last update man, congrats on them all bein ladies..gotta love the speed of these autos!! That's gonna be a really full room!! How old are they now? I think you will really like the combination HPS/LED..seems to produce a spectrum that the plants really like and as you mentioned you can always limit the HPS to a certain amount of hrs and use the LED to combat high temps..nice idea bro, one I may steal if necessary..it's been a hot June already!!

Man those bendy clips are the word!! It bends them just perfectly in one step..but I can see what you mean about them only being good for so long before they would cut into the stem..I wonder if they make bigger ones as well? I can't decide whether I would like those or the air pots more! :) Fantastic root system going there..nice work on the pictures too :biggrin:

Peace

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Smokybear thanks for poping in and looking at my grow man, the plants are 4 weeks from when they first popped out of the coco pellets the air pouches are good just a pain to clean the old roots out so I will be using air pots next time for easy cleaning have u used both ? If so what do you think of both? I think those clips only come in 1size but I will check as I would get bigger ones as they work grate but the stems are thick lower down the plant but the internodes are to short to use at the top of the plants I will let you know if they do bigger 1s peace

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very nice root growth man! i always like to see life and nature going on like this :)

thanks fr the news man keep them coming ;)

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07/07/2013

PH 5.8 EC 1.5 TEMP/DAY 27C NIGHT 23C HUMIDITY 65 %

LIGHT HOURS LED 16 / HPS 12

3 plants have started flowering about 2 week ago, the rest have just started

all looking good but did have some ph problem when i flushed it went back up to 6.2 ,i have problems getting the ph down when i started this grow , so i had to let the root pouch sit in a bucket and soak for 10 mins this way i found resets the ph very well

this is what i did i set the ph of the water to 5.5 poured the water into the pot that sat in the bucket untill the water comes just above the medium in the pot ,this is where i needed some kind of weight to stop the pot floating the with my ph pen kept checking the ph of the water in the pot untill it read 5.8 then pulled out the pot frain it off before putting it back into the tent

sorry for image quality used my phone cam as other is playing up

they do get better as i worked out how to get better image quality later on

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it worked very well all plants are looking better all it was was bottom fan leafs had some yellowing and brown spots nothing to bad i have removed them to allow air flow round the bottom of the plants more

ive also got a new fliter for my tent one never is enough theres always some smell of weed coming from my room so with the old fliter ive attached it to the end of the ducting so smelly air gets pulled in through the new fliter then blows out of the old fliter and its sorted now no smell at all :) i did think of doing this about a year ago but never got round to it i wish i did thou saves alot worry

heres some pics of my ladies 7 that have just streched

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and here are the 3 that are 2 weeks into flower

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now with the hps lights turned on

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Smokybear thanks for poping in and looking at my grow man, the plants are 4 weeks from when they first popped out of the coco pellets the air pouches are good just a pain to clean the old roots out so I will be using air pots next time for easy cleaning have u used both ? If so what do you think of both? I think those clips only come in 1size but I will check as I would get bigger ones as they work grate but the stems are thick lower down the plant but the internodes are to short to use at the top of the plants I will let you know if they do bigger 1s peace

Thanks for the info Chronic :) No bro I haven't used either but have thought about them because of the ability to get lots of oxygen to the roots..good to know the pouches are a PITA to clean. I'm looking forward to seeing the air pots in action! Ya man those clips for LST are the cats meow..very cool shit. Ah man, your internodes are too short?? Such a horrible thing to deal with lol..jokes :P The LED/HPS combo seems to do a good job of keeping the distance and the plants tight and bushy :)

They are coming along really nicely with lots of chunky fuzzy white buds on the ones more into flower, nice pics even on the phone..keep em coming!

Peace

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14/07/2013

PH 5.8 EC 1.5 TEMP/DAY 30C NIGHT 28C HUMIDITY 55 %

LIGHT HOURS LED 16 /HPS 12 WEEK/FROM SEED 7 WEEK/IN FLOWER 3

all plants looking well no problems apart from the temp getting a little to high over the last week being at max 30c but the plants have 2 fans blowing o it dont seem to be harming the plants much the weather here has been crazy 32c today and other days crazy i think i could of tried the outdoor grow cup lol but the chance wasnt worth the dissapointment :(

here are the ladies 1 by 1 photos :) enjoy people

PLANT 1

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PLANT 2

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PLANT 3 this was the runt now not doing to bad

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PLANT 4

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PLANT 5

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PLANT 6

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PLANT 7

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PLANT 8

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PLANT 9

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PLANT 10

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ALL TOGETHER NOW :)

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Nice plants man, they look awesome.

It seems that #8 and #9 are going way ahead of the rest.

Cheers.

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Nice plants man, they look awesome.

It seems that #8 and #9 are going way ahead of the rest.

Cheers.

yeah there about 2 weeks in flower ahead of the rest

i should of hit them with 12 hours first to kick start them all then up the hours

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28/07/2013

PH 5.9 EC 1.5 TEMP/DAY 30C NIGHT 28C HUMIDITY 55 %

LIGHT HOURS LED 14 /HPS 12 WEEK/FROM SEED 9 (WEEK/IN FLOWER ( 3 out of 10 plants in week 5 / 7 out of 10 plants week 3)

hi there my ladies are getting along fine no problems apart from the runt of the lot who cant seem to hold it self up right ,when all other plants need watering she is still wet and pot heavy but she has a nice thc production strange, hope all does weel with her

hear are pics but i needed a stronger light as the pics are not as clear as before

this is the runt that cant hold it self up ,i think i need to let it dry completely then give it very little water often as i think it could be a root problem.

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sorry not numberd them like last night but after each full plant photo the bud shoots after it belong to tht plant

peace

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looking nice man very promising bud growth already :) I hope it will continue andbecome fat ;)

Have a good grow keep us updated

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looking nice man very promising bud growth already :) I hope it will continue andbecome fat ;)

Have a good grow keep us updated

yes dust getting fat now :) a few will be ready in next week upate coming now from last sunday

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LOOKIN GOOD MAN! Is it getting colder over there in the middle of summer?? Cause I'm seein lots of frost coming on real quick :) Best of luck bro!

Peace

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