A Hydro Grow: A mans story from start to finish

Here goes a grow in hydro today is day 1. I hope you enjoy following and watching the progress these little plants will make.

Info
Jacks Nutes 321 kit
Clone/seedling is first nute used

Tribus Microbes for a faster and healthier root development

Blue Lab Guardian monitor
Ph 5.5
PPM is 650 currently

Fans are on

Lights 18/6 schedule
HLG QB 132 setup @dbrn32 helped me build. This is for Veg phase only it’s 4K
HLG 600 for when flower starts

Water temp is 62F

4x4 vivosun tent

3 tote system 57gal at the moment with Reservoir
Current USA 1950GPH water pump
Vivosun 950 Air pump
2 air stones per tote directly under net pots
6” net pots
Hydroton growing medium

Huge thank you to @repins12 for walking me through building this hydro system! :beers: to you my friend.

Strains in this are GSCX, Cherry Pie, Blue Cheese and a Banana Kush clone. All ILGM strains.

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I’d like to thank everyone who’s helped so far and I appreciate each of you and the willingness to help a fellow grower, grow better.
@MattyBear
@Myfriendis410
@Bogleg
@DivChem
@imSICKkid
@Member420
@TokerGuy

Just to name a few awesome members here.

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Set to Watching!

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Excellent, best of luck in the new system!

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@FlxerPower I didn’t mean to forget you my friend.

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Cool, watching.

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I’m not a hydro guy so I’ll learn watching you. :slight_smile:

Thanks for the tag.

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Sweet!!! Thanks for tagging me. Ready to learn brotha!

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5.5? :face_with_monocle:

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What do you run hydro at? @Member420

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5.8 ideally.

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Outmuthafugginstanding!!! My friend. You know that I am tuned to watching, fo sho :+1: :+1: :+1: :+1: :v:
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I’m with Bog PH 5.8 is perfect.

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Hydro aint my game. I’m just a poor dirt farmer.

I’m working on holding my bong hits longer!! Only advice for hydro. Keep your area clean, good air flow, watch the humidity… Cheers!!

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Looking good dude! I’m along for the ride :call_me_hand:t3::v::bear:

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I will adjust accordingly, the guys a jacks had just suggested between 5.5-5.9.

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Once you have run on water for a grow or two you’ll see that your PH will rise and lower at different times of the grow. It’s common to see PH rise slowly over the first few days after changing out the reservoir, so it’s totally common to see people set their starting PH at 5.5 or 5.6 knowing it will go up to 6+ over the next few days. So can definitely play with the range (and there are reasons to do so, if you want to dig into it) and let it naturally work it’s way through. I personally prefer something more like 5.6-6.0 for my range. In general 5.8 is a safe # for all stages of growth in hydro. Different nutrients are more or less available based on the PH. MOST of them are available at a PH of 5.8.

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Will do, appreciate ya as always for the advice.

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Went to check on it and it’s sitting at 5.7ph right now so I’ll give it time to adjust for a few days and it’s also a learning period for me too.

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Week 3 is coming to a close.

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Looking good my friend :+1: :v:

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