All aboard.... Trainwreck 2 plants, going for 3 lbs


#81


Changed water today
50 gal water
25ml dechlorinator
250ml AN voodoo juice
100ml hydrogaurd
30ml armour si
4oz maxigro
20ml ph up
PPM=885 PH=5.7


#82

We have roots


#83



PPM=895
PH=5,8
They seem to be loving life


#84

Nice ! Looking good.


#85



Now that the roots have made it to the water, the race is on.
PPM=905. PH=5.8
72° RH=56%
Any suggestions GREATLY appreciated


#86

Keep her fed and plenty of light. Looks good.


#87

Forgot phone today, no pictures. PPM=905 PH-5.8
71° RH=61%
Visible growth.
Turned lights up to 750w, and raised them a little bit


#88



PPM=895 PH=5.8


#89



PPM = 912 PH = 5.6
They have really taken off. Growing like “weeds” they are. I think I will top them tomorrow. What do y’all think @Donaldj @raustin @TDubWilly @TxGrowman etc. etc.
@everyone. I highly value ALL of your opinions


#90

Moving along nicely. I have no opinion on the topping time.


#91

Wouldn’t hurt anything to top right now, if I waited it would probably be for just one more node anyways before I topped so it’s really a matter of preference at this point.


#92

Sure, go ahead and top them.


#93



Gave the girls their first haircut today.
PPM = 912. PH = 5.5
Added 5ml of silicate
PPM = 895. PH = 5.8
I knew the silicate would raise my PH, but I didn’t know it would lower PPM. Is this correct, or did I get a bad reading?


#94

Nice clean cuts. Good job :+1:


#95

I think it’s a bad reading - I’ve never noticed silica lowering my ppm. But I haven’t really observed closely when I add it, since it’s the first thing in the bucket for me and I don’t bother checking ppms until I get the base nutes in. I personally work in 50ppm ranges, so to me 912 and 895 are more or less the same.


#96

@Bogleg… I normally put the silica I first also. I just needed to raise my PH a little. I forgot to check my water first (PPM) so I’m not sure about what is actually ppm from nutes. Changing water Saturday, will find out then


#97

I’ve used silica to raise PH after the fact as well… next time I decide to do that I’ll take a before and after and see what’s what. :slight_smile: Heck I have a bucket with around two gallons of 1300ppm water in the basement right now I need to toss out… I can test it on that! I’ll drop 20ml of silica in it and see what happens.


#98

I’m about to change water. Since I am now using tap water with the dechlorinator, I’m not sure how to do this. Should I fill the system and THEN add dechlorinator, or add dechlorinator before it goes in?
@raustin


#99

Hey! I did it this morning… hold on… pics coming. Starting out was around 2 gallons of 1400 ppm water:

I added 15ml of Armor Si (General Hydroponics silica) to it:

It raised my PPM slightly:


#100

@Bogleg I’m almost afraid to ask WHAT you did this morning that you took pictures of.