Figured I would start a thread for documenting my current experiment. Humboldt vs GH
My goal in this tent - is to find a nutrient lineup that best suits my needs, but is also cost and time efficient. Testing side-by-side in the same environment. Figure out Which nutrient lineup is better and if the end results are better than previous grows of compost and manures which is time consuming (for me).
Plants on the Left are going to be fed Humboldts Secret. Plants on the Right will get General hydroponics. Each gallon of water will get a teaspoon of recharge and 1ml of fish sh!t. All are grown in FF ocean Forrest, 10 gallon smart pots in a 4x4, subject to a manifold & HST. There is two weeks separating 2 of the 6 plants as seen in the pics.
4x in-house genetics, 2x relentless genetics
Currently cooking under a mars hydro ts2000 until my ChilLed Growcraft x6 arrives (on its way). Also hoping the commercial LED gets me closer to my CLF/HPS yields.
The water from my tap is okay, but I am using and will continue to buy the 5 gallon blue refill jugs of “purified” water from my local big box store.
The full lineup of GH is many more bottles of nutrients (higher cost) and additives so mixing takes longer and the Humboldts gets me closer to 6.2PH.
Humboldt and extras gets me to 6.6. Two drops of PH down puts me in the sweet zone. GH gets me 6.8 an extra drop gets me to where I want. Using 3 separate ph pens to validate 6.2. Blue labs, vivuson and an sx-620 ph testers used. Separate everything from measuring tools, empty gallons of water, ect to keep from any cross contamination. Even the meters and pens are cleaned prior to mixing the next set.
Will be added in roughly 2 weeks once the new light is hung and plants are acclimated to its intensity.
Tents fully automated and controllable from anywhere I have internet connection. light, fans, intake outtake, camera, temps, smart humidifier ect ect. Kill switch and schedules are being automated by a smart surge protector.
The nutrients - extra bottles were needed for GH To complete the advance feeding program
fully controllable Webcam in the tent view
2x Manifolds started 8/17 and the first feeding of nutes
Automation at a glance