The Phantoms Autopots GDP grow in coco

No humidifier, and yes, I’ll be watching dli closely my meter arrives Sunday.

My tent seems to hold around 45-50% humidity. My plants last grow didn’t seem to mind.

They don’t mind but you’ll see much more rapid growth at a better VPD, my first couple weeks in veg are 79f and 75% humidity

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Cool, I’ll look into adding a humidifier to the bottom shelf of that end table. Thanks!

You jumped right into the deep end of the pool. I preload coco with a good soaking with Jack’s. At the stage your girls are at I will give water only or a couple days then start adding Jack’s at lower rates. Once they get a couple sets of leaves then I let Jack rip.
Jack’s is supposed be pretty easy on plants. When my current grow finishes up in a couple weeks GDP is next in queue. From a little over two weeks ago


Will be hanging out.

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Ordered a humidifier, also started assembling and testing a controller using a raspberry pi, Atlas scientific probes and Mycodo as the software

Will currently just be monitoring pH, EC and water temp

Will expand with dosing pumps to do real time adjustments.

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Good luck no clue what any of that is. However, I saw this thread, looks to share another common interest

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Looking good bro! I grew gdp autos last run and it’s one of my favorite smokes. You will also like the auto pots. My first run with them and the plants really like it. @beardless I didn’t realize till just now you were in auto pots with Jack’s also.
And that controller is pretty cool. Can you give updates on that build?

I’ll update as I go along, the end game is to have a controller that will control water, tent conditions, CO2 dosing, etc.

I’m learning as I go, so it may be a slow process.

I got a one pot XL system to give a one plant trial. Now I have the one from before and a 4 spring pot system for the closet.

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Not much of an update after the weekend, so here’s this mornings pictures of the girls.

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Morning update!

Not familiar with the strain, but are these looking a touch yellow? Maybe a cal/mag deficiency? I’m still using full strength Jacks 321 every other day, water until runoff.

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Forgot to mention, my Jack’s is currently at 6.0ph, next batch I’ll shoot for 5.8.

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Plants look good, would not worry about the yellowing on new growth, the chlorophyll will catch up to it.

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Love how fast they are growing!

Added a humidifier (thanks @Nicky )

Had to work early today, so it’s a lights out picture update today.

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Should be moving them into the autopots this weekend.

One question I still have and don’t seem to have a definitive answer is, are clay balls in the bottom of the autopots needed? Or is it mostly growers preference?

Hoping other Autopots growers like @Nicky and others will chime in.

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I am new to auto pots this grow but I did use them. My primary reason being I used the air domes. I think a couple others use them not sure how many though.

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I use spring pots and also put hydroton in the bottom. Some use golf wiffle balls instead. They are a lot easier to dig out of the coco that’s for sure.

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The clay balls are not advised.
They are clay and thus they have ph problems, it’s a mess, extra cost and time consuming but if you really want you cna buy the clay balls but then you must ph soak them for 2 days at 5.8 if running. Soil less.

If your running airdomes you can pick up plastic golf balls with holes in them and use those or you can line it with perlite. Some even don’t use anything different with their airdomes just coco or coco/perlite.

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Good point. Plus they are really dusty so the need a good rinse and soak

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All in all a PIA

Ps @beardless congrats on member of the month.

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