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Think Big auto & Trippy Gorilla auto

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Trippy Gorilla Custom Breeder & Strain
GHE Nutrients
Indoor
Room Type
Hydroponics
Medium
LST
Technique
Topping
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
LED (200W)
Vegetation Lights
LED (400W)
Flowering Lights
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 10
Flowering
68.58
inch
cm
Height
27
inch
cm
Height
18 hrs
Light Schedule
32
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
90
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
6
pH
1400
mS/cm
PPM
TDS
2.8
mS/cm
PPM
EC
70%
Air Humidity
Normal
Smell
24
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
75
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
50.8
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
20
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
Nutrients
Commented by Freddd Freddd
1 week ago

beginning to fatten up, but trichome production seems a little thin. Could be the extreme heat and humidity but then it could just be a little late. No doubt there is some stress though. Trippy Gorilla has some good trichome production and has very compact buds should be nice is she fattens up as promised.

The Think Big reminds me of the Silver Pearl I was growing 20 years ago, in which case I'd expect these buds to get a lot bigger before putting on the trichomes. However this not Silver Pearl so I'm a little concerned as the paucity of trichome production. But hey, I'm told this is a 14-15 week plant so there's another five weeks to go. Seriously though I am expected these to get get dense and fat during the next two weeks or I'll be a bit disappointed. But at the moment my main concern is keeping control of the humidity and temperature as best I can in order to avoid any fungus or powdery mildew.

Next grow weather should be better.

Comments
SHAMMYDOG
SHAMMYDOG week 10

Freddd, looking good, I think you will surpass your 9oz from last grow, I think you have your areoponics down pat. Are you running a chiller for your rez? No problems with all your high temps down there? Do you think any type of slime issues might be lessened, (or averted) because your roots are not submerged in a dwc compared to your areoponics? I ran a drip system last grow but it was cooler, It was a drip into five gallon dwc with no airstone. Worked well no issues but I might give areoponics a try. Thanks Tim

Freddd
Freddd week 10

Well it's like 25C at night and 32C in the day currently it's 84%. The res is at ambient temp. Humidity is a problem no doubt about that however I'm not in a tent, so that helps. I did not need to but I pulled both plants out of their spot and checked them out thoroughly as a precaution. Not being locked into a scrog helped.

It's important to keep things simple otherwise you get pulled into all the hype, like all the unnecessary additives and even if an additive is good, you can't tell. The Think Big does not have a lot of trichomes on it and I could easily put that down to the new lights, but the Trippy Gorilla has developed very tight buds and heavy trichomes. This shows how easy it is to get fooled.

The DWC's that I've always seen with root rot are those single self contained buckets where the roots come straight out of a small net pot into the solution. I think this is an inherently bad design if only because of the small reservoir which mean it's easy to send the pH and ppm of the solution fluctuating wildly.

Roots should always be crystalline white, they may take on a tint from the solution but there should always be healthy new growth. What size system are you thinking of setting up.

Yes I'm still in shock at that 9zip. This should be a lot bigger judging by the last harvest, considering this is filling the area better and the heads are about three times the size and it looks like it's going to put on a lot of weight. It's frightening. However if I get a bud rot or a powdery mildew then all bets are off. However the Trippy Gorilla might be done in two weeks. The growing area is also 4 x 2 now plus I've got a better spread on the lighting.

I'm convinced bigger root system equals bigger healthier plant and more yield.

SHAMMYDOG
SHAMMYDOG week 10

Freddd, What do you think about this setup, except I would use a five gallon bucket holding one plant and it would drain into a reservoir. So I would have my roots just dangling in the bucket. Thanks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvXtu7BmSr8&t=15s

Freddd
Freddd

@SHAMMYDOG, well I'm not fond of roots going straight into the solution. People do it and it works but it's asking for trouble especially in a 5 gallon bucket, because when you allow for the space in the bucket then there's not a lot of solution. So if you evaporate a gallon or two then the nutrient can damage the roots. It's important to have enough of a reservoir to handle the evaporation.

As a first hydro, I would recommend this.... Take a 30L tub with a lid then you make some holes in the lid for the nutrient to drain back into. On top of the lid you place a 12" pot filled with clay pellets. A pump in the reservoir pumps the nutrient into the top of the pot. This will cause the roots to spread out and fill the clay pot, so it's a perfect hydroponic medium.

Eventually the roots will come out of the bottom of the pot, you can trim. them off or you can let them go through the holes into the reservoir. Because the clay stones will pull oxygen in as the nutrient flows through, you won't need any extra aeration.

https://i.postimg.cc/gjKRx9M8/hydro.jpg

SHAMMYDOG
SHAMMYDOG week 10

freddd,Thanks for the info!!!

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