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Gorilla Glue (Fastbuds)+ Quantum Boards

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3 years ago
VEG
LED / 240W
Custom
FLO
LED / 480W
Custom
Flairform
Nutrients
Indoor
Room Type
Defoliation
Technique
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 9
Flowering
56
inch
cm
Height
22.05
inch
cm
Height
18 hrs
Light Schedule
24
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
75
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
6.5
pH
1050
mS/cm
PPM
TDS
2.1
mS/cm
PPM
EC
65%
Air Humidity
Normal
Smell
24
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
75
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
24
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
75
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
18
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
64
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
3.01
gal
l
Pot Size
11.4
gal
l
Pot Size
60
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
23.62
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
0.24
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
0.9
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
Nutrients
Commented by ProfessorSkiSlopes ProfessorSkiSlopes
3 years ago

Week 9

Day 57 - Fed the plants with a 50% strength nutrient solution (PPM: 950 PH: 6.4 Temp: 24c Run-off PPM: 850 Volume given per plant: 3300ml Run-off per plant: 650ml). The run-off PPM count has increased by 200 per watering over the last 3 waterings and was at 800 on the last feed, so I decided to drop the strength of the nutrient from 75% to 50% as the PPM increase indicates they aren't consuming all they are getting.

Day 58 - The plants continue to do well in their recovery from the mistakes I made earlier in the grow. The epsom salt foliar spray, and increase in CalMag additive has really improved their colour and stature. The silica additive seems to be giving them a noticeable "plumpness" in their leaves and a resilience to wilting. It was a good idea to reduce their nutrient strength, and they seem to have responded well to it being dropped to 50% as of the last watering. I will keep it at 50% or below from now on, dependent on the run-off PPM readings. I switched the room to recycling ventilation, so the tents now vent back into the grow room. This has increased the tent temperature by around 3 degrees, and the humidity is being kept in check by the dehumidifier running in the grow room. I will probably keep the room in recycling mode through the next three months of winter until the ambient temperature starts to rise.

Day 59 - The plants continue to grow well and the smell in the tent is getting stronger. I defoliated a couple of plants and will continue over the next few days to remove fan leaves from the rest to maximise the light getting to the budsites. I've just noticed the plants getting a little lighter in their green colouring (looking at this weeks photos) so it makes me think I might need to make the epsom salt foliar spray a regular supplement.

Day 60 - Foliar Spray with 4g/L Magnesium Sulphate solution. I've decided to change the photography style and put the show plant against a grey background and take closeups of the main cola so that the development of the buds is more easily seen.

Day 61 - Fed the plants with a 50% strength nutrient solution (PPM: 950 - PH: 6.2 - Temp: 23c - Run-off PPM: 1000 - Volume given per plant: 3800ml - Volume Run-off per plant: 600-800ml). Pot Weights prior to watering: 4.8-5.6KG, Pot weights after watering: 7.8-8.0KG.

Day 62 - Lowered lights by 5cm.

Day 63 - Given the run-off PPM has kept increasing and is now above the PPM of the solution going in, I've decided to do a flush with FloraKleen on Day 65, and then feed with a 75% strength solution. The plants have been yellowing a bit, so I'm not sure if I've been underfeeding them at 50% and the build up is from selectively unused nutrients, either way, I feel like a flush and reset would be good right now.

End of Week 9 - I'm finding it tricky to decide exactly how much to feed the plants, I'm sure they should be wanting more than a 50% strength solution as apparently Gorilla Glue likes higher levels of nutrient and yet the run-off PPM has steadily increased over all of the 75% and subsequent 50% feeds. Hopefully the flush and higher strength nutrient sees them looking a little healthier as they seem to be looking a little off colour.

Grow Questions
ProfessorSkiSlopes week 4 started grow question 3 years ago
Hi there, does anyone have any idea what the slight mottling is on the leaves of two of my plants. There are close-up pictures under Day 27 in Week 4. The discolouration is present across multiple leaves, but seems to only be happening to two plants out of 8. Thanks!
Resolved
Leaves. Color - Mottling
skybound answered grow question 3 years ago
I suspect the mottling is a combo deficiency between Ca and K, though I'd go so far as to say that both look minor so maybe not try to fix either. If you're using nutrient salts you can isolate a specific element to tweak, but most nute brands have multiple things mixed in the bottles so if you tweak any thing, you end up tweaking several things which will cause other problems.

If interested, I made a tutorial for using Hydro Buddy to reverse engineer your nutrients, then you would be able to play around with tweaking the nutes in theory before actually changing anything in practice.

https://www.420magazine.com/community/threads/making-your-own-nutrient-concentrates.455187/
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Comments
Puffer_Bill
Puffer_Bill week 9

Looking very buddy in your camp.:facepunch::skin-tone-3::sunglasses::facepunch::skin-tone-3:

Puffer_Bill
Puffer_Bill

@ProfessorSkiSlopes,

Definitely an exciting time now.
:facepunch::skin-tone-3::sunglasses::+1::skin-tone-3:

ProfessorSkiSlopes
ProfessorSkiSlopes

@Puffer_Bill, Thank you! It really is starting to look great now when I open the tent. It's amazing how fast the plants go into flower and suddenly there are buds everywhere! The next 3 or so weeks are going to be really fun to watch them thicken out!

Auto_GrowZ
Auto_GrowZ week 9

Hey. Just curious.. at week 9 do you still have the hlg Qb's dimmed down to 50% ?

ProfessorSkiSlopes
ProfessorSkiSlopes week 9

Hi there. The lights are at full 480w now, I started transitioning them around week 3-4 and increased them to full over a period of around 4 weeks. Sorry I didn't make specific notes of when I increased the lights, and this grow had several issues which caused me to slow down the light increase, but if you check my new diary Zkittles, I'm just beginning the increase from 240w at week 3 and I will be taking more detailed notes of exactly when I increase the intensity. Basically the aim is to slowly increase it as the mass of plant material increases and as they increase in height so that they are always getting basically as muc as they can handle without stressing... I'm still working out exactly when to do it, and will be letting the plants guide me.