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I'm not sure if what I am looking at is real Torsti but in any case I just had to wish you much luck with this project. It looks fabulous. Whether its 1000's of plants or just 3 and lots of mirrors like that Bruce Lee movie Game of Death I must express my respect. Keep on keeping on! :) It does look to be more than 3 though, hmmm....good illusion! Yeah I was almost fooled. :)

 

Like Maverick says, you have an attention to cleanliness and efficiency that some of us (speaking for myself anyway!) envy. Military precision almost. Have you ever been shouted at by a Drill Sergeant? :)

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Dear Growers,

the daily update:

Tonight the girls got something to drink.

Following the advice of Twindaddy 80 (AN-Europe), I modified the nutrients-schedule:

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The plants are getting now only the half of the ammounts of the AN-Nutrient-Calculator.

For the 15 liters of solution I´am using 10 liters of rainwater with an EC of 0.2 and 5 liters of tapwater with an EC of 0.8..

Tonight the girls get the whole program of Nutrients, normally I split is into the Sunday-feeding with only Connoisseur A+B and the

Wednesday-feeding with the rest of the nutrients.

I give the solution via an flood-tray.

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The girls are developping well and it´s getting greener every day. :rolleyes2:

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@Ganalp,

Thank you!

Be my guest and enjoy this grow! :rolleyes:

 

@Phaze,

I´ve enjoyed the army 18 years.

I was a drill-sergant (some years) :whistling

But keeping the cabinet clean, keeps bugs and deseases away.

 

Greetings

Torsten

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Hi JWF,

I don´t have any other lamps. :blink:

But these tubes aren´t normal T5-tubes.

The normal T5-High-Output-tube has it´s optimal temperature at 35°C. I´ve done some measurments and after half an hour the temperature had climbed up to 60°C. These tubes are loosing efficiency at this temperatures.

Now I´am using T5-High-Output-Constant-Tubes. These tubes are keeping their efficiency up to 75°C.

 

So, yes, I´am flowering under this T5-tubes. B)

 

Greetings

Torsten

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Dear Growers,

the update:

The girls took 11 liters of the 15 liters of nutrient-solution.

The girls were growing a few cm´s in the last two days:

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The lamp is still hanging on the same distance to the pots:

 

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And I found the first white hairs! rolleyes.gif

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The beginning was goed, now it just takes a little bit more than 10 weeks to finish this grow! wacko.gif

 

Greetings

Torsten

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Dear Growers,

the update:

In the last 24 hours there was something happening in my cabinet. laugh.gif

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The girls are sporting again.

An overview:

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Let´s see how long this girls will be at the end. smile.gif

 

Greetings

Torsten

 

PS: No questions, no answers! :innocent:

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Dear Growers,

the daily update:

The girls are still busy with growing. biggrin.gif

 

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I´ve got more than 60 cm space to hang up the lamp higher, so I won´t get in trouble.

Within a week the grow will stop and I expect that the girls will reach the targeted height of nearly 40 cm´s.

And also the flowering is now reality and the odor is coming:

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The overview:

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Tomorrow I´ll try to rearrange the young ladies.

 

@Maverick,

Thank you! :innocent:

I´am very happy about how this grow is developping till now.

I hope these ladies will stay healthy till the end.

 

Greetings

Torsten

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Those leaves are looking awfully close to those T5 HO's. The girls seem to be loving the light though.

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Dear Growers,

the update:

The first week of flowering is lying behind me. smile.gif

This morning I hang the lamp 5 cm higher. The girls are still growing and it was a possability that the longest girls could have reached the tubes.

The tubes are hanging now 36 cm above the pots. I´ve got now 50 cm free space above the lamp left, so I can be sure that I don´t get any problems with the space.

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Tomorrow the girls get something to drink and I´ll replace / rearrange the girls, the long girls on the right side and the short girls on the left.

 

Up to the second week of flowering smile.gif

 

@ Dear Maverick,

it only seems like the leafs are nearly touching the tubes. I keep the distance between the tubes and the plants between 5 and 10 cm.

That´s the reason why I´ve got to rearrange the girls. Now the long and the short girls are standing random mixed on the flood-tray.

After rearranging the young ladies I´am able to lower the lamp on one side and keep the distance between the tubes and the plants equal.

 

Greetings

Torsten

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Beauties! I love how fast you get these girls started. How long do you expect the flowering to be? Does the fresh air intake come from underneath the plants?

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Yes, very healthy. You must be giving them exactly what they want. Looks like your leaf movement is great, the way the are posing themselves to the light, and responding to their neighbors.

 

Bitchin'!

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Dear Growers,

the daily update:

Tonight I found the time to rearrange the girls. rolleyes.gif .

Before I´ve started, this was the situation:

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After the work was done:

 

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So I could lower the lamp and everybody is happy again: smile.gif

 

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The girls get also something to drink.

I´ve placed an AN-Nutrients-schedule at the 25-01. There are some mistakes on it. This is the new schedule:

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On 15 liters of rain-water I gave 10 ccm Connoisseur A and B, all the boosters and other fluids.

Following the standard, via the flood-tray:

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No bugs or deseases were found today! biggrin.gif

 

@El Tiberon,

Thank you!

(I saw your avatar: An airborne White! Did you ever see a walking shark? They are existing)

 

@Thesamyboy,

I exspect 11 weeks of flowering.

The air-inlets are below the flood-tray:

This is the right front side:

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and this is the left side:

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@Wrecks,

Thank you! :yummy:

I hope after replacing the girls they will go on.

 

Greetings

Torsten

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Dear Growers,

the update of the 30th januari:

Sorry, but the server kicked me uit (IPS Driver error) :wtf2:

The girls made a nice jump in the past 24 hours:

The situation yesterday:

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Situation tonight: ohmy.gif

 

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So, the lamp went up again: wacko.gif

 

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If the girls are doing this the next six days........................ :|

 

The girls were very thirsty, I´ll gave 15 liters water and just 1 liter came back.

The feeding is on wednesday, I´am curios about how much the girls will drink then.

 

Greetings

Torsten

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Dear Growers,

the daily update:

This evening I took a look at the girls again. After the jump from yesterday I ll be a little bit more carefull. wink.gif

But today everything was following mij plans.

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The girls didn´t make a big jump, just a few cm´s.

 

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Unfortunately, some girls get some burns yesterday:

 

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The buds are developping: rolleyes.gif

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Until now, I like this round. smile.gif

 

Greetings

Torsten

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Dear Growers,

the daily update (day 10 flowering):

The girls nearly reached the exspected lenght,

just a few cm´s more and I´ll be happy: :rolleyes2:

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The field is now nearly equal in lenght: rolleyes.gif

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Somewhere in the depht, between the plants a thermometer is hanging arround( lights where just started up):

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And the girls got something to drink tonight:

Because the rainwater is frozen now, I made the it with tap-water. dry.gif

I mixed 15 liters of tapwater with 20 ccm Connoisseur A and B each.

 

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For the rest, I didn´t found any bugs or other deseases!

Maybe, this round could finish in a normal way.

Just 9 1/2 weeks more to go. smile.gif

 

@Saxo,

schön dass Du wieder da bist!

(Nice that you are here!) :punk:

 

@Indican,

Thank you!

And here you can see that flowering beneath Fluo-tubes works. :rolleyes:

 

@The Joker,

Thank you!

I´ll try to do mij best! :D

 

Greetings

Torsten

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Dear Growers,

the update:

Of the 15 liters water yesterday there where running 3 liters back tonight..

During the last 24 hours the girls made a little jump of nearly three centimeters, so the lamp went up again:

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This evening I´ve spent some time to clean up the legs of the girls. :innocent:

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Maybe that I´ll harvest less popcorn this time, or it will go totally wrong. wacko.gif

During this action I didn´t found any bugs in my cabinet.

I´am very happy about the development of the buds :

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The ladies are allowed to go on this way! biggrin.gif

 

Greets

Torsten

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What a clean setup... Great use of space for a 4 ft fluo.

 

With the fluos, I find that removing the bottom leaves makes a very big difference, I found that many leaves that were not getting good light and ventillation would always be over watered, underwatered, wilting...

 

As soon as I took some time to remove a little every couple days, I saw the plants smilling at me from the top.

 

What's your take on the color temp of your bulbs? Do you plan on switching to warm bulbs? I found that cool bulbs reduced stretch a little, could just be my imagination though...

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They are looking sweet Torsten. I just love what those T5 HO's do for the plants.

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Dear Growers,

the daily update:

Unfortunately I´forgot my ruler in the cabinet yesterday. rolleyes.gif

But, that´s not bad, we can see now how much the girls where growing in the past 24 hours:

Yesterday:

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and today:

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Just another two cm in 24 hours.

So, there´s no disturbance in the grow after cleaning up the ladies.

The whole field is equal in height now:

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It´s my hope, that the grow will be stopped after this weekend,

than I can change the tubes.

 

@Thesamyboy,

my experiences with flowering under the T5´s are:

the buds are developping until 70 cm´s below the tubes, mostly popcorn, but developping.

The best bud´s are developping down to 30 cm´s below the tubes. That´s the reason why I´am trying to keep this plants short.

I´am using now the T5-High Output Constant-tubes, These tubes keeps the light-output equal up to 75°C. The normal tubes have their optimum at 35 °C.

I´am using now the 865-tubes (6500°K). When the grow stopped, I´ll switch over to the 830-tubes. Unfortunately there are no tubes

of this T5-HO-C in 827 or 821. If I´am starting to use the 830 too early, the plants will grow out of my cabinet´s roof. :wacko:

It´s not only your imagination. The blue part of the light is keeping the plants short.

 

 

@Maverick,

I think it was the right step to change the lights 7 years ago.

The tubes never disapointed mee. Not the T8 and either the T5.

I`am really happy that I´ve done this switch.

 

Greetings

Torsten

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Dear Growers,

the update:

Today the girls are standing 2 weeks on 12/12.

Unfortunately the grow didin´t stop, the girls are stil growing with 1 or 2 cm every day:

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So the lamp went up again.

But there were no more accidents like burns:

 

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The flowering starts now very well :yummy: :

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Let´s see what the next weeks will bring. smile.gif

 

Greetings

Torsten

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