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Old 04-08-2017, 06:13 PM
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Default bb247's first run ever!----SHARK SHOCK

How's it going fam! I am happy to report a minor victory during my first ever run. The minor victory is that I didn't kill too many of them!

Planted 38 beans, 36 sprouted, and I killed 3 (by accident).

I'm working in a 4x4x7, soil, one-gallon fabric pots, with what I hope is a solid nutrient line. Without further ado, below are some recent photos of the run.

Approximately four weeks after sprouting:

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phat leaves!


thin leaves!


Where they are today:




I borrowed my buddy's light... 700 watts of LED brilliance. Here that is:



I'll update this thread as progress is made. Many thanks to this entire community, and especially to Shanti---awesome genes!

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Old 04-08-2017, 06:17 PM
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As you may have seen, some of these youngins got a bit of nutrient burn (early on I left the house for 24 hours without leaving them sufficient water)and some are undergoing transplant stress. They're probably also undergoing some stress from the light upgrade.. I hope to curtail that soon!

Nutes I'll be using this run:

-canna terra vega & canna terra flora
-terpinator
-rock resinator
-nectar for the gods: herculean harvest (liquid bone meal)
-mammoth p
-and an organic tea from my local hydroponics store

I haven't started giving them nutes yet as I'm currently letting the FoxFarm Ocean Forest take care of that.

All advice is welcome! Thanks for looking.

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Old 04-08-2017, 09:50 PM
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Looking great bb.
You seem to be approaching your first grow with a respectable amount of preparation and attention to detail.
Right on.

Subbing in to see what you find in that big seed pool.

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Old 04-08-2017, 10:51 PM
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Jake, thanks mate!

I should also mention that I am working on getting 12 COBs up instead of the current fixture.. I just need to finish building them first. Should be done within the week...

Also, the big light on them now has only been on for about a week. Before that they were on an 18" T5.

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Subbing in to see what you find in that big seed pool.
I'm excited for what'll show. :-)


Immediate plan: will finish my COB fixture asap and then top at the 5th node (compromise between the 4th and 6th). I don't want to run out of room in the tent so the flip is right around the corner..

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Old 04-09-2017, 02:17 PM
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Its great to see you getting into this with such enthusiasm. I dont mean to put a downer on things but just dont overdo it. I bet you could use half the additives you have listed and still get excellent results. Do your research. With a few of those additives you are basically doubling up on the same thing. From what I recall rock resinator has a few banned ingredients in it and I would definately not be using that. Use your base nutrients with mammoth p and brew your own tea with fulvic acid as an organic addition. Bloom boosters are a waste of money full stop. Dont believe the crap they tell you at the hydro store...
COBs are the go for sure. Dont mess with that blurple spectrum it will only end in tears. At least supplement it with a white addition to limit shock as you change from one light to another. Blurple was an ill conceived concept that never achieved what it claimed.
Good luck with the shark shock. I have 16 seedlings of it powering along atm waiting for the angel hearts to move over. Ill be excited to see what you find.
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:00 PM
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I will do my homework on this one, Prof. JJ. Thanks for the words. :-)

I got my nutrients ideas from a grower on YouTube that taught me a lot of I know about DIY COB lighting. List and YouTube channel shown below:


Banned ingredients: right! I see the terpinator has some selenium and some arsenic.. I read that the new edition of terpinator avoids these metals. I'll do my homework here too.

I appreciate the expertise and thanks again.
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:24 PM
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They are looking better







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Old 04-11-2017, 05:24 PM
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Great work bb! I like your approach and your execution. Shark was a perfect choice. Keep us updated if you would. Good vibrations braddah.

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Old 04-13-2017, 12:34 AM
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Ahh the mau5, he is the guy that got me into leds. Really opened up my eyes to their potential. As far as the nutrient programs go... he had a great example recently that echos what i am saying. He put the new Millennium line which has an additive and a booster for everyday of the week (and costs a fortune) up against jacks 321 which is a powdered program with no bells and whistles. In the end the yields from each line were virtually identical. There are definitely gains to be made with tailoring a nutrient program but they come from you understanding the intricacies of the biological systems that you wish to stumulate and how/when/what to use to achieve this. The most useful and underutilized additives IMO are kelp, fulvic acid and microbes. If you know where to look you can buy or in the case of microbes brew your own relatively cheaply when compared to hydro shop magic formulas. A little bit of research goes a very long way...
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:45 AM
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Prof JJ,

Hmmm I will research these these things well in time. I would eventually like to dial-in my favorite mother plants in the years to come. I think I would like to try an organic route when that day comes. Are there any readings you would recommend, for learning some relevant botany?

I'll check out the nutrient side-by-side---I think I saw this video earlier but didn't end up clicking on on it. Will have to check it out.

I'm very excited for my COB build to be finished. It has been many months in the making and should be a very good light when completed ;-)

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