Zkittles RDWC grow journal

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Zkittles RDWC grow journal

Post by Shawnery » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:14 am

I'm growing 8 Zkittles in a RDWC system with AN Sensi Bloom PH Perfect and Samsung f564b fixtures in a 10x5x7.5 tent. Instead of using hydroton, many people having issues with ph using current suppliers, I'll be using bio balls which are completely inert.

In the net cups I have a layer of balls then the plant covered by more balls. Then I cover the top to keep light out with some diy discs. Nutrient solution sits at bottom of net cup with bubbles and sprayer supplying the nutrients to the roots. Seeing as the bio balls aren't good at holding liquid I keep the sprayers on full time.

I'm running the AN Sensi Bloom PH Perfect at .750 EC and allowing the stabilizers to handle the ph. The nutrient solution is at 65 degrees but I need a water heater soon because of dropping temperatures. I'm stuck using room temp and heater at night to keep the temps close in the buckets. I forgot to put the heater in there last night and temps got down to 39😔.

I'll be doing a simple topping of the plants to force them into bushes with many colas instead of one. I did a scrog last time but it all went wrong in the end. I'm disabled and wasn't able to care for it in the way a scrog demands.

Anyways, DAY 1, January 15
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Re: Zkittles RDWC grow journal

Post by Pebadee » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:44 am

Alright! Looking good. I’m following along for this one. Good luck bud!

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Re: Zkittles RDWC grow journal

Post by Shawnery » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:35 am

Day dos,
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Re: Zkittles RDWC grow journal

Post by Shawnery » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:45 pm

Day 5

Slightly overwatered from incorrect water level. Ended up with solution touching rockwool instead of bubbles doing the work. Now I have it at the bottom of the net cup. Then a layer of growing medium and lastly the rockwool cube in the center. Hopefully this will be enough to start the recovery.
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Re: Zkittles RDWC grow journal

Post by Pebadee » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:41 am

Are you planning to use expanded clay pebbles inthe net pots?

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Re: Zkittles RDWC grow journal

Post by Shawnery » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:26 pm

Actually I'm using bio-balls which are completely inert and will have zero effect on ph or nute uptake throughout the grow. Last time I used hydroton and had a terrible problem with ph. I did some reading and found that a lot of people had the same issue. I read a lot about it being caused by a change in the sourcing of hydroton compared to a few years ago. Who knows if that was bull or not but I wanted a medium that was totally inert.

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Re: Zkittles RDWC grow journal

Post by bvolt » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:00 pm

Looking good.

If you think of it, snap a pic looking into the LEDs (I always like getting the plant's perspective :lol: ).

I've only done soil/coco, so I'll be checking back to see your progress.

Good luck!
You might wanna double-check anything you've read here...

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Re: Zkittles RDWC grow journal

Post by horribleherk » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:31 pm

I just today seen darkheart has this strain now have you finished a grow of this yet ? I'm growing blackjack & candyland right now from kingklonebrand just curious about this strain

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