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Re: New Noob 4x4 Setup

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Numerous things going on here Haggis.

1. Over watered.
2. potted up, soil will prob have plenty of feed even to much in some cases for a few weeks. No need for feed liquid seaweed or ph the water.
3. stop foliar spraying.
4. Try to raise temps and lower the humidity a little.
5. Try to make sure your water is not to cold.
6. I think you are trying to look after them to well. Killing them with kindness as they say.

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That would make sense. Obviously im in a bit too much of a rush haha

Will change out to normal water, leave the ph as is and water them a bit less.

Temps at a steady 19 - 23 now, humidity 70-85% usually.

Got a fan on low blowing on em too.

Whats a good rule of thumb for watering?

Thanks again guys, really appreciate the help.

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I agree in the early days especially, less is more
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haggisgrower wrote:
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That would make sense. Obviously im in a bit too much of a rush haha

Will change out to normal water, leave the ph as is and water them a bit less.

Temps at a steady 19 - 23 now, humidity 70-85% usually.

Got a fan on low blowing on em too.

Whats a good rule of thumb for watering?

Thanks again guys, really appreciate the help.

stick your finger into the pot and if still damp about an inch or 2 down they still find for watering

you wanna get a feel for how light the pot gets when its dry. if ya give it a nudge and it goes flying, its probably light enough for a water :D

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Legend thanks,

Aye they are a bit on the heavy side. Wet finger test too XD

Il probably lay off for a few days.

Starting to smell good already jeez I didnt expect that until late veg/early flower!

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HI Haggis,

I agree with the rest... overwatered and there's ferts in the mud so you feeding them has been too much for them.

Let them pots dry out now and then they only need a daily splash/dribble of water when bone dry, till they settle into the mud.

What feed are you going to be using? If using chemical feeds it should tell you on the bottle if you need to PH them in soil. Organic feeds, no need to PH them.

Also you got a flourescent tube? Get that a few inches away from them, that'll keep them warm and stop them stretching too much.

I have my 4 bar T5 about an inch from my seedlings on 24 hours a day and just keep raising it asthey keep growing.

They'll be cool, leave em be, just pop your head in everymorning to see if they need anything or the light raising.

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Guys thankyou so much, we appear to be doing grand now.

Much more healthy, although a little bit short.

Think I should move the light up or are they fine?

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I'd say fine mate, how close is it
The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.

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about 2 inches

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Lift the light 😂
The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.

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hahaha ok its just a 50W fluro. Guides all said keep it 2-3 inches away so I thought that was standard.

I have a ISH530-Type R invisible sun LED but its to cover a 4x4 area. Im trying to find out if I unplug half the lights for 2x4 and run it like that until i need the rest.

Dont want to blow the thing up XD

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Just turn the led down on the driver :)
The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.

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I could true, but its wasting half the boards worth of light and electric.

Will have a look and see what i can do on my day off.

Cheers bud

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Id leave your T5 where is is buddy. just keep it in the 2-5 inch range

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Hello mate I would like to add a suggestion. It is not mission critical but will help with drainage and that will make for happier plants.

Place raisers under your fabric pots. Think tea bag sitting on a counter. The top gets all dry but the bottom is a soggy mess. Do you want your plants root systems to live in a soggy mess?

To bits of dowel or one inch wooden planking will do the trick.
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Thats a good shout mate, I will do that.

Got them under the LED now and they seem to be loving it so all good :D

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So I cut back on watering and they bounced back really fast. Got some huge fan leafs on them.

Here we are now, topped and pruned down all the big fan leaves. Now starting LST.

Again, first time doing this so I need advice. Should I have pruned the bottom two branches aswell or are they good?

Im thinking to top one more time in about 2 or 3 weeks, give them 2 weeks to recover and then flip them to flower. prune again about 2 or 3 weeks after that.

What do you think? Iv been looking through a lot of grow diarys and seems to be the way its done. Im just not sure about my LST and if I should cut those bottom 2 branches or not.

Cheers lads,

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All good, bent the tops down. Everything at the same height now.

Dont know why I didnt think of it before. I may be a bit slow but I get there in the end XD

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Looking good
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Hey dude. interesting form of training. most of the time we try pull the highest tops down to allow the lower branches and growth tips the chance to even up in height to form a even canopy

plants looking plenty healthy tho dude. keep it up

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