Autopot Experiments!!

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So this "experiment" is irrelevant from the begining as you're not using clones.
Just saying...
Fair. It wont be as 100% definative as they are seeds. However, after growing 8 in 1 gallon pots, this strain had virtually no variation in size, weight, or potency. Slight smell/flavor variation.... There were 2 distinct smells with a heavy common funk.
So i know what i am expecting from the happy frog/coco and the ocean forrest/coco without airdomes. The site claims a 130%increase with them.
The ocean forrest/happy frog is more to see which one the babies respond to better.

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Pretty much even growth across the board. Surprise!! The first week or 3 will be few updates as it just wont have the need. Ill pick it back up when growth picks up.


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Good morning and happy friday!! I thought id deliver on a promise to update. So here they are. 3/4 are almost identical. The happy frog with the airdome is just a lil smaller. Almost like 1 or 2 days behind.

Last saturday, i sprinkled a lil bio-live in all 4 pots. Then watered in with great white. Theyre growin now!!
I topped them all yesterday. And today i went in and clothespinned the top 2 fans for a pony tail. Just for today.
I will be gone from 8/14 to 8/19. I will be turning the rez (water only) on the day before i leave. I also plan to raise the lights about 3 inches before i leave. That should get me by till i get back without them touching the lights.
Then ill hit em with some megacrop/be/calmag when i get back.


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Ok folks MINOR differences that make me think soil has growth varience (GASP)

It appears the the happt frog plants are smaller but more bushy. Pushing those lowers out.

The ocean forrest though bushy is trying to get a lil taller and less outward growth from the lowers.

I turned it on. 1 scoop (25ml) of mc1 in a 10g res. Ill be topping off in a day before i leave.

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Any ideas folks? The left 2 are WAY smaller!! And those are the air dome girls!!


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Could you have the air too high runnin to the airdomes?
Maybe the lil rootzone is being blasted by too much and cant settle in to get growing big?
Or they could just be lil runts!

Edit- this could also be one of the shortcomings of that particular autopot setup. One plant is eating more and drinking more than the other.
Thatd fit what we are seeing. 2 plants to a rez, 1 plant in each rez is obviously bigger even tho they started the same time, etc.
 

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Could you have the air too high runnin to the airdomes?
Maybe the lil rootzone is being blasted by too much and cant settle in to get growing big?
Or they could just be lil runts!

Edit- this could also be one of the shortcomings of that particular autopot setup. One plant is eating more and drinking more than the other.
Thatd fit what we are seeing. 2 plants to a rez, 1 plant in each rez is obviously bigger even tho they started the same time, etc.
Very tru and valid across the board. Im using an auarium pump designed for a 10 gallon tank. So it shouldnt be too crazy.
Im ok with only pulling 2 decent sized plants. All these dont count in my perpetual.

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At least the two on the right. Im wondering if the airdome plants werent big enough when i turned om the system..

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Man, i dont know nothin bout nothing, but id be leaning towards youre seeing 1 plant out eat the other plant.
You put 2 pets in the same pen with 1 bowl of food and inevitably 1 eats more than the other, gets bigger.
In this case maybe 1 plant is sucking up a particular nute/micronute faster than the other plant in rhe rez and its affected growth?
Who knows, i hope ot settles down for ya tho!