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Day in the Life of a Stunted Auto

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Strains:
- Tangerine Dream Auto - Growers Choice Seeds

Tent/Fans:
- Topolite 32"X32"X63" Dark Room
- carbon canister filter hanging inside tent
- 4in Exhaust System pumped to outside
- mini humidifier placed inside the tent and set to 45% rh
- mini dehumidifier placed inside tent and set to 70% rh
- 6 inch clip on fan

Light:
- Topolight LED called out as 600w - data sherf has it at an actual 240w
- The light is full spectrum with s Veg and Bloom switches

Schedule:
- 18/6 with light at about 24 inches

Water:
- Rain water collected from roof run off a black rubber roof. Stored in 5gal buckets.
- 6.2 pH adjusted to 6.5 with pH Up.

Medium:
- Michigan Made Mix soil

Nutrients:
- General Hydroponics Maxigrow and MaxiBloom. Started at 1/4 dose and working my way up.

Pots:
- 7 Gal Fabric Pot

Meters:
- Bluelabs pH Pen
- Quantum PAR Meter

Summary:
How's it going everyone. This is my second grow, actually third because I tried YEARS ago under CFL's in my college dorm closet and that didnt turn out all that great. But this my second under LED's. I suffered some hard learned lessons with my first grow last year. Started this second grow with the knowledge I gain but still more lessons to learn. Then I found you fine folks here at AFN and look forward to growing together.

I was a bit into this grow before I starting this journal (about 60 days). Most people would be thinking about checking trichomes, not me. I, like probably many others, have managed to stunt my poor auto. She's trying hard to stay on track but I don't really have anything to compare it to. I'll explain as I catch up this journal.

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Started out my seeds by soaking them in water for 24hrs. And placed between the sheets of a 2ply piece of TP. I have had problems germinating in the past due to not keeping a warm, consistent temperature. This time I put the wet paper towel into a light proof container, tin foil on top and placed it in my grow tent because it is the most stable place in my house.

After waiting days last time and wasting 3 or 4 beans with no results, this one popped quick (36 hrs). Too quick even. She already had a 2" tap root, broke out of the shell and the top leaves were slightly damaged. Live and learn.

I dropped her in her final place and covered her up a little.
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Day #1

First serrated leaves are showing up.

Light Schedule:
18 on / 6 off
Veg and Bloom on
Light 36" away from top of leaves

Watering:
Every other day
Rain water
Dribbles of plain water 1-3 oz.

Nutrients:
None, plain water

Environment:
Temp = 59°F - 75°F
RH. = 39% - 78%
 

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Day #4

Second node starting to show through. There are some dark wrinkly spots on the first set of leaves where they meet the stem. Hoping it's not fungus or anything.

Light Schedule:
18 on / 6 off
Veg on / Bloom off, light might be too harsh
Light 36" away from top of leaves

Watering:
Every other day
Rain water
32oz of plain water

Nutrients:
None, plain water

Environment:
Temp = 59°F - 73°F
RH. = 33% - 67%
 

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Day #8

The second node is trying to grow out but the color is off. The leaves are super dark and the edges of the first bode leaves are looking like they are suffering. I will try to water a little less to see if I'm just over doing it while she is still young.

Light Schedule:
18 on / 6 off
Veg on
Light 36" away from top of leaves

Watering:
Every other day
Rain water
1-3 oz plain water daily

Nutrients:
None, plain water

Environment:
Temp = 59°F - 73°F
RH. = 33% - 61%
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Day #8

4th node starting to peak through the middle. The leaves look off colored and drooping. She does not look like she's taking up nutrients with a possible Phosphorus deficiency.

Light Schedule:
18 on / 6 off
Veg and Bloom on
Light 36" away from top of leaves

Watering:
Every other day
Rain water
32oz of plain water ever other day

Nutrients:
None, plain water

Environment:
Temp = 59°F - 73°F
RH. = 30% - 46%
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Day #14

4th node is really staring to show. Leave color is still off but she is still growing.
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Light Schedule:
18 on / 6 off
Veg on
Light 36" away from top of leaves

Watering:
Every other day
Rain water
32oz of plain water every other day

Nutrients:
None, plain water

Environment:
Temp = 59°F - 73°F
RH. = 33% - 61%
 

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Day #14

4th node is really staring to show. Leave color is still off but she is still growing. View attachment 1306078

Light Schedule:
18 on / 6 off
Veg and Bloom on
Light 36" away from top of leaves

Watering:
Collected water from roof run off
32oz of plain water daily

Nutrients:
None, plain water

Environment:
Temp = 59°F - 73°F
RH. = 33% - 61%
It looks like you might be overwatering a tad. The Down turned leaves and pretty wet lookin soil most times equal overwatering and this is your main reason that she’s small
 

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Day #17

5th node is peaking through. Leave color is still a little off but she is still growing

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Light Schedule:
18 on / 6 off
Veg on
Light 36" away from top of leaves

Watering:
Every other day
Rain water
32oz of plain water ever other day

Nutrients:
None, plain water

Environment:
Temp = 59°F - 70°F
RH. = 53% - 71%
 

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What does she look like now? You said you were about 60 days in?
 
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