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for “VPD” you need a air-tight grow area _ bby the loks of it you are doing just fine !!! with much room for improvement - like us all - This is a good fourm to learn - another one is “GrowWeedEasycom” great for beginners and novice grower + - site has many pictures —Check it out !! you got very good info from members- all soild sound advice – Remember to “keep it simple” at first and we learn something new after each grow ----Happy Cultivation !!!

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I didn’t see this question before…it’s compost over the top. I used my own homemade compost instead of making compost tea. One reason is that I don’t have a bubbler. The second being I don’t want to brew bad pathogens and risky infecting my plants. So every so often I will top dress just around the base of the plant with compost. I didn’t want to use things like “recharge” as I’m a beginner and i don’t want to burn them. So I just do that like very month and then brown sugar every week with the water to keep the microbes up.

BTW @preybird1 I tried supercropping a top branch and a very pungent smell came through almost immediately and I’m in week 2. So I will be investing in the fan and carbon filter very soon.

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@hawkman Do you see anything that jumps out at you immediately that I can fix or try out? I’m always open to input.

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This is a safe place. No one will be taking crap.

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your grow look great !!! – one’s grow can always improve be it what ever - basicly find what works for you ( consider time and money) Found a company called “Elemental Nutrients.com” it’s a 3 part Myco based nutrient line (only 3 bottles)(sample pack available) plants yields really increased with this and their “bloom booster” is rated in top 10 on some list. will be happy to give you some other products / what type are you looking for ? your plant training looks good also . “learn something new after each grow”

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I just read through what you got going. I went kind of fast so I might’ve missed something but if your having a fungus gnats problem that can cause root problems. If you’re adding homemade compost you could be introducing fungus gnats just by adding it. Recharge is a great product it is not a fertilizer it is microbes. I’ve never heard of it burning anything. I use it on my soil grows outside with great success. To treat for the fungus gnats I would suggest getting some diatomaceous earth and dusting the top of your soil. Mosquito bits also work well.

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By dust do you mean a thin layer of sand? Next grow I will definitely invest in the recharge I’ve read a bit abiut and listened to some reviews. Sounds like it’s almost needed.

Ok I will get on that immediately, im almost finished with 2nd week of flower and I dont want issues. But to be fair. The fungus gnats aren’t as bad as they were in the beginning. I more more likely introduced millions of eggs into my soil because that compost was homemade it works well for what I want it to do but the gnats are a but annoying. Thanks for the dive bro.

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Would you recommend it over the vanilla fox farm regime? And I’m really scared of nutes sometimes especially the solids.

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Mosquito bits for the larvae. Its BTI bacteria that eats the biotches from the inside. I just scratch it into the top of the medium whether I have the gnatties or not, preventative maint. DE for the crawlers, but have a watering plan, its doesn’t do squat when wet aside from add silica(good thing)

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I have a habit of drying the pots out until they start to wilt a little. I wouldn’t have to worry about any toxicity to the plant when I water? From what I understand it’s a solid.

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Nope, not from the BTI or the DE…no problems if anything drying out the top will help.

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check out Insect Farass (Build-a-Soil)

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Really can’t do that - every grwoer has his methods - how they are found is trying “new” “stuff” for the amount of money $10.00 (sample pack) it’s little money invested,and possible a better grow. Myco are proven [products that help the root zone therefore your root ball ='s bigger plants and yields

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I’ll have to check it out, I have a liquid version of this I think called Chitosal, but I have an aversion to Folair Feed. I’ll have to try that root drench in frass Chitin.

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@preybird1 @Dog_Fart1 @hawkman @mrwonderful

Ok, so I’ve been looking around for an inline fan and carbon filter…from what I’ve been gathering nothing is reliable because of hidden reviews. I have a small closet grow of 3 plants. What brand, and size would you recommend? I don’t want to spend too much either. But I do have neighbors.

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Vivosun, ac infinity. I like the ones that come with prefilter covers.

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Id go 6in AC infinity w/67 control and the biggest carbon scrubber you can afford (more surface area to do its job and less air flow restriction), as @preybird1 said prefilter, you’d be surprised how dirty these girls are. If that doesnt knock the smell out, drop a small inline UV/ozone gen in the outlet duct side, be careful of too much O3 tho its a HD oxidizer, so run on a timer when stinkiest.

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My next fan will be the AC Infinity with the smart controller. It will eliminate 2 existing controllers and their associated power cords. I have heard only good things about them but a little pricey. A small room could get by with a 4" fan but 6" allows you to expand later and if you hang around here long you WILL be expanding even if it doesn’t seem possible right now. Just my $.02

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Ok guys, week 3 day 2 more flowers popping up. Just flushed with plain water to help get the extra nitrogen out and break down.some salts. Then I was going to add back the Tiger bloom, with a pk booster, and a little cal mag (mainly for the zinc, iron, kelp, and magnesium for the soil)



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Close ups of first signs of bloom…



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