Northern Lights DWC Perpetual

I dropped 8 Fem NL seeds in h20 for 24hrs and they all popped so I then put them in root riot plugs taproot down. All 8 broke ground within 48hrs and started growing. I think the 1st pics are 4 days later.

Day 1 Veg

Running Advanced Nutrients lineup again. I feel I have a pretty good formula worked out for my 3rd run. I almost follow the recommended mixing strengths for my base. 1ml/L week 1, 2ml/L week 2, but only 3ml/L week 3. As far as all the add-ons I’m only running half-strength @ 1ml/L.
Sensi Grow 1ml/L, Sensi Cal-mag .5ml/L, B52 .5 ml/L, Voodo Juice.5ml/L, Piranha .5 ml/L, Tarantula .5 ml/L, Bud Candy.5ml/L.
I’m running my lights 60% Veg and 30% Bloom, 19on/5off, daytime temps 76f, nighttime 69f, RH 65%, h20 temps 69, ph 6.0 ppms 387.

All plants have started off nice and healthy this time. My WW plants weren’t as healthy when they started their life and they are definitely showing it as they finish flowering.
Northern Lights is 1 of my all time favorite strains. It’s a plus that it’s a fast flowering strain. The breeder says 49-56 days, and keep an eye on the trichs early. I’m hoping to have everything dialed in and be able to pull close to the 1 gram-watt ratio. Between my 2 flower lights I’m pulling 393 watts out of the wall. I’m trying to get a supply of my oil built up for the medical needs of myself and a couple close loved 1s.
I found a 1:1 strain that finishes in 45-49 days, Critcal CBD. It tests 16-19%thc-16-19%cbd that I think I’m going to run next. I haven’t been able to consume a high cbd strain for more than a couple weeks and really think it would be the next best type of cannabis to throw into my regiment. The goal between my Dr and myself is to be off the rest of the pharmaceuticals I’m taking, or the lowest possible dose by the end of 2020. I’ve gone to great lengths to document all of my health progress through a wealth of documents in my chart through blood work and medical imaging. I felt I needed to add my story to the 1000s others that prove overwhelmingly that cannabis is a medicine. I have been able to help convince alot of providers that were on the fence about the merits of medical cannabis.
I honestly feel that by the end of the next decade cannabis will be added back to the medical pharmacopia were it belongs!


That’s a nice setup! Good luck.

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Thank you! I’m pretty sure I’ve got everything dialed in with my flower tent, but this will be my 1st time in this tent. Still working out a few kinks…

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Yes, i hear you. One has to get acclimated to the environment just as much as the plant.


Day 6 Veg

Switched out by nutes for the 1st time and it’s definitely more work than just turning my pump on and filling up a bucket. I’m sure I’ll work out an easier way to do it…

I’m running Sensi Grow 2ml/L, Sensi cal-mag 1ml/L, B52 1ml/L, Voodo Juice 1ml/L, Piranha 1ml/L, Tarantula 1ml/L, Bud Candy 1ml/L, Sensizym 1ml/L, Rhino Skin 1ml/L.
I’ve got multiple roots in the h20 now and all 3 plants look real healthy. Started training them the min a root touched the h20.
My environment running daytime temps 78f, nighttime 69f, rh 60%-5%, h20 temps 68f, ph 6.1, ppms 708.


Day 14 Veg

I switched out my nutes today. All my plants are growing healthy and strong. I’m running out of room fast! I’m still about 5 or 6 days out b4 I can get them in my flower tent. After I finish drying my WW I’ll take down and disinfect everything in my flower tent, and then do a quick rebuild of my buckets to evenly fit under my scrogg screen.
This week I’m running 3ml/L Sensi Grow, 1ml/L Sensi Cal-mag, 1ml/L B52, 1ml/L Voodo Juice, 1ml/L Piranha, 1ml/L Tarantula, 1ml/L Bud Candy, 1ml/L Sensizym, 1ml/L Rhino Skin.
Daytime temps 77-79f, nighttime 66-68f, RH 51-55%. I got another Inkbird control for this tent so I can keep my RH right where I want it. Lights on 18/6 schedule now from 18.5/5.5 last week. Blue spectrum is 80%, red spectrum 50%.
Starting H20 temp 67-68, ph 5.7, ppms 1003. I’ve noticed that ph drifts up to 6.4 within 48hrs but then it’s hovering around 6.0 about 56 hrs after mixing up. I prefer to run my ph at 6.0. I feel my plants can uptake my cal-mag easier right there at 6.0.
I had to stop my LST due to the tight situation I’m dealing with. I was going to try training my plants a little earlier but I won’t be able to do that now.
Each plant will have had 3 FIMMs by next week when they go in there final home. I’m seeing at least 3 new tops, 4 on my middle plant, that have come back from their cuts!

From this point on I’m going to stick with an 18/6 light schedule only for this tent. It’s going to be interesting to see how I do on my timing of taking my clones and Veging them, without overgrowing this tent… while I’m waiting for my flowers to finish. 1 good thing going for me is NL is a fast finisher. As I was finishing my WW I was thinking next time is the 3rd time running this system, I know it well, the next grow is going to go so much smoother and less stressful. I forgot I was starting something new again that I was going to have to dial in and get used too… But it’s so much fun and I love every minute of it!!!


So I’m so excited about my new airoponic cloning bucket I made and my perma clone collars that I got this week!!

I got my plants moved into my flower tent 3 days ago. 2 of my plants grew into the light but they were just fine and I never decreased my power supply.


Very Nice cloning bucket @Tygrow78. Maybe I’ll try one later this year, closer to Spring (September). I have 2 Moby Big Fem seeds, I want to make clones of them in spring.
(New grow project idea) Maybe do a small (wooden pallet size) scrog garden, with the clones or something. Will have to see how many small pots can fit in a pallet and then, to see if I can get so many clones up and running.


Thanks brother! Sounds like u have a good idea! If you have any ?s about making a cloning bucket, I can help u out. It’s pretty easy as long as u have the right tools.


Looking great man I like the lid for the aero cloner;)


Tools are not a problem. I’m a very crafty DIY guys. But I’ll keep you posted when the time comes to build. Just have to go check what I can find around me. What would be a good flow rate on the fountain pump in that bucket size?


So I’m using a 250 gph pump in my bucket. With only 4 spray nozzles, it puts out a decent spray.


I’m about a day or 2 away from flipping my lights to 12/12. I switched my reservoir out today and started running my bloom line up.
Sensi Bloom 3ml/L, Sensi cal-mag 1ml/L, Voodo Juice 1ml/L, Tarantula 1ml/L, Piranha 1ml/L, Bud Candy 1ml/L, Sensizym 1.5ml/L, Bud Ignitor 2ml/L, Rhino Skin 1ml/L.
Daytime temps 77-80f, nighttime 66-68f, RH 51-54%, h20 temp 67-68f, ppms 1087, starting ph 5.5 then drifts up to 6.1 within 36 hrs then I keep it between 5.8 and 6.1 the rest of the week. Blue spectrum 100% Red spectrum 75%, then I’ll go to 100% when I flip my lights.
I filled up my top off reservoir running those nutes at a ppm of 553 keeping my temps at 65-68f with little frozen h20 bottles.
Day 18 Veg

Day 19 Veg

Day 20 Veg

Day 22 Veg, Today.
I did some pretty aggressive training to all my plants yesterday when I tied down my new growth and super cropped every stem that is fastened to my screen.

I’m going to let them keep vegging another day or 2 and keep recovering b4 I flip my lights and take my clones. I like the growth style of my left plant the most and will probably run that 1 the rest of this grow. But I’ll take some from the others also.


Things are coming along nice and I haven’t spotted any problems with any of my plants. I ended up vegging these plants for 24 days b4 I flipped my lights. Each plant ended up being Fimmed 6 times. Maybe 7 on the plants that grew into my lights. It’s been nonstop trimming every day trying to keep my tops getting the direct light they need. I just bought a masticating juicer so I’ve started juicing all my leaves. These NL plants smell amazing already. It’s a skunky berry scent. Loving it!!I went lights out 4 20 hrs b4 starting my daytime 12/12 schedule. I veg 18 hrs mostly at night. I like to run my flower schedule mostly during the daytime. Then I can take advantage of the extra lower nighttime temps. Some of my roots were looking a little sad when I put them in my flower tent but look great now. Next run in my Veg tent I’ll keep my water levels a little lower in the 3 gal buckets, and turn my air pump up a little more. I boosted my healthy microbes these 1st 2 weeks of flower and my beneficial enzymes and I dont forsee any problems. I took 8 clones, 6 from my left plant and then 1 each from the others. Still waiting on roots but I should have some good pics next week.

Switched out my reservoir today and running the same, Sensi Bloom 3ml/L, Sensi Cal-mag 1ml/L, Voodo Juice 1ml/L, Tarantula 1ml/L, Piranha 1ml/L, Bud Candy 1ml/L, Big Bud 1ml/L, Sensizym 1ml/L , Bud Ignitor 2ml/L, Rhino Skin 1ml/L.
Daytime temps 78-80f, Nighttime 66-68f, RH50-54%, H20 temp 67-68f, ph 5.5 drifts to 6.2 within 36-48hrs, then I bring it back in between 5.8-6.0 the remainder of the week. Ppms 1139.

Day 2 Flower
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Day 6 Flower
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I have been trying to keep my canopy even thru suppercroping. All growth has had hst at different spots.
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Day 7 Flower, today lights on.
Growth has been about an inch a day lately. I got my net up early this time…
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I’m running clonex solution 5ml/L, and Voodo Juice.5ml/L. Ph 5.9 ppms 419
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My ladies are stretching nice and strong as they start Day 14 of flower today. Switched out my reservoir yesterday and started running a a few extra add ins. Running 3ml/L Sensi Bloom, 1ml/L Sensi Cal-mag, 1ml/L B52, 1ml/L Voodo Juice, 1ml/L Bud Candy, 1ml/L Big Bud, 1ml/L 1ml/L Nirvana, 1.5ml/L Sensizym, 1ml/L Rhino Skin.
Daytime temps 78-80f, nighttime 66-68f, RH 48-52%, H20 temp 66-67f, ph 5.8-6.0, EC 2.5.

I’ve been able to keep my canopy pretty even for the most part. All my branches have some good knuckles on them. But I still have a couple spots that are straggling.
I would say they have another 6-8" of stretching b4 they’re done??
All plants have their 1st flowers.
We have roots! Almost lost these ladies 1 night. I switched out frozen water bottles but 4got to plug my pump back in. 8 hrs later when I came home real quick they were shriveled up and almost dead. I’ll never make that mistake again…


Day 21 Flower

Switched out my reservoir yesterday and upped my base. I’m running Sensi Bloom 3.5ml/L, Sensi Cal-mag 1ml/L, B52 1ml/L, Voodo Juice 1ml/L, Bud Candy 1ml/L, Big Bud 1ml/L, Nirvana 1ml/L, Sensizym 1.5ml/L, Rhino Skin 1ml/L.
Daytime temps 78-80f, nighttime 66-69f, Rh 48-52%, H20 temp 66-67f, ph 5.8-6.0, Ec 2.7.20200211_141435 20200211_141503 20200211_141530 20200211_141538 20200211_141631 20200211_141703 20200211_141737 20200211_141818 20200211_141939 20200211_141945 20200211_142248 20200211_142209 20200211_142043
I went ahead and turned on my UVA/UVB bulbs a few days ago. I’ve got the best results from introducing this type of lighting early in flower, not just the end. I only had 1 bulb my very 1st run and the side by side was very noticeable. That’s why I moved things around so I could fit a 2nd lighthood up asap!
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I upped my Clonex solution to 10ml/L and Voodo Juice 1ml/L as soon as I saw roots on my clones. My water temps are all over the place in this bucket… I see temps in the low 60s to the high 70s over a span of hrs. I just didn’t have the time to keep using the tiny frozen h20 bottles so I’m using the largerer 20oz. Now I only switch them out 4x a day.
I have my best 3 clones picked out already and will move them into their final baskets this week.


Day 28 Flower

Everything’s going smooth right now and I haven’t had any problems come up yet with any of my plants. Switched out my reservoir yesterday and pulled my base back a bit.
I’m running Sensi Grow 3ml/L, Sensi Cal-mag 1ml/L, B52 1ml/L, Voodo Juice 1ml/L, Bud Candy 1ml/L, Big Bud 1ml/L, Nirvana 1ml/L, Sensizym 1ml/L, Rhino Skin 1ml/L.
Daytime temps 78-80f, nighttime 66-69f, RH 45-50%, h20 temp 66-67f, ph 5.8-6.0, Ec 2.7-2.8.

I got my clones into their final baskets on Saturday and 2 of my 3 plants have roots showing out the bottom. I started running my Week 1 Veg feeding schedule that night.
Sensi Grow 1ml/L, Sensi Cal-mag 1ml/L, B52, 1ml/L, Voodo Juice 1ml/L, Tarantula 1ml/L, Piranha, 1ml/L, Bud Candy 1ml/L. Ph 6.1, Ec 1.2. I started noticing some burn to my leaves a day later and a little more progression yesterday so I pulled my Ec back to .9. In the future I’ll keep my nute strength lower when I start Vegging my clones. !
I’ve got my water levels up to the bottom of my baskets at this point, but then reduced it yesterday when I saw roots sticking out the bottom.

These are pictures from today.
Daytime temps 76-78f, nighttime 68-70f, Rh 70-75%. 18/6 light schedule, 50% Blue spectrum, 20% Red spectrum.

I’ll start training these lady’s with a single FIMing once they get some healthy fuzzy roots in the h20. I got 3-4 new tops each time I FIMed my other plants. I’m confident I know how to get 4 every time now. I think…


Day 35 Flower

Switched out my reservoir Sunday and I’m running 3ml/L Sensi Bloom, 1ml/L Sensi Cal-mag, 1ml/L B52, 1ml/L Voodo Juice, 2ml/L Overdrive, 1ml/L Bud Candy, 1ml/L Nirvana, 1ml/L Sensizym, 1ml/L Rhino Skin.
Daytime temps 78-81f, nighttime 66-69f, Rh 45-50%, Ph 5.8-6.0, Ec 2.7-2.9 by weeks end.
I’m running my lights on11:40/off12:20. Every other day I turn my lights off 5 mins earlier. I started this on Day 28. I researched fall light times and we lose 2 mins every day, so I simplified it. Thank you so much @scotty17 for this idea. I only decided to use it in flower because it can become a little time consuming constantly making adjustments to my timers.
Still haven’t noticed any deficiencies but my humidifier ran out of water 1 day and my humidity ran in the 30s 4 most of the day and they feed pretty hard and got a little burn from it. I reworked my ventilation b4 starting this grow to keep my RH and temps down, but my Inkbird control kicks my humidifier on pretty regularly to keep my Rh up.

I was way off on my prediction of how much more they were going to stretch. I guessed 6-8" but it was closer to 16" all across. I’m pretty happy with my canopy especially because all 3 phenotypes grew differently in Veg. Just a couple stranglers sticking up that are the strongest tops of each plant.

Things are coming along great in my Veg tent!
I’m running 2ml/L Sensi Grow, 1ml/L Sensi Cal-mag, 1ml/L B52, 1ml/L Voodo Juice, 1ml/L Tarantula, 1ml/L Piranha, 1ml/L Bud Candy, 1ml/L Sensizym, 1ml/L Rhino Skin.
Daytime temps 75-77f, nighttime 66-68f, Rh 60-65%, h20 temps 66-68, ph 6.0, Ec 1.2. 18/6 lights, 75% Blue spectrum 40% Red. I’ve got lots of healthy fuzzy roots in the h20 now. The brown is from the nutes. I’ve been watching these roots very closely. My last plants roots weren’t the healthiest last time they left these buckets so I’m watching them very closely!

I did good on my FIMing and have 5 new tops on 2 plants and 4 on the other. It’s initial growth looks a little deformed because of the damage but grows right out of it.
These ladies are going to grow into my light by next week so I’m going to start some lst with them soon. I’m going to use the frame of my tent for support instead of my buckets this time. That should work much better.


Great looking plants man :wink: healthy for sure!


Thanks brother!