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Advanced Nutrients sensi coco with autos

by semo about October 18 - report

Do you guys trust the PH technology of Advanced Nutrients? I'm feeding 4 different strains of autos, gorilla glue, candy cane pineapple express, and amnesia haze. They are all in pre flower/early flower stage and all I'm feeding is AN sensi bloom and big bud. Some say follow chart while others say follow PPMs/EC, as for me being a newer grower I've just been going with ppm's, started out low in veg and working up to my present feed schedule of 650 ppm's. I see alot of guys pushing thier ppm's up to 1000 or more, my question is am I missing out? Should I be pushing my plants harder? My first grow with AN was good doing basicly the same, 5 plants yielded 14 ounces. Just curious if I should try more or be satisfied with the less is more analogy? I dont see really any issues other than a couple plants that have dark green shiny leafs and those look healthy other wise. I've read you really dont want to push autos because stress is setback and autos are really light feeders. My environment is dialed in and I'm running co2, I'm growing in coco 70/30 perlite in 3 gallon fabric pots, feeding daily under 18/6 light cycle. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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  • 9.135

    SubterraneanHomesickBooze 9.135 points - October 18

    kinda unrelated but i am using Advanced Nutrients in DWC hydroponics. i occasionally check pH with pH drops and its usually very close but to answer your question, I do trust their technology. I find that i can use alot less and i use 1/3 strength. plants look pretty good to me!!

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    • semo
      semo
      13 points -
      October 18

      Thank you for the reply.

    • SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      9.135 points -
      Mon at 3:28 AM

      yes. ive had several successful grows with Advanced and no real plans to change. im running pH perfect Sensi Grow A&B and pH perfect Connoiseur Bloom A&B. Before that i used Canna Aqua and before that i used General Hydroponics

  • 6.113

    Texasbob 6.113 points - October 18

    I have used the sensi cal mag for years now and I believe in their products! I don't know shit about ppm's but I usually go heavy with my cal mag because it seems to work. I have grown for years but I just finished my first coco grow and one of the things I read before starting the grow and to make sure to supplement cal mag throughout the entire grow so i did and it went well. I don't know if this exactly answers your question but I hope it helps!
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    • semo
      semo
      13 points -
      October 18

      Thank you, every little response helps.

  • 8.187

    king 8.187 points - October 18

    i don't use the advanced nutrients but from what i have seen others do great with it .....  use there feed chart as a starting piont then adjust as needed which every one does .......  it looks like u got it going on from here !!!!!!!  looking forward to reports .....

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    • semo
      semo
      13 points -
      October 18

      Thank you.

  • 20.038

    harley24 20.038 points - October 18

    Sounds like you are growing just like i do. I also feed every day. You are correct by feeding the way you are. Auto's do not like heavy feeding or stress. The yield you got was very good, and is not tipical for an auto grow imo. Almost 2.5 zips with five plants is good for an auto grow imo. What i do is write my feeding schedule down for each week and keep track of it as the grow goes on. If my grow turns out good i may up the dose of certain nutrients a little to see what happens. I did this with many grows until i finally got to where i am now. I use GH Flora series base nutrients which is a three part base. I have Micro, Grow and Bloom. I use Myco's & Azos for my root system, and i use the Myco's twice and the Azos one time. I also use Terpinator starting at week 2 until flush. I use Liquid Koolbloom until the last 3 weeks of flower before flush and then i switch to Mother of all Blooms for the last three weeks before flush. The only other additives i use are Calimagic and Chicken Soup for the Soil. The plants get Chicken SOup for the Soil once a week and the girls get Calimagic every day from the start to week 8 or 9, depending on how long the flowering period goes. Anyway, i think you are doing the right thing, and your yield kind of proves that. I also use 3 gallon fabric containers with my coco/perlite mix. Glad to see someone growing the same way i do for a change. Peace

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  • 2.542

    Hulk 2.542 points - Mon at 1:25 AM

    Hey semo, first your setup is sweet, is that an LEC light the one in the back looks like a California light works model but not sure. I did the same thing with the PPM's at first then stopped using it, I start out light and usually end at 1/2 strength just checking PH, I think it's more helpful if your growing in a rdwc setup as soil is way more forgiving. If you do decide to pick up your feeding just do small increments and look for the tips just the tips to lighten up then you know your maxed out. Keep up the good work.
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    • SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      9.135 points -
      Mon at 3:23 AM

      good call on checking for tip burn

    • semo
      semo
      13 points -
      Tue at 6:57 PM

      The light in back is a California lightworks solar extreme 500 and thank you for your advice.

  • 13

    semo 13 points - Tue at 6:54 PM

    Thank you guys.
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  • 6.421

    justme 6.421 points - Wed at 12:10 AM

    Are you giving your plants enough light to completely saturate them? Are you enriching the grow space with higher Co2 levels so the plant can use the extra light? If not, I wouldn't push them any harder than it takes to keep them healthy and happy. You can always bump it up a little at a time until you find the top and then back off a little. I never feed more than it takes to keep the plants happy nor do I even check the PPM. I have worked out my nutrient regiment to where I can use it on almost any strain without changing it much. Just because you put more nutrients in the medium doesn't mean the plants can use it. You must adjust your nutrients to the room enviroment and the motabalizm of the plants. Feeding more won't get you a bigger harvest unless you have the other 2 factors covered. If your plants are healthy like you are feeding them I would continue to do what you are doing. They will tell you if they need more nutrients. You have to take all 3 elements into consideration. Feeding more will also cost more without any added effects if your enviroment isn't allowing the plants to use it all. Have fun and happy growing my friend!!

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