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How To Get Rid Of Algae In Marijuana Hydroponic Systems

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, May, 20th 2014 by THCFinder
weed-hydro-algae-fixMost commonly found in hydroponic or aeroponic growing systems, algae are microscopic organisms that thrive in warm temperatures where there is plenty of light and nutrients.  Some are unicellular while others are found in multi-cellular forms, such as seaweed.  Although lacking stems, roots and leaves, algae go through the photosynthetic process, producing oxygen, as do larger plants.  Algae range in color from black to red to green to blue and look fuzzy like velvet, or can be smooth and slimy.
 
Unfortunately, the most suitable climate for growing marijuana is the same that is conducive to the growth of algae, especially when the growing medium is water or mist.  Algae appear when light is reflected through nutrient rich water.  For this reason, all hydroponic equipment should be opaque, not clear.  This means tubing, buckets and nutrient reservoirs.  Algae can also gather on rock wool, a hydroponic substrate used as a means of supporting the root systems of the cannabis.
 
Algae, in both hydroponic and aeroponic grow rooms, attach to equipment surfaces and plant roots, while others are free swimming and can clog tubing.  When algae attach itself to the root system, it denies the plant of oxygen and competes for nutrients.  Algae photosynthesize when in light, using carbon dioxide that has dissolved in the water and releasing oxygen as a bi-product.  However, during the hours of darkness, the process is reversed, depleting the water of oxygen, thus depriving the marijuana plant of the much needed compound. Download my free marijuana grow bible for more tips about growing marijuana.
 
Preventing the onslaught of algae can be managed by depriving it of the light it needs to grow.  However, that doesn’t mean you dim the lights or turn them off; Mary Jane needs to see the light of day in order to thrive.  In order to dissuade the growth of algae, use dark opaque equipment in your hydroponic or aeroponic grow room.  Cover rock wool with landscape fabric.  That way the light can’t filter through but there is room to breathe.
 
If you do happen to see algae growing, you should clean the system and replace your transparent growing components with opaque apparatuses.  If this is not possible, cover them with dark material.  There are a few methods you can employ in order to rid your system of any algae in the water itself:
 
Clean and rinse your reservoir.  Mix one part hydrogen peroxide with ten parts water.  By adding small amounts to the reservoir frequently, you add a boost of oxygen to the roots and deter the growth of algae.  It is advised to apply this method to older plants only, as the peroxide can damage young root systems.
 
UVC Light.  As mentioned previously, adding this to your air filtration system will capture micro-organisms before they hit the grow room.  UVC lights are often used in aquariums and hot tubs.  If it’s safe for fish and humans, it’s safe for Mary Jane.
Grapefruit Seed Extract.  This method of controlling algae is used by cities and water conservationists in drinking water, fish ponds and lakes.
Barley Straw Mats.  These can be placed in hydroponic reservoirs.  This is an organic control used in lakes, ponds and other waterways where algae may appear.  Barley straw does not kill existing algae, but retards the growth of algae cells.  Its use poses no threat to plants or animal life.
 
If you want to start growing, download my free grow guide and order some marijuana seeds. All top quality marijuana seeds are available in my marijuana seed shop. We ship seeds to the US, CA and many other countries. For any growing related question please visit the marijuana support page.
 

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Jack Frost

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, May, 20th 2014 by THCFinder

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Jack Frost - Hybrid

Bred by Goldenseed, Jack Frost was developed over 5 years of persistence in order to improve on the potency and aroma of this strain. Initially with a lineage of Jack Herer, White Widow and Northern Lights #5, these strains were bred before then introducing Rainbow Kashmiri (now it its third year of exclusive inbreeding). THC content in this strain has been measured up to 22.6%.


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Uruguay leaders won't tax pot to keep prices as low as 85 cents per gram!

Category: News | Posted on Tue, May, 20th 2014 by THCFinder
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Leaders of Uruguay, where the cultivation and sale of recreational marijuana is legal, won't impose taxes on the drug, Reuters reports. 
 
Their goal: keep prices low enough to undercut the black market for cannabis. Uruguayans will be able to buy up to 10 grams of cannabis at pharmacies for between 85 cents to $1 per gram, the news outlet reports.
 
Writes Malena Castaldi:
 
"The principal objective is not tax collection. Everything has to be geared toward undercutting the black market," said Felix Abadi, a contractor who is developing Uruguay's marijuana tax structure. "So we have to make sure the price is low."
 
Uruguay will auction up to six licenses to produce cannabis legally in the next weeks. The government is also considering growing marijuana on a plot of land controlled by the military to avoid illegal trafficking of the crop.
 
While cigarettes and alcoholic drinks are taxed heavily in Uruguay, the official marijuana trade will operate virtually tax-free, Abadi said. Uruguay does not require a decree or law to exempt a product from taxes.
 

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Chocolope - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, May, 19th 2014 by THCFinder

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Chocolope - Hybrid

With Chocolope, DNA Genetics continues their project of creating tasty short-flowering sativas and reviving the classic features of old school Thai stick. The strain's father, Cannalope, is a sativa line backcrossed for fast finishing. DNA refined this feature still further, then crossed a Cannalope male with an Original Chocolate Thai female. Tasting is believing: the result retains the special flavors and effects of the OG Chocolate Thai, and lives up to the nickname Chocolope in flavor as well as genetics. It brings back a chocolate edge that was more common among good weed of the 1980s, mixed with the fruity sweetness of the Cannalope.


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Minnesotas legislature approves medical marijuana. Could New York be next?

Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, May, 19th 2014 by THCFinder
minn-approves-mmjMinnesota is poised to become the second state to legalize medical marijuana this year, but it may not be the last.
 
The legislature and governor there struck a deal last week that would allow medical marijuana by the summer of 2015. It was approved by wide margins in the House and the Senate, putting the state on track to become the 22nd nationwide — and third in the Midwest — to allow marijuana for medical use. Maryland approved marijuana for such uses in April, and New York could be next.
 
The New York state Senate plans to take up the measure Tuesday, and the bill’s sponsor says she has more than enough votes to secure passage — a first for that chamber. The state Assembly has passed similar measures four times, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard, and voters overwhelmingly support the idea.
 
A February poll found that voters in New York supported legalizing medical marijuana virtually 10 to 1. Nine percent opposed the idea, while 88 percent supported it, according to Quinnipiac University, which conducted the poll. Voters in Florida, where medical marijuana is on the November ballot, support the idea by a virtually identical margin.
 
Bills to legalize medical marijuana have been proposed in at least 15 states this year, according to an April count by the Marijuana Policy Project, a pot advocacy group.
 

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What's packed in your Joint today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, May, 19th 2014 by THCFinder

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