Orions’ Northern Lights

I’ve never used airstones before. But would like to learn more. Is the coco :coconut: pod sticking out about an inch on the top :top:?

PS - you totally picked the right seed! Shot right up, the other is just showing :seedling:


Whoa whoa! What a great looking pop. I love the absolute lack of fucks given by this strain. Grows no matter what!!

Yes, Coco pod is sticking up out of the top. I’ve found that when the pod is all the way flush with the top it gets too wet. The bottom is able to wick from the res and it’s too wet and drowns the seed.

When it sticks out like this, the seed stays moist but not wet and I find it germinates better. The roots also tapped way better this way! I’m psyched


Day 9:
I checked her today around 4:30p to find the light had been off. Not sure why it was off, but I unplugged the unit and plugged it back in. No dice. I found that to be really weird that it stayed off. I saved the light settings and it went on, sometimes the air pump turns off, I imagine the outlet I had it plugged into pulled too much from the power cord.

I plugged it directly into the wall. Bizarre.

She looks great even still!

Now for these roots on day 9 of germ

Nutes look pretty good too. Kinda hard to see the lines w/o flash. Will fix in future pics



Root looks great!! Yay!! I caught the light not working two times on mine. Shut down, waited a bit, restarted and it came back on. I guess that’s known as a “power cycle”. Was a software glitch, never have seen it happen again. Great :+1:t3: looking!


Looks great!, yeah, I’ve already been planning my strategy for starting my next grow with the coco pod already up some!


Early Veg day 2/14

Back again, looking super happy.
Burnt tips on first set of false leaves, but this is normal with the Grobo in my findings. Going to remove tubes from bottles 3,4,5 next grow during week 1

More chutes poking out from the coco pod, leads me to believe it’s healthy and content!

Worried about these roots tangling up but I gently separate them every now and then. The water does a better job. Thoughts?
Cotyledons beginning to go dark green while the rest of the plant brightens up, looking on schedule.

Pod is still popping out 1/2” but it is moist. Roots are wicking extremely well, I may add a plastic bottle to surround the seedling to increase humidity.
Might help with VPD in the Grobo, but I’m not too worried about it.

Love all of your feedback. Thanks!


Hoping someone can help answer this - is it ok to touch the roots?


I would leave them alone


2 weeks old :pleading_face:

As you can see the burn has continued, I think it’s from the light. Not much I can do I don’t think, but as she grows it’ll lessen.

Second water change to follow tomorrow night.


Back and looking good!

Filled my res manually as my Grobo claimed it was both full and empty at the same time… odd.
Roots look good! I just look at them now :no_mouth: learning new things every time I post :grin:
Added 3.5mL Orca to the water ~30min after water change
Reach! :raised_hands:t4::pray:t4:


The roots do not like light exposure so I’d try not to expose them if possible


Thanks, Aang! I appreciate your advice.

I only exposed them when I took the pic and changed the water manually. I don’t prefer to expose them.

Although, they look healthy and there are new root chutes emerging from the pod now.

I don’t want to damage them, but I do like taking peeks and taking pictures. I take them with flash off and brightness/exposure up.


I tried this coco pod technique with my noob seed :green_heart::v:t3:

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Pic of the tent from a few days ago. Will have a bunch more posts up tonight, need advice as to best techniques for flipping these ladies into flower.


You have some good :relieved: game when it comes to picking out seeds! @OrionsCeiling on left, my choice on right. :green_heart::pray:t2::v:t3:


That’s so awesome @Fluffhead ! Looking great :grin:


Back again with another update, Day 9

A fair amount of discoloration is on the leaves. This could be due to the fact that i filled the reservoir manually last time. #grobo-support I do not think my nutrient bottles have dispensed since the last res change. I’ll change again in a few hours using the system to make sure there’s no problems with my unit. If nothing changes I will put in a ticket.

I pushed my coco pod 1/4” further into the res, hopefully it helps her stand up straight! She’s really growing well all around!

Any help with this discoloration would be great, thank you!


Okay, I never changed the water last night, but I added 4mLs Cal/Mag and 4mL veg solution to the res instead.

Good news is, the deficiency hasn’t continued. I’ll remove more of the effected leaves once the plant is more established.


Nutes don’t dispense until day 10 or 11. yyou may run into some nute burn now since you manually added and they will add automatically the first time.


Thanks @FireGuy I’ll go ahead and change the res tonight. Thanks for that, I’m obviously very eager…