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Discussion in 'Stealth / Micro / Cab Growing' started by Dear ol" Thankful Grower!, Jan 2, 2017.

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    Dear ol" Thankful Grower!

    Dear ol" Thankful Grower! Well-Known Member

    What is everyone doing for the micro grow to stay warm ? I have had an issue overwatering be ause of the long time for the plants to drink any thoughts? I have turned off my intake and just have the exhaust on the lights are lowered but during night i leave em covered with a blanket over my 2x2x4 grow tent seems to keep somewhat warmer and also have a rubbermaid tub as a veg box temps are with lights off 50 degrees lights on are 60-72 degrees and coldest is 40degree with a low high of 58 using led mars hydro knock off with 150actual wattage and cfls of 34wattage in rubbermaid tub plants only have a foot of space to grow in the flower tent so im keeping short
     
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    heckler73

    heckler73 Well-Known Member

    I'm doing micro-hydro under 4x10W Phosphor LEDs (which is too little for 1.5 sq.ft., needs another 30W, at least)...
    292.5K is the air temperature in my box at base of plants when on, and probably similar when off, ATM.
    I can't say I've noticed any problems or stunting. Maybe a little purpling on the stems, but it's a PK Kush (I think) so that's not unusual. Suffice it to say, if the temperature of the medium is warmer, then the evaporative rate will likely increase, or in this case vice-versa.


    Are you noticing any problems?
     
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    a senile fungus

    a senile fungus Well-Known Member


    LOL @ temps in Kelvin. You crack me up!
     
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    Dear ol" Thankful Grower!

    Dear ol" Thankful Grower! Well-Known Member

    I'm growing a cherry bomb which has the color of a redish tone to when cold I've noticed no matter how much or little I water growth rate is slow with seedlings I was going to do coco coir in a smart pot but figured it's be a lip to much hands on and unsure if its make a difference if at all since more oxygen figured more cold air to roots. I also figured this can also be a thread for winter strategies how to keep the grow area warm without running a heater a tips and tricks if u will thanks for your responses guys keep em coming
     
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    Dear ol" Thankful Grower!

    Dear ol" Thankful Grower! Well-Known Member

    What do you do to keep your grow area warm?
     
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    a senile fungus

    a senile fungus Well-Known Member

    I have more than one flower area, so I alternate the lights to always keep the building warm. I have a motorized damper on a thermostat that opens and brings in fresh, cold, dry air when the room gets too warm, and a humidifier to battle the dryness of the winter.

    That's about it...
     
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    heckler73

    heckler73 Well-Known Member

    I don't do Fahrenheit out of principle...I'm a scientist, goddammit, not an American butcher! o_O
    Kelvin are universal, and easy to apply. That's why Celsius is so popular amongst common society because it translates smoothly into science, so why not just use the root of that metric, instead, in common parlance? Hell, we already talk about "colour temperature" in LED banter using Kelvin anyway.
    I'm just used to thinking in them, generally. It's an easy habit to pick up. :D

    What are key numbers?
    273K = freezing point of water (approx)

    298K = Std Temp in most "first approximation" calculations in engineering/physics/other-stuff
    300K = Easy number to remember that is at the upper bounds of the Goldilocks zone for roots and anthropods' ballsacks, at which point (I hypothesize) perspiration will accelerate.

    Now back to developing and building Canada's nuclear arsenal, so I can level ISIS in one fell-swoop, and complete the mission (SuperPower 2 with MagicBox & Realism2016 MODS...only CDN$2.74 on Steam Online. Thrilling Clean Fun...Thrills you...Cleans you...Thrills and Cleans you...Fun...Expensive.)



     
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    Dear ol" Thankful Grower!

    Dear ol" Thankful Grower! Well-Known Member

    Thats a great motive my last summer run was very hot so i got the temps completely low during summer i always keep a steady 72-76degrees and humidity to 30-50 percent now im battling the winter n outta budget so tryin to have these plants uptake as much water without javing them damp off is key i figured winter cold temps lower humidity and increase plant uptake what about a humidity done with holes so almost greenhouse effect?
     
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    Dear ol" Thankful Grower!

    Dear ol" Thankful Grower! Well-Known Member

    Very interesting thanks for sharing have any pics of your setup to back up your research?
     
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    Tim Fox

    Tim Fox Well-Known Member

    When my plants are cold I turn up the bedroom Heater
     
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    heckler73

    heckler73 Well-Known Member

    Which research? The ballsack perspiration test?
     
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    Dear ol" Thankful Grower!

    Dear ol" Thankful Grower! Well-Known Member

    a simple no woulda been fine
     
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    OZAK47

    OZAK47 Well-Known Member

    Keep em way from cold floor
     
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    Dear ol" Thankful Grower!

    Dear ol" Thankful Grower! Well-Known Member

    Thats a great idea thanks for sharing!
     
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    OZAK47

    OZAK47 Well-Known Member

    Little to much but works for now.
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    Dear ol" Thankful Grower!

    Dear ol" Thankful Grower! Well-Known Member

    i am going to have to get me a crate
     
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    Dear ol" Thankful Grower!

    Dear ol" Thankful Grower! Well-Known Member

    Overwatering is also a big issue during winter
     
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    heckler73

    heckler73 Well-Known Member

    Oh you mean the Dawghouse?

    Just over a month ago:
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    Now:
    DSCF2161.JPG Been on 12/12 for about a week...
     

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