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My 8hr flowering experiment

Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by torontoke, Mar 27, 2015.

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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Interesting
    Now in gonna have to go do some reading. Thanks tty
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I'm reconfiguring my room and I'm planning to run lights on both sides of my vertical trellis. I'm also seriously considering running 8 hours on one side and 8 on the other side with 4 hours overlap for a total of 12 hours on. It's a third less power and mimics the sun.
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Well you don't need to convince me it will work lol.
    I no longer look like the nutty professor making claims about bro science. If 8hrs works in my tiny cabinet there's no reason your idea won't work. And I for one would love to watch n see what happens.
    Maybe if you do it and it works people will notice and it will catch on.
     
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    torontoke

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    zoic

    zoic Well-Known Member

    Well it sure is hard to jump into a thread like this after 58 pages, but why not eh? It took me over a week to read it all and I am amazed at how many awesome tips, tricks and other things I have learned. And pictures .... cannot look at them while eating or I drool so much I do not need to chew my food, LOL. Now I am going to go through it again and write a solid grow diary. My current (first) grow is going OK, but there is so much more I could have done. Like all of your experiments, it was really just a test run to see if growing was even feasible. It is, yah!!!!

    Now oddly one of the things that really perked my interest were the square growing pots. With those I could fit 12 or more on my grow shelf, instead of 5 with these stupid round pots. And yes they are hard to find at a decent price.

    So super giant mega kudos to all of you for experimenting and then reporting the results. I am inspired to reach for new goals, bigger and better output and have clean medicine for my wife and I, at a much more affordable price. I am a follower for sure, lead on McDuff. :mrgreen:
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Thanks a lot for your kind words.
    I'm flattered but don't deserve praise my friend.
    Just a guy that loves weed and pushing the new limits.
    I've been growing since 95 and have picked up a few tricks here n there.
    If you ever need help or advice please feel free to ask away. I'm sure myself or the more knowledgable guys following along will gladly help.

    Btw not sure where in Canada you are but homegrown hydroponics and most larger grow stores carry the square pots. They are almost twice as much as round but I'm all about zero wasted space.
     
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    thewanderer718

    thewanderer718 Well-Known Member

    I have to agree awesome post !!!!!! you have made me change some of my ideas about light cycles.
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    I can honestly say no ones ideas on light cycles have changed more then mine.
    Glad that others are even interested in what I do.

    Not really trying to save the world one kilowatt at a time but it's the kind of side effect the planet needs.

    Thanks guys for making me smile on a Stoney Sunday afternoon
     
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    zoic

    zoic Well-Known Member

    In am the Ottawa area. Rona actually had some 7" square pots but only 7 total in stock across all stores. It is still early and I expect as springs shows up they will beef up their inventory.

    I forgot to mention the best part of this lighting information. My wife was pessimistic that it would cost more in hydro than it is worth. Now using LED's and reduced hours I expect our hydro bill will look about the same as usual. Winning .....
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Cool good to know
    I quit checking Rona and hd myself for gardening supplies.

    Now whether or not it's financially worth it....I'm not a math guy but
    I used approx 200 watts for 8hrs a day so only 1600 watts a day.
    For perspective the average microwave uses that in one minute.

    Not going to wager a guess on final yield but I can already see enough bud on one plant to justify the energy used for this crop.
     
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    zoic

    zoic Well-Known Member

    Thanks, any yield will be encouraging enough. Rona is about $10 including tax for those planters. I have a hydroponics store just a few miles away. I want to see if they have any squares, as well as nutes.

    I have to say reading about all the seeds you pop and pics of so many different plants at different stages, it boggles my mind that you can keep track of it all. That would be one heck of a spreadsheet, LOL.
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Yeah I've definately tried a few strains. I like most everything I've seen from bodhi. That's pretty much every strain I have going right now.
    Actually the ones in my flowering cab were given to me by a fellow member and I am excited to try the end product.

    I snapped a couple pics tonight just as the light shut off. Trying to show just how frosty these are already.
    Still can't do it justice.

    Goji og X dank Sinatra
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    zoic

    zoic Well-Known Member

    Those flowers have more sugar on them than a bowl of Frosted Flakes. They're great, LOL.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    This math is incorrect; watts are like speed on the highway when you really want distance;

    200W x 8 hours = 1.6 kWh
    1600W x 1 minute (1/60hour) = .0267 kWh

    And most microwaves pull closer to 1100W so they don't overtax the circuit.

    These numbers still clearly illustrate the efficiency of quantum boards and your short day approach.
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Good thing you're here to correct me n keep me honest.
    Lol
    Excitement blocks out logic sometimes.
     
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    torontoke

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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    Those are packing it on brother my favorite time is watch them shift gears and pack it on...
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Mine too sir
    These next couple weeks should be fun to watch.
    Hopefully they keep packing til the end
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    It's not about picking at your mistakes at all; I've been on record here for quite some time now that I think you're on to something important and I want to make sure our convictions rest on accurate numbers.
     

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