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My Amare Full-Bore Pro-4 Grow #1

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by Hybridway, Dec 16, 2016.

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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Well, they're stacking nicely. Only thing is I'm getting some yellowing/dying leaves on 1/2 of 1 of the Flo plants. Don't quite understand why only 1/2. Some of the others too but not bad.
    I'm thinking this may be related to my first time using RO water. I'm adding Cal-Mag Plus to my Rez first so it can bond to the water molecules. The first 2 weeks I was fighting high temps cuz I'm using outside air & it was warm out. Maybe that contributed. Was getting up to 88 in there. Good now & staying at my set 80-82•.
    The plants on the other side of the room have no yellowing leaves though so it may just be the intensity of the cobs & I may have to raise the lights some. I'll try that.
    Aside from that, buds are forming wonderfully.
     
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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    I wonder how illumitex modules stack up against the cobs of today. I've been looking at them
    For a while but they've been out quite some time, so I'm hesitant as I think they might be old tech now
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Illumitex never grew weed well to begin w/ that I know of. BML was doing much better back then on efficiency, par, spectrum, & performance.
    I wouldn't even compare to cobs. Just compare to white or enhanced white of any tech. Or even r+b w/ added white. They do have a few spectrum offers though.
    I'm against Illumitex & would go Fluence first. Even BML.
     
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    born2grow1

    born2grow1 Well-Known Member


    Is the whole room like have same temp,humidty,exchangeable air with same intensity of air through out your grow. I would check this out. http://www.just4growers.com/stream/...-deficit-the-hidden-force-on-your-plants.aspx
     
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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    Fluence is BML it isn't it?
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Yes, the new version/comp. upgraded & less expensive.
    Fluence makes a great light as far as I know w/o having used it. Was actually stuck between them & Amare for a minute.
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Yes, it's pretty consistent throughout. o believe it was temp related cuz now that it's on check I don't see the problem getting any worse. Tomorrow I'll pluck the yellow leaves & do a minor de-fo. I'll read the article though for further knowledge. Thanks! How's your grow going? I think it's pretty amazing how well you do organically. You know your shit. Literally! Lol!
     
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    born2grow1

    born2grow1 Well-Known Member


    Thanks man I try my best, but still learning. Me and one of the guys that works for amare talk all the time exchanging knowledge good people. But here's an update day 32 did little defoliating aswell a little to thick in some places.
     

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    born2grow1

    born2grow1 Well-Known Member


    I would feed some kelp with amino whitch the kelp should have, it will help with stress also amino are protein which is building block for the plant. Tbink of it this way you got a bodybuilder that needs protein,carbs,etc without each component certain hormones want be released which contributes to growth. Which leads into deficiency and breaking down tissue instead if building muscle say thing for plants. The amino are like a shuttle for the nutrients to get absorbed by the plant which helps growth hormones to be released
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Good info. I was using Heavy-16 Fire for my Kelp intake as well as Thrive Alive B-1 green. I'm also now using Microbe Life Vitamins & Amino acids once a week, Fruit & Vegetable Yield Enhancer & some real nasty shit called Photosythesis Plus. Just started the Microbe Life brand this grow but doubled down the first time like the bottle recommended. Boy, what a mistake that was. Pretty much wiped out my Chem-D #4, Metal Dragon & Grape Stomper. Actually cut down the GS after vegging it for 4 months, it was so bad. But it's good stuff as long as you don't double down like it suggests for the first time use. I knew better & was stupid for doing it. The other plants seamed to recover well or not get to hurt from it. Just those strains mentioned took a hit.
    I'll try to do pics & an update tonight. Real Happy w/ these Pro-4's. Great coverage w/ the 36" bar style. Getting a solid 5' x 3' from each one. W/ the overlap the coverage is pretty consistent. Plants love the enhanced full spectrum.
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Plants look great Btw! I like that the folks over at Amare are growers. I've heard of them helping growers on a few occasions.
     
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    born2grow1

    born2grow1 Well-Known Member


    Ya I here ya I used to use bottled nutes and ran into a few trial and error lol. I was going to trade back my se 450 for 2 of the pro 4 with some change of course but no longer have box to send back but maybe here in the near future. The amare company is 5 star in customer service great people in really good friends with one guys that work for them
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    I just went all Pro-4's but could never let go of my 450. It's my favorite light out of all the ones I own or would want to own honestly. The design is sick & it grows like a mudda.
    You'll love the coverage on 2 Pro-4's though. Let's put it this way, you certainly won't be needing those Wickeds anymore unless you upsized your tent. Not even for side light with the small bulbs. So much light comes out of the Pro-4's & because they're longer, the walls are the side-lights. Ha! For real. I always was a big side light user in my hps room but wouldn't think of adding any to this set-up. Maybe on the open side where there's no wall/reflective surface but they'de have to be super slim like a 10" wide version of my Horizons. Or some kindve hard-strip or thin bar.
    How many plants do you squeeze in there? Nice full tent bro.!
     
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    Hybridway

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    Serious work going on in the garden tonight. Bout time. Been slacking. So much that wasn't getting any light. Just buried. Hope I didn't just loli-pop myself into a hermaphrodite. Lol! Not.
     
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    born2grow1

    born2grow1 Well-Known Member

    Ya that was the plan when I got the pro 4 I probably would have kept 1 wicked cob stick in between them and switched out a couple cobs for cfl UVb bulbs to mimic the se450. As for the tent there's 4 plants all clones from same mother taken same time etc the thing I don't like about this strain is its at least 10 week strain. Also those wicked sticks you switch bulbs anx could switch their 60 degree reflector for their 90 degree reflector and get some good side light that only takes 150 Watts compared to 400+ with t5
     
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    NewI

    NewI Well-Known Member

    I love your room man! Best room I ever seen and 80% dew to Amare light. I can't wait to upgrade from my SE260. The SE though for it's size it is really powerfull. It has amazing lux (all i can measure).
    If I have ever knew about Amare few years back I'd be rocking full Amare but... still very pleased to know them, they are ... something else, just like their LED's!
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    That's a good idea w/ the Wicked in the middle. Do they make the big CFL's in UV do you know?

    Thanks! This room needs some modifications though. Like fan placement, Mini-Split installation, 50 gall Rez, & a few small things to get dialed in. Glad to have finally built it.
    Took a solid year of research & testing before going all in & deciding to switch to led. Several successful hps grows made it a tough decision.
    Do you have the SS-260 or the SE-250?
     
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    NewI

    NewI Well-Known Member

    SE260Epi? 260 I think. The lil fella with just diodes, 260w. Bright and blends the reds really nicely when on flower mode.
    Have you done the ppf mapping on the pro9? Just had a chat with the wife, told her what's what... ;) she will let me get my niner soon lol.
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Yup, that's the SolarSpec 260.
    Yes, I did the mapping on the Pro-9, it's got it's own thread called "My Amare PPFD mapping" I think.
    What's your grow space? Might wanna consider 2 Pro-4's if you don't have high ceilings for the Pro-9. I'm real happy w/ the light distribution on the 4's. Next grow I'll be switching out the 450 for the Pro-9 if I don't buy another 4 to take its place. The 4's the best fit for my space being 4'6" wide w/ low ceilings.
    What's your grow like? If I remember correctly you just got the 260 recently right? Probably haven't finished a grow under it yet? I saw the spectral reading from the SS-150 Epi, it's got allot if IR. Should make for some big buds.
    All wives want us to have the 9'r. Lol!! Shouldn't be to hard to convince.
    Feel free to share your grow here if you want.
     
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    born2grow1

    born2grow1 Well-Known Member


    Yah I believe they make up a 25 watt reptisun UVb bulb
     
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