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Quantums Overhead in Vertical Grow!

Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by ttystikk, Dec 23, 2016.

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    zypheruk

    zypheruk Well-Known Member

    Love the new panels looking really neat, can't wait till end of this month so I can get 4 panels ordered.

    Not trying to be a smart arse but can I ask whats up with the plants as they aint to healthy looking at the minute.
     
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    MMJ Dreaming 99

    MMJ Dreaming 99 Well-Known Member

    Very cool.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I'm pushing them very hard and so they're showing signs of stress. The grapefruit in particular is a PITA with nutes and has always done that.
     
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    ChaosHunter

    ChaosHunter Well-Known Member

    Tty I bet you don't have to water cool the quantums lol. I imagine the standard style cobs are more of a beam,direct light vs the boards ? From what you've seen so far what do you think about them vs standard style cobs ? Your the only one I know of using them in an open space grow atm.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Jury is still out, but so far, so good.
     
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    Vnsmkr

    Vnsmkr Well-Known Member

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    Jaybodankly

    Jaybodankly Well-Known Member

    NASA began examining Aeroponics as a possible means of actually growing food in space. In 1996, NASA began funding the research of Richard Stoner, the man who first patented the microchip that initially made the automatic watering of aeroponically grown plants possible. At the time, he was working on a way to grow plants aeroponically without using pesticides that are sometimes necessary to control pathogens through using liquid biocontrol. A year later, NASA was performing their own experiments for biocontrol. Experiments were conducted on growth chambers on the MIR Space Station, the Kennedy Space Center, and Colorado State University.

    In 1998, Stoner began using NASA funding to develop an Aeroponics system that could be used effectively in space. In zero gravity, there were no sufficient ways to provide plants with moisture and nutrition. Additionally, it is also difficult to grow food in space because there is often very little room to keep water, fertilizer, media and other necessary supplies. Stoner was able to demonstrate that aeroponics is a viable way to overcome these obstacles and grow healthy vegetables aboard a spacecraft. Since aeroponics makes extremely efficient use of water, very little has to be used and stored. And since aeroponics requires no growing medium, none needs to be taken on space missions.
     
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    pop22

    pop22 Well-Known Member

    So how would they get rid of sipermites on the space station...........


     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    They never get them in the first place, same with other pests.
     
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    I read the name of the borg and I hit my girls with 217c even if they don't need it.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I'll try that, myself.
     
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    pop22

    pop22 Well-Known Member

    'Twas a failed attempt at humor........ lol

     
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    pop22

    pop22 Well-Known Member

    I literally take a garden hose into my tent at least once just before flower, suck up the water with a shop vac. See very few bugs of any kind since I started doing that. I stopped a spidermite attack in my greenhouse with nothing more than the gardenhose. Every 2 weeks I sprayed them good, top and bottom. Had the healthiest plants I've ever had!

     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Ah, 'tis a failure of the medium, not the messenger!

    But a serious point nonetheless; as long as EVERYTHING is properly sterilized before launch, there should never be a reason to spray pesticides or herbicides.

    The dark side of that coin is that if/when something accidentally gets up there, it will run like wildfire through everything.

    In such a case, the last line of defense is to open the airlock and expose the the whole facility to space. It's a last resort because that kills the plants too.
     
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    revengefor2008

    revengefor2008 Member

    I'm having visions of an Aliens redux with giant borgs as the the alien scum they are... Sigourney Weaver would have a giant spray bottle of Azamax.
    I had my first experience with the borg on my current crop. We never had to deal with them back in the South, so I didn't think to do any preventative spraying/dippping on a couple of clones from a local shop. Apparently this region is lousy with them due to all of the growers and the dry climate. Just read up on that 217c. Does it work better than Azamax?

    Edit: Sorry, wasn't meant as an attempt to jack the thread...
     
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    Sent pm to keep thread on track...
     
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    Coloradoclear

    Coloradoclear Well-Known Member

    A 20 amp breaker only allows you to continuously draw a maximum of 16 amps.
     
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    Frajola

    Frajola Well-Known Member

    welcome back on earth folks.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    So I run a 30A breaker to pull about 20A.
     
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    pop22

    pop22 Well-Known Member

    15,000ppms of CO2 for a day works too........ plants may not survive however.lol! And you can control the little bastards, but during a grow there's no getting rid of them. After the grow burn the room....... or wash it good with bleach and water. Wait 2 days and spray the room and everything in it with a 20% alcohol to water mix.

    Seriously, the no pesticide way to go is to wash the plants in place preferably if you can, this alone is a good reason to have a tent, as you can hose the tent and everything in it ( with all electrical equipment removed ). It works and is the only way to go if your in flower.

     
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