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    DIY with Quantum Boards

    Nothing major for this summer. I've got a pair of auto's that I just transplanted out in the hoop house. Hopefully, I won't have a repeat of last year-bud rot destroyed all 3 girls.

    DiY LEDs - How to Power Them

    Just from an efficacy viewpoint, using both boards should produce more umoles than a single one when both systems are at the same power level.

    3000k vs 4000k

    I'm quite happy with the 3500K 80CRI rig I run.

    Pix That Make You LOL-Warning-SNWS

    I'm guessing God or whatever had a wtf moment over this one...

    Pix That Make You LOL-Warning-SNWS

    Modern problems require modern solutions...

    LED was the future

    My Vero arrays are still going strong after 4 years of use.

    Jack's 12-4-16 RO

    I've been running Jacks 3-2-1 for 3 years now, and it has been flawless for me. I use it in my RDWC system with ZERO ph drift as well as my outdoor projects.

    Setup and update

    Your fixture is capable of generating a shit-ton of photons. I'm in the same situation in my main grow, so monitoring and adjusting light intensity will be pretty important. Seedlings need very little light at first, so once you get at least a few new nodes popping I'd slowly ramp up intensity...

    DIY with Quantum Boards

    Nice-looking fellow...about ready to bust a nut.
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    Bad light switch

    What I'm saying is to make sure that the leg being switched by the timer is not the neutral wire. If you get those reversed, the circuit will always be live, and while the lamp will operate it can pose a shock hazard if you open it up and assume the circuit is open...
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    Bad light switch

    Yes, that should be fine. Just make sure that the timer cuts the line circuit with voltage, not the neutral wire.
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    First Hydro Grow

    Looking promising. I'd start to scope the trics to judge when to chop.
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    400w HPS vs 3000w bestva LED

    Agreed. At best, the led is equal to the hps in output.
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    240 volt to 120 volt adapters?

    Unless you plan on running another neutral wire, you need to keep the loads on each of those 120 legs equal.
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    How can I make my DWC into an RDWC

    Just grow fewer, larger plants. Easier to manage unless you are looking for quick turn-arounds.
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    How can I make my DWC into an RDWC

    I can tell you from many futile years trying to work with 5 gal buckets...just stop. Totes are MUCH more suitable for rdwc. Round buckets limit the drain size and root clogs will be a common occurrence. Totes have flat sides ideally suited for bulkhead fittings. Since I converted my 8-bucket...
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    Irie genetics??? Worth a try?

    I ran 5 pheno's of the Morning Dew last year. Those seemed to tend into two distinct structures and flower development. I really enjoyed the smell and taste of all of them, and they also made really nice extracts.
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    5gal, dwc bucket insulation

    Agreed. My odyssey with hydro has shown me that simple fact. Having pretty tight controls on the system is critical. Another option I have used that gave me almost the same yield as my hydro runs was a simple drain-to-waste with 3 gal. coco/perlite. That was as idiot-proof a system that I've...
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    5gal, dwc bucket insulation

    I insulated the totes with bubble film. That prevents sweating on the outside of the totes. After the system reaches its set-point(66 in my case) and the system stabilizes, the chiller will operate about every 15 minutes for about 3 minutes. The chiller just monitors temps until it exceeds my...
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    5gal, dwc bucket insulation

    My 1/4 hp chiller that runs my 4-17 gal tote rdwc system works with about 40 gallons total volume and I barely notice a difference on my power bill. Well worth the investment if you want to run hydro.