2200 Watts and a couple bottles of CO2

J232

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Not much to say, started a journal last time 100 days in. This is a place to post my pics and shoot the shit. I’m pegging this as a 11/11/20 start, expecting a 20ish week run.

600w of f-series strips 4K side lighting, 4 individual sets of 5. 1k ushio hilux grow DE, 600w eye hort day blue (might house a 10k 1k watt finisher later)

80 gallon rdwc setup with a 1/4hp chiller, running FNB start to finish. Growzone USCO2 controller and a set of 20lb bottles. And everything else required to make this work. Space is a little under 6 x 7.5 with a 9.5” ceiling. Shooting for a 5.5 x 5.5 canopy.

Trying out some compound genetics, Sundae Best, Sundae Driver x Jet fuel Gellato. Germed 6 seeds to get 4 cracked. They went into the room this week, I always hit them early.. I’m not running full hid.

I can answer details on setup or plans, but otherwise it’s the basics. Feel free to comment.

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J232

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Link to the side light build if interested..

 

HydroKid239

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Not much to say, started a journal last time 100 days in. This is a place to post my pics and shoot the shit. I’m pegging this as a 11/11/20 start, expecting a 20ish week run.

600w of f-series strips 4K side lighting, 4 individual sets of 5. 1k ushio hilux grow DE, 600w eye hort day blue (might house a 10k 1k watt finisher later)

80 gallon rdwc setup with a 1/4hp chiller, running FNB start to finish. Growzone USCO2 controller and a set of 20lb bottles. And everything else required to make this work. Space is a little under 6 x 7.5 with a 9.5” ceiling. Shooting for a 5.5 x 5.5 canopy.

Trying out some compound genetics, Sundae Best, Sundae Driver x Jet fuel Gellato. Germed 6 seeds to get 4 cracked. They went into the room this week, I always hit them early.. I’m not running full hid.

I can answer details on setup or plans, but otherwise it’s the basics. Feel free to comment.

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Nice set up. It made me think about something..
I have always wondered if planting on one side, and using LST, and super cropping to bend over, but still remain over the container it's in would help space wise. I'm thinking growing in DWC may be better for something like that rather than soil. IDK about having the root ball up against the wall of a fabric pot. Maybe I'll hop into the DWC world one day and try it.
 

J232

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Nice set up. It made me think about something..
I have always wondered if planting on one side, and using LST, and super cropping to bend over, but still remain over the container it's in would help space wise. I'm thinking growing in DWC may be better for something like that rather than soil. IDK about having the root ball up against the wall of a fabric pot. Maybe I'll hop into the DWC world one day and try it.
Thanks! My tubs have a total of 8 offset holes, I tried to run all 8 last time and it got way crazy. That’s was my plan, I was too lazy to relocate and make templates, not too worried about the plant location, everything will be trained to where I need it. This is my second hydro run, until now I was growing in peat. I’m going to see how these grow out before deciding on my training methods. This is such a boring stage of the grow, I put a lot of time into remaking the room again for co2 so I’m itching to have some trees.
 

NukaKola

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Subbed! :bigjoint:

Off to a great start, the room looks amazing. Love the variety of lighting.

Ready to watch you kill it!
 

J232

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Well I never had such ugly seedlings until I went hydro, used rockwool last time, too wet, had issues in the first week. Went with rapid rooters now, too dry, seed shells don’t shed right without dirt. Kinda a pain in the ass.

Anyways, things looked too wet, upped my nute dose, tap roots are tickling the water now, will see what happens. Maybe it’s the 600w led side lights, running hid for heat @ 750w. I don’t plan on switching out the hps this time, I do have a DE mh but it’s shelfed.

Just had a idea while typing all that, need another DE wing hood and I can replace my 600se with a 1k DE. Just high and rambling.
Here’s a pic of the back end, not as messy as it looks. Split my stealth ro to feed my house drinking water as well. Chillers in front of me out of pic. 26 gallon sites/res, maybe @ 60% capacity. Chiller feeds a res waterfall.

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J232

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Killed the photon orgy aka side lights for now, 24 hours later, seedlings look better. Hope the f series strips will be usable later and not just stress them. Nothing worth pics yet.
 

bk78

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Killed the photon orgy aka side lights for now, 24 hours later, seedlings look better. Hope the f series strips will be usable later and not just stress them. Nothing worth pics yet.
They will definitely come into play in mid to late flower imo. I will be adding some side lighting once this run is done as well.
 

J232

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They will definitely come into play in mid to late flower imo. I will be adding some side lighting once this run is done as well.
That’s kinda what I’m thinking, even if I just cycle them, will have to dick around when the time comes.
 

J232

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What did each set up cost you?
I spent about $100 on alloy for all 4, the strips I scored for $80 (I have 6 leftover) drivers bout the same, 80. Repurposed some fluorescent fixtures for the solid wire, $20 tape, everything else I had on hand, like nuts and bolts, shrink, solder. So rounding up, about $75 each cad.
 
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J232

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Anyone who didn’t see my last round, here’s what went down. Had a couple shit plants, couple nice ones. Hope for all good phenos this time, or at least not shit! I have a pound of flower that smells straight up piss lol, I know some like cat piss terps but it’s getting made into bubble.

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J232

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Still boring shit. Plants have there feet now at least, should see some fast growth now. Think day 8, looks like I avoided any runts or mutants, all pretty even sized. Running solo 750w hps at the moment.

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J232

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Turned the side lights back on, dimmed amps as far as they go, 50% I think??.. I don’t feel like measuring the output.

They are showing rapid growth now, multiple roots drinking. I’m already tired of looking at hps so I’m going to switch in my 4600k mh.



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Changed my mind on the bulb, my mh is 1300umol/s the hps I’m running is 2100. Will let the side lights do the 4K spectrum and see if they can take it yet.
 
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J232

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Couple days growth

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upped the EC a bit, and I jinxed myself with the runt and size comment, 2 plants including this one are pulling way ahead of the other 2. Trying to decide if I should just crack all the seeds and take the best germers, this one was a 24 hour 1” tap root gal.. or if one of these slower smaller girls might be some fire pheno..

This one is showing some chubby indica dominance and is the bigger one. I’m running roughly 1/2 strength Lucas method on FNB and RO, nothing else, waters chilled to 65f. Still boring shit, I will start hacking them up soon.
 

J232

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Cut the side light out again, ended swapping to mh alone now, easier on my eyes and I can see the plants better threw the veg and training.

2 bigger plants got topped, thinking they are getting manifolded in some way. I’m undecided on the 2 smaller plants, couple toppings, maybe natural, will see.

Plants needed calmag, did a res change and cleared that up. Introduced pool shock as well now. Before and after pic


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Might be seeing upwards of 60 days veg. Going to decide as it progresses.
 

J232

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Just about time to top again, also turned the led back on, want to see if it was the issue other then calmag. Bending to cover the sites. Still undecided if I will scrog or let them run free again. My last run was 3ish lbs no scrog. Also attempted that 16 top mainline that was out of control, we won’t do that again.


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J232

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Topped 2 plants for the final time tonight, have my 8 tops setup now and setting my manifold up. I have to bring them back over the tub sites. This is the one to watch, it already dank smelling and is very vigorous, most likely the one I will take cuts from, the flower will tell. Think this is the end of week 3 veg. Same plant as post 18, was topped first time last Sunday.

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