Club 315w lec

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by bob223, Mar 31, 2016.

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    chomchom

    chomchom Active Member

    Hello everyone, late to the party here. I’m starting my second grow in a 5x5 after harvesting this crop last November. The first grow went really well, despite being out of town a lot. I vegged under one 315 but I was underpowered when I started flowering. I got a second 315 and realized about 1.25 lbs. Good learning experience for sure. I have been growing things all my life, a professional farmer and we grow fruits and veggies for our table too. I’ve grown indoors before, but years ago when the technology sucked and the Internet was useless. I was amazed to see all the innovation after jumping back in after 20 years, you guys have been busy! There’s some really talented growers here.

    I’m growing in soil, used 5 gal smart pots last time and this time I think I’ll use 7. I also want to change the lighting a bit. The footprint of these 315’s is awkward for 5x5. I’m considering putting together a 48” COB to provide some light on one end of the tent and slide the 315’s over some. I can also do much better with pruning and training but still thinking of adding some light. They got away from me a little last time and I was in Asia quite a bit but home for all the milestones. My wife no like to prune - or trim, damn it. But man she can vape mad nugs.... She’s a great gardener and this crop would’ve flopped without her, since I was gone for day to day care.

    This is a NY Diesel. We also grew Critcal Mass and Tutankhamen, oh and a bag seed, no fems, no auto. The bag plant was killa. I just used what I had, but I’ve got more seeds on their way for starting my cloning program. It was all really good stuff. The Tut was delish, the Diesel was sorta funky but fun nonetheless. This time I’ve got Afghan, Mickey Kush, Cheese, and OGK. And moneymaker. All random stuff I was given or collected, and I’ll take some cuttings this time and have a little 2x4 setup w T5’s ready to go.

    These were at 45 days. I came home from ‘Nam and tried some supercropping; my wife def won’t do that. She’d let the lights scorch em before she’ll bend a plant, but it worked really well, solved my height issues.

    Thanks for all your contributions, I’ve benefitted a lot.

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    ColoradoHighGrower

    ColoradoHighGrower Well-Known Member

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    DCobeen

    DCobeen Well-Known Member

    @chomchom I would put the Cob light in the middle of the 2 315's. or just add another 315.
     
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    genuity

    genuity ambition

    Beautiful. .
     
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    Underground Scientist

    Underground Scientist Well-Known Member

    Hey,

    How many 5 gal pots did you use in that 5x5? I'm going to be running a similar setup, but I was thinking of shrinking it to a 5x4 with a strip dedicated to environmental controls.
     
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    chomchom

    chomchom Active Member

    Thanks y’all.

    @DCobeen, if the 315 is about a 3x3 footprint, then I’m good one way across but I’m missing a little coverage on the edges. I kinda knew that going in but I oversized the tent a bit for crap like cirxularion fans, variac, and whatever else I didn’t know I needed. The lights can’t really cover the width of that tent on either side of a COB either. That said, these lights make for some extremely happy plants. Color, vigor, short nodes. And it works as is, but I think there’s some room for improvement with the light situation. Anởther 315 in there still doesn’t quite provide even coverage and would just be too hot.

    Here’s a shot of early flower.

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    @Underground Scientist, I had 7 in there. Like you, I figured extra space wouldn’t hurt. They fill that space, and an overwhelming desire for wall to wall tasty buds swells in your heart, eclipsing previous schemes.... Overall I think having room to work and for gear is helpful. At this point only the Variac on a small stool remain on my floor; I’ve cleared the decks for cannabis.

    This time I’ll be home and will apply myself to canopy management. Eventually here I’ll use this tent for veg and will build out an actual room for flowering.

    Cheers all-

    Chôm
     
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    Underground Scientist

    Underground Scientist Well-Known Member

    I'm trying something a little unique. I assume you have the sun systems vertical mount for each LEC. I modded a Sunsystems Dominator XXL Hood to accept dual bulbs and took the glass out. I'm almost certain I can cover a 5x4 space with it, even if I have to keep it at 18". I can keep the environment to a nice 76-78 degrees. Phillips bulbs and Prism ballasts. I do have a mover and will use it if necessary.
     
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    Underground Scientist

    Underground Scientist Well-Known Member

    I have a portable AC and I'm just wondering how far from the exhaust point I can be without installing a booster, then sizing the booster. Thinking like 20' of 6" line.
     
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    Underground Scientist

    Underground Scientist Well-Known Member

    I'm using an 8,000 btu portable, but cold air intake in winter with 6" active air inline with bug guarded intake and exhaust, set on a thermostat.
     
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    Underground Scientist

    Underground Scientist Well-Known Member

    How long did you veg? Those look pretty tall.
     
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    chomchom

    chomchom Active Member

    Ya limited portable AC experience here, but I did use one for that grow. 20’ seems pretty far based on my recollection of the manufacture rec.
     
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    chomchom

    chomchom Active Member

    Well that’s cool. Lookin forward to hearing how that goes. I’m sure you’ll get great results with two Philips bulbs, they love this light. I run it high for veg and well, you saw how tall they got. That was 7 weeks I think and there were some sativas in there. So I was still 24”+ off thr lamp in flower, but supercropped some to keep a good margin. Canopy was uneven, that was my biggest take home. Best. Of luck w your grow
     
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    DCobeen

    DCobeen Well-Known Member

    @oldman60 hey this is the 315 thread since you got a 315 also come check out what these growers are doing with them. Impressive for sure.
     
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    DCobeen

    DCobeen Well-Known Member

    That should work post pics and progress. I have a xxxl hood and would love to put couple 315 in it. My 315 lec are cheap topogrow ones with same warrenty as most. I need 12 of them so I had to buy cheaper ones so I can get it going faster.
     
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    Underground Scientist

    Underground Scientist Well-Known Member

    How cheap, I felt like $200 with a phillips bulb without hood was cheap. The Sunsystems Vert is $150. Dominator hood is $150. I was just lucky enough to have a junk cool tube to rob a cord off. The mod was easy peasy and would be no problem to remove.
     
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    DCobeen

    DCobeen Well-Known Member

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    oldman60

    oldman60 Well-Known Member

    Thunder Trix under a 315 along with NL x Chronic and Lambsbread. DSCN0643.JPG
     
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    DCobeen

    DCobeen Well-Known Member

    my next 3 315 lec will be here tomorrow.
     
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    Underground Scientist

    Underground Scientist Well-Known Member

    I think the 2 I have coming will be here Wednesday. Setup my new 5x5 today. :bigjoint:

    Still undecided if I want to put the portable AC in the tent or leave it next to it cooling the room to 65 and running the exhaust fan enough to draw out warm air and intake cool air. I need to run a carbon filter. What's the alternative, running an inline hooked to the carbon filter inside the tent open air so it just circulates through it?

    Then I gotta figure out humidification where I'm not filling ultrasonics everyday.
     
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    chomchom

    chomchom Active Member

    That’s what I did, set it up outside the tent w it blowing near the intake for good measure.
     

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