Dryxi No-till Grow Journal

Dryxi

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Cool. I've just be searching around for various co2/burner setups and stuff ideas of sizing and such.
I haven't found any issues with it for my space, only used 1 propane tank for the cycle (only 4 plants tho)
 

Dryxi

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Finished trimming and bucketing the Silver Mountain. Ended up building 2 of those Derek Gilman style 5 gal buckets that auto burp the buckets. Also built a new shelf I am pretty proud of lol

Total dry weight: 39 oz or about 2.3 lbs
 

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2com

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Ended up building 2 of those Derek Gilman style 5 gal buckets that auto burp the buckets.
Please update how those go. I got the supplies but didn't end up putting together, yet. Was gonna modify to work based of RH instead of time.
 

Dryxi

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Please update how those go. I got the supplies but didn't end up putting together, yet. Was gonna modify to work based of RH instead of time.
I want to do that but need a hygrometer plug with a sensor I can put in the buckets (arduino has been an option but I haven't even attempted yet). I actually stopped the burbing already, I put a hygrometer in the buckets and they have been sitting at 58% for over a week (I think I dried just slightly too much or just right cause the buckets began at 55% after I got the green into the buckets for a while, and after a couple days it just sat at 58% without burbing, so I turned it off) Overall, I am very happy with them. Using 5 gal buckets is so much more convenient than multiple Mason jars, and it is awesome not worrying about burbing at all. ~ 1 lb per bucket filled them a little over halfway
 

Dryxi

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I did a soil test with Logan Labs and a consultant on the test from the "Soil Doctor", an agronomist recommended by BAS. I don't know enough to do this on my own, so until I learn more I plan on using him again in the future. If you know a little something and want to shed light on any opinions, I would appreciate it.
Soil tests in the attachments.
 

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2com

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I want to do that but need a hygrometer plug with a sensor I can put in the buckets (arduino has been an option but I haven't even attempted yet). I actually stopped the burbing already, I put a hygrometer in the buckets and they have been sitting at 58% for over a week (I think I dried just slightly too much or just right cause the buckets began at 55% after I got the green into the buckets for a while, and after a couple days it just sat at 58% without burbing, so I turned it off) Overall, I am very happy with them. Using 5 gal buckets is so much more convenient than multiple Mason jars, and it is awesome not worrying about burbing at all. ~ 1 lb per bucket filled them a little over halfway
You could try an inkbird humidity controller. Cheap, and fairly reliable, and does humidify and dehumidify at the same time (if needed).
Yea, 5gallon size is much easier than mason jars.
 

Dryxi

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You could try an inkbird humidity controller. Cheap, and fairly reliable, and does humidify and dehumidify at the same time (if needed).
Yea, 5gallon size is much easier than mason jars.
I'm going to have to look into those. I did my first big re- amendment to the soil a few days ago, realized I really need to add the exhaust and intake to my shed. The soil alone (no plants in the room) respired so much CO2 that in only a couple hours it went from the 500 ppm to 7200ish (generator isn't plugged in, only the soil in the room to make co2) lol had to leave the door open for a couple hours to get it to drop, and now I have to keep opening the room back up couple times a day since the soil is still off gassing a lot of co2
 

2com

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I'm going to have to look into those. I did my first big re- amendment to the soil a few days ago, realized I really need to add the exhaust and intake to my shed. The soil alone (no plants in the room) respired so much CO2 that in only a couple hours it went from the 500 ppm to 7200ish (generator isn't plugged in, only the soil in the room to make co2) lol had to leave the door open for a couple hours to get it to drop, and now I have to keep opening the room back up couple times a day since the soil is still off gassing a lot of co2
Holy shit.
I've read that when using a burner, it's really suggested (or required) to have an exhaust "cycle" (or air change) regardless, especially if your room is very well sealed. The burner needs fresh air/oxygen, among other reasons.
 

Dryxi

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Holy shit.
I've read that when using a burner, it's really suggested (or required) to have an exhaust "cycle" (or air change) regardless, especially if your room is very well sealed. The burner needs fresh air/oxygen, among other reasons.
Typically the co2 never gets that high. From what I noticed last cycle (no venting), opening the door allows plenty of fresh air. Otherwise i didn't notice any ethylene or other gas issues, which is one of the reasons I read to have a vent. Burner always worked fine. I have a vent installed but need to get some automatic dampers. Until I do, the vent is just a taped large hole.
 

2com

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Typically the co2 never gets that high. From what I noticed last cycle (no venting), opening the door allows plenty of fresh air. Otherwise i didn't notice any ethylene or other gas issues, which is one of the reasons I read to have a vent. Burner always worked fine. I have a vent installed but need to get some automatic dampers. Until I do, the vent is just a taped large hole.
Automatic dampers - like motorized ones? What would signal them to open (a controller? a standalone device, like timer, or co2 controller?)?
When you say a taped hole, do you mean you have a flap/cover taped over it or something? I'm not sure how that goes along with just "opening the door for fresh air". I'm curious, not sure how I'd do the fresh air thing. Maybe inline fan, with backdraft dampers (not motorized, spring type - I think), on a timer.
 

Dryxi

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Automatic dampers - like motorized ones? What would signal them to open (a controller? a standalone device, like timer, or co2 controller?)?
When you say a taped hole, do you mean you have a flap/cover taped over it or something? I'm not sure how that goes along with just "opening the door for fresh air". I'm curious, not sure how I'd do the fresh air thing. Maybe inline fan, with backdraft dampers (not motorized, spring type - I think), on a timer.
Right now I have the vent in the wall but no damper on it. Need a motorized one on a timer to run at night some just to empty and refresh the room. The vent is taped over with duct tape because I want it sealed and not able to vent 24/7. By opening the door, I mean the 1 time a day or 2 I would walk into the room with the door open was plenty of fresh air.

I've never had to leave the door open for an extended amount of time before amending the soil. Its calmed down greatly as well.
 

2com

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Right now I have the vent in the wall but no damper on it. Need a motorized one on a timer to run at night some just to empty and refresh the room. The vent is taped over with duct tape because I want it sealed and not able to vent 24/7. By opening the door, I mean the 1 time a day or 2 I would walk into the room with the door open was plenty of fresh air.

I've never had to leave the door open for an extended amount of time before amending the soil. Its calmed down greatly as well.
Ok, gotcha.
Thanks.
 
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