Starting journal 6 weeks into grow.....
by, 09-21-2011 at 08:56 PM (154 Views)
Okay so here's everything I've done up till now....First, a little background on me. I live in So Cal in 1 of 4 houses that my grandma owns. we rent one and 2 are rented to tenants. The fourth one is not up to code, so it's always been used for storage. But the bathroom in it was empty. Hmm....are you thinking what i'm thinking? So since I am the only one with a key, well, you know. So my next dilemma was trying to afford the expensive HID lights. As an ex commercial boat operator, i am very familiar with Metal halide and HPS lights. (However, we used to use 3000 watt Halides on one boat that I ran.)
Well, about 10 years back, I got colorectal cancer. Why do you need to know this? Cause I'm explaining why HIDs were tough for me to afford. Long story shorter, I am currently on disability. I receive a whopping 600 bucks a month. So as I was checking Craigslist a month ago, I came across a guy who had hundreds of 400 watt MH Hibay lights. FOR TWENTY BUCKS EACH!!!! So i bought two, one for backup. They are so friggin new that the bulbs aren't even a little discolored. But I bought new ones anyways.
So that's my setup.....400 watt MH 18/6 in the bathtub. Plants are in Supersoil/Perlite in 3 gal containers. AND everything is hooked into a drip system w/ timer. (0.5 GPH heads for 15 mins each day.)
There are 7 plants at the time of this entry. 3 confimed girls, 4 unknown still.
Fading fast, so more later.