by, 01-26-2012 at 07:19 AM (276 Views)
so im really doin this build on a budget. i know that there are some ovbious improvements i can make on the grow room. im kinda doin this more as a learning experience so that when i have invested alot of money in a proper room, ill know what im doing and know thats its not a wasted investment.
important things i do not have.
a ph meter. i have one of those pool tester kits and get my ph to where i think it should be before adding the nutes. i hope my predictions and the ph buffers keep me in the right range.
a tds/ec meter
i just try my best using the gh feeding chart and online nutrient calculators to guess where i am.. i also try to watch what the plants tell me.
so maybe i would be more sucessful with soil, but this is a learning experience. its also not technically my first grow but for varying circumstances could complete the. one was a water farm DWC and the other was using the same drip system in a tiny closet using only a few cfls. all of those plants ended up being male ( all clones from a mystery plant. just wanted to try cloning)
so thats where im coming from.. ill try and keep posting frrequently and any suggestions.. especially cheap ones are appreciated. ill try and get some pics up in the next day or so.