grand daddy purp in 400w hydro grow tent 1st time growing and they huge
by, 11-10-2010 at 08:11 PM (534 Views)
I know its a little late to start journal on this grow since im already 2.5 weeks in flower.... but o well.
got 4 clones in 6" rockwool. I veged them for 4 weeks. 1st week under a 1000w hps i borrowed till i got my 400w mh/hps electronic ballast combo set up then veged another few weeks. i ran under 18/6 for most of veg but for 1.5 weeks before flower i had on 20/4 to keep them bushy and from stretching for the light. friend has 9 of exact same clones under a 600w hydro but with a black tarp tent instead of mylar like mine. his are over 3 ft, but far less vegetation. you cant see through my plants at all. i been weighting down the top colas and put the table directly on the resi and even with the colas held down they measure 2'10"
i used a flood and drain table from the hydro store and made the reservoir of a rubbermaid with water pump and 2 air stones. i used botanicare pro veg to gro and pro bloom and citrus sweeter right now for blooming. 15min every 6 hours
the exhaust system is a 6" inline fan outside of the tent sucking air thru a 150x500mm carbon filter through my air cooled hood and out side of the tarp that i hung around the tent. i hung the tarp around the tent to ensure 100% dark periods during flower and so i wouldnt be exhausting the hot air into same area the tent intakes fresh air. now that its winter the tent doesnt ever get above 82F with light on and i can normally get high 70s most of day.
Thought I snapped my plants today trying to change my resi out cuz table sits directly on rubbermade now and plants to big to fit out tent door. everything was fine tho straightened all the bent branches (no creases or snaps) and put in fresh nutes so im hoping gettin banged around like they did wont affect them[IMG]http://www.rollitup.org/images/misc/pencil.png[/IMG][IMG]http://www.rollitup.org/images/misc/pencil.png[/IMG]