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Stealth 250W CFL Auto Grow - Sweet seeds fast bud automatic in the
Indoor Growing forums; First grow, starting small with 3 small autos, been a lurker here for ages, just joined to start my journal.
Stealth 250W CFL Auto Grow - Sweet seeds fast bud automatic
First grow, starting small with 3 small autos, been a lurker here for ages, just joined to start my journal.
Growing 3 Feminized fast bud automatic plants by sweet seeds.
Using a vermiculite compost mix, starting out straight away in 10 inch pots since I hear its best to get autos in bigger pots straight away. Germinated in paper towels, but from what I have heard it would have been better to go straight into the soil, although it hasn't done any harm.
Growing in the lower half of a cupboard, currently venting into the top section. Venting using 2 x 120mm computer fans set up in series in a home made box thing, works pretty well gets a decent flow going. Got two more 140mm fans just generally circulating air, can't be seen in these photos.
Using a mylar survival sheet as a reflector on all sides. Reflective white plastic sheet elsewhere.
Started off with 1 6400K blue 125W CFL, but added another 125W 2700K red CFL after a couple days, think this should probably be enough for 3 small autos till completion.
Temps running at around 28C max.
Bulbs are pretty big
Exhaust fans, two in a row in the tube, hooked up to 4 inch ducting.
First plant 5-6th day looking alright.
Third plant from the side.
On about day 6 now, going to wait another week before I start the nutrients, not sure what to go with since autos are fairly unusual.
All seems to be going alright for my first grow any one got any pointers?
Thanks for stopping by,
very nice looking br0 perfekt cfls but u can get the flower or butterfly they better
i use dem they good for da top then use the other normal ones for da side!!!!!11111222
looking good dude, Subbed and +rep
Looking nice. Those bulbs are a trip....
Trying to decide on nutrients for my plants, think its already fairly close to flowering time so I might skip the vegging nutes and go straight to bloom. Had a look around and canna bloom seems fairly cheap, can get CANNA PK 13/14 250ml for pretty cheap. I'm on day 10 and only expect another week of veg, if I ordered veg nutes now I wouldn't get them for a couple of days anyway.
Also I haven't mentioned it before but I'm running my light for 20 hours a day and am planning to slowly bring it down to around 16 hours a day as I go into flower.
Day 14 and 15 Update
Tried posting on the 14th but that didn't seem to work for some reason, so here are the pictures from the 14th day and 15th day together.
I have managed to get rid of most of the smell using a carbon filter, ona block and dryer sheets, but it hasn't started flowering yet so the smell isn't that intense, still pretty strong though! Have a carbon prefilter coming and another ona block for flowering. Really have to keep the odor down since a couple of my house mates don't know I am growing, they don't come into my room that often but I want to keep the smell down so they can't smell from the hallway.
Here is day 14
Largest plant from the front.
Largest plant from top.
Didn't get any shots of the other plants on day 14 but they can be seen below, I moved the pants around a bit because I found the one nearer the red CFL was growing quite a lot faster and was much larger than the other two so I put the smallest one there to help it catch up.
Here is the biggest plant, was previously at the front of the three.
Smallest plant, moved to the front to see if it can catch up a bit with the others, this one has had a couple of nicks from the fans on it's lower fan leaves, may have something to do with the slow growth.
Middle sized plant, staying in the same place on the right. Anyone know what might be causing the curling at the edges of the leaves? Here is an enlarged view:
Any ideas, do you guys think it is going to be a problem?
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Nice I'm going to be trying something like this fairly soon, sorry can't help you with your leaf problem.