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The Grow Room forums; Hey there everyone for the purpose of this journal you may call me Mr. Smith. I would like to welcome ...
First time growing with cfls
Hey there everyone for the purpose of this journal you may call me Mr. Smith. I would like to welcome you all to my first indoor grow using cfl's and fluoros. All comments are more than welcome as i have only grown outdoor. Hope you enjoy and hopefully i can get some good feedback and improve my skillz. The next few posts will contain pictures and descriptions of each area of my setup.
The Veg cabinet
My vegetation cabinet is quite basic but as i was on a very strict budget i had to shop wisely.
The cabinet is 54" in length x 14" in width. From lights to bottom of cabinet is about 24".
For lighting i found 2 dual 4' t8 shop lights on sale for 3.98!!! At my local Lowes.
I also purchased 4 6500k tubes for 5 bucks a pack.
So for my veg cabinet i spent no more than 20$
The first two pics are of the cab itself, 3rd is of my little ones just after breaking soil, the last is one at 2 weeks.
The flower area...
For my flowering area i used a large walk in closet. It is about 4'x5' in which i utilize a space approx 1.5'x 4'.
I have a dual window fan with one blowing past the lights and the other on the plants.
For lighting i also had to shop wisely.
I purchased (2) 4 packs of 23w 2700k cfls putting out 1600lum ea. 5.97 a pack.
I also purchased (1) 4 pack of 23w 3500k cfls putting out 1450lum for 5.97.
To mount the lights i only needed 5 sockets as i already had some. 2 bucks a peice for a total of 10$
A timer was needed to insure a steady 12/12 light cycle so it was also purchased. 6 bucks.
Misc supplies including tape and wire nutz cost me about 5 bucks.
The total purchase cost for the flower room was no more than 45$
Currently i have 4 female plants 1 1/2 weeks into 12/12 @ about 1' 4". These were my test plants grown under far worse lighting conditions until i built my setup.
From now on i will be introducing all my plants into 12/12 at just 2 weeks as to better utilize the cfl's.
Below are just various pics of the lighting setup
Keep up the good work looks good.......
Originally Posted by Cris620
Thanks cris good lookin out lets just hope it keeps goin semi smooth
looks pretty cool im going to be switching to a small pot perpatual system soon, when i finish up all the girls in there now! i like the idea of 1 big bud on each plant so i can harvest every two to three weeks so i always have bud! http://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=69713&pp=15
here is drbudgreengenes system he is the man1
Hey man. Congrats! You thought things out in your setup it seems. And did some research, and now you've got a bunch a lady's. +Rep for doing your own leg work.
Originally Posted by MurderAlley
TIP. Cloning should be easy. Key points to sucess......Peat Pucks. Hands down. Or Jiffy Pucks As i've heard. Get some. And some root gel or powder. (gel is better). Cut's at 45 degrees, and take off about a 1/4 inch of skin from the outside on onside above the cut. Dip it in the Gel. Stick it in the Peat Puck. Keep it wet and HUMID for a few week's. It hasn't fail'd me once.
Last edited by Sgt.Sly; 01-30-2009 at 08:58 PM.
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