OA. Third grow, first in hydro. 600w Growlab Tent/Ebb&Flow/Hydroton in the
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OA. Third grow, first in hydro. 600w Growlab Tent/Ebb&Flow/Hydroton
Link in my signature for my journal entries that may or may not have to do with this thread.
To start this is the setup so far:
6" x 16" Phresh Carbon Filter 400CFM
6" Vorrtext Inline Duct Fan 449CFM
2 "Lil' baby clippie type deskfans
6" Flexible Light Ducting
6" Air-cooled Sunsystems Magnum XXXL Reflector Hood
600w Lamp Socket
600w Ushio HPS Bulb
600w Lumatek Switchable Ballast
4'x4' Flood Tray
4'x4' Snapture Tray Stand
40Gal Reservior w/ Lid
400GPH Water Pump
Sunleaves Air-Pump w/ 1 outlet
4" Cylindrical Air Stone
1/2" Flood & Drain Pipe fittings
1/2" Water Tubing
Rockwool Starter Plugs
I will be picking out nutrients, ordering seeds, and getting clones. Clones I plan to grow while waiting for seeds to develop. Many updates on all this to follow in future posts.
Here is a slew of pics from the setup.
I didn't bother to put them in any kind of order obviously; they were taken earlier today. If anyone has any questions feel free to take a look at my journals and ask them in my journal. I would like to keep this free flow of information. Most of your questions will be answered by watching that flow of information and from reading other great journals in this forum.
I would like to point out Roseman as someone who inspires me. I began reading his threads on bubbleponics and they have always been some of the best insight thus far. I have read potroast's Hydroponic thread and gotten great resources out of it. I would like to give him my condolence on being raided and hope you are out of it the pit they threw you down.
I would also like to thank all those that will be follow this in advance. My friend Steezz is on his first soil grow, wish you all the luck in the world man. Hope you get the record breaker you want, always keep with it. Everyone check out his thread and give him some love. There is already a ton of good info to be found there already.
To answer questions about the cocomat setup right now. It was suggested by a friend, I'm testing it out for myself. We will all see how it works out. The basic idea is the mat with allow for light blockage from roots. Also giving me stabilization to the net pots, which will be filled with hydroton. Clones or seedlings will be snuggled betwixt the hydroton pebbles. The tray will flood and the hydroton will suck up water and nutrients. Water will drain back to reservoir just like in a normal ebb and flow system. The cocomat will allow for roots to expand in the area between it and the tray.
I have seen plenty of outlandish setups that work. This one makes sense to me, if it doesn't work I will have learned a great deal along the way. I hope to keep this updated pretty regularly. I almost think I will spend more time updating here, than actually taking care of the little girls.
I will be posting updates on seeds and that in my regular journal. So, any questions on those should be asked there. Again, props and all that are good here. Keep the questions specific. None of those "how do I grow weeds...MaN?" kinds of questions. (Most of you know what I am talking about. If you don't please read sticky threads before asking lowly growers such as I.)
I like the community here, thank you all for so much that I have learned over the last couple of years. Let's have fun and grow together.
Yup, you've done this before. I love a well thought out grow. Subb'd!
Thanks dsmoke. I have a lot of work to go. Stick around to see how the show turns out, thanks for the sub.
Originally Posted by dsmoke1
You shit looks cleaner than mine, I need to come vandalize your house.
Steez gimme the address we will split the goods lol... Looking nice bro im sub'd
Thanks guys. I will keep posting while looking at your journals everyday haha.
Looks real good Lantern.
Are you going to use c02? and did you have any ideas about what strain/s you plan to grow?
I don't have any COČ in there. I would like to get some COČ rings, I have seen COČ bags as well. I was told the fan I have would pull enough COČ into the tent and I wouldn't really need extra. Do you know where I could find info on this?
Originally Posted by Dubbz0r
Another query, the way I have the carbon filter and the inline duct fan. I know they are better for pulling air than pushing, I feel like pulling air out through the carbon filter from the grow area, into and out of the hood is sufficient. My previous arrangement was sucking air out of the tent, through the hood on one side, and into the carbon filter on the outside of the tent. I have done some reading indicating the previous method can cause air to be recycle, thus obtaining less COČ for the plant. The question would be which is optimal, and regardless of that is this arrangement sufficient? Anyone with links or information, please. :}
As for strains, I have looked around. I am really interested in getting Hindu Kush in there. My girlfriend likes it, I like it, I saw alotaball's lil' gems of glory. I am kind of stuck on the strain now. I will be looking into it's proper grow conditions and what others have been doing with her. To sum it up, most likely Hindu Kush.
Thanks for stopping by dubbz, I have seen your comment and posts elsewhere and they always seem informative.
Just you going in the tent or being around the tent will provide the plants with a decent amount of C02. For instance, my C02 is completely off right now and the controller is reading 823ppm. When I was in the room it was over 1000ppm. I have 3 fans and my air scrubber going and the reading always stays high.
You can't go wrong with that Hindu Kush... that stuff looks amazing. If my Master Kush come out anything similar to alotaballs I may just wet myself lol I almost did when I saw his plants ahaha I joke I joke...
Cool man, thanks! I'm definitely subb'd. You will be the first hydro grow I follow. There's no such thing as learning too much about growing Best of luck!
All right Lantern. Interesting concept. The coco mat is a nice twist, hope it works for ya....Subbed too..
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