First Grow....Ever in the
The Grow Room forums; This will be my first grow ever. It is a legal grow according to my state's Medical marijuana laws.
This will be my first grow ever. It is a legal grow according to my state's Medical marijuana laws.
Here is the set up:
Grow Tent: 36Wx20Dx60H
6-Site, 18Gallon DWC Hydro
(1) 90W LED (2W diodes)
(1) 135W Blackstar LED (3w diodes w/Cree chipset)
240 CFM Duct Fan+ Carbon Filter
Technaflora Recipe for Success nutrient kit
4 x Delicious seeds La Diva Automatic
1 x Dutch Passion Blueberry
1 x Reserva Privada Kandy Kush
I plan on growing the (4) La Diva Automatics in the Hydro to finish while simultaneously growing the BB and KK in soil in order to pull clones off of them once the La Diva finishes (info says somewhere in the 45-50 day range from seed to finish on these, we will see). Since the La Diva's are automatic flowerers, I will just grow the BB and KK in the tent with them with the light on an 18/6 cycle. Once harvested, I will take (3) each clones off of KK and BB, veg them for a couple weeks and then switch to 12/12 to flower. That is the plan anyway, we will see how it progresses
I have never done this...ever...so any help you can provide will be much appreciated. I chose to go with LEDs just for stealth and heat purposes, so while I understand that many of you prefer HID lighting, I cannot use such lighting at this time. I am going to do my best to squeeze the most of of the setup I have.
Germinated the seeds - all 6 sprouted and were transplanted into rockwool cubes (La Diva) and Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil (KK and BB). La Diva's are under a dome with a little B-1 added to pH adjusted water. KK and BB are in soil and watered with same pH adjusted water with a little B-1.
Blueberry is in front pot; Kandy Kush is in the back pot; 4 x La Diva's in rockwool cubes under dome.
I will post pictures and info on the grow as it progresses.
seems like youve put alot of thought into this,never followed an led grow before,interested to see what comes of these.good luck and happy growin man,best hobby ever
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Originally Posted by terrycodone
Yeah, I did a shit ton of research and reading and scoured these grow journals to glean all I could so that I could avoid certain mistakes - though I am sure I will make many, ha ha. It is already a blast so I can only imagine it is going to get even more fun.
Got the pH/Temp/TDS meter installed and transplanted the 4 x La Diva's into the Hydro. Also decided to add the free Delcious La Musa Automatic to the mix for the hell of it. All of the sprouts are doing well, at least I think so. The nutrient mix is pretty mild at this point - just Root66 and SugarDaddy from the TechnaFlora kit mixed according to their Transplant recipe. Kept it low at about 440ppm and adjusted pH to ~6.02-6.08 or so. Seems like the pH tends to creep up so keeping an eye on it.
La Diva Automatics in the Hydro
The Blueberry in soil
The set-up is coming along. Will install the duct fan and carbon filter when it arrives tomorrow.
This meter has been a good investment already. No need to open up the reservoir to check anything. I can just glance at it throughout the day and make adjustments as necessary.
So, the system is working well and everything is all installed, but being new I need some input. All the seedlings are growing pretty well, but they definitely (most of them) have a yellow color on the interior of the leaf. Both on seedlings in the DWC as well as those in the soil.
The ppm's are steady at 550, pH is about 5.9-6.0 and water temp is about 74F. The only nutrients I have fed them is a very weak solution of the Root66 and SugarDaddy. I checked a few of the cubes and they definitely have strong white roots that are beginning to poke through so things seem to be progressing. Just want to make sure I am not doing anything wrong here. Any help is much appreciated
But I did successfully get the fan and carbon filter installed. Works amazing and definitely gets the air changed quickly.
After doing some research in some books and crawling through some other forums, I narrowed it down to most likely be nutrient burn. Even though I had a very weak nutrient solution, I decided to drain the reservoir and just go with plain pH adjusted water for now while the seedlings establish roots.
Last edited by duudical; 04-03-2012 at 11:54 AM.
Installed the 135w Blackstar LED and it already made a huge difference. Lots of growth overnight and roots hanging from a few of the plants.
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