my advice is :Hello everyone. Even though I've been a relatively silent member, I've been doing a LOT of reading on this site. I recently acquired my medical marijuana card in Michigan, and I would like some constructive criticism.
7x7 ft. space totally light proof with panda liner.
Two 1000w Magnetic Ballasts. ( I know that digital is better, but can't afford at the moment. I do have them outside the grow room, so they are not creating extra heat in the grow area).
Running two 1000w bulbs. One MH and one HPS. I currently have them about 24 inches above the seedlings. Ambient temp is 77 degrees. temp under the light is 82 degrees.
Two 6" inline fans with speed control. One is positioned near the ceiling and pushes the air for the cooled hoods and then vented outside. The other is bringing in outside air and blowing directly on the seedlings.
I will be using 5 gallon black canvas shopping bags for planters. (3 for $1) with aluminum baking trays under them for catching water runoff. I'm using half black gold all organic, and half fox farm ocean forest so I can do a side by side test.
I will be using all foxfarm nutes.
Right now my genetics lineup is as follows. (all are feminized seeds from attitude seed bank)
3 x Barney's pineapple chunk
3 x Great white shark
2 x Blueberry indica
1 x Cheese
1 x Blue Rhino
2 x white widow/ blueberry cross
Very impressed with attitude seed bank. Even though all the seeds come from different sources, the customer service is excellent. (MAKE SURE YOU PICK THE T-SHIRT OPTION FOR SHIPPING.) Pay the extra $6 for the T-shirt. It disguises the seeds very well. Plus if you buy the shirt, they guarantee your order will arrive at your door no matter what. If customs grabs your shit, they send you a new order a.s.a.p. for free! (So worth $6)
The seeds were popped in paper towels and transplanted on 8/2. They are doing well so far. The great white shark seems to be growing slower than the rest, but all three are the same height, so I'm thinking that's just the way the strain is.
Humidity has been anywhere from 40 to 55 percent in the room.
I have two zilla timers for the ballasts and fans. If I'm doing my math right, I'm pulling 11 amps per timer. (well under the rating for both the timer and extension cords.)
I'm running 18 and 6 to save some electricity.
Well, I think that's about it. If anyone has any advice, I would love to hear it.
why would you want to hide your seeds from attitude disguised in a t-shirt if you are a legal grower ?
and why would you worry about customs grabbing your shit ?
i mean wtf.
is your next door neighbour allowed to grow weed.
i dont think so.
he finds it hard to pull the wool over his doctors eyes.
and so do you.