I modified the flower unit, instead of the pvc pipe running up and using the pvc for plant support i capped it. Then i drilled small holes in the cap and stuck in those narrow bamboo poles, i ran two heighths for support and used electrical tape to hold them together. This way i think more light gets to the buds instead of a 3/4 inch pipe blocking out light.
Hey stink, im getting ready to go down to the hydro store and buy my hood, bulb and ballast. do you have any recomendation? 600 watt. I want the best, im gonna have it a long time, but dont wanna spend a fortune. Thers so many to choose from.
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fluorescent light for the cloning/vegetative cycle which is cheap, and HPS for flowering.
I only have my closet which is 5' by 2' so I can either use it for the flowering room or split it for both flowering and vegetative. When you say aero/nft system do you mean the flowering setup?
I am in college right now but in a week I will have two weeks off for break, which I can just work more to come up with the extra money.
So Stink what is my best option? Right now I just want to do everything simple and cheap because it is my first grow, and I am using this as a learning experience.
Can I use the flowering setup from start to finish?
You really inspired me. The word Aeroponic is scary especially for someone starting out, but I feel confident that I can be successful after reading your guide.
Hey Crazy, here's my toughts on it from the sounds of your set up. Stink, let me know what you think, and please correct me if I'm wrong.
Maybe crazy you could split your closet. Build the veg unit on one side,and put it under your floros. The veg unit should be fairly inexpensive to build, and it will be able to take you several atleast 6 weeks into the grow, from seed or clone.
Then in the 6 weeks same some cash and build one of the small 6 site aero/nft (flower systems) You put this on the other side of your closet, and transfer the plants over when you take clones. You could probably easily modify the systems dimensions just a bit so that the res sat under the trays, in order to save space.
I don't know what do you think about that stink? Raising the trays up a bit, and positioning the res undernieth them. Change the plumbing just a bit, but it could make the system a bit more closet friendly, or just floor space friendly in general. Just a thought.
Thundercats Grooooooooow is back up and alive, come on over and check things out! New strains, fresh buds, and good times.
Ballasts are pretty much all the same. They are all good as long as you don't get the bottom of the line. The new electronic ballasts are the best but they cost an arm and a leg!
That right there will take care of you for the next 6-8 weeks. Then when you get some money buy your HPS and build a small flower system.
My Aeroponic system is actually a lot easier to grow with than soil.
I just got a hard-on.