5KW indoor medi grow in the
The Grow Room forums; Hey guys so heres the setup.. i have 12 plants in #10 and #15 pots. plants that i "felt" they ...
5KW indoor medi grow
Hey guys so heres the setup.. i have 12 plants in #10 and #15 pots. plants that i "felt" they wanted the larger pots got them. im using piddie pools as water sausers since they dont sell a size locally that fits my needs o.0 or atleast not for a reasonable price. for 20$ these work amazing and no spills.
i have a 11 x 9 ft room i am using 6 x 10 ft of with a 8 plant SCRoG and a 5x5 section of 4 plants in the room. the remaining 1/4th is the doorway and a sheet of panda cuts the diagonal to help make a walk in after the door.
the lighting is 3 hoods with 1KW hps each over the SCroG directing light down, and a free hanging MH bulb, and a free hanging HPS bulb. the 2 free hanging bulbs spread light at canapy level in a 360. the 5x5 also has its own hood and a 1KW hps pointed at it.
so the total room can really pump the watts, room for 7200KW but my 12,000 btu A/C can only maintain 4600. the remaining lights are on timers to switch on for 30 min at a time for a boost of lumens.
the veg time was about 2 months. soil is FFOF, nutes are a bit of a mix though and im using a mix of fox farm, roots orgainics, and big bug, bud candy, overdrive, and molasses. the nutes are a bit of a weak point since its not a lineup i can repeat, just what i have on hand.
i just flipped them to flower these are week 1 pics, im mid week 2 now. any request for new pics/bud shots will be filled when lights come on =)
Nice plants, they're gonna be quite large lol.
thanks random, im hoping the screen keeps that sideo out of the lights but the 5x5 area that is free to grow will require a lot of lst style bending. the plants were mostly 4-5 ft tall exept the one you see i used a crate to even the canopy.
Originally Posted by a random screen name
looks great. get yourself a nice AC so you can run those lights all the time, i dont think those bulbs coming on every so often is going to be efficient as far yield/electricity. happy growing
i just bought a 250$ 12,000 btu window unit. it was the most powerful costco sold. that was to replace the best one i could find at walmart. im considering cutting a hole in the door and using a portable a/c to allow even more cold air; however, i dont feel like doing room construction during flower. next cycle i can just put in one less plant and ill have room to put in 2 window units and save myself troubles.
Originally Posted by patrickkawi37
at this point im not worried about g/watt ratios, those "on/off" lights are positioned for quality reasons (bud density and trich production) and the "on" lights are focused on making a good footprint. maybe the plants will gain from the bursts more then not having them at all is all
some shots of the room and how i have it set up. the buds are nearly 3 weeks old with 5-7 left depending on the plant. the hood with 2 bulbs is nice for added penetration and i think the plants like it when i have both on.
the tube is a 9mil a friend made for me recently
cheapest upgrade is 950$ like i said, what i have burning is plenty. i have 47 watts/sq ft on all the time. the other is simply EXTRA on on top of that taking it up to 84 watts/ sqft, and its doing great temp wise how i have it. a investment like that is not even logical if it isent needed.
Originally Posted by patrickkawi37
I ended up not gettin the mini split only because I found a window unit for cheap cheap, and I'll be caulking up the inside to make it as airtight as possible. I also saw that the way it work is just like the mini split. Just compact.
the wall units just dont run efficiently for electric is what i meant, and having lights come on and off isnt using it efficiently because i think they use most electricity when firing up, not positive on that though. i saved over a hundred a month with my electric bill because the mini split works as a dehumidifier as well so i was able to cut out one of my dehumidifiers. and my co2 bottles last longer. the savings stack up quick, and you would get more weight from running the 5 lights all the time. just throwin you some advise, no need to bite my head off, very "logical" investment. i gave my 14.5k btu wall unit away for free as soon as my mini split was hooked up, there is no comparison.