check out that lst grow, only about a month and a bit in, yours sounds pretty sweet!
i just got diamond nectar and flora nectar. hopefully i start to see some improving growth. do those two things help the weight of the flower? or just flavor and nutrient uptake? if not, any suggestions for weight? and unfortunately i dont have a journal, im going to start one next grow. i just checked my ppm with EVERYTHING in the reservoir and it was only at 450 so im chillin!
yeah i defintely noticed that their nutrients are waaaay too high. the first week of feeding i burnt my ladies to shit! so while im using my floraseries 3 part, i should also use diamond nectar for the humic acid? and then the floranectar for the sweetner. sounds good! and with that line up i should see some significant growth and what not? awesome. another question; when i use all three parts for my reservoir the ppm is already super high so will adding the other ingredient increase it alot? or should i lower the 3 part a little bit so i can have some room with the ppm when adding the nectars
what kind of other additives do you suggest for me to improve my grow in ANY way?
Im using GH FloraSeries
Sorry for all the messages haha, i keep seeing other questions. I would recommend you grow out your seeds in soil and your next harvest you go hydroponic. There's no point in randomly choosing a seed to put in soil. Put them all in soil and keep the best one or two as your mother and harvest the rest. Once you have a mother that is healthy, you take clones. That's a wholeee new thing to deal with. One i'll actually be doing for my first time in about a week. Maybe that grow journal will show you how to take them!
Grow journals are great! I may or may not know somebody who knows somebody whose dog humped the leg of another person who has a journal of their first grow too! But if you're as paranoid as I am about getting caught then you'd probably use a different log in name and a proxy! This one looks pretty interesting!
This is a reflector with a glass top and vent openings on both sides. This traps the heat in the reflector and immediately vents it out of the room and constantly brings in cool air from within the room. You put the same size fan on one side and suck the air through ducting. Veg room needs the same thing unfortunately. You could *probably* get away with just reflector fans and an oscillating fan for the veg room.
Now as for ventilation, you need to vent for two reasons and unfortunately, in a space of that size you're gonna need 2 separate vents. The link you showed me is great for the flowering room. In flower, the plants are large enough that they transpire a LOT of water. This normally isn't a big deal during veg because the plants don't have any flowers. In the flowering room, if the humidity gets over 60% you're risking budrot. That sucks! If you've heard of botrytis (most commonly heard with wine) then you know what budrot is. So, that fan system is great for removing your humidity. It will help with your heat as well, but you really need to vent the source of the heat. That's the hoods. Buy a reflector that can be air cooled.
hey awnox. there are dual use mh/hps ballasts and they're not that much more expensive. the system i linked you is only metal halide but a quick search will find plenty of dual systems on ebay. I personally don't believe you'll need these however, and this is why. To begin with germinating your seeds, the preferred method of lighting is fluorescent. Go to home depot or lowe's and get a little cfl bulb. Seedlings don't need much light and they're tender enough that a 400w might damage them. You would have to have 2 feet separating your seeds from a 400w. Cfl's go 2-6 inches away from the seedlings. Weeks 1-4 you light with a cfl. weeks 4-8 you light with a metal halide. This is a blue spectrum light which stimulates the growth of stems and leaves. weeks 8 to harvest you light with an hps. This is a red spectrum which stimulates flower production. as you can see, the times when you switch lights are also when you change rooms. You'll only need one of each
Wait you're not saying 2 lights for veg and two for flower are you? Get 1 250 mh and 1 250 hps or 400 if you prefer and that's all you will need. Just with a decent reflector. I've never ordered from them, and wow does that look complicated. I would seriously recommend buying a ballast that is already put together. I don't mess around with electric. Often times, online hydroponic stores will do deals on ebay for their items. Here is an entire system from htg supply for 120 bucks. That's a good price. http://www.ebay.com/itm/250-watt-MH-...item5d26e99081