3000 watt CFL Garden

Discussion in 'CFL / Fluorescent Lighting' started by Shaun420man, Jul 2, 2008.

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    Shaun420man

    Shaun420man Active Member

    Well, I use CFL's because They are safer for my particular setup. They work great for me. My last harvest was 4 oz of cured bud off of one plant grown fully from CFL's Use the general rule of thumb . Lumens per sq ft. Keep in mind CFL's do not penetrate well so only the top 14 - 20 inches gets good bud. At this moment I have 4 5 foot sativas with 900 actual wattage on the canopy and 100 watts from each side (for under canopy) 3000 watt equiv.

    They vegged wayyyy too long, I ran into a spider mite prob at an early age and did not want to flower until i eradicated. So I have monsters now.
    THey are fighting eachother for space in a 3 foot by 4 foot area in 5 gal buckets of soil. Things I have Learned. Grow more plants smaller!
    ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS PH your water!
    Never NEVER get greedy with NUTES!
    Bringing in another plant is like unprotected sex, you want spider mites? Dip it in some insecticidal soap and monitor it for a few days first!
    WATER IS LIFE BLOOD proper water is a must
    I will soon post pics of my budding fems
    I guess a minimum of 2oz per plant
    a maximum of 4 oz per plant
    one more thing
    to get maximum size buds you need to keep the lights half an inch from the leaves, pain in the ass when your girls grow 2 to 3 inches a day. now the buds double in size every night i swear.
    So for anyone that says cfl's produce popcorn buds, I disagree. The grower creates popcorn buds. I see baseball bat like colas. Give me a few days to get batteries for cam. These pics are from my last harvest.

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    On3Tim3OnLy

    On3Tim3OnLy Well-Known Member

    Yh looking sweet dude ...Keep it U^^P
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    raeman1990

    raeman1990 Well-Known Member

    looking good, i thought you had 3000 of ACTUAL watts, that would be a waste of money,

    but you are doing cfl growing a good thing, show them HID assholes who can grow some dank!!
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    RolliePollie

    RolliePollie Well-Known Member

    Very nice man!!
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    Shaun420man

    Shaun420man Active Member

    Wait till i get new pics today and you see my current harvest lol
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    On3Tim3OnLy

    On3Tim3OnLy Well-Known Member

    what you already cut down the harvest
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    Shaun420man

    Shaun420man Active Member

    no i wait till trich's are amber
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    On3Tim3OnLy

    On3Tim3OnLy Well-Known Member

    o kk Yh i do 50/50 white/amber
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    Shaun420man

    Shaun420man Active Member

    maybe you can help me identify strain and flower time left when i post pics :)
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    caddyluck

    caddyluck Well-Known Member

    lookin real good.....
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    On3Tim3OnLy

    On3Tim3OnLy Well-Known Member

    well like i said i go off trich's when 50% of the white hairs go to amber...
    And when you but the seed it tells you the flowering time ....like 6-7 / 8-9 / 9-12 weeks flowering only 12/12 and i mostly allway\z do 4 weeks vegging mayb 5
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    Shaun420man

    Shaun420man Active Member

    Some bagseed i got from some dank as hermie kind nugs...Im going to go get batteries for cam now now bbiab
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    Shaun420man

    Shaun420man Active Member

    OK heres the new pics :) all here the clone box the veg box and the massive 1000 watt flower rack

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    caddyluck

    caddyluck Well-Known Member

    :blsmoke: nice...... nice , me likey :hump:
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    On3Tim3OnLy

    On3Tim3OnLy Well-Known Member

    Yh they are looking good.!!
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    Shaun420man

    Shaun420man Active Member

    Budding Nicely.. I over fed at week 3 flushed and recovered nicely. I will only use straight 6.8 water. Try to starve them of nitrogen now

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    Shaun420man

    Shaun420man Active Member

    THe clones look awesome! Ready to flower almost
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    SiKkiNSaNe

    SiKkiNSaNe Active Member

    WOW awesome grow set up. CFL's FTW
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    ghostsamurai25

    ghostsamurai25 New Member

    Love your grow. I have a question for you, when you say dont be greedy with nutes what exactly do you mean?
    Dont be light on them or dont over do it?
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    techhead420

    techhead420 Well-Known Member

    LOL, uh yeah....because everyone who uses more efficient HID is an asshole.

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