First indoor grow. The Red

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by The Red, Dec 4, 2012.

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    The Red

    The Red Active Member

    I am new to this site but plan on staying for quite some time; this is my first post. I have a small grow box (2'x2'x2') using cfls. I am using the cfl's and cardboard box because of money and stealth issues. I'm on day 7 today and just wanted to know what you guys thought about my grow. I'm planning on building a better one in the near future and finishing up the grow in there. And sorry for such low quality, I'm using my dell webcam. The last 2 pictures were taken just now.

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    GreenFringers

    GreenFringers Member

    looks ok to me m8 i'm in the same boat STEALTH....im using an old side cabnet for mine with cfls 3x90watts and 2x100watts and a pc fan for the freash air i veg mine for three weeks then i top it and flip it 2 12/12 for flower im just under 2 weeks of flowering seeing hairs and its looking ok i would be a bit worried ov fire in that box u said u are making another one when u do try and make it safe due to fire ok m8 RESPECT...to stealth....some pic's ov mine.... View attachment 2430318 View attachment 2430319 View attachment 2430320
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    The Red

    The Red Active Member

    Yours is looking good, and thank you for the tips. I positioned the pc fan near the power strip to maximize heat reduction, but fire has been a fear of mine. In the pictures it shows 6 bulbs when I'm normally using 4 (not using the middle set). I am using the 6 now because I have the "door" to the box open with a decently powerful fan blowing into the box to strengthen the stalks of the plants. I have been doing this for about 6 hours a day then switching back to stealth mode.
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    GreenFringers

    GreenFringers Member

    u said u have the power strip inside the box i would try and put it outside. due to the plug set up i guess u don't live in the uk i used the plug set up which each light has it's own cable and plug set so the plugs and cable are on the outside just a bit of cable go's threw the top ov the cabnet im not dissing your grow box it just would be a bit safer and not so hot for the plug set......nice.
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    The Red

    The Red Active Member

    Yea I will probably do that on my next box. Yet again thanks for your help.
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    DaBong

    DaBong Well-Known Member

    Looks like you're off to a good start .... good luck with it ;)
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    grorite

    grorite Well-Known Member

    here is mine made from an old dresser running 400 actual watts did wonders i harvest a few grams shy of 3 ozs from the one on the right the other is still going should be another 2 ozs
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    The Red

    The Red Active Member

    Damn your shit looks nice, and thanks DaBong!
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    grorite

    grorite Well-Known Member

    thanks man it was my first cfl grow been growing outdoors for years tho getting my 600 hid setup for this run
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    Slipon

    Slipon Well-Known Member

    am I the only one that see tinfoil, cardboard, and small transparent cups as pot`s ?
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    grorite

    grorite Well-Known Member

    haha i saw too yeah lose the cardbord or the only smoke you will se is from your house burning down also light is no good for roots so cover that up also foil will create hotspots i wouldnt worry so much with cfl tho
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    The Red

    The Red Active Member

    Nope I think everyone see's that. I built this for like 60 bucks. And are you having fun coming to the newbie section to talk shit? The see through cups were to see root development and they will be transplanted.
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    grorite

    grorite Well-Known Member

    dont get mad at him hes alot of help and im sure he was just trying to help you so dont get butt hurt
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    Alexander Supertramp

    Alexander Supertramp Well-Known Member

    Welcome to RIU. Nice start as long as you dont burn the house down. Ditch the cardboard box ASAP...
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    The Red

    The Red Active Member

    Well it didn't seem like he was helping. I just want people to realize how little money I spent on this, it is a learning experience for me.
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    grorite

    grorite Well-Known Member

    i hear ya man i only had about 50 bucks into my cfl box
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    DaBong

    DaBong Well-Known Member

    Yeah you got to have thick skin around here. A lot of people like to troll this site and act like they are " all that " when in fact they are just noobs themselves. Don't worry too much about it ;)

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