Grow Journal #5-12/12 from seed to finish, 400W Grow Cabinet, Hydro & Soil

Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by Spittn4cash, Feb 13, 2008.

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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

    Wassup everybody. Im back.

    after a long break from the site I gotta show U guys what I been working on!

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    aint she purrty?

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    its no different than one of those $1500-$2500 supergrow cabinets, except it only cost me about $200 total to make.


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    the fans I had laying around, I had to re-wire my ballast to make it remote, it sits on top of the grow box.

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    temps usually stays in the mid 80's.

    Im not doing anything for odor control at the moment.
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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

    Heres my arsenal of goodies :-)




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    Ill let the plants tell me what they need, and when to give it to them.

    Some of the stuff I use in hydro, the others I use in the soil (MG).
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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

    Strain:
    Just got my Nirvana Bubbilicious seeds in today. they took exactly 12 days to get here (Ohio, Usa) from amsterdam or wherever they came from. But I was impatient and went ahead and germinated a few bagseeds to grow till they got here. But for now Ill keep these babies rollin, and when theyre about to finish up ill germ a few bubbilicious, pollinate a female and get a shit load of seeds to start up a SoG using bubbilicious.

    of the bagseed:
    I threw 10 beans in a towel, 8 of them sprouted.

    When dealing with bagseeds ur gonna get mutant plants and hermies. its best to get rid of them at the earliest signs of weaker genetics.

    3 of my babies were pulled bcuz of this.
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    ^^the yellowing and browning was due to the fact that I didnt pre-soak my rockwool cubes prior to planting. the debris left in there fucked with the pH and caused shock all across the board for my hydro plants. the strong ones pulled thru and made a quick recovery and stayed around to see another moon!
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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

    I currently have 5 seedlings growing under the 400W HPS. Im very pleased at the results.

    I have 3 of them in Hydro.
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    Theyre just growin in the rockwool cubes and some hydroton. I hand feed them when the rockwool cubes start to lose weight. (i pick them up to see how heavy they are. if they are heavy; then they can go another day without watering. if theyre light; they need water)

    no pumps, no meters, just the pH tester and my arsenal of nukes, I mean nutes ;-)

    and currently I have 2 started in soil.
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    I start them off in Jiffy cubes (the expandable ones that soak water) and as soon as they pop up and drop their shell they go under the 400W HPS. in about 2 or 3 days the roots were sticking outta the jiffy cubes, so thats how I knew they were mature enough to get planted into the Miracle gro. (seedlings must be a certain age before U plant them into any miracle gro brand. if planted too soon the "time released" nutes will kick in too soon and give Ur plants a burn.) I water my seedlings in soil every 4 days.



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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

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    Im doing 12/12 from seed to finish. any questions on this method should first be directed to google. Stop in, pull up a chair and watch the fireworks. ((not literally ))

    :peace:

    edit: forgot to mention the seedlings are only 2 weeks 4 days old. The HPS is supposed to encourage faster growth...well see.
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    dankforall

    dankforall New Member

    What kind of yield do you think you will get with 12/12 from seed? The setup looks nice.
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    LoudBlunts

    LoudBlunts Well-Known Member

    what about if you need to lower the light?
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    dankforall

    dankforall New Member

    I put my seedlings into straight mircle grow soil no problems. I have lots of pictures
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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

    1 gram per watt of light is my goal.

    but ill probably get about an 1-2oz per plant bcuz i dont have much space.

    heres a link on 12/12 from seed from another site. it has tons of info on it. International Cannagraphic Magazine Forums - 12/12 From Seed: A Different Way To Grow


    I guess wouldnt be able to lower the light. but I have UV A & B fluoro tubes that i'd add if I need additional lighting. I was planning on using them later on in flowering to help with the THC production anyways. so if the plants needed em i wouldnt mind throwing them in there early.
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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

    lol u got none in ur gallery. lets see some
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    VictorVIcious

    VictorVIcious Well-Known Member

    WB. It has been a while. Saw Major for a minute the other day. VV
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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

    ^^ I just remembered I can adjust the shelves also, matter of fact I just raised them to the next level which is about 6 inches closer to the light. probably another 1500 lumens or so now that theyre closer to the light.


    wassup VV! ur right it has been a long time. Im still ever so grateful that U helped me get over that bump in the road a little over a yr ago. I can honestly say if it werent for U none of this would be possible. so thanks again. stick around and see how much ive learned in this short time. I think U'll be proud.:blsmoke:
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    likewise

    likewise Active Member

    I got the same cabinet as you do but I got the 3ft one. My only question is whats that white shit on the walls that you're using? The only down side to the cabinet is that it isn't light proof, mines glows in the dark at night. I'm thinking about painting the insides white and using weather stripping for the cracks. Any how i'm gonna subscribe to this thread and see how it goes, wish you the best luck.
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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

    thats white foamboard. I got it from the local office store 4 bux per sheet, it took 4 sheets for the top half. the very first pic gives u an idea of what my stealth problems are like. I dont have every crack and corner covered but thats bcuz I been too lazy to fill em in. I'll get to it eventually.
    stay tuned for the fix.

    so far my only solution has been to run the lights during the day, from 12:30pm-12:30am. I got the air intake hooked up to the window, sucking fresh, rich with co2, cool air in.

    thanks for stoppin by
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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

    Heres a recap of whats been happening.

    these pics are from a few days ago. the plants were looking. everything still green.
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    I wonder if anyone notices anything kinda off with the above plant.

    the other two look pretty much identical
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    and the soil babies...


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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

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    the plants hit a small spurt this past weekend. they were coming to the end of week 2, 12/12 from seed.

    first the soil
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    Hydro- I still hand feed em. but I dont lift the cubes anymore. now I feed em when the cubes begin to feel moist. I gently squeeze em before each feed.
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    Does anybody see what I see with this plant?


    Soil plants before lights out

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    and for those anxious to see whats happening with the bubblicious...

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    raeman1990

    raeman1990 Well-Known Member

    dude it looks good except for the miracle grow soil, that time release stuff SUCKS dont use it, it will nute burn when you add bloom nutes, and it cant be flushed out some harvest time
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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

    day 1 of week 3 I found out the sex of one of my hydro plants.

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    Its got balls. Ill leave him now, and collect pollen later.

    check out the leaf pattern on the plant below.

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    only 3 leaf blades. its definitely mutant genes. I guess I wont be using this as a mother.
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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

    Ooops!

    this is why u shouldnt mess around in ur grow room when ur high.

    I was stoned and decided to update the grow box. I tried attaching one of those dryer vents to the end of the fan, and it fell ontop of one of that 3 leaf'd plant above.

    this is all thats left.

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    and the top half...

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    Spittn4cash

    Spittn4cash Well-Known Member

    thanks4 stoppin by!

    :peace::mrgreen:

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