Growing In a Fish Tank

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by Veina, Sep 20, 2006.

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    Veina

    Veina Active Member

    alright first off i already got seedlings and planted them in my 80 Gal fish tank filled half way with soil. well its ben extly 2 days after i put the seedlings in the soil. I have 2-65 wat swirly flourcesent bulbs ontop of a screen for fishtanks like for lizards and shit. I water them at 7 am and 4 pm every day.
    Today I added a heatlamp ontop of my closet were i keep the tank btw and it seems like that helped the plants sprout , grow even faster.
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    rollitup

    rollitup Forum Admin Staff Member

    pictures ?
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    Charlie. [newb]

    Charlie. [newb] Active Member

    isnt it true if you water to much they start to get unhealthy. just asking. =/
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    Veina

    Veina Active Member

    pictures real soon. umm i water it at 7am and 4 pm and im giving constant light untill a week or two before i give them 22 on 2 off and i dunno aboutthe watering to much part the fish tank keeps them moist and i spray the plants sometimes to give them more moisture. any other questions? andi got one question fore anyone here. when can i start putting plant growth shit on the soil?
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    Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Nazi Mod from Hell

    I almost didnt answer this but I have to stop you now.

    You are on the road of doom. You need to let the soil dry out some between waterings. Over watering will rot the roots and your plant will turn yellow and die. Second and probably the most important, how is your excessive water going to drain out. You know the little holes that are on the bottom of a flower pot? Those are there for a reason. I would suggest to get some real flower pots and transplant you plants in there. Keep as much of the original soil as you can on the roots. Make sure you water well after the transplant.

    No offence but the next time someone ask if its cool to grow in a fish tank... I think im gonna go punch an old lady.
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    Sublime757

    Sublime757 Well-Known Member

    and after your punch, i will follow up with a round house kick to her chest
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    Veina

    Veina Active Member

    well ty and i already planede that im just wating for them to grow a little b4 i move them to jiffy pots FTW!
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    m420

    m420 Well-Known Member

    You'd be better off moving them now like widow said. You need drainage! Otherwise you'll get mold and unhealthy roots. Plus the fish tank is a bad idea. Too much heat is bad/humidity. Shoot for 70-80 degrees f. Also, how are you going to ventilate in there? Weed plants always seem to start off great, but after that first week you'll start to see what we mean if you don't make the proper adjustments. You shouldn't need to water them more than once every other day at first and when they get older only once or twice a week. And don't use nutes for the first two weeks. Let them get healthy first. Loose the tank or get some fish. Good luck and keep us posted.
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    Sublime757

    Sublime757 Well-Known Member

    do as m420 says, and you could spare an old lady a trip to the hospital
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    Veina

    Veina Active Member

    alright i moved them to pots ty. ya there doing way better now and i only water them onces the soil looks dry. no nutes they seem to be doing fine by them selves. so is there anyneed for tinfoil on the walls because its already like 75 degres in there with all the lights. and any ideas for a vent system. i was thinking about a plastic bag and double wraping them and making like one opening so it doesnt smell.
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    jacgrass420

    jacgrass420 Well-Known Member

    wow man you guys beat the shit outta my grandma.... im suing ur asses:finger: :mrgreen:
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    Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Nazi Mod from Hell

    I poked her in the butt too. Then she took her teeth out and gave me a gummer. lol







    j/k
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    jacgrass420

    jacgrass420 Well-Known Member

    well she said that she didnt even like it...so HA. ok im done this is so many diff kindsa wrong...haha
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    m420

    m420 Well-Known Member

    Veina,
    Please read all of Widow Makers grow guide. It sounds like you can use a little guidance. And stay away from tin foil, it creates hot spots. Use flat white paint instead.
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    skunkushybrid

    skunkushybrid New Member

    Tin foil on the walls is a good reflector of light, you want as much as you can bouncing back into the plants. Adding tin foil shouldn't do much to the temp so long as you have good ventilation.

    Tin foil is good too because it helps to create a sterile environment. Plus it makes things look more scientific.

    Ah, just read m420's post. White paint is good too. Gloss, maybe.
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    Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Nazi Mod from Hell

    They say tin foil makes hot spots. I used to use mylar but now days I just dont worry about it so much. Flat white paint is the best bang for the buck.
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    h20xygen

    h20xygen Well-Known Member

    lol i slowly moved down this post on the first page thinking 'this cant be right surely' but all was saved after Widow Maker started to beat up an old lady, give her 1 for me :)

    oh and edit: I use tin foil, but i guess I cant really say anything until i start growing
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    Sublime757

    Sublime757 Well-Known Member

    use the non shiny side of tin foil to avoid the hot spot syndrome
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    crickitmd

    crickitmd Well-Known Member

    ok so whats better then tin fiol? ive heard of mylar but where can you get? walmart?
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    Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Nazi Mod from Hell

    They sell mylar at grow shops.

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