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Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by KK4IEM, Feb 9, 2018.

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    KK4IEM

    KK4IEM Member

    Any advice welcome

    Setup:
    Passive intake
    2000w led (most likely 900-1000w from what I read online about these lights)
    2x4 tent
    7gal grow bag
    fox farm frog soil
    Technflora starter nutrients kit

    1 critical mass x AK47

    I will be building a SCROG tomorrow

    Thanks everyone on here for helping me get set up
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    vanslyke

    vanslyke Well-Known Member

    Looks tight man! Ill be switching to LED once my current grow is done.
    Ill be following yours for sure to see the results, my tent is roughly same size.
    Good luck man!
     
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

    That seed isn’t is the 7g pot is it?
    Do not start with your end pot .
    Stage up. I usually transplant 3-4 times durning veg before going to 10g at the end.
    Two plants would fill the space faster n easier.

    Do you have any fans ? Air movement inside the tent? Any way to exchange the air in the tent?
     
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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

    Always exciting to get started! Don't need all that light for a lil seedling. I'd use one for now and start out atleast 30" from top, and work your way in.

    Your soil should have enough nutes to get you thru atleast 2 weeks. Uppot again from that point. And you'll most likely never need to use those nutes

    Keep educating and researching and you'll do a mighty fine job.
     
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

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    KK4IEM

    KK4IEM Member

    Thanks everyone for the help and advice. Taking everyone's tips and advice here is where i'm at today.
    1. Added a small clip fan
    2. reworked the exhaust
    3. brought a seed starting kit and started to germinate 3 seeds. (first one dodn't make it planted to deep)
    4. put some what of a air filter on the tent for the passive intake (just enough to keep some junk from getting in)
    5. picked up a bluelab Ph pen "OUCH"
    6.Started building the scrog
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

    You need a PH test solution to check and calibrate the pen. (Monthly)
    This is very important, if you don’t keep up on it , it will bite you. Don’t let it dry out.
    PPM meter is another good tool,

    Bring the RH up too.


    Looks good.
     
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    KK4IEM

    KK4IEM Member

    Yeah I did brought 4.9, 7.0 and storage solution. Man the thing cost a lot!
    What's the best way to bring the RH up?
     
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

    Humidifier
    Or spray water on the dome in the seed started
     
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    KK4IEM

    KK4IEM Member

    Oh my PH is set at 6.2 I thought you was talking about humity
     
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

    Lol, I’m high n answered your question wrong 2 times before I read it right.

    The hash is strong today lol
     
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    Jimmy the vest uk

    Jimmy the vest uk Active Member

    I think 6.2 is a bit low for soil. Someone correct me if I’m wrong but I think it’s gotta be between 6.5 and 7.5. I know i aim for about 6.8 and my run off normally tests at about 6.5
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    After you calibrate your meter

    Test your own water that way you know the ph and ppm before you add nutes.

    This way its easy to know when you need to calibrate :)
     
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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

    6.5 is optimal for all nutrient uptake in soil. Different nutes and micros are best absorbed at that pH. I swing between 6.2 to 6.8.
     
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

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    KK4IEM

    KK4IEM Member

    I started another tent just for germination and veg. The little guys have started to stand up. My 2 questions are
    1. is this too much stretch for a seedling?
    2. When do I transplant them into soil?

    I also did pick up a few smaller pots to put them into before I put them into the 7gal final grow bags.

    Side note: I think I'm hooked already I have 2 2x4 grow rooms and a 4x8 on the way. Also brought a dehumidifier for the weather coming up in a couple of months. The plan it to have a crop every 8 weeks. the first 2x4 will be for germination and cloning. 2nd will be for training and veg and the 4x8 flowering.

    Plan:
    Room 1 2x4
    clone / germinate
    2/3 weeks (until healthy to transplant)

    Room 2 2x4
    4' T5 fixture 6 tubes @6500k
    Veg and train for 4 weeks
    *not sure yet how I will do this with out a scrog or sog net, but I will do my home work and figure it out*

    Room 3 4x8
    3000w led (more like 1500 true watts) 3 100w spreed out
    Veg / Flower
    veg 2 weeks or until sog or scrog is full
    flower to completion

    not sure if 6 week rotation is correct but any advice is welcome

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    not sure if the led shop light is doing any good but I figure why not
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Looks good so far
     
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

    The base of your seeding looks strong, if it looks skinny n weak like it’s goin to fall over is to much stretch. Over the next few days you will get a few more nodes.(sets of leaves) if the distance between them is to far or to short , adjust your light hight to manipulate this stage of growth.
    I’d leave the little guys in there for about a week , give it time to get the root system build up.

    Just because you bought 8 week seeds doesn’t mean they will finish for you in
    8 weeks , 8 weeks is 100% perfect conditions. If you stress them add more time , if to do any training at the start of flower it will add time etc .

    Right now, before you even think of askin
    “Are they done yet?” Go buy a 100x loop.


    If you want continuous bud , why not divide the 4x8 into 2 . Fill half of it , wait 4-5 weeks fill the other side , now your cropping every 4-5 weeks instead of 8-10

    Looks good tho,
     
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    CookieKush

    CookieKush Member

    Good luck with your grow project... Been a big fan of LED for about 2 years now.. was always a HPS guy previously and CFL for cloning rooms.
     
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    KK4IEM

    KK4IEM Member

    So i decided to ditch the 2x4 rooms and go with a 4x8 I had no idea how much bigger the 4x8 would be, It a damn room in my bed room!!! I feel like a little kid playing in a big ass Christmas box :)

    still waiting on the carbon filter and for these little girls to start growing. once again thanks to everyone for the help with this build. I'm still trying to figure out to to put the exhaust and intake

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