Apartment Grow

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by New Age United, May 22, 2018.

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    New Age United

    New Age United Well-Known Member

    I am creating this tread so I can log my growing from the beginning and through years to come let's hope. I live in a 1 bedroom apartment I'm single with no kids so if you're in the same boat as I am and want to grow 8-16oz every 8 weeks then you should definitely follow this thread as I show you what I'm doing; it's gonna be a learning curve for both of us.

    I have grown 4 or 5 years total over the past 15 years both indoor and out, tried many different strains. For my first cycle I will be growing Northern Lights from Royal Queen Seeds and I have a Blueberry freebie by Canuk Seeds. I will be growing in 2 tents one 4×4 and one 3×3, both will be in my bedroom where they fit nicely in the corner but certainly do not leave much space in the room. I plan on vegging and drying in the 3×3 and flowering in the 4×4, I will flip after 4 weeks veg and use the 3×3 for the first two weeks of flower and then 2 weeks dry time and the last 8 weeks of flower will be in the 4×4, I will grow my seedlings for two weeks under cfl's outside of the tents. I should be able to crop between 8 and 16oz every 8 weeks.

    I bought the 4×4 first so that I can start some outdoor as well. I will be growing in soil under 600w HID in both tents. May look into hydro down the road just don't have any experience so I wanna stick with what I know for the first crop. I will do my best to log every detail along the way such as the soils, fertilizers and nutes I'm using, how much of each, and will definately do some smoke and yield reports on each strain. Stay tuned
     
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    New Age United

    New Age United Well-Known Member

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    The beginning
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    do you have maintenance men in your apartment?

    changing filters, etc...
     
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    New Age United

    New Age United Well-Known Member

    I know the maintenance man and he smokes and wouldn't rat me out. But they have to give me 24 hrs notice before entering unless it's an emergency. My buddy lives right up the road these tents are very easy to assemble and disassmble.
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    just asking. i've grown in apartments and have had the maintenance guys in there without me being home. same thing, notice was given, etc...

    i grew in a cabinet back in the day, lol, before tents were around. i reinforced it and put a 55 gallon fishtank on top of it to cover up the fans and hydro bubbles.

    lots of bubbles and filter action on the fishtank.

    i have literally had friends/family leaning on the cabinet looking at the fishy's. they had no idea there were 5-6 oz under their noses, lol...

    good luck
     
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    JSB99

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    The problem I see is exhausting the hot air outside. You might not be able to easily conceal all the ducting. Plus, the fans are going to make some noise. An alternative, though an expensive one, is to go LED. I'm not there yet, but I live in a house, in a legal state (Oregon). I'm going to be going that route in the future though.
     
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    New Age United

    New Age United Well-Known Member

    Yes I c9nsidered led but I'm a little hesitant bc I've had such great success with HID I can trust that it's gonna produce. My buddy has the exact same set up at his house and has not had any issues with heat so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
     
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    New Age United

    New Age United Well-Known Member

    Black Bag Promix will be my main soil mixed with about 15% sheep manure for veg
     

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    JSB99

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    Sheep manuer??? That's some stinky shit there :)
     
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    New Age United

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    Ok so this is how I set up my fan and filter. I think if I draw the air into the tent from the opposite side of the tent and open my window a few times a day it will be alright. Wdyt @JSB99
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    that filter setup should work...
     
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    New Age United

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    The tent is up and running. Here are some of my outdoor starting to pop up. I know it's late but we're gonna have a bunch so I don't want to lug 1 gallon plants 2 km in the woods so it worked out well for us. The light is only running at 50%; this is not the light that came with the tent just so you know.
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    Silvio Dante

    Silvio Dante Member

    I am UK based and grow in a flat (apartment) using an identical tent to the one you have. I just vent the heat back into the gaffe and leave all my doors open to various rooms and the windows on ventilation.

    The end result is an off-set on my winter heating bills and natural dissemination of the heat outside through 6 different windows. The exhaust is obviously carbon filtered so the air is sweet as a nut, no odour problems as long as the tent remains in good condition.

    As ever the real drawback is being in a rented property, periodic inspections are a right old pain in the crack. As ever, 24 hours notice is the minimum legal requirement under UK housing law, but the tenant retains the right to refuse all entry anyway regardless of this statutory notice period. Luckily for me, I have a lockable attic to cram all the ladies into on the day of the inspection, and then out they all come again. My letting agent is a fat lady who is never ever going to try and climb an attic ladder - I call that a result.

    The principal drawback is the manual labour involved in deconstructing the entire bloody rig for one day and then putting it all back together in the evening as quickly as I can so I don't upset by girls.

    I can only comment on UK law, but it may interest you to know that if an agent or other party has entered your property without the correct notice in contravention of your Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment in the Housing Act, and discovers a cannabis farm - good luck getting that to stand up in a court of law as two wrongs do not make a right. They never should have been there in the first place, so the case won't even make it to court let alone get thrown out.

    Sources (Legally Trained)

    Your first and only word to any authoritative visitors?

    WARRANT. See you later coppers.
     
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    New Age United

    New Age United Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info Sylvio. My main concern would be getting kicked out of my building here in Canada the most I would get is a $1200 fine no jail time so ya it would suck but not the end of the world.
     
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    gjs4786

    gjs4786 Well-Known Member

    Why is that even possible. People don't know when they're gettin' shafted. This went through a vote somewhere, ya know. Not to get political about it...No one will ever believe you in 10 years....
     
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    Silvio Dante

    Silvio Dante Member

    Why is what possible?
     
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    JSB99

    JSB99 Well-Known Member

    A better setup would be to mount the filter inside the tent, from the tent's ceiling poles. Then, use your fan after the filter. You want to draw the air into the filter rather than blowing air through it. The reason you want to mount it up high is because that's where all the heat accumulates. What you want to do is draw air from the bottom of the tent so that it passes through your plants on the way up to the filter. This helps with temps and circulation. Pushing air is also less efficient than drawing it.

    Also, you want to shorten your flexible duct to the least amount possible. Ducting effects performance. Your best setup would be to hang the filter and fan in the tent with a short length of duct to connect them. Then, have a short length of duct going out of one of the top vents. If you can mount your fan outside of the tent, it's even better, as the fan creates heat and adds that to the tent, if mounted inside.
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Hope you have a dehumidifier or you are going to wake in a swamp one morning.
     
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    New Age United

    New Age United Well-Known Member

    Ok thanks for the advice I did try to mount it inside but all I had was steel twine and it was a sob trying to get the fan and filter to stay together even with tape. I will try again once I get some industrial zip ties. I like the idea of mounting it outside I think I'll try to figure something out.
     
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    New Age United

    New Age United Well-Known Member

    Ya it already is a little humid in the room and there's not even any plants in there yet. I have an air exchanger/conditioner/dehumidifier at my buddies house I'll have to take it back.
     
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