⚠︎ Brother OneHitDone Gone VERTICAL ⇪

Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by OneHitDone, Apr 21, 2016.

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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    I guess it's time to introduce myself over here in the Vertical Growing section of the forum. Typically I have been lurking around in the "LED and Other" section of the site but I have decided to give some vertical growing a try. I am always keeping my eye on the other lighting techs but for getting things rolling I will be using all HID for now. Waiting on you @ttystikk to show us if cobs are the way for vertical!

    Ok, I went from a 3x4 multi-level veg / pre-flower box with a dedicated final flower 5x5 which will now be a 4x5x8ft tall single level veg with a 5x5x8ft tall final flower box.
    My plan is to have 4 vert monsters in the 5x5 at any given time. Staggering my timing so 2 will be harvested approximately monthly and two new vegged up beasts swapped in.

    So it will be 6 big ass DWC plant sites. I will be using 10gal Rubbermaid Brute Waste Bins for my dwc modules.
    2 cans with plants and a 3rd as a controller for each pair of plants. That gives me 23gal of nutrient for 2 plants.
    This way I can gave independent control of the solution of each pair of plants depending on where they are in there stage of growth - veg, early flower, finishing, etc.

    I am running a 600W Hortilux Blue MH for veg hung vertical in kitbashed china cool tube made into a heat extractor vert top hat. I know the Horti Blue is not supposed to operate vertically but I am trying it anyways o_O

    At this stage I am still constructing and have not gutted out my flower box for reworking till the current harvest comes down. I will be running a pair of cool tubes stacked vertically with 600W Hortilux Super HPS's.
    I want to be able to fully manage heat and have no need for a/c with the location I am at.

    Veg DWC fully set up tonight and need to get working on my trellises. I plant to pull the lid with trellis from the veg dwc and slap it right on over to the flower box when the time comes

    Here's a few pics of this mess getting rolling :bigjoint:

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah- they're the way, all right.

    Ignoring the manufacturer's recommendations about lamp mounting and orientation invites spectrum shift and early lamp failure.
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    First 2 trellises built and will start training these ladies onto them tomorrow.
    I built the trellises so that I can fold the outsides forward in case I want them to be more circular once moved into the flower box. Want to get all them nuggies as equal distance to the lamps as possible come bloom time :bigjoint:
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Awwwww shit- there goes da neighborhood!

    Lol
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Check out what went on at my crib today, thread link in my sig line.
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    The girls have taken well to their first trellis training and are off to a nice start
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    A little update: things are rolling along flawlessly in veg.
    Although, I am not used to removing this much material in veg lol
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    They are taking shape to the trellises nicely
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    Less than a week and my flower box will be empty and the rework to vert will begin in there. Can't wait to see the results first hand of flowering a whole vertical trellis canopy!
     
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    Joe Blows Trees

    Joe Blows Trees Well-Known Member

    I'm Sub'd to see a vertical grow. Looks interesting.
     
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    Chillin chillin

    Chillin chillin Well-Known Member

    Nice, can't wait
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    5x5 has been gutted and the conversion to vertical is under way.
    Gonna get the dwc set up first and work on a home brewed vertical light mover.
    The plan now is to run a single 1000W Super HPS (or maybe some other lamp) with Hortilux Platinum ballast and moved the lamp up and down approx. 18" or so to get a nice coverage on the trellises and avoid hot spots.
    Should be interesting :hump:
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    Vnsmkr

    Vnsmkr Well-Known Member

    Cool man. I'm tagging along here
     
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    kiwipaulie

    kiwipaulie Well-Known Member

    How you planning to do the light mover?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I thought about this and I'd decided on moving it 3 feet in a 4' trellis.
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    I have an idea using a bbq rotisserie motor and some cable and pulleys. Bare lamp and a cord doesn't weigh shit so I think one of the high torque specials should do the trick.
    The lamp centered on the trellis will throw light all over. My thinking is to move the high intensity center of the lamp up and down to get more uniform density and avoid hot spots.

    Who says a 600W Hortilux Blue won't work vert bare bulb style? :hump:
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    kiwipaulie

    kiwipaulie Well-Known Member

    Let us know how you do it when its done. I just cant see how it would work.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Look up 'Light Rail'. Place a pulley at each end of one, directly over the middle of your silo. You can hang a bare bulb socket from each one of you want two silos adjacent to one another or just put a counterweight on the end you won't use. Attach a piece of cord to the carrier of the light mover, through the pulleys and attach the light cord to one end and counterweight to the other end. Plug the Light Rail into the same timer as that controlling your lights and ¡voila! Instant vertical light mover!
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    As for the circular style, you'll need an old mountain bike...
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Make sure your chosen lamp is rated for vertical operation. I've run across a few that aren't.
     
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