My first grow!

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by Brosgrows, Dec 8, 2018.

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    Brosgrows

    Brosgrows New Member

    I was wondering how much I could yield with 600w light. This is my first grow and here are my specs I haven’t started yet and need some pointers so all help is awesome. When I do start I plan to post pictures and start a grow journal for pointers and help and for everyone to come for my adventure.

    Genetics
    Dinafem
    Gorilla

    Grow medium and nutes
    I am growing in soil or a soiless medium (haven’t decided need help)!
    I am using Remo nutes
    Grow
    Bloom
    Micro
    Magnifical
    I’m using a 20 gal fabric pot for one and 2x 10 gal pots for the other 2
    Lighting
    I am vegging with a 600w MH fusion bright bulb
    Also using the same brand ballast. I’m using a wing reflector (also same brand)
    I’m blooming with a 600w super hps fusion bright bulb
    Feel free to look it up
    Grow space
    I have a whole room I can dedicate but I want to buy a grow tent or build one I do not have a plan for ventilation yet but I do have an ac and it is the winter. Using a wing reflector will be hard in terms of controlling heat during the summer so I also need some pointers here

    Grow technique
    I’m using the manifold method
     
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    Hugo Phurst

    Hugo Phurst Well-Known Member

    First few grows, go soil, it's the most forgiving medium for when you fuck up. I recommend a "Pro" grade potting soil.
    Start with only a few plants so you don't get overwhelmed.
    A flat white paint works well in a grow room.
    600w HPS is fine for a 4x4 tent, if you want to go bigger, you'll need more light. For example I had 1,600W MH & HPS in a 4x8 tent and it was....adequate.
    You will need air flow, ventilation and odour control, a carbon filter/fan is a must.


    Have fun
     
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    Brosgrows

    Brosgrows New Member

    I live in Canada and a pro grade potting soil like fox farms (which recently I’ve seen has been getting shitty reviews) it’s ridiculously expensive, I’ve herd brands like promix have a few mixes that work well, I’ll look around but shouldn’t be too hard and I have air flow down just not venting
     
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    yellowrx03

    yellowrx03 Well-Known Member

    I grow both hydro [DWC] and in soil. I use fox farm soil and had no problems. But yes start off with soil and you definitely want to get some ventilation and odor control. And as far as yield goes. Since it's your first grow dont expect much. It's more of a learning experience with the whole process of growing from getting your set up to germinating seeds to temps ,nutes, soil drying and curing all goes into play. I'd say gather as much info as you can. That way you can dial everything in and get the max yield for your next grow.
     
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    promedz

    promedz Well-Known Member

    i think a Pro mix hp qualifies also
     
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    jcloud777

    jcloud777 Active Member

    I never ran promix, im running fox farms ocean forest. The plants needed extra magnesium. Go ahead try promix some people use it. On Amazon fox farms ocean forest is cheap. I would suggest roots organics though. It's also on amazon. Im try roots organics my next run.
     
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    Brosgrows

    Brosgrows New Member

    I’ve already been doing a lot of research and I’ve grown a plant before but never indoors so it’ll be new for me so nutes shouldn’t be the hardest but temps and should no one lives in the house I am using I could use ona gel it’s just not in my budget to get a carbon filter or exhaust fan but I can get it later in the grow, germinating the seeds should go through like flying colours
     
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    Brosgrows

    Brosgrows New Member

    It’s really expensive in Canada, on amazon it’s the shipping it’s like $80
     
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    Palmerrdgrower

    Palmerrdgrower Well-Known Member

    I have been using pro mix bx for years. Most places have 107 ltrs for between 35 and 45 dollars. Canadian tire even has it. I never used anything else so I can’t compare
     
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    raratt

    raratt Well-Known Member

    You can always mix together your own "supersoil" https://www.growweedeasy.com/organic-super-soil
    You can adjust quantities to the amount you need to make. I used Kelloggs raised bed potting mix from Lowes. It has a lot of the ingredients of supersoil (bat guano, kelp meal, pearlite, etc)
     
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    Natethenewb

    Natethenewb Active Member


    I'm looking at that same light kit but the 400w , what's the quality like ? , I've yet to see any reviews on it sadly and I don't want to jump the gun and end up with one of the amazon quality ones lol.
     
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    Palmerrdgrower

    Palmerrdgrower Well-Known Member

    If it’s a magnetic ballast it’s great quality. And I would use a mh for veg and a hps for flower
     
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    Natethenewb

    Natethenewb Active Member

    The Fusionbright ones a digital ,the company claims it runs 15% cooler than others & heat is a bit of an issue for me atm due to lack of funds more or less.
    I'm a dumbass that dove head first into this endeavor without proper research first & even managed to buy a laughable led only to find out I wasted $$ . so I'm back stepping and trying to do my research before I waste more $$ on a new light lol .thanks in advance for any info its greatly appreciated.
     
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    raratt

    raratt Well-Known Member

    I would look into a 315 CMH, it has a wide enough spectrum that it can be used for veg and flower. Less power/heat and no changing bulbs for flower, or replacing 2 when the time comes.
     
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    Natethenewb

    Natethenewb Active Member

    I seen one that caught my eye on the same site as the fusion bright set. Think it was 239$? Then the step up was 500$ or something went past that one fairly quickly as its out of my current range .
    I like the sound of less heat though. Being my first time fire is a huge paranoia lol. Hard wired smoke detector connected to the one outside my bedroom. Was the very first thing I put money into lol.
     
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    raratt

    raratt Well-Known Member

    Just changing over to a ducted hood (or two) with a filter and exhaust fan would help greatly in controlling heat.
     
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    Natethenewb

    Natethenewb Active Member

    Got a 400w magnetic / and a bat wing setup for 175 tax included so I couldn't beat that . local shop hooked me up ,
    very happy. Beat the online price and didn't have to wait for shipping .
    Next step a better fan than my old tower fan ,it's in an Open basement until I get my hands on a tent but guess I'll need better cooling when that rolls around
     
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    Brosgrows

    Brosgrows New Member

    The quality of the light is suburb I’d say it might be the best bang for you’re buck in terms of ordering online and going a cheaper or possibly the cheapest route when using a 600w
     
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    Hugo Phurst

    Hugo Phurst Well-Known Member

    You can get stuff like this at a nursery, garden center etc. Usually between $25 & $35.

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    Brosgrows

    Brosgrows New Member

    Alright thanks man I’m starting my grow soon so it’s gonns be great with all this info and stuff I can’t wait for these girls to come to life
     
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