Which would produce more DO in a DWC?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by JSB99, Jul 5, 2017.

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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Ive seen some manufacturers that "supposedly" push them harder but again come more heat .
    Which in my mind fucks with the low penetration. And the ability to slam that light on them (with a fan of course )
     
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    JSB99

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    For the noobs though, an easy way to think of it is, light is food, and nutes are vitamins.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    This is a good idea .

    Also if you want to keep your mums small till you need them again.

    Can you prune the roots like a bonsai?

    In my root pruning experiment i noticed that the clones that get their roots pruned put off massive lateral fish bone roots.

    But the plant it self has stayed very short and im only using a cheap vipar spectra in my veg area and its way high. I figured it was going to strech for light. But it hasnt yet
     
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    JSB99

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    Exactly!
     
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    JSB99

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    Yep, root pruning is part if keeping mums. But not for about a year, from what I understand.
     
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    JSB99

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    I like to think of floros/CFLs as having lots of HP, but little torque, where as HIDs have HP and lots of torque.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Boom

    I will say though that buds grown under t5 may not be as big as hid but every bit as good
     
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    JSB99

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    I can agree with that :). If I was limited to using T5's, I'd have a whole table of shorties, growing in an SOG/SCROG, and would be just as happy as using HIDs. But COB LEDs are where I'm heading, which should give the best of both worlds!
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Im a fledgling led user lol

    But im planing on trying a build soon
     
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    JSB99

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    Under the indoor sun:

    I think some little monsters are going to be awfully happy :)

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    JSB99

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    I moved the fogger up, so I can get it closer to the plants. Being in the tent, the air is drawn out from the exhaust fan, so it's more difficult to humidify the whole area. But getting the fogger closer puts he fog right under the canopies, and then the air gets drawn up to the exhaust. That means the fog travels through the leaves, and the plants are able to use the extra moisture.

    I have the reservoir with it's back to the fans so they don't interfere with the fog, and blow it away. Right now, the fog hovers for a bit between the buckets. I also covered the reservoir. It was getting a little slimy. I quickly cleaned and sterilized the reservoir. Took just a couple minutes.

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    Holy shit, looks at the size of those fans! It's going to be a battle trying to keep these small LOL! I think when I get them to the right size, I'll raise the T5 hood to around 12" or higher, which should slow them down. If you
    look closely, you can see some accumulating fog at the base of the buckets.
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    JSB99

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    I'm about to FIM these. Looks like I've got 4 tops on each. Should I FIM them all?
    The shoots on the plant on the right look too big, so I'll wait until new ones appear.

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    JSB99

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    Yesterday, I got my power bill and it's a little high, because it's been cold. I decided to put the mums back under the T5's to save a few bucks.

    This morning, I saw that my two outer tubes didn't fire. The two outers are on one switch, and the inners are on the other. I'm almost certain it's the ballast. I'm trying to get a replacement or refund. If I can't, I'll just get a ballast. They're cheap. The hood's solid, so it's worth it. In the meantime, I rigged up the hood with eight CFLs, so they're getting full light again. Even after I get four T5's going again, I might keep the CFLs on the hood, for the extra footprint.

    BTW, that's one of my scales on the hood that I use as a counterweight, so the hood stays level.

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    Cold$moke

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    Sucks ballasts died
     
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    Cold$moke

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    Im pretty sure you can get replacement ballasts for it at homedepot

    But i dont know if its worth it to you
     
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    JSB99

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    I imagine Amazon's got them for cheap, but I'm hoping the seller gives me a refund.
     
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    SSGrower

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    Is it really stealing? Or does it just make you feel like a badass to say it?

    :bigjoint::peace:
     
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    JSB99

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    Found some online for $12.
     
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    JSB99

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    Cleaning one of my 4" fans today. It was ticking a little so I thought it was either a little debris, or dust build-up. I constantly clean my little circulation fans. I'd say every week or two. Here's the thing with those, for those who don't know, it doesn't take very much dust on the blades to make them inefficient. When you're trying to circulate air around the plants, it's really important that the fans are doing their jobs well.

    I get fans from Goodwill and SVP for cheap. People bring in these crusty fans that hardly blow air, and they think the fan just isn't working because it's old. I take these fans home, take them apart, clean them up, and they work like new. So noobs, if you want to save tons of money, do that!

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    I got these two powerful fans for about $5 each at Goodwill!

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    JSB99

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    These are the fans I was referring to
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