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  1. Hey guys .. I up this thread where all of us can share our grow pics, Only Seedsman strains please Thanks & enjoy!! Testing new gear.. sorry I cant talk about this awesome genetic.. sonn
  2. Best lights for PG90 tent?
  3. Hi all new to forum , needing some help i am growing gsc autos and having issue i have successfully gemrinated my seeds but when i put them into the 10ltr pots most of them have struggled or died off. I have a 1800 w cob led from china and also a 600 w hps/mh lamp. I have tried using jiffy pellets but the seeds i tried just grew long and whispy and when potted up into the 10ltr and put under the led they died 2 have took. One seems to be starting to sprout its second set of leaves and the other has its first set but one leaf looks damaged. I am basically looking for a helping hand. Am i going under light to early i have my light quite high so to its not to intense for the seedlings. I am growing in all mix bio bizz soil and have purchased bio grow bloom and topmax thanks
  4. Hi all Does anybody know the answer to the question in the title? Reason im asking as I am in week 4 flower, starting week 5 tomorrow and I feel the plants are coming on very slowly, and my Swiss skunk is supposed to be renowned to be a fast finisher, well I can tell you now it isnt. So I can only think 600w is not enough for the size of my room. It is hung vertically inside a 1m parabolic. My room is 2.3m wall to wall wide (7.5ft) by 2m long from wall to door. But the plants dont come that far forward, when they were vegging and small I could keep all plants in a 4ft sq space but as they will out they are literally filling the while 2.3m width now. But I don't think the flower production is that fast at all, do I need to upgrade to 1000w to kick out the most of that space? Parabolic is hung around 1.7m tall The only other thing I can think of is it sleeping temps are high because of being in a loft. Lights come on at night and off during day, now I can see why that would cause stretch and stress but I dont see that in the plants. If you would like to see I have a diary (link in sig) this is not an advertisement but if I might need to upgrade my lights then today is the best day to do so as I am busy rest of week so it all depends what you guys think. MMT
  5. Hi all I am looking to purchase a cheap LED for a tiny veg cab with limited height, around 90cm, its a small room and I currently have a 125w CFL in it. Enrionment is okay but I want higher wattage to cover 9 young plants and be able to raise my light up somewhat. I also know the LED will create some nice bushiness having used a bigger one before, and then I can really pump them in flower under a 600w digi hps in a parabolic. Thing is, being a Yorkshireman I am a tight arse, but I also know I do not need the advanced platinum sun shines out of the crystal backside of my creation series of light, just something with a max draw power of 300w from my socket, something equivalent to 300-450w of MH or HPS light. My imaginary budget is between £40-65. Can it be done? I know the tech is getting better all the time, and prices are coming down as more competitors come on the scene. Does anybody have a joyful story to tell of getting a bargain LED that literally just needs to 'do the job' nothing extra special. Ive considered HPS but even a smaller one will run too hot in there, and because of the space of the loft, flower room and veg cab do not want nor need to take on another ballast if I can avoid. Would ideally like to acheive 30w per plant so 9 x 30w somewhere around 300w of true wattage, but no more from its draw. I have done lots of searching myself, so just wondered if anybody else knows anything.
  6. Hi all, My HPS 600 watt bulb is blinking, but not turning on. I do one small grow with it, per year, as I am a light user. I think I've had it 3 or 4 years, and its only on for 4 or 5 months a year. 24/7 for vegging, 12/12 for flowering. Is it possible the bulb has just reached the end of its lifespan? I am hoping thats all it is, and not the ballast. It was working fine at the end of last years grow. Moved my young plants into the grow room today and it wouldn't start up. It's just stuck on blinking. Anyway, ordered a new Omega dual spectrum 600watt bulb that should be here by Wednesday. Hope that does the trick! Cheers.
  7. High all, here we go then make ya self comfy. A massive thank you to @HSO-Mark for these seeds. Looking forward to watching everyone else's diaries develop too. Gonna be a bit (or alot) of California Sunshine in the UK for the late winter blues I had 5 Lemon Thai Kush and 5 Chemdawg feminised seeds arrive, and they were put pretty much straight into compost... Chemdawg Lemon Thai Kush all the LTK popped up, and 3 of the Chemdawg's did too. Happy with that. I had a spare 1.2m roof qube empty (been waiting years to say that!!), so they're already out of my little veg cab, in the tent under 600w of hps. They look happy, and are growing quickly now they're in the big tent with lots of space, airflow and light. Just given water uptill yesterday. I thought i'd try some root stim. Went with biobizz as i'm using thier grow and bloom. Didn't clock that it's fecking £40 till after i bought it it better be good!! Just tweaked my set-up a bit, and i'm extracting both tents straight outside now, instead of 'vaguely poiting towards a window' and it feels much better all round. Not sure how i'm going to play this grow yet. My self imposed constraint is that i would like to try and get both tents in sync, harvesting one every 5/6 weeks. For that to happen, i would need to flip this tent to 12/12 in about 4 weeks. I have various cuttings from my previous and current grow i can add to or replace with. For now i'm thinking to add 4 plants from my cut's. That should work out about right, aiming for twelve plants in 7.5 ltr pots Also hoping to get the same seeds but in regular versions and get hacking, but for now, i'll focus on these. Nice one, Tigs
  8. Hello all I'm new to the forum but not new to growing! I have been growing my smoke for around 10 years now but without any advice (trial and error method) I've had reasonable success but in the past couple of years the yields haven't been as good. I grow a brick build shed using a grow tent 180x180x80 for flowering, my growlight is a 600w HPS i use a 4" inline fan using a carbon filter as an exhaust to save room inside the tent also got a couple of fans in the tent to keep the air moving. I use Ionics nutes for soil grow, bloom & Boost. Normally i think the 600w HPS would be a bit hot for a tent this size but with it being in an outhouse the temps seem to be fine sitting at about 80 degrees c with light on. I also use an oil filled radiator in the colder months which kicks in when the lights switch off. I also have a smaller tent for the vegging I use a 250w CFL in here along with another fan. I currently have a couple of SK1's on the go at the moment which were turned to12/12 on Sunday. I have joined the forum to pick up hints and tips to see why my yields have reduced, I think i my have been going wrong with my feeding schedule, I have been adding nutes every time I water my plants and i now don't think this is correct. I'm sure there are plenty of posts covering this subject for me to check out so will have a good look through the forum. As i said previously every thing i have done when growing has been trial and error. Cheers everyone I look forward to see what you are all growing and checking out your successes.
  9. Been a while thought i should do a diary.. No pics from veg as i had to move them twice due to inspections etc.. They vegged under 2 x 75w Hs1 led by grownorthern in a .5m x 1m lighthouse tent. They in canna coco and feg GHE Flora Nova Grow @ EC 1.5 . Ph 6.0 ..They have been back in the flower cupboard since Thurs night so been on 12/12 since then so now i up to EC 1.6 ph 6.0 .. I have 2 x Sweet Cheese,, 2 x Pscicodelicia and 2 x San fern lemon kush ... They got germed irc last week of aug, not sure as had lots going on at the time... Plant 1 Sweet Cheese .. Plant 2 Sweet Cheese .. Pscicodelicia plant 1 .. Pscicodelicia Plant 2 .. San Fernando Lemon Kush Plant 1 .. San Fernando Lemon Kush Plant 2 . .. Lit canopy before re shuffle . 150w hans and 250w hps How it is now ... That it for now till next time take it easy ...
  10. Welcome to my new diary ! I shall be trying out a long slow grow with organic ingredients. All my Sweet Seeds ladies are clones from my competition run, I have just popped 5 Ugorg Blues and they are also in the tent but I shall not be concentrating on them in this diary, they will be in the background The soil I have to hand is clover, I'm not sure this is 100% organic but thats what they have all started in for the moment. I am getting a couple of bags of biobizz all mix for the next potting up in a week or two. I am mixing in Guanokalong powdered batpoo, a bit of volcanic rock dust, some additional Mycorrhizal Fungi, a generous serving of ecothrive charge, and finally some additional plagron worm humus. For additional fertilisers I shall be using Canna Rhizotonic (yup it's organic), BioBizz Fish Mix and Biobizz Bloom. I dont think there will be a need for grow, we will see. There are two Jack47's which came from a very healthy branch and big sticks of bud making mother, the mother was small but did really well so I am in the process of lots of LST and topping. They both have about 16-20 main branches on the grow - I intend to have to Jack47 trees, they may get topped once more yet. The plants are enjoying being manipulated, they are thriving as you will see below. The Sweet Cheese and Sweet Skunk clones I have one of each, they are survivors from their wicks not sucking up water whilst I was away on vacation. They will catch up with the jacks, but for now they just have 4 -6 growing tops happening. There are 5 x Urgorg Blues babies I have just moved into the tent also. If I can get the work done on my new shed everything will be transferred to there giving me much more space to grow. Thats the plan ! Heres a couple of pictures for now A closer look at Jack47
  11. Just getting set for grow number 3. I've got the Lumatek 600w dig ballast, the last 2 grows I used a 600w ds lumatek lamp dialed up to 660w for the flowering, about 1500 hours in total. Is there going to be much drop off in efficiency at this amount of use at 660w? There's sunmaster DS and hps 600w lamps at good prices against the lumatek...are they okay lamps, anyone use one with a Lumatek digi ballast? What's people's thoughts about DS or HPS for flowering? For the veg I had a 400w MH sunmaster cool deluxe which would be at about 1000 hours, I've read MH lamps drop off faster than HPS lamps, how much life do you think in the MH? I've got a brand new lumatek 400w DS lamp I could use for veg, what's peoples thoughts on ds or MH for veg? I'm Just going to be growing the one plant scrog this time so looking for plenty of sunshine Cheers
  12. Hi all, calling all sparks helping a mate set up his groom, its in an outhouse on a farm which is approximately 50 metres from the house (we recon to using about 53m cable all in) He will be burying an armoured cable of approx that length to supply the outhouse with electricity. he plans to do a 1k grow so all in probably not more than 1.7 KW should be plenty 2KW should be overkill (he has a 600 hps and a 400w halide and plans to combine them symultaneously for dual spec) he might run a 250 as well for veg The most important thing is that the extraction fan never ever stops turning over and pulling through the CF as there will be workers in the vicinity. the question is, will voltage drop be a problem over that distance? could it make the lights dimmer than normal? and would they fire up OK? (neither of us know much about electricity but I read somewhere that HPS have a "surge" when they first fire up?) he will be coming off a socket on a circuit in the house with only one other socket both of which he will disconnect/cover with a spur so there shouldnt be anything else on the breaker at the main board. the socket hes coming off is about 15 metres from the main board. so does that all sound ok? And what type of cable thickness should he go for for the 50m run to compensate for voltage drop/get best results/be safest for approx 1.5KW (to 2KW max for overkill/unforseen eventualities) thanks in advance for any help, cheers MM E2A: he will also be running 4 or 5 maxijet 500 pumps and about 200watts of fans if that makes any dif re voltage drop. and also he will be using one of those kits that send an internet signal down the cable so he can watch things from the main house on a webcam in case that poses any issues. thanks aggain MM
  13. Hello guys, well there's something wrong with my 20 days Dark devil which seems to be a bit late. i just added a cool tube as you can see in the picture. If you check my profile, you will see the description off all my equipment, style, etc. (sorry to bother you with such as stress). Yesterday I added the cool tube and today I watered with 2 LT ph 5.7 water mixed with 1 ml of rooter x, and 0.4 mg of flower power start (N11 P40 K13). By the way it's a 11 LT fabric pot with canna coco natural soil (really low additives). It was really hot before the cool tube since I switched from the 250w HPS to 400w HPS and moved the light roughly 34 cm from the plants. Temperature was around 31C* as monitored by my parrot flower power tool connected to my phone via app (which can be a bit faulty cause of the HPS light but I'm not sure. I always used it and it worked out really good). The point is my dark devil auto seems a bit weird and dry even if I water usually 2 / 3 LT of water with root x every 2 to 3 days as you can see in the attached pictures. i was wondering if that could be related to the light too stressfull for the plant and/or heat produced as a consequence. Cause I can't think about any other problem.. Any answer or advice is welcome and thanks for the attention. Cheers
  14. Hi all, my babies are currently 28 days old and under 85 watt CFL. I have a 400watt HPS. When shall I switch? https://www.uk420.com/boards/index.php?showtopic=368541&page=2#entry4486962
  15. Hello people, opinions if you will please. I want to set up a separate veg tent and my predicament is should I lay out for a metal halide for the veg tent to go along the line of its a better light for them in veg or do I swap my current all round 400w hps light into the veg tent and upgrade to a 600w hps for my tent which is 1 metre × 1 metre. Many thanks oporto
  16. Seedsman test running

    From the album Multi Strains Seedsman

    #led 200w #autoflowering #lowryder2 #easyryder - 2 Liter pots Day 61 from seed #hps 600w #feminised #cbdcriticalmass #earlyskunk #cbdsharkshock #whitewidow- 6 liter pots Day 35 to 12/12 #CFL 125w #secret #strain - 1 Liter pots Day 30 waiting to harvest #automatics (led room)
  17. LED AF Vs HPS FEM

    From the album Multi Strains Seedsman

  18. hello again guys decided to get a 400w hps for my 90x90x185 tent currently got 4 autos in there under 250w hps would it be okay to put 5-6 plants under the 400w hps ? in 11 liter pots proberly try aut again see if i get any mre than 1 oz a plant unelss you guys think 5-6 photo plants would be better yeild thanks in advance guys
  19. So, like the title says, what is the heat from an LED like compared to an HPS? LEDs are supposedly considerably cooler than an HPS, but I want to know the truth from anyone who's run them both. I currently grow in a cabinet with approx. 40 x 70 x 150cm of plant space from the highest the lamp can go, down to the bottom where the plants sit. I currently use a 250w but the cab can tend to heat up especially this time of year. I'm looking into LED lighting as an option, but will stick to HPS if the heat is going to be about the same. Anyone's experiences would be appreciated. Peace.
  20. Alright guys! I'm getting rid of my 1.2m tent for a bult wooden groom in its place. I have a dilema though! I am going to have 2 x Ceramic metal halide dimmed to 250w and 1 x 250w hps in the middle. My plan is to nail/screw all three reflectors to a plank of wood so they can all be raised and lowered a the same time... the question is how do I raise them from the door as I won't be able to get to the back once plants are flowering. here is a diagram of the layout of the venting, all simple no problem there. here is a diagram of the reflectors at their highest position and at the lowest position. I have thought about using a electric winch but I am out of my depth loking at them. I did find one electric winch made for raising and lowering lights made by sunsytem but they no longer produce them, and the only ones left are in america... I did think of a manual winch but apperently they are not suitable for lifting weights over head. If anybody has any experience on what manual winch is suitable or an electric one! Or any ideas people may have. If I have not been clear please just ask and i will try to clear it up. thanks in advanced FC
  21. Update - Day 20 from seed sprouting. (Think I got days wrong on last post). One of my babies ..... The Widow by Feminised Seed Co Setup - 80cm x 80cm x 1.6m Grow Tent 400w HPS (Got some blue leds coming) 5" Fan and Filter Nutes - Calmag (not yet used) Bio-Grow Liquid Seaweed Medium - 1 Gallon Pots Gold Label Special Mix So my questions ..... When to start using Calmag and suggested feed schedule ....? Seen very little stretch ... is that an issue? Shall I top yet? When should I transfer to my 11lt pots (intended max size) I have 4 plants (All similar size) and plan to Scrog. Suggestions/ Comments welcomed
  22. God damn I feel sorry for 315 cmh users and myself as a DIY LED guy, hortilux bring out their own version which will compete highly or even surpass current tech. here is the info sofar: Ceramic HPSWhite light, heavy RED spectrum! Made in the USA Only for use on EYE HORTILUX Gold Series eBallast Exclusive EYE HORITLUX Spectrum Ceramic HID technology Emits a clean, white light Heavy Red spectrum for superior flowering performance Quality spectrum allows for start to finish plant growth Ceramic HPS is not your standard HPS light. A typical HPS light produces an orange light with a narrow spectral distribution. The Ceramic HPS produces a white light and has a much broader spectrum with an abundance of red spectral energy. The spectral energy of Ceramic HPS is unmatched in the Horticulture market and is only possible through the exclusive EYE HORTILUX chemistry. Ceramic HPS enhances essential oil production and produces plants with minimal stretching. Standard HPS lights produce tired, dull looking plants at the end of the flowering stage. Ceramic HPS produces vibrant colorful plants which stay strong and healthy throughout the flowering stage. The Ceramic HPS is a strong Start-to-Finish grow light as well and produces healthy vegetative plants ready for transition to stronger light sources. *Ceramic HPS should only be operated on EYE HORTILUX Gold Series eBallast. **Do not use on Magnetic Core & Coil ballasts. ***During start up, Ceramic HPS take 20 minutes to produce white light and get to full power
  23. Hi, So i have a Black Orchid 1.2x1.2x2.0 Meter Grow Tent and i'm hoping someone can recommend some HPS/HIP lights kits for it Think i'm looking for something from 600w to 1000w and would like the whole kit, ie not just the bulbs Any links would be great, preferably under £300 Cheers