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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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)

    From the album Multi Strains Seedsman

  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Hi, I'm new here and very close to starting my first grow. Before I start tho, I think I may already have a problem in which I'm hoping somebody could help me out with. I have a 90x90x180 secret Jardin tent with a eurolux 600w hps light, 4" vents tt fan, rhino carbon filter. The tent I was going to originally fete was a 1x1x2. But they didn't have any left in Stock and me being me and didn't want to leave empty handed left with the smaller tent. The setup will be in my shed. After spending time on here reading and researching, maybe a 600w in a 90x90x180 grow room would be way too hot? Even with the fan? Even tho winter is on its way and it's going to be getting cold soon. I was thinking about. A digital ballast. A 600w ballast, when it's warmer outside I could dim it down to 400w and when it turns really cold, possibly Switch it back up to 600w? Could I do this with the same 600w bulb? Could I run a 600w ballast at 400w with a 600w bulb? Also, would it harm the plants growth my switching from 400w to 600w regularly? I'm planning on starting with some blue treacle autoflowers. Any info, experience, knowledge shared would be gratefully appreciated.
  20. 3x600 hps

    From the album Blues

  21. On Saturday I switched from a 300w flourescent to a 600w HPS with maxibright digital ballast and sunmaster dual spectrum lamp. I set everything up, the timer turned off the light around midnight as planned but when checked at 10:30am, no light. This should have switched back on around 6am. Unplugged it, check it, everything seems fine. Next day (today), same again. The time on the time is still correct (ish) so it's still running. When I unplugged the ballast I plugged it directly into the socket and the light fired straight up. When I plug it into the timer and flick the switch on the socket, the light powers up. I even rotated the timer wheel, the light went off and back on as it should. I got the lamp with the ballast and 'Heavy Duty Contactor Timer' from the same supplier but have not yet contacted them. I thought I'd try to find out more first. I've had a quick search online and there is some history of other people having this issue but I cannot find anyone who had a resolution and then reported back about it. Does anyone have any experience of this issue?
  22. Can someone help me with a bit of lighting advice please? I have 4 plants three weeks into veg under CFLs. I was intending to veg under CFLs to keep the noise down a bit as the tent is in our bedroom, and then switch to a 600w HPS for flowering. However, the main CFL (a 160w) has just blown (only bought it 2 weeks ago! really annoying. That will teach me to buy cheap off eBay. Rookie error). So this means that I need to switch to the HPS a bit sooner than intended. This is fine, except that I will need to run it on 16/8 instead of 24 so we can have a quiet period at night. I'm a bit worried that going from 24hr CFL to 600w HPS on 16/8 might be a bit too much of a shock for the plants. Also I'm worried that they might go into flower because of the shift from 24 to 16/8. Am sure this has been covered somewhere before but I can't find any other threads on it so am asking here. Will someone put my mind at rest please? thank you!
  23. Leggy Blues aprox 21 days 12/12

    From the album Wizards Drobe 2.0