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  1. Hi all, first post but long time lurker. Have 10 years experience with hps/mh but now my circumstances have changed and I’m switching to led. I’m not expecting the same results as before but I’m looking for a little direction on led lighting for a 2x4ft space. Following my research I am inclined to buy a viparspectra p1500 x2 or just 1 and something similar to accompany it. ive looked at the diy route and all I can see is that I’d save 10/20% going this route and the only difference is me building it (Please tell me if I’m missing something). I also considered a quantum board on one side and a cob on the other for comparison. Anyhow that’s my space and I need a light that produces less heat. Efficiency isn’t that high on requirements just light output. My last crop in the 2x4ft was under 250w mh/hps. As I said I’d like to switch to led and maintain the same light output/yield. hope you guys can steer me in the right direction.
  2. Hey 420 Can anybody give me advice regarding hanging heights with Zeus pro for veg & flower. it recommends 18 - 24” on @diyleduk but is this at full power? if so, could you half the hanging height and half the power e.g 10” at 50% power.... making more efficient on electricity etc. I’ve currently got mine in early veg at 19” from canopy at 75% power. Growth seems ok but They’re only a week old from rooted clone. I’m not sure if they could do with more or if I’m giving them too much... My lux meter is reading around 30,000 in the middle but it advises on the net optimal veg is 15,000 - 50,000 any help much appreciated guys!! thanks
  3. Hi everyone, first run is well underway with some second hand Mars hydro TS2000w leds absolutely love them they’ve outdone themselves for the price I paid. They are 350w each and as said so far I’m very happy. I’m currently in week 2 of flower. for my next run I’d like to upgrade my lights to something more substantial.. my grow tent is a 2.4m x 1.2m footprint. the two contenders I’ve narrowed it down to are: 2 x Mars hydro FC4800 (480w) or The slightly more expensive option 2 x lumatek zeus 600w pros. both look great lights and if the TS2000’s are anything to go by then the fc4800 will be great. im just trying to work out of the lumateks are worth the extra pennies. any advice is appreciated cheers guys
  4. Diy led lights (F series strips) T his is a diy thread, for the diy guys, to diy a diy led grow light..Its the cheapest way to get a decent led light. Im not going to get too deep here. This is a basic guide with parts list with product codes to google, rather than a how to build it.. “what wattage do I need for my space” Strips. The Samsung f series strip. This features 144 Lm561C S6 bin leds. Driving them at the currents listed in the parts lists will achieve 2.2-2.35 ish µMol/j at system level. Warning! Don’t be fooled by the cheaper boards/strips.Genuine strips have the Samsung logo and are fully CE compliant. Heres the parts numbers for the strips.Google will give you the supplier. 3000K SI-B8V521560WW 3500K SI-B8U521560WW 4000K SI-B8T521560WW 3000k and 3500k will do veg and flower for weed, just buy whatever’s in stock. 4000k might be useful for mums or lettuce, micro greens etc Strips cost £28 each or you can get a discount on ten+ (including vat which they will add at the checkout) Drivers are easy to find, again just google the part number in the lists. TME is the best place to get them. Ill put rough prices so you know whats the right price to pay. heatsinks you want U channel aluminium. 1 3/4” wide 1” high and 590mm long. This is a very common size and easy to get. Framework you want 1/2” by 1” Unequal aluminium angle(Or whatever you can get. staiir nosing work great). For the length you need it a little smaller than your tent. So 60cm tent get 40cm angle. 1.2m tent get 1m angle. Just get it as big as possible.If your tent is 1.2m or bigger build it in two lights. Max spread is the game here. More points/angles of light over the area = “penetration”. The metal work you can buy cut to order online, or a local shop will do you it cheaper. Heat sinks cost around £4-5 each and framework is a couple quid. All the wiring/wagos/bolts ect be found easy on shitbay/scamazon. Or any local electrics shop. Make sure you get solid core wire. And your power cable is a 10amp one. Are you still here? Heres a chart, I think it makes sense Heres a list just in-case it doesn't. Prices are the max you want to pay really, you should get it a bit less if you get the metal cheap. . 150w. Total cost - 130ish l 2x F series strips. l 1x HLG-120H-48A driver (£40 max) l 2x heatsinks l 2x unequal angle. l 2m 18awg or 20awg solid core wire. l 2x 3 way wago connector. l Old kettle lead for the plug. l 3 core cable connector. l 20mm thermal tape roll l Bolts/nuts/rivets (whatever you want to use) 210w. Total cost - 170ish l 3x F series strips. l 1x HLG-185H-48A driver (£45 max) l 3x heatsinks l 2x unequal angle. l 3m 18awg or 20awg solid core wire. l 2x 5 way wago connector. l Old kettle lead for the plug. l 3 core cable connector. l 20mm thermal tape roll. l Bolts/nuts/rivets (whatever you want to use) 265w. Total cost 220ish l 4x F series strips. l 1x HLG-240H-48A driver (£55 max) l 4x heatsinks l 2x unequal angle. l 4m 18awg or 20awg solid core wire. l 2x 5 way wago connector. l Old kettle lead for the plug. l 3 core cable connector. l 20mm thermal tape roll. l Bolts/nuts/rivets (whatever you want to use) 350w. Total cost 280 ish l 5x F series strips. l 1x HLG-320H-48A driver (£80 max) l 5x heatsinks l 2x unequal angle. l 5m 18awg or 20awg solid core wire. l 2x 6 way terminal block l Old kettle lead for the plug. l 3 core cable connector. l 20mm thermal tape roll. l Bolts/nuts/rivets (whatever you want to use) 420w. Total cost 340 ish l 210w kit parts x2. 530w Total cost 440 ish l 265w kits parts x2. 700w Total cost 520 ish l 350w kit parts x2. The build its self is self explanatory really. Mount the strips last so you don’t damage them. Get the tape lined up right before sticking it as it WILL NOT come off once on. Wiring is the only tricky bit. Its a parallel wired system. All negatives from the strips go the the negative on the driver and all positives from the strips go to the positive on the driver. Here a quick paint wiring diagram, to show how to do it. I don’t mind helping out, if you have a question, just post it on the thread. It is a low voltage system (47V) but still be careful, take time stripping wires right, cable tie them to the frame. If you can see any exposed core you have fucked it, try again. DISCLAIMER- key accepts no responsibility for damage caused to persons, or property. This is not electrical advise, just a parts guide. Don’t pm me asking where to get stuff , post questions in this thread. PMs will be ignored. @mods Any issues with this please let me know.
  5. Once more unto the breach.. Come one, come all and join me on this wintery auto adventure. Firstly, I'd like to say a big thank you to the Sweet Seeds guys for sorting me out the seeds to compete. Hopefully this becomes a diary to be proud of. Now, when I first joined this forum I trawled through diaries expanding my knowledge and found Sweet Seeds kept popping up! So I focused in on SS diaries and came across @McHazy's competition diary! "McHazy's Quest for a Sweet Seeds Grinder" (Think of this as a tribute ). Which intrigued me; how special can a grinder be ? Needless to say it's an elusive cop &Winning it certainly adds to the mysticism of it. Since then I've found myself longing for it, my tattered old grinder seemed to do the trick, before I found out about the SS grinder.. Now onto what we're all here for! The Lineup My official, final lineup for the competition is: Cream Caramel auto, Cream Mandarine auto & Blackjack auto The Setup 60x60x140 tent (soon to be a 75x75x200) 4" extraction/filter (RAM/Rhino) Passive intake 1' Tube heater (hopefully that'll cut it ) Biobizz AllMix Biobizz Grow/Bloom 9L fabric pots Considering this is only my 3rd grow and 1st attempt through the winter, I'm not very prepared for what I'm about to face. It's also safe to say I've got next to NO IDEA what I'm doing! BUT HEY-HO IT IS WHAT IT IS. Thanks for stopping by! P&L Flav
  6. A few shops say you can get far red light bars for the lumatek lights - not sure if these would work or if you would need some additional far red lights to turn off when the main lights go off Also Ive read the science is if you give plants more red light towards the end of the light period, they go to sleep faster. When lights go straight out, it actually takes the plant an hour or 2 for it to go to sleep properly so in theory, if you make the plant go to sleep quicker by giving more red light (which fakes sunsets), you can actually give it longer daylight during flowering as the sleep period is longer so you can flower under 13/11 or even 14/10 Far Red radiation - or Far Red light - designates the far end of the red light spectrum that is visible on the edge between red and infrared light. Usually referring to a wavelength between 710 and 850nm, Far Red radiation can be perceived by various organisms as dimmed light. Plants make use of an absorbance spectrum and read Far Red light as an indicator for nightfall. This mechanism can be utilized in artificial lighting scenarios. Plants posses a natural photoreceptor called phytochrome, a protein that perceives Far Red light levels in the plant's surroundings. Phytochrome regulates various aspects of the plant's growth such as germination, flower formation and photoperiodism. Photoperiodism designates the regulation of the plant's day and night cycles. Plants display two essential types or conformations of phytochromes: the pr-type (r=red), which has a maximum absorption level of ca. 660nm and the pfr-type (fr=far red) with a maximum absorption level of 730nm. So what is the connection between phytochromes and grow lights? It's simple: by utilizing the Far Red spectrum we can influence processes like photoperiodism to optimize the plant's regeneration phase during the night and effect better harvests by optimizing its capacity for photosynthesis. This process is as simple as it is efficient: by leaving Far Red light turned on for 10 to 15 minutes after turning off the regular lights in the evening, the Far Red spectrum will act as an initiator for the natural sleep phase of the plant. As such the natural day/night cycle of the plant is influenced by the Far Red spectrum in artificially speeding up the process of nightfall. Making the plant "think" night was falling very quickly effects the plant to enter its regeneration phase quicker than it would when using a regular light setup. As a result you can either increase the regeneration time available for the plant without extending the night phase or shorten the plant's night phase without diminishing its regenerative effect. This method is beneficial for artificial grow light setups because it allows to switch from the conventional 12h/12h rhythm of the plant's day/night cycle to a more productive 13,5h/10,5h rhythm. As a result the plant gains additional 1,5 hours for photosynthesis. Anyone tried this???
  7. Time for me to start a diary of my first grow. Firstly I want to thank @Dinafem-Markfor accepting a complete novice like me in this Seeds4Diary - really appreciate the seeds and hope I do it justice. I also want to thank everyone who's helped me get my grow room set up and with the numerous questions I've asked along the way Grow Room 75 x 75 x 130 Cultilab tent Lumatek Attis 200w LED 5" RVK & CarboAir CF extraction and passive intake Tube heater on an Inkbird 306T Fan Grow Details 1 x White Widow XXL Auto 1 x Cheese XXL Auto 11L pots H&G Bat Mix Old Timers Grow & Bloom ---------------------------------------------------------------- 24/6/20 (5 days ago) I planted the seeds in Jiffy 7 plugs and put them in my propagator in the tent lights off. Temps were 25-30 and RH around 70 which I tried to maintain. 26/6/20 (3 days ago) This is where I ran into my first problem. You can see in the pic below the WW's tap root was coming out the top of the Jiffy, not good! After seeking help I very carefully dug it out and re-orientated it tap root down. I suspect I didn't plant the seed deep enough which caused this so my first mistake and probably not my last. 27/6/20 (2 days ago) The Cheese has only gone and done the same thing (no pic) - tap root coming out the top. Again I got the tweezers out and re-orientated it carefully. This was more difficult than the WW as the soil was more compacted. At this stage the WW had broke the surface and was looking good although the seed shell was clinging on to one of the leaves. Luckily I had read about this in other posts so knew what to do. Lights switched on at this point 40% (80w) and around 40cm away. Today, Monday 29/6/20 The WW looks to be unaffected by the re-orientation and appears to be progressing well but the Cheese is still to break through. You can just see it in the middle of the Jiffy where it's slightly exposed. I'm a little worried I've stressed it when digging it out but I think it's worth giving it a couple more days before abandoning hope and reaching for another seed. The prop lid is off in this pic but I've got it sitting over only the Cheese to keep humidity up leaving the WW uncovered, if that makes sense. That's it for now, hopefully at my next update the Cheese will have made an appearance and I can call it day 1. All help and thoughts are appreciated
  8. Hi there @diyleduk I would like to register my interest in the fantastic competition being run by yourselves. Very generous of you guys. I have only very recently just started "My first diary". Where I am covering my experience of growing out some homemade beans. I do currently flower using hps and CMH, though I expect to see my new Lumatek Zeus 600w pro, supplied by you, arrive very shortly. If it is OK with you you, I will continue my diary "My first diary" here. And I will post a link here to each update. Please let me know if that's cool or not. Thanks
  9. having finally booted up my rather antiquated laptop i thought I'd make a rolling diary for my grow space prior to starting my first grow. somewhere underneath two layers of foil lined bubble wrap is a Gorilla Grow Tents Shorty (0.8m wide x 0.6m deep x 1.4m high). Tent was chosen as its one of the very few that will fit the space i have. making the tent coat was a labour of love, all seams are sealed on both sides with silver insulation tape and the inner skin has foil flaps around the intake, outtake and electrical ports. Outer skin would have had them too but i had a rather weighty bifta and the thing was built and in the loft before i realised id forgotten them Outer layer rolls up around an old broom handle and is then held up by the bungee cables around the cross beams, inner layer opens out double door style.. inside is a Medusa Hydroponics Lotus P1 NFT system. this seems to be a pretty new piece of kit but i chose it over the GT205 as it gives me a little extra space within the tent. Lighting is a Scope 220 from our very own @diyleduk Intake is via a 4" semi-passive set up (boosted by an extractor fan built into the room below) and extraction is handled by a 5" Black Orchid Centri-Flo fan with built in speed and temperature control. Squeezed into that 25l brewing bucket is a 5" CarboAir 50 filter to remove any funky odours before the old air is pushed out of the eaves. At the minute I'm just running it empty and keeping an eye on internal and external temps and humidity prior to embarking on my first grow, readings are within reasonable limits and seem pretty stable for now but time will tell.. I've got a few ideas for future grows, first of which will probably be a small water heater to keep res temps up (depending on how they do in the future). I'd love to hear any ideas or recommendations - thanks for reading
  10. Hi all, as the title suggests, I'm looking for suggestions for an LED lighting setup to cover a 5'x3' space through veg&flower Ideally I'm looking for 1 dimmable fixture but am open to suggestions Thanks folks
  11. A massive thank you to everyone who's taken part in our diary competition - @TheGreenShabeenReturns, @HEAVY_SMOKER, @Notorious B.U.D, @Mischief-Crew, @Shumroom, @growinggold, @SYZYGY, @lildaveham, @vince noir rock n roll star, @Moju, @Lazy Dayz, @Dan t, @Ranec, @Văru', @Larry Badgeley, @Sid the sloth, @Geoff, @iShouldCoCo, @Dirk-Diggler There have been way more entrants worthy of the shortlist than I could reasonably list for voting. Me and Adam really felt ruthless not including so many of these but we had to narrow it down as much as possible. With that being said, we couldn't bring ourselves to nominate any less than 8 of you guys. And big shout out to @InTheSystem who has very selflessly bowed out to allow someone else to make the shortlist. Please take a look through each person's amazing diary (link to each below in no particular order) and drop a vote for whoever you think is worthy of winning the £1000 prize, out of the 8 we've shortlisted. Sorry to everyone who didn't make it, it was very close.
  12. Hello all, I have recently prepared my coco for pots and instantly wished I had bought pre pepared coco coir. The hydrating process, rinsing and buffering and mixing with perlite took me hours of labour intensive work and it did make a rather large mess! I didn’t have time or space to leave the media to soak in a cal mag buffer solution for 8hrs per pot, I soaked it for probably half an hour per pot, constantly agitating. will this be enough and am I going to be ok. I have a sinking feeling in the back of my mind telling me I’m doomed. after much deliberation I decided to place my seedlings straight into their final pots (30l fabric pots) in a 70/30 mix of coco and perlite. Things are looking good so far and no sign of any calcium or magnesium deficiencies yet. it has been around 4 days and have been watered twice daily with ph 6.0 water at 21degrees c, with only cal mag, a wetting agent and some roots exelurator. growing under a Mars hydro tsw2000 light. it is my very first attempt so any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. seedlings only have 1 pair of single point leaves and are around 3 inches tall. (About 11 days old)
  13. Hi lighting folks, does anyone have experience with the Highlight V2 boards? I was looking at the (sold out) Par+ 240v which offers 2x panels for roughly the same price, when the High Light V2 240w caught my eye. I'm def a sucker for extra spectrum, especially when they entice us with 'faster growth, and essential oil production' Spectrum porn: 120x LT-3030 Narrow Band 3000K (CRI 95) 120x Nichia 3030 NF2W757V3-F1 “Vitasolis" 3000K (CRI 80) 90x Nichia 3030 NF2W757HT-F1 5000K (CRI 70) 30x LT-3030 PC Blue (1x 405nm die + 2x 420nm dies) 40x LT-3535 Deep Red (660nm) 20x LT-3535 Infrared (730nm) Anyone use these, or have experience with the V1 High Light boards?
  14. DIYLEDUK Competition time has officially landed! One lucky member will be winning £1000 worth of DIYLEDUK vouchers! Additionally, we're offering members a chance each month to win another fantastic prize for the best photo. Currently, our monthly prize will be a QX75 board (more details to come, in separate thread) Here are the details for how you can enter our £1000 prize draw..... Entrants must have purchased a light from us or from an authorised reseller OF OUR PRODUCTS and must submit a completed diary by 01/01/2021 in our diary section (*Please see FAQ's for more info) to be eligible for entry into our £1000 prize competition. Now we want everyone who's using one of our lights to be able to create a diary and enter into this competition. We're not looking for every entrant to be a growing master. What we're looking for in these diaries are regular, honest, detailed and engaging posts by the grower. A shortlist of potential winners from the best diaries will be drawn up by myself, Adam, @Joolz and @tokenroll. We'll then present our shortlist in a new thread and give you all the chance to vote on which of these diaries you think is most worthy of winning the prize. Once a winner has been chosen by all of you and announced by us, they will recieve a gift voucher from us - at the value of £1000 -to spend in our online store. Please keep reading below for some additional information. If there's anything we've not covered or made fully clear, please feel free to post below and we'll do our best to clarify. FAQ Q. Can I buy a light just to enter? A. When stock is available yes, you can buy a light anytime this calendar year and still enter (providing your diary with said light is also complete by the closing date). Q. I run your LED's mixed with HID/CMH or other LED's.... Can I enter? A. Yes. Mixed equipment is fine, providing you're not entering with a 75w LED light in a 5,000 watt HPS room . Q. I have a product you sell but I didn't buy it from you, can I enter? A. Any PAR+ products are accepted. Anything else would not be, unfortunately. Q. I made my light myself, can I enter? A. Providing you purchased some of the parts from us. Q. Can I use a preexisting diary I've already started in this section? A. Yes. Q. *Your section isn't private to non members. Can I post my entry in the grow dairy's forum and just link it here for security? A. Yes, of course. WE MAY ASK YOU FOR YOUR ORDER NUMBER AT ANYTIME DURING THIS COMPETITION, FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION! WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ENTRANTS AT OUR DISCRETION, IF WE FEEL THE INDIVIDUAL IS OPERATING WITHIN AN UNFAIR OR UNSPRITIED INTERPRETATION OF THE COMPETITION Good luck everyone! DIYLEDUK - Craig
  15. I'm currently in the veg phase of my first grow with LED lights. Been using coco as my medium for several runs now, but I've been reading up on things and many sources seem to say that the plants might require even more CalMag in their feeding when they're both in coco and under LEDs, when compared to using CFL or HPS lights. Should I feed the plants CalMag regularly (and if so, then how regularly? Daily, weekly?) or only if deficiencies show up?
  16. I got busted by the coppers in May 2019. Lost three flowering plants and a hundred grams of dry flower, along with my paraphernalia etc. Went to court and all that (conditional discharge), and now it's time to set up a new grow since I have some disposable income to use on the grow tent, lamp etc. I got the grow tent (2ft x 4ft x 6ft) from the local grow shop, and I'm planning to put in a 300w (give or take) Mars Hydro LED. This'll be my first grow entirely on LED lights, the two plants are already under a 100w led waiting for the big lamp to arrive. You can check out my grow diary for pics (more to follow):
  17. First time on here and first time grower so I am looking to have a small set up in my garden shed with a 4x4 tent inside , I am looking to insulate the shed either with 25mm polystyrene or thermawrap to help maintain ambient temperatures. Planning to do 4 plants and was looking at the Mars hydro ts3000 which outputs 600w , using soil , my main concern will be the intake air temperature as during night temps can go to zero . Any ideas or Advice would be appreciated
  18. Evening Uk420 been quite for a while due to moving house, now I’m settled and ready to start growing again. Having a big downsize as I can’t get my 1.2 meter tent set up which is a shame. I’ve got space which I can fit a 75x75x140 tent in so I’ve brought a budbox to hitch is 160 tall and I’ll chop the legs down so it fits where I want it. I’ve not grown in a space this small before so I know it’s gonna be a Challenge. I’ll be scrogging them heavily and keeping them short as possible. I’ve got a PAR+550 led light fixture from @diyleduk which I want to use as it’s given me great results so far but do you think this will be overkill in that sort of space,should I only use one of the units given me 275watts of power? Extraction will be 4inch rvk with carboair filter again to save on space. Also I won’t be growing in rdwc this time I ’m gonna use the ecolife organic soil which is a first for me. I’m thinking about putting the complete bag into a under bed storage container with some holes drilled in the bottom for drainage as this will help me with head room being lower than a 50litre fabric pot I need to maximise the growing room and this is the only way I can think of giving me abit extra. What’s peoples thoughts on all this before I crack on with it? Cheers in Advance.
  19. Alright folks! Hope this finds you well! So awhile back the good people at Dutch Passion @DutchPassionTony gifted me some auto seeds to run, I usually do a few autos over the winter as its easier to leave the lights on that faff about with heaters etc.. So here's what they generously sent me, So first I prepped some pots, once again I'm reusing the ecothrive soul, broken up and recharged with some plant life cycle and charge, like so.. These were left to sit a few weeks before I put a few seeds into soak, After an overnight soak I popped them into some jiffy plugs and stuck em under the T5 to sprout, 12ish hours later we have life! Once all 3 had chucked there shells and had leaves out they were transferred to the 12/15(i forget) L fabric pots and placed upstairs in the veg tent under the 4000k Sammy strips on top of a heated blanket, Excuse the crap pictures, new phone/camera and still learning.. Anyway a few days later, Now 4000k strips are great for veg but I figured something more appropriate for flowering would be necessary, with that in mind I took out 2 of the strips and replaced with 3 x qx75w boards supplied by our fantastic sponsor @diyleduk these boards are full spectrum with more deep and far red in the mix, So 1 75w board per plant plus a bit of crossover light from the strips, the boards are on a separate 185w driver so slightly under run, I may upgrade that later.. Here are the girls yesterday, If they look a little sad it's coz the temps in the loft have bottomed out these past few days but I have a plan to remedy that (a dodgee one not the cunning sort). Anyways if you got this far thanks for reading! As always looks/laffs/bantz is what this diary is all about and hopefully showcasing some amazing new genetics from our friends at Dutch Passion. Please feel.free to steer me right when I appear to be going wrong! It will happen! Thanks for looking, nice1 ta
  20. So fairly new to led growing. Always used 600w hps lights. Recent lumatek purchase. Already one grow under my belt, decided on a scrog but didn't need to bend out the tops as much as they didn't really stretch. I did have lots of tops, still waiting for it to dry and give me a final weight so I can compare against my average hid yields. Hids always give me at least 12 to 18 inches of quality bud, my first led has given far shallower than that but it was a very compact canopy as I'm used to not scrogging. What grow styles are you running? Sog, Scrog or regular? Can you grow regular grows under the best highest micro mol leds? do you still get those nice buds far down the stems comparable to hids? I know led doesn't give you the IR so you have to get the temps higher as surface leaf temperature will be lower but light photons must penetrate a canopy the same of they're from led or hid??? What styles are you growing and and whats your lower bud developed like.
  21. So finally I have had some time to move my dairy over here for the DIYLEDUK competition. This is my first attempt at growing hope you all enjoy MOJO Hi all, before I start I would like to apologize for my poor grammar. So I’m sure most of us have been seeking new hobby’s during this lockdown, I have decided to attempt my first grow. Did a bunch of research (still researching) and ill fill you in to where I have got up to now. I purchased a 1,2 x 1,2 x 2m grow tent which came with a 600w LED light and extraction fan kit. In my opinion the LED light did not seem to great so I got some help from @diyleduk and got myself the Telos 0010 pro kit. The extraction fan and carbon filter that came with the tent kit seem alright so I have kept them. My next issue was climate control, i got the inkbird temp controller and the humidity controller. In the humidity controller I have plugged in a 3L humidifier i bought off amazon (pro breeze) Iv set the humidity to 65% for my seedlings and it seems to keep it there no problem with only having to fill the tank up every 3-4 days. In my heating controller I bought 2 x tube heaters off Amazon (2ft) and they are keeping my tent stable at around 25*c with the lights on. For my extraction fan with the carbon filter I plugged that into a control freak temp fan speed controller and set the fan on low speed and to increase the speed when the temp goes over 28*c. When my lights are off the tent temp sits at around 20*c. Air movement in the tent, I have a small clip on fan that I have placed near the top of the tent to move stale air around and i have a bigger fan that oscillates at plant level. I have also put a Co2 bag behind the oscillating fan on plant level to hopefully blow some Co2 over the plants. I will be growing in soil (canna terra pro) with 30% perlite. I might have gone over the top with my water setup but I have a 25l bucket that I use with a air pump and fishntank heater in it that I use to stabilize my tap water , i dechlorinate my water there and adjust the PH to around 6.4 before mixing in my nutes. Then leave for 24hrs mix my nutes and check the EC and PH again. For my nutes I’ll be using the Dutch soil kit. Now i come to what I’m growing , all seeds are in germination still.My seeds are all feminized, I purchased blueberry and critical orange punch from Dutch passion and Gorilla girl and Gelat OG from seedmans. I will attempt to grow 4 plants in my grow tent. Still deciding about training techniques. thank you for taking the time to read my little diary and I hope you all can understand with my appalling grammar. If anyone has tips or questions or anything please feel free to fire away. Pictures will follow soon happy growing regards MOJO
  22. So first diary starts here. Got some free Bubba's Gift recently with some other HSO goodies I ordered and have decided to pop these first. Positive reviews and meant to flower quickly so here goes. They will be vegged under a 125w cfl and then put under 100w mars hydro led for flower. Forgot to take any pics but they were in water for 12 hours and both were showing a taproot this morning so quite vigorous little ones that can't wait to get going. Potted straight into the little square pots, using peat free organic garden centre compost with a little ecothrive charge added. Hopefully these two appear before too long. Meanwhile tomorrow I'll be preparing the veg space for these as have others in the flowering area at the mo. Anyhows peace out and remember to take it easy peoples
  23. Hi, Currently have a Tent = 2m x 1.2m x 2m an odd size i know, but it is the largest that will fit in my space. Would love a 2.40m but it just won't go! 2 x 600w hps 8" filter, big and way over spec but works! Fan is outside the tent. LED i'm looking at that fits this tent is something like the Lumatek Zeus 465w x2 My current tent is knackered so it needs replacing one way or the other. I also thought it a good time to move over to LED! The type i like the look of are the strip type that have uniform spread over the canopy. The only thing with this is that i won't be able to lift them up as high as the HPS because the filter would be in the way. If they made a this tent in a 2.2m+ height it be great, but they don't. Alternative option is a 1.5 x 1,5m Green Qube, slightly smaller footprint, and square but is taller so would cope the the filter and would require only one 600w LED. I could get one of these "in-line" filters to solve the 2m height limit in the current tent but have no idea how good the are? Also my current filter is new, so would feel a waste. It appears to me, while LED is supposed to be better, it's not as flexible as HPS. What would you do?
  24. Hi guys done a few grows in soil but watering is becoming an issue as i can be away a few days at a time. Getting a wilma and have decided on clay pebbles. Few questions how do you start a seed in clay pebbles? Rockwool ? Root riot cubes? Or something else? next question heard good things about ionic nutrients so have decided on them can i use silver bullets with this? How often should i set feed timer Whats ideal ph and ec for this system thanks in advance guys dont want to muck it up .
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