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  1. Dinafem kindly sent me some orange juice to grow out .. They will be started in canna prof coco and watered in using Biosys and nitrozyme at ph 6. They are then placed on top of wet clay balls in a heated prop with no lid ..I now have a small veg tent 70x50x90 , for vegative growth I use a Zeus board using lm301b Samsung Diyleduk offers similar specs for similar money now , the flowering will be under a Diyleduk custom unit aka scope350 irc.. Three seeds popped in for this round leaving two for another run ... Orange Juice... Thats it for now till next time take it easy......
  2. I have been lucky enough to be gifted some seeds to do a diary here , cheers .. I was given two Blueberry cheesecake , sexbud and c99 , I thought I try the Blueberry cheesecake as we all like cake ... I prepped canna prof coco with charge and watered in using Biosys and Nitrozyme at a ph 6 .. They are in a small tent , 70x50x90 under a Zeus lm301b Samsung board , when bigger they go under the Diyleduk unit ...the Zeus will be set at 60w first when they show 3500k ..The new veg tent seems ok so far , five inch rvk on a varic.. Thats it for now till next time take it easy ......
  3. So after a few grows using RQS I decided that I would give Dinafem a go, I'm just finishing a grow that was supposed to be all RQS but due to a couple of dodgy seeds not sprouting, I bought 2 Dinafem seeds (only one grew though, maybe my fault) but the one that did has really impressed me. (2 weeks behind the RQS and the biggest plant) Grow diary here... Anyway, I have bought 4 more seeds and plan on getting these going once the current grow has finished. The seeds are... 1x Critical + 2.0 Autoflowering 1x Haze 2.0 Autoflowering 1x Blue Critical Autoflowering 1x Original Amnesia Autoflowering Set up... Old kids wardrobe (insulated and made slightly bigger) Kingbo 300w led (120w real wattage) Topplanet 300w led (120w real wattage) (Surprised how well these 2 lights have done considering they are cheapies) 2 X modified ceiling led panel lights (4000k) 80 watts Ram mixed flow extraction Rhino 4" filter 2x 4" usb fans Heat mat 600mm X 600mm Fabric pots Soil will be a mixture of pre used (once) canna soil mix / home made compost/perlite / Coco coir. Various canna / biobizz fertilizers. Pic from current grow...it's a bit rag tag but does the job... Hoping the current grow will be finished in the next couple weeks, will get onto these then. ... Watch this space...
  4. with my loft tent set up and ready to grow its about time I started my first diary Around the 1st May i dropped my Dinafem Critical Mass CBD seed into water and popped it into a mini heated propagator. 24h later and it'd cracked and the tap root was starting to emerge so i placed it carefully into a rootit sponge and placed the lot into my temporary veg cabinet. she had some difficulties throwing her shell off so after a day or two i eased it off and left her to get on with things - unfortunately i hadn't noticed that a bit of shell pith was still clinging on and this prevented the cotyledons from properly opening for another day or two before i worked up the courage to cut them free with a razor blade now 5 days from germination shes starting to spread her wings a bit - shes not coming on as quick as I'd have liked but i suspect i may have left her in the closed heated prop for a little too long, plus the closed cupboard with no ventilation is hardly a perfect environment - will definitely have to have to work out something better for next time plan is to let her settle into the rootit sponge, then once she's happy move her into a 4" rockwool cube and hand water for a bit before dropping her in the NFT tray... super excited (and a little nervous) to finally have my first grow on the go - looking forward to some home grown weed in T minus 12-16 weeks and counting
  5. 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
  6. Hi can anybody tell me if i need to worry week 3/4 flower
  7. This question no doubt has been asked numerous times, But I really can't be arsed looking at reviews which likely are fake(so many review websites now, I imagine paying people to leave a review works for sales), been on google and some other forums looking through, yet nothing has given me confidence to plan a set up with an led grow op, yes many claim more gpw, many claim about the efficiency, when I look for comparisons between 600w hps and led, they start talking about draw watts vs branded watts advertised etc... i haven't got time to waste or money for that fact, on equipment that is not worth it or spending hours of researching something that is just hype... So i will ask this, If you have an led please... 1. Name 2. Where to purchase 3. Country of origin (quality assurance) 4. Cost 5. Results (with proof e.g diary, photos etc) 6. wattage equivalent based on !!! draw power !!!, not the name e.g 300watt not actually pulling 300w 7. Anything that you feel needs to be said (temps, humids, space, etc) 8. Would you recommend this over hps, cmh, mh, etc ? why? Please keep it set out like above, hopefully this can become a sticky to avoid this question again and again, think that covers most of what anyone needs to know, no over complicating things genius growers, we dont need indepth detail on light spectrums, performance will be enough for most of us e.g if you got more off an led vs hps - the difference in K is irrelevant here, simply say led produced 10% more etc.... many can learn this part later on... this is simply for identifying quality units with trusted feedback on results
  8. Hi all. I've been absent from the site for some time, and I'm glad to be back, but even happier to see a few growers have made the switch to Quantum Boards. A few of you may remember I have been banging on about giving them a go for many many moons, but the same one single concern has always steered me away from them... Bud density. I have had several chances to get them in from overseas over the last 2 years give or take, money wasn't ever the issue and I trust the tech 100%, I have always stood by they're ability to grow good Cannabis. But every time I get to that point of finally hanging up my HID I bottle it because I have convinced myself they wont give me the same density and to some extent maturity as my HID do. There is a reason I always come back to this. A good friend tried some early COB tech some years back now, using his regular clones he grew out the same plants the same way he always does just with these new lights. Although he got an admirable yield the buds were loose and airy and almost under matured compared to his normal finished buds. Now I have somewhat of a "Thing" about bud density, I always aim for tight buds in strain selection and tend to pick strains that can give me that via genetics as well as using good lighting and feed, so I think these two factors have embedded some kind of fear into me about using QB's. I know to some that may sound ignorant as so many folks are using them now that this alone should be enough to talk me round. I have bugged to death a few folks here at UK420 that grow with them and even last year when I was an inch away from making the jump I still bottled it. Now fast forward to my current position, I'm indoors instead of outdoors in a cool garage, have now got a P.A.Y.G meter instead of monthly bills, and my grow area is slightly smaller. Add in it looks like I can now get QB's in the UK and I may finally have to make the switch. I'm not kidding my current lighting setup EATS electric. I just wondered if any growers using Quantum Boards atm could help me get past this and if anyone had some pics of buds grown under QB? Huge thanks in advance for any help. Cheers. GV.
  9. Day4.JPG

    From the album First time grow

    Day 4
  10. 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.
  11. Grow tent

    From the album First time grow

  12. casey jones

    Hi all, ive attached some photos of some yellow leaves I’m experiencing on some casey jones.. the photos aren’t great but hopefully you can see the issue. Hoping to fix the sick plant before she goes into flowering. All the other ladies are absolutely fine, under pretty much the exact same conditions. Any advice would be helpful.
  13. Hi guys! Been on this site for years and sorry for the lack of posts. just recently bought a new house and the grow space is slightly smaller than the last and worried about temps with my current 2 x 600w HPS lamps. going to take the plunge to LEDs after a lot of diliberation but it’s really confusing the hell out of me.. so many to choose from and my brain is starting to hurt with all the different info I am seeing.. some swear by LEDs and some say don’t do it! Grow own space is a 2.4m x 1.2m tent. can you guys please let me know the best LED set ups for my grow space please! Hard to trawl through all the posts about LEDs and the best threads seem to be a couple of years out of date.. I just need to know part numbers for the best ones and any other kit I will need to get a fully operational set up going. was looking at DIYLEDs page and all of his kit is out of stock at the moment so was wondering if you guys have any other suggestions? looking to spend £1,000 tops so best options would really be appreciated.. thanks all in advance. SJ
  14. Hello all I have recently got my grow up and running but not sure if I've missed something any pointers would be great My setup is...... 6ft x 3ft space in shed I have a pallet with storage heater bricks on it and 2 x tube heater in pallet controlled by a timer coming on for 15mins per hour lights off and 15mins per 2 hours lights on my root temps are 23 lights on 20 lights off I have an Inkbird controller for canopy height temps which turns a oil heater on for heat and the fans on for cool fans are venting outside and drawing from outside temps set for 26 and this method is keeping that temp lights on or off I also have a Inkbird controller for the humidity which is set to 60Rh with a humidifier in one socket and a dehumidifier in the other......the dehumidifier has not had to work yet (I think down to fans clearing air when temps go up) Humidity goes from 65Rh max down to 30Rh when fans kick in again humidity sensor is at canopy level I have my humidifier pointed at my oil filled radiator I have an oscillating fan which is on another timer set to come on 20mins in morning and 20mins at night I have this pointed at the back of my oil filled radiator so blows warm are and the humidifier outlet towards my babies Temps go up as this happens which in turn brings on my extract/inlet fans I have 2 x 600W LED viparspectra lights side by side 22inch above canopy on 18/6 at the moment I have planted in B & Q Verve mulitcompost and so far only given water My fans are 4inch on a speed controller
  15. Light chart Vipar vs Quantum

    From the album C4 Grow

  16. hi all. so ive been reading a lot about COBs and my interest is piqued. Clearly LEDs - COBs in particular - are finally starting to rival/take over from HIDs in terms of yield and spectrum (if not yet price) but what really interests me is a different kind of potential which I think they might have. LEDs dont need the kind of bulky reflectors an HPS bulb does, so it should, theoretically, be possible to hide one behind a standard domestic ceiling light fitting. (even if it has to be a bespoke built unit) also they can be dimmable, so the idea (the dream!) is to do this in a bathroom/wetroom and rig the door to trigger the dimer function when the handle is turned, so that it looks only as bright as a normal domestic light when the door is opened. if popo ever come looking all they get is a couple of (monster) plants in a bathroom with no sign whatsoever of any grow equipment at all. (C.F. would be housed behind dummy bathroom extractor unit and nutes would be coming in through the shower head from a second water tank (res) in the attic ... run to waste in coco and kick back. "they just grew like that officer" I know how to do the rest of it but im not a spark. i know it has to be possible so my technical question to anyone who really understands the electronics is ... 1) how hard would it be to remote trigger the dimmer function? can it be done realistically? and 2) what type of opaque/ 1 way glass would you use in the fitting to minimise any loss of lumen intensity from the COB? Hope that makes sense, thanks in advance for any help or research resources, stay safe. cheers MM
  17. Hi guys, been looking into leds a bit more and seen some amazing results with skyline 400w leds. Has anybody bought these or got any experience with them? or even better got a link to a diary with them? Only seen one diary on here with them and results were good to say the least. Thanks.
  18. shining silver haze week 2

    From the album Rikmacs grow

    Here are my babies, 1 is very stunted think I may have damaged it by helping the seed shell off when it was sporting
  19. Hello everyone, Is 60cm grow space enough height? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks, Croc.
  20. Thought i would contribute more.. so heres a look at what im doing to prepare for the spring In the garden are 3 Auto Mazar 4 Auto Blue-Tooth, Green Gold, GG"4 and 2 x Early Diesel. additional 2 bluetooth and 1 mazar have just been popped for a slightly staggered harvest I have 2 x "300watt" chinese LED that i got from wish for pence .. and the biggest led flood light B&Q sold last year which i got in sale when they were discontinued lol. total guestimated output about 300watts of used energy ? seems pretty bright to me haha lets see.. 24hr lights on ! soil is Jacks Magic..seems ok.. All beans popped after 24/30 hrs.. first lot popped on 11/11... had about 10 days in little pots, first water in big pots with 5 litlre water with 1/2 teaspoon added "Q4 rootmore".. then watered with "maxicrop take root" . i dont really measure nowdays haha just a splash so im at about 3 and a bit weeks.. flowering should start soon on the autos.. Snaps to follow.. currently transfering from android to mac which is a fekin pain in the ass !!!
  21. Just introducing myself , from south Wales UK .... Growing for ten years now , tent , greenhouse and outdoor . Lean more to the LED side indoor these days with Quantum boards and Cobs . Looking forward to learning some new tricks on here and open for questions from my own experience"s .....
  22. Hi all, I have purchased some KING LED lights, listed as 2000w (1400w HPS equivalent). I put some good sized plants under these lights, they certainly run with a lot cooler temperatures (heat wise), however, I found my plants were pretty much doormant on the growing scale, or at least very, very slow. I initially had two of these lights in the 150x150 tent, I found the leaves were curling upwards into a closed position, so I removed one light, this solved the issue, but still the growth was extremely slow, I found the stems were growing very strongly and well, but all other matter was not. I reverted to putting in a 1000w HPS bulb, and found the growth to be as normal, as expected, I am very disappointed that these LED lights seems to be next to useless. Has anyone else had any experiences with these lights? Thanks
  23. Eny 1 recommend a good led grow light ??
  24. Led grow. New grower

    Scrog pic 2.