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JayPCee420

First Grow , first diary

large.day2_compress18.jpglarge.20200507_162504_compress76.jpglarge.20200506_135012_compress3.jpglarge.20200506_135002_compress43.jpgHi guys,

Firstly glad to join your community , thanks for having me I've heard good things. I have just started my first grow and thought I'd start a thread to share my experience.  . . . and maybe ask for some guidance if that's ok?

 

My setup is a 1.2mx1.2m and 2m tall budbox, RVK Extractor with PK Carbon filter (filter not attatched yet) .At the moment just a desk top fan pumping air into a bottom vent flap ( room well ventilated) I have an adjustable digital ballast with a 600w dual spectrum bulb for both veg and flower. I am growing in a 70/30 Coco/perlite mix, with Vitalink Coir Max nutrients. A RAM air humidifier with Therm and hygrometer. currently at 25°c in day and 19°c at night , lights on 18/6 with RH at around 65%. I will be managing PH levels , if I need to start taking a PPM count I will, but hoping to just have good control over my climate and nutrients and read my plant well to spot deficiancies and toxicities.

 

I have already planted 2 kush seeds from a smoke I had a while back, just to play around (I'll be keeping an eye as I have zero idea if they are male or female). I have also just germinated and sprouted successfully 1 Cherry Bomb and 1 Atomic Bomb from bombseeds, both feminized. These were planted roughly 10 days apart, I'm hoping to spot any signs of the Kush being male before it becomes a problem , ( a few weeks away I know but any advice on that appreciated). 

 

I have not yet fed anything other than 1Ml/l of Plant start and a very small (1ml/l) dosage of root stim. I will slowly up this and introduce 2 part nutrients after first transplant.

 

Curious as the what level a freshly sprouted seedling can handle under HPS. I have it on an adjustable ballast, 250 , 400, 600 and 650. I have the light currently held at about 140 cm or 55 inches.  Seedlings can tend to reach for the light if they are not receiving enough.  

 

Shall I leave my light at 250W or move up to 400?

 

Thanks!

JPC420

 

I will post photos when I find out how to looool

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I start mine under a 400 but then I don't have the option of turning it down to 250w. 400 is a little excessive for seedlings tbf. If you have a fan pointing at the bulb you can get it quite a bit lower. Keeping your hand over the top for a few minutes you a good indicator if it's too hot for the wee ones.

 

Best of luck with the grow.  

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Ok. Thanks for feedback KC. I think given the height of light, I can probably get away with 400, but as I've got the option to run 250 I think I will first week. 

 

The Kush that's a week ahead seems to be looking healthy enough.

 

cheers

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55inches is a big distance, they'll probably go quite stretchy. try that trick with your hand over the top of the plants. if there is a fan blowing over them you can get it much closer.

 

I'm not giving a specific figure as I don't want to be the cause of frying your seedlings :ohmygod:

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Yeah I kind of knew that it was riding a bit high, I'd rather get it wrong in favour of having too much distance, then fry them.

 

I shall go off weather I can start feeling the heat only hand,  thanks a lot.

 

And I've got one fan on the canopy/just above and an extractor at the top in tent

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