-200 AMP Service
-10' depth x 20' length x 6.5' height = about 1300 cubic ft, 200 sq ft
-a 30-40 plant set up ideally yielding around 10-15 lbs/cycle (More or less.. I plan to grow each plant fairly large.. almost the full 6 feet.. input please?)
-7000 lumens/sq ft x 200 sq ft= 1.4m lumens/145k= 9.65 1000w HPS bulbs putting out 145k lumens
*10 lamps seems like a lot, a lot of heat too.. the room dimensions are TOTAL size, I wouldn't be utilizing every square inch, just properly filling the capacity. I was thinking of using about 6, 1000w lights to take into account COST which would be around $500-600 monthly of 24/7 not to mention other uses.. input? (light movers? reflectivity)
-The basement room is pretty cool so the heat isn't a major concern (yet) especially in the winter time...
-Ill be using an ebb/flow table set up with an external resevoir, and aeration, pumps and overflow drain
-CO2 Tank with regulator/meter etc.
-Completely wrap the room in agro mylar reflective
-It will be equipped with thermostat, humidistat, in and out ventilation fans, stir fans for stalk strength, all the necessary timers and gauges, humidifier/dehumidifier etc.
-seperate station for cloning with fluorescent light to aid in faster cycles.
*I'm putting in a less than efficient hot tub in and running it for a few months then shutting it off and starting the op to help mask the spike in kWH usage..
*Odor control is a concern, neighbors are near... obvious ionizers and carbon filters will be in place... input?
I'm starting from seed, I've ordered about 60 C99 seeds to start my garden.. I chose C99 for its ease of growth/cloning, great high and yield as well as relatively low smell. After I get started I'll choose a mother and continue with clones from there. When you choose a mother do you grow it and harvest the buds then take clones or..? Do you keep mother in constant veg conditions and take cuttings as needed?
The setup was built hidden (trap door) and prepared for this purpose. Now I'm going to put it into action. Any thoughts/ideas criticisms are welcome... hopefully this will be a long ongoing post...
Please let me tap your collective wealth of knowledge to build this Northwoods hidden garden of eden!
Edited by ComboCat, 17 August 2009 - 08:08 AM.