Luckily I have solved my security issues, and invested in better lighting and ventilation.
I have a 400w HPS and 400w MH conversion bulb from sunmaster, and a 400w HPS ballast/reflector that came very recommended by the local hydro shop. I have a 25w 2100 rpm fan for exhaust, which I currently have pointing out the door to my closet, but am going to cut a hole in the top right corner of the closet leading to the room it's attached to, and insert the fan, which should be enough for ventilation. I also have 2 45w 16 inch oscillating fans that should increase airflow and simulate a breeze on my girls.
I am using a light mix soil from a local hydro shop that I have used with a great success and came recommended from their bio-bizz representative in the store. In addition I will be using bio-grow for veg, bio-bloom and top-max for flowering.
I started germinating 3 honey b, 1 Cole train (all from attitude) as well as 12 bag seeds from the last few months using the cup of water method for about 40 hours. Most of the seeds showed taproots, even though some had only barely cracked, I decided to plant all of them about 3 hours ago.
I've tested the bulb to make sure the temps stayed reasonable, as I live in a very very hot climate, and have been able to keep the temps between 77-83 degrees F with the lights on, which is about as good as I'm going to get until the winter months start to come. That's with the AC in the room next to the grow running at 68 degrees, and the door to the closet open. The strong fan seems to work well, and I need to cut a hole in my wall to have it work optimally. Anyone have any recommendations for DIY ways to cut a hole in a wall?
Below shows my closets new setup, where I attached the two shelves together and placed them sideways so I now can fit 9 large (about 3.5-4 gallons, it didn't say on the pot) pots, or can maybe squeeze 10 pots on there if I use two of the 2 gallon ones I have. If anyone has any questions, comments, criticism or advice, I would really appreciate it, and I'm sure my girls and my lungs would too:smoking::smoking:
Sorry for the long post, didn't want to leave out any important details! Without further adieu....DAY 1 since germination!