I decided to remake the box with a less permanent design. I took 1/2" pvc piping and made my frame with it. I then purchased a roll of 100'x10' black/white poly to make the walls. I have fallen in love with this stuff now. I used 2 pieces that I cut to overlap a lot. I left it the full 10" tall so that it would lay over the top and allow me to seal it w/o making any cuts. Sealing that was a mother fucking pain in the ass but once finished it worked out amazingly well and doesnt look near as bad as i thought it would. I also used metal tape to seal the entire box on the inside. Then used 4 layers of 5 mil clear poly to waterproof the bottom of the box. I used 2" thick extremely heavy duty velcro to seal the flaps of the black/white poly to form my doors. This shit is awesome!
That is what makes the box. Now for the venting I purchased 2 6" inlets with the sticky side on them and one 8". The 2 6" vents were used to form the exhaust vent and the 8" was used for the intake. I increased the intake this time to help with airflow. I also have an 8" T and a flapper to restrict airflow. The T is installed into the 8" ducting that is going to my living room. I put the flapper on the left part of the T before the box intake. This allows me to shut off the air coming from the central heat/ac system or just limit it if needed. And it will allow the box to pull directly from the living room if the flapper is closed. No more pulling from the attic. This will also allow me to let some cool air in during the summer to help keep the box cool when the temps spike.
I am going to need either an 8" booster fan or another main in-line fan to keep from having so much vacuum as it is pulling the sides of the box in so much. But that is something that can currently wait.
I also bought some more 8" insulated ducting to allow me to re-rout the ducting in the attic to give me more room to move around the box. I have pictures showing how much room I gave myself by doing this. Really glad to have that out of my way.
I want to give HUGE thanks to a fellow member of GC for making what I am growing possible. I was lucky enough to be given 4 fully rooted White Widow clones ready to drop in. If this member wishes to reveal who they are then
that is up to them. But THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! I was also given a mother plant that was no longer needed by said person of Carmelicious. This will come in handy later on when I want something new to grow. Hell I may even fire up my mini fridge and get some samples from it.
Well with all that said I have the system up and running. I also bought a new Hannah pH/Temp/PPM meter. Extremely happy to have this now. I am running at about 230 ppms with 6.8-6.9 pH. Nutes are listed below.
I am using Holands Secret nute system. I am following the label this time. I have 3 of their additives. They are all upstairs atm so I will get their names when I go up next. I am going to be doing an experiment with this grow. Since I am growing all 4 of the same plants with 2 separate systems I will be testing a bloom enhancer and see how it turns out. I am very interested to see what the results will be. I am not sure which additive I will be using but it will either be Bloombastic or SnowStorm Ultra. Ideas/thoughts?
Anyways everyone that is the basic rundown of what I am doing now. As always I am open to any and all questions/feedback. I will be working on pictures in a minute. The site isnt wanting to let me upload them for some reason.
My goal for this grow is 1 pound. I am certain that I can meet/surpass this goal but I am just shooting for that.