I will keep daily grow details in the journal and try to post every day aswell and just hotlink to the days in this main post.
NOTE: JOURNAL HAS NOT STARTED YET AND BOX IS NOT 100% COMPLETE. ANY INPUT AND CHANGES WILL BE WELCOMED WITH OPEN ARMS.
NOTE: I am sorry for the poor language. Please ask if there are parts you are not able to understand.
Waiting on lights to begin. This is the seeds I got to pick from:
2xDutch Passion Dutch Cheese Feminized
2xBig Buddha Blue Cheese Feminized
I also got some free seeds with them:
UFO#2 CH9 Female Seeds Jack
FREE Eva Seeds Jamaican Dream Feminized
FREE EVA Seeds Monster Feminized
FREE EVA Seeds TNT Kush Feminized
UFO#1 CH9 Female Seeds Cluster
I got a 30x/60x/100x microscope that i will use to decide the final weeks.
Grow room[In progress]
Im going to attempt to SCRoG this area, and maximizing the space by custom building a DWC box.
I will run a bathroom exhaustion fan(Silent 100-CZ: 54,7CFM, 158x158 mm, 26,5 dB) that will go into a sound muffler that bends 90° into a coal scrubber(L:600mm, capasity: 353CFM, Coal type: Coconut Carbon, 4mm). The coal scrubber is inside of its own sealed cab with some hidden air holes at the bottom so that if smell is still a issue, i got a chokepoint to add more control.
The passive air intake is 3 elbows with 32mm in diameter.
The walls of the room was first washed, then painted with a coat of latex based white paint, then siliconed the corners and another coat of paint. Outside of this is Diamond Mylar Film 98% and some alu. tape.
Ive used the height inside the grow room as following:
Bottom floor--24cm-->DWC top--20cm-->Scrog net--30cm-->Ceiling
The DWC is something like 38x22x80 on the inside so it would hold 66,88 liters at max capasity. This will be somewhat lower because of the net pots. The DWC is not done and will have a pump for draining and a 60l/h 100l capasity air pump going into one air stone below each of the two pots.
I've also got 1 max/min termostat, 2 small desk fans(dont know the numbers, see picture)and a watt reader.
#1 What kind of light would be the best? [answered]
Im thinking HPS is too hot even with cooltube and too short in width for T5 setup. So either LED or CFL. Im thinking CFL would work the best? My plan is to build some kind of reflector hood that can be moved up and down, carrying 4 125W High Power CFL. Their size is 62x360mm and i've read CFL works best 3-4cm above plant. That would mean each bulb would take up 14.2cm in width on the screen. Making the hood 56cm wide in maximum effect. Would it be wise to seperate them a bit more to fill more off the scrog? I will be running 3x6400K 1x2700k during veg and 3x2700k 1x6400k during flowering. Each bulb have 8000lm. More bulbs can allways be added if this does not seem right.
#2 Will it be enough CFM and passive air intake with the oversized coal scrubber and the sound muffler? [Unanswered]
#3 Does the DWC capacity and scrog height seem good? And is there enough room left for the light? [Unanswered]
#4 Does the seed's seem ideal for the grow room or should i try some other types? [Unanswered]
#5 Is there anything important that i have forgotten or should consider implementing?
Edited by anon4life, 12 April 2012 - 02:56 PM.