I recently had 4 sour D plants given to me and I plopped them in the woods but they quickly became deer food. Left with two unsexed clones of the originals. After my outdoor efforts were thwarted by that bitch, mother nature, and the discovery of an amazing nook in my house, ive decided to come inside. My eventual goal is to have a perpetual SOG/SCROG with mother and some daughters. For now, I grow and harvest my two clones (praying for females) for experience and then start the real deal in September with fresh seeds.
Growing for a couple reasons: the challenge, a bit of extra cash for food and beer, hooking up a FEW good friends with good buds (as I don't smoke much), and because I am bored...
Oh, and I have nooooooo money to support this so it's all budget oriented.
I attached a picture of my soon to be grow cabinet and im looking for advice. It's unlikely that the cabinet will ever be found because it's hidden very well in the house but smell and noise are big concerns. I don't want my roommates knowing but they ARE all close, trusted friends of mine. Depth and width have a good amount of wiggle room but the height is very limited.
Mylar and humidity control will all be a part.
Powered by a 700 watt led array (got it for free 99 ) http://www.alibaba.c...Hybrid_led.html
I want to have the light sit on top of the box (green rectangle in pic) instead of hanging inside of it so it doesn't breath any air from inside the box (control heat too). This means the light is in a fixed position and I will adjust the distance to the light by moving the plants up and down on a rack. Plants and drip tray are the purple and gold lines in the pic respectively. The smaller compartment on the right is to hold the carbon filter (red blob in pic) out of the way of the lights and will double as a drying compartment. Blue circles in back are passive intakes and the two blue holes towards the top draw air into the filter/blower compartment.
The plants will be grown and harvested in one square foot clusters of 4 clones in 6" square pots. (will add veg/mommy cabinet later). Each rack of 4 clones will move independently of the others. Meaning I can have 4 groups of 4 clones growing at the same time and control when the harvests will be (hopefully every 2 weeks).
1) Am I on the right track?!?!
2) What is a good distance to keep between light and plants?
3) Good idea to supplement CO2 with sugar/water/yeast generator or is it unnecessary?
4) Vent holes... Amount, size, location?? All vents will have HVAC filters
All input is greatly appreciated but please no bickering over preferences!
Edited by knucklehead21, 14 May 2012 - 02:02 AM.