Got sick of the light bleeding out of my closet. I can't close the closet door or it will get too hot and stale air. So I got out some cardboard and foal and made the most ghetto looking grow box, but it mostly kept the light out, and I had fresh air pulling from a hole in the bottom. However, I just turned my annoyance of light into paranoia of the cardboard catching on fire, and annoyance in the foil blowing around. So I designed a 2x2x4 box, and built it from plywood.
The box is much better than my ghetto rig. The intake fan is extremely load though. It must spin nearly 10,000 RPM. I can turn it down with my voltage adjustable power supply, but I love the turbulent wind. I'm still thinking of getting a larger quiet fan.
As for the Bubba Kush clone, it seems to be doing only okay. I only gave it some B1 starter for the first few waterings, no other nutes. This light doesn't have the ideal color temperature for vegging, but I was told it would work fine. This is my second grow. My first was under just a couple 30 watt fluorescent tubes, but I remember the vegetation being much greener. It's hard to say, as everything looks yellow under a HPS light. The older growth is definitely at least a bit more yellow though. Maybe it needs something? I'll check the PH soon. Also pretty sure I let temps get way too high for a couple days before I had any kind of box, and some of the first leaves browned.
The picture name has the date it was taken. 06-25-12 01 shows brown pre-flowering pistils at the base of the main cola (hard to see with brown dirt behind). Also note that the very bottom fan leaves were already crappy like that when I got the clone
Edited by cRACKmONKEY421, 27 June 2012 - 07:20 AM.