Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:07 PM
SUPERNAUTICAL, specifically lol
I have a few questions for you about indoor, I noticed you seemed really knowledgeable about this so I figured the least I could do is try and get some quality advice.
1st question: I'm working with a 1000W HPS and metal halide (I dont know its wattage off the top of my head, but I think it will do fine for veg) and as many of the larger CFL's I can buy, was probably going to put like 2-4 in just for a little extra. I HAVE GROWN BEFORE AND WAS SUCCESSFUL, BUT Ive only done outdoor and the plants got huge... So what I'm asking is if i put some clones from a dispensary(GUARANTEED indica strain, probably GDP) in 3 gallon buckets indoor, how far should they be from each other, I know they won't stay as close as they are in the beginning forever, obviously they are going to expand out as well as up, so basically how many square feet should be designated per plant? I used 40 gallon cans or the dug big holes and filled em with Fox Farms ocean forest soil, so I have no idea what size the end of a 3 gallon plant will be.. or if i should do a few less and do 5-6gallon buckets maybe. I am trying to keep 6 mature or less (since that is what California law says). But I was just hoping you might have some good advice on amounts in smaller spaces. I just need to start working numbers, I won't be at this again officially for like 6-8 weeks, but i need to collect and perfect my room first.
2nd question: These are older lights given to me by my aunt whos getting old meaning they could be a few years old or 20 (but they look pretty new) they are just a spare foot box almost exactly with a big ass bulb, that one is a hydrofarm 1000w hps with the "ballist"? i think it's called (the metal box with all the electrical stuff in it) and a good enough hood, its all built in 1. Also have a metal halide probably around a 600W, its one of those bulbs that are like 1.5 inches in diameter but really long. Also with a hood.
Do I need a cooler for the lights? I know they will probably be hot, but I was hoping to go an easier way out with a small ac in the room's door or something.
Oh and I use Fox Farm organics only, soil, liquid nuits, and solubles.
So you know what I'm aiming for, and everything I'm working with, and i'm hoping you know some key information I need for setting up my room, so like I said, if you have the time to help me out a little bit it would be great, if not, don't worry about it. (Ill just do hours more of internet surfing for a few weeks, which is a hassle and isn't always correct) HAha
I don't use these often logged in, so I don't know how to email much through here... but if you do choose to offer some advice hopefully it will give me an email or something. Ill check this thread within the next day or 2 as well also.