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DWC Perpetual setup, 1000w HPS
Posted 17 July 2010 - 10:15 AM
My flower room is using a 1000w Xtrasun from Amazon with bulb for $280 after taxes. I bought six, 5-gal buckets from home depot as well as 6 Styrofoam sheets 2'x4'. The Styrofoam I cut into lids for the buckets and drilled holes with plastic screws in them for support. The remaining sheets of Styrofoam I covered with mylar and they are now movable reflective walls for the flowering area.
I purchased some double output air pumps and nice heavy round air-stones that sink and stay put. There are 4inch and 3 inch net pots that I cut holes for in the Styrofoam. I will be using the 5gal buckets for both veg and flowering.
Pictures will be posted very soon......
Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:04 PM
Heres the Strains....
1 Blue Dream, vegged for 3 weeks, been flowering for 9 days
3 Afghan Kush x Skunk 1, some vegging still, some just went to flower
2 Blue Cheese 1 veg, 1 flowering
Heres Pics of the setup... (Left to right) AKxS and BCheese vegging together under t5s in fishtank shown also is part of CO2 bucket. Second pic is my other CO2 yeast/sugar bucket in the flowering room. The 3rd pic is the Blue Dream in the flowering room, its 19". 4th pic is my air pump with the "t" connector combining the two outputs. I have 2 small fans attached to either side of my veg tank, one 12" pointed towards the fan and plant tops in the flower room.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:22 PM
Any questions or advice is greatly appreciated
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:40 PM
Posted 18 July 2010 - 06:11 AM
Edited by Bowl Paxton, 18 July 2010 - 06:45 AM.
Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:35 AM
Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:35 AM
Im about 3/4 of the way through my first hydro grow... Using Ebb and Flo table... I already want DWC buckets. they just seem to be more efficient with space.
I have to suggest DWC for anyone new to indoor growing, the costs are low and the results are solid.
Your setup looks solid. Good luck to you:wave:
Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:41 AM
Have you seen these... available at any hydro shop (stole image from texashydroponics.com) Good site just to see whats available even if you dont buy online. these are like 4 bucks each
In 1 week, I will be flowering the remaining Blue Cheese and 2 Afghan Kush plants each with their own 5 gal bucket. Home depot sells em for 2 bux right now. I am gonna be using foliage spray and some nutes that grow giant pumpkins on this batch of 3 coming in. The styrofoam lids I am gonna just rest on top of the water so they float, rather than use plastic screws, maybe thats a bad call cause the plants might sink. Ok nvrmnd, I will use the plastic screws again to secure the lids. I hope to build a tire swing on the Blue Dream by the time its done growing.
Edited by anthony177, 18 July 2010 - 09:42 AM.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:41 AM
Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:38 AM
sounds about right to me... different strains different times. 1-2 weeks for buds to start is what ive read about.
I added another heavy tarp, the Blue Dream has begun to flower a bit, it is day 11. Is this on schedule?
Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:21 PM
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Edited by Bowl Paxton, 22 July 2010 - 09:03 AM.
Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:38 PM
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