Welcome to my first attempt at growing anything seriously, besides the number of beers i can drink before making a dick of myself.
As such I welcome all input and constructive advice you may have.
My setup consists of the following:-
Mylar grow tent 0.9m x 0.5m x 1.6m
Lights = 1 x 240w Lighthouse LED, x3 27w CFL 6700k x1 40w 6700k (can run up to 8, 4 either side), x1 15w Ionic CFL. (All CFL's will be swapped to 2500k or whatever they are in flower)
Ventilation: x1 125m Cent fan 80w with speed control (I think it does about 150CFM on high), x1 125mm Odor sock. Passive intake 125mm, x1 125mm inline fan 21w (this is currently raised just off the ground to aid circulation and try to keep temps down.)
Growing Media: x2 20L BB with clay balls.
Aeration: x1 dual outlet 4w pump with 2 large bubble discs attached in bucket 1. x1 2w single outlet pump with x2 bubble stones connected in tub 2. Both pumps are connected to a UPS built into power board.
Nutes: None yet but i have some Canna on standby, your typical Veg A & B, Flower A & B and some extra steroids for different stages of growth.
Extras: PH and EC wands, PH up and Down and normal calibration solutions. Motivation, this stuff is fun! I think I found a new hobby! Thermometers. Digital Timers (mechanical are shit!)
Seeds: x1 White Rhino (Bucket 1), x1 Random Skunk (Bucket 2), x1 Balcony Survivor (AKA The Trooper, queue Iron Maiden riff here)
Background:- I smoke and i have for many years, actually I now Vap and love it and have given up the cigs as well! I am just sick of having to do missions to get the shit and I thought WTF not, cleared and rearranged some stuff and made it happen. Bear in mind, i am in a 1bd apartment and have literally commandeered 3/4 of my bedroom cupboard for this setup, i live by myself so only me to worry about (you get used to the noise of the exhaust, about the same level as my air con).
And so the adventure begins.........
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Tent from outside closet (no rotation available, your stoned, just imagine its upright)
View from atop, White Rhino on the left, random skunk on the right and The Trooper at the bottom (Dnelelenahanahanahanahaaa, my attempt at a riff)
You will also notice the temps here if you are observant, it gets hot here, high temps are 36c lowish 24c in tent and humidity is pretty consistent at 38-50 range, mainly around 40%. Temps will lower as winter comes around.
Top of the tent, bit messy with cords, but best i could do with given patience, was actually contemplating trying to move it out of tent, but then i would have to make new light cords and thats annoying,if im lucky or stupid enough to let my plants get right to the top of the tent, then i might think about it.
And the The Trooper.
This chick has been through some shit, she started on the balcony in October 2010 as a seed in the pot you see her in, nothing special just some potty mix and water and lots of TLC, well most of the time anyway. She was struggling due to a pretty shit sunless summer and almost went to THC heaven when i went away for 2 weeks and left her to her own devices (Luckily i didnt leave the keys to the Bugatti behind) She has been under the new sun that she calls LED for 10 days now and with some nutes added very lightly, she has already grown 1/3 of her original size and is sprouting new zones daily, go trooper!
So that's where I am at, as i said any advice and so forth is fully welcome, i will especially need some when it comes time to top and do all this magic stuff to fully utilize the canopy and tent space.
Edited by Devils, 17 February 2011 - 12:21 PM.