As mentioned in the title this will be my first grow with two feminized Short Stuff Onyx. They were purchased from Attitude Seedbank.
I will be growing in two Rubbermaid storage bins. The individual dimensions are 29" x 19" x 19 1/4". The top bin is flipped upside down, and hinged to the bottom bin. The handles lock together creating a nice seal. The inside is painted a flat white. After this first grow I will only be growing one plant at a time. I am using this fan for my exhaust:
Bgears b-Blaster 120 2 B Hi-Speed Bearing Fan - 120mm, 103CFM, 2000RPM at TigerDirect.com
My intake is passive. Lighting will be six - 26 watt CFLs
During a 24 hour trial run where all lights were on I had an issue with temperature at highs in the 90s. I think the main issue was the growbox is located in a closet. The air isn't being circulated enough in that space. Due to stealth reasons it must remain in the closet with no apparent ventilation outside of the closet. Added two more intake holes, and hooked that up to pool filter hose. The hose ran into a box that had a sealed fan bringing in cool, fresh air from the large gap under the closet door. This lowered the temperatures into the mid-upper 70s. RH tends to be 51-52 %.
Lighting will be six - 26 watt cfls. Using a 3 light bathroom vanity fixture, and 3 y splitters. Crooked in this photo as they're mounted to top bin which is hinged, and I was opening it. The lights are adjustable.
I am using a soil mix of MG Organic Garden Soil, MG perlite, and Burpee Organic Seed Starter in 3.80 gallon pots. Burpee Organic Seed Starter label.
Watering with tap water set out for 24 hrs. Eventually, will be using airstone/bubbler. I will be feeding with the Better Gro Orchid products. I plan to use a DIY carbon filter, and either Gonzo or ONA.
I have a 4" adjustable fan for "wind". After planter height and light space I should have 20-21" of grow room. Probably will be LSTing.
Two seeds were germinated in paper towls moistened with distilled water, and inserted into a ziploc bag. The bags were placed behind the ps3.
Germinated seeds were planted into their final pots (3.8 gallon). Unplugged the box fan contraption, and turned two of the lights on.
Day One : 9/14
Seeds have sprouted! Each seed has one 26 watt cfl 2 inches above it. I have been watering with a spray bottle. Sprouted seeds are tiny and hard to see in the large pots.
More than likely I will update weekly. Enjoy!
Edited by flwr, 18 September 2011 - 01:53 PM.