Ahhh.... It feels good to be back-ish! Alrighty... So I'm finally starting this journal up! No luck on the re-installing of my OS on my desktop computer.. And wouldn't you know - my ethernet port on iBook isn't working.. So I can't do updates from home anymore.. Or until I get this computer situation figured out. Luckily there's free wifi where I work! So this cab is sort of a work in progress right now... the major problems right now is getting/installing my exhaust fans and carbon filters... but those have to wait until I have a significant amount of money to blow.. And with my GF's birthday and Christmas coming up... Money is going to be tight... But it still works as a grow cab for the most part right now - so I'm using it. I'm going to try and not be so long-winded this time around (except for this first post which is gonna be long due to updating informations and what-not).. I'm sure that was a turn-off for readers in the past.. Maybe it wasn't.. Normally I smoke while I'm checking out my babies - so I'm pretty high by the time updating comes around - which usually causes me to ramble on and on... Haha! Anyways... Let's get ya'll updated on what's gone down since the beginning for those who may not have followed my last journal or those who have forgotten what all went down... So this grow started where a failing grow left off... My first error was when my dog broke my pH meter and then I thought I could handle things without one... That was a mistake for sure! Ordered a new one of those. Just a cheap $40 pH Pen off Amazon... Second, I never even had a PPM meter... Ordered one of those... just a cheap $20 EC Pen off Amazon... Third, I didn't really have a solid place to grow. I mean, my closet was good enough for just one light cycle going... But I don't wanna have to buy weed anymore.. Or as little as possible... So that means I needed somewhere I could have clones, plants vegging and plants flowering... Preferably all in the same "space." ... Then I found my cab. It was $20 on craigslist.. It was prefect for what I needed... Wasn't too big.. But big enough to grow and have my three separate chambers - I had to have it. I got my cab. Painted it. Sealed it up (Other than the doors... But once I get my fans - I'll be all over the sealing of the front part). Got all of my power strips and everything set-up... Then I moved my clones to the clone chamber. (That was about a month ago). A few weeks later I decided to try and germinate a few seeds just for fun and one of them ended up making it (had a neglectful weekends where the stonewool cubes completely dried out)... About a week ago I got the three clones transferred to the bubble buckets and into the veg chamber. I numbered the buckets 1, 2, and 3 so I could keep track of them easier when documenting... Then I got to thinking... There isn't much room at all for my plants and buckets with three in a chamber (especially when they're fully grown).. So I decided just for fun to put one of my clones into flowering. So as of right now I'm at: - 2 Clones (#1 and #3) and a small slant (from seed) Vegging in the Veg chamber - 1 Clone (#2) starting the flowering cycle in the Flowering chamber LIGHTS: Veg chamber: I have 10 x 26W Daylight Spectrum CFL bulbs in the Veg Chamber (I'm debating about removing a couple since I have plenty of light and I'm having troubles keeping the temps below 90... I'll add a fan and see how that helps first) Flowering chamber: As of right now I have 4 x 26W Soft White Spectrum CFL bulbs in the Flowering chamber. I'm hoping to someday switch to an HPS lamp... But that will be when I have everything finished and some extra scratch... Haha! They're doing okay for the time being.. There were a couple days they went where their pH was high (like 6.8) but I've had it under control for a few days. I think they're doing okay. Before I transferred them into the bubble buckets, I had the PPMs in the 800-900 range. Initially, I started them out at about 600-700PPM but today I increased all of them into the high 700's, low 800's for PPMs. pH has been fairly stable around 5.9-6.1. My pictures I have are from about 2 days ago, but everything looks pretty much the same... PICTURES: ... I accidentally left the cab open while I took a nap.. My dog ended up doing some damage to #2... But she's salvage-able... I think... Here's the damage: What do ya'll think so far?? We'll see how the desktop situation goes.. I may try and get my GF's wireless router from her this weekend so I can actually use the internet I pay for. Haha! ... Buuuuut, as a warning - my updates and checking back on the forum may be limited to my work schedule for the time being... Sorry if I don't get back to ya'll right away! As always, let me know what ya'll think!