Hello Everyone, I am a relatively new grower , I did a couple of grows before but I was forced to break for a few years . So I had the ideea of starting a cabinet grow about a month ago and thus my journey began. However I was facing a few problems : 1. Stealth - have to use a cabinet that is sitting on a balcony 2. Heat - It's a very hot summer and temp are soaring 3. Care - I sometimes have to be away for 2 weeks at a time ( if not more ) These are problems that are new to me ( except maybe the stealth part a bit ) and it turned out to be quite a challenge so far. This is why I decided to make a modest grow journal , so that I may benefit from the experience of the friendly people around here . First of all , I will describe my setup : 1. Space The cabinet is relatively small : 60cmx40cmx85cm ( 23.6x15.7x33.5 inch) The most troublesome is the height , 85 cm total so if you take out : the height of the pot + reflective hood / light support it adds up to an absolute maximum of 40 cm (15 inch) of height for the plant. I dressed the whole inside of the cabinet with mylar for light reflection. 2. Light I started up with only a 45W CFL 6400K but then purchased a cooltube and a 250W HPS with dual spectrum to use throughout the plant life cycle. 3. Pot I bought my seeds from Nirvana , 5xfeminized Urban Poison sativa dominant hybrid and for a bit of diversity 5xfeminized Indoor mix ( no ideea what strains ) I put them in 3l AirPots and used soil as the medium. 4. Air Intake : I installed 2 x 120mm PC fans (75cfm each ) Outtake : I installed 1x120mm PC fan 75 cfm + 1x92mm PC fan as outtake for the cooltube 5. Watering As I said I sometimes have to be away and leave the plants for weeks at a time so I bought a device called Tropf Blumat which is a ceramic sensor that theoretically detects when the moist level of the soil is low and sucks up water from a reservoir to bring the moisture level up. Final details Due to high heat which is a new concept to me ( my previous grows were done during winter and spring) I faced a lot of difficulties . The average temperature around here is 31 C with the temperature on the balcony where the cabinet is of 36 C , and these are only the averages! I planted 2 seeds ( 1 Urban Poison + 1 Mysterious Lady (from the Mix ) and got them up to 3 weeks but then I messed up and forgot to leave the window opened for a weekend and they kind of got cooked ( temp of 51 C recorded by thermometer ) So one of the plants died at that point and the other one lasted for another 2 weeks but gave up in the end . This brings us to 1.5 weeks ago when I germinated another seed , I noticed that the Urban Poison took the heat a lot better than the other plant (Mysterious Lady was an indica as indicated by it's wide leafs and low resilience to heat). In the place of the late Mystery Lady I put another Urban Poison seed yesterday . For the time being I moved the cabinet inside where I have AC and I will attempt to use the AC to get the plants through the last month of summer at least. Allrighty then , I think this is enough info to begin with but I will post a picture , just in case you haven't read a single word so far . I will post a few pics of the first plant in the next post , I just want to say thank you for reading so far and I hope you enjoy the rest. Also any help or advice is more than welcome , my mind is wide open. Thanks!