First Grow, feedback welcome

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by Sheik723, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. #1 Sheik723, Nov 30, 2015
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    Hi everyone, my first time on any forums in years really. Long time smoker, first time grower. I moved to Co about 7 months ago. I rent a house where the landlords grow on a different part of the property. After a few months of babysitting their grow and learning first hand experience I was certain I could do my own and possibly produce better results.//
    So my landlords use a medium and have to stake and all that stuff. They do a lot of gardening in my opinion between staking and potting 1 gallon and then transfer from 1 gallon to 7 gallon, potting, more staking. They have a 20 light set up, 10 lights per room, 4 plants per light. You do the math, that's a lot of potting and staking. They yield about 1.5 lbs a light.
    So I did a lot of research on growing options. Apparently using a medium is best for beginners because its very forgiving when it comes to PH levels as the medium acts as a buffer. I found RDWC(Recirculating Deep Water Culture)would suit me best paired up with a SCROG Screen. I hear its for seasoned growers but I like a bit of a challenge.
    The Room
    Im using the unfinished basement which has plenty of space. I closed off a room and sealed it for light leaks. The rooms dimensions are 20x8x8(LxWxH), has one window and a double sided fire place. I measured the Dimensions of the fire place and window and cut some ply wood. Put 10 inch flanges on both, window for intake, and fire place for exhaust// Covered them up, hung my 1000k Light, added ducting, 2 intake fans, one for fresh air, the other to cool the hood, Carbon Air Filter with exhaust fan as well. I will post pictures as soon as I get a chance.
    The Setup
    RDWC System
    5 5 Gallon Buckets
    5 Air stone Disks
    4 Net Pots
    2 16 in Wall Mount Fans
    1 70L Air Pump
    1 Submersible Pump(don't have specifics at the moment)
    1 1/4 Aqua Active Water Chiller
    1 Home Made SCROG Net
    1 Hanna Instrument with PH/Temp/EC/PPM Probe
    Miscellaneous Hardware such as tubing and fittings
    Ill update a bit later with pictures
    Im currently on week 5 of Flower, the progress is pretty nice. One mistake was vegging for 6 weeks, 5 at max needed.


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  3. looks like you went all out on this, the research you did is gonna pay off, nice setup, if this is your first grow you must have grew in a past life, good job

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