First grow planning!

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by Polesmoker, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Well hello all, I'm starting to plan my first real grow indoors. Im finally legal and couldnt be mor3 excited. I've never done anything huge indoor. Usually just veg. so I've got lots of questions I'm hoping I can get some answers for. I know the basics of growing so that's nothing new to me but I've always grown outdoors in the short Northern Michigan summers!
    So i guess what I'm wondering is.
    1. Pot size for grow tents is their a huge difference on 3 gallon and 5 gallon yield wise. I plan on vegging 4 to 6 weeks nothing to major.
    2. Can I connect two 4x4x8 grow tents to 1 8" filter setup. The fan is HO an claims to pull out 920cfm. If so how would i go about that.
    3. Which is the best 1000w or 600w. I've heard 1000ws aren't that much better then a 600w because the 600w is more efficient. Though I know the 1000w put out far more lumen and I know the more lumen the better. I'd have one per a tent!
    4. Is promix a good soil, I like the idea of a soilless medium. Though I've heard alot of good about FFOF.
    5. Does anyone run dehumidifiers the final 3 weeks of flower. Is there a noticeable difference.
  2. #2 lotek590, Apr 8, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2016
    I don't know how big you are planning to get. Most small commercial just set up a clone operation. But if you are talking about a hobby for fun and profit before you spend one penny you should do a cost analysis starting with autofem seed. Keep in mind with autos you need no tent and no ductwork and only cheap home depot fans. And yes, I like that 600w for photoperiod, But if you do go with autos the 1000w is a no brainer (due to the fact that you will no longer be bound by a tent.)promix is ok, most of us just make our own, 2 parts soil, one part peat, one part perlite, a good shopper can mix it surprisingly cheap.
    pot size is detemined more by growing space, light foot print and growing techniquie. Some sog growers think anything more than 1 gallon is a waste. I like 10# airpots, but that's just me.
  3. I'm hoping to be somewhere around 25 to 30 plants. I have a 4x4x8 tent and a 8x4x8 tent right now. 2 250 6400k cfl lamps from apollo and still wondering about if I want to go with 2 1000w or 2 600w for the heat issues in the larger tent. I'll be picking up the ductwork next paycheck with my inline fans. . Cost is not a huge concern for me luckily haha, at the moment anyways. With that soil mixture do you add anything or let the nutes do the work? Promix is pricey but my friend keeps trying to push It and dutch master nutes. :bang:
  4. Also 1 gallon just sounds way to small to me.. I was thinking 5 or maybe 7 gallon pots. But what do I know haha.

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