Mars Hydro Mars II 1200/T5 3x3

Discussion in 'Indoor Grow Journals' started by SlutFaceKillah, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. #1 SlutFaceKillah, Feb 12, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2017
    First grow I had to shut down to relocate so here goes take 2...
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    Using Mars Hydro's Mars II 1200 for flowering and a T5 4 bulb fixture for seedling/veg. Growing 1 Super Sour Blueberry, 1 OG Kush and 2 AK-47 from MSNL. I will be using GH 3 part basic nutz with cal magic.

    Here is the full parts list:
    Light: Mars II 1200 + Mars Hydro 3x3 Tent $458
    Fan: Vortex S-600 6" 347 CFM S Line Fan $140**
    Hangers: iPower 1/8" Rope Clip Hanger w/ Gears $6 for 2
    Speed Ctr: VenTech VT SPD-CTRL $15
    Duct: VenTech VT 6" Aluminium Duct $15
    Power Strip: Zilla Digital Power Center $15
    Thermo/- Hygrometer: ThermoPro TP50 $10
    Soil: FoxFarm Ocean Forest cut with 20% Pearlite $35
    Nutz: General Hydroponics Flora Series $30
    Pots: Air Pot 3 Gallon $50 for 4*
    pH Tester: SevenPros Digital pH Meter $20
    pH Control: General Hydroponics pH Control $20

    Total = $814

    *Its easy to trim down the cost if you go with simple pots and a less expensive fan but I wanted to pay the extra buck for pots that are said to work better then a hyrdo setup.
    **I went with the Vortex fan because it was rated the quietest fan in 2016, perfect for my indoor grow environment.

     
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  2. #2 SlutFaceKillah, Feb 12, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2017
    Week One
    Started seeds in a cup of distilled water for 24 hours then switched to moist paper towels. Once the seeds cracked and poked their tap root out they were transferred to solo cups filled with pre-soaked soil with tap water at 5.8 pH. The soil consisted half of Fox Farm Ocean Forest and half Happy Frog with a 30% Perlite mix.

    Germination started: 1/30/17
    First Sprout / Day 1: 1/4/17

    Day 1 Moved all seedlings under T5 florescent fixture at 3 inches off canopy on a 18/6 cycle.

    Day 4 The Super Sour Blueberry and OG Kush felt light and top soil was dry, used tap water at 5.8 pH

    Day 5 Both AK-47 felt light and top soil was dry, used tap water at 5.8 pH

    Day 7 the roots are already touching the bottom of the solo cup, xfer to 3 gal air pots coming within the next few days.
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    Day 7 -
    SSB
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    OG Kush
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    AK-47 #1
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    AK-47 #2
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  3. Nice, great grow journal, I will take my seat
     
  4. Hope its not too late to still be in the contest...Just swapped the T5 for the Mars II 1200 today, just a few days shy of 2 week mark. Updates and pictures coming soon!
     
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  5. No, the contest will ended on 30th April, so you are not late.
     
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  6. Pulling up a seat!!!! Looking great, I'm looking forward to seeing this out!!!
     
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  7. Thanks man! I like your 2010 grow, reminds me of my first grow I did back in the day in my closet...started with 6 plants and ended up with 3 cause of my wifes cat.
     
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  8. Those damn cats!!!!! They have been outlawed in my house, from now on!! lol.. Good growing to ya!!!!
     
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  9. #9 SlutFaceKillah, Feb 19, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2017
    Week Two
    All solo cups have been transplanted to 3 gallon Air Pots and the T5 light has been replaced with the Mars II 1200 set to growth only 2 feet (24 inches) off the canopy.

    Day 8 xfer to 3 gallon Air Pot. Full water before and after transplant.

    Day 12 Top soil dried up, watered all plants at 5.8 pH.

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    Day 14 -
    SSB
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    OG Kush
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    AK-47 #1
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    AK-47 #2
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  10. Noticed some tacoing on some of the leaves, raised the Mars II 1200 another 12 inches, 36 inches off the canopy.
     
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  11. #11 SlutFaceKillah, Feb 27, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2017
    Week Three
    With the Air Pots during week three I water every 4 days. Topped and cleaned up lower nodes on day 21. Left top 2 nodes, number 4 and 5.

    Before Toping
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    SSB
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    OG Kush
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    AK-47 #1
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    AK-47 #2
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    After Topping -
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  12. All of them look good, nice work!
     
  13. #13 SlutFaceKillah, Mar 5, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2017
    Week Four
    After topping, the 4 new main colas are coming in very bushy. Watered every 4-5 days without nutz. I will continue to veg for another week and flip the switch to 12/12. Nutz will be added starting next feed at 1/4 strength.

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    SSB
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    OG Kush
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    AK-47 #1
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    AK-47 #2
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  14. I am a newbie and have a very similar setup although I am working with bagseed for my first grow. I am days away from determining sex with the dozen seedlings I have. I am in a 4x4 tent which will become my veg tent for future grows. I also have the Mars Hydro II 1200 that I am yet to use. I am strongly considering a DIY LED for the 4x8 tent currently awaiting delivery. I have been looking at several inline fans and the Vortex is attractive but not sure as of yet (I want as much CFM as I can get with as quiet as I can get - don't we all?). I am growing indoors in an air conditioned environment.

    Questions for you:
    How do you like the Vortex? Quiet?? Speed controlled?
    Does the Mars Hydro II 1200 produce excessive heat?
    What is the water reservoir (pump, circulator, aerator) in your tent all about? I have a stagnant tub of water in my tent just to supplement humidity (also a humidifier that struggles to keep up).
     
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  15. -Vortex is not only super quite compared to can fans but also the exhaust has a smell proof flap when off. Highly recommended if you have the extra buck.

    -So far I've only ran the 1200 at half power (growth switch only). I plan to flip both switches by week 6. As far as at half power, in California on the central coast it ranges from 60-75 degrees outside daily so 90% of the time I have my controller at low speed and 10% in the afternoon on med speed to keep it between 70-77 in the tent. I also keep it off during the light off hours.

    -I have 2 reservoirs inside the tent but recently moved them out to make room. One is filled with tap water and the other premixed nutz. I put them in the tent during early veg to raise humidity and also place air stones at the bottom to encourage the chlorine and calcium to the top. (Really not needed just had them cause I will eventually build a current DWC system.)
     
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  16. Week Five
    This week I started to to add nutz to the water in three parts. For the first week of nutz I am doing 1/2 tsp of Grow, 1/2 tsp of Micro and 1/8 tsp of bloom per gallon until I reach 350ppm. I am now watering every 3 days with nutz every other water.

    Used the T5 light to take pictures to see more green :)

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    SSB
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    OG Kush
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    AK-47
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    AK-47 #2
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  17. Beautiful green, waiting for them bloom:Love-Plant:
     
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  18. #18 SlutFaceKillah, Mar 20, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2017
    Week Six
    Continued to water every 3 days, nutz every other water. Started nutz @ a low 350 ppm, moved up 100 ppm each feed. Last feed was yesterday, nutz switch to an even mix at 1/2 tsb grow 1/2 tsb micro 1/2 tsb bloom per gallon. Switched lights to bloom on March 19th and changed light cycle to a 12/12.

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    SSB
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    OG Kush
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    AK-47
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    AK-47 #2
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  19. Week One Flowering
    Continued to water/feed every other day. Kept nutz at 600 ppm even three part mix(about 150 ppm being cal/mag from tap). Light has been on 12/12 all week with no adjustments to the light
    height (Allowing them to grow into the light) current 17" off tallest canopy.

    Best thing is NO HEAT ISSUES AT ALL. No joke here theses lights are freaken great when it comes to heat. Since I have switched to bloom I still haven't used the vortex on full speed in fact 1/2 speed is still keeping it at a perfect 75-80°F all day round. No sign of burning on the glass of the Mars II 1200 and all diodes still bright as ever.
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    SSB
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    OG Kush
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    AK-47
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    AK-47 #2
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  20. Special Update!
    All finally showed sex, lucky as hell we get all ladies! Excited to see each one get to bud!

    SSB
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    OG Kush
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    AK-47
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    AK-47 #2
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