New Room and Mephisto
Posted 19 November 2019 - 04:46 PM
Very nice crop! The autos are the way to go if you want a quick turn around and the LST is a good method for keeping a even canopy without stressing the plant too much especially with such a short grow cycle.
Those buds look absolutely delicious!
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Posted 19 November 2019 - 06:10 PM
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Posted 21 November 2019 - 04:00 PM
Overfeeding was one of the abuses, a couple got bone dry and wilted, I was under dosing the cal/mag and let it go too long. Just to mention a few of the ways I tried to mess them up but the genetics pulled me through.
All in all though for a first run in the new room I'll take it. Before next batch I want to get the well water here tested and maybe go with an r.o. system if my water is as hard as i suspect it is. I loaned out my TDS/EC meter just before I moved and I'm still waiting on its return. I have a feeling when I have fresh buds to share it will magically appear.
There is also a good chance I go back to a flood and drain feed vs the drippers I used this time. I have had good results with coco but I think if I am going to go back to a recycling system vs drain to waste I dont want any organic material in my pots.
Pure perlite is going to be the way forward I think. I stopped using h2o2 when I got the water chiller for my resovoir. I'm still getting some muck build up between cleanings so I'll try both for awhile.
RO is probably the best upgrade a grower can make man. Typically clears up any and all water chemistry issues.
Check out Hydrologic kits. Top of the line yet very affordable with common garden hose style connection.
Look for a 1:1 waste reducer addition and a KDF prefilter. The 1:1 restrictor will slow the output...Mine is 100 gallon per day and with the restrictor is about 60 GPD but reduces waste by 2/3. Around here water is precious but RO is needed for a quality grow so using RO but getting it with as little waste as possible is a common goal.
And the KDF prefilter will help keep the RO membrane in great condition and prolong it's life by almost twice as long. The RO membrane is what makes a system so expensive so the longer it lasts the more cost effective using RO can be.
I'm curious...Is your light one large fixture or several separate fixtures? If separated that cures the need for an even canopy. That's how I can grow sativa hybrids and indicas side by side even though the sattys are always 2'-3' taller than the indis. I just organize my plants by size when pistils start popping under the lights then the lights can be at ideal heights for all plants no matter how tall. This also speeds up the garden. Less time training and trying to hold certain plants back while others catch up. Just let 'em go and hold on for the ride
Would also love to see if you could add a bluetooth mesh to your lights. Control on off timing and dimming of each spectra with your smart phone
I'm kinda working on it with my whole room, trying to add a voice assistant so watering and climate control is all voice or phone/tablet controlled Hopefully I'll have a smart room up and running for my next grow in a few weeks
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Posted 21 November 2019 - 07:42 PM
My light is 2 seperate fixtures 48x38 so an over all foot print is 48x76 but I have them about 6 inches apart.
I am already running them with bluetooth controlled timers/dimmers. They can also work off of wifi if you wanted to but I dont see the need. I'm already in the room if I'm changing light schedules.
I was looking for the video greengenes put up of the controllers but I cant seem to find it.
So far I am happy with them, set it and forget it. They keep thier programming through power loss. Right now I just have them running full blast 24/7 for the heat.
I'm only using one timer/dimmer/disco simulator per fixture at the moment but I plan on adding "channels" later so I bought 8 of the amelech controllers.
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