I’ve been planning my first indoor grow for about 70 years, it seems. I’ve been delayed several times, but I’m finally gathering equipment and am in striking distance of getting started.
Here’s what I’ve decided on so far:
I have a 4x4 tent, 80 inches tall. So I’ll use it.
I’m gonna do DWC. Debating on RDWC, but may save that for second grow. Keep it simple to start, right?
I fondly remember Northern Lights from back when I was cool. So I wanna grow them. I figure four in my tent, scrogged.
I’m gonna go all out and get a really good air pump (or 2) with a soda can airstone in each of the four buckets. For buckets, I am leaning toward 10-gallon tubs.
About the light… I have looked into LEDs, and they look great, but I just want to go with HID to start. Maybe I’ll try LED later.
I had decided on 600 watt to begin with. But I figure 1000 can’t hurt. As far as heat goes, I think I might possibly have that covered. Maybe. See, my tent has to go in my basement, which is not climate controlled at all. I don’t want to lose my first grow to temps or humidity after being delayed so long, so here’s my plan. I’m gonna run an intake duct from an upstairs room down through the floor into my tent. The exhaust will go up through the floor into another room. Carbon scrubber and all, yes. The ducts will run up between walls and suck in/blow out through floor grates that I’ll install. It may take a bit of dickering to work the carbon filter in, but that stuff if kind of fun for me. Total geek.
Anyways, 1000 watts in a 4x4? What do you think?