prep day 2
got the ‘nursery’ tent set up (24x24x48 tent like this one). was very easy to put together. i plan on putting together my larger ‘veg’ tent later today.
i have inline duct ventilation fans and carbon filters for both – i think to start i’ll just put the filter on the ‘veg’ tent since that will have more smell, and keep the second carbon filter as a backup. then if i ever have a cycle going where i have more fragrant plants in the ‘nursery’ tent, i can stick that second carbon filter there. it was nice, my tent came with straps for hanging the carbon filter, and ratchets for the light (will have a 300w led in the ‘nursery’ tent and 600w led in the main grow tent; sticking with the leds for lower
got nervous reading mixed reviews about people’s success with jiffy pellets, so i got some black gold seedling soil. will add some perlite and dolomite lime to it, and stick with root riot plugs + seedling soil for germination/seedling stage. while i think i could make the jiffy pellet ultimately work for initial germination/seedling growth, i’d be concerned about root rot/over-retention of water once transplanted.
learning of the day:
i thought i had an idea of what i was going to do ventilation-wise but now i’m convinced i don’t exactly know what i’m doing
question: the tent has three holes (the link above is an example of where they are; one big one on top, i’m guessing for exhaust, and then two on the sides near the bottom, i’m guessing for intake? where you could use one or both? what’s the best way to set up an inline duct fan + carbon filter + hose?
right now i’m thinking: one vent at the bottom closed, the other left slightly open, inline vent fan sitting at the bottom of the tent, pushing air out through the hose, which will be hooked up to the top hole (or carbon filter down the road). going to test it out and tweak it, try to get that negative air pressure going.