Good day all. This will be my first real attempt at growing cannabis. I know I’ve already made mistakes and I’ll probably make some more…no big deal, this is just a fun little trial run, trying to figure out what to do and hopefully with your help it’ll turn out OK Would like to figure it all out before I start with my little auto breeding project. I will be going into detail about everything! I want this to be something I can come back to for any detail of what I did! Sorry lol
Let’s start with my setup;
Tent - 3’w x 3’d x 7’t there is also 2- 3’w x 1’d x 3.5’t propagation/storage section on the side.
Lights - 1200w led bloomspec apparently full spectrum. I read somewhere this light does not have uvl or, I forget what the other is called, ir or iv something like that anyway…
Model Number: B1200
LED Power: 1200W (120x10W)
LED Types: dual Epiled/Bridgelux chips
Avg. PowerDraw: 110V: 252W±5%; 220V: 243W±5%
HPS Replacement: 800W HPS/MH
Dimensions: 15.7″ x 9.4″ x2.8″
Grow area at 24″ Height: 3x3ft
Flower area at 18″ Height: 2.5×2.5ft
Input Voltage: AC 100-240V
Most of the specifications are just gibberish to me!! Lol. Is this a good light? It’s about 26" from the plants, probably going to lower them to 24" in a few days.
Fans - no intake fan, but the tent is opened several times a day so I think this will be OK. Let me know if I’m wrong. I have 2 - 6" fans in the ceiling. I only have 1 of them on all the time. I also have a 6" clamp fan blowing between the plants and lights.
Humidity / Temp - I have to run a humidifier all the time. When the tank runs out the tent drops down to about 32-35 RH but the tent is usually at about 65-70 RH. The temp ranges between 70-80F in the light. And I’d guess around 65-75F without. I don’t know though, I don’t open the tent when the lights are off, but the lights give off next to no heat so I don’t think there would be to much of difference.
Current pots - 6" little orange pot (plastic)
Growing medium - now I believe this is mistake #1 I bought it and used it before I knew any better so please don’t yell at me! Lol I bought 2 little bags of miracle grow soil. I filled my 2 - 6" pots with this. Then I mixed the rest of the 2 little bags with 5 kg of coco fiber. Still don’t know why you shouldn’t use miracle grow though??
Pots I’ll be transplanting into when that time comes - 5 gallon pots (fabric with handles :))
Nutrients - Everything is from Advanced nutrients. PH perfect (no its not…) Grow (1-0-4), micro (2-0-0) and bloom(1-3-4) 3 part system. Sensi cal mag extra(4-0-0). Voodoo juice. Big bud (powder)(0-15-35) Only thing I’ve used so far is the voodoo juice for the roots 2ml/L ph’ed to 6.3
Tap water is in 5 gallon bucket with 4" circle air stone. Ph’ed to about 6.3 before I use it, run off averages about 6.8. I don’t have a tds reader yet. There are a few things I still need to get this weekend that’s 1 of them. I always let the water sit at least 24 hours before use to let chloreen evaporate.
Things on the shopping list for this weekend; tds reader, colloidal silver 1000ppm 8oz bottle, Wallace mycorrhizal fungi -1lb, pro-mix mycorrhizae - 20L, perlite and worm castings
I want to mix the pro-mix mycorrizae and perlite and worm castings with the 5kg of coco fiber and soil. Any suggestions on a good ratio?
I’ll upload some pics tomorrow, I’m to tired and high to take pics now its like 1:30 am have a good night everyone!