DoobieNoobie's 1st grow and DIY light build


#1

Well I guess I should’ve started this as I was building my light but I’ll run through the basics anyways. The light is 3 sections 18"x23.25". Each section has 8 560mm Samsung strips. Each ran on a HLG 185-1050B driver.


Used heat sinks from heatsinkusa and 1" U channel for the end pieces and for driver mounting.




I totally forgot to order potentiometers for dimming so I’ll wire them in next week and mount them after the first grow is over.

No pictures of seeds in water but I dropped 2 Bloody skunk auto and 2 Red Poison autos a couple hours ago. I’m still putting the finishing touches on my grow room and will post those in a few days for the big reveal lol. Big thanks to everyone here but especially @elheffe702 @Budbrother for giving me the surety of going for this as I was still uncertain when I joined here. @dbrn32 and @Aolelon for lighting help. And for all the good conversation @blackthumbbetty @raustin @PurpNGold74 @Whodat66 tags to be continued lol.


#2

@Wildwest @Haildamaged and well I can’t think right now. I’ll add more later. Sorry for anyone I’m missing. Just been a busy day so far and still got more work to do. But at least I got seeds in water so that’s a good day already.


#3

Yay, your first grow! You’re going to do great, and you know we’re all here for you if you have a problem. Congrats on that sexy light too.


#4

Thank you much! I’m so excited I keep peeking in on the seeds lol. I’m betting this is like the watched pot doesn’t boil kinda thing lol.


#5

I 2nd what @raustin said :ok_hand: you got this!


#6

You got it …and remember I’m not far away got all the good that would do you. and congrats on going for it
Happy grow y’all

Jimmie


#7

O yes I forgot I’m starting solo cup only growshould be fun details later I am at my lake house in eufaula home tomorrow


#8

Nice, enjoy the lake day. Little cool but better than staying in the city for the weekend.


#9

Awesome! Best of luck with them, I’ll switch to watching.


#10

Here and watching, sir! :+1:


#11

It’s about time! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Looking forward to seeing what you & those lights can do.

No pressure or anything.


#12

Lol no pressure at all :sweat: Dropped the seeds earlier into ph’d water with a capful of peroxide in the water. 3 out of 4 have sank so into paper towels they went. Hopefully tomorrow they’ll have some tails and I’ll prep my rockwool cubes as soon as I get up.


Bloody skunk first to sink.

Red Poison about an hour later. I’m not really sure how damp to make the paper towels so I just added about a shot glass worth of water since that’s what they were in. They aren’t dripping wet but are damp. Paper towels are in a ziplock baggie then inside a dish on a high shelf in by cabinet where the temps are stable.


#13

Its that time man! Sending nothing but good vibes that way. :beers: to a awesome grow. Set to watching.

P. S. What kind of lights are those? :wink::joy:


#14

Ahhh yeah! The future gonna be bright :sunglasses:


#15

Those are tanning bed lights repurposed lol at least that what it looks like when they’re on lol.

No tails yet but the temps dropped here a bit so I’m going to move them into the cabinet with my wifi router and see if that helps


#16

3 out of 4 have a teeny tiny little tail. I guess I’ll give them till tomorrow to open up a little more then move them into rockwool under a CFL bulb.


#17

no ruff stuff w/ them tails now.


#18

Yeah I’d move them into cubes tonight but they’re so tiny I can’t tell which way they’re going to go. I’ll check them once more before heading to bed. If they’re longer I’ll stay up.


#19

Taproot down … And I see how it is …lol jk watching bro


#20

It’s been a crazy busy weekend. Usually only Saturday morning is my busy weekend day. This weekend sucked I didn’t get nearly as much done as I needed to. Thankfully I have a full day to finish up the small details on my room. Should be able to share a few pictures tomorrow night.

I still need to tag more people but I’ll wait until tomorrow night when I got more pictures to share.

@fano_man what I mean with the root in all the pictures I’ve seen it looks like it kind of unfolds from the seed. All I have so far is a tiny white tip sticking out of the seeds. So by waiting a little longer I can be sure it’s going the right direction. Probably being overly paranoid but they’re my first babies and I want them to be perfect. I hope the last seed will show something by tomorrow.

And when I say tiny I mean like 1/16 of an inch at most.