Hi thought I’d write and give some updates on my first indoor grow. It’s been about 18 years since my last successful grow. So I consider myself a beginner with some experience. First I will show my set up.
Size is about 2 cubic meters iam using 2 1000w full spectrum LED’s. I basically joined 2 shelving units together and cladded with 40mm Styrofoam. On the bottom shelf I have a 40 litre reservoir and 2 * 40 litre plenum boxes, which I mounted 2 * 250mm exhaust fans for my air supply. I have ducted out of each plenum box 4 * 100mm dia. Flexible duct up to the growing space where each duct connect to each end of a 40mm air diffuser manifold. I have 4 of these manifolds equally spaced at the base of the grow space.
On the top shelf I have a electrical sub main I DIY with individual breakers so if one circuit opens I won’t loose everything. I also have 1 * 30 litre plenum box with 1 * 250mm exhaust fan. The box I have divided into 2 with a baffle. 1 halve of the box is the fan in, the other half I half filled on the bottom with kitty litter crystals to absorb odour. This then is ducted out of box and out the top side of setup and straight out doors. The set up as removable panel doors also made of Styrofoam. This keeps the whole space air tight. The space is under positive air pressure, which I hope will keep any bugs or other un wanted things entering the space. Here is how it is going so far. Iam planting about 26 seedlings as I will pick the best once I start to clone so the next grow will be just 8 plants.
Heres how it’s going so far after the first week in.
Top pic is first day in, bottom is after 1st week. 3 * blue haze.
Another 3 * blue haze.
3 * (Well I guess only really 2 * gold leaf)
3 * purple haze.
4 purple haze.
3* silver haze
Another 3* silver haze.
First week overview.
As you can see, some OK some not so, overall not bad.we are just coming out of winter here with outside temps averaging from 3degC to 24degC. Set up temp sits at 25degC during lights on and 16degC lights off. Humidity is 60% which I control by adding 10 litres of water to the bottom air in boxes. EC for first week was 0.7 with PH 5.5. Iam using Canna vega.
Hope to update again 1week from now and look fwd to comments, tips and questions.