Ok. Did alot of research… BUT, Never found this forum till later after some purchases.
After a TON of reading, I’m pretty much only concerned about 3 things (so far).
- My lights (of course blurple lol)
- Maybe I’m starting too many plants lol. (I did some research, and decided on 3 plants, then up the first three seeds (too deep) started 3 more, and had one of the old ones pop up (she’s a trooper). So I’ve got 4 going right now.
- Temperature. I’m a little hot right now.
Ok the deets:
- Strain: Blue dream auto from ilgm.
- Tent: 24x36x53. I was able to fit it in a closet (completely concealed with discreet cord).
- Ventilation, 6 inch AC infinity Cloudline S6.
i. iPower 6 inch Carbon filter.
- Lights: 2x “1500w” Bestva LED’s. Yes they are blurple.
i. Actual power draw is 195 watt.
ii. I dabble in photography so I have some 135w CFL’s (huge mofos) that I can supplement with, if
necessary. I probably will TBH.
- Vivosun humidifier warm/cool mist.
- Growing medium
i. FoxFarm Happy Frog 75%/ Perlite 25%
ii. 3 gal fabric pots (though, I underfilled the first three because the soil settled, now I know)
i. FoxFarm Grow Big, Tiger Bloom, Big Bloom.
I domed my seedlings and they are 7 days old and already getting their first set of 3-lobed leaves (plust some tiny little poking out the center [next node?])
Day 6, no longer under the dome (really just a plastic cup)
Humidifier not in yet. Coming in monday.
Right now RH is around 45-50%.
Do you think I’ll be fine on the lights?
That’s a total of 390 watts LED. And they are supposedly LM301B diodes.
With both veg + flower switches on, it looks relatively close to white light. Though, it’s still that blurple color.
Like I said, I can add those spare CFLs to fill out the spectrum if necessary.
(Also, I CAN buy more lights, just would prefer not to lol, I’m pretty heavy in the tooth on this project already)
I originally intended to start 3 plants, and ended up with 4.
They are auto’s so I don’t have too much room for HST, but I do intend to do quite a bit of LST.
My intention is to FIM the top (from research, this seemed to be the lowest stress version of HST). Then I’m looking to tie down branches to keep the canopy low.
Once I feel like I’m getting to flower stage, I plan to defoliate the underside of the plants, How far up the plant?
After getting into flowering, my plan is to continue the defoliation with lollipopping the colas.
Can you all think of any tricks to use to lower the temp, without flooring my AC.
I looked at those “evaporative coolers” but doesn’t look to promising.
If I could find some kind of miniscule AC unit, I’d be down to buy.
Temps are running a little hot. Hovering 78-83F.
Hoping for some direction on how I can resolve.
I have an AC unit in the room containing the closet, but the window is across the room, so not right next to it. Can turn the AC down lower, and keep temps in about 75F range (in the tent). One of the little ones was starting to taco because it got too hot (90F) and so I cut adjacent AC unit down.
Unfortunately, I cannot duct the heat out of the closet, just leave it wide open all day. Only close it if I’m expecting company or leaving the house. Then, I will lock the closet and shut the door (just in case).
(though, I could theoretically cut a hole in the drywall and duct it into the attic… I’d just have to fix it if I ever move out, and I know drywall, so that’d be a option if all else fails).
I did give just a tiny bit of nutrients to the seedlings.
1/2 tsp of the grow big, to one gallon of distilled water. Measured up at 100ppm.
I gave em 2 shots of that. One on day 3 and one today. With spray bottles of water to keep top layer moist, up until this point.
I don’t plan to give any more nutes, as I was surfing around here today, and read some posts about no nutes before 30days.
IDK, what’s yalls take?