I have a 4x4x6.5 grow tent set up; I started out purchasing a 400w MH/HPS Cool Tube switchable. My first crop was so nice, I smoked for free for almost three months. The next crop I had grown wound up having downy issues, but I couldn’t tell because the variety was OG Kush and the Tricomes were very dense on the leaves, looked like they were bubbling over with them. After I harvested and cured, my lower buds had the most putrid taste and smell yo could imagine. I spent a few days researching issues and discovered I had downy issues and those are caused by poor air circulation and high humidity. I picked up a couple small fan to circulate the air. Finally I broke down adn bought a 6" inline fan/carbon filter which is capable of moving 500 cfms, but only requiring like 105 cfm. I bought one of those speed bully/dial control. B4 adding the fan/filter my room temp with lights on would never drop below 88 F, lights off around 81 F. Once I installed the ducting and everything my air temp is sticking at about 80 F, but my soil temp is between 71-73 F.
I live in a condo, so outdoor space is not available and disposing of used soil is troublesome. So I decided to try coco coire in place of soil and I ran into so many problems, that a lesser smoker would have given up. I managed to harvest one plant out of 14…total waste of time and effort. I think yellow septoria was the issue in combination with an unballanced pH.
This last crop I went back to using bag soil and made sure to thoroughly wash my buckets, wiped down the inside of my tent with bleach water to kill whatever was remaining. This whole process was very irritating and messy; which has me on the search of something that will kill teh bacterias. I was lead to ozone machines, set it in the tent and run it for 24 hours and it supposedly kills everything, even in the seams.
- Does the ozone create CO2, or is its only purpose to removed odors and bacteria???
- Ozone generators; Water in my city is fortified with not only chlorine but flouride as well. I know that leaving the water exposed to air for 24 hours removes teh chlorine, but does it remove the flouride as well? I’m tired of spending $10 a week on jugs of water. They have ozone generators for purifying water and such; will this device remove the Flouride as well?
My SS and OGK seeds arrived and I’m anxiously awaiting this crop to harvest so I can get those going…hopefully without the problems I have been experiencing.
Thanks and Have a good one!