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TASTE OF AMERICA - Chemical Bride

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6 days ago
Indoor
Room Type
Manual
Watering
100%
Soil
Grow medium
Paper Towel
Germination Method
Main-Lining
weeks 4,5
LST
weeks 4,5,...
Topping
weeks 4,6
HST
week 6
Defoliation
week 6
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 8
Vegetation
40
inch
cm
Height
15.75
inch
cm
Height
18 hrs
Light Schedule
28
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
82
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
6.1
pH
48%
Air Humidity
19
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
66
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
26
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
79
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
26
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
79
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
3.43
gal
l
Pot Size
13
gal
l
Pot Size
60
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
23.62
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
0.03
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
0.1
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
Nutrients
Commented by timbarin timbarin
6 days ago

w3lc0m3 t0 w33k 8.
This simb0l1z3s a n3w start f0r th3 plants.

Not only that the girls are moving into flowering period, A brand new equipment has been sent over by @MarsHydroLED and @aggie721.

Before diving into the new setup, we should mention that the current week passed regularly without any major issues. The scrog net was adjusted and the plants were watered every 48 hours.
The little one is quite small and I was thinking to keep her in veg stage for a bit longer. In the end I didn't...

Now comes the new setup.

So what did we get from @MarsHydroLED you ask?

One tent 70x70x160 and Mars TS 1000. This setup replaced my current setup which was a 60x60x140 with 100w LED light.

Here are the links
Light https://marshydro.eu/products/ts-1000/
Tent https://marshydro.eu/products/70x70x160-grow-tent/

Having a long week at work I have started to strategize on Friday evening about the entire setup.
You see... the room is quite small and at the moment there are two tents and an Aircon in the room.

The 1st thing I had to figure out was how will the tents will be setup in the room.
Currently these plants were in the small tent and in the wrong location in the room.
I have pulled out the small tent from the room, making space for the bigger tent. But... the tent was very big so I found myself taking off the door to the spare room. once this was achieved the tent fitted in.
Now the move started. I had two tents in the room. the tent for the automatic plants, and the new tent. but nothing was hocked up yet.
The 1st thing that had to be sorted was electricity, followed by the extract fan and the "smart" meters. Once this was completed it was time to move the plants inside.

---setup---

70×70×160 Indoor Grow Tent Mylar Dark Room Hydroponics Bud Veg Flower Plant
Mars Hydro TS1000 Full Spectrum LED Grow Light Sunlike Dimmable Lamp for Hydroponics Indoor Veg Flower
BroadLink RM4 mini Rh and Temp Monitoring
4" Extractor fan 120CFM
Shelly Smart Plug for the lights.
***No inline fan with carbon filter atm. this will happen probably in 10 days when @aggie721 will send it over :raised_hands:

Before I will review the setup and the build Best to provide the TL;DR
"Excellent Equipment all around, Quality Control can be improved and overall grow story can be more complete"

-=-=-=-Shipping & Delivery-=-=-=-
The package arrived in 10 days, It was shipped in two distinct items, wrapped meticulously together with duct tape. I didn't have to pay import taxes as it was sent over to me from Germany.

-=-=-=-Unwrap & Unpack-=-=-=-
Both Items were packed very carefully with bubble wrap and storiform which was placed in hard casing cartoon packaging.
they both had all the corresponding documents and in addition 2 X A4 branded stickers. not my style but hey why not.....;-)

-=-=-=-Overall quality=-=-=-

Tent:
The tent feels high quality with quick release frame, and sturdy zippers. the Millar layer is reflective and branded with a small "Marshydro" logo. It comes with double floor.
the front branding is apparent and looks professional. the entire setup feels high quality and worth the price. unlike other tents that I have used, this one didn't smell bad (!!)

what I didn't like, and can be improved.

1. The tent has a front window to watch the plants. the problem is that the window has a net and allows air flow. it should have been a sheet of plastic rather then a net.
2. when opening the main door, the unzipped part can be tied down with a piece of fabric to the main tent's frame. that fabric should be changed to Valero. it makes more sense.
3. The tent comes with 2 metal frames to mount on top of the frame for support. I would love to see side metal frames for support when the tent is under "negative pressure".
4. Quality control is bit shaky. the tent came with two, 1mm holes in it.
5. The lights couldn't be hang on the frame. I had to use 2 S hocks.

what I loved
1. 4 extra pieces of Millar, this is provided in case the tent is ripped or damaged.
2. Extra nylon strap to mount the future carbon filter.
3. Super high quality feeling of the product. it feels and looks like a high-end product.
4. Multiple venting options with extra outlets for electricity. Helped as I used the bottom ones for fans and the top for the light.

Light:
The light is standard and working as advertised.
Its 150W and it was measured as such. currently its running on a 12/12 smart timer.
The install was a breeze, and the potentiometer is a blessing because during these hot times the lights can't run at full power so lowering them with a built-in mechanism is great.
I have noticed that the lights can be daisy-chained with others but in my case its not required.

what I didn't like was the fact that the electrical plug is not water-proof.

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