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1st grow ever, lot's of mistakes. Lol

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15
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2830
5 years ago
VEG
FL / 250W
Custom
FLO
LED / 300W
Custom
Top Crop
Nutrients
Indoor
Room Type
100%
Soil
Grow medium
LST
Technique
Defoliation
Technique
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 1
Vegetation
5
inch
cm
Height
1.97
inch
cm
Height
20 hrs
Light Schedule
30
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
86
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
4.5
pH
250
mS/cm
PPM
TDS
0.5
mS/cm
PPM
EC
40%
Air Humidity
No Smell
Smell
26
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
79
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
26
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
79
°F
°C
Substrate Temperature
28
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
82
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
0.92
gal
l
Pot Size
3.5
gal
l
Pot Size
15
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
5.91
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
0.07
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
0.25
gal
l
Watering Volume Per Plant Per 24h
Nutrients
ml/l
ml/gal
tsp/gal
ml/l
ml/gal
tsp/gal
Commented by FrostArg FrostArg
5 years ago

So, my first grow ever. Started doing research but I was no way near prepare to grow yet so I was victim of bad salesman's thanks toy ignorance.
Well, first the grow room(picture 1), I bought a 40x40x100cm grow space, whith a "100w" LED panel and a "325w" CFL, seller told me I can grow 4 plants with that and I believe him. Once the kit arrived it was obvious to me not only that I couldn't grow 4 plants, but I wasn't going to grow not even 1 with those light.

By that time I had read plenty more and I was convinced to use CFL all the way so I put my hands on work. I installed 8 socket and put 8 25w cfl to work(picture 2), plus the shitty led screen and the 65w cfl been able to get 22k lux at the seedling at 35cm of the light and 46k lux at 15 cm of the bulb. Not to shabby I thought, till I see the temperature over 35°c(it's summer and I live in a desert)....so had to leave the door open losing a few thousand lux.

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Comments
FrostArg
FrostArg week 1

Thank you guys, I wish I knew this site before I even start, but happy to find it anaway.
I'm on week 7 now, today I'll try to keep this journal a day. Check it later to see more problems and newbie decision hahaha (I'm really grateful of the learning process)
Btw, sorry for the bad English time to time. Its not my native language and it been I while since I practice.

Stinkfox
Stinkfox

@FrostArg, No worries. Your written English is much better than most native speakers in the states. :joy: Plus, most of us are stoned much of the time anyway.

Stinkfox
Stinkfox week 1

Good luck, and welcome to the worldwide growing community! You’ll never find a better, more positive group on the internet. Happy growing! :smile:

Removed
Removed week 1

First grows are scary and exciting! Liked and followed!

At least you have a kickin CFL fixture now! Can't help you with the CFL though I went the blurple route for heat and grams/watt -- youd be surprised at how cheap cobs from roleadro can get, 400w for 150-180, if you end up interested.

Let us know if you have any questions; if I can't answer, hopefully someone else can =)

Removed
Removed

@FrostArg, you will be pleasantly surprised at the output per watt

FrostArg
FrostArg

@@@Jon_Do, now I'm on cobs, have to build it my self. On week 4 I'd think I show it and tell about them. Don't know if they are good yet. Thank for the tip thought. If they doesn't work I'd be looking at roleandro for sure.

Irishvirus
Irishvirus week 1

Happy growing mate.