How It Works Start My Diary Login Sign Up


  • Have a complete Diary
  • Single or multi-strain Diary
  • Diary completed in 2020 (fresh)
  • Apprentices or master growers
  • 21+
  • North America and Europe
  • Must agree to the criteria of FCP

Fotonica First Contact Contest!

Worldwide by Sponsors
134 Diaries participating
7 months ago
57 comments

First Contact Contest!

Welcome growers! We decided to give you an opportunity to win a ticket to our spaceship and join us on our grow journey! The prize for this contest is a place of a Pathfinder along with a free EVA3 lamp!

To participate in the contest you have to agree to the terms and rules of our First Contact Program www.fotonica.io/fcp.

  • You must be 21+.
  • You must have an Apprentice or a Master Grower status on www.growdiaries.com.
  • You have to be from Europe or North America.

Join with your best fresh diary finished in 2020 and seven of you will be chosen to compete for the prize!

Grow Diaries community will choose a winner out of those seven by voting on Instagram @grow.diaries !

Winner will be announced on August 31st

Prizes

Winners
1
'Northern Lights' by i49
JinksyGrows
JinksyGrows
GrandMaster
0.59
g/watt
auto white widow (sativa) 5x
kushh
kushh
Newbie
0.3
g/watt
MONSTER ZKITTLEZ & HPS-KILLER-480W LED
MrElkont
MrElkont
Apprentice
g/watt
Ontario Outdoor Trees
ButtersStotch
ButtersStotch
Master
g/watt
Sweet Zkittlez fem. 1 2019
BlafinOne
BlafinOne
Apprentice
0.15
g/watt
SWAMPMONSTER
NovaCapa
NovaCapa
GrandMaster
0.11
g/watt
Mokum’s Tulip - Mars Hydro TSW2000
Nebula420
Nebula420
GrandMaster
0.4
g/watt
Dr. Grinspoon by Munchies
BlackListed
BlackListed
GrandMaster
0.44
g/watt
GELATO
BuddingBudda
BuddingBudda
Master
g/watt
Canuck seeds blueberry - QB manifold
Johnnyronco
Johnnyronco
Apprentice
0.38
g/watt
First GG fastbuds
Master_weeda
Master_weeda
GrandMaster
0.09
g/watt
Gelat Og
Wicked_Stix
Wicked_Stix
GrandMaster
1.54
g/watt
DIY seed test Skunk No1 x Super lemon h
Lionsshare
Lionsshare
Apprentice
0.46
g/watt
Ghost OG Auto
Smokwiri
Smokwiri
GrandMaster
g/watt
Connoisseur’s delight
Stick
Stick
Master
1.16
g/watt
legal LED Pineapple seedstockers
Cannibalgardens
Cannibalgardens
Master
g/watt
Purple Lemonade FastBuds
TrueNorth
TrueNorth
Apprentice
0.39
g/watt
Purple lemonade auto
Easygrower
Easygrower
Apprentice
0.21
g/watt
Mt.Rainier (NL#5 x White Lotus)Autumn’19
StoneySquatch
StoneySquatch
Apprentice
g/watt
ReSearch FASTBUDS FF 5
blendmedmedman
blendmedmedman
Master
0.09
g/watt
Pure Kush
Happy_Rakosnicek
Happy_Rakosnicek
Master
0.84
g/watt
Fruit Siesta
S_V_F_O
S_V_F_O
Master
1
g/watt
Tropicanna Punch bx1
Kingseeds
Kingseeds
Master
g/watt
Cookies
Sativagrad
Sativagrad
Apprentice
0.33
g/watt
Gorilla ZkittleZ LETS GO
JohnnyBlaz3
JohnnyBlaz3
Master
0.19
g/watt
BLUE GELATO 41
HadesS
HadesS
Apprentice
0.26
g/watt
Dominas Servant
OimRausch
OimRausch
Master
0.25
g/watt
Fast Cheese
Mrs_Larimar
Mrs_Larimar
Guru
g/watt
Purple punch - Belivitez
Belivitez
Belivitez
Apprentice
0.43
g/watt
Cream Auto 2 phenotypes
Bud_Good
Bud_Good
Apprentice
0.76
g/watt
Aeroponic ScrOG Blue Gelato #41
MadeInGermany
MadeInGermany
GrandMaster
0.23
g/watt
Afghani Gold
stephandjo
stephandjo
Master
0.03
g/watt
#GG RQS (M-L Symmetrical Grow)
bioaccessory
bioaccessory
Master
0.45
g/watt
☆ COSMIC BOMB ☆
Kushlove420
Kushlove420
Apprentice
0.22
g/watt
Lemon AK - FastBuds
Justus
Justus
Master
0.48
g/watt
Afghani Gold
Removed
Removed
-
g/watt
taison coco
Doktorholland
Doktorholland
Master
0.18
g/watt
Creamy Smooth
mrmateo
mrmateo
Apprentice
0.09
g/watt
Orange Sherbert
Cosmonauta
Cosmonauta
Master
0.3
g/watt
Monkey Mints Regular
Removed
Removed
-
g/watt
FC_STONER MARRIAGE
FC_cultivars
FC_cultivars
Master
0.23
g/watt
2nd try / Purple Punch Cookies
Shagrath
Shagrath
Master
1.09
g/watt
24k DNA genetics x 600watt CREE COB
FreddyGrows
FreddyGrows
Apprentice
g/watt
Solo zamnesia white widow
Organic_LarF
Organic_LarF
Master
0.06
g/watt
Girl Scout Cookies
Chubbs
Chubbs
Master
g/watt
Chemdog
Fusion
Fusion
Master
g/watt
Choco Bud 1st Grow
Ts1Ko
Ts1Ko
Master
g/watt
Do-Si-Dos OG by Original Sensible Seeds
MasterKushOG
MasterKushOG
Apprentice
0.09
g/watt
Fast and furious 8
Budbandituk
Budbandituk
Master
0.65
g/watt
Purple Kush Photoperiod by Buddha Seeds
Pot_Portraits
Pot_Portraits
Master
0.18
g/watt
Hold my Gorilla Breath!
Crawlndog
Crawlndog
Apprentice
0.02
g/watt
White Widow RQS
growbie
growbie
Apprentice
g/watt
Durban Poison #cannapediagrowerscup
Zurban_Poisonia
Zurban_Poisonia
Apprentice
0.89
g/watt
Kalini Asia by Silky
Silky_smooth
Silky_smooth
GrandMaster
0.99
g/watt
Occult Magnetic Garden
Removed
Removed
-
0.35
g/watt
Green Gelato
DrRacoon
DrRacoon
Master
0.2
g/watt
24k Gold DNA
Haze9
Haze9
Apprentice
0.29
g/watt
Bruce Banner #3 Original Sensible Seeds
OGgrows
OGgrows
Master
0.41
g/watt
2*Jack-Herer-Auto/Corona-grow
DaveG
DaveG
Apprentice
0.59
g/watt
OUTDOOR 2019 MORE THC
Myzg1978
Myzg1978
Newbie
g/watt
Green Crack- indoor
Bostongirl17
Bostongirl17
Apprentice
0.3
g/watt
APG(Adv.Seeds) First Grow
DoDrugs420
DoDrugs420
Master
0.54
g/watt
Amnesia Haze-ILGM-Clone Gen 1-RDWC
PlaguedGardens
PlaguedGardens
Apprentice
0.16
g/watt
Sweet ZZ Automatic
Cannapreneur
Cannapreneur
Master
0.81
g/watt
Northern Light Auto RQS
JohnnyBlaze
JohnnyBlaze
Master
0.27
g/watt
Big Amnesia x Blueberry Auto by Hy-Seeds
European_Grower
European_Grower
Apprentice
0.29
g/watt
Spliff strawberry riding solo
Rovairok
Rovairok
Apprentice
0.34
g/watt
LSD Auto
Tetri_Temo
Tetri_Temo
Newbie
g/watt
Arsenal weapon Six Shooter (FastBuds)
Kanndera
Kanndera
Master
0.34
g/watt
orange sherbet auto
BlogMArley
BlogMArley
Apprentice
g/watt
Pueple Queen first grow
Eugrow
Eugrow
Apprentice
g/watt
Taste the Rainbow - Rainbow Candy
Wadadli_Kush
Wadadli_Kush
Apprentice
g/watt
Red mandarine F1 & Amnesia Haze RQS
WeedQueen
WeedQueen
Newbie
g/watt
Dad teaches me Blackjack
BudxLess
BudxLess
Apprentice
1.24
g/watt
Polyploidy
Ydarnik87
Ydarnik87
Apprentice
1
g/watt
RQS FATBANANA AUTO 12/12
Tom_Jay
Tom_Jay
Apprentice
0.03
g/watt
Lemon Juice Express Auto
Kaboose13
Kaboose13
Apprentice
0.18
g/watt
RQS Northern Light
KotiGrowers
KotiGrowers
Master
0.11
g/watt
Sunset Sherbert Bx2
frenchysmoker
frenchysmoker
Apprentice
0.2
g/watt
Tripping on cookies
Hellishjam
Hellishjam
Master
0.04
g/watt
PEAKY PLANTERS
PEAKYPLANTERS
PEAKYPLANTERS
GrandMaster
0.04
g/watt
My first grow
SheGrows
SheGrows
Apprentice
0.3
g/watt
Dreaming of California
Makers_Mark12
Makers_Mark12
Apprentice
0.21
g/watt
Lsd-25
Trueorganics84
Trueorganics84
Apprentice
g/watt
BudXs tests FFT 9
BudXs
BudXs
GrandMaster
1.1
g/watt
Zkittles, Autoflower fem
Travislynn21
Travislynn21
Newbie
0.14
g/watt
1st Grow
GrowGuy97
GrowGuy97
Apprentice
0.05
g/watt
OG Kush auto/DinaFem
OgHaze74
OgHaze74
Newbie
g/watt
Banana's
Dairon
Dairon
Newbie
0.07
g/watt
Green Gelato “outdoor season”
Just1leaf
Just1leaf
Master
g/watt
DOS SI DOS AUTO organic
smoking_hills9
smoking_hills9
Master
0.18
g/watt
The Force is strong with my first One
DesDeGrower
DesDeGrower
Apprentice
0.52
g/watt
1st Time Grower!! -Notorious T.H.C.-
Nor_Cal_Kannabliss
Nor_Cal_Kannabliss
Master
0.18
g/watt
Organic Blueberry cookies
Familytrees19
Familytrees19
Apprentice
0.07
g/watt
Durban Poison - clone swap
NobodysBuds
NobodysBuds
GrandMaster
0.93
g/watt
Sticky Beast.n°1×1.Zamnesia.
Cutery
Cutery
Newbie
0.02
g/watt
1.Grow Girl Scout Cookies
Mothernature
Mothernature
Newbie
0.2
g/watt
Girl Scout Cookies Fast Buds
MrAutomatick
MrAutomatick
Newbie
0.45
g/watt
MONSTER SIZE AUTO Dinafem O.G Kush
Infernal
Infernal
Apprentice
0.95
g/watt
Seedsman Peyote Zkittles and P. Forum
Thewendigo
Thewendigo
Apprentice
0.38
g/watt
Auto duck GreenHouse 2020
TheWeedPimp
TheWeedPimp
Apprentice
g/watt
Mimosa
CorinnaFarm
CorinnaFarm
Master
0.41
g/watt
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES Xtreme AUTO 1st grow
Barzogrowops
Barzogrowops
Newbie
0.43
g/watt
Eleven roses poses
Greenfingers666
Greenfingers666
Apprentice
0.08
g/watt
-TimeLapse- LSD-25 FB Roots Organics
the_canna_scientist
the_canna_scientist
Master
0.17
g/watt
Amnesia auto
Eastbis
Eastbis
Apprentice
0.05
g/watt
Black Domina by Sensi Seeds
SensiHank
SensiHank
Newbie
0.65
g/watt
Sour Diesel Autoflower (B)
migrower1985
migrower1985
Newbie
g/watt
American Genetics (uk grown)
Gizzzzy
Gizzzzy
Master
0.06
g/watt
DnaGenetics El Fuego Auto
Diariesweed
Diariesweed
Master
0.41
g/watt
4x8 w/1680w LM301h Quantum Boards
FoTwenny
FoTwenny
GrandMaster
0.09
g/watt
Firstborn
GrowGirl419
GrowGirl419
Apprentice
g/watt
First grow in 6 yrs (covid-19style)
Dankjoey_702
Dankjoey_702
Newbie
0.22
g/watt
N.L auto W.W auto 1st grow
slightlystonedstoopid42
slightlystonedstoopid42
Apprentice
0.05
g/watt
Dark Devil Auto
Aiien
Aiien
Newbie
0.04
g/watt
Grow #18
DeadwebsiteBoringcommunity
DeadwebsiteBoringcommunity
Master
0.2
g/watt
GlueBaduu
Christmas
Christmas
Newbie
0.26
g/watt
Strawberry Glue Auto (first grow)
Killab1405
Killab1405
Apprentice
0.17
g/watt
BC God Bud
ujekg
ujekg
Apprentice
g/watt
Bloody skunk
Lillau
Lillau
Apprentice
g/watt
Lemon juice exprex auto humbolt
Labombonera23
Labombonera23
Newbie
g/watt
amnesia haze
Ton_Trichomen
Ton_Trichomen
Apprentice
0.06
g/watt
Dad Grow
chimera
chimera
Newbie
0.15
g/watt
Hindu kush Auto
420groweer
420groweer
Apprentice
g/watt
[SOLOCUP] Original Auto Chemdawg
MissJokerSmoker
MissJokerSmoker
Master
0.17
g/watt
C99 Cindy Cinderella 99
Ch33cH
Ch33cH
Apprentice
g/watt
White Widow primer indoor
power88
power88
Apprentice
0.5
g/watt
La Blanca KANNABIA SEEDS
The_420
The_420
Apprentice
0.06
g/watt
Ice cool auto exterior
Serhiosaez
Serhiosaez
Apprentice
g/watt
GrowDiaries
GrowDiaries

Hi growers! There was a mistake in the description. There will be 7x pre-selected Diaries that will compete for 1x prize place in Instagram.
Good luck!

Pot_Portraits
Pot_Portraits

@GrowDiaries, I only see 3 on Instagram, what happened.

Sativagrad
Sativagrad

@GrowDiaries,:heart::muscle:

BlackListed
BlackListed

OMG ! WOW ! if someone even looked on a youtube video of these guys eva3 soft and how it operates you would be baffled ! would be a big honor to test one of these baddies out ! LETS GO GROWMIES !

BudXs
BudXs

First!

Easygrower
Easygrower

@BudXs,joker :+1::skin-tone-2:

FoTwenny
FoTwenny

Pick meeee!

Removed
Removed

trying to enter with one of my multi-strain diaries in this one, but it's not letting me chose it, anyone else with same issue?

Removed
Removed

@Pmal027, I asked @GrowDiaries and they were very helpful and sorted the issue :blush:

DoDrugs420
DoDrugs420

@occultgreen420, yup, i had this same issue had to enter a significantly inferior diary due to that.

NobodysBuds
NobodysBuds

Looks pretty cool... I hav a perfect setup for a side-by-side :P plus, i can fill out paperwork in my sleep...

BudXs
BudXs

@Nobody01, Its tru, I seen him

blendmedmedman
blendmedmedman

man lots of great growers, good luck everyone

Killab1405
Killab1405

Glad to be a part of this. Growing is my passion and favorite hobby. Would love to win this!

WildeWeed
WildeWeed

Well look at this.

Removed
Removed

Would be really great to find out more about this lamps. What spectrum and what type leds are they using? Efficacy is measure in µmol/j and levels of 2µmol/j or greater the current standard for high power applications are desired. where is Fotonica standing? do they have any data sheets? does it have active cooling built in? are they any good at small scale grows? (i.e. 1m2 or 1.5m2 tents ?) when you run a large led light for 12-20h per day one needs to know what cooling system the lamp has. Some photo-metric reports which describe the lamp as being in use for 30 minutes or more before testing to gain a better idea of the true efficacy would be great. :smiling_imp: Heat is the enemy of efficacy.

This are few things to have in mind when choosing a LED light:
1.Yield Efficiency
2.LPD (Lighting Power Density)
3.SPD (Spectral Power Distribution)
4.Average PPFD
5.Maintenance Costs.

was not able to find much info on the EVA3TM on the website...
would be interesting to have it compared with what I think is the best horticultural LED light on the market, the Cropmaster

Show all replies (4)
NobodysBuds
NobodysBuds

@GodzillaGrow69, I don't doubt very intelligent people were invovled, but i don't see the scientific method employed here. there's no info on methodology. there's no conclusion and discussion about how manipulating 1 factor and its ramifications compared to a control group and what that might entail for future avenues of study... etc etc.. that's marketing material there...

They misuse some terms, which is fine if you are some amatuer writing for a website contest (self-deprecation only as i miscommunicate something in my last paragraph or 2.) Or, they are being purposefully misleading about % intensity... % intensity of there light at 45% but 45% of same watts or same PPFD? Because, only the latter would matter. This could simply be language translation errors too. i'm not assuming anything, merely pointing out that link doesn't show any evidence of a scientific nature, despite any doctorates invovled in the process, since the process is not employing the scientific method. it is anecdotal at best... which is a dangerous basis for any conclusion.

GodzillaGrow69
GodzillaGrow69

@NobodysBuds, well, they conducted some test and compared the lights in major grow facilities. You have the results online. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15KPoJdlVgHx4oAAVai-wehxlpfJmPvyw , here are the trial results. About the light spectrum and son, we have a biologist/microbiologist, botanist's and physicists on board to help us and guide us. All have PhD's. It will be a fun run and test. Let's see what happens.

NobodysBuds
NobodysBuds

@GodzillaGrow69, Looks like a nice light, and the critiques at the higher level are more like splitting hairs. But which wavelengths help in some measureably distinct way at this point relative to any point in lifecycle of plant isn't known in such a precise way at the moment. So, the control is cool, but how to use it properly?

If you haven't, check out some of the apogee instrument vids on light. They have debunked the previous a myth about elevated blue wavelengths and impact on yield, but showed the red is likely worthwhile to investigate more or proven more so, etc... (i forget exact deatils). He talks about UV and that is potentially useful, but still not known yet. The data is all based on old research on field crops, which being exposed from day 1 build up certain tolerance to UV negating any impact it might show indoors and with reduced and planned exposure.

I've only had my lights for 6 months, but others easily clear 1.5g/w without CO2. I'll get there, eventually. For those lights to justify the reduced efficacy would have to add 10-15% to yield with a proper sample size, ceterus paribus. (all other things remaining the same... the latin phrase is less of a mouthful.)

Sorry, if i got snotty. This is a high enough quality light that you should enjoy it relative to your HPS experience. To compare, you'd have to match up umol/s regardless of watts and then see the yield/quality difference. can work that out from efficacy ratings too.

Show More (21)