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Fotonica First Contact Contest!

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134 Diaries participating
2 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' Custom w/ SF-2000
JinksyGrows
JinksyGrows
Master
0.56
g/watt/plant
auto white widow (sativa) 5x
kushh
kushh
Newbie
0.3
g/watt/plant
MONSTER ZKITTLEZ & HPS-KILLER-480W LED
MrElkont
MrElkont
Apprentice
0.25
g/watt/plant
Ontario Outdoor Trees
ButtersStotch
ButtersStotch
Master
g/watt/plant
Sweet Zkittlez fem. 1 2019
BlafinOne
BlafinOne
Apprentice
0.19
g/watt/plant
SWAMPMONSTER
BossSauce
BossSauce
GrandMaster
0.12
g/watt/plant
Mokum’s Tulip - Mars Hydro TSW2000
Nebula420
Nebula420
GrandMaster
0.18
g/watt/plant
Dr. Grinspoon by Munchies
BlackListed
BlackListed
Master
0.44
g/watt/plant
GELATO
BuddingBudda
BuddingBudda
Master
g/watt/plant
Canuck seeds blueberry - QB manifold
Johnnyronco
Johnnyronco
Apprentice
0.38
g/watt/plant
First GG fastbuds
Master_weeda
Master_weeda
GrandMaster
0.09
g/watt/plant
Gelat Og
Wicked_Stix_Genetics
Wicked_Stix_Genetics
GrandMaster
1.54
g/watt/plant
DIY seed test Skunk No1 x Super lemon h
Lionsshare
Lionsshare
Apprentice
0.46
g/watt/plant
Ghost OG Auto
Smokwiri
Smokwiri
Master
g/watt/plant
Connoisseur’s delight
Stick
Stick
Master
1.16
g/watt/plant
legal LED Pineapple seedstockers
Cannibalgardens
Cannibalgardens
Master
g/watt/plant
Purple Lemonade FastBuds
TrueNorth
TrueNorth
Apprentice
0.39
g/watt/plant
Purple lemonade auto
Easygrower
Easygrower
Apprentice
0.21
g/watt/plant
Mt.Rainier (NL#5 x White Lotus)Autumn’19
StoneySquatch
StoneySquatch
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
ReSearch FASTBUDS FF 5
blendmedmedman
blendmedmedman
Master
0.09
g/watt/plant
Pure Kush
Happy_Rakosnicek
Happy_Rakosnicek
Apprentice
0.84
g/watt/plant
Fruit Siesta
S_V_F_O
S_V_F_O
Master
1
g/watt/plant
Tropicanna Punch bx1
Kingseeds
Kingseeds
Master
g/watt/plant
Cookies
Sativagrad
Sativagrad
Apprentice
0.33
g/watt/plant
Gorilla ZkittleZ LETS GO
JohnnyBlaz3
JohnnyBlaz3
Apprentice
0.19
g/watt/plant
BLUE GELATO 41
HadesS
HadesS
Apprentice
0.26
g/watt/plant
Dominas Servant
OimRausch
OimRausch
Master
0.25
g/watt/plant
First Diary - Gorilla glue #4
Auwia
Auwia
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
Fast Cheese
Mrs_Larimar
Mrs_Larimar
Guru
g/watt/plant
Purple punch - Belivitez
Belivitez
Belivitez
Apprentice
0.43
g/watt/plant
Cream Auto 2 phenotypes
Bud_Good
Bud_Good
Apprentice
0.76
g/watt/plant
Aeroponic ScrOG Blue Gelato #41
MadeInGermany
MadeInGermany
Master
0.23
g/watt/plant
Afghani Gold
stephandjo
stephandjo
Master
0.03
g/watt/plant
#GG RQS (M-L Symmetrical Grow)
bioaccessory
bioaccessory
Apprentice
0.45
g/watt/plant
☆ COSMIC BOMB ☆
Kushlove420
Kushlove420
Apprentice
0.22
g/watt/plant
Lemon AK - FastBuds
Justus
Justus
Apprentice
0.48
g/watt/plant
Afghani Gold
Resin_Randy
Resin_Randy
Master
g/watt/plant
taison coco
Doktorholland
Doktorholland
Apprentice
0.18
g/watt/plant
Creamy Smooth
mrmateo
mrmateo
Apprentice
0.09
g/watt/plant
Orange Sherbert
Cosmonauta
Cosmonauta
Apprentice
0.3
g/watt/plant
Monkey Mints Regular
thc_reviewr
thc_reviewr
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
FC_STONER MARRIAGE
FC_cultivars
FC_cultivars
Master
0.23
g/watt/plant
2nd try / Purple Punch Cookies
Shagrath
Shagrath
Master
1.09
g/watt/plant
24k DNA genetics x 600watt CREE COB
FreddyGrows
FreddyGrows
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
Solo zamnesia white widow
Organic_LarF
Organic_LarF
Apprentice
0.06
g/watt/plant
Girl Scout Cookies
Chubbs
Chubbs
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
Chemdog
Fusion
Fusion
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
Choco Bud 1st Grow
Ts1Ko
Ts1Ko
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
Do-Si-Dos OG by Original Sensible Seeds
MasterKushOG
MasterKushOG
Apprentice
0.09
g/watt/plant
Fast and furious 8
budbanditUk
budbanditUk
Master
0.05
g/watt/plant
Purple Kush Photoperiod by Buddha Seeds
Pot_Portraits
Pot_Portraits
Master
0.18
g/watt/plant
Hold my Gorilla Breath!
Crawlndog
Crawlndog
Apprentice
0.02
g/watt/plant
White Widow RQS
growbie
growbie
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
Durban Poison #cannapediagrowerscup
Zurban_Poisonia
Zurban_Poisonia
Apprentice
0.99
g/watt/plant
Kalini Asia by Silky
Silky_smooth
Silky_smooth
GrandMaster
0.99
g/watt/plant
Occult Magnetic Garden
occultgreen420
occultgreen420
Master
0.5
g/watt/plant
Green Gelato
lemonfaker
lemonfaker
Apprentice
0.2
g/watt/plant
24k Gold DNA
Haze9
Haze9
Apprentice
0.29
g/watt/plant
Bruce Banner #3 Original Sensible Seeds
OGgrows
OGgrows
Master
0.41
g/watt/plant
2*Jack-Herer-Auto/Corona-grow
Rattus
Rattus
Apprentice
0.3
g/watt/plant
OUTDOOR 2019 MORE THC
Myzg1978
Myzg1978
Newbie
g/watt/plant
Green Crack- indoor
Bostongirl17
Bostongirl17
Apprentice
0.3
g/watt/plant
APG(Adv.Seeds) First Grow
Pmal027
Pmal027
Master
0.53
g/watt/plant
Amnesia Haze-ILGM-Clone Gen 1-RDWC
PlaguedGardens
PlaguedGardens
Apprentice
0.16
g/watt/plant
Sweet ZZ Automatic
Cannapreneur
Cannapreneur
Master
0.81
g/watt/plant
Northern Light Auto RQS
JohnnyBlaze
JohnnyBlaze
Apprentice
0.27
g/watt/plant
Big Amnesia x Blueberry Auto by Hy-Seeds
European_Grower
European_Grower
Newbie
0.29
g/watt/plant
Spliff strawberry riding solo
Rovairok
Rovairok
Apprentice
0.34
g/watt/plant
LSD Auto
Tetri_Temo
Tetri_Temo
Newbie
g/watt/plant
Arsenal weapon Six Shooter (FastBuds)
Bacardi
Bacardi
Apprentice
0.34
g/watt/plant
orange sherbet auto
BlogMArley
BlogMArley
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
Pueple Queen first grow
Dobrev
Dobrev
Newbie
g/watt/plant
Taste the Rainbow
Wadadli_Kush
Wadadli_Kush
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
Red mandarine F1 & Amnesia Haze RQS
WeedQueen
WeedQueen
Newbie
g/watt/plant
Dad teaches me Blackjack
BudxLess
BudxLess
Apprentice
1.24
g/watt/plant
Purple haze auto Sensible Seeds 2nd grow
Herbie
Herbie
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
Polyploidy
Ydarnik87
Ydarnik87
Apprentice
1
g/watt/plant
RQS FATBANANA AUTO 12/12
Tom_Jay
Tom_Jay
Apprentice
0.03
g/watt/plant
Lemon Juice Express Auto
Kaboose13
Kaboose13
Apprentice
0.18
g/watt/plant
RQS Northern Light
KotiGrowers
KotiGrowers
Apprentice
0.11
g/watt/plant
Sunset Sherbert Bx2
frenchysmoker
frenchysmoker
Apprentice
0.2
g/watt/plant
Tripping on cookies
Hellishjam
Hellishjam
Master
0.04
g/watt/plant
PEAKY PLANTERS
PEAKYPLANTERS
PEAKYPLANTERS
Master
0.04
g/watt/plant
My first grow
SheGrows
SheGrows
Apprentice
0.3
g/watt/plant
Dreaming of California
Makers_Mark12
Makers_Mark12
Apprentice
0.21
g/watt/plant
Lsd-25
Trueorganics84
Trueorganics84
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
BudXs tests FFT 9
BudXs
BudXs
GrandMaster
0.15
g/watt/plant
Zkittles, Autoflower fem
Travislynn21
Travislynn21
Newbie
0.14
g/watt/plant
1st Grow
GrowGuy97
GrowGuy97
Apprentice
0.02
g/watt/plant
OG Kush auto/DinaFem
OgHaze74
OgHaze74
Newbie
g/watt/plant
Banana's
Dairon
Dairon
Newbie
0.07
g/watt/plant
Green Gelato “outdoor season”
Just1leaf
Just1leaf
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
DOS SI DOS AUTO organic
smoking_hills9
smoking_hills9
Master
0.18
g/watt/plant
The Force is strong with my first One
DesDeGrower
DesDeGrower
Apprentice
0.52
g/watt/plant
1st Time Grower!! -Notorious T.H.C.-
Nor_Cal_Kannabliss
Nor_Cal_Kannabliss
Master
0.18
g/watt/plant
Organic Blueberry cookies
Familytrees19
Familytrees19
Apprentice
0.07
g/watt/plant
Durban Poison - clone swap
NobodysBuds
NobodysBuds
Master
0.93
g/watt/plant
Sticky Beast.n°1×1.Zamnesia.
Cutery
Cutery
Newbie
0.02
g/watt/plant
1.Grow Girl Scout Cookies
Mothernature
Mothernature
Newbie
0.2
g/watt/plant
Girl Scout Cookies Fast Buds
MrAutomatick
MrAutomatick
Newbie
0.45
g/watt/plant
MONSTER SIZE AUTO Dinafem O.G Kush
Infernal
Infernal
Apprentice
0.95
g/watt/plant
Seedsman Peyote Zkittles and P. Forum
Thewendigo
Thewendigo
Newbie
0.38
g/watt/plant
Auto duck GreenHouse 2020
TheWeedPimp
TheWeedPimp
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
MIMOSA EVO
CorinnaFarm
CorinnaFarm
Apprentice
0.41
g/watt/plant
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES Xtreme AUTO 1st grow
Barzogrowops
Barzogrowops
Newbie
0.43
g/watt/plant
Eleven roses poses
Greenfingers666
Greenfingers666
Apprentice
0.08
g/watt/plant
-TimeLapse- LSD-25 FB Roots Organics
the_canna_scientist
the_canna_scientist
Apprentice
0.17
g/watt/plant
Amnesia auto
Eastbis
Eastbis
Apprentice
0.05
g/watt/plant
Black Domina by Sensi Seeds
SensiHank
SensiHank
Newbie
g/watt/plant
Sour Diesel Autoflower (B)
migrower1985
migrower1985
Newbie
g/watt/plant
American Genetics (uk grown)
Geordieganja
Geordieganja
Master
0.06
g/watt/plant
DnaGenetics El Fuego Auto
Diariesweeds
Diariesweeds
Apprentice
0.41
g/watt/plant
4x8 w/1680w LM301h Quantum Boards
FoTwenny
FoTwenny
GrandMaster
0.09
g/watt/plant
Firstborn
Nopeekingpeeker
Nopeekingpeeker
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
First grow in 6 yrs (covid-19style)
Dankjoey_702
Dankjoey_702
Newbie
0.22
g/watt/plant
N.L auto W.W auto 1st grow
slightlystonedstoopid42
slightlystonedstoopid42
Newbie
0.05
g/watt/plant
Dark Devil Auto
Aiien
Aiien
Newbie
0.04
g/watt/plant
Grow #18
HarbingerOfHarvests
HarbingerOfHarvests
Master
0.2
g/watt/plant
GlueBaduu
Christmas
Christmas
Newbie
g/watt/plant
Strawberry Glue Auto (first grow)
Killab1405
Killab1405
Newbie
0.17
g/watt/plant
BC God Bud
ujekg
ujekg
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
Bloody skunk
Lillau
Lillau
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
Lemon juice exprex auto humbolt
Labombonera23
Labombonera23
Newbie
g/watt/plant
amnesia haze
Ton_Trichomen
Ton_Trichomen
Newbie
0.02
g/watt/plant
Dad Grow
chimera
chimera
Newbie
0.15
g/watt/plant
Melkweg
derbouwer
derbouwer
Newbie
g/watt/plant
Hindu kush Auto
cestoim
cestoim
Newbie
g/watt/plant
[SOLOCUP] Original Auto Chemdawg
MissJokerSmoker
MissJokerSmoker
Master
0.17
g/watt/plant
C99 Cindy Cinderella 99
Ch33cH
Ch33cH
Apprentice
g/watt/plant
White Widow primer indoor
power88
power88
Newbie
0.5
g/watt/plant
La Blanca KANNABIA SEEDS
The_420
The_420
Apprentice
0.06
g/watt/plant
Ice cool auto exterior
Serhiosaez
Serhiosaez
Newbie
g/watt/plant
Newbie gardener
littleharleydeckard
littleharleydeckard
Newbie
g/watt/plant
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!

occultgreen420
occultgreen420

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?

occultgreen420
occultgreen420

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

Pmal027
Pmal027

@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

WildeWeed
WildeWeed

Well look at this.

Killab1405
Killab1405

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

occultgreen420
occultgreen420

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

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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.

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