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600W HPS - Light Mover - 3x4x7.5 Tent - LED Veg - Perpetual Pt. 2

Batcave

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Welcome to the BatCave and to the HPS version of my perpetual grow. I have been growing successfully with LED's for the last year, HPS the year before that. I started up my 250HPS with my LED's when I switched to a much larger tent than I have been using, mostly to keep the tent in the 70's. My original tent was a 4x2x5 which is now my veg tent, flowering tent is 3x4x7.5, was suppose to be a 3x3x6.5 but I am not complaining :).

Veg area in the spare bathroom:
4x2x5 tent
180w Hydroponics Hut 180w LED, only using the veg switch
Smart Pots, Roots Organics Pots, and grow bags, all in 1/2, 1, 2, & 3 gal.
6" clip-on fan
105cfm fan with 4" OdorSok. Only needed when I dry in it.
Veg nutes: Age Old Organics Grow, Fox Farm Big Bloom, liquid seaweed.
Soil: 50% Fox Farm Ocean Forest, 25% Fox Farm Light Warrior, and 25% Perlite .

Flowering tent in the BatCave:
3x4x7.5 tent
400w Dimmable HPS in a cooltube
2x 6" Clip-on fans
9" fan on the floor
6" 440cfm fan with matching filter venting into the attic
4ft light mover with a 30sec. pause at each end, only moves 18" and covers everything at 6" to 8" above the tops
Flower nutes: Age Old Organics Bloom, Snowstorm, Big Bud, EJ Microblast, CalMag+, liquid seaweed, and Green Fuse. Of course different ratios at different times, all depends on what my girls tell me they need
Soil: Plants are upped to the next size pot 7 days before flowering into a 50% FFOF and 50% FF Light Warrior mix, and powered lime. First flower nutes regiment starts at day 21 of 12/12

I have just left the 400w hps "Super Lumens" switched on the whole time, it does increase the brightness slightly but I don't know how many extra lumens are being produced. My Kill-A-Watt meter shows it draw an extra 74w.

I am sure I have left a few things out, feel free to ask any questions.

I will start with the veg tent area.

Tent is in the shower on top of a 2x4 panel over a few slats


In the tent I have my Female Seeds Northern Lights mom, Dutch Passion Brainstorm mom (originally Hempstar), TGA SubCool 3rd Dimension fast lemon sativa pheno mom, and a couple of their clones. Tent runs 20/4 light schedule.


My most recent additions are Next Generations NYPD (New York Purple Diesel), and Eva Seeds TNT Kush both at 2 days old


Flowering tent runs 5 to 6 plants at a time. Current occupants are 3rd Dimension, Brainstorm, NL, and a special cross of Blue Widow x 3rd Dimension (5th Dimension?). Most are spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart.


6" 440cfm fan, filter, and light rail


Group shot


3rd Dimension single plant scrog using a Home Depot plant support


Brainstorm (NL x Original Haze)


Northern Lights


2nd NL


Group shot light raised
 

Batcave

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re: 600W HPS, Light Mover, 3x4x7.5 Tent, LED Veg, Perpetual Pt. 2

Welcome aboard Hemprocket
 

Batcave

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re: 600W HPS, Light Mover, 3x4x7.5 Tent, LED Veg, Perpetual Pt. 2

Some early morning porn!

3rd Dimension day 42, she gets her last feeding today


3D


Brainstorm day 24


Northern Lights day 35


NL


NL


NL
 

Batcave

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re: 600W HPS, Light Mover, 3x4x7.5 Tent, LED Veg, Perpetual Pt. 2

Thanks guys, here a few more for everyone. Not my best photography, I have yet to adjust my camera back to shoot better under the HPS, LED photos are a little easier.

Flower tent shot


Brainstorm day 27. I put her into 12/12 at 8" and she is currently at 25", stretchy girl but budding up nicely.


NL day 38


NL


Day 45 3rd Dimension, amber's are coming on quick, 75% cloudy and bulking up daily


3rd Dimension


3rd Dimension


3rd Dimension


3rd Dimension top shot. Home Depot plant support
 

Batcave

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re: 600W HPS, Light Mover, 3x4x7.5 Tent, LED Veg, Perpetual Pt. 2

HR, I have taken the 3D at day 58, 60, 63, and 65 so far and 60 is about perfect for her at about 40% to 50% ambers. I have seen no difference between 60 days and 65 days, growth is at a snails pace by day 58.

Update on the Eva Seeds TNT Kush and the Next Generation NYPD - New York Purple Diesel. They are both at day 5 from seed, TNT Kush on the left and NYPD on the right.
 

Batcave

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re: 600W HPS, Light Mover, 3x4x7.5 Tent, LED Veg, Perpetual Pt. 2

HR, yes I am especially looking forward to growing out the nypd since I love the deisel :). Haven't seen many NYPD grows, so maybe this will help others.
 

Batcave

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re: 600W HPS, Light Mover, 3x4x7.5 Tent, LED Veg, Perpetual Pt. 2

HR, I have a friend that runs the Nirvana NYPD, I have a 1 year old Soma NYC Diesel mom I keep around :). Love the smell since I used to work around lots of diesel logging equipment.
 

HempRocket

Member of the Month: Mar 2011
re: 600W HPS, Light Mover, 3x4x7.5 Tent, LED Veg, Perpetual Pt. 2

I can't wait to try it out. I also got Nirvana's Papaya and I've heard good things about that strain too. Damn....I really need to build myself a bigger flowering room!!!
 

Batcave

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re: 600W HPS, Light Mover, 3x4x7.5 Tent, LED Veg, Perpetual Pt. 2

I love the Nirvana Papaya, grew it out for 3 runs and still have a few fem seeds in the fridge. Great fruity evening smoke, easy to smoke too much with its flavor.
 

HempRocket

Member of the Month: Mar 2011
re: 600W HPS, Light Mover, 3x4x7.5 Tent, LED Veg, Perpetual Pt. 2

You're just getting me excited about the seeds that are sitting in my drawer. I really can't start growing them right now!!! Don't do it!!!! :) <---just talking to myself...hope you don't mind.
 

Batcave

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re: 600W HPS, Light Mover, 3x4x7.5 Tent, LED Veg, Perpetual Pt. 2

No problem HR, I enjoy the banter. I have around 30 different fem seeds in the fridge, always have to keep my hands out of them :). Thats how I ended up starting the TNT kush and NYPD, couldn't help myself. I have been ordering seeds randomly for the last year and have 10 or so different freebies, have been thinking about doing an "all freebie grow" soon, since everyone is always asking about the freebie grows.
 

Batcave

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re: 600W HPS, Light Mover, 3x4x7.5 Tent, LED Veg, Perpetual Pt. 2

Hmmm, may have to start a "Freebie free-for-all" thread for those growing them out. I know I research many boards before growing out a strain, especially the free beans.
 
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