Member of the Month: May 2020
WELCOME, ALL 420 OF YOU
A week ago the brand spanking new Mars Hydro FC3000 arrived.
I unpacked and installed it immediately. It has been transformative.
This candida clone has grown six inches in seven days.
We will be following the FC3000 into the flower room in a short while. I wanted to get some of these veggers to a more sensible size before flipping them and so far, so good. I started the dimmer at 30% of full power. I crept it up to 62ish where it has stayed the last two days.
I think a bit of leaf crinkle in the canopy now is a combination of adjusting to the new vigour the light gives them, and me overwatering like a rookie. The jury is still out. I did go from watering once every couple of weeks (yes) to every day or two as the girls all seemed to wake up and come to life with a lust for light.
For anyone who didn’t tap the unboxing link above, the light which the FC3000 replaces in veg was 40W. Spectrum charts and ppfd maps are on the link. I’ll reload them here when we get to flower.
Yields from the Stable have been diminishing as that 40W has struggled to keep producing plants of any size to bloom.
The “gold” referred to in the title of this journal is of course rosin. It forms the basis of all my future cannamed plans at this stage. I can already see that this new light is very likely to do impressive things to our yields.
The 400W HPS which the FC3000 will replace soon has been giving me an average of 1.4gpw (grams per Watt). This should be an easy target to beat.
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Our first impression of this light is compelling enough that we are already setting our sights on the Mars Hydro FC4800 as our next investment for the flower room.
In the shorter term, I expect that if I can get the dimmer on this FC3000 up to 100% the results in veg could be formidable.
I know grow journals are supposed to open with lots of stuff about things and such. This one is mainly about the light so we’ll bumper sticker the rest of it here. We will be growing a combination of CBD and THC yielding sativa/Indica hybrids in recycled canna terra pro, feeding with megacrop in RO H2O. There we go.
Much love to 420Magazine and many thanks to Mars Hydro.
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