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BignStrange - Mars Hydro Pro II Epistar 320 - Let's Grow To Mars!

InTheShed

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bignstrange

Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2017
Hey big
Here's my set up.... 320 in 4x4
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My light is pretty much maxed on height
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Looking fine in there man! I hope I get it full and happy like that :3
 

bignstrange

Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2017
Hey Big I'm here. I'm a big supporter of Mars Hydro equipment. Two 4x4 tents one 4x8 tents and 2 1200 lights. Good stuff for the money. And having Sara here at 420 is a huge plus. I just know your going to kill this and like always use the Mars products to the potential.
Glad to have you here Derby! I love the tents for sure- and I'm really excited to see what kind of buds a top shelf mars light can produce :3


Stoked to have you for the ride man, I'll do my best to blow this one up!
 

bignstrange

Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2017

bignstrange

Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2017
01 28 18!

We have one single root! Lol

That means more should be coming so I added some Velo Kelp into today's res change, along with a bit more grozyme. Fingers crossed the action starts rolling meow. I'm wondering if part of my problem is the bit of light that gets in through the lid? Causing slime n stuff?

Oh well, they did work last time, just had to be patient so I'll keep my fingers crossed
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Can't wait to grow these lil trees out [emoji7][emoji7] the mother these clones came off is drinking about a gallon a day in veg XD good signs of things to come lol
 

InTheShed

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Stubborn stubborn baby Peppas :). Can you paint that tub black? That's what I was thinking of doing when I build my cloninator.
 

bignstrange

Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2017
Stubborn stubborn baby Peppas :). Can you paint that tub black? That's what I was thinking of doing when I build my cloninator.
Yea I'm thinking I'll have to do that!

I also have a darker tote I bought to make a second cloner with, I'm wondering if that'll be dark enough even.

I think your right tho! Paint it is, I'll try to find something not 100%toxic Lol if not I may just tape it up with ducting tape cause I have tons of that stuff laying around :S

I'm hoping the one root bring many more :3

I added Velo Kelp into the res at about 5 mL per gallon, and then grozyme at around 6mL

Is changing every 3 days too long to wait? I.e. I'm changing the res on the 25th and then changing it again on the 28th
 

bignstrange

Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2017
Some pics of our mother, Peppa! She just got fed again today, she's drinking like mad, not enjoying the constraints of a 3 gallon container lol

Maybe we'll train her out into one big bush to cover a 4x4 after another round of cuttings :3
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InTheShed

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She's a beast...up-pot that beauty!

Latex paint is pretty non-toxic and it's on the outside anyway, but if you have loads of duct tape on hand you could wrap and wrap and wrap. Hold a piece up to bright light first to make sure it's opaque though. You wouldn't want to do all that wrapping to find out it's translucent!
 

bignstrange

Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2017
I have that aluminium ducting tape, I'm just wondering, cause I know waters gunna get up to the top, if painting would just be less of a headache long term lol I'll think on it!

Roots are coming, slowly but surely! For now here's a light unboxing!
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I always love the plain, brown boxes mars sends packages in! They get beat up by our postal service, but the light is packed with some pretty protective foam, and stops everything from moving around pretty good! Shipping was fast and the product arrived in good condition!

First impressions are that this light is definitely a step up from the lower end of the Mars catalog. Here your getting a heavier duty metal casing, improved reflector design, upgraded case fans, and drivers, and a max power output of 740 watts. The spot welds look ok. I'm not a fan of spot welds, but under regular use this light should definitely stand up to a few years of use.

First impression is this is a great light! I'm super stoked for these stubborn cuttings to take root so we can get going :3
 

InTheShed

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bignstrange

Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2017
Looks sweet! Adjust that hanger clip on the right side.
Yea I did right after taking that picture [emoji14]

The clips it comes with are slightly too small, so it requires a bit of wrestling but once they're on its all good!

Can't wait to fire this tent up [emoji7][emoji7]
 

bignstrange

Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2017
I agree with their packaging. I was surprised at how heavy it was but that foam they use is not crappy Styrofoam. It is a polymer closed cell designed to absorb impact. Very nice touch.
Makes a great insulator to get plants off the ground too :D
 

bignstrange

Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2017
These clones are coming slowly lol I do have back up just in case these don't work, I'm stillhoping they pull through like the last batch :*
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They look hungry, poor things, dropped the res temps a bit to help with slime, there are about 4 clones with roots at this point tho they aren't all visible from this angle XD

Weak lol

If not I have some magic beans that.germed and came out of.the ground within 3 days so I'm excited regardless !
 

bignstrange

Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2017
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