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Budz: Mars Hydro FC-E3000, 3x3, Do Si Dos SCROG Grow

Buds Buddy

Grow Journal of the Month: May 2020
Hey All, I'm fixing to start my next journal & hoping to see some of you here. I may need a little help along the way; because this is my very 1st attempt at a SCROG Grow. Only info I have is what I've read with zero experience at it.
Anyway, my plan is to SCROG a single Do Si Dos in a 5 gallon grow bag to fill out a 3 x 3 x 6 tent.

I already have about 100 pics to post as I started the Do Si Dos 2 weeks ago from seed; which I'll bring you up to date on. Trying to eliminate some of the slow start stuff. When this plant is big enough I'll be topping it & taking clones for another grow in a 5 x 5 tent.

So here's the Info:
Light : Mars Hydro FC-E3000 (300 Watt)
Tent: Cheapo 3 x 3 (No Name)
Strain: Do Si Dos (Pyramid Seeds)
Nutrient : Mega Crop (Version 4)
Additives: Cal Mag, Silica
PK Booster: Terpinator

So before we get started on the actual journal I want to do a Shout Out / Tag to some of the growers. So here we go.
@Mars Hydro , @InTheShed , @Emilya , @farside05 , @Bill284 , @bluter , @Nunyabiz , @Virgin Ground , @Pat Puffer , @VetSmoke85 , @Reave , @BakedARea , @Thirvnrob , @Mdlroad , @Tokin Roll , @Farmer Reading , @Rexer , @LLsBestGo , @Enjoil , @Ganjagrandaddy , @MarcoD1984 , @MochaBud .

Anyone else who cares to pull a rock & sit a spell is more than welcome. The more the merrier !
The more people I have joining / The more resources I have to get advice from.

Thanks for joining & I'll get things rolling as soon as I break it up ! OH.... I'll get the journal going too.
 

Mdlroad

Well-Known Member
Hey All, I'm fixing to start my next journal & hoping to see some of you here. I may need a little help along the way; because this is my very 1st attempt at a SCROG Grow. Only info I have is what I've read with zero experience at it.
Anyway, my plan is to SCROG a single Do Si Dos in a 5 gallon grow bag to fill out a 3 x 3 x 6 tent.

I already have about 100 pics to post as I started the Do Si Dos 2 weeks ago from seed; which I'll bring you up to date on. Trying to eliminate some of the slow start stuff. When this plant is big enough I'll be topping it & taking clones for another grow in a 5 x 5 tent.

So here's the Info:
Light : Mars Hydro FC-E3000 (300 Watt)
Tent: Cheapo 3 x 3 (No Name)
Strain: Do Si Dos (Pyramid Seeds)
Nutrient : Mega Crop (Version 4)
Additives: Cal Mag, Silica
PK Booster: Terpinator

So before we get started on the actual journal I want to do a Shout Out / Tag to some of the growers. So here we go.
@Mars Hydro , @InTheShed , @Emilya , @farside05 , @Bill284 , @bluter , @Nunyabiz , @Virgin Ground , @Pat Puffer , @VetSmoke85 , @Reave , @BakedARea , @Thirvnrob , @Mdlroad , @Tokin Roll , @Farmer Reading , @Rexer , @LLsBestGo , @Enjoil , @Ganjagrandaddy , @MarcoD1984 , @MochaBud .

Anyone else who cares to pull a rock & sit a spell is more than welcome. The more the merrier !
The more people I have joining / The more resources I have to get advice from.

Thanks for joining & I'll get things rolling as soon as I break it up ! OH.... I'll get the journal going too.
Thanks for the tag I'm in
 

Buds Buddy

Grow Journal of the Month: May 2020
Glad to have you guys along. A new growing technique always has me wondering if I'm doing things right. You just might have some good tips for me along the way.
 

bluter

Grow Journal of the Month: July 2020
first question ... why just 1 ?

2- 4 in scrog would fill the net faster with the same canopy and earlier flip. not that one won't do it . it will, just longer veg and larger plant with the net higher up.
 

VetSmoke85

Nug of the Month: Dec 2020 - Member of the Month: Jan 2021 - Plant of the Month: Feb 2021

Buds Buddy

Grow Journal of the Month: May 2020
To get things started I want to post all the "Mars Hydro FC-E3000" info from their website. I'm really liking this light so far. It really lights up a 3 x 3 tent very well. I think this 4 Bar Light should do an excellent job on a SCROG Grow.
So here's the pics from the website.
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Buds Buddy

Grow Journal of the Month: May 2020
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@Mars Hydro , I have a couple of questions about this light.

1) In one place it says you can Daisy Chain 15 lights together & in another place it says 20. Not sure which one is correct ?

2) I also have Mars Hydro TSW 2000's & TS 3000. Can all these different lights (FC-E3000 / TSW 2000 / TS 3000) be daisy chained together if I ever needed to do that ?
 

Buds Buddy

Grow Journal of the Month: May 2020
first question ... why just 1 ?

2- 4 in scrog would fill the net faster with the same canopy and earlier flip. not that one won't do it . it will, just longer veg and larger plant with the net higher up.
I had considered 4 plants in 3 gallon pots. I just figure 1 in a 5 gallon would yield about the same & a 3 x 3 tent is pretty small. I figured since you still get some stretch after flip I'd only need to Veg about 5 - 6 weeks ? Like I said, I've never done SCROG so don't know if I'm correct in my assumption.
 

Bill284

Member of the Month: Mar 2021 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2021
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@Mars Hydro , I have a couple of questions about this light.

1) In one place it says you can Daisy Chain 15 lights together & in another place it says 20. Not sure which one is correct ?

2) I also have Mars Hydro TSW 2000's & TS 3000. Can all these different lights (FC-E3000 / TSW 2000 / TS 3000) be daisy chained together if I ever needed to do that ?
I'm glad to see things are working out for my friend.
Looks like you are set up for a while. Thats great.
Can't wait to see you cranking out you beautiful ladies for @Mars Hydro
:cheer: :cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer::yummy:
Bill
 

Buds Buddy

Grow Journal of the Month: May 2020
Alrighty then.
You growing in Coco?
If you did 4 plants in small 5 gal pots you would cut your veg in half
No, I'm using Fox Farms Ocean Forrest. Don't want to mix & feed nutes twice a day. Also don't want to deal with all that run off under a SCROG Net every day.
4 - 5 gallon pots would surely fill the tent quickly. This is more or less going to be a learning experience for me to see what happens when I SCROG. I'm sure I'll have a much better understanding of it once I have a grow in & can see what to expect.

Thanks for popping in !
 

Buds Buddy

Grow Journal of the Month: May 2020
I'm glad to see things are working out for my friend.
Looks like you are set up for a while. Thats great.
Can't wait to see you cranking out you beautiful ladies for @Mars Hydro
:cheer: :cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer::yummy:
Bill
Hi Bill ! Good to have you here. I may need some of your vast experience at some point.
 

Bill284

Member of the Month: Mar 2021 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2021

Buds Buddy

Grow Journal of the Month: May 2020
OK, so you see the site info. So here's some pics of the unpackaging. So here's what's in the box when you receive it.
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The 4 Light Bars with Samsung LM301B Diodes.

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Then we have the Mounting Rails. They conveniently marked them with Arrows for light bar placement should you go that way. I measured & spaced them apart equally which you'll see soon.
Got to love the Green "Mars Hydro" Logo on the sides of the Mounting Rails. Looks Cool !
The Rails & Light Bars are all aluminum so they should work well for Heat Sinks.

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The Driver for this light is a "MeanWell Driver" which is something I'm very happy with.
Of course we get the Free Sticker Sheet. I've got these stickers everywhere after owning 6 of their lights.
I've always had nice grows with them; so why change ? If it aint broke, don't fix it; Right ?

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