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First Journal, First well planned grow

Smiling Garden

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For years i have looked at this site for grow tips and help. This is the first grow journal of my own. I currently grow one plant and a bunch of tomatoes and herbs because of my housing. But now i am set.

I am setting up what i believe to be a great grow room, after a number of problematic grows. Any and all tips and help is greatly appreciated.

I am still in the planning phase of my grow but i plan on germinating on April 1st.

Here is my plan and layout so far:

Size - 10' x 5' (mylar covered walls) - constucted from 2x4 and plywood.

Lighting:
3 x 600 W (air cooled hoods) - MH for veg and then transition into the HPS

Ventilation:
2 x 6" inlines cooling lights
1 x 4" inline with carbon filter in the room
4 x 10" oscilating fans
possible a/c - if necissary temps only get up to max of 90 f in the summer

Hydro set up:
This is my baby that i built and have been fine tuning for almost a year now.

Ebb and Grow bucket system- home made
The Control bucket made from a kit and a 5gal bucket.
The grow buckets is made from 3.5 gallon buckets with 10" net cups. (a little small for buds, i think i might go with 3.5 gallon buckets inside eachother, or even rebuild it with 5gal buckets if it is beneficial. what do people think.)

One reason i like the net cups is that I recently added a 70 L - 8 outlet commercial air pump that provides air to air stones at the bottome of each bucket. This way i can flood more often and longer without worries of overwatering, making it an integrated DWC - ebb and flow system.
I have it flooded about 65% day and 35% at night.

The resevoir is a 65 gal trashcan, it also has two micropore airstones in it. The res is outside the room.

CO2:
Hydrogen pro generator
CAP - PPM4 monitor
reciculatory cooling with a 65 gal trash can and an eco 1264 gph (i think) pump.

Nutrients-
Grow:
Advanced sensi 2 part grow
voodoo juice
B52

Bloom:
Connoisseur 2 part
voodoo juice
B52
piranha
tarantula
bud blood
big bud
bud candy
overdrive

And of course the most important...

The SEEDS

I know it is most efficient to grow all the same strain in a hydro setup, but i love to mix it up and get a rainbow garden. I will have 11 plants. Most all the plants have simillar medium flowering time.

My question is, Is this a big disadvantage growing different strains or not that big of problem?

Also any coments on the strains would be helpfull, i don't necissarily need to just grow one of each if one of the strains it great or especially if one of them has a particularily long flowing time.

orange
pinnapple express
white widow
blue widow
blue hash plant
Deep grapefruit
katarak kush
blueberry
Confidential cheese
deisel
sour cream



Well that was a mouthfull, hope someone can get through it all.

I will post pictures as soon as i start construction.

The last of the goodies should be here this week.

:peace2:
 

Scott Wheelman

Legal Advisor
420 Staff
How did this grow turn out?

We would love to be updated with some pictures and info! :1:

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I am moving this to abandoned journals until we get updates.

Thanks and hope all is well in your world!

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