You may want to get an extra co2 tank, to have on hand when your other one runs out. I found one on Craigslist for 20 bucks and exchanged it for a full one.With the c02 pumping even the tops that are getting ~1500 or so umols are still perky, happy and not showing any signs of damage so far. I did re position the big fan last night to blow on the big light, it was getting pretty hot right around it and some of the tops are pretty close already.
While in thinking about the c02 my tank is still showing the same amount of pressure it showed over three weeks ago. I’m thinking it will only need refilled maybe once every three to six months or something instead of once a month like I was originally planning
Nice update, looking lovely in that tent
on all of it Smokey! The plants, the room, the tech it all . Very inspirational.
Thanks Duggs, I was super happy to see that most of the old gang was still here and kicking ass as usual! There's quite the big list of awards attached to the members in hereYa Smokey,..you know it Amy...Smokey goes back a ways around here. Lookin proper bud!
Hey smokey just had Amy send me over here cause she knows I love a good build. I get over here and find a great build. Wow am I jealous with what you are able to do with that system. Not a brix guy but if you don't mind I'll be watching from the back. Subbed in for sure. Nice job.
as you should...I hide my head in shame.
Yes I just figured out how fast the C02 drops when it starts dropping the last couple days actually it went from 4300 to 3700 the next day to 1000 today. Im gonna take the tanks to get them filled tomorrow, I already have two the place I went to get it filled the first time only had prefilled tanks available so I just bought one of those figuring I was going to want two so I could keep one filled on backup since im lazy and all and it can take me weeks to get around to go to a store. I have since found a closer place that will actually fill them so I should be all good. Will do on the cleaning the tanks. If the tank runs out i'll get a alerts on my phone that it can't maintain c02 so as long as I have the backup filled I can swap it out right away once it can't keep up anymore.You may want to get an extra co2 tank, to have on hand when your other one runs out. I found one on Craigslist for 20 bucks and exchanged it for a full one.
Co2 tanks will show the same pressure until they run out. The best way to tell that it is getting low is to weigh it or do the pot lift method, like you do with watering.
Also, if you are running 20 pound tanks, most are used in a kegerator or another grow. Spray your new tank for bugs, Incase the last garden had mites because they will travel on the tanks.
I love your buildout! It is looking awesome.
I have a central heat and air and a mini split. I was having a hard time getting my mini split to work with my hydro-x controller. I added the rf controller that sinks the remote to your system. Then you do not need the remote.
I found it better to not sink in auto mode. I sinked the remote in heat mode from 62 degrees to 72 degrees. Then switched to cool mode and sinked 73-84 degrees. That way the mini split did not have conflicting temp settings like it was doing on auto.
Keep up the good work. I love learning from others
Thanks for the info, I shouldn't need to bother I will get notified its not keeping up anymore and I can change it with my spare tank.Our co2 tanks for fire suppression (32 tanks) are all on scales that have feedback to the machines control. Once half is gone the machines don't run until a new tank is put on. So just weigh it before filling it and make weekly to see how much is left in the tank.
Yes it was a fun night did some more secret breaths and was all ripped upSounds like you were having some fun there Smokey. Thai Chi is one of my favorites. Mini Splits always have a range they work in. I've not seen one that holds exactly what the temp setting is. If your setpoint is 70 it will run 68-72. Mine has a powerful mode on the remote that will ramp it up to full cooling for 20 minutes to handle a large cool down. You'll either have to start cooling before those lights come on or manually make it go to high at lights on.