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MKono's First Indoor Grow

mkono87

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Hey people, this is my first grow ever and im excited to get started. Im glad to be part of this community as I know im going to have a ton of questions as time goes on. Lets get started.

Tent: 4x4
Light: 600w mh/hps
Inline Fan: Vivosun 6" 390cfm
Filter: Vivosun 6" Carbon filter
Pots: 5gal
Medium: Sunshine Mix #4 with Frazz n' Dazzle amendments.
Nutes: TBD

Seeds:
2x Blue Dream
1x Girl Scout Cookies
2x Uknowns (bonus fem seeds included in my order. Still trying to find out what they are)

I started the germination process last night and hopefully wont take too long to crack. Once they do and I get them into solo cups, is when il start having more pictures. This first post will also be updated over time. Thanks for visiting.


@Silverfox125 - I knew you wanted in on this.
 

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Backlipslide

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Hey welcome to :420:

looks like your off to a great start!:thumb::cheer:
 

mkono87

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Iv set up my solo cups so can plant the seeds right away. I did not use any of the Frazz n Dazzle in the solos but might top dress it a bit a few days before it goes into a bigger pot. Hasn't even been a full 24 hours yet and im already impatient. Il be disconnecting the carbon filter as I just had it hooked up when I was cutting the venting to the proper length.
Regarding the amendments, I not sure its meant to be used alone all the way through the grow, but im under the impression I should be fine for the first 4 weeks or so and I then I can start using liquid nutes of my choosing. I have been eyeing the duel fuel 2 part system that you use both through both veg and flower. Thats still up in there air.
 

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mkono87

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Both Blue Dreams popped OVERNIGHT. Nothing yet with the other 3 but I already got the 2 in solos now and hope the others will follow soon. I have the light at 18 inches but think il move it to 30ish. From what I understand, you dont want such strong par level at first. What do you think? With the inline fan on the temps are sitting at just under 24c and humidity sitting at 32% so im thinking I have to get a small humidifer. Should I keep it at 24 hours still the break the surface?
 
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Backlipslide

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I usually keep them on a 24 hour light cycle till the plants have poked out of the surface. Then switch to 18/6.

leaving your light at 30 would be a good idea. Depending on what light your using, you will get different answers on what height the light should be. For my veg, I only use a small T5 light, I’m able to have them pretty close, without any issues.

I’ll have to go back up and look to see what light your using again...
 

mkono87

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I usually keep them on a 24 hour light cycle till the plants have poked out of the surface. Then switch to 18/6.

leaving your light at 30 would be a good idea. Depending on what light your using, you will get different answers on what height the light should be. For my veg, I only use a small T5 light, I’m able to have them pretty close, without any issues.

I’ll have to go back up and look to see what light your using again...
600w mh/hps dimmable ballast and one of each bulb. I'm using the mh at the moment.
 

Backlipslide

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600w mh/hps
Yes definitely, keep it at 30 for now. Once they sprout, depending on heat, you may be able to drop it down to 2 foot above plants. Then let your plants speak to you. If your plants look like their working away from the light, then it’s too close. If their working towards the plant, then it’s at a good height.
 

mkono87

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Yes definitely, keep it at 30 for now. Once they sprout, depending on heat, you may be able to drop it down to 2 foot above plants. Then let your plants speak to you. If your plants look like their working away from the light, then it’s too close. If their working towards the plant, then it’s at a good height.
Great il keep it there hopefully the others will prop by tomorrow so they all break the soil at the same time.
 

Backlipslide

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Yeah sometimes, some take longer to sprout. Could be deeper then the others and just need that extra time to make it to the surface :thumb:
 

Backlipslide

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Oh ok my apologies!
Im getting a head of my self lol.

what method are you choosing?

not that it really matters, but I like to soak in water for 24 hours, then switch to a paper towel folded twice, and into a sandwich baggy, (never closed fully shut) Opening the bag fully a couple times a day. I just fold the baggy once and flap the loose part of the bag over. Then leave in a dark area for another 24 hours, then into the solos.

I start in a peat pucks though, then once I see roots sticking out I, transplant into the solo, or a pot similar in size.
 

mkono87

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Oh ok my apologies!
Im getting a head of my self lol.

what method are you choosing?

not that it really matters, but I like to soak in water for 24 hours, then switch to a paper towel folded twice, and into a sandwich baggy, (never closed fully shut) Opening the bag fully a couple times a day. I just fold the baggy once and flap the loose part of the bag over. Then leave in a dark area for another 24 hours, then into the solos.

I start in a peat pucks though, then once I see roots sticking out I, transplant into the solo, or a pot similar in size.
Paper towel method, I did do the bag method on a bag seed a long time ago with success. This time just used two plates. Since they are not totally even there is a gap for air. Its sitting on my water heater as its really the only best place with a bit of warmth in the chilly basement. I wasnt home last night and the paper did dry out a little more than liked to but I got them really wet again hoping for the best. Those two went straight into the solos from the paper towel. Soaked the soil enough but not drenched.
 

Backlipslide

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Yeah, I’ve also done the two plates, but found it was a pain trying to keep the pt at the right moisture level. Because you don’t want the other sopping were, you just want it wet. That’s why I stuck with the baggy method. It’s acts as a humidity dome and I can leave it for longer periods without worrying about drying out the pt.
 
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