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Dkmg01

Grow Journal of the Month: February 2020 - Photo of the Month: July 2020
Hi so I started growing with almost no knowledge and have been learning tips and tricks since . I'd like a review o what my plants look like and what if whatbjm doing is correct . Both are bagged seed with the "hydro" plant in the middle supposedly being GDP growing inside a botanium. Any info will be much appreciated and any info needed I will supply .
 

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Alafornia

Grow Journal of the Month: Dec 2019
Good start. Welcome.
 

Dkmg01

Grow Journal of the Month: February 2020 - Photo of the Month: July 2020
I don't know a thing about a botanium, but assume it's a hydro dealy. Two plants on the left look good and probably Indicas. Can't tell much about shorty on the right, but nothing major I can see. Welcome.
Ok so funny story about shorty . I found it inside an ant hole and decided to keep it too see what happens . It is very stunted . The botanium just feeds water every third hour and drips the excess water back into the tank . Been very very fast.
 

Dkmg01

Grow Journal of the Month: February 2020 - Photo of the Month: July 2020
It has dropped to -1°c and am using and incandescent 60w bulb purely for heat. My lights are 2 40w led bulbs each producing 200w of light each and 7500 lumens . The box is 60mm x 60 mm at 1.4m tall. 4 PC fans with 1 deactivated for extra heat . It is 15 - 17 degrees at night and 22 during day
 

stoneotter

Member of the Month: July 2019, Sept 2020 - Grow Journal of the Month: Nov 2019 - Plant of the Month: April 2020

Dkmg01

Grow Journal of the Month: February 2020 - Photo of the Month: July 2020
Hi Dk, welcome . You've done well. They look great. Cool botanium!
Thank you . The botanium seemed a very nice and gentle step to hydro especially when it all my first grow.
 

MochaBud

Member of the Month: June 2020
Hi so I started growing with almost no knowledge and have been learning tips and tricks since . I'd like a review o what my plants look like and what if whatbjm doing is correct . Both are bagged seed with the "hydro" plant in the middle supposedly being GDP growing inside a botanium. Any info will be much appreciated and any info needed I will supply .
:welcome: to :420: Dk:48:...well I can tell ya that your botanium looks like the bottom part of my coffee bean grinder :19::19: other than that your ladies look nice :thumb:
 

Dkmg01

Grow Journal of the Month: February 2020 - Photo of the Month: July 2020
So in the last 2 images there is a bit of droopy ness I am concerned about . I do think it is the tempreture and have moved my led lights closer the incandescent bulb I'm using for heat has been positioned the same height which is about 24cm away . So this morning the parked up and are looking better . Am I just overthinking it?
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MochaBud

Member of the Month: June 2020
So in the last 2 images there is a bit of droopy ness I am concerned about . I do think it is the tempreture and have moved my led lights closer the incandescent bulb I'm using for heat has been positioned the same height which is about 24cm away . So this morning the parked up and are looking better . Am I just overthinking it?
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:hmmmm::hmmmm: They look fine to me :thumb:
 

Barney86

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It has dropped to -1°c and am using and incandescent 60w bulb purely for heat. My lights are 2 40w led bulbs each producing 200w of light each and 7500 lumens . The box is 60mm x 60 mm at 1.4m tall. 4 PC fans with 1 deactivated for extra heat . It is 15 - 17 degrees at night and 22 during day
Sorry to be the one to tell you this mate but you've been suckered like many before you by the led company. A 40w led is a 40w led. Any claims of otherwise are a con from a dishonest supplier.
They will have 200w worth of leds but the drivers in this case are only pushing them at 20% so your only getting 40w. Loads of us fall for though so don't feel bad :)
 

Dkmg01

Grow Journal of the Month: February 2020 - Photo of the Month: July 2020
Sorry to be the one to tell you this mate but you've been suckered like many before you by the led company. A 40w led is a 40w led. Any claims of otherwise are a con from a dishonest supplier.
They will have 200w worth of leds but the drivers in this case are only pushing them at 20% so your only getting 40w. Loads of us fall for though so don't feel bad :)
It is not a problem at all I really appreciate the help . Is the lights ok ? Cause they are growing but if there is a better method or alternative I will listen and adapt . It's 2 X 40w bulbs so its 80 w . each bulb has 3750 lumens or so it says .
 

Backlipslide

Member of the Month: Mar 2020 - Plant of the Month: Feb 2020 - Nug of the Month: Feb 2020

Dkmg01

Grow Journal of the Month: February 2020 - Photo of the Month: July 2020
Hey! Welcome! I’ll be sure to follow along, and help where I can. You look like your off to a really good start. Plants look nice and healthy
Thank you ! There is a bit of a curl at the tips of the new growth of which I'm not so sure what is the case . I was thinking of creating a thread for the botanium itself as I have been documenting it since the start . Just managed to get a feminized cheese seed so on the next grow I will out in details like size and temperature.
 

Barney86

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It is not a problem at all I really appreciate the help . Is the lights ok ? Cause they are growing but if there is a better method or alternative I will listen and adapt . It's 2 X 40w bulbs so its 80 w . each bulb has 3750 lumens or so it says .
They'll do you for now mate but better off with something with a bit more power for bloom. They'll be awesome lights for the first 3 or 4 weeks though. Low power is better for starting them with.
 

Dkmg01

Grow Journal of the Month: February 2020 - Photo of the Month: July 2020
Any suggestions for what I can get next . I'm in the midst of building a new box anyways so it fine to have something different. I just want to have a very low cost on electricity ofcourse .
 

Barney86

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Any suggestions for what I can get next . I'm in the midst of building a new box anyways so it fine to have something different. I just want to have a very low cost on electricity ofcourse .
If cheap leccy means more to you than cheap lights then look into cobs or quantum board leds. They're the most energy efficient tech out at the moment.
I know nothing about them tbh but plenty folks round here be able to tell you what you need :)
 

Dkmg01

Grow Journal of the Month: February 2020 - Photo of the Month: July 2020
Should I just go ahead and purchase full spectrum led grow lights? Like the panel? They are pretty expensive. I just purchased a glove fitting with 180 leds that the exact same . I have also purchased 3 metres of full spectrum less strips . I'm definitely thinking of going to the panel . It just takes time from e bay .
 
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