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Hello and welcome!
For this journal, I will be doing a test grow under the new @Atreum Lighting Hydra-3200 led.
I've had the pleasure of working Atreum in the past using their ARA-41 diy kit. It was a beautifully constructed, high quality light and it grew excellent medicine for me and my family.
Atreum has since moved to plug and play lighting arrays with their offerings of the Hydra-1000 and the new Hydra-3200. You can imagine how excited I was to try their new light out.
The only drawback that I noticed with the ARA kit was that it didn't have a digital OLED power display on the driver.
You would need either a lux or par meter to get the best out of it. Unlucky for me, my lux meter ceased working mid grow. I did learn to use the light by watching the plants and had no issue thereafter.
They remedied this on their new light by adding an easy to read OLED power display on its driver. This makes it much easier to tune in to the desired par amount.
Atreum has an excellent par calculator base upon distance to the light and set percentages of power( 25,50,75 and 100%) for this unit on their website.
You'll know exactly how much light your plants are getting without the need for expensive par and lux meters.
I'll run down my equipment and strain choices and then show you the unboxing of the Hydra-3200.
•2x4 Mars Hydro tent
•6" Hydrofarm extraction fan kit
•10" Masterforce circulation fan
•5 gallon GeoPots
•Pro Mix premium all-purpose mix
•@Prescription Blend nutrients
• Municipal tap water
•Sensi, Super Skunk
Super Skunk Feminized is a cannabis strain that has won numerous awards and accolades since its launch in 1990. Super Skunk is the result of crossing Skunk #1 with an Afghan from the family known as “hash plants”. The balance of 80% indica, 20% sativa creates a relaxed effect tempered by an uplifting high.
Super Skunk Feminized has a relatively short flowering period of 50 days maximum. This works well for indoor growers who want to enjoy two or even three harvests per year. Once the flowers start growing, they increase in size very quickly. They also multiply so rapidly that progress can sometimes be observed from one day to the next. The buds are a striking bright green colour, and are spiky, with large, pointy calyxes.
Growers can anticipate generating large yields, even those with little experience behind them.
•Royal Queen Seeds, Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel: The Descendant of Original Diesel, Northern Light, Shiva, and Hawaiian
Like many of the best cannabis strains coming out these days, Sour Diesel comes straight from California. It is a favourite with many smokers and growers. These powerful American genetics will grow well indoors around the world; outdoors, on the other hand, they need a warm climate, similar to California or Spain. Breeders used a host of legendary strains to create Sour Diesel, namely Original Diesel, Northern Light, Shiva, and Hawaiian.
Very appealing resinous buds
This is a mostly Sativa strain which shows in both its growth structure and the strong high effect it gives when consumed. The plant develops its resinous buds and powerful aroma over a 10-week flowering period. These plants will grow to a height of around 100-130 cm, with some stretching during early flowering.
Chemical and sour flavour
Sour Diesel is a very pungent, aromatic strain. Heavy chemical, herbal and sour flavours come from its glistening buds. When grown well, it will give yields of 450-600 grams per square metre. This is both a yield in quantity and quality, producing high-quality, resinous, aromatic buds. Full Diesel power!
Both of these strains were picked by me and my family. The Super Skunk is a favorite of mine and my son ,notably for it's pungent small and taste, not to mention it's narcotic high. The Sour D is an all around family favorite for pain relief.
In this journal I will show my methods for seed sowing,transplanting,cloning and plant reversal using STS. The Super Skunk will be the one getting reversed for seeds and pollen collection.
Feel free to ask any questions that you may have. I will answer them to the best of my ability.
Next post will be the unboxing of the light. Thanks for following along!