I gotta figure out that multi-quote function.Looks good, youve come along way, I was glued to your thread last year.
Lol, it's been a while, huh? Thanks for stopping by :)
Have you ever thought about wrapping your octagon with panda or reflectix to reflect more light. Put an outtake fan up top and leave the bottom 6"-1' open for passive intake from your sealed room. Co2 usally sinks anyway right?
Exactly what I have planned (and bought extra panda just for that) - just been lazy and trying to keep the smallest plants alive so haven't had the chance/opportunity to do that yet. Also, by the time the screen (speaking of something I've been meaning to do) is put in, in theory there really shouldn't be a whole lot of light getting through, so I think I'd prefer more airflow over a marginal increase in lighting.
Plan was always to wrap it during veg and then to take it off either at the start of flower or after the stretch (when air flow is more important). Put a small fan pointing straight up to do exactly what you said, passive intake from the bottom and blowing up through the top.
So you would pull the cool Co2 rich air in from your room and through your octy, and dump it back into your sealed room.. Just an idea, I remember last year you said you were inspiried by one of heaths grows, thats how he did his grow.
Well the whole room (even the veg ten) is sealed and CO2 enriched, so any air in there is enriched.
Lol........I was thinking ten 100W incandescents stacked from floor to ceiling.......would really keep an even lighting distribution at the canopy level :)havn't read anything in this journal except your first post(and I barley skimmed through that), But I think you should ditch the HID lights for something better, Like LEDs, or flashlights:)
but if you must go with HID lighting go with five 250w Metal halides;)
Thanks bro; should be renamed "An Idiot's Guide To Making Things Overly Complicated" :)i'm so impressed by how this whole thing come together. inspiring.
glad you got the kinks taken care off..
i hope all goes well for you here on out!
Drying out and dying? What happened?Negative; some are clearly large enough that they could be, but need to give them another week or two for all the smaller ones to catch up - also gonna put a screen in there and do a VSCROG, so that'll take a little bit of vegging to get that going as well.
Probably gonna top the larger ones in the next couple of days and then get a screen in there - have been delaying it because of plants drying out and dying, but that problem seems to be done so I need to get that screen in there (but after I switch out the lights - that's gonna be a pain in the arse).
Instead of using aero clones with long root masses that would reach into the column(s), I was forced to use clones rooted in Jiffy Pellets, and the bottoms wouldn't reach into the columns - therefore, some of them dried out and were replaced.Drying out and dying? What happened?
Good seeing you; here's some pics I took last night.Hey Bobby its been awhile. I see you finally got your shit rockin, it's lookin sweet. Congrats. Any new pics?
fu&kin rad!No worries bro; it's 15 columns @6 plants per column = 90 plants.
Might stick a DWC bucket in the entryway and throw another one or two plants in there (kind of a tester bucket).