First Indoor Organic Grow Go

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Ok so this is goin to be in a 4' X 4' vivosun tent. With 2 to different Lights one is a Vivosun Full spectrum LED 1000w and the other is a SF1000D I just bought. I had a way better light I wanted to use but it is lacking a dimmer and makes my tenet rather hot. That light is a PhotoBio Phantom Mx 680w S4 LED. Anyone who has seen these lights knows there pretty badass. If anyone does know a way to make a dimmer for this unit let me know please cant afford the autopilot px2 to do it. Anyways.

Soil, Amendments, and addons:

Soil: Fox Farms Ocean Forest + added perlite

Amendments:
Earth Dust by Thegreensunshineco.com
Recharge by Realgrowers.com

Addons:
Diatomaceous Earth by Safer (for pest control)
Sticky-Icky: Enzyme Blend (at flowering stage) by Dakine420.com
Fish Shit by Fishheaadfarms.com

I have 3 and 7 gallon Fabric pots to use as I do have 2 different tents. I will be pretty much following a fellow grower also in this forum so I can learn how to grow organically.
Thank you @ComfortablyNumb.
Right now I am setting everything up for when all my soil products get to me. I have 1 straggler the Fish Shit. I guess I missed it being dropped off at my mailbox and it was sent back now it will have to be reshipped. So what I have done so far is Built the tent and am setting up the inline vent fan. I ran a new electric line just for the tent from my main power box so I worn have an extra draw on my homes electric circuits. I'm using a 6 inch vent fan and duct. And have reinforced my tent with pvc pipe. I will post more along with pictures, and what strain I will be growing in the coming days.

 
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Ok sorry people been busy but here is some pix of my set up and the clones I got today free from a friend. This is my first tent still doing some work on the second one it should be done in a few days I hope and then I'll post pix of that one set up. So here is some Grow porn I guess. 1st pix there are 6 plants total the smallest is Sour Diesel only 1 of that strain, 1 Purple Gelato, and 4 Purple Punch. 3 of the purple punch will be leaving though in couple days. I know my setup is a bit messy with the wires you can see in the second pix, I'll get it squared away soon as I got time. There are 2 different lights in this tent one is SF1000D, non dimmer model and a Vivosun 1000. Had a Mars Hydro one to use but when putting it up I decided I did not like it, was really bulky and just seemed out of place to me. I do like the SF1000 though nice light and bright. 3rd pix is my vent line going outside of my house 6inch Vivosun fan and a mess of wires lol. I'll be doing some more work with it here tomorrow cause I need to program my light timer and build a wood frame for the 2nd tent for the light to go to, and that light setup is ohh so lovely.
 
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Yeah when I got them they were a little dry so gave them some water. Going to have to place a heater by it cause it is a little cold in my tent and RH is really low like 28%
 
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I got the temps to that but cannot get the RH up past 30%. And that is with placing bowls of water in the tent. I guess I'm goin to have to buy a humidifier, do i use a cool or hot mist ? The people I got the plants from said there almost 6 weeks old and they have never used any nuts in the soil or on the plants. So do I need to add any to them cause I ran into a snag setting up my second tent, I have no place to run the inline fan out of my house where I have to put it and the closest window is 10 feet from the tent. Would a few fabric bags of the "cooking" soil bring the RH up in the tent ? And my dam soil meter don't work stupid 3 in 1. You said they are almost always broken and it was brand new lol. My RO water is at 7PH and the soil in the plants is about the same. I may cut the vent to outside for the 2nd tent right above the door to my patio from my room, but I'll have to get a piece to do that the right way. And thank you @BionicKroniK
 
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I got the temps to that but cannot get the RH up past 30%. And that is with placing bowls of water in the tent. I guess I'm goin to have to buy a humidifier, do i use a cool or hot mist ? The people I got the plants from said there almost 6 weeks old and they have never used any nuts in the soil or on the plants. So do I need to add any to them cause I ran into a snag setting up my second tent, I have no place to run the inline fan out of my house where I have to put it and the closest window is 10 feet from the tent. Would a few fabric bags of the "cooking" soil bring the RH up in the tent ? And my dam soil meter don't work stupid 3 in 1. You said they are almost always broken and it was brand new lol. My RO water is at 7PH and the soil in the plants is about the same. I may cut the vent to outside for the 2nd tent right above the door to my patio from my room, but I'll have to get a piece to do that the right way. And thank you @BionicKroniK
You're welcome MT! 👍😎 Sorry I can't help you atm with the other stuff, CN is already in la la land and I'm on my way there too...😴🤫🤭 We don't have those issues due to the tropical weather we have here, we have to leave our tents open to keep the temps down below 80 F (average 70's during the day) with humidity between 40's to 70's (after watering), but we do close the tents up at night. As for the RH or other issues, I have no clue, that's CN's dept.! 😅

Anyway...I'm outta here, I can't seem to type already, gotta get to bed....Goodnight MT and FARM FAM! 😵🤪🥴😂🥱😴
 
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As long as you are on the VPD chart, you should be good. Your plants should be putting out enough water via transpiration to keep the RH near 50.
Remind me why you are using RO water?
 
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I'm using RO cause of the water test I did but I don't think it is really going to make a difference here are the results of the water test. Total Hardness 250 ppm, Chlorine 0, Alkalinity 120 ppm, Ph 7, Nitrite Safe, Nitrate Safe, Copper .6 ppm, no pesticide's no Coliform Bacteria and no lead. And I will have to look up VPD chart don't know if I'm on it or not. I'm going to go buy a humidifier, I been putting water inside in bowls but it isn't helping at 11:30 the temp was 69 and RH was 23%. If my water is ok i'll just use my tap water cause it take me about 1 hour to fill my water can for the plants cause it is a small RO system, takes 20 min to fill the pressure tank.
 
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Ok need to know if I need to top or defoliate some of this plant here it is purple punch. It is the biggest of the plants has some purple in the stems from getting to cold at night and a little bit of dry fan leaf cause I had one of my lights at 100% and a little to close to it. Please let me know guys thanks. @Dirtbag, @Aqua Man, @Frankster or @BurnzYzBudZz @tobh. I think I'm doing ok I do need to get some trays for water run off cause my tent floor is nasty right this second lol one other thing can I use a heating pad under the plants at night to get there temp up ? I have my room heated but it seems to still be to cold. And the RH is killing me it wont go past 32% I got a humidifier but am not sure how to put it so it is not spraying mist all over my lights and there drivers/ballast. Is a hot mist humidifier from CVS pharmacy for now tell the one I ordered from eBay gets here, in about a week or so I hope. Sorry here are some pictures of the plants again. My main concern is the purple punch and if I need to top or trim some of it. And in my second tent I have my organic soil mix "cooking" and will be doing some seeds I got from AB Normal Genetics when it is ready to have plants in the soil.
 
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We top at the 4th node. You're past that, but it's ok. Top now but don't defoilate yet.
A bit lower humidity is fine in this case because you are in solid pots and you want to be careful not to drown them.
What are your nightime temps?
 
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Night time temp is at lowest 58 and highest is at 67 Rh is like 23-25 %. I have never "toped" a plant so I'm going to look it up and see how it is done. But is this about where I need to do it ? I put 4 pots with the soil "cooking" in it in the tent with the plants also to see if it will help the RH at all. Cause I don't really see how I'm going to run the humidifier in the tent if needed without my lights getting wet. When the soil is done cooking I am going to transplant the plastic ones to fabric. Will I need anything for the transplant to keep the plants from going into shock ?
 
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ComfortablyNumb

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You could top there. It looks like the plant has already started to change over to flower mode. The branches are alternating. They are not paired after a certain point. That's where it should have been topped is that point.

Lets make sure, how about a pic of the stem without leaves in the way?
 
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Sorry had to go to our town for my wife. Here is a picture of the stalk if you need a diffent spot give me a few minutes my cell phone takes crappy pictures.
 
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