LittleDabbies 2020 Indoor 4x4 Mars Hydro X2 LEDs (600W Draw From Wall)

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Just to get the thread started, I got my lights today, a box of other stuff, Still need soil.

Will be headed to town in a few days to get more stuff. Exciting times ladies and gents!

"Were jolly green gaints walking the earth, What a time to be alive"
 
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More pics coming soon, But i wanted to ask about LUX..

I used a free app so who the fuck knows how good it is, but i checked some measurements and can someone tell me these are good #'s

So for the outside pure sun i got like 150k lux.
For inside thru the sun roof window I got 93k Lux

for comparisons..

So inside the tent bottom of the tent lights as high as i can get them I got 35k lux.

about 1/4 up I get 40-45k

1/2 way i get about 50k

As close as i can while still reading my phone i get around 65k Lux.
 
Aqua Man

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Nice to see ya start a journal.

Those numbers sounds pretty close high noon on a clear day 130k lux

65k is a really good number for flower. But you will likely burn plants at that even in late veg.


Key to remember the suns intensity changes day to day and also throughout the day. So we can't run 130k lux indoors. Also the photoperiod is key.

This may help as a guide. I think I use the same app.

5-7k lux for seedlings (up to 10days)

15-45k lux for veg (18/6 light cycle. Depending on age.

45-65k for flower is a safe bet and a good amount of light.

I start at 5-7k and increase about 5k every few days to a week based on plant response. You find they almost grow into the right intensity so really not many adjustments are needed and I use more for verification.
 
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My one side of the 8x4..so 4x4 pulling 740 from the wall during veg. I'm sure you will do great with those lights and you went all out..will get a nice par coverage over the whole tent

I am using cheaper Amazon lights.

As Aqua man suggests the T6 it's better too much than not enough...I have a T8 coming for my 8x4 exhaust and have a 4 inch I'll be using for intake cool air.

Use this chart to help dial in temps and humidity for optimal growth.

Best of Luck
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LittleDabbie

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Ok really cool but when do the dancing girls move in .... got my popcorn n beer at hand ... 👁👁.od
Soon Im still waiting on a pack of seeds or 2 and soil which i'll prolly go get that monday.. Seeds should be here next week.

I did start 2 Grape Fruit (reg) and 2 GSC x Cheese Auto for now.

I got Sourbubble seeds gifted so im really holding out to start those as its one of my personal all time fav strains and omg im so excited!!! :D:D:D:D
 
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I'm not a fan of Mars but I think your gonna kill it with 2 of those in a 4x4. Air exchange is going to be very important. Those still throw a fair bit of heat. Cloudline t6 would be ideal. Better a little to big than small and you can set the temp/humidity on that model and the fan will auto adjust.
I ran them yesterday for about 2 hours in a tent sealed with no vents, It wasn;t a super hot day here but yeah they get hot.. 95 at the 3/4 mark on the tent. and 105 at the very top of the tent.

I do have a 6" inline fan and 50' of hose to work with also, gonna exhaust the hot air right up into the ceiling/attic and then suck in cool air from the bottom vent hose that will just curl up on the floor.
 
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I ran them yesterday for about 2 hours in a tent sealed with no vents, It wasn;t a super hot day here but yeah they get hot.. 95 at the 3/4 mark on the tent. and 105 at the very top of the tent.

I do have a 6" inline fan and 50' of hose to work with also, gonna exhaust the hot air right up into the ceiling/attic and then suck in cool air from the bottom vent hose that will just curl up on the floor.
I would suggest out a window if possible. The amount of humidity that plants can put out in late veg and flower I think you will find surprising. If you vent into the attic it's very risky in terms of mold and soaking your insulation.

1 other tip is use the least hose possible with the least bends. The flex hose also creates quite a bit of drag so the less distance the better.

Looking forward to seeing the grow as it progresses. Not sure if you have children but get ready to learn what being a hover parent is lol. #1 tip for a first grow less is more and the more you mess with them the more things usually go wrong. Keep it simple and you should make it to harvest with your very own home grown bud.
 
LittleDabbie

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I would suggest out a window if possible. The amount of humidity that plants can put out in late veg and flower I think you will find surprising. If you vent into the attic it's very risky in terms of mold and soaking your insulation.
See this is why i post my stupid idea here before i do them in person! I was originally going to go out the window but thought the ceiling would be a good idea,,, I shall stick with the window lol

I do plan on using the least amount of vent tube possible for sure!

And i do have kids she just turned 18 yesterday and shes just as much of a stoner as her daddy but thankfully she don't live with me so she can stay the fuck out my shit :P
 
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See this is why i post my stupid idea here before i do them in person! I was originally going to go out the window but thought the ceiling would be a good idea,,, I shall stick with the window lol

I do plan on using the least amount of vent tube possible for sure!

And i do have kids she just turned 18 yesterday and shes just as much of a stoner as her daddy but thankfully she don't live with me so she can stay the fuck out my shit :P
Mines 24 and thankfully only smokes CBD. She has no interest in my stuff but I plan on growing some CBD/CBG strains for her and my mother in law. In the future.
 
LittleDabbie

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Mines 24 and thankfully only smokes CBD. She has no interest in my stuff but I plan on growing some CBD/CBG strains for her and my mother in law. In the future.
You can get CBD hemp strains pretty easy I picked up that frosted lime X CW on ebay of all places lol but i seen you can get the same seeds pretty much anywhere, Even CBD shops are selling the seeds now.. Crazy how far we've come but still how far we have to go.
 
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You can get CBD hemp strains pretty easy I picked up that frosted lime X CW on ebay of all places lol but i seen you can get the same seeds pretty much anywhere, Even CBD shops are selling the seeds now.. Crazy how far we've come but still how far we have to go.
Yeah @Burned Haze helped me out and I found a strain I'm gonna pick up and give a go. Cherry wine x Cherry wine.
 
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Cbd :Cherry wine f2’s ( cherry wine X cherry x cherry wine ). I had 10/12 germinations but all plants look good so far in the cycle.

cbg 21.1 % (they even sell the flower available lab tested of this pheno ) feminized (6 seeds for 30 bucks ) when I germinated 2 packs I got 100% terminations and the plants so far look great
 
LittleDabbie

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Getting there mate .

Im sure if i wasn't trying to do 300 things at once this project would be going faster but.. Im juggling projects on the fly here, atm I'm 3/4 done hanging vinyl gutters on the front of the house but i ran out of hangers yesterday lol so today i start a new project till i can get parts for other projects lol

Might clean my room then move the tent in today and cut the board / vent outlet for the window.. Exciting !!! :D:D:D
 
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