Mikedin’s grow journal 2, let’s go!

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Today marks the day of the ol water soak, going with 6 plants as I did last run. This run will also have 2x Hindu Kush, 2x candy kush, and will be adding 2x master OG all from growers choice seeds, all feminized autoflowers, an extra Hindu Kush seed went into the water just as a backup.

Lighting will be the same 2x 1500w KingLED’s
Medium, coast of Maine stoningham blend it’s 1/5th fox farm happy frog, 1/2 a bag of coast of Maine earthworm castings as well as added vermiculite and 2x types of fox farm dry amendments, may have added a splash of leftover fox farms happy frog I had laying around as well, this run is a planned top dress only run with some compost teas, we will see how it goes, pot size is 5gallon fabric pots same as last run

Will continue with the 6” spider farmer exhaust and will add in the 4”SF exhaust if needed

With cooler temps coming I will be venting directly into the lung room this run as we heat the home with wood the heat from the lights will be keeping the temps up in the basement room the 4x8’ AC infinity tent is in.

Plants will be staring off with the 100w LED strips I started the last run with and will add the KingLED’s at about 1 week of growth. Lights will be lowered when seeds move from water to soil tomorrow (germination will be 14 hour soak in water then direct plant into medium)
 
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Lights lowered (could be lower) domes on, and shot of the far end of the tent, last run was all on 1 side of the tent all bunched up I think I’m gunna try to keep them down the one side on this run, hopefully I get ok coverage with the kingLeds, I guess the plant growth will determine, I can always rearrange if absolutely necessary but I think this should hopefully work out

Also should tag y’all @beachglass @Aquaman @steamroller @PipeCarver @chemistry
 
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4/6 seeds up and through the soil just waiting on those last 2 fingers crossed we get 100% germination if not 2 gorilla glue seeds are hiding in the drawer waiting for their turn in 5 gallon pots lol, otherwise I stop at the seed dispensery and pickup something new… I’ll give them a few more days lol
 
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So one more candy kush came up today, no signs of the last master OG sprouting, to avoid too much separation I direct planted a gorilla glue seed in its place, went through the soil where I put the master OG seed, couldn’t find it anywhere so put the GG in the center of the pot.

Ordered some great white shark Myco so I’ll give them some on Sunday when it get delivered

Since I plan on going full organic with top dress my plan is a once a month top dress with 2 types of happy frog amendments, earthworm castings, and myco and in between I plan on either a weekly or bi weekly compost tea feeding, anyone have any opinions opinions of compost tea recipes? I’ve seen a few different ones but no final decision on how I want to make it.

Happy frog amendments added to the soil where jump start (3-4-3) 2tbsp per gallon of soil as well as fruit and flower (4-9-3) 2tbsp per gallon of soil plus the coast of Maine stoningham blend (3 cubic feet (2 bags)) about 1/4 of a bag of FF happy frog (around 1/2 a cubic foot, not much) then vermiculite (2tbsp per gallon of soil) as well as 2tbsp of coast of Maine earthworm castings per gallon of soil and that’s the base, I’ll add in the myco Sunday as a top dress with a watering,

I do have 2 aireating stones for when it’s time to brew so either I come up with a solid plan or I add stuff like how I cook lol

Forgot about the myco or I would have added it with the soil mix
 
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So one more candy kush came up today, no signs of the last master OG sprouting, to avoid too much separation I direct planted a gorilla glue seed in its place, went through the soil where I put the master OG seed, couldn’t find it anywhere so put the GG in the center of the pot.

Ordered some great white shark Myco so I’ll give them some on Sunday when it get delivered

Since I plan on going full organic with top dress my plan is a once a month top dress with 2 types of happy frog amendments, earthworm castings, and myco and in between I plan on either a weekly or bi weekly compost tea feeding, anyone have any opinions opinions of compost tea recipes? I’ve seen a few different ones but no final decision on how I want to make it.

Happy frog amendments added to the soil where jump start (3-4-3) 2tbsp per gallon of soil as well as fruit and flower (4-9-3) 2tbsp per gallon of soil plus the coast of Maine stoningham blend (3 cubic feet (2 bags)) about 1/4 of a bag of FF happy frog (around 1/2 a cubic foot, not much) then vermiculite (2tbsp per gallon of soil) as well as 2tbsp of coast of Maine earthworm castings per gallon of soil and that’s the base, I’ll add in the myco Sunday as a top dress with a watering,

I do have 2 aireating stones for when it’s time to brew so either I come up with a solid plan or I add stuff like how I cook lol

Forgot about the myco or I would have added it with the soil mix
The great white product line is good stuff. I used all their stuff this past grow with great results.
 
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The great white product line is good stuff. I used all their stuff this past grow with great results.
It’s my first time actually buying myco to add, I’ve grown with FF HF etc that has myco in it and FF microbe brew etc but have been planning to do this top dress / amendment only run since I started that previous run. The great white had the highest amount of best reviews across multiple sites etc. so I finally went for it lol
 
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It’s my first time actually buying myco to add, I’ve grown with FF HF etc that has myco in it and FF microbe brew etc but have been planning to do this top dress / amendment only run since I started that previous run. The great white had the highest amount of best reviews across multiple sites etc. so I finally went for it lol
It is expensive but their products do go a long way. I have enough left to do another grow which is coming soon.
 
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Have been looking at lights, spiderfarmer SE5000 seems to fit with what I need, only downside is I’ll have to rearrange the tent to all one side again, I wish they had equivalent lights that where 3 bar that are daisy chainable so I could run them down the one side of the tent,

What would everyone’s suggestions be, get the SE5000 or is there another option for equivalent price (About $550 on Amazon) and equivalent light output to the SE5000? What I would really prefer is 2x 4’x2’ flower coverage lights so I could keep my plant layout along the side wall down the full 8 feet of tent length
 
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I cut my Mars Hydro FC8000 so they could be run 8 feet long and have walking space between them.
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No electric work needed at all.
The FCE 8000 is in the same price range.
The bar placement is adjustable, and you don't need to use all bars if you choose.
You know what I remember reading one of your journals but couldn’t remember what topic or page the picture was on, but I remember seeing this and I was trying to remember what light it was haha, I’ll check that out too, Thank you!

I’m thinking about 4 lights right now, I don’t wanna rush and wish I got a different one so really researching them and watching reviews as well I’ll definitely add that to my list if I don’t decide to just rearrange the tent,
 
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I cut my Mars Hydro FC8000 so they could be run 8 feet long and have walking space between them.
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No electric work needed at all.
The FCE 8000 is in the same price range.
The bar placement is adjustable, and you don't need to use all bars if you choose.
So the FC8000 is running the Samsung diodes but the F-CE8000 is running bridgelux diodes. I know the Samsung diodes tend to be the preferred diodes around here, Should I avoid the blidgelux’s? If I can get the F-CE it’s only $650 (plus a $99 coupon) the FC is $800, while I prefer the 8x2 setup if it saves $200 to just move the plants over… Lol still in a rock and a hard place till I get some options on the bridgelux diodes
 
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Can't say on better diodes myself, but found the FCE for less than $650...
 
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Can't say on better diodes myself, but found the FCE for less than $650...
Just was looking but Amazon has it even cheaper lol, by the time I apply the $99 off plus $60 in credit it’ll cost $549 after tax lol, not bad for a light that started at $799 how do you like the mars lights since you put them in?
 
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I only used them for a short time to flower.
The 8000 are beast for sure.
My room normally runs on my Mars Hydro TSL 2000s. I am very pleased with them also.
Planning room #2 with FC8000s being set up as main lighting. 🤫
 
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I only used them for a short time to flower.
The 8000 are beast for sure.
My room normally runs on my Mars Hydro TSL 2000s. I am very pleased with them also.
Planning room #2 with FC8000s being set up as main lighting. 🤫
Make sure ya tag me when you do lol, I bit the bullet the FC-E8000 reviews on YouTube sold me on it (plus the price point with the sales), it’ll be here Wednesday. The wife saw me looking at $800 lights over my shoulder earlier and I got “the look” 😂 and once I showed her the price with the discounts for this one she all the sudden was all for it haha. Especially since the vegetable tent will be getting the 2x 1500’s. I’m leaning twords photos in the next grow so in about a month and a half (roughly halfway point of these autos last run was 12 weeks to finish all 6x plants) I’ll probably germ some photos and get them started in there until I harvest the autos, atm I’m running lights in 24/7 last run I switched to 20/4 after week 4-5 not sure about this time might leave them on for the 24/7 the whole grow but I do believe plants like their rest time so I’ll see how they are doing at that point and make a decision

One question though after you cut the light in half how did you hang it? I see all the eyelets are on the outer support bars, I know I’ll have to add some once the cut is done and grab a few more YO-YO’s any chance you had some close ups showing your hanging points?
 
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The track will fit a nut that I got an eye bolt to fit for hanging.
They have a special eye bolt you will see when you assemble, so you will need 2 nuts per eyebolt for top and inside track. 8 nuts and 4 eyebolts on the hardware store run.
You will also need the wires to hang for the two you create when cut.
Something like these; https://www.amazon.com/YaeCCC-Stain...ords=grow+light+hangers&qid=1661735200&sr=8-6
Ok cool that’s easy I may even go with 4x
yo-yo’s on each half I have that type hanger in my KingLED’s and the ones I have twist like hell, hmm
 
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Here’s the baby pics folks! That master OG already on its 2nd set of leaves, I hope that growth rate keeps up through the whole run!

E/ gave them a pep talk and told them their new light was on the way haha
 
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