New grower with many of questions haha.

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So recently I acquired a 100x100x200 tent from my brother unopened and all his nutrients which is all new, including other bits not pictured (ph down and buffer, carbon filter, extractor etc. He was going to grow but didn't end up so I said I'd take it off his hands.

Anyway long story short I pretty much got everything other than the light so after some research (probably not enough) I decided on the fecida 600, I do only have 2 seedlings in which have been germinated. As being new this wouldn't break the bank and it was reviewed pretty well for small grows but after speaking to a few people they mentioned it's pretty powerless and not very good as it only uses 100w but tbh at 100 percent brightness it is pretty powerful and the tents sitting at 22c.

So in terms of starting a new grow would I better just using this light for seedling stage and buy something else for veg and flower if this isn't up to the job?

I'm going to also be planting a couple of autos as I only used a couple seeds my brother had (ammy haze royal queen) and this probably isn't the best for a first time grow with the long grow times etc.

I'm still yet to fit the filter , fan etc which I'm going to when start vegging. So please do tell me what I've done right or wrong and please recommend me a good light if any within a reasonable but productive budget.

Also with photo periods in seedling/veg is 24 hours light to much and should I be doing 18/6?

Also i planted in 100 percent canna coco with myco added. Is this fine or do I want to be adding worm casting/perlite?


Thank you for reading and look forward to speak to some of you.
 
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Shaded_One

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Welcome to the farm 🌲

I will wait for the coco growers to come help you out but you def want to get your temps closer to 26/30c with lights on.
 
mysticepipedon

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Welcome.

I'm guessing that light will be OK for 2-3 weeks while you debate in your mind about getting another.
 
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Boshy94

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Thanks for the welcome!

Yeah I'm thinking it's more a seedling/starter probably just the amazon reviews people was using for veg/flower. Definitely think I need something more beefy but not quite sure what's perfect for a 1x1x2

And to get temps up what should I do best?
 
RootsRuler

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Welcome Boshy94!

So recently I acquired a 100x100x200 tent from my brother unopened and all his nutrients which is all new, including other bits not pictured (ph down and buffer, carbon filter, extractor etc. He was going to grow but didn't end up so I said I'd take it off his hands.

Anyway long story short I pretty much got everything other than the light so after some research (probably not enough) I decided on the fecida 600, I do only have 2 seedlings in which have been germinated. As being new this wouldn't break the bank and it was reviewed pretty well for small grows but after speaking to a few people they mentioned it's pretty powerless and not very good as it only uses 100w but tbh at 100 percent brightness it is pretty powerful and the tents sitting at 22c.

So in terms of starting a new grow would I better just using this light for seedling stage and buy something else for veg and flower if this isn't up to the job?

I'm going to also be planting a couple of autos as I only used a couple seeds my brother had (ammy haze royal queen) and this probably isn't the best for a first time grow with the long grow times etc.

I'm still yet to fit the filter , fan etc which I'm going to when start vegging. So please do tell me what I've done right or wrong and please recommend me a good light if any within a reasonable but productive budget.

Also with photo periods in seedling/veg is 24 hours light to much and should I be doing 18/6?

Also i planted in 100 percent canna coco with myco added. Is this fine or do I want to be adding worm casting/perlite?


Thank you for reading and look forward to speak to some of you.

"So in terms of starting a new grow would I better just using this light for seedling stage and buy something else for veg and flower if this isn't up to the job?"

For seedlings I would use a CFL or Fluorescent light. Way less heat than LED or HID and will provide the correct light spectrum without using up as much electricity. The light you have is fine and will do the job but is a little overkill, IMO, for the phase you're in. Not to say don't use it, I mean, you already have it so use it but keep the light far enough away so you don't burn the seedlings as they breach the soil line.

"I'm still yet to fit the filter , fan etc which I'm going to when start vegging. So please do tell me what I've done right or wrong and please recommend me a good light if any within a reasonable but productive budget."

Top LED lights will come from HLG, Spiderfarm, MarsHydro, Syance, etc.

I've used Bestva blurple LED's with great success. They are reliable, have good customer service and, most importantly, CHEAP! They have a 1000w that would work well in your tent as they are dimmable. Bestva BP1000 for $69 on amazon.

Waiting for delivery of their 2000w version to supplement the 2000w BESTVA blurple I have in my 5 x 5.

"Also with photo periods in seedling/veg is 24 hours light to much and should I be doing 18/6?"

24 hr is fine for seedling but once you get into veg I would drop to 18/6. You mentioned autoflower seeds. Are you sprouting autos or photos?

"Also i planted in 100 percent canna coco with myco added. Is this fine or do I want to be adding worm casting/perlite?"

Your fertilizers should give your plants all the nutrition they need. Myco and Worm castings would be better suited to soil but I've only grown in pure coco a few times so I'm not 100% on that. What I do remember is coco tended to suck up a lot of Calcium and Magnesium so keep an eye on your plants to tell you if you're deficient in this or add it to your nutrient solution whenever you water to be on the safe side.

"So recently I acquired a 100x100x200 tent..."

1 Meter x 1 Meter x 2 Meter right? In american speak roughly 3 x 3 x 6?

Good Luck!
 
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Ems49

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Welcome, looks like we both use flora 3 part and calmag. Looks like you have a good start but for the light. There really are many options on Amazon if your budget is tight. This is one thing next to genetics that matters most. You will be mad if you end up with airy larf instead of solid bud. Most all lights will take a plant through flower its a matter of quality bud vs heartbreak lol
 
SmokinJo421

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Did u ever get ur temp straightened out?
I can probly help you with sum of what ur working with.
Hmu if u have anything in specific on ur mind
 
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That's awesome man. Good luck.. I've been growing on and off for 12 years. Less is more.. I have seeds I'm trying to sell LMK if you're interested.
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