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    #16
    Interesting, bud. So, if you watered the bins they would not be good for a couple days? Do they dry out that fast?

    Another option might be to incorporate a runoff collection system like a tray under your pots and some hose and a bottom rez to catch the runoff. As long as the bottom rez holds more than the top fresh water rez, you will have no flood problems. You can adjust the drain on the tray for small pots to release slowly so the pots sit in water for a half day and slowly drain out dry, thus buying you a few days rest. Seeing as you have spent all that dough-re-me on the stuff you already have, seems a shame to have to abandon it all.

    Another option is a solenoid valve (http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS...4+5426&pos=n19) on a digitimer to open and close at regular intervals, thus minimizing flooding, maximizing your watering, and automating the whole thing. They are standard inground sprinkler item that take 24VDC, I believe. Connect to a DC adapter or look into the basic timer model that goes with the valve. Timer opens the valve at a predetermined time (like right after lights on), waters, closes, and opens again when next required. It will takes some observation and tweaking to get the pattern right, but may just do the trick for you. Get a model with flow control and you can further tweak the soak rate. They are less than $20 + timer and adapter.

    If you go DWC, all that good stuff will be wasted.

    Good luck and we'll keep up with the brainstorming and hopefully help you out.

    Cheers bro!
    "That's good Pete, pot..."

    "By the cold and religious, we were taken in hand..........shown how to feel good..............and told to feel bad." - roger waters

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      #17
      Heady...ya the bins are good for 2 days ... I only water them every second day with about 1.5 gallons. It's my veg area and 4" pots that dry out every day. As for a run-off collection system....yup..thinkin about somethin there. The system and all the parts including bits and bites was less than 100 bucks and will come in handy in my tomato vegetable garden...so it'll never be money wasted even if I don't use it in my secret garden. I wouldn't be able to trust a timer....not with water anyway...so I'd have to set up a collection system anyway...so....I'll get out the scratch pad again and see what I can design...stay posted...eventually I'll get it right...or I'll switch to DWC. Thanks for being a great friend heady and lookin into some info for me. Say hi to the Mrs. for me...and scratch the cats!
      BG

      Take a stroll through the BonsaiGrower Garden


      Make Weed, Not War!!! It's just a weed....KISS

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        #18
        No problemo. I look forward to seeing your solution. Everything else has been nice and profesh so I know you will sort it out proper.

        The Mrs. is scratched and I said hi to the catz....wait a sec.........................

        "That's good Pete, pot..."

        "By the cold and religious, we were taken in hand..........shown how to feel good..............and told to feel bad." - roger waters

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          #19
          Update........Day 45 Left Screen and 1 week for the Right Screen...Day 45 Bud Shot ....Legends Ultimate Indica.........so frosty.








          Peace.

          Heady...ha...funny stuff.....bet she liked that. I know you guys don't celebrate V-Day but it must have been nice to have her home from work all day yesterday. Husbands and Wifes that are best friends and in love is truely inspiring. God Bless you both.

          BG

          Take a stroll through the BonsaiGrower Garden


          Make Weed, Not War!!! It's just a weed....KISS

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            #20
            Looking DAMN good! +++++

            Quick question: Are you trimming off the undergrowth underneath the canopy in your flowering SOG?

            Why or why not?
            If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.

            "Comrades!" he cried. "You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organization of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples. Surely, comrades, surely there is no one among you who wants to see Jones come back?"

            The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

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              #21
              Hi BG-
              Great looking setup you have going, you said something earlier that rings so true with me "With this little perpetual harvest I am no threat to society. I pay my taxes, I vote, I go to community meetings and I am a good person in my eyes. The only law I break is this one and it affects no one but me." This is the mindset that will change the world. I look forward to following your grow. Peace to you and all the best
              Q
              How can you say that I am breaking the law? :angrymod:
              Growing Cannabis is is the truest form of excersizing my constitutionally guaranteed rights to
              LIFE, LIBERTY and THE PURSUIT of HAPPINESS
              :smoweed:

              I used to be here, but now I'm not...
              For I have gone to smoke some pot...
              This I wrote to prove a point...
              Life aint shit without a joint :joint:

              Member of IAMGU since 1991

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                #22
                Hiya BG
                Very impressive - that last picture is dayum frosty! Gorgeous!
                Secret to happiness #1 - Love the one you're with.
                Secret to happiness #2 - Do not eat shit, it makes life stink.
                Secret to happiness #3 - Grow a nice stash.

                Flowering now!:


                ...
                !Thanks to my friends! ...

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                  #23
                  Wow
                  Remember - Every 'elite' started off as someone's bagseed

                  kingjobber - This hash just uncentered my chi

                  Growing cannabis is only as complicated and expensive as you want it to be.

                  Current Grow:
                  Knowledge

                  Guides:
                  Diatomaceous Earth - The Best Pesticide You've Never Heard Of
                  Pontiac's DIY Link-O-Rama
                  Unofficial Glossary for New Growers
                  The Water Cure- How, when, and why
                  How to remove 'HPS Orange' quick and easy!

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                    #24
                    Thanks for checkin me garden out folks.

                    marx2k ....I try to KISS ....Keep it simple silly....that said...I do minimal clipping or thinning. I let the plant tell me what to do. I find that if the leaf isn't getting light then it turns yellow and falls off anyway. Every few days I'll give a little tug on any leaf that looks weak and if it falls off then it falls off...simple. The undergrowth takes care of itself in the same fashion. I just keep it tidy by cleaning up any dead leaves. I do minimal pruning once the buds have started but that's just to get the canopy growing evenly. ....that help? ...feel free to stop by anytime and exchange ideas...everyone is different.

                    Here's an invaluable link to cruise through.

                    http://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=24013

                    Q*Bert ...hey man ...thanks for stoppin in. I'm glad you liked what I previously had in my signature. That's just it eh? At the absolute very least, it should be legal for us to grow a weed (that's totally in it's natural form) in our own homes as long as it doesn't affect our neighbour in any way.

                    and here's your signature ... "Growing Cannabis is is the truest form of excersizing my constitutionally guaranteed rights to
                    LIFE, LIBERTY and THE PURSUIT of HAPPINESS" ........EXACTLY MAN!!!!! Glad your gonna stick around...feel free to stroll through my garden anytime.

                    Mr. Greenjeans .... I better stand at attention..... It's an honour Sir. I've lurked your bonsai thread and remember you as one of the guys I learned some techniques from when first joining ICMag and changing my set-up. So...Thanks!!!! Ha...bet ya didn't even know you helped changed someones life. ... stick around, I'll be wanting your input.

                    Nitetiger ...thanks for stoppin back in....gettin close eh?

                    Take care everyone
                    BG

                    Take a stroll through the BonsaiGrower Garden


                    Make Weed, Not War!!! It's just a weed....KISS

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                      #25
                      Wow BG - thanks for the kind words man! Very glad some of my yakkin was useful... and thanks for the invite - I'll pull up a toasty spot right over here...
                      Secret to happiness #1 - Love the one you're with.
                      Secret to happiness #2 - Do not eat shit, it makes life stink.
                      Secret to happiness #3 - Grow a nice stash.

                      Flowering now!:


                      ...
                      !Thanks to my friends! ...

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                        #26
                        Hey Bonsai,

                        It's about time I checked into your little thread here. I really enjoy the first post - great pictures of all your setups. I've only been getting bits and pieces on the 400 and 150 thread - it's good to see the full setup in action! And very impressive.

                        And I always love to hear people say the truth

                        With this little perpetual harvest I am no threat to society. I pay my taxes, I vote, I go to community meetings and I am a good person in my eyes. The only law I break is this one and it affects no one but me.
                        I feel the same way, exactly.

                        So so so... the LUI looks great at 45 days - really frosty

                        so did you pop any seeds yet?

                        I can't wait to see what you think of them.

                        -suga
                        Last edited by sugabear_II; 02-17-2007, 18:20. Reason: smilie malfunction
                        [glow=green]150HPS club(click here)[/glow]Converting a security lamp to a remote ballasted grow light(click here)
                        SugaBear's Den(click here)

                        ICMAG'S OFFICIAL ~DIY~ LINK-O-RAMA (bookmark this)



                        medical user in protest of my states lack of compassion

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                          #27
                          Make yourselves comfortable ladies and gentlemen...here's when the fun begins....you can all learn with me or you can all teach me...I have no problems airing my mistakes and lessons here.

                          My friend for life Sugabear!!!!! ...Thanks for stoppin in bro! Glad ya like me set-up. It's still in the "new" stages of construction as it's sorta temporary and well ...to be honest once again...I'm still a rookie at trying to complicate things. Seems the more I try to make it easy the more I add to the equation...lol

                          For the record, you may have seen me post this in the WnB thread but ya, I dropped the OB1's in a glass of water this morning.

                          Hopefully have some ready for the 150 tent in 50 days when the LUI comes out of there. At that point I'll try all of the beans you sent in the 150 tent first to sex and check pheno and then try each gem kept in the 430w cab. good plan?
                          ......EDIT>>>> one at a time in succesion of course!!!

                          And finally...I'll pass clones to my closest friends and we'll all be blessed.

                          Peace everyone ...and to those that check out the thread but don't post.....Peace and bright white light!!!! Hope you got something from this.

                          BG
                          Last edited by BonsaiGrower; 02-17-2007, 20:46.

                          Take a stroll through the BonsaiGrower Garden


                          Make Weed, Not War!!! It's just a weed....KISS

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by BonsaiGrower
                            Nitetiger ...thanks for stoppin back in....gettin close eh?
                            BG
                            Yep, not too far off at all

                            Now, about those clones...
                            Remember - Every 'elite' started off as someone's bagseed

                            kingjobber - This hash just uncentered my chi

                            Growing cannabis is only as complicated and expensive as you want it to be.

                            Current Grow:
                            Knowledge

                            Guides:
                            Diatomaceous Earth - The Best Pesticide You've Never Heard Of
                            Pontiac's DIY Link-O-Rama
                            Unofficial Glossary for New Growers
                            The Water Cure- How, when, and why
                            How to remove 'HPS Orange' quick and easy!

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                              #29
                              I remember reading a post one time by an old-timer here...can't remember who it was now but he was saying how fun it was to watch all the new growers post pics and talk about their plants with such passion and energy. So as I make this post I think of you...this one's for you. Not that I'm really a new grower but still...can't help but think of you with this post.

                              I'm fascinated with my new set-up. I'm a little jammed in right now. I don't normally and would never need this many plants for my perpetual but I have a friend coming for a visit soon and another friend is getting a visit from me soon after that....the beauty of gifting clones to friends ...ahhhh...I can feel the interest building in my Karma bank.

                              So...here's the update.

                              Jammed in



                              This one's for you Heady...can't wait to see ya




                              You get to choose when you get here....how's that for ya buddy?

                              Here's a no-flash pic ...wanted to post in relation to an earlier post that made my room look dark. I get pretty good light penetration.






                              And finally this one's for you Sugabear...the beans cracked in 24 hours in a glass of water. In a peet pellet already...I'm dumbfounded....what's the deal?...do they normally crack that fast?



                              I'll update later this week with Flower Cab and 150w Tent Pics.
                              Peace and Much Love to the ICMag Community.

                              BG
                              Last edited by BonsaiGrower; 03-30-2007, 00:21. Reason: Tidy up some stoner spelling

                              Take a stroll through the BonsaiGrower Garden


                              Make Weed, Not War!!! It's just a weed....KISS

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                                #30
                                And finally this one's for you Sugabear...the beans cracked in 24 hours in a glass of water. In a peet pellet already...I'm dumbfounded....what's the deal?...do they normally crack that fast?
                                hey bonsai that's great news - I think these seeds are fresher than what you can buy - I made the cross this past summer. also since I started making my own beans I noticed mine tend to be bigger and darker then the ones I've bought. leads me to believe that the commercial seed guys chop the plants as early as possible and then the seeds sit for a while at the resellers... both leading to slower germ speed. the ob1s on the other hand were allowed to get fully mature and are being sprouted at just about the ideal time (6 months from being made - just like nature)...

                                that and I think your good karma helps too

                                suga
                                [glow=green]150HPS club(click here)[/glow]Converting a security lamp to a remote ballasted grow light(click here)
                                SugaBear's Den(click here)

                                ICMAG'S OFFICIAL ~DIY~ LINK-O-RAMA (bookmark this)



                                medical user in protest of my states lack of compassion

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