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    Vertical first attempt

    I finally have a little grow space of my own, 6' X 6' X 8' tall.
    The plan is 6 ladies in 5 gal buckets dwc, I haven't decided on the strain yet, lighting will be 400w CMH for veg and 600w HPS for flower. The cement blocks are just for mock up there will be a can filter under the cool tube and a 6" centrifugal fan venting the heat. I hope this turns out like I think it's going to, should be lots of fun


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    #2
    looks good, I'd suggest using the 600w all the way through....
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      #3
      Originally posted by 250wscrogger View Post
      looks good, I'd suggest using the 600w all the way through....
      Yes you are right, I was just buying myself some time because I don't have a good bulb for the 600. I was also thinking the CMH might help with stretch but that may not be as much of an issue with a vert grow. I guess the right thing to do is get a bulb for the 600 and run it all the way through.
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        #4
        Just finished a 600w vert... 7 plants in 3 gal promix yield over 21oz !! Did you consider bare bulb ??

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          #5
          Originally posted by whodair View Post
          Just finished a 600w vert... 7 plants in 3 gal promix yield over 21oz !! Did you consider bare bulb ??
          I saw that grow, wow, awesome work!! I hope mine turns out that well. I would like to go bare bulb but I'm not sure about the cooling. I know for sure I can cool the space with a 6" centrifugal fan sucking air at the base of the socket through a cooltube with a can filter on the other end but I'm not sure what the temps will do if I mount the can filter above the bulb without the tube. I assume the 600w will still produce very well even with 10% or so light loss through the glass...
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          1k Vertical Doughnut round two

          DGS Magenta99

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            #6
            it is more like 2% if your glass is fairly clean...

            Nice set-up !
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              #7
              400w CMH over 600w HPS for veg for sure. Like you said, it helps with the stretch. It has more blue light than the HPS.

              Anyway, nice clean looking setup.. ready to rock.
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                #8
                as already mentioned, nice n clean set up AeroH ... go for it & keep us up to date ..

                best of luck and success
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                  #9
                  nice to see you back Aerohead

                  looking good man, best of luck with this run.

                  old vert stuffs, 2k stacked on a mover and 1k rdwc.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by StealthDragon View Post
                    nice to see you back Aerohead

                    Thanks StealthDragon, good to see you still hanging out around here!!

                    Thanks everyone for stopping by, I will be posting this grow in real time like the others. We will see how things go....

                    I decided to keep the cooltube this run for the same reason I am going DWC, to keep other aspects of the grow very simple so I can concentrate on the vertical aspect.

                    The main things I need to figure out is when to flip and pruning to max out the yield. Maybe later I will experiment with TAG and bare bulbs after I feel I have the vert concept worked out.
                    Link to my Aeroponic PC grow

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                    1k Vertical Doughnut round two

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                      #11
                      anything new? I can't wait to see how this works out for you, I've been thinking about vertical alot lately and I'm thinking of switching ever since I saw selfhemployed's thread..
                      old vert stuffs, 2k stacked on a mover and 1k rdwc.

                      My autoflower stuffs <--old (vertical 2k room)

                      My micro perpetual grow (closed for now)

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                      None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free

                      The chains men bear they forged themselves. Strike off their chains and they will weep for their lost security
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                        #12
                        Yes, there has been some progress:
                        I got the system to pass leak tests, soaked the grow media to bring it to proper ph levels, ordered clones, and got the ventilation installed to exhaust into the attic. I also picked up a new Lumatek 600w dimmable ballast, 600w Hortilux bulb and a big carbon filter. I will be posting pics very soon of the finished room.

                        Work was very busy this week but next week I will have much more time to play with the grow, likely begin veg on Monday. I am very excited to try a vert grow and can't wait to see how this unfolds.
                        Link to my Aeroponic PC grow

                        1K Vertical DWC grow

                        1k Vertical Doughnut round two

                        DGS Magenta99

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                          #13
                          I finally found some decent clones, It was much harder than I thought. I looked at so many crappy almost dead clones it's suprising and kushes kushes everywhere. I didnt want to grow kush this time around and I couldnt find 6 clones of the same strain.
                          I finally found some decent clones but again not 6 of the same so I wound up with 3 critical mass and 3 romberry clones.

                          I got the system running and discovered cooling is a dream, I woke up in the middle of the night freezing because the fan is exhausing so much air out of my room the heat could not keep up lol.

                          So, I know it's not the best idea to exhaust from the floor and the light bulb is much too high at the moment for the veg stage. Since the room is cooling so well, I think I am going to change my mind and ditch the cooltube and go naked bulb. The main challenge this presents is hanging the very heavy carbon filter from the ceiling. I will run it this way for a week or so until I have the time to hang the filter and remove the cooltube.

                          I have a pic of the system and I must say the dimmable feature on the ballast is pretty sweet because I can bump the bulb down to 360w while I am working in the room or taking pics, lots easier on the eyes.

                          Link to my Aeroponic PC grow

                          1K Vertical DWC grow

                          1k Vertical Doughnut round two

                          DGS Magenta99

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                            #14
                            in the pics is the bucket at the bottom just to raise the light

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by kjz71521 View Post
                              in the pics is the bucket at the bottom just to raise the light
                              Hey Kjz, thanks for stopping by, That's not a bucket under the light, it's a carbon filter.
                              Link to my Aeroponic PC grow

                              1K Vertical DWC grow

                              1k Vertical Doughnut round two

                              DGS Magenta99

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