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Forum: Growroom Lighting 03-09-2015, 08:35 AM
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Posted By spleebale
DAMN! CHUNKY! Is that The Maui? Looks like the...

DAMN! CHUNKY! Is that The Maui? Looks like the Maui. very nice! :-)
Forum: Growroom Lighting 03-04-2015, 03:37 AM
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Posted By spleebale
I would like to summarize the findings for the...

I would like to summarize the findings for the sake of clarity (please correct if wrong):

-There are actually two different Philips 315W "930" bulbs (spectrum wise, as each come in multiple base...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 02-28-2015, 10:25 PM
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Posted By spleebale
https://www.gel-usa.com/#/products/ceramatek/CT315W...

https://www.gel-usa.com/#/products/ceramatek/CT315W

I'm not sure where our maths are not in agreement, but I use the 315 only for veg, which is even longer time use daily, and when I multiply 18...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 02-28-2015, 08:03 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Has anyone seen these LED chips: High Power LED...

Has anyone seen these LED chips:
High Power LED Chips...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 02-28-2015, 07:52 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Gloomshade: I think the 3X 315W LECs on a spinner...

Gloomshade: I think the 3X 315W LECs on a spinner sounds good for the idea of maximizing yield/W and minimizing heat and perhaps the best thing about the spinner IMO would be moving the hot-spots of...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 02-28-2015, 02:25 AM
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Posted By spleebale
I'm seeing pretty high variation in the listings...

I'm seeing pretty high variation in the listings for the life and lumen maintenance of these 315W T12s.
This spec sheet from Philips has them listed at 30k hrs life and 91% @ 12k hrs:
Philips 315...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 02-20-2015, 06:39 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Update: it does appear to have been one of the...

Update: it does appear to have been one of the ballasts that was faulty, as I have the other one working fine now with no stuttering or blackouts. I think originally perhaps I plugged the second...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 02-18-2015, 11:06 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Just tried it out; bulb fires up and gets VERY...

Just tried it out; bulb fires up and gets VERY bright and then after a few minutes shuts off. I have two Welthink ballasts and the same issue is happening with both. I tried the black wire to the...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 02-18-2015, 08:20 AM
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Posted By spleebale
I am actually using a plug-and-play Welthink...

I am actually using a plug-and-play Welthink ballast and it has a sun-system type plug that I am plugging my reflector into. The reflector has a black wire and a white wire and the green ground....
Forum: Growroom Lighting 02-18-2015, 06:36 AM
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Posted By spleebale
I just got a PGZ18 socket to retrofit an existing...

I just got a PGZ18 socket to retrofit an existing reflector I have, and both wires on it are white! I think it's a Welthink socket, but not sure. I don't know which of them to wire up to white and...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 02-08-2015, 04:34 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Hello! Great thread, rives! I have been reading...

Hello! Great thread, rives! I have been reading up on CMH/CDMs for two days now and my head is swimming! :-/ (very appreciative of everyone's input though!)

A few questions:

-So the ATL guy is...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 06-20-2010, 12:00 PM
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Posted By spleebale
99 in fact ;-)

99 in fact ;-)
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 06-20-2010, 08:10 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Glad it seems you got a handle on things now....

Glad it seems you got a handle on things now. Don't worry about 5-10 mL Bayer T&S in any system; so many people have done it, it should be fine as long as you don't KEEP exposing them to it.

I...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 06-19-2010, 12:46 AM
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Posted By spleebale
As far as I know imid does not particularly kill...

As far as I know imid does not particularly kill microorganisms (it activates receptors in the insect nervous system), however there is much diversity in microorganisms and I do not know that it...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 06-14-2010, 12:17 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Bud: I know your experience with imid has you...

Bud: I know your experience with imid has you spooked: don't be so worried. I am sure it was mostly just the recirculating/constant soaking for extended time that was the problem. I have soaked trays...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 06-12-2010, 11:16 PM
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Posted By spleebale
Ok, I have gone through my posts where I mention...

Ok, I have gone through my posts where I mention Bayer Complete Insect Killer and have appended this to them all, because of your experience :

Note: applying imid products does seem to shock plant...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 06-12-2010, 10:22 PM
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Posted By spleebale
Bud: I am very sorry for your catastrophe. I am...

Bud: I am very sorry for your catastrophe. I am only happy it was such young plants. I wish I had included info for using less pesticide in a recirc system; since I haven't been doing recirc it must...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 06-12-2010, 12:21 AM
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Posted By spleebale
How do I create a signature? Do I need a certain...

How do I create a signature? Do I need a certain number of posts? Sorry to pollute. Thanks!

-WB
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 06-11-2010, 05:24 AM
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Posted By spleebale
PS: Fun fact, Bayer created a drug for pain a...

PS: Fun fact, Bayer created a drug for pain a little over a hundred years ago that became very popular and still is today... Did you guess "Aspirin"? Well, you would be correct, but that came a few...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 06-11-2010, 05:18 AM
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Posted By spleebale
I think he is probably right - but at that size...

I think he is probably right - but at that size it is often best to just start over if reasonably possible (easy to get well-rooted clones or have others ready to go). It will take at least a week in...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 06-11-2010, 05:10 AM
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Posted By spleebale
HooT: Four days is a lot - they will absorb more...

HooT: Four days is a lot - they will absorb more imid with each contact/exposure and they certainly don't LIKE the imid (many people report sudden outbreaks of various diseases which is often...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 06-11-2010, 01:28 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Most people do not have this experience. Please...

Most people do not have this experience. Please do not believe the company sales-pitch over the experience of so many on my thread and on Scay_Beez thread before me. To me this is perfectly analogous...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 06-10-2010, 11:47 PM
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Posted By spleebale
Also: as I mentioned, pesticides (particularly...

Also: as I mentioned, pesticides (particularly systemics) WILL SHOCK PLANTS. If they are healthy enough to be worth saving they will usually bounce right back (some people report them looking great...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 06-10-2010, 11:34 PM
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Posted By spleebale
Wow, I haven't been watching my thread for a few...

Wow, I haven't been watching my thread for a few days as it seemed everything was going smoothly for people since no one was posting... and now this!

I am sorry I have not read each of the...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-30-2010, 10:52 PM
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Posted By spleebale
Ants and Aphids

I meant to include this info in the VERY FIRST post and have continually forgotten about it for months:

ANTS FARM APHIDS (root aphids too!)

If you have ants, particularly if you see them...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-30-2010, 10:34 PM
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Posted By spleebale
If you are going to use Azadirachtin (Azamax,...

If you are going to use Azadirachtin (Azamax, Azatrol etc) I would recommend using it with imid applications also; I think they are compatible and it should do a double-whammy. Azadirachtin is...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-29-2010, 09:46 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Ed Rosenthal say there are negative ROOT MITES,...

Ed Rosenthal say there are negative ROOT MITES, though!

https://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/articles/4664.html

From what you tell us, this seems most likely the case! This may necessitate a...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-29-2010, 09:40 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Also: this guy seems to think root mites are...

Also: this guy seems to think root mites are beneficial (and I believe hat when he says from the "phylloxera thread" these are the ones he is talking about [pic above])
...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-29-2010, 05:46 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Damn, smurf! That sounds bad! This is very...

Damn, smurf! That sounds bad! This is very important information, though, as this type of root-beast may be distinct.

First of all:

https://img48.imageshack.us/img48/6116/rootaphidssmallpk3.jpg...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-29-2010, 02:17 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Smurf: There was a photo of one of those included...

Smurf: There was a photo of one of those included on my original post; a few people were complaining about these "little armored pill-bugs" and I included them as one of the types of root aphids...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-28-2010, 09:34 PM
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Posted By spleebale
If you are concerned about imid, read the MASSIVE...

If you are concerned about imid, read the MASSIVE post I made on the toxicity of imid (#663).

I will second RGs comment, that if ANYONE has ANY bud they are planning on throwing away because of...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-27-2010, 07:09 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Smurf: sorry to hear you may have joined our...

Smurf: sorry to hear you may have joined our commiseration group; aphids can be VERY small - can be much smaller than [typical] mites. Aqua shield can help to fend off root pathogens but will not get...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-25-2010, 09:09 AM
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Posted By spleebale
The first link in the last post of mine is the...

The first link in the last post of mine is the yellow bottle immune booster ("Foliar A + B" - a two-part product). The yellow-bottle company is "Agricultural Organics." This product is great for...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-24-2010, 03:25 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Sorry - I said the Yellow Bottle company was...

Sorry - I said the Yellow Bottle company was "Advanced Floriculture" - that's just some BS they put on every bottle, along with "BLOOM"in big letters on most of them, even though "Roots" and "Foliar"...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-22-2010, 06:27 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Also: For all the people still battling root...

Also: For all the people still battling root aphids - I CANNOT express enough: DO NOT DESPAIR! I promise, it feels so much worse when you have them (like a curse that will never go away) than it does...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-22-2010, 05:58 AM
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Posted By spleebale
I believe that most of the plant immunity...

I believe that most of the plant immunity boosters - Bud Factor X, Messenger, and ESPECIALLY the yellow bottle ["BLOOM" company - Advanced Floriculture] 2-part immune booster and probably also...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-14-2010, 11:53 PM
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Posted By spleebale
SM90: the over-priced, semi-effective additive that may be useful in hydro

SM90: In the water to kill gnat larvae and suppress root pathogens (generally 1-2.5 mL/gal)

Bti (gnatrol, vectobac, Microbe-Lift BMC, mosquito dunks) is far more effective for gnats and is...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-13-2010, 03:47 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Hey Rabbits and others: You are good people...

Hey Rabbits and others:

You are good people to refuse to sell product that you are uncertain of or are not 100% willing to smoke. I have contempt for anyone in all but the MOST dire of straights...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-04-2010, 10:17 PM
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Posted By spleebale
Bouquet: Looks like thrip larvae. Do you have...

Bouquet:
Looks like thrip larvae. Do you have little bugs on the (underside of) leaves? -Long and skinny, some with wings, others without?

Bti should kill thrip larvae - the liquid versions work...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-04-2010, 05:38 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Answering user "Bouquet"

Bouquet: The bigger critter looks like a cricket or some other larger insect pest - it may be taking chunks out of leaves and spreading disease but is not likely part of an insect infestation in your...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-04-2010, 02:46 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Smiley - glad to hear from you again; sorry to...

Smiley - glad to hear from you again; sorry to hear your difficulties. We need to figure out culturing nematodes! It can't be that hard!

Also: this is why I am trying to compile info on the types...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-03-2010, 11:58 PM
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Posted By spleebale
I would like to compile a chart/board of what has...

I would like to compile a chart/board of what has worked and on what type of RA and with what applications so that we can try to tie-down some correlation.

If you have done well in the battle with...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-03-2010, 04:16 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Bobby: that sounds super-unfortunate. I am sorry...

Bobby: that sounds super-unfortunate. I am sorry for your woes. A few things (to CaveMan, too):

A)One treatment of imid will almost never cut it. Imid does not kill eggs or any bugs that are not...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-01-2010, 11:35 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Bobby: unfortunately it is not completely clear,...

Bobby: unfortunately it is not completely clear, as we have not been able to compile a lot of info about the different types of RAs (there are clearly quite a few and we have been generally treating...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 05-01-2010, 12:04 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Continuing the discussion on disease: I am...

Continuing the discussion on disease:
I am increasingly convinced that RG was right about fungal pathogens being the source of the diseases that have ruined me over the last 6 months.

I think the...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 04-29-2010, 11:05 PM
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Posted By spleebale
Sick: Hey, I guess you don't have enough...

Sick:

Hey, I guess you don't have enough posts yet to have PMs

Why are you switching to Fruit and Citrus? It is just marketing; there is nothing better or safer about it for your plants - it...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 04-29-2010, 10:16 PM
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Posted By spleebale
I will acknowledge that I am still not 100%...

I will acknowledge that I am still not 100% certain that the bottom image is actually a root aphid. Reservations are based mostly on the appearance of the front and rear ends of the bug (the head...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 04-29-2010, 11:35 AM
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Posted By spleebale
GrowTime: Yeah, I am VERY curious about what...

GrowTime:

Yeah, I am VERY curious about what these are, though I am not certain we are all looking at the same thing - I think we should use something to compare size to like a grain of salt or a...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 04-29-2010, 12:41 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Here: I have put the two photos together in one...

Here: I have put the two photos together in one image to help people look at both at one time. (Perhaps it was because of people's resolutions; they could not see them side-by-side without...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 04-29-2010, 12:22 AM
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Posted By spleebale
Ok folks: after getting frustrated by people...

Ok folks: after getting frustrated by people being SO SURE that these are both just gnats and are certainly the SAME creatures, possibly in slightly different stages of life... First I did the Google...
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