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Forum: Micro Grows 11-20-2019, 10:45 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
No offense, but perhaps it would behoove you to...

No offense, but perhaps it would behoove you to actually read some of the posts before you spout off.



i have thick skin, but some places would consider your post an insult and a personal...
Forum: Micro Grows 11-16-2019, 02:48 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
I'm going to nickname that set up the "bumblebee"...

I'm going to nickname that set up the "bumblebee" setup. :biggrin:


On paper, it shouldn't fly at all... but gotdamm if you don't turn out some amazing results!!:tiphat:


Despite the light...
Forum: Micro Grows 11-16-2019, 02:41 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
One of the main advantages of the Scre In LEDs is...

One of the main advantages of the Scre In LEDs is the low cost.
That's what originally brought me to this thread.
I weas tired of replacing $40 CFLs that were only lasting a year or so,
I just saw...
Forum: Micro Grows 11-14-2019, 08:00 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
I'm just asking...do you actually need the tape??...

I'm just asking...do you actually need the tape?? I was under the impression that the "panel?\ aluminum channel/cookie sheet was the heat sink. Will some Arctic paste do the same thing for less $$$?...
Forum: Micro Grows 11-14-2019, 07:51 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Is that how you're going to install the strips? ...

Is that how you're going to install the strips?
I thought you were going to run them the length of the reflector in the orientation the bulbs were...
It looked like it would be an interesting...
Forum: Micro Grows 11-14-2019, 07:30 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Please do a separate thread on the build with the...

Please do a separate thread on the build with the strips, and then come back to this thread and show off the light and grow!


Pleeeease??? ( I really like watching your work and I think you're...
Forum: Micro Grows 11-14-2019, 07:17 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
$80 dollars?? For just a bare bulb??? ...

$80 dollars?? For just a bare bulb???



You seem to be missing the entire point of this thread. :rolleyes:
Forum: Micro Grows 11-14-2019, 07:13 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
LOVE the Frakenlights!! :woohoo: Very...

LOVE the Frakenlights!! :woohoo:


Very creative. I think I have some of those larger CFL's for photo and video lighting. Too bad they cost over $20 each.



Just wired up my 3 socket vanity...
Forum: Micro Grows 11-06-2019, 07:30 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
:woohoo:

:woohoo:
Forum: Micro Grows 11-06-2019, 07:28 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
That was my bet as well. Sort of planned low...

That was my bet as well. Sort of planned low efficiency to bleed off/absorb the excess power.
Forum: Micro Grows 11-06-2019, 07:25 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
How much would it cost for the strips and a...

How much would it cost for the strips and a driver?? Maybe $50?

Keeping in mind this is a KISS style project...:biggrin:


That means simple.

and cheap.

Together in the same project....
Forum: Micro Grows 11-04-2019, 06:12 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Make sure you film it and post the video colin...

Make sure you film it and post the video colin furze style. :biggrin:
Forum: Micro Grows 11-04-2019, 06:02 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Can't see any bud in that picture. Just a bunch...

Can't see any bud in that picture. Just a bunch of crystal white snow looking stuff all clogging up the shot.
Forum: Micro Grows 11-04-2019, 05:54 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
It might just transfer the heat to the larger...

It might just transfer the heat to the larger heat sink...


But I'm not trying to drill down to far into the electric engineering aspect.
I just want screw and play. Err... plug and play sounds...
Forum: Micro Grows 11-04-2019, 05:51 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
:tiphat:Thank you for that. It explains why a lot...

:tiphat:Thank you for that. It explains why a lot of seemingly simply things were so hard for different people to explain.
Especially ohms and "resistance"



The ohms with regards to stereo...
Forum: Micro Grows 11-04-2019, 04:56 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
You are of course entitled to do whatever you...

You are of course entitled to do whatever you wish, but I vote for a KISS style project where you just glue/epoxy/Arctic paste the strip to the old reflector. Cheap, simple and effective.


Some...
Forum: Micro Grows 11-04-2019, 04:32 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
That's pretty much how I envisioned it. And...

That's pretty much how I envisioned it. And beside that, I think the overall net gain in heat dissipation from removing the globe has a much larger impact than a little silicone on the ceramic.
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 11-04-2019, 04:23 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Yep, I'm afraid that the yield would take a hit...

Yep, I'm afraid that the yield would take a hit with the lower light power, but I wonder if moving the light far enough away to keep the temps OK would be sufficient with casing as much of a yield...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 10-31-2019, 11:03 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
I have to at least partially agree with the old...

I have to at least partially agree with the old guy here. :biggrin:


$360 for a 4ftX4ft space is pretty outrageous.



You have to think in minimalist terms. I'm built rooms with cheap 2X2...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 10-31-2019, 08:25 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Best Way to Vent Heat to Keep Temps Low?

Apologies for the awkwardly worded title, and, the search results I found weren't any help...so...


Here's the set up:
3ft x 4 ft grow space with a 3X3 flood table. The space is approx4 ft high....
Forum: Micro Grows 10-31-2019, 07:41 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Dunno...what is it? Anyone can post a random...

Dunno...what is it? Anyone can post a random picture.



Everyone you ridiculed has put up plenty of pictures of nice grows and full jars by the caseload.



Not sure what your point is.
Forum: Micro Grows 10-31-2019, 07:38 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Thank god you're finally ditching that 1975...

Thank god you're finally ditching that 1975 shop-light monstrosity. :biggrin:


Looks like led gardener for the plans and parts list and digikey for the supplies.



Actually sounds like a...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-31-2019, 07:18 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
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Forum: Micro Grows 10-31-2019, 07:17 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
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Forum: Micro Grows 10-31-2019, 07:10 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
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Forum: Micro Grows 10-31-2019, 07:05 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
:biggrin: Way cool. My 1st thought 2was...

:biggrin: Way cool.

My 1st thought 2was that you had used distilled water...
It's still useful to see the bulb run in an adverse condition until the point of failure.


Did it trip a power...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-31-2019, 06:36 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Holy 1999!! :biggrin: That's where a lot of the...

Holy 1999!! :biggrin: That's where a lot of the micro grows probably started back in the day.



But that's a sealed outdoor fixture. It looks like it would generate a lot of heat inside a small...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-31-2019, 06:22 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
I had thought about those, but I'm usually...

I had thought about those, but I'm usually against things that are 'splitters' or adapters. And that price seems too low to me. But I admit I have my idiosyncrasies.



For whatever reason, I...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-31-2019, 06:02 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Thanks for the update. Any idea on the cost and...

Thanks for the update. Any idea on the cost and lumens of the floodlight? Did you have to wire in your own cord?


I wholeheartedly agree with you on removing barriers for someone that's starting...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-31-2019, 05:46 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Thinking about it a bit more...I like the idea of...

Thinking about it a bit more...I like the idea of the petri dishes. I'm not sure if UV is an issue with LEDs, but the petris should be pretty resistant to cracking once in place. They're optically...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-30-2019, 09:06 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
I can live with 10% loss. What would that be...

I can live with 10% loss. What would that be equal to in distance from the light source as far as loss % would go? Seems negligible.


I cut some of my globes with a razor blade instead of prying...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-30-2019, 08:57 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
If I read that correctly- Let's say $15 for the...

If I read that correctly- Let's say $15 for the driver and 4 of the strips @ $3 would be another $12.

That's 4600lm for $30ish.



You'd still need wiring, connectors and a frame. But it...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-30-2019, 07:41 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Thanks for that tip! I had forgotten about those....

Thanks for that tip! I had forgotten about those. They are an easy 'pro-level' upgrade to your controller set-up for $60-$70. :tiphat:
Forum: Micro Grows 10-30-2019, 07:22 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
A challenger appears! :biggrin: So it's 5...

A challenger appears! :biggrin:


So it's 5 of the 4ft tubes on each side of the space? How big is your space on this one? A little bigger than 3X3?



I saw your pics of the floodlights and...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-30-2019, 06:33 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
I wonder if the holes are going to create 'hot...

I wonder if the holes are going to create 'hot spots' with the light?

(not even sure that would be detrimental or noticeable...)


That said, I do like the idea of a clear cover, and found a...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-30-2019, 05:59 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
It's odd... all the linear / tube design "grow...

It's odd... all the linear / tube design "grow lights" I found only have about HALF the watts per foot the other lights have.

They almost seem to intentionally avoid intensity in favor of a...
Forum: LED Grow Lights 10-29-2019, 09:29 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
That set up for the SD looks pretty slick. Is...

That set up for the SD looks pretty slick.
Is it panels 360 degrees around the plant??
Forum: Micro Grows 10-29-2019, 08:55 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
I'm wondering if it's a more efficient way to...

I'm wondering if it's a more efficient way to supply the required 20-30 per sq.ft....


For some reason, dispersed, linear lights seem like they'd give more uniform coverage than spot light style...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-29-2019, 04:24 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
I'm definitely intrigued and interested in the...

I'm definitely intrigued and interested in the DIY LED strips.

Although the SILs have the advantage of convenience and ease of purchase and set up, you can't ignore the efficiency of 200lm/w!

...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 10-22-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,702
Posted By StillOvergrowin
Never put grow trash in your own trash! That's...

Never put grow trash in your own trash! That's grow safety rule number 1. Even a lazy cop will drive by at night and do a "trash pull" and grab your trash for the forensic guys to go through.


...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-22-2019, 05:12 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Hmmm...good point. Oddly enough I did notice the...

Hmmm...good point. Oddly enough I did notice the prongs on my bulbs weren't all a matching/uniform length. Everything else on them seems really precise.
Forum: Micro Grows 10-22-2019, 02:57 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Just curious- approximately how old are those...

Just curious- approximately how old are those bulbs? Any idea?
Yours looks different than the ones I posted.


And can you show the back of the board?
Forum: Micro Grows 10-22-2019, 02:53 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
I think you may have some good points there. (...

I think you may have some good points there. ( although I would tend to think of ceramic more as an insulator than a heat sink)


As precise as the manufacturing is on the LED boards, it seems odd...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-21-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4,440
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Those lights have good rating and they were my...

Those lights have good rating and they were my 1st choice to try out. I'm going to grab a 3 bulb fixture for $10 and a high quality extension cord for $7.



So that's a fixture for right at...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-21-2019, 01:30 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
LOL...I misunderstood and thought you meant you...

LOL...I misunderstood and thought you meant you were buying a clip on light for $3...


The IR thermometers are really useful. You can measure temps on light reflectors, leaf canopy, fans, exhaust...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-20-2019, 03:40 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Replies are in blue

Replies are in blue
Forum: Micro Grows 10-20-2019, 03:09 AM
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Views: 43,121
Posted By StillOvergrowin
Firstly, congratulations (and thanks) on being...

Firstly, congratulations (and thanks) on being brave enough to post your 'newbie' grow. Because:
A- I like watching people's learning curve and eventual success.

and B- you showed solid proof...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-20-2019, 02:58 AM
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Views: 43,121
Posted By StillOvergrowin
Just google - or better yet use startpage dot...

Just google - or better yet use startpage dot com for anonymous searches - "nutrient ph chart" and you will find the info you need.


LOL..looks like they even have fancy colored versions now....
Forum: Micro Grows 10-20-2019, 02:54 AM
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Posted By StillOvergrowin
Fair enough. Everyone has to find a 'personal'...

Fair enough. Everyone has to find a 'personal' system that works for them. I like hydro, but the simplicity of soil seems like a better fit for a smaller space. And I want to use the Bonzai Mother...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 10-20-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,968
Posted By StillOvergrowin
I saw a 10 pack on amazon for $10, under the...

I saw a 10 pack on amazon for $10, under the brand name Biomed Scientific.
Double check the micron size, as they come in several different ones.
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