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Forum: Growroom Lighting 05-03-2014, 09:12 AM
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Posted By pico
One2Lurk- Yes, a cleaned up thread would be nice,...

One2Lurk- Yes, a cleaned up thread would be nice, maybe that will happen at some point, but it has been a long time and I am on to other projects. This information is still relevant and making it...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 12-27-2013, 02:02 PM
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Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
Have you thought about swapping 6,7,10,11 for...

Have you thought about swapping 6,7,10,11 for 1,4,13,16 part way through?
Forum: Growroom Lighting 12-21-2013, 12:22 PM
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Posted By pico
Don't have a ton of experience with vertical. The...

Don't have a ton of experience with vertical. The concept makes plenty of sense to me, I just didn't particularly want to deal with that style of room layout. I did have a couple omega gardens a long...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 12-20-2013, 12:11 PM
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Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
I didn't stop using glass because of potential...

I didn't stop using glass because of potential lumen loss with glass installed. I stopped because it was a pain in the ass to deal with venting. Ducting up a big room full of hoods sucks. Changing a...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 10-29-2013, 11:00 PM
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Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
From my earlier test with/without glass I was...

From my earlier test with/without glass I was seeing a 2.4% lumen loss.

https://www.icmag.com/ic/showpost.php?p=896344&postcount=17

This was with clean glass, dirty glass would block even more.
Forum: Grow Diaries 08-31-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 70,509
Posted By pico
I don't know the timeline as this is all pretty...

I don't know the timeline as this is all pretty far in the past...but I know I spent the last 6 years or so doing top drip in coco. Top drip scales better than ebb and flow.
Forum: Growroom Lighting 05-06-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By pico
I read somewhere that the SS2 is a great hood.

I read somewhere that the SS2 is a great hood.
Forum: Growroom Lighting 04-21-2013, 07:30 AM
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Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
Post 127 and 128 show results for two different...

Post 127 and 128 show results for two different batwing reflectors.
Forum: Growing in Coco Coir 10-28-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,078
Posted By pico
Try a full run with my recipe and see if that...

Try a full run with my recipe and see if that doesn't work better for you. I never mess with the pH at all.
Forum: Growroom Lighting 10-28-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,474
Posted By pico
You are looking for the inverse square law. ...

You are looking for the inverse square law.
https://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/vision/isql.html
Forum: Growroom Lighting 10-28-2012, 10:47 AM
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Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
I have just been running my SS2's without glass...

I have just been running my SS2's without glass or aircooling. If I was to setup a new room I would buy something similar without the air cooled vents. If you look at the tests previously in this...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 10-28-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 24,391
Posted By pico
Sorry, I don't check in here much anymore. I...

Sorry, I don't check in here much anymore.

I used the full frame around the room because there was an opening of some sort on 3 out of the 4 walls. one wall had the door, another had a long...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 07-30-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 112,302
Posted By pico
Newer setup works great. I have a bunch of them...

Newer setup works great. I have a bunch of them going strong for years.
Forum: Growroom Lighting 04-26-2012, 11:51 PM
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Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
I agree with this completely, I stopped...

I agree with this completely, I stopped aircooling years ago for the same reasons.
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 04-26-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,052
Posted By pico
I have never really had a problem with plants...

I have never really had a problem with plants picking up the pvc frame, not that it isn't possible.
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 03-18-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,052
Posted By pico
Nice work, I have setup suspended PVC trellis...

Nice work, I have setup suspended PVC trellis before and they work quite well. If you put ratcheting light hangers on the 4 corners, you can easily raise the trellis up when needed.

Pico
Forum: Growroom Lighting 12-07-2011, 03:27 AM
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Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
Yep, that is exactly what I would do.

Yep, that is exactly what I would do.
Forum: Growroom Lighting 12-05-2011, 04:20 AM
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Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
Thanks for digging up those numbers. Lumatek...

Thanks for digging up those numbers. Lumatek lists their 1000w ballast running 100% at 240v at 4.42 amps. Exactly the same as the MicroMole. So if these numbers are true, then the MicroMole would...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 12-04-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
I agree, you can't simply look at watts per...

I agree, you can't simply look at watts per square foot because there are other variables involved. I was using that number as an example since it was referenced in the post. I have no idea how many...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 12-03-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By pico
My thread would be nice and organized if no one...

My thread would be nice and organized if no one else posted in it! :)
Forum: Vertical / Colosseum Growing 12-03-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,756
Posted By pico
I agree with DHF and Bobble here. Clean flat...

I agree with DHF and Bobble here. Clean flat glass shows very little lumen loss, but glass quickly becomes dirty and if you tape your reflectors to get a good seal, this makes them hard to clean. I...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 12-03-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,782
Posted By pico
Nice nets! :) You could probably veg a...

Nice nets! :)

You could probably veg a little less and keep them shorter, no need for all that vertical height. Top them earlier on, lower the net and keep them a foot shorter or so.

On the...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 12-03-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
Dizzle - You may find that your yield per...

Dizzle -

You may find that your yield per watt decreases with that setup. You will have to play around and see what you like best. I try to spread my lights as far apart as possible so that I can...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 12-02-2011, 03:02 AM
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Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
The Radiant 8 has a huge hot spot in the middle,...

The Radiant 8 has a huge hot spot in the middle, the super sun 2 is more even light.
Forum: Growroom Lighting 10-27-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
Hard to say exactly without testing, but the...

Hard to say exactly without testing, but the Blazer has all the right stuff to be a great reflector. Similar to the Super Sun 2, but just a couple inches longer and much wider.
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-24-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 112,302
Posted By pico
Slick setup cannabunkerman. Do you find there is...

Slick setup cannabunkerman. Do you find there is a difference in pressure with the straight non looped pipe?


Snagglepuss- I have been making a variation of this drip system lately with these 4...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-19-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 112,302
Posted By pico
Soloishungry- There are a few ways to...

Soloishungry-

There are a few ways to connect your pump to the manifold. Currently I run a 3/4" black flexible hose between the pump and the manifold, using barbed 3/4" fittings on each end. The...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 07-12-2011, 05:10 AM
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Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
not really the focus of this thread so you...

not really the focus of this thread so you probably won't get much help. Try looking for a related thread.

-pico
Forum: Grow Diaries 06-03-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 70,509
Posted By pico
I don't remember with that AC, that was probably...

I don't remember with that AC, that was probably 5 years ago. I have a 48,000 BTU unit now that works pretty good :)
Forum: Growroom Lighting 05-22-2011, 09:33 AM
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Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
silverstar? I don't think that was ever...

silverstar? I don't think that was ever considered the best. The Super Sun 2 or the Magnum XXL are my favorites. I prefer the SS2 because of the size.
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 05-22-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 112,302
Posted By pico
I have not personally tested it, but when I was...

I have not personally tested it, but when I was gathering info for this thread a number of years back, I remember the preferred method was a loop,hoop, square....whatever you want to call it. No end...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 05-22-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 112,302
Posted By pico
I love seeing stuff like that! Thanks for posting...

I love seeing stuff like that! Thanks for posting and glad I could help.
Forum: Grow Diaries 05-22-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 70,509
Posted By pico
I know, I am a lazy bum when it comes to posting...

I know, I am a lazy bum when it comes to posting these days! I have some cool stuff going on now, so maybe I will post something soon.
Forum: Growroom Lighting 05-19-2011, 08:58 AM
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Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
haha, I love it. I need to get a cut of all SS2...

haha, I love it. I need to get a cut of all SS2 sales!
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 05-19-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 112,302
Posted By pico
I believe you will get more even pressure with a...

I believe you will get more even pressure with a loop manifold like I have built.
Forum: Grow Diaries 05-19-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 70,509
Posted By pico
Running Canna Coco with these nutes 12ml H&G...

Running Canna Coco with these nutes

12ml H&G Coco A+B
5ml Liquid Karma
5ml CalMag+

That is what I use all the time, then during early veg I will add in some roots excelurator. During flower I...
Forum: Grow Diaries 04-19-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 70,509
Posted By pico
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Forum: Growroom Lighting 03-15-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,491
Posted By pico
you will find that once the coco gets settled in...

you will find that once the coco gets settled in your pots that there really isn't too much that gets out. I know a lot of people running ebb and flow tables with coco and don't do anything special...
Forum: Growing in Coco Coir 03-15-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,935
Posted By pico
Thanks man, always nice to hear my ramblings are...

Thanks man, always nice to hear my ramblings are helping people.
Forum: Growing in Coco Coir 03-09-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,935
Posted By pico
Looks like I found this about a year too late....

Looks like I found this about a year too late. Next time just PM me and tell me to come look at the thread. I don't bite :)

How did it work out?
Forum: Growroom Lighting 03-09-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,491
Posted By pico
I don't remember which 750w bulb I am using at...

I don't remember which 750w bulb I am using at the moment. I want to say Sylvania. It is the one that Lumatek reccomends. I like those lumatek ballasts because of the ability to use different bulbs...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 01-12-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 60,108
Posted By pico
It looks like this is a 10,500 watt genset. The...

It looks like this is a 10,500 watt genset. The fuel burn they use is different than US based systems. This is essentially the same sort of thing I was recommending in the thread a few years back,...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 01-02-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 60,108
Posted By pico
I wouldn't be worried about adding another 1000w...

I wouldn't be worried about adding another 1000w unless you are in a part of the country that regularly checks power usage and screws with people. I ran 15,000 watts in a 2 bedroom for years with no...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 01-02-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 60,108
Posted By pico
Why are you looking at generators for 1000w? Do...

Why are you looking at generators for 1000w? Do you not have grid power at your location? Not very practical for 1000w to use a generator. For running extended periods a diesel genset is preferred...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 11-26-2010, 11:02 PM
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Views: 469,297
Posted By pico
Good work Dave.

Good work Dave.
Forum: Growing in Coco Coir 10-07-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,764
Posted By pico
I did coco ebb flow a number of times. Check my...

I did coco ebb flow a number of times. Check my signature there should be links in there.

I have moved on to drip with coco because it is easier for me to maintain with more lights. Ebb flow...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 10-03-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 132,936
Posted By pico
You can tell they are Canadian made because of...

You can tell they are Canadian made because of the beer and hockey puck holders.
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-01-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 112,302
Posted By pico
It should be in the first post. 3/8 inch for the...

It should be in the first post. 3/8 inch for the grommets I used.
Forum: Growroom Lighting 09-11-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,491
Posted By pico
I am using 750w lumatek digital ballast and I...

I am using 750w lumatek digital ballast and I like them. 16 of them running with no problems. I like them better than 600s, but 600 is still a good ballast.

I am running House and Garden Aqua...
Forum: Growroom Lighting 09-10-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,491
Posted By pico
Definitely not 3 feet, but it was a number of...

Definitely not 3 feet, but it was a number of years back so I don't remember exactly. But yes, I keep my lights fairly high and like a wide spread. The 18" was for 600w lights. I go higher with 1000w...
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