Alien Dawg, thanks man! Glad to have you kickin' it around the thread.
g0g0g0, honored your 4th post and first outside your thread is in here. =)
FlowerFarmer, I can't thank you enough. Swapping my muffler location seriously cut down on the obvious heavy fan/air noises. The fan itself and the air wooshing through the duct are still loud, but when I'm at the top of the steps it sounds like the furnace is on and not something obviously moving a metric fuck ton of air. Next up is swapping the crap duct run out with insulated and seeing what that does.
Edit: Whoa, it's actually so quiet now that the noises I'm hearing are the whine from the 4" fan exhausting my veg tent. Holy shit. I unplugged the 4" and with the door shut it's pretty damn quiet.
Spent a bit of time after work and stuck the pond liner in place, it's a little uneven, but unfortunately is the floor and the squaring of the walls itself. The more I poke around this house the more I realize whoever did most've the work was very much of the "Fuck it, looks good enough" school of thought.
Ladies are bushing out nicely now, they've been on the screens for about two days or so and I've already had to start bending tops down. The VPD symptoms are subsiding, and since I didn't do a 2.0EC precharge of my coco it took awhile for that to settle down as well. Hand watered them all with the remainder of the calmag boosted water, after this no more calmag.
And here's the next round - also suffering a little (so bloody light green here) because of the lack of precharge, but I can take it easy on these and give them a bit of time.
Next up (probably tomorrow) is building a 30" stand for the 32g trashcan that'll be my blumat res and running the line to the first light. Once the blumats are installed I'm going to flip, last time I did so at about 12-14" and got plants 36-40" tall when stretch finished without screens.
Does anyone know of a replacement for that shitty black blumat feed line tubing that's flexible? I seriously hate working with it and would love anything else that isn't such a pain in the ass.
Edit: Found this post
by Se˝or Chang about a flexible silicone hose in the blumat thread, gonna start the order process and stick with the crap black line for the first go through.
Here's the post prior:
Originally Posted by Se˝or Chang
I wanted to check in and report my findings to the blumat group.
I'd been curious about silicone rubber tubing for the feed lines and not just the drip lines.
I located a vendor and have purchased their .224 ID silicone flexible tubing.
It fits all of the blumat parts and works like a champ.
It is infinately better than working with the black 8mm feed lines.
If you have been contemplating a change, I can heartily recommend flexible silicone tubing.