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Old 08-03-2020, 11:30 PM #11
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Hey Reiko, thanks for stopping by!


I just found your latest workshop, but need to read the whole thing still. I'm digging the over engineering though!



I've got no dimmer on my flower light, since my potentiometer died after a couple years. I need to get something in there to adjust the light level, but was thinking of something a little more advanced than a knob, if it's not crazy expensive. Got any recommendations?
Maybe one of those things with the digital readout, telling how much power it's using? I dunno, haven't researched it as much as I probably should have yet. Maybe a bag of potentiometers would still be cheaper? Lol
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Maybe a bag of potentiometers would still be cheaper? Lol
Most definitely. I like the ones from RapidLED, they are tested and have a case around them. Only $6 too. A cheap Kill-a-watt meter can help you to adjust them, they can be found for about $35 USD on Amazon. They are pretty handy to have around the house too.

The fancy controller I use ran me $200 USD.
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Old 08-04-2020, 04:13 AM #13
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Most definitely. I like the ones from RapidLED, they are tested and have a case around them. Only $6 too. A cheap Kill-a-watt meter can help you to adjust them, they can be found for about $35 USD on Amazon. They are pretty handy to have around the house too.

The fancy controller I use ran me $200 USD.

Awesome, thanks! I saw the pricey one you were using last, and while it looked great, it would significantly increase the overall price of the fixture. I was hoping there might be a middle road somewhere, so thanks again! I'll check em out. Gotta reduce the wattage, and hopefully increase the grammage per wattage lol
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Reading up about vertical grow, is this the end game?


This is the plan view or looking down at the grow area, the right side indicates the placement of the DIY LED's





This is the front elevation or looking at it standing in front of the plants.


Kinda sorta the plants have LED on top shining down and shining from the front towards the wall.
I have some 4 inch wide DIY LED which i could use the fill in the sides if its worth the effort.

The LST training should be like this??



Looking at the plant from the front??





Looking at the side elevation it should be like this??


Thoughts , comments ????????????

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You could do it like that, but ideally you wouldn't want or need the overhead lighting to be a true vert grow.

The top thread up in the vertical sections stickys called "LED vertical scrog" by Ichabod Crane is a good example of a 1 plane vertical grow. He does it like your drawing, but I don't think he has the overhead lighting.
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So I brought some pics for a little update, and to illustrate the fork in the road I find myself in.

I'm seeing what look to be signs of deficiencies and excesses in different plants. No big surprise when you run genetics from both ends of the spectrum in the same rez, so now I'm deciding which step to take next.

I could bump the MC up, but I'm already at 5g/gal, and the more Sativa acting plants are already plenty green... But they also look like they may have a possible deficiency too.
I could just add Epsom salts to the rez at a tsp/gal for a magnesium boost.
Or I could drop nutes back to 4g/gal, and add Epsom.

Here's some pics and more info:

Heavenly Hashplant, lighter green, with purpling petioles and streaking stalk. This is heavy Indica, being Bubba x 88g13hp...
EDIT- I think this is actually a Skunky VD by Schwaggy P. She's still pretty Indica though, being:
Chem 91skva x (Mi Skunk x Iraqi)
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Chem D x (Mi Skunk x Iraqi)






Knights Templar v2, leaning heavy to her Sativa side. The tallest in the tent, you can see her fans, circled in red, acting like they're getting way too much N. They also tend to curl like this when they're higher than the best light, so it's tough to tell for sure. You can also see what look to be burnt tips, and rusty serrations.
Down at her bottoms look to be deficient leaves. These are also down below the best light, so they could be wanting more there.


The other most Sativa acting gal is the Spring Training. On her there's a little worse tip burn, and more rusty serrations. Leaves are plenty green, but I'm still not sure if she's looking like the beginning of a deficiency or excess...


Here's a better lit pic of bottoms of both plants. You can see the yellow blotchiness better...





I'll probably end up just adding the Epsom tonight, and watch for a few days, unless someone screams not to before then lol

Anyway, I'll get better individual pics for an update tonight.

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Ha, thanks for the heads up! Fixed...I think...
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Alrighty, so I took some closer shots the other night of the individual plants. The younger are around 2 weeks, and the older are about 6. For picture posting purposes, This post will have the 3 younger plants, and 1 of the older ones...

2wk Heavenly Hashplant:




2wk Skunky VD:




2wk Pillow Book:




Sky Lotus week 6 and her top bud:








Rest of the 6 weekers in the next post...
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Knights Templar v2 week 6:





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