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Old 12-18-2010, 01:52 AM #11
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anything new? I can't wait to see how this works out for you, I've been thinking about vertical alot lately and I'm thinking of switching ever since I saw selfhemployed's thread..
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:01 AM #12
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Yes, there has been some progress:
I got the system to pass leak tests, soaked the grow media to bring it to proper ph levels, ordered clones, and got the ventilation installed to exhaust into the attic. I also picked up a new Lumatek 600w dimmable ballast, 600w Hortilux bulb and a big carbon filter. I will be posting pics very soon of the finished room.

Work was very busy this week but next week I will have much more time to play with the grow, likely begin veg on Monday. I am very excited to try a vert grow and can't wait to see how this unfolds.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:31 PM #13
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I finally found some decent clones, It was much harder than I thought. I looked at so many crappy almost dead clones it's suprising and kushes kushes everywhere. I didnt want to grow kush this time around and I couldnt find 6 clones of the same strain.
I finally found some decent clones but again not 6 of the same so I wound up with 3 critical mass and 3 romberry clones.

I got the system running and discovered cooling is a dream, I woke up in the middle of the night freezing because the fan is exhausing so much air out of my room the heat could not keep up lol.

So, I know it's not the best idea to exhaust from the floor and the light bulb is much too high at the moment for the veg stage. Since the room is cooling so well, I think I am going to change my mind and ditch the cooltube and go naked bulb. The main challenge this presents is hanging the very heavy carbon filter from the ceiling. I will run it this way for a week or so until I have the time to hang the filter and remove the cooltube.

I have a pic of the system and I must say the dimmable feature on the ballast is pretty sweet because I can bump the bulb down to 360w while I am working in the room or taking pics, lots easier on the eyes.

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Old 12-20-2010, 04:44 AM #14
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in the pics is the bucket at the bottom just to raise the light
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:25 AM #15
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in the pics is the bucket at the bottom just to raise the light
Hey Kjz, thanks for stopping by, That's not a bucket under the light, it's a carbon filter.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:05 AM #16
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Already have some roots shooting out of the baskets, clones are lovin the new home...

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Old 12-22-2010, 12:00 AM #17
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Might help speed up the growth if you raise the plants up to the light level, ie: put another bucket on the bottom or some cinder blocks

looking good

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Old 12-22-2010, 02:27 AM #18
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Hey Red, I was hoping you would stop by with some input. I totally agree, that carbon filter was taller than I expected and the light is much too high right now.

I tried to raise the buckets onto cinder blocks but since they are plumbed together it's impossible to do it by myself and I don't want to ask anyone for help. I could do it if I drained the water but I have nowhere to hold 30 gal of water.

My temps are a problem anyway (too low) 70f daytime so the best solution is to remove the cooltube and go bare bulb. It's going to have to wait a few days until work slows down so I can find a way to hang a 60lb carbon filter from the ceiling. Hopefully this brings the temps up a little and it will certainly allow me to lower the bulb to a proper height.
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:58 AM #19
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To hang my carbon filter I put up a couple shelf brackets and used some nylon strapping that I tied knots in to hang it from a board, put screws in each end of the board so it can't slide off.

I had the straps from when I hung it from hooks but if I were to do it again I think I would staple the nylon strapping to the board. HTH

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Old 12-22-2010, 08:33 AM #20
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Thanks MC, this saves me some time, I kept looking for drywall hooks that could support the weight but the ones I found were under par. I never thought of using a board to spread the weight and give more mounting points.
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