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Old 04-11-2006, 07:59 AM #1
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400w HPS/MH ~AK48~ DWC ScrOG [Now Harvested!]

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>>>Thanks for opening your doors to OG refugees, i feel right at home here. Anyway, this is my first real grow and it took me a very long time to get this started. I built the cab about a year ago, but havent got around to growing. Right now i've got 2 AK48 clones vegging under the HPS.

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>>>Well here some info on my setup (Everything is DIY):
  1. DIY 400w HPS/MH switchable system ($100)
  2. 6 plant DWC (only using two plant sites) ($20)
  3. 160 CFM inline duct fan ($35)
  4. DIY Carbon Filter (not being used, restricts too much air) ($45 wasted)
  5. 4'Lx2'Wx4'H Cabinet ($70)
  6. 2500 cc/min airpump ($8)
  7. Small HEPA blower/ionizer (Free)
  8. Nutes: See below ($55)
  9. Accessories (Electrical, nuts, bolts, ducting etc.) ($30)
  10. Rubbermaid setup for mother plants (No longer in use) ($40)
TOTAL COST: About $400 (Includes taxes and shipping)

>>>My growlight is a security light which was converted into a remote ballast (cost me only $100):

Security light opened up and wired:

Mounting the ballast to ballast box:

Firing up the HPS:

Firing up the MH:

Side By Side Comparison:


>>>The Reflector is just an aluminum baking pan:


>>>My cabinet cost me about 60 dollors to build:

Heres a pic of it being built:


Heres some pics of it completed:




>>>The nutes i'm using are GH's MaxiGro and MaxiBloom, GH's PH up/down/tester and Dip n' Grow rooting concentrate:



>>>The hydro system is just a 15 gallon tub (using only 10 gallons) with 6 net cups:



>>>The ventilation system is just a cheap suncourt inline duct fan from homedepot, which cost me about 30 bucks for the fan and wiring materials. The box says 250cfm...DO NOT BE FOOLED. The actual fan speed is only 160 cfm; the 250cfm rating is the "boosted speed". Another thing about this fan is that its a piece of garbage when it comes to overcomming "backpressure", meaning it cant push or pull air through a carbon filter very well. I was forced to remove my carbon filter because the poor airflow allowed heat to get trapped in the cab. With out any air restrictions (carbon filter) however, this fan provides adequate cooling. I've also added a hepa filter in the cab for its blowing power and it lowered my temps by 2 degrees. Temps now are about 82 F:



>>>I'll take some pics of my 2 clones asap. But for now, feel free to comment on anything.
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:37 AM #2
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DAY 1 (Transplant)
99 DAYS REMAINING
Ph: 6, Temp: 82 F, PPM: , Humidity:


>>>Well today is day 1, and here are some shots:







>>>Sorry for some of the pics, the HPS flickers like hell and the camera cant focus.

>>>Theres nothing special to see here, i've just recently transplanted the clones to the netcups. I'm growing only 2 clones because these were the healthiest ones, the others either died or werent rooting fast enough. My mother plants are dead too, i forgot to feed them for weeks. If these clones dont make it, i'll have to start all over.

>>>The clones are kinda burned from nute deficiencies, but they should recover very soon.

>>>I'll add the scrog net after the plants get big enough

>>>Heres a pic of my hps (GE Lucalox) and the cheap ass ghetto reflector (works great!! ):



Fan in action (Had to remove carbon filter for temp. issues):
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:21 PM #3
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pretty nice looking ghetto setup bro
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Yeah looks great man! I love the pop bottle humidity domes, definetly gonna keep that in mind for future uses. Keep us posted!
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Old 04-11-2006, 10:12 PM #5
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Great cabinet!

A centrifugal fan is worth the money. I know I tried the "inductor" and some PC fans before I shelled out the cash for an elicent

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Old 04-12-2006, 05:18 AM #6
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DAY 2 (Transplant)
98 DAYS REMAINING
Ph: 6, Temp: 85 F, PPM: , Humidity:


>>>Ok so, not much going on today. The clones are looking ok, considering all the abuse they've been through. Temps increased just a little bit. Im worried about when summer hits, temps in the cab could reach up to 90 F!

Plant 2:


Plant 1:


Thermometer:
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:50 AM #7
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DAY 3 (Transplant)
97 DAYS REMAINING
Ph: , Temp: , PPM: , Humidity:


>>>Well, today i was in for a little surprise. The roots are showing on the bottom of the netcups:

Plant 1:


Plant 2:


I also switched the HPS with the MH. I'm kinda nervous because MH puts out more heat than HPS (MH is less efficient), but i'm willing to take the risk.

MH:


>>>Well heres some more pics of my 2 clones. Still, nothing really special.

Plant 1:


Plant 2:


>>>Damn, gotta get a TDS Pen very soon. I'm broke and can only spend up to $30. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:58 AM #8
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ebay for the tds pen...Got mine for like 27 shipped...set up looks good by the way also....
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