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Old 12-25-2019, 07:21 PM #1
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Q3corn's dank mini adventures

Hey, folks! I'm back in action after moving and such. I only have space to grow in my micro cabinet, so I've got that up and running with a nearly endless supply of seeds to experiment with.


Space:
1ft x 1ft x 2ft hand built cabinet painted white
3x e27 light sockets, plenty of chopped LED's to use. I've maxed out at 42 watts though
1 120mm pc fan for exhaust
No carbon scrubber, don't need one yet



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It took me a while to hunt down the parts for the lighting housing, but I really like the socket and bracket method I have, and the wago connectors are a dream to work with! Here's a close-up:



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Started to pop some seeds just to see if some new ones I made last year were up to par, and I got 12/12 on germination in less than 3 days! I got some babies to take care of! I'll probably gift about half of them out, though. Can't keep more than 4 in here realistically.

Strains:
top: 9lb Hammer x Sour Urkel Vulcan
bottom: Jack Herer x Purple Goat



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So now I've got them all in rock wool cubes and ready to sprout. Just 4 days after putting them in paper towels and I've already got plenty of seedlings to take care of. Currently under 14watts of LED from Philips. 2700k until they get their first real leaves, then I'll switch to a 5000k bulb for veg



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Some of these bulbs are 4 years old and still going strong! I'm sure the e27 LED tech has improved a good amount since I got these, but I'm so pleased with the value I've gotten that I'm gonna keep them until they shit the bed. Each one of those bulbs was less than $6, so the math checks out to this being a killer deal.

This being such a small grow, my nutrient and soil costs will be minimal too. Thinking of going with Biobizz for nutes again as I've had good experience with them in the past. A sampler pack will get me through a cycle without issue. I still have some soil bagged up from my old space, so that'll be useable still.

Happy growing, folks! I'm happy to answer any questions. Stay chill
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:20 PM #2
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Are you going to flower all the females you get or do you have a certain number of plants you would like to run in the cab?


I'm using 4yr old led screw-ins and they are still going strong too. I plan on using them until they stop working.
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:29 PM #3
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I think I'm gonna keep 6 and sex them, and then flower whatever females come from there. I can repot them into quart-sized pots I made so I can fit 4 easily, but can't realistically fit more. I may keep 8 plants just to see if I get 4 females.


You were the dude that blew the lid off screw-in LEDs for me, so thanks!
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Old 12-27-2019, 06:06 PM #4
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Everybody is out of their shells and above the soil! I raised up the base so they could be closer to the light, but I'm not sure if it was enough. Some of these seedlings are still stretching a bit. What do you guys think?


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Switch to the 5000k bulb
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Blynx: done. is 2700k not good for seedlings?
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The 5000k is better for veg growth. The 2700k is better for flower.
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The 5000k is better for veg growth. The 2700k is better for flower.
^What he said.

I use daylight (5000k) bulbs for veg and soft white (2700k) bulbs for flower
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Well, 2 seedlings died last night, not sure what happened. Maybe they got over-watered, I'm not sure.


Anyway, today the remaining 10 will be potted into 16oz solo cups, and since my cab can realistically only fit 9 plants, I will have to choose which runt gets tossed and/or gifted away. Starting to think running this cab at 12/12 soon will be good if I do all 9. Having some variety will be nice, and since I'm running the odds of 50% being females, then I'll at least have some breathing room with the 16oz cups vs the 32oz pots I was planning on using.


Pics to come after repotting!
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