-For those of you who dont know me, i'm pontiac and this my second major grow here. My previous grow was a 400w DWC AK48 ScrOG
, which i started exactly a year ago; I yielded 8.25oz on that one
. Well long story short, i let some desperate distant relatives move in with me and i cant use my 400w setup for a few months.
So finally i decided to do a stealth grow to fullfil my weed needs.
-Anyway, lets get down to buisness.
-Here is a brief summary of my setup:
Total Cost: Less than $325
- Modified Dresser Cabinet - 34.625"L x 15.5"W x 41"H (Grow space dimensions, not cabinet dimensions)
- 250w HPS Digital Ballast & Full Spectrum Bulb (30000+ Lumens @ 2000k)
- DIY Baking Pan Reflector
- 2 - 20w CFL (900 Lumens Each @ 5500k)
- 2 - 2 Plant DWC @ 4.5 Gallons Each
- Small 6" Circulation Fan
- 265cfm Dayton Exhaust Blower With 4" Intake & Exhaust
- Carbon Filter @ 4" x 10"
- 4500 CC/Min Variable Dual Output Airpump & 6" Alita Airstones
-Let there be pics!:
-This an animation of how i access the grow area (The dresser is very easy to move since i have placed furniture sliders
on the legs):
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-Heres a pic of the cabinet front. Theres no way of telling that its a grow cab:
-Heres a pic of the back door. The door is held by velcro strips which are placed around the perimeter:
-Heres a pic of the digi ballast placed on the bottom of the cab. Digi or not, it is important to place the ballast outside in order to reduce heat:
-Heres a pic of the back without the door:
-Pic from under:
-HPS bulb and DIY Reflector:
-Here are some of my nutrients and grow tools:
-Early Ice and Chrystal seedling pic:
-About my grow:
-The two strains i chose was Nirvana ICE and Nirvana Chrystal, i heard some good things about them so i thought i'd give them a shot. This grow is a "seed to weed" grow, instead of clones like my previous grow. So this means that i wont know which ones male and which one is female until early flowering. This is the main reason i chose LST instead of ScrOG (Since it'll be very difficult to remove a male from the screen), plus i'm to lazy to work on a scrog.
-By the way, heres a list of all my nutrients, supplements and buffers:
- Base Nutes:
- Gen Hydro - MaxiGro
- Gen Hydro - MaxiBloom
- Gen Hydro - Floralicious Grow
- Gen Hydro - Floralicious Bloom
- Gen Hydro - KoolBloom
- Gen Hydro - Rare Earth
- Botanicare - Clearex
- Botanicare - Hydroguard
- Maxicrop - Liquified Seaweed
- Generic - Epsom Salts
- Generic - Hydrogen Peroxide 3%
- Gen Hydro - pH up
- Gen Hydro - pH down
-Well anyway the next post will be the beggining of my new diary so stay tuned! Till then, feel free to post some comments and suggestions.
(Notes to self- Chrystal on left side, Ice on right side; get a res thermometer)
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