Hi all, welcome to my second journal. My first journal over a year ago now was done using an Aquaponic system.
I was very pleased with the results and was very much looking forward to pushing aquaponics further and doing another run asap. Add one part land lord drama forcing a move and another part new baby and well ... I'm jut now getting back into it.
Sadly, I don't have enough space to do indoor aquaponics right now. This IMO is the most critical limitation for aquaponics as it pertains specifically to heavy feeding plant varieties. Meaning, you really need minimum 200 gallons to do aquaponics properly, IMO, and this really limits how small you can go. that all said, had to do hydro.
The goals for this grow:
1) learn the manifold technique
2) use a bare bulb and grow vertically around it
3) See if I can hit 2g/watt
4) apart from the AC unit, try to keep the noise of the entire system under 50dB
5) run an 18 hour light cycle (12/6 - 6/12) and see how that works.
1 x 315w phillips CMH/LEC 4K running bare bulb/remote ballast
DWC top fed hydro build using DIY reservoir
RO water shooting for 5.8-6.2 PH
Exhale co2 bag
3 x Strawberry cough
3 x Critical Kush as alternates if required
Emerald Harvest A/B
Emerald Harvest Sturdy Stalk (silica)
Emerald Harvest CalMAG (waste of money, not because it isn't a good product tho)
MaxiCrop Liquid Seaweed
Organic Black Strap Molasseses
Hoffman's Hydrated lime (this is why the calmag above is a waste. hydrated lime is cheaper and contains the same stuff)
So there you go, lucky for you all this grow is already 29 days in and I have a lot of pics already so stay tuned.