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snap by Shitting Clozzleridge - Tue, 01 Nov 2016 23:40:31 EST ID:vatgFCpZ No.143715 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I think I fucked up guys.
I have a plant I was pinching and bending over and I slipped and accidentally snapped the main stem. It didn't fully break but was snapped into a right-angle bend, so I've just left it supported up but it's bent the wrong way. I'm scared if I bend it the direction i want the stem is just going to completely snap off.. Can this plant even recover? It was growing nicely too..
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John Trotfoot - Mon, 26 Dec 2016 07:25:13 EST ID:G0Hw233d No.143853 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Tape it into an upright direction and/or cut it off and then, with tape, put the two pieces back together and they'll probably heal, at least pepper plants recover well this way.
Henry Chocklekock - Tue, 27 Dec 2016 03:42:28 EST ID:LFPh87c8 No.143856 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Little late
but you can use a straw cut sideways as a clamp
INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:40:51 EST ID:w/eMcEZe No.143857 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I can't believe I'm the first to suggest making a clone out of it.
Eliza Dronnerhet - Fri, 30 Dec 2016 21:55:37 EST ID:iOKDfLFd No.143860 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I have used duct tape to fix branches that get snapped.
Shitting Simmlefut - Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:36:41 EST ID:vni60buc No.143864 Ignore Report Quick Reply
considering your suggestion came 8 weeks after OP post, it might already be a bit too late for that.

IWS Mess by Martha Blatherforth - Sun, 25 Dec 2016 01:39:54 EST ID:GkRif6gg No.143851 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hoping for a bit of help here guys, SWIM has a system. Think its from eBay or something bodge but its not making sense.

As I understand it an IWS system works like figure B.
But SWIMs system has figure A's pots and cant figure out how to make figure C out of that.

In figure A we have 4 pots, the blue circles are inlet/outlets and pot 2 and 3 have a float. The red circles are on the opposite side of the pots.
The Green 'pot' is the big tank, in fig. A the tank has two holes above a third hole (purple) labeled 'overflow'.
It is a rain water collection tank and has a tap near the bottom but as far as it looks the tap will only drain the tank halfway which isn't enough. Surely it should be more like fig C?
The black circle is a lid for a pot with an outlet labeled 'overflow' and some hose.

What the hell has happened here? How would you plumb this together?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Merry, merry, merry Christmas!

First Grow- when to add Nutes by Esther Cronningham - Tue, 01 Nov 2016 20:18:15 EST ID:gnm0+fLu No.143714 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Germed almost 2 weeks ago, transferred to top fed dwc with 5.5 ph res about a 10 days ago.

Is it ok to add 1/4 strength nutes at this point?
Emma Semmlespear - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 02:28:56 EST ID:bS6hH9Id No.143835 Ignore Report Quick Reply
sure go ahead, I've also read 6 to 6.5 ph is best for vegetative growth.
Fanny Nallyworth - Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:55:19 EST ID:bS6hH9Id No.143845 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Update your grow mate I'm interested.

Cupboard grow by Cyril Purringdock - Thu, 15 Dec 2016 03:02:15 EST ID:xSlPqyAH No.143839 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Growing newfag here

I have a small cupboard (image attached). Is this possible to have 1-2 cannabis plants growing in there? I've read about some sort of mesh screen (workmate was calling it a "scrog") to stop the grow height or something.

Is it possible? Obviously I will be taking the shelf out in the middle so I can maximize my grow height.

Tips? Insight?

Cyril Purringdock - Thu, 15 Dec 2016 03:25:16 EST ID:xSlPqyAH No.143840 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also, would it be possible to use a high powered battery LED light for the cycle?
Hannah Cupperdore - Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:23:45 EST ID:LFPh87c8 No.143841 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you need to make some holes for electricity and ventilation
it can be restored back fairly easily with plaster (remember to keep the big cutout for the ventilation)

No, you cant grow with a battery flashlight
Eugene Hesslestone - Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:40:39 EST ID:Yh9sXQf+ No.143842 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It'd more trouble than it's worth.
55cm is way too short for the lights, grow pot and the plant itself to fit in.
Unless you get really creative..
You're better off growing in a tent or a decent sized closet.
Nicholas Pockledid - Sat, 17 Dec 2016 08:37:47 EST ID:+feR4wOL No.143843 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You could cut two slits into the door for ventilation:
One at the bottom with a black painted "light trap" and one at the top with a few PC fans along the length of it.
For power you can drill a hole into the top part of the cupboard and put a cable through.

For growing medium you can build a DWC box out of a large rubbermaid container and glue a scrog frame onto the lid with epoxy.

It's all pretty finicky still, you should seriously consider getting a small tent or building a small box which stands on the floor, perhaps under the desk, etc..
Shit Dartfield - Sat, 17 Dec 2016 15:18:03 EST ID:QI1rXhZY No.143844 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I agree with others that it would be more trouble than it's worth, but you probably could grow one or two. Heat, ventilation, and space would be you major issues. Using LED instead of HPS for you grow light should help with heat. Training the plant would help you in the space dept. On top of scrog or lst training, I would change to 12/12 a week from sprouting if not doing it right from seed. In the end you are still waiting like 3 month for a harvest half an O. Whereas if you remove the spatial limitations you could veg the plant for a month or more before switching and end up with at least a few Oz.

First grow by Henry Dozzlefield - Sat, 18 Jun 2016 16:44:53 EST ID:tADht6+p No.142653 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, Ive started growing fory first time! Fun fun. But I'm afraid I'll kill her on accident. I'll post some photos of her, and my worries. Any advice would be appricated.
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Shitting Daffingched - Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:27:24 EST ID:tADht6+p No.143829 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Matilda Gollerchat - Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:02:51 EST ID:bsR79AHv No.143830 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Still looks like a digital camera, blurry and pixely. Cute bud though.
Walter Pottingtedge - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:54:47 EST ID:A5DBIBRv No.143832 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This is the highest res. and the most magnification, that I could get using a phone. The trichomes are very milky, but what do you think? One more week than harvest?
Walter Pottingtedge - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:56:01 EST ID:A5DBIBRv No.143833 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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And another for your consideration.
Charles Fazzlewetch - Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:06:33 EST ID:6L60fFW5 No.143834 Ignore Report Quick Reply
be patient. later in flowering is when the buds tack on the most weight and the most cannabinoids. looks like 2-3 weeks more to me, you're barely showing any orange pistils and those buds are pretty small.

Droop-a-loop by Simon Bluzzlelock - Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:44:54 EST ID:20eC8XPi No.143831 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Alright /crops/ I come to your aid once again. I got two plants, one is a short n stout shrub and the other is like a 4 foot tall beauty. Both of them are starting to flower. Unfortunately, I had to go away on a trip for about 5 days and I was unable to get them setup with the proper lighting (had a buddy come over to water them a little while I was gone but ultimately just left them in view of the window so at least -some- natural light hit them since he could only come over once a day).

So I'm back from my trip, and they both look great. Happy as can be, budding nicely actually. I move them away from the window and back into my lighting area, and flip on the switch. Half way through the day I notice that the Big Beauty's leaves are starting to droop after I put the lights on her. Haven't even watered her a lot, just misted the top soil as I was going to do it the following day. Night comes, I leave her in total darkness. I figure maybe she was just a little shocked from moving from point A to point B. Next morning, her leaves are happy, up and attentive. I flip on the light. Few hours go by, and her leaves are starting to droop again. I haven't even watered her.

During all this, the short n stout one is looking pretty good. No droopage or anything.

Anyone care to help a bro out? I'm a bit confused as to how to progress.

Pic related, the top leaves are okay. Bottom leaves not so much.

LED BUILD suggestions by Cedric Sepperforth - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 03:33:23 EST ID:LFPh87c8 No.143797 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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4x bridgelux vero29 gen 7 3000k $100
1x HLG-240H-C1750A 240w 94% efficient ,dimmer $67.5

4x alpine 7 cpu coolers
L-bar for the frame
12v fan controller

Any suggestions to this build ?
I got a cracked 6500k 100w cree god light to ump the spectrum in veg
INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Sat, 26 Nov 2016 18:58:35 EST ID:w/eMcEZe No.143798 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Do you really need the dimmer? It tends to over-complicate things when you're saving as much power using LEDs as you are.
Nathaniel Shakeville - Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:32:11 EST ID:LFPh87c8 No.143799 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes, it comes built in

Major question is the spectrum
2x 5000k 2x2700k
Henry Buzzstone - Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:09:01 EST ID:+feR4wOL No.143800 Ignore Report Quick Reply
normally low CCT works best unless you want really tight inter-nodes like for bonsai mothers or something. But then white LEDs generally have enough blue light in them for that to be an issue.
So I'd take 4x3000k or even 4x2700k.
Cornelius Grandshaw - Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:50:14 EST ID:LFPh87c8 No.143823 Ignore Report Quick Reply
3000k seems the most common i go with that

Aquaponics by Charles Genkinstutch - Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:01:48 EST ID:JM5R3wpI No.143289 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone here do it? I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to do it, specifically how to source the largest possible containers for the fishtank setup, probably start with goldfish and work my way up to tilapia.
Archie Bingerspear - Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:52:46 EST ID:iFsPKokU No.143290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've been reading about and am also interested. You could always go Trailer Park boys style and yank some recycling bins/garbage cans off the curb. I've read that feeder fish (minnows etc) are a bit easier than goldfish and cheaper to start your system with. I'm thinking about starting very small with maybe some beans and minnows and trying to get the fine tuning worked out.
Ebenezer Sumblefat - Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:12:42 EST ID:JM5R3wpI No.143294 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's what I was thinking, I want to go with a decent sized pond just so I can't fuck up as fast. I'd like to have something I could build on if my prototypes work out alright.
Fucking Nubbershit - Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:00:33 EST ID:IYiP0x7v No.143733 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Anyone know anything about hooking up hydro to it? I have a bunch of fish tanks but dont know how to start on the hydro side of it
William Mangertadge - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:26:43 EST ID:rCHSss6Q No.143794 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Bump for interest
Also interested in aeroponics
Nell Billerlene - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:43:40 EST ID:lmYOiW0L No.143802 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There used to be some good torrents of videos available on the subject. Ill re-up if you cant find them.

Recommendation? by Hugh Songerkare - Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:10:03 EST ID:zHorKA1W No.143668 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Can Any of you recommend a good site where I can get souvenir seeds?
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Cornelius Fillerdurk - Sat, 05 Nov 2016 23:02:33 EST ID:iOKDfLFd No.143753 Ignore Report Quick Reply

VISA master race.
Polly Gablingridge - Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:10:54 EST ID:xniHc/y0 No.143773 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I ordered from herbies head shop the last time. IDK if it's the best or anything but they got to the US just fine.
Reuben Tillingfuck - Sun, 20 Nov 2016 04:58:05 EST ID:D+vlMMJ2 No.143791 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shop closed
Shitting Sondlefare - Sun, 20 Nov 2016 21:22:09 EST ID:aIQ/qRaL No.143792 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Really? I bought from them a week ago and my seeds just got here (california)
Clara Sollywill - Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:25:53 EST ID:i6RK5ThP No.143795 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Dunno how this hasn't reached you yet.

Old refrigetator to growbox by Nathaniel Granddock - Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:52:47 EST ID:nXL/Lwq1 No.143788 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How to turn an old refrigerator into a grow box?
It has:
One single door, hole in back upper area for the "cooling" wire that has been removed, draining tube inside, middle back wall that exits into middle of back of the fridge, wiring that came from the "motor" and electrical parts that has been removed, in the usual under spot as usual refrigerators, and on the top there are a few electrical pieces such as a LED, temeperature controller, and the "melt the ice" button.

The wiring is divided into 4 small 2,0mm wires, black, blue, green, and brown.
Shitting Billingshaw - Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:12:05 EST ID:B6PgxyvK No.143789 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What is the voltage?

If 110v, 150w is 1.36 amps.
If 220v, 150w is .68 amps.
If 12v, 150w is 12.5 amps.

Pretty much any gauge of wire thicker than 20ga will work. You are dealing with literally like no electricity here. Most 110v wiring is like 12 or 14 gauge and can handle about 1500w. Or roughly about 15 amps. This should go on the crops, engineering or how-to board. Probably crops though.

Enjoying burning your house down though lol.

>The wiring is divided into 4 small 2,0mm wires, black, blue, green, and brown.
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Samuel Pittstone - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:34:25 EST ID:nXL/Lwq1 No.143793 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Brazil, 220v. I'm now using new wiring insterted in a hole in top of refrigerator.

New grower by Doris Buzzwill - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 23:43:05 EST ID:v0gRtcDe No.143784 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I know you guys probs get this all the fucking time, But I've been looking into growing one plant for my personal use and all that.

So is there any type of PDF, or book I could pick up to learn just the basics of getting a healthy plant going? I know getting high THC % and all that is something only exp can show. But I just want the basics for right now.
Doris Wottingshit - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 23:53:04 EST ID:aIQ/qRaL No.143785 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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if you try going back a few pages interpol posted a few good books. look up the marijuana grower's handbook by rosenthal. should be stupidly easy to find.
Pic is you.
Angus Nollerhidging - Thu, 17 Nov 2016 02:04:32 EST ID:6JUlQbsu No.143786 Ignore Report Quick Reply
> I know getting high THC % and all that is something only exp can show.

no its really the seeds. noobs can grow tha chronic pretty easy with good seed.
pro grower with shit seeds can't grow good smoke.

Anything new on the LED front ? by Fanny Hoppertock - Sat, 05 Nov 2016 18:48:52 EST ID:LFPh87c8 No.143752 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Im thinking of getting some
100w cree for veg
~300w vero because they are cheaper
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Jack Fucklewell - Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:49:04 EST ID:LFPh87c8 No.143760 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What are you talking about ? a cob spread the light very well
The time you want a reflector is to FOCUS the light on some spot
Phineas Fammlefoot - Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:04:50 EST ID:+feR4wOL No.143761 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That's obviously not the kind of reflector I am posting about.

You aren't aware of better HID reflectors that do actually spread out the light?
But what am I saying even a basic gull-wing reflector spreads out the light from the "backside" of the bulb.

LEDs without any optics are basically lambertian light sources, that means they are dimmer the higher the angle from the center of illumination. You actually want a light source that does the opposite so that it becomes brighter on higher angles because the distance to the canopy is the lowest right under the light.
Jack Fucklewell - Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:47:57 EST ID:LFPh87c8 No.143762 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A bulb has 360
A cob has 120 beam angle
They are ready made for a good spread downwards
Phineas Fammlefoot - Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:20:31 EST ID:+feR4wOL No.143763 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Read my post dude and look at the chart, please try to get it.
That said you're fine if you hang your cob high enough so that the angle you are actually using isn't higher than 60 degrees.
INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 20:22:26 EST ID:w/eMcEZe No.143783 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Spread isn't a problem either for me as long as you have individual collimators that do a 60-70 degree angle with the light going through them. Any higher than that and you'll have spillover of light onto the walls and any less, you have spotlights on the floor until you've raised the lights so far up that the bottom branches don't have enough power to engage in photosynthesis.

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