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LED vs HPS by Shitting Blasslefoot - Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:40:50 EST ID:aA2vxYkU No.143880 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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so ive been told you can get as good results with leds as you can with hps im skeptical but id love to be proven wrong can anybody confirm or deny this
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Sidney Povingbanks - Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:11:52 EST ID:lOcEBwwf No.143896 Ignore Report Quick Reply
LEDs are better than HPS
prove me wrong
Shitting Drablingwidging - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:02:28 EST ID:uUmmRaTA No.143904 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>143891 thanks bro legend fuck i love this site, can you recommend any particular lights? and do you know if there are any other important factors other than the 660 nm red and the absence of 680nm red
Shitting Drablingwidging - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:04:54 EST ID:uUmmRaTA No.143905 Ignore Report Quick Reply
do you need a different amount of lumins too when you're growing with hps ?
Wesley Duckford - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:36:45 EST ID:PX/ZPh4W No.143908 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nah mate, mold.
Wesley Sazzletun - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:46:46 EST ID:+feR4wOL No.143918 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's what you get when you get re-sellers of Chinese crap-o-matic growlights get to sponsor a "journalist".

I'm far from saying that LEDs aren't useful, but you have to know that a vast majority of lights sold are still complete crap.
Plants grow under them and subjectively you get decent results, but these tests rarely provide weight measurements of the trimmed, cured and dried buds along with the at-the-wall power consumption of the lights used.

Unless it's larger than 1 gram per watt it isn't even worth looking at because that is the benchmark for any HPS above 400W.
I haven't seen a single test of any LED grow light that is marketed in this fashion and the excuses range from claims of more trichomes, more THC or better taste for which zero evidence is being presented.

LED lights that do actually outperform HPS fixtures are either some DIY project somebody has done or quite hard to find stuff built by enthusiasts that made it to the next level.
In theory there is a third class of LED lights that are worth it and that are products built for professional agriculture, sadly these are hard to come by.

Gold label recommends ph 5.2 by Augustus Pockbury - Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:41:53 EST ID:/cIgGLHy No.143868 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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For the grow stage in coco
Then 5.8 for bloom

isnt that a bit low ?!
Sophie Cinnerheck - Mon, 09 Jan 2017 01:00:11 EST ID:l56Iztg3 No.143875 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No. And unless you've got some expensive as shit lab equipment on hand, you aren't going to get that kind of accuracy out of your pH measurements anyway. Just get it around 5.5 and you'll be fine.
Shitting Murdway - Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:52:34 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.143876 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hydro weed likes it acidic. 5.5-5.8 is what you want through the whole grow.
Phyllis Blanderkat - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:54:11 EST ID:yew+dvHe No.143916 Ignore Report Quick Reply
WTF are you on about??????

> you aren't going to get that kind of accuracy out of your pH measurements anyway. Just get it around 5.5 and you'll be fine.

>get that kind of accuracy


How can you get one measurement and not the other???

>around 5.5
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The watt conspiracy by Archie Chuzzleson - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:22:25 EST ID:xthRZCcw No.143913 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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See works great to grow under a single tube 17w

14d x18h x17w = 1904w
14d x18h x250w = 63 000w
Jack Clezzlekut - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:08:28 EST ID:l56Iztg3 No.143914 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What are your equations supposed to mean?
Archie Chuzzleson - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:11:51 EST ID:xthRZCcw No.143915 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Dried up Rapid Rooter/Seedling. Please don't die! ;___; by Caroline Hoshhood - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:04:26 EST ID:DCAwwX3+ No.143910 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Ohshit. I fucked up, and my Rapid Rooter dried to basically dust over a 9 hour period. It was just about to be planted in my first ever hydro setup, and long story short, it and the seedling were not getting any water/humidity. I don't know how long it was this dry, but it must have been a couple of hours.

Immediately gave it fresh PHed water, installed in the hydro setup, bubbles going. Water touching the bottom of the RR, which has a root poking out the bottom (wasn't there 9 hours ago)! Humidity at 40% and rising, temp 77 stable. No change in 2 hours of bubble activation. Seedling is standing up, but leaves not open yet.

Caroline Hoshhood - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:18:31 EST ID:DCAwwX3+ No.143911 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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OK, crisis averted. The leaves have begun to open, color has improved, and its standing up more strait then before.

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Where's the knowledge? Also I'm retarted by Cyril Penkinford - Thu, 29 Dec 2016 22:28:26 EST ID:GnKAsYfb No.143858 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The list of sites to go to for growing is huge; who's the best? Grasscity? Rollitup? ICmag? CC Forums? THCfarmer? the list is endless.

I posted this on /weed/ like a retard. Sorry.
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Matilda Smalldock - Sat, 07 Jan 2017 03:01:15 EST ID:uwf8ZeP9 No.143870 Ignore Report Quick Reply
forums are like imageboards, the loudest asshole with the most free time is the guy who replies to you.
Angus Minningstone - Sat, 07 Jan 2017 14:54:54 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.143871 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Esther Bellygold - Sat, 07 Jan 2017 16:31:37 EST ID:/cIgGLHy No.143872 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Forums have much more namefag drama
Ernest Cludgedale - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:51:40 EST ID:lOcEBwwf No.143903 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that chart is wonderful, dank you very much
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Stupid questions ITT by Nell Bogglegold - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:21:50 EST ID:sZx4LRMM No.143906 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi guys.
I've been trying to learn more about the indoor growing and I've some question about the whole light led watts stuf.

I assumed the LED is more efficient than other types of light per watt and if I calculated it right you would need about 100 watt of led for 2-2.5 square feet.
to be specific I am thinking of a box with 45cm(17,7inch) by 55cm(21.6inch) which should be 2.6 square feet.
does this sound like enough for one plant?
cause as of right now, I think the light with that setup while using led will cost me about 20$ not counting fixtures and wires, but their cost is negligeble so I don't take it into acount.

Also is that enough space for one plant? High can be as high as 2m (more than 6'0) so I assume this is not the issue either.
Wesley Duckford - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:35:37 EST ID:PX/ZPh4W No.143907 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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So I did a really dumb thing, lets say I panicked.

Dutch prob A+B, I get why its sold separate.

I mixed in 2ml of B into the what I had left of A, I was too hasty and didnt check the bottle when I returned what I didnt need to it. The panic reaction was to mix up some A+B so I wouldnt contaminate what I had left. )I know, stupid right(.
I currently have 80ml of pre mixed A+B and obv its started crystalising and reacting instantly.

Its sat in the fridge. It is all I have left for the next 15 days and is enough to give me like 3 feeds, is it gonna last that long or should I just throw it and try and maybe start bloom nutes a week early?

Your box is big enough for the light to be 'most' efficient BUT you need air and space for Respiration and Movement (MRS NERG) I mean the plant will grow but its gonna struggle essentially breathing its own farts so keep that in mind.

Autoflower by Jarvis Pendleworth - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 02:53:23 EST ID:xSlPqyAH No.143901 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Got three types of autoflower seeds, White Widow Autofem, Cheese autofem & Northern Lights Autofem. Got a small cupboard to grow in, have two 100w bulbs. Gonna plant 2 seeds. How big is my yield gonna be? Got any tips? This is my first grow.
Ernest Cludgedale - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:47:20 EST ID:lOcEBwwf No.143902 Ignore Report Quick Reply
40g, don't let the plants get too close to the lights

Can roots grow upwards / from main stem by Eugene Fudgeman - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 10:52:33 EST ID:RTPgvOA7 No.143861 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I added more soil a couple of weeks into vegging, as the pot was only like 2/3 full previously. Is it possible for the roots to grow up into the new soil, or that new roots will grow from the main stem?
Thomas Brookstock - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 11:44:20 EST ID:9WYvSyy1 No.143862 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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if any part of the plant comes in contact with the soil it will form roots after a while but they wont be as many roots usually its better to lift the entire plant out and transplant with the new soil on the bottom of the container where the roots can easily reach

I have done something like this where I just add more soil to the top but the roots where poor comming off the main stem but if I was going to do it again I would have put root gel or powder on the main stem before burying it

pic related I buried this stem and it made a few roots straight out of the white main root stalk.

also roots don't look like this all pointing down that was something I did to the roots with manual techniques.
Shitting Simmlefut - Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:34:44 EST ID:vni60buc No.143863 Ignore Report Quick Reply
"top dressing" is the search term you're after
Doris Fannerfodge - Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:05:42 EST ID:PzlYKBz6 No.143900 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Not weed related, but this is an old trick for growing potatoes. Use a half-cask planter or something similar with 2-3cm of filtration pebbles at the bottom, 20-25cm of potting soil, compost and fertiliser or manure (horse manure is the best) mixture and then plant one potato plant per planter. After about two or three weeks, add 4cm of soil/compost mixture per week or two and by the time it's ready for harvesting you'll have baby spuds at the top for salads or sautéing, medium sized spuds for roasting or mashed potatoes in the middle and big French fry spuds at the bottom. Be sure to remove any pebbles or stones from the soil that you add to prevent deformed potatoes.

purple neon og by Dabs is Lifd - Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:19:32 EST ID:RNGUC3do No.143883 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Alice Berryshit - Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:46:02 EST ID:XgKcDj6l No.143885 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Looks good as hell I can't deny it. Dat beautiful purple.
Betsy Giggledale - Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:33:54 EST ID:+feR4wOL No.143887 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Food coloring and/or photoshop.

Purpleing doesn't the whole bud but mainly stems and certain parts of the trim leafs. A real manicured bud from a plant that has purpled doesn't look nearly as intense.
Polly Nicklespear - Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:03:28 EST ID:l56Iztg3 No.143890 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Purple is falling out of style. It's all about dat burnt orange, now.
William Clayfuck - Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:46:10 EST ID:zb6o9T5u No.143897 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nigga that shit is shooped not even well
Archie Turveywater - Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:54:27 EST ID:nHSIskyy No.143899 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Psssshhhhhh, pu-leese, It's all about dat Aqua Blu-Goo-Moo-Shu-Kung-Fu-Poo-Poo-Doo-Doo

Weed problems... by Isabella Deggleworth - Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:06:38 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.143878 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Fucking plant some bagseed.
Get a good plant going.
Flower it...

Fucking sativa....gonna take ages to fucking finish
Nervously watching as the colas get closer and closer to my 1,000W HPS....

Fucking need a good harvest after a year of weedocoplypses.
Nicholas Duckbanks - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:13:54 EST ID:XgKcDj6l No.143879 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hopefully it turns out good brother. Sounds like you got a plan, just need to wait it out now.
Priscilla Fackleman - Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:34:57 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.143888 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Yeah. I just hope it works.

I moved into a new house, that I actually OWN now, and my state legalized recreational use (sort of...they now want to walk the whole law back...) For the last year and a bit, I have had to try and find a good place for my grow. Hard as fuck when you have to worry about the cops. Plus, my neighbor is a nosey cunt.

I had all sorts of temperature issues with the places I put my crop. Attic got too cold in the winter. Basement got too hot in the summer, etc etc. Finally got some LEDs going for the summer grows, and now have a place that is stable enough temp-wise. But, it cost me a mother plant (RIP,) and a bunch of false starts and shit.

I am sort of in this mode where I am just waiting for some shit to go bad. :/

But yeah, I do have a plan. Switching from soil to hydro soon.... Want to get a final soil crop out. Have a nice rotation going. The Sativa was joined by another bagseed plant, so I have a staggered harvest setup that I hope to keep going. Clone them and throw one in every few weeks to flower.

Also have some GSC seeds that I think will be tasty as fuck once I get them going.
Archie Turveywater - Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:53:30 EST ID:nHSIskyy No.143893 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bruh, your 1,000W HPS is dank, yes, it is, but you can just train them ladies to get low get low if you namsayin. Tie them down, gently, don't be a fudd and snap them.
William Barrywadge - Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:42:14 EST ID:/cIgGLHy No.143894 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Gambling in possibly wasting 3 months worth of 1000w electricity bill for random bagseed

and they say weed dont make you dumb
Eugene Toothood - Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:18:52 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.143898 Ignore Report Quick Reply
More like risking some free seeds to see if my setup is stable instead of risking a pricey strain.

I have had issues in the new place. I figured sacrificing bag seed is better than Reserva Privada seeds or some shit.

Aquaponics by William Dommlesot - Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:06:57 EST ID:h27eLkh4 No.143272 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Would it be possible to use aquaponics in a small closet grow. If not, could I just get a fish tank and use the water from it to water plants growing in soil? If I did water the plants with the fish tank water, would that mean I wouldn't need to feed them any other nutrients? What are your opinions or experiences with aquaponics?
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Edward Ganderfield - Tue, 27 Dec 2016 03:29:27 EST ID:tTWXGB4V No.143855 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well I mean there are a ton of tiny 1 or 2 fish set ups but it is a dumb idea.
I'm not even sure why anyone would want an aquaponic system other than it's novel. You can't manage nutrients or additive, and it's more upkeep for an inferior products.

I used to work at a hydroponics store and the only people who wanted aqua set ups were people who saw about it and thought "NEAT!" and self suffient prepper wannabes with too much spare time. Growing cabbage and tilapia at the same time for food.

In short OP, dish out the 300-400 bucks for a premade 1 or 2 plant set up and realize how dumb it is, or just stop trying to find novel shortcuts and just start reading up on micro/macro nutes and growth cycles like everyone else.
Clara Nongerfidge - Sun, 08 Jan 2017 16:49:25 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.143873 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Aquaponics is great on large scale. But, just a PITA on a small one. Basically, you have to learn to keep an aquarium AND grow plants hydroponically. Then you have to wait for the fish to get big enough to eat. Lot of work for a couple of fillets ever year or so!

Plus, the PH issues....hydro weed loves acidic water. You'd have to have fish that also like the PH the same.
Martha Hushfug - Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:08:51 EST ID:rCHSss6Q No.143874 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It could work on a communal scale.
Shitting Murdway - Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:57:33 EST ID:lE51QiPd No.143877 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes, it could. The main thing is, you have to think of an aquaponics system like an actual farm. What that means is that you won't be harvesting the protein nearly as much as the veggies. And you will need to keep a tight balance on the nutes the fish produce for the veggies. Unless you have multiple setups with multiple "ages" for the fish and veggies, you are talking about a system where vegetables come out of it every few months (I guess you could go 3-4 weeks if you grow greens...) and fish comes out every year or two. It is a lot of work for little return. Economies of scale really factor into this shit.
Walter Goodman - Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:48:10 EST ID:rCHSss6Q No.143886 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Sounds like potential for a 420chan community.
I have a couple of videos saved on my Youtube on hydroponic automation. This shit peaks my interest like no other because of the potential (albeit macro-scaled) it has. Weed and feed all combined in one.

I want to mildly poison some marijuana. by Matilda Beckleway - Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:37:07 EST ID:S0N8h2Y9 No.143376 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So my crop has been stolen for the 3rd time now and I'm almost 100% certain I know the sorry piece of trash that did it. What I want to do is add a little something something to my next crop, this will be a decoy plant. Since I know it will be taken, I want the fucker to pay for it. Basically, I need some kind of chemical that will cause some lung damage or sickness if inhaled or smoked, but it won't hinder the plant from growing. As far as growing for personal use goes. It's all going to be indoor from now on. Tired of the shit stains that are too stupid and too lazy to grow their own herb coming and taking mine.

Pic kinda related.
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Graham Puddlestock - Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:15:40 EST ID:X2U26dxV No.143801 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You're pretty fucking evil sometimes INTERPOL.

I still love you doe <3
Lydia Blatherdale - Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:52:21 EST ID:BXKZMySv No.143822 Ignore Report Quick Reply
unflushed plants overloaded with phosphorus crackle and burn your lips when burned
Fucking Sangerhudge - Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:37:25 EST ID:/OLF1uUK No.143847 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I personally like >>143704 's idea make him trip balls and he goes into work and gets fired lolol, >>143388 is murder don't do that.
Shitting Dippershaw - Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:47:49 EST ID:hsoomDy2 No.143884 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Poisoning someone to death cos they stole your weed is a bit hard.
Q !57aon8jsJ2 - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:57:59 EST ID:kJs6inl+ No.143917 Ignore Report Quick Reply
fishing line and hooks is a good idea but do it at shin level instead and maybe apply small amounts of doc, dob, dom, or a very very small amount of an nbxx psychedelic like 25i. starting to trip hard on any of those while trapped in the woods tangled in fishing line and fish hooks would be an extremely unpleasant time. The person would very likely be fine and would probably even be able to untangle themselves and get themselves to a medical center of some sort after a time. Even without putting anything extra mean on the fish hooks this would very unpleasant.

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