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Last grow went less than satisfactory and then I smoked a landrace and decided I wanted a grow Pure sativa. Ordered 6x Malawi x Panama from Seedsman and got a bunch of freebies. I believe Led lighting has come far enough that I should invest in it so ordered 12 Bridgelux EB2's in 3000k @ 44" strips that I'll put on a 44"x44" frame in the 4x4 tent for a total of 480 watts.

I'll be growing 6x Malawi x Panama in ebb and flow buckets using Pure Blend Pro Hydro and Liquid Karma. I'll be using Growpito Sim Mix for the second time with their beneficials and the old roots from the Kush/California Kush grow.

Got some things I need to build because my wife decided we should grow our own food and medicine so she wanted a rack grow in a 4x4 tent. So I'll be building an aero cloner as I plan to monster crop until I can afford two more tents for mothers and more sativas, drip manifold system for the veggie garden, ebb and flow buckets, EB2 Build for her rack and my tent and modifying an 18 gallon tote for a fogger to humidify my tent.

Everything has not arrived yet so updates until I get the seeds germinated.

480 watts Chip on Board/GrowPito/Perpetual Grow/Ebb and Flow/Bridgelux EB2
 
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Drivers are here and 3 strips wired in parallel driven at max reach about 104f so I'll be adding aluminum to my 3 sets of 185watt shelves. I'm thinking I'll do the 12 strips in my grow tent with aluminum angle going around the edges I'll probably never run these at max.

They are bright as hell.


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Well tittle has been changed to reflect the unfortunate circumstances that are me being unable to afford enough Growpito for my gardens. So I'll be growing with coco in 3 gallon smart pots DTW. Going to get my chick and calmag and pray using only liquid karma and pure blend pro bloom works out fine as my budget is near exhaustion.

Built my 3x EB2 lights for my vegetable garden using individual 185 watt drivers and took a temperature gun to them running at max reaching only 74f.

Just about everything here so I'll get to building a drip system, fogger, and the 12 strip fixture. Still irritated that I couldn't use the Growpito and had spent the money for an ebb and flow set up only to have to spend more money to add some parts for a drip system. Stuck with these nutrients so I hope they will for these sativas


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I just put these in the coco at 535 ppm 5.8ph. Picture is from the WiFi camera under the EB2s 3000k.

I was going to grow in the Growpito again but I couldn't afford the c.u. necessary for my intentions unfortunately. Tried a house of hydro fogger and for the price I found them severely under powered so I kept the classic humidifier. I was going to ebb and flow bucket it with the Growpito but I feel more confident in coco so...

I did get an Inkbird temperature controller because the LEDs and driver aren't raising the temps enough. I built a drip manifold but the soaker hose needed a far stronger pump so I improvised. I still have two more lights to build and another drip manifold.

So the plan with this Landrace sativa is to FIM it then scrog into a three week monster crop and slide into a perpetual harvest. Let's see how long it takes them to germinate and see if I need to adjust my light height, currently 48", and hopefully I'll be multi feeding by Wednesday. 18/6 light schedule.


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I'll start today as

Day 1
Coco coir - charged to 580ppm
Liquid Karma/Pure Blend Pro Hydro
77-80f
74-77% RH

All but one have germinated and to my surprise one of them germinated as twins. Finally got the drip system together, lights dimmed and hung 24" above. Finished setting timers and controllers.

I'd day people to follow BUT... Look at those twins!


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Day 3
Coco coir - 580ppm/5.8 ph
Liquid Karma/Pure Blend Pro Hydro
77-80f Leaf Surface Temp
74-77% RH
14350lux/270 PPFD 3000k Average
12" Light Height

So I amended my journal format because I don't measure ambient temperature, though the strips are at 75f on average, rather I use an IR gun to adjust my controller to hit 77-80f on my leaves. My fan is strong and lowers leaf temps to 68f if I leave my controller at 80f rather than 82-86f.

Big thanks to @Mr.Prospector for bringing up lux in another thread. I located a website to convert my lux output, 14350lx on average from leaf level, to umols hence the average 270 PPFD. Though measuring the light on the plants near the walls, they hit around 14700lx whereas the middle plants are around 14000lx. Either way I had my light way too dim before talking and researching what was discussed in that thread.

The last seed did germinate but it pushed the cotyledon out but the tap root was still in the seed so I covered it up and watered it. Otherwise everyone is growing fine since I adjusted the driver intensity and the color is looking fine so I know I didn't mess up yet.

I'll tag some people

@MedCzech @Mañ'O'Green @Exivious @Iriee Vibez @Maria Sanchez @KREATURE @OutlawAutoHD @atram0rs @bushmasterar15 @Blalack55 @archie gemmill @Bixit42 @Dudeski @Olde School Player @Rev. Green Genes @trailanimal @Mike20132 @Need4Weed @TheMongol


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Coco coir - 580ppm/5.8 ph
Liquid Karma/Pure Blend Pro Hydro
77-80f Leaf Surface Temp
74-77% RH
14350lux/270 PPFD 3000k Average
12" Light Height

So I amended my journal format because I don't measure ambient temperature, though the strips are at 75f on average, rather I use an IR gun to adjust my controller to hit 77-80f on my leaves. My fan is strong and lowers leaf temps to 68f if I leave my controller at 80f rather than 82-86f.

Big thanks to @Mr.Prospector for bringing up lux in another thread. I located a website to convert my lux output, 14350lx on average from leaf level, to umols hence the average 270 PPFD. Though measuring the light on the plants near the walls, they hit around 14700lx whereas the middle plants are around 14000lx. Either way I had my light way too dim before talking and researching what was discussed in that thread.

The last seed did germinate but it pushed the cotyledon out but the tap root was still in the seed so I covered it up and watered it. Otherwise everyone is growing fine since I adjusted the driver intensity and the color is looking fine so I know I didn't mess up yet.

I'll tag some people

@MedCzech @Mañ'O'Green @Exivious @Iriee Vibez @Maria Sanchez @KREATURE @OutlawAutoHD @atram0rs @bushmasterar15 @Blalack55 @archie gemmill @Bixit42 @Dudeski @Olde School Player @Rev. Green Genes @trailanimal @Mike20132 @Need4Weed @TheMongol


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I'm glad you found the app useful. I noticed that you record much of the same data as I do in my grow notes. Do you calculate/record VPD?
 

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I'm glad you found the app useful. I noticed that you record much of the same data as I do in my grow notes. Do you calculate/record VPD?
I roughly do VPD based off the linked chart. I've been doing it since my second grow. So I sit at the 77-80f Leaf Surface Temp with 72-80% TH so that my day and night temperatures don't drift excessively.


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