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My first grow. *COMPLETED*
    #54678 - 06/10/08 11:25 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

I thought I would share some pics of my first grow. These were grown from various bag seeds donated from a friend. They are between 3 and 4 weeks old in these photos. Sorry for the poor picture quality, I hope to have better pics tomorrow.





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Re: My first grow. [Re: Uns4ne]
    #54689 - 06/10/08 11:39 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

looking good, i'm interested to see how this bagseed turns out :smile:


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Re: My first grow. [Re: usg543]
    #54694 - 06/10/08 11:43 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

Me too. My friend claims they came from quality bud, so we'll see.

By the way these were taken about 7 days ago and they have doubled in size.


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Re: My first grow. [Re: Uns4ne]
    #54708 - 06/10/08 11:59 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

They look healthy. :thumbup: What kind of light do you have going on there?


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Re: My first grow. [Re: Sirius]
    #54721 - 06/10/08 12:06 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

I'm using a bank of five 24" T17 fluros. Two daylight and three grow bulbs. I hope to upgrade to a 400W MH as soon as I can get the light fixture built.


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Re: My first grow. [Re: Uns4ne]
    #54865 - 06/10/08 06:23 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

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I hope to upgrade to a 400W MH as soon as I can get the light fixture built.




In that case, I'd definitely suggest getting a ceramic metal halide bulb instead of a regular metal halide bulb (since you're getting a 400 watt ballast). The light spectrum is significantly better across the board and you can get your light closer to the plants as well since there isn't as much heat.


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Re: My first grow. [Re: Sirius]
    #54869 - 06/10/08 06:25 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

Will they run on the same ballast?
I have 3 400W MH ballasts on hand and would sure like to use them. They were free.


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Re: My first grow. [Re: Uns4ne]
    #54873 - 06/10/08 06:28 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

I think they definitely should as long as they aren't digital. There might have been one thing that is necessary regarding the ballasts for them, but I'm about to eat and watch something, so I'll research into that for you later. If you know any information about the ones you have in the meantime, that'd help. All I do know is that those bulbs are something else, I just wish they had them in 600 watts. :mad:


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Re: My first grow. [Re: Sirius]
    #54874 - 06/10/08 06:38 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

Definitely not digital.
I'll be back tomorrow with more info.


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Re: My first grow. [Re: Uns4ne]
    #55311 - 06/11/08 06:40 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah, most of the same-wattage HPS ballasts should work as long as they aren't really inexpensive, because there might be trouble with operation if the wire between the ballast and the light socket or the connectors are of poor quality. I don't know much about the specifics of ballasts, but while searching it says it basically needs "high quality STRANDED 600v rated 16ga - 14ga wire between the ignitor (ballast box) and the socket. You should also use 5kv pulse rated connectors and always ground your hood/reflector (safety)". :shrug:


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Re: My first grow. [Re: Sirius]
    #55427 - 06/11/08 11:42 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

Your absolutely right about about the wiring, I know because I design for a living. Anyone attempting to rig up their own HID system should do some research into high voltage before attempting any such project.

I haven't decided if I'm going buy a light fixture or get off my ass and build one myself, luckily the ballasts my industry uses are considerably cheaper and far more durable than those used in the horticultural industry. They just require a little extra work to make them usable indoors.


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Re: My first grow. [Re: Uns4ne]
    #55486 - 06/11/08 12:48 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

Anyway here are some pictures I took yesterday. The plants have grown considerably since my first set of pics. However ,what you will see here is my babies after being topped, and I'm also trying my hand at some low stress training so the plants will look a little awkward. Also note that the browning you see is where I splashed some nutrient solution on the leaves. The plant is doing well otherwise.









The substrate I'm using at the moment is a 50/50 mix if MGMC and vermiculite. The seeds were started in peat pellets and were then transfered to peat pots once I saw roots growing out from from the pellet. I then dropped the peat pot into the container you see here when the roots started growing out of the bottom of the peat pot.

My nutrient solution ATM is a very dilute mix of Miracle grow and water.

I also keep the lights on 24/0.

If this turns out to be an actual grow log I wouldn't mind if a mod moved this to the appropriate forum. I didn't know where this was going to go when I started it.


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Re: My first grow. [Re: Uns4ne]
    #64588 - 06/23/08 05:24 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

An update.


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Re: My first grow. (moved)
    #64710 - 06/23/08 07:49 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

This thread was moved from Marijuana Cultivation.

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Better suited for the Grow Journals forum.


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Re: My first grow. (moved) [Re: Sirius]
    #69515 - 07/01/08 05:23 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

First the bad news. While attempting to re-pot 2 of my plants I accidentally ripped off too much of the root mass. One died, one is in the hospital. I was finally able to acquire some rooting hormone and whats left of the living plant is convalescing in the poor-mans cloning chamber you see here:

Yes, thats a CO2 generator you see in the background.

Now the good news. I was able to install my light fixture and this was what I ended up with:


Some notes on the FIM technique. I found that removing too much of the growth tip is BETTER than not removing enough. If you don't remove enough you might stall the vertical growth of the plant while it puts energy into leaves that wont grow big enough to support themselves. The plant in the green container above suffered from this. As soon as I clipped the stunted section the plant regained the rate of growth I saw when it was younger.
A successful FIM:



This picture is the result of my last re-potting. I took two clones from each plant and set them aside in my veg area to preserve what ever genetics I might have.

The two pots in the back are actually tomato plants I might attempt to grow indoors this winter.


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Re: My first grow. (moved) [Re: Uns4ne]
    #69530 - 07/01/08 05:35 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

They look great!  :laugh:


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Re: My first grow. (moved) [Re: Annom]
    #69654 - 07/01/08 11:34 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

Looks awesome man for a first grow. Cant wait to see the final product.


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Re: My first grow. (moved) [Re: freepain]
    #69894 - 07/02/08 09:47 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

Nice work dude, keep it up :smile:


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Re: My first grow. (moved) [Re: andrewss]
    #70068 - 07/02/08 03:47 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

looking good man!  They look happy and healthy, keep up the good work!  They'll give you a nice reward in the end :laugh:


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Re: My first grow. (moved) [Re: coda]
    #74983 - 07/07/08 05:59 PM (8 years, 4 months ago)

As of yesterday. 2 Males, 2 Females. Bye-bye males.


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