Beginning grower needing some advice on equipment

Damn homie got the hook-up for real just get a bulb off Amazon I would grab one of those two packs Amazon is good for and you will be set for a long while equipment wise and that’s normally the expensive part

As a beginner I would suggest going with as simple of a set-up as possible search around on here for the urban farms/Jack’s feeding regiment that the octopot guys are using it’s very simple and very cheap I just switched over to it

Look forward to watching you grow with us :grin:

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I really appreciate it. I will look for the threads. I have been reading everything I could and watching some youtube videos. Is growing indoor like outdoor? Just LITFA? I am hoping so…lol

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Thanks TreeTop. Just a few more items and I will be ready. :smiley:

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It was just my day I guess Joker. I was very lucky and grateful.

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So I got everything set up in the large tent. I have to get a few things for the smaller tent. One question if someone can help me with. Would you leave the 6" fan in the smaller tent, or go with the 4". The 6" is sucking in the sides, however once I get lights and plants in there, would the 4" not be enough. Thanks.




What am I missing in the large tent? What can I improve?

Here is the smaller tent. Suggestions?



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You can spend a lot of money on chemicals and get no where besides 1 veg fert one flower fert and CalMag is pretty hard to mess up and did I mention how cheap it is :joy::rofl::joy::rofl: that’s the best part in my book

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Do you have any of the intake flaps open on the big tent?

My new grow room. 21 plants on the deck may be too much. :grin:

I use the old gyno table as my work table in here now.

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Not on either tent. Should I?

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I agree. I like to say frugal…lol

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I would experiment by opening an intake flap/ port and see if that helps with the negative pressure from the fan.

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Some one on here suggested the Hydro Mars led lights. I just found out I will he gone for a few days for work. Thought about buying a small light instead of making one, time restraint.

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OK. It is the smaller tent that is having the issue. I am wondering if it is too much for the 4x4 tent. I will try opening the flaps and see if it helps. I have to order another filter and do not want to order it for one I am not using.

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It helped some, along with the fan at the slowest speed.

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Hey WOW! I have not visited for a while. You did great buying all that gear off your mate. Well done. You are seriously up and running now.
You definitely need at least one flap open to allow decent air flow. I usually use the flap that is close up against the wall so that light does not get through it and stress the plants.
For a LED light. It all depends on your budget. If you only have a couple of hundred then Mars will be a good option. I have a ViparSpectra for my experiment room and it cost about $150 US. It is 200W and it flowers a 2x2 area nicely. ViparSpectra are similar to Mars in that they are cheap and decent quality.

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you stole that stuff dude…well done

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It would cost a pretty penny to light either of those tents with LED

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Holy shit, man!! SCORE!! Go buy some lottery tickets.

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Being that you saved so much on the rest of the gear can we look at maybe upping the budget on the light :slight_smile: Would be nice to see something a bit more substantial in that big tent.

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I would figure out your watering next. The worst part for me is watering and then getting rid of run off. Maybe build a flood table out of osb and some laminate with a roof gutter on the end.

People say watering is spending time with your plants, but you could be doing other things also. I’m envious of all that space. And having a basement.

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