Hey amigos, I am setting up a new spot, so it's the perfect time for a grow diary. here is what i have going on;
There are many factors involved setting up a large multi room grow area.
Usually the limiting factor is space. Than, electricity.
Fortunately my space is big, so I will start with the electricity.
Deciding to start with 2 flower rooms, a mom room, and a veg room.
the first room will be 27, 1000watt D.E hps. the second room will be 18-21 1000 watt d.e hps with wing reflector. in veg I will have 15 630watt Cmh or lec.
I have no electrical installations so, after doing many hours of planning I decided on a 150kva 3 phase 220v transformer. using 2/0 wire from the transformer supplies the 400amp main breaker which than feeds 2, 200 amp sup panels. I already have the transformer on the roof, Monday I start the electrical installation. Right now I only have a temp electrical line that has so much load, I am only getting around 70volts inside! things are not working well if you can imagine. I am using about 3000 watts of florescents just to keep all the genetics alive. the dehumidifier stopped working of-course because 70v isnt shit but hopefully everything will be good tomorrow.
I will be using a soil less mix for moms and the first run because they are already in that medium. however the idea here is to do pure hydroponics. will be starting with ebb and grow buckets in one room using hydroton in the beginning. I am checking into a local volcanic rock, to see if it will work. maybe in a few months i will switch to rockwool.
this week I will install the first 5 ton mini spilt.
I already installed a r.o filter which supplies r.o water at about 1lt per min. right now I have a 1100l res for only the r.o water. eventually i will have several of these tanks. 1 for each room, plus the main res.
I will be burning C.O2.
I have some pictures to post, but please understand that this is all temporary and does not reflect the final grow arrangement. also understand that I have almost no electricity, so that means no a.c, no dehumidifier, no pumps working for the hydro, fans barely run. etc etc. sooooo, some of the plants look like shit. also, you will see fire hazards and cables all over the floor. the pictures were for reference not for social media. as the title states setup. I hopefully will have everything in order in 4 weeks.
be warned, things are messy.