Supplemental light source
I notice huge differences that I decided to let her finish in my tent lol. Her leaves did devolved a bit due to the upgrade but it wouldn’t impact the buds or end results.
Your setup looks amazing
I think you should be able to run your light strip across the middle of your canopy instead of below it, it would at least reduce sagging and and crowing of the middle since it won’t lure your branches down towards the lower levels and especially since the strips are low par, should be okay to run them directly into the canopy like a Christmas tree as long as they don’t get to hot. If its comfy for your hands then it should be fine for the plant.
Also running them as side wall lights should also help but you need to be aware of the need to train your plants in a way that’s its growing with a little space between the side walls if you’re gonna run lights there.
I spent a big amount of time researching supplemental lighting and what you are doing is a great idea
(Leaves Are sweating Here Could Develope Bud Rot Later):
(Loving The New Inventive Ideas):
Good catch! @Chem13dog what the weather like in your grobo (temp & RH on average)? Do you have a fan inside to blow her around a little? Was there another leaf resting on top of the area that is sweating?
I’m gonna enjoy trying all of these excellent ideas…
Great minds right
Temps & Hum Still read identical to readings recorded prior to the lights being placed in the unit. I was reading 70-80°F / 40-55% before and after the lights.
I only keep 2 additional fans running. I haven’t had any issues. Everything looks good. Aside from some space issues now that she’s “sugaring” up nicely. She’s technically in her final days so the light was only an impulse addition to this grow. I don’t imagine it will have much affect, positive or negative, for this grow.
Mold, pest, leaf burn… None present. Only thing I noticed is baby girl is drinking more but as we know that’s to be expected. But I’m definitely keeping eyes on her.
Unfortunately I’m already focused on my next grow
You know what…I take that back. One thing I’m currently dealing with is root entanglement. It’s not an issue really. But I noticed resistance last time I attempted to remove the tank lid. The roots still looks a strong milky white color and amazingly healthy so I have been hoping it doesn’t become an issue. But I’m keeping eyes on it.
If you are playing with additional lights. I would suggest reading up on CO2 and lux ranges per growth stages as there is a cap on how much light a plant can take and CO2 will raise that cap.
CO2 also increases the growth rate, which I have found, depending on where you place your Grobo, the co2 levels can be extremely low, much lower than the 400 ppm of CO2 the outdoor environment provides.
What many growers overlook when their plant is small, its because they will stop growing when CO2 PPM is less than 200. Its hard to tell without a sensor and sensors are expensive.
Useful info though. I have plans to expand operations into closet/ tent full grow spaces. I welcome any and all info that may be useful now or in my future endeavors.
I still haven’t decided what will come first honestly.
A room entirely dedicated to Grobo units with additional environmental mods. (Unnecessarily Expensive I know…by everybody gotta have a dream😏).
A full grow room equipped with the latest in indoor hydro/dwc modern hardware and of course led lighting.( Potentially slightly less expensive or exponentially more expensive…and yet… Both still remain on my vision board🤣).
Or if you have some beginner electrical and engineering soft skills, you can build your entire automated setup with budget parts like I did. You’d be surprised of how many cheap used aquarium parts, smart plugs, you can find to make hydroponic work for you. With some beginner C or C+, you can build a cheap entirely automated system with Arduino
There are many types of mediums you can go with. They have different entry and maintenance cost. All good options really.
My family is in the process of looking for a bigger home to move into. I am already thinking of plans for my mancave / growroom / office lol So I am right there with you.
@Vicc I have been considering using Mycodo in my tent but might still go with something simpler/custom. Have you heard of it?
If its just a grow tent and for home grow or a hobby, you can use something like a TrolMaster Hydro X, which works great and came highly recommended by some growers I’ve talked to.
I have heard of Mycodo but never dove into it. By the looks from the Docs, mycodo has a pretty detailed api documentation which will make using this more user and automation friendly.
I am also going to have to look into this. At the moment I have a moisture sensor project I’m working on to do auto top feed based on moisture level and to maintain optimal dry back levels which is very al
a carte function.
I am looking for something that I can scale commercially if i ever decide to take a step forward so I am learning all of the technology they use with the direction of a friend whos an expert in commercial automated grows. This seems like a whole system controller and has more all in one functions, I will definitely have to check this out…
Yea…I feel that. Unfortunately space is currently still a major consideration for me but that may soon change and I’d like to further my experience with different methods and applications of growing so that I can experiment when the time comes.
Man cave… Grow room… Very exciting. I hope you guys find the place you’re looking for. Especially if I can look forward to living vicariously through more pics of your grow ops
Position 2… Let’s see what happens
If you’re wondering. This was done with some simple 1/4" soft tie and a little imagination
It seems as if leaf burn is not an issue with these. The plant just reaches for more lol
Nice! Let’s hope they fatten up!