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#1 N8thaniel

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 06:34 AM

From the 12th until the 24th of January 2016-the babies were born.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 06:58 AM

Best of luck with this season! 



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 07:22 AM

Best time of the year when we see hooks.Good luck to you on the seasonm

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 09:07 AM

good growing!   :woohoo:


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 09:30 AM

I felt really bad for that helmet head in the video!



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 09:56 AM

i dig the intro !       :onfire:


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 02:39 PM

Can't go wrong w/ timelapse. Awesome.



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 05:22 PM

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:35 PM

So what are you growing?

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 02:55 PM

So what are you growing?

 

 

ring o fire


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 03:14 PM

I always enjoy watching time lapse videos like that. I always imagined doing the capture from a seed till it develops to a mature tree/plant, flowering, fruiting, development of its trunk, branches and all.

 

It would be very cool to see all that happening in few hours.



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Posted 20 February 2016 - 02:32 PM

killed a  bunch of the babies last week

repotted the best 4

 

Im a bit worried about some of the symptoms(leaves curling and falling off)-really hoping to have gotton rid of the broadmites and that its just because I hadnt fertilised 

 

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 08:23 PM

killed a  bunch of the babies last week
repotted the best 4
 
Im a bit worried about some of the symptoms(leaves curling and falling off)-really hoping to have gotton rid of the broadmites and that its just because I hadnt fertilised 
 
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How are the plants? What varieties are you growing? Those plants look like they have a strong start. The damaged leaves usually won't repair themselves, but that will make way for new ones. I always tie my seedlings down when at that size. I use a pice of twine and pull the top down a little bit everyday. Then I can get massive growth from the bottom node's. That's just my thing. I do it with all my Annuum's. I'll see if I can find a pic.
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Posted 27 February 2016 - 02:57 PM

I would usually top at this point but i want to increase photosynthetic surfaces(leaves) as quickly as possible right now

 

ive only got 35w running with another 140w in the stable


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 08:47 AM

How are the plants? What varieties are you growing? Those plants look like they have a strong start. The damaged leaves usually won't repair themselves, but that will make way for new ones. I always tie my seedlings down when at that size. I use a pice of twine and pull the top down a little bit everyday. Then I can get massive growth from the bottom node's. That's just my thing. I do it with all my Annuum's. I'll see if I can find a pic.

I've done this with Coleus and other ornamentals when i am dealing with a seed mix, and individual seedlings have highly desirable traits (ie.: leaf color and color pattern, in the example of Coleus... you can sometimes predict the color of the impatiens blooms in early development from faint color highlights in the foliage, but i digress...).

The result is what dope growers would think of as a perfect "mother plant", or a plant well-suited as a clone/cutting donor, without excision of the apical bud. This small bit of surgery would be a significant injury to a small/young seedling and i've found this technique very helpful.
It's nice to know that your technique is also useful to encourage bushiness and a greater number of fruiting sites on a pepper plant. My friend grew out some C. annuums (specifically, the 'Turkish Hot Beads' from Pepperlover.com). She found the plants grew leggy, and spent more metabolic energy on leaves and stalks than they did on fruit. They were her favorite strain, in terms of taste. She has more seed, and i will pass this on to her.

I think i've hijacked this thread a bit. N8thaniel, this glog, showing the concrete results of your LED diy light assemblies is very encouraging for old fogies like myself, who feel a bit intimidated by all the details and nuances of the latest technology. Thank you for this 'trail-blazing' approach.

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 05:00 PM

actually i never really showed you guys the lights....

 

mine are pretty hap-hazard compared to the lights I build for customers because I always tried new things and changed stuff around alot but Ill show you anyway

 

1st i used surexi f1 by illumitex chips and made 2 60cm long bars passively cooled-28wx2

 

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then I needed more   :dance: so I made 2x cxa2540 cobs from cree, also passively cooled 47wx2 but they were too hot so I swapped out the drivers an they became 11w x2

 

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so at that point i still needed more light and realised id have to go with active cooling using a fan so got 2 more cxa 2540 and mounted them on cpu heatsinks using the original drivers(47w x2)

 

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then seen as i was already using passive cooling I figured i would re-use the 60cm heatsinks for another project for a customer(250W)

 

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so then I remounted the surexi chips onto a shorter bit of heatsink and added fans(28w+ i have 2 more surexi chips on another bit of sink that I can add to this string if needed so + 11w)

 

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and I had another cxb2530 chip from cree that fit nicely on the driver with 3 surexi chips(32w)

 

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by this time Id realised I dont wanna drill sinks too much because then I cant re-use them so ive employed kapton tape

 

sorry for the rant but yeah so there is about 187 electrical watts of light at my disposal this covers my 80x100cm(31.5 inch x 39inch) very very well

 

in terms of efficiency my lights are not very effcient by my standards(just above 40%) but in comparison to like led grow lights you can buy these lights would produce as much light as a mars 700 pulling 300w from the wall or in HID a bit more than what you get from a 250w hps (like a 300w hps if they made one) but without the heat 


Edited by N8thaniel, 28 February 2016 - 05:13 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:29 AM

 quick photo update

the herbs are starting to take off

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runts


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Posted 18 March 2016 - 06:45 AM

 

 

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What are these? Chives? 



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Posted 19 March 2016 - 04:34 AM

yes

 

rosemary

basil 

mint and chives in that order


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 08:19 AM

actually i never really showed you guys the lights....
 
mine are pretty hap-hazard compared to the lights I build for customers because I always tried new things and changed stuff around alot but Ill show you anyway
 
1st i used surexi f1 by illumitex chips and made 2 60cm long bars passively cooled-28wx2
 
IMG_1608_zps4qwvubuv.jpg
 
then I needed more   :dance: so I made 2x cxa2540 cobs from cree, also passively cooled 47wx2 but they were too hot so I swapped out the drivers an they became 11w x2
 
photo%202-3_zpsepsibeoj.jpg
 
so at that point i still needed more light and realised id have to go with active cooling using a fan so got 2 more cxa 2540 and mounted them on cpu heatsinks using the original drivers(47w x2)
 
P1040732_zpsyf6c29yg.jpg
 
DSC03930_zps8rrhs2p3.jpg
 
DSC03929_zps7o5ow9lx.jpg
 
DSC03927_zpsteq6riea.jpg
 
then seen as i was already using passive cooling I figured i would re-use the 60cm heatsinks for another project for a customer(250W)
 
IMG_0003_zpsdgdynhbu.jpg
 
IMG_0002_zps1wb7bdkl.jpg
 
IMG_0001_zpsz3mxoagu.jpg
 
user440987_pic1557985_1454429786_zpssfej
 
so then I remounted the surexi chips onto a shorter bit of heatsink and added fans(28w+ i have 2 more surexi chips on another bit of sink that I can add to this string if needed so + 11w)
 
DSC03918_zpsccilzijn.jpg
 
DSC03921_zpsxj1vaeri.jpg
 
and I had another cxb2530 chip from cree that fit nicely on the driver with 3 surexi chips(32w)
 
DSC03924_zpsrdfji4uo.jpg
 
DSC03925_zps5zkdhx5s.jpg
 
by this time Id realised I dont wanna drill sinks too much because then I cant re-use them so ive employed kapton tape
 
sorry for the rant but yeah so there is about 187 electrical watts of light at my disposal this covers my 80x100cm(31.5 inch x 39inch) very very well
 
in terms of efficiency my lights are not very effcient by my standards(just above 40%) but in comparison to like led grow lights you can buy these lights would produce as much light as a mars 700 pulling 300w from the wall or in HID a bit more than what you get from a 250w hps (like a 300w hps if they made one) but without the heat

Thanks for the pic's. Great looking build's. Plants look good.

Thanks for all your info on LED's.

Still waiting on parts. Excited to start building.

Thanks for sharing
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