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Hi GuysΒ 

Seeds are in the post and a tent & lights on the way as well.

I purchased a Mars Hydro 2/4/6 ft tent and two Mars Hydro TS1000 lights.Β 

Plan is 60/40% Coco Coir/Perlite grow medium, Coco I got in a Plus/Pro version that doesn't need any further prep except from mixing with the washed Perlite.

I'll be sticking to Canna products for nutrition as this is a 1st grow for me, so sticking with one brand and proven quality will hopefully make life easier this time around , experimenting I can do later πŸ™‚

Fan/Carbon Filter is on the shopping list.. Suggestions welcome πŸ™‚Β 

That's it for now, hopefully this time next week the tent will be erected and fabric pots full and ready to go 😁

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I would suggest no perlite mate πŸ˜‰ 100% coco is good on its own. If you do use perlite, use a mask whilst mixing it with coco, the dust is bad to inhaleΒ 

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@macky I read about the dust alright πŸ‘

You're the first to suggest pure Coco, everywhere else I read and get recommended 25-40% perlite for better airing of the roots.Β 

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@jsh1973 Perlite is good for mixing with soils to give better drainage and ariation to the root zone. But coco is already light on its own. It has great drainage, and allows plenty of air to get to the root zone. Use it now you hav it by all means, but when growing in coco it isnt needed πŸ˜‰ So you wont need it for future growsΒ 

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Well my two 50L bags of Coco Coir Professional Plus arrived today along with the bag of stem trainersΒ 

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6 x 3 gallon fabric pots and temp/hydrometer and PH tester now arrived plus a good Sealey fan has been ordered.Β 

Tent and one of the lights plus the second light now have DHL tracking so it is moving,fingers crossed for next week 🀞

Seeds should be here end of the week or next week as well.

Original budget is well blown at this stage but I have no regrets, I'm already very excited and I have not even started to germinate seeds yet LOL

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nice 1 I did it all the wrong way so,your making all the right moves Thumbs Up Β 

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5L Canna A+B and 1L Canna Rhizotonic ordered... Phew.. I'll be very happy (and also broke) by the time I have the whole Canna line in the house... It is an investment though.... So I tell myself hitting the buy now button.Β 

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@jsh1973 get yourself the calmag and cannazyme a pack of oral syringes , jsh and your golden , saying that i'm sure @greenbeard uses far less , with his feed

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Tent just got delivered... Gotta clean my room FCUK... LOL

Yeah CalMag/PH up/down and Cannazyme on the shopping list as well.Β 

Seeds hasn't arrived but ETA on them is tomorrow (earliest) which is fine, I'm not going to rush this project.

I'll buy a load of bottled water to start out with for the first week of seed stage and then switch to tap water.Β 

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@jsh1973Β  yo bro 5l of A+B is overkill 1 ltr of each will do try amend that, make out its a typoΒ  Chuckle Β , sorry took so long but heavy indica im , in a lag lol Bud

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Yeah I'm not expecting to use 5L 😁

It was just way better value over smaller bottles so I thought... Why not.. I have a couple of more grows that I hope to do over winter and A+B is probably going to be the main nutrient I'll be using anyway.Β 

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got you pal ,, I went off your post 🀣 

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IT IS ALIVE...

View from my bed Cool Β 

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  • Another couple of small steps today, putting together a small platform for the plants to sit on stainless steel trays from my food dehydrator for better drainage and air circulation underneath.

1st of the Mars Hydro TS1000 lights arrived and parts from my tomato planter now have a much better purpose πŸ˜€

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I think three of those 3 gallon canvas pots will be max.

2nd light and seeds should be arriving this week.Β 

Still trying to decide on platform setup so I can do the watering run through with having to move the pots every time and get rid of the waste water easily.

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That looks like a 1.2 x 0.6 (2x4ft) and your correct, 3 should be max but actually once you get comfortable, 2 plants will easily fill that entire space. Won’t be long now.......

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It is 2x4 alright.Β 

I'll start all 6 pots and keep the 3 nicest looking, there's bound to be a casualty or two the first time lol

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Yeah I agree, 2-3 plants in 3 gallon pots fit those tents real nice. I have 5 x 1.5 gals in my 2x4 right now and it's quite full. Not too full mind you, but quite full.

For runoff management, I just set my pots on risers I set over top of the catch pans (see in 2nd pic). The water drips into there and you can suck it out with a wet/dry vac, or just dump it out carefully. With three plants, that shouldn't be too hard to manage.

And for fans/filters, I have a 4" Vivosun fan/filter combo that has worked well for me. It's cheap but does the job. I had a plumber down near the grow a couple days ago comment 'fuck you can't even smell it!' lol, so it seems to work.

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Thanks for posting those pictures, they give me a better idea of what I'll be looking at later on... Not to long hopefully πŸ˜€Β 

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