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My name is Chad I really don't know what to put here this would be my very first grow. I need all the help I can get how to startup 

 

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Posted : April 13, 2019 9:06 pm
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We got you Chad, welcome to the forum mate 🙂 good to have you here 🙂 

most growers will start in a 1m x 1m x 2m grow tent, do you have enough room for that?

"True guidance is like a torch in the forest, it doesn't show everything, but gives enough light for the next steps to be safe" -Swami Vivekananda

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Posted by: Nes12cjl

My name is Chad I really don't know what to put here this would be my very first grow. I need all the help I can get how to startup 

 

Welcome to the best hobby you'll ever have 🙂 

Shout if you need owt 🙂

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Posted : April 13, 2019 9:13 pm
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I have like a lil closet thing me jiggy in my hallway I can send a pic if that works better

Or I have a closet but it stays super hot I would have to clean out cloths and such 

I would do down in basement but more colder and wet 

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Posted : April 13, 2019 9:21 pm
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You need it to be hidden, basement is the best plan imo, What space do you have down there?

"True guidance is like a torch in the forest, it doesn't show everything, but gives enough light for the next steps to be safe" -Swami Vivekananda

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Posted : April 13, 2019 9:23 pm
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I can clear out that much room it's a big basement lots of stuff though I'll have to clear some stuff out

It's not nearly as dry in the basement though real damp

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Posted by: Nes12cjl

I can clear out that much room it's a big basement lots of stuff though I'll have to clear some stuff out

It's not nearly as dry in the basement though real damp

Is it legal to grow where you are?

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Posted : April 13, 2019 9:44 pm
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Posted by: Nes12cjl

My name is Chad I really don't know what to put here this would be my very first grow. I need all the help I can get how to startup 

 

Hi! Congrats on starting your grow. I think the basement would be better. Colder is better than hot. And easier to fix. The lights will generate heat. You may need a small heater....the environment is most important part. Flowering cannabis likes 72-75 degrees F. If your flowers get too hot it could cause all kinds of problems....mold, hermies, pests. Not to mention growth slows or halts when it’s too hot...so loss of yield and potency. Terpenes are volatile compounds....loss of flavor. 

What medium do you plan on using? Soil? Coco? What lights? You need fresh air intake and stale air outtake. Oscillating fan(s). Dehumidifier and/or humidifier. Temp and humidity gauges. Ph meter. If you can get a laser thermometer, do it. You use it to check the temp of your flowers....which will be different from the room settings. You need pots, soil, perlite, nutrients, drip trays. 

Are you growing photo’s or auto’s? DO NOT TOP AUTO’S. Leave them alone. If you’re doing photo’s, you need a light-tight area. NO LIGHT LEAKS. It needs to be completely dark....so dark you crap yourself when the lights go out....but seriously, get in there with lights-off and check for leaks. 

Have your environment running for at least a day before you put plants in there. Make sure it’s good. Monitor it like a hawk. 

Are you doing organic or chems?

different rules. Not gonna get into it until I know your answer. 

 

Did I forget anything???

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Great answer mate 

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Posted : April 13, 2019 10:07 pm
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Almost I'm in Missouri 

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Posted : April 13, 2019 10:12 pm
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Should I get a grow tent and I'm working with about say 150 to 200 bucks

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Grow tent is the best way to go mate you want get much for that amount though, maybe a 60cm grow tent, to grow a couple of plants in, will that be neighbors,ants for you? How much do you smoke? 

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Posted : April 13, 2019 10:28 pm
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I typically go thru about an oz a week yeah something small not looking to go big yet 

Yes a few plants would be perfect how much should I save up to invest 

 

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Posted : April 14, 2019 12:28 am
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I typically go thru about an oz a week yeah something small not looking to go big yet 

Yes a few plants would be perfect how much should I save up to invest 

 

A 1.2 m x1.2m tent I'd go for then mate, you think you have room for that? Four plants in there, get your around 16-20 Oz, that will cover the time to get another crop finished. 

"True guidance is like a torch in the forest, it doesn't show everything, but gives enough light for the next steps to be safe" -Swami Vivekananda

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Posted : April 14, 2019 12:50 am
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As for investment, $400 should get you a starter setup that size, and some nutrients. You'll need a PH and EC pen that cost around $100 for both. I think $500 should cover everything. 

"True guidance is like a torch in the forest, it doesn't show everything, but gives enough light for the next steps to be safe" -Swami Vivekananda

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Posted : April 14, 2019 12:52 am
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What is that size of a small bathroom I can prob do that so 500 should cover give me two weeks than I'll have that should I pick up anything now before than just in case it might be online I don't want something to sell out before I need to use it

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Posted : April 14, 2019 1:03 am
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So what your saying the grow tent will have all the fans and everything Is there a certain tent I should look for 

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Look for " 1.2 x 1.2 m grow tent kit" on eBay or amazon.

you should get:

tent

5 inch extractor and carbon filter 

600w hid light kit with digital ( make sure it's digital) ballast.

with 600W hps or duel spectrum bulb. 

There will be more to add to this. But this is what you get in a kit.... give me 24 hours, I'll get the links to you for the best offers near you 🙂 

"True guidance is like a torch in the forest, it doesn't show everything, but gives enough light for the next steps to be safe" -Swami Vivekananda

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Posted : April 14, 2019 1:11 am
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Like this mate:

1m x 1m x 2m Grow Tents

"True guidance is like a torch in the forest, it doesn't show everything, but gives enough light for the next steps to be safe" -Swami Vivekananda

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Posted : April 14, 2019 1:12 am
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Make sure you have carbon filters on every outtake fan. NO SMELL, NO SELL, NO TELL. 

 

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