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Babayaga
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Hi I have been enjoying cannabis since I was 19 I am now 43 I have decided to try growing my own plant . There are so many thing I do not know the beginners kit has a bulb coming with it but I have no experience in which bulbs are best to use . I would appreciate any help or advice to help me get the most out off the setup I have ordered

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Posted : October 5, 2019 1:31 am
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Welcome to Percys mate! Lighting is a tough one, so many different type, you on a budget?

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Posted : October 5, 2019 9:05 am
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Welcome to percys mate, you got a link to the set up you’ve bought? ✌️

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Posted : October 5, 2019 10:24 am
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Welcome to Percy's!  You'll find everything you need to know to grow here ??

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Welcome mate. Great to hear u giving it a go. You definitely in the right place for help an advice. Best of luck 

"I know you don't smoke Weed, I know This; but I'm gonna get you High Today,'cause it's Friday.... An you ain't got shit to Do." - Smokey

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Posted : October 5, 2019 2:58 pm
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Posted : October 5, 2019 6:50 pm
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There’s a few things extra you might need mate. If your growing in coco you are gonna need ph and ec pens. And a carbon filter and exhaust fan to cover the smell and to keep the air flow moving,also some kind of oscillating fan. I grow with led so the bulb part isn’t my strong point it is perfect for veg but for flower you’d need a different bulb. Also again isn’t my strong point but you may need some kind of ballast. One of the other lads will be able to help you there I’m sure. And do you know what you are gonna grow, Autos or photos? 

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Posted : October 5, 2019 9:03 pm
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Yo, welcome aboard my friend. We can definitely help you out...

That looks like a pretty good start but I will say, for a tent that size, that light won't likely be powerful enough, for sure not for flowering. If you have a look at my grow journal, I have a decent example of some lights more appropriate for a tent like that (I run about the same size), as well as a bunch of other gear that you may want to look into (fans/filters/probes, etc.)

https://percysgrowroom.com/forum/auto-flowering-grow-diaries/templegrowers-nextgenerationseedcos-autofem-extravaganza-2-0/

MarsHydro has a pretty good, fairly low-cost option in their TS600/1000/2000 series. Probably wouldn't need more than a 1000 (2 if you really wanna get er done) for your tent. Even a 600 would probably be okay though.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07VL8FZS1/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_U0yMDbKBNBKW9

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07RRVW91Q/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_M0yMDb3C97038

This is what I run if you wanna look into the entry level HID side of things. It's super nice because the ballast is adjustable from 250W up to 600W, so you can turn it up or down based on your tent size. And it's worked well for me so far too.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00P8P51ZQ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_z.yMDbJ4262KH

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Posted : October 6, 2019 7:53 am
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Hi welcome!! In all honesty in a tent use a LED  not a hps style they will cause lots of unwanted heat!! You will also want fans, humidifier, a cO2 bottle and a temp/humidity monitor. I’m currently putting my veg tent system together since my indoor flower room is rocking!!! 

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Posted : October 7, 2019 9:28 pm
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Best of luck 

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Posted : October 7, 2019 9:29 pm
Babayaga
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Hi got a question wot soil should I buy . I think coco could be more work for me for my first time trying to keep it simple

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Posted : October 8, 2019 1:29 pm
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Is it hard to maintain the ph level whn using coco soil

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Posted : October 8, 2019 1:44 pm
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i cant give you much advise as im new myself but from the advice ive researched i chose a coco perlite mix for my first as it will be easier for me to track run off an more easily keep track of the plant uptake, but yeah i cant say for sure i have made the best choice just following the research lol

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Posted : October 8, 2019 1:59 pm
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What country are you in mate? 

Coco is the best medium for new growers IMO, but it does take daily feeds. If you haven't got time for that than soil is also a good option, but what id the best one for you will depend on what's available to you Smile

It is easier to maintain the ph in a good soil. If you water is at a decent background PH< you might not have to check it throughout the gro as the soil will have some kind of ph buffer in it. 

Let us know where you are and Ill find out what soil is gonna be good for you Smile

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