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October 5, 2019 1:31 am  

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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October 5, 2019 9:05 am  

Welcome to Percys mate! Lighting is a tough one, so many different type, you on a budget?

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October 5, 2019 10:24 am  

Welcome to percys mate, you got a link to the set up you’ve bought? ✌️


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October 5, 2019 2:57 pm  

Welcome to Percy's!  You'll find everything you need to know to grow here 👍🌱


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October 5, 2019 2:58 pm  

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

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October 5, 2019 6:50 pm  

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October 5, 2019 9:03 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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October 6, 2019 7:53 am  

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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October 7, 2019 9:28 pm  

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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October 7, 2019 9:29 pm  

Best of luck 

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October 8, 2019 1:29 pm  

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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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October 8, 2019 1:44 pm  

Is it hard to maintain the ph level whn using coco soil

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October 8, 2019 1:59 pm  

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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October 8, 2019 2:17 pm  

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 🙂 

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 🙂

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October 8, 2019 2:45 pm  

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Hi mate I’m no expert as I’m only on my 3rd grow but at the min I’m growing autos in biobizz light mix and All mix which have so far on my 2nd and 3rd grow been really successful. Although the soil is still a little hot for seeds and seedlings so my first few leaves look a bit funky but it sorts itself out. Next time I’ll use a John innes no2 to start them off. I use soil only because I’m away from the grow quite a bit and only need to water 1-2 times a week, 3 at most towards the end. And I’m piss poor with numbers 😂 At the min I’m only monitoring my waters ph and keeping it at around 6.5-6.8 the plants seem to like that and as yet on this grow I’ve not feed them any nutes  at all yet and I’m about 30ish days in. Some growers say that B&Q verve compost is also good or any standard garden centre compost and have good success, on my first grow I used compost from a garden centre and It was a really bad grow but this could have been down to a number of things. Yeah so try biobizz I’m using allmix in the bottom half and lightmix on the top, but that’s just me! If you’re not wanting to buy two different lots get the lightmix and go from there. Also Ive got the root juice(which I’m yet to be convinced on) grow, bloom and topmax all from biobizz which are all organic infact all biobizz is organic. That’s my 2cents worth hope it helps you some. Others on here might be able to suggest better ones,like I say I’m still new to growing this plant but a lot of other growers suggested biobizz to me so that’s  what I went with ✌️


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October 9, 2019 1:43 pm  

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I am in Scotland my set up came today have set it up it's only a 350 watt bulb will this be ok for grow stage. I have coco there ready to use and a ph pen not sure wot to buy for maintaining ph level.could u give me any advice on best way off germination off my seed

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October 9, 2019 1:49 pm  

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Thanks m8 I think the soil might be the way to go for me .i have coco there to use but I think get as much advice as possible b4 I decide with one to go for I am gna try germination of my seed today have u any advice 

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October 9, 2019 2:23 pm  

Yes!!! the setup is here!!

Ok, this is for germinating mate:

How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds

For PH balancing, you need to get pH up, and pH down, but a fiver a bottle mate. Just like 1 drop per litre is usually enough. 

If you have any more questions mate fire away 🙂 Good luck with the grow!! Exciting times

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October 9, 2019 4:36 pm  

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Whn I have planted my seed into my coco do I have to buy a feed product for my veg peroid

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October 9, 2019 4:46 pm  

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I have couple off questions whn I plant my seed into the coco soil do I need a feed product or do I just need to add water . How do I check ph level in soil

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October 9, 2019 5:05 pm  
Posted by: @babayaga

whn I plant my seed into the coco soil

Its easy to get confused here mate, coco, is not soil. It is void of nutrients, so you need to add food straight away. If you germinate in coco, you will need some food to give to the plant as soon as the shoot comes above the surface. 

In soil, you wont need feed for a couple of weeks atleast. 

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October 9, 2019 5:22 pm  
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whn I plant my seed into the coco soil

Its easy to get confused here mate, coco, is not soil. It is void of nutrients, so you need to add food straight away. If you germinate in coco, you will need some food to give to the plant as soon as the shoot comes above the surface. 

In soil, you wont need feed for a couple of weeks atleast. 

He’ll need to buffer his coco will he not mate? Or will it already be done with canna?


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October 9, 2019 5:25 pm  
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Thanks m8 I think the soil might be the way to go for me .i have coco there to use but I think get as much advice as possible b4 I decide with one to go for I am gna try germination of my seed today have u any advice 

Keep it warm and moist mate but you’ll find all you need to know in mackys article, there is a video up too on how too. Good luck mate 👊✌️


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October 9, 2019 6:30 pm  

Soil FTW 🙂

Canna Terra for salt based nutes or Bio Canna for Organic...works very well for me...

No worries about PH, no worries about daily feeding and not so much messing with EC (I dont use my EC truncheon much any more)

I don't feed any nutes at all in veg with Terra

 


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