[Sticky] Clean your gear! Or else!  

 
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Clean your gear!

I'm sure this is a no-brainer for most people, but I thought I'd toss up a refresher for everyone and remind you to make sure you clean your gear between grows! Fungus spores, insect eggs, and bacteria/viruses are a hell of a lot better at surviving than we are, so it's important to nuke them into oblivion before re-using your stuff. No sense infecting your new crop with whatever may have afflicted the last one. Prevention is always the best medicine, and this is a very good way to start.

Vacuum/scrub/wash your tent, pots, catch pans, instrumentation, fan and C-filter/pre-filter (especially the pre-filter) lights (carefully), etc... basically anything you used in the last grow. If you're growing inside, vacuum the shit out of everything. Twice. And if you're like me and had a pollen incident, take a few extra minutes (or hours) to make sure you've scrubbed everything down as thoroughly as possible... pollen is persistent. 

I use a dilute water/bleach mix for most things, since bleach is hardcore AF and kills everything. Smells bad/corrosive though. I like the typical Lysol-type cleaners as well.

Scrub a dub

Happy growing!

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Posted : September 16, 2019 7:06 am
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Another great post mate!! Made a sticky! Prevention is better than cure 😉 You're gonna have me guide written here than me soon enough lol, keep up the good work mate

"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 : September 16, 2019 10:32 am
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Haha not likely. You are definitely the man in that department. Every little bit helps though 😉 

I also should mention that picture is taken outside because I don't really have a large enough washing area in my small house. Definitely best to clean inside though if you have the space, away from dust and debris.

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Posted : September 16, 2019 4:09 pm
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Every little helps more than you realise mate! I really appreciate every guide you write, and I'm sure everyone else does too! Massive weight off my shoulders 🙂 

"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 : September 16, 2019 4:14 pm
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it's going to be hard for Macky to take that Member of the Month title off you bro!

solid post, great advice

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Posted : September 16, 2019 6:16 pm
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lol! Fuck it, im gone give to myself 😉 lol

"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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