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  1. eventually you will lose visitors from constant slow loading... Sannie should address the isssue.
  2. Sudden

    Anybody use Comfrey?

    I am thinking to try out comfrey, if you have used it before when premixing your soil, how was the results? The only thing putting me off is the prices, but maybe there is an alternative way to get it cheaper? - Like buying Alfalfa pellets from a horse feed shop. Also a question - Do we use the leaf content, or root content? I can see that some places sell Root Powder, and others Leaf Powder. On ebay its around $20 for 250g.
  3. Hi, I am trying to build everything from scratch for repeatable results. Next time I will probably mix 50% EWC w/ 50% peat for my seedlings, or something similar. I want to simplify things, and also using ingredients I have around for the other stages of soil means less cost/effort. The John Innes Seed Sowing compost is really bad stuff, it has big chunks of plastic in it, its quite sandy, and it compacts together too much, its really terrible to sell it as a seed sowing mix... I actually gave my remaining bags away
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    Welcome to my living indoor bed!

    Hey redz, it looks like you dont have any perlite in your compost? Doesnt it clump up quite a bit?
  5. Thought to update this thread. The issue I think was what ifish said... Drainage issues or parts of the soil not getting wet or overwet and compacted. Along with them being to close to the lights.
  6. Also another point in favor of HillCrest idea to build a variac controller, is that you will have a HUGE number of fan speeds... 100x more speeds actually. Unlike paying £300 for a branded variac hybrid controller which only allows speed, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5... 20% increments...
  7. For some reason I didn't see your post earlier dieseldog. Maybe for you fans have not hummed because luckily you selected the right controllers(variac), or you got lucky. Many of the controllers on the market will cause the fan to hum/buzz/knock when used at a certain setting - the reason being is the outcome of the technology used in the controller... smscom has cheap £50 controllers that will likely produce a hum at a certain setting for a certain size fan, then they make hybrid controllers for £275 (which have a variac inside) that will not cause any hum at any setting for any size fan. Sometimes you can get lucky with a cheap controller(non variac) due to the fan size you use and the speed setting, but my 10" fan doesnt fall into that lucky category... Also, I shouldn't use the word cheap, a bad word for what im trying to say... but my point being is that if a variac technology costs around £60 to buy, and smscom and other brands are selling them at £270 in there own £5 plastic enclosure, for me I would rather save my money and get the variac at £60... That sunleaves windtunnel looks like a quality fan, I have not seen the brand or design before. Will check out the pricing now EDIT I looked at that controller you use dieseldog, and I think its too cheap to contain variac technology, which leads me to believe that the reason you don't experience fan buzzing, is perhaps because that sunleaves windtunnel fan has good silencing qualities, but the buzzing probably does exist just you cant hear it. I read some times in the past that using non variac controllers is bad on the fan longevity overall... but thats another story...
  8. Hey hidronesia, Thanks for all that info. For now I am going to go with @HillCrest approach to a controller, I don't want to spend £250+... its overpriced I think. Also I just have 1 fan. Also, I have heard that the new systemair is much better than the old RVK Sileo, but the price is a rip off. The ones we own(old) are on longer in production due to laws.
  9. ifish, the leafs look like this - (not my image, but plants look exactly like this .:V:. They are in 1Liter pots, I will try your idea V and put into 5 L pots w/o watering for a few days. maybe they will correct themselves. The soil they was in was John Innes Seed Sowing - when the problem started, then I moved them into my 30/30/30 EWC, pelite, Peat mix. But the problem didnt correct itself. The John Innes seed compost is terrible imo, water cant penetrate it very well... Im surprised I didnt end up with more like it.
  10. Jeez, you got alot of seeds there, don't you sometimes forget which is which before you label them? Had that happened a few too many times. Good to see your from Engerland matey!
  11. I thought to give an update here as I dont want to give bad credit to the seeds... Good news, in the end all the Sugar Punch pulled through and now they are looking much better, sadly though 3 of the Aztec Rain look very poor... They have leaves which look like root rot below, I have tried letting them dry out twice, and then watering only a little, but they still suffering... Dont know what to do about those Aztec Rains...
  12. Hello Thomson. Nice growing style and DIY bed. Is that one specific clone of Kolossus? or multiple different genes? When you did this 60 day grow before, what type of yield do you get from each plant? Also, you have an auto feed water pump which distribute water equally to all at one time? Did you hear of BluMats? Thanks for posting your work, I will check back for more
  13. Everything is good ifish, hope the same for you too. Thanks for the link HillCrest, I will check out your thread tonight. If I think I can get the parts and build it within a short time, I think I will do that, if not I will just buy a variac.
  14. Hey ifish long time Thats interesting, so the cheaper controllers which make fans hum often only hum at lowest settings? I think il try that £60 variac, because my fan is 10" so any humming will prob be quite loud
  15. Hey again guys. Does anybody know any cheap variac controllers to prevent humming/buzzing noises? I don't really want to pay £250 for a fan controller... Fan only cost me £80, seems ridiculous... I was thinking something like this perhaps http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132193059882 I have a Systemair Sileo RVK 250E2-XL 1240m/hr
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