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  1. Well, leave 'em if you got 'em. Use it to share with others and help get ideas on solving your own problem.... Peace edit: I'll be back to post my own current gadget try, a DIY Octopot.... sort of/ kind of.. lol.. I could use some ideas. I'm close. Gotta run now but will post my stuff when I get back. I wanted to get a separate thread going since we had hijacked Mr. Dirt's grow diary... here is a sneak at what I started... I have to work out some issues.... it's the OctoBucket... lol
  2. This is my plan for a high volume, low pressure oxygen system for operating propane glassworking torches. [Disclaimer: I know next to nothing about glassworking, and I am not an engineer.] My only original bit on this system is a combo vacuum/pressure gage at the outputs of the oxygen generators. The generators (concentrators) contain sieve beds (for nitrogen removal) that can be damaged by a vacuum condition. The concentrators are rebuilt home medical units. I haven't built it yet but this system will run a GTT brand Phantom torch at full blast. The compressor is an oil-free design. Gast 86R123 Flow vs Pressure graph: The system will be assembled in a rack of 2x4 foot wire shelves. Detail of the Condor brand four-port pressure switch. Right now, I'm waiting for some parts and I need to clear my install space.
  3. Due to some issues from the greater powers, I had to lie low for a while, but I'm back. To cut straight to it: NFT, totally 6 sqm, i have recently started scrogging just because it's a lot easier for me to get better yields when i do so. maybe I haven't found the right sog strain, but I think it's more a skill I don't have (yet). My system was designed for about 9 plants per square metre, but i seem to be doing far better going for a longer time in the veg cabinet and 2 plants per sqm. Each row is 2.1m long and .9m wide (2sqm), lit by 2 air cooled 600w HPS. There are 3 such rows. Till 2 days ago, I had 5 x 600w HPS (Lumatek ballast + Philips Master Greenpower bulb) and one lonely 400w HPS lighting the 3 rows. Power bills due to air conditioner overload and the frequency of air conditioner maintenance required has made me consider and research LEDs. With help and guidance from many forums' members, here as well, I eventually created my first 2 prototypes. the first one is a 432w Cree CXB3590 fixture with 8 3000k COBs, each running at 50w, cooled by an individual heat sink, totally powered by 2 meanwell drivers. (The model number of the LEDs is : CXB3590-0000-000R0UBD30H) the second one is a 420w Bridgelux Vero29 fixture with 4 x Vero29 COBs, each running at 100w, cooled by an individual heat sink, with an individual driver per COB. (i'll fish out the model numbers) These two LED fixtures have replaced 2 of my 600w HPS fixtures. Let's see how they do. it's going to be interesting for sure. The ones in scrog atm are a nice amnesia phenotype, and the wonky middle row is my testing batch for Bodhi's Goji OG. There are a coupla' monsters in there. Best Vibes El Chupa
  4. Parts List: OA938AP-11-3TB: Orion Fans AC Fans Fan AC 92x38mm 115V Ball Terminals [26 CFM] F-7800-A Bud Industries Racks & Rack Cabinet Accessories .87" Plastic Foot CXB3590-0000-000R0HCB30G: Cree, Inc. High Power LEDs - White, 3000 K HLG-185H-C1050A: Mean Well: LED Power Supplies 199.5W 1050mA95-190V CC IP65 int. pot 08174: Qualtek Fan Accessories WIRE GUARD 92MM 4733 Schurter AC Power Entry Modules APPLIANCE INLET FOR CABLE 10A C45-12 Orion Fans Fan Accessories Fan Cord 45 Degree 12" Blunt Cut Tripp Lite Model P006-006-2 6 ft. AC Power Splitter Cable NEMA 5-15P 2x IEC-320-C13 8329TCS-6ML MG Chemicals Thermal Interface Products THERM CONDV EPOXY SC 6ml(.20oz) SYRINGES Heatsinkusa.com 3.945" Wide Extruded Aluminum Heatsink (Choose Length (Inches): 16") SKU L016 1 Mil Kapton Tape (Polyimide), 3/4" x 36 yds SUPPLIES I Bought: 3055 SL005 Alpha Wire Hook-up Wire 18AWG 16/30 PVC 100ft SPOOL SLATE Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station ETB Weller Scrwdrvr Tip .093"x.020"x.625" (good choice?) MG Chemicals 8341 No Clean Flux Paste, 10 ml Syringe (I already have solder) EDIT: no soldering or epoxy required if you buy these: IDEAL 50-2303CR LED HOLDER, CREE CXA35 COB ARRAY
  5. Hey folks, Got tired of making new topics for each grow. I don't like the way there's no continuity, so from now on, for all indoor meanderings, this is going to be where it's at. For those of you who don't know, I live in the tropics of India. Climate is around 24-27°C at it's coldest in late december/early jan and 35-40°C at it's hottest (end of april/mid may). Relative humidity is always on the high end, from 60% upwards - average of maybe 75%. Given these conditions, I use an Air Conditioner, and try to keep the room at a comfortable temperature (maybe 25-26) and humidity of about 50%. I go with hydro - so far, I haven't ventured beyond a DWC with a jacuzzi of air bubbles in the buckets. This grow, I will be running a horizontal setup (12 bucket DWC, 3 rows of 4). It measures about 1m x 1.6m, and is lit by 2 x 400w HPS in the local reflectors, running on philips magnetic ballasts. 1 will be having a 400w hortilux bulb that is one grow old, and 1 will be a new 400w Osram MH. This will be the first time I am trying an MH and HPS overlapping, side by side. Should be interesting. Under this setup, I will be sowing a total of 24 seeds of Bluezilla. Nothing special to see here. The pipe running across the picture is not a part of this setup. (Bluezilla is a cross of New Blue Diesel and Shackzilla. It has shown me 3 intriguing phenotypes so far out of the 3 beans I've popped - enough to convince me to pop a lot more. 2 of the 3 were vigorous producers, and the terpene profile across all of them was off the charts. I wish I hadn't made the mistake of taking cuttings late in flowering, or I'd have a lovely pair of moms now. Anyways, flowering seems to vary between 8 and 13 weeks so far. some pics: BZ#1 BZ#2 Next to the horizontal setup is where the real fun part is going to be for this grow. I am constructing a vertical setup, identical to Heath Robinson's flooded tube setup. It works much like a colosseum - the plants are all surrounding and watching the light in the middle. Unlike Heath, I do not have 96 clones to work with. Instead, I will be working with about 60 clones of a really nice cut of Kolossus. Here is Heath's 600w flooded tube surrounded with 4 rows of 96 clones of positronics Viking: As for Kolossus: (I grew about 12 females of Kolossus last grow and kept about 7 of them into flower. All of the phenos had a very similar set of terpenes - raw mango, and as the cure goes along, the rawness gives way to an almost 'rotten mango' kind of smell, very beautiful. I kept cuttings of 2 of them - k#1 and k#8. k1 was the biggest producer of the lot, and gave me an oz with almost no veg. lovely taste and smell, nice and dense but not "god bud dense". finished in about 9-10 weeks of flo. k8 finished the fastest of the lot and was a reasonable yielder herself - 18 grams, and the reason I kept her was because she finished in an astounding 62 days, which I did not expect for Kolossus) K1: this photo really does NOT do justice to this cut K8: Here are the stages of construction for this vertical grow: First the base (which was actually fitted the wrong way, but fixed it before the next picture): Then the vertical supports: Cross bars: Roof with first tier roughly in place: The cross bars were removed because I did not think about how i was going to mount the pipes when the cross bar comes right at the same level... Instead of conventional clamps, I opted for these brackets: They will allow me to set the height more easily when I have to level the entire thing, rather than having to redrill and reattach the clamps to the frame. That's where I'm at right now, I hope to have everything functional and running within the next week. Will keep everyone posted, this one is going to be a good one! Best vibes El Chupa
  6. Howdy OG, Been building an 300 watt cob fixture last couple of weeks, Tought to post a little summary of the build report i made on WF. Light - Mean well HLG-320H-C1400B - 4x COB led 3070 3000K AD bin - 2x COB led 3590 3500K CD bin - 4x ideal led cob holder - 2 x ideal led cob holder - 6x passive heat sinks 130x70mm - thermal cooling paste Frame and building materials - 6m1 aluminium 30x30x3 mm L profile - 28x m4 bolts - 28x m4 nuts - 28x m4 rings - screws cob 3070 led holders - 4x m3 schroeven cob 3590 led holders Electronics - 1x connection box - 1x 5m1 wire 3x1,5mm grid - wago clamps - 4 m1 0,75mm wire COBS Made 8 pieces of 65cm long to make the frame. The heatsinks are bolted on the profiles. Prepped the middle pieces for bolting on the frame and looked where the driver and connection box need to come. Things needed for putting the heatsinks and cobs together Marked the holders on the + Applied cooling paste on the back of the cobs Screwing the cob holders and cobs on to the heatsinks All done Made an drawing how to wire the cobs for my own control Wire the cobs Connecting wires in connection box Fixture in an DR80 tent. Worm
  7. Hey folks, Got tired of making new topics for each grow. I don't like the way there's no continuity, so from now on, for all indoor meanderings, this is going to be where it's at. For those of you who don't know, I live in the tropics of India. Climate is around 24-27°C at it's coldest in late december/early jan and 35-40°C at it's hottest (end of april/mid may). Relative humidity is always on the high end, from 60% upwards - average of maybe 75%. Given these conditions, I use an Air Conditioner, and try to keep the room at a comfortable temperature (maybe 25-26) and humidity of about 50%. I go with hydro - so far, I haven't ventured beyond a DWC with a jacuzzi of air bubbles in the buckets. This grow, I will be running a horizontal setup (12 bucket DWC, 3 rows of 4). It measures about 1m x 1.6m, and is lit by 2 x 400w HPS in the local reflectors, running on philips magnetic ballasts. 1 will be having a 400w hortilux bulb that is one grow old, and 1 will be a new 400w Osram MH. This will be the first time I am trying an MH and HPS overlapping, side by side. Should be interesting. Under this setup, I will be sowing a total of 24 seeds of Bluezilla. Nothing special to see here. The pipe running across the picture is not a part of this setup. (Bluezilla is a cross of New Blue Diesel and Shackzilla. It has shown me 3 intriguing phenotypes so far out of the 3 beans I've popped - enough to convince me to pop a lot more. 2 of the 3 were vigorous producers, and the terpene profile across all of them was off the charts. I wish I hadn't made the mistake of taking cuttings late in flowering, or I'd have a lovely pair of moms now. Anyways, flowering seems to vary between 8 and 13 weeks so far. some pics: BZ#1 BZ#2 Next to the horizontal setup is where the real fun part is going to be for this grow. I am constructing a vertical setup, identical to Heath Robinson's flooded tube setup. It works much like a colosseum - the plants are all surrounding and watching the light in the middle. Unlike Heath, I do not have 96 clones to work with. Instead, I will be working with about 60 clones of a really nice cut of Kolossus. Here is Heath's 600w flooded tube surrounded with 4 rows of 96 clones of positronics Viking: As for Kolossus: (I grew about 12 females of Kolossus last grow and kept about 7 of them into flower. All of the phenos had a very similar set of terpenes - raw mango, and as the cure goes along, the rawness gives way to an almost 'rotten mango' kind of smell, very beautiful. I kept cuttings of 2 of them - k#1 and k#8. k1 was the biggest producer of the lot, and gave me an oz with almost no veg. lovely taste and smell, nice and dense but not "god bud dense". finished in about 9-10 weeks of flo. k8 finished the fastest of the lot and was a reasonable yielder herself - 18 grams, and the reason I kept her was because she finished in an astounding 62 days, which I did not expect for Kolossus) K1: this photo really does NOT do justice to this cut K8: Here are the stages of construction for this vertical grow: First the base (which was actually fitted the wrong way, but fixed it before the next picture): Then the vertical supports: Cross bars: Roof with first tier roughly in place: The cross bars were removed because I did not think about how i was going to mount the pipes when the cross bar comes right at the same level... Instead of conventional clamps, I opted for these brackets: They will allow me to set the height more easily when I have to level the entire thing, rather than having to redrill and reattach the clamps to the frame. That's where I'm at right now, I hope to have everything functional and running within the next week. Will keep everyone posted, this one is going to be a good one! Best vibes El Chupa
  8. Hi guys! I was making up my first batch of custom Mapito today and thought... "Hey, take some snaps, somebody may find this useful one day" This mix is based on 'Simplicity's P Ball mix' but have been given guidance by the Mapito Guru himself, Hidronesia* ( *Hidro is reluctant to sign off on this ratio mix.... if it is successful, full credit to Hidronesia, if not, he takes no responsibility.... lol ) Either way, full credit to Hidronesia, Simplicity and all others who have pushed Mapito growing to what it is today Ok, lets make some Mapito!
  9. Measurements were approximate, because spray bar pieces were trimmed, so that the center of the spray bar is 9" from the bottom of the tote. The top of the micro sprinklers is 10 3/4" from the bottom of the tote, while the bottom of the lid sits approximately 14" above the bottom of the tote.
  10. starinhazy

    DIY RDWC

    So a while ago I was reading one of these hydro threads and we were talking about uniseals and bulkheads, as promised I would pass along how I did mine, here is a small log of my system. I ran this this outdoors and with veggies but you can get the point. I have done quite a few hydro systems (Aeroponics, bubble buckets, superponics, NFT) but I never did a RDWC before and boy results are impressive. If you got space, it would definitely be a way to go, IMO. So enough with the talk heres the real. SO get yourself some parts. I used: Uniseals - (So far I am very impressed, Ill let you know how they work in year 2), I went with 1.5” for bottom connections and 1” for the top. I used PVC pipe and also used the rubber Adjustable PVC right angles for assembly and disassemble. I didnt want all the PVC to be glued together. Get yourself some containers, try to find this type of plastic, I tried some others and the harder the plastic the worse it is with the uniseals, I was getting cracking and blowouts, these did the job nicely. We use them for clothes hampers and I had a few with broken handles (great way to repurpose) Get a hole saw and saw do some work Did a test on uniseals before I got too carried away…. Here is the initial design/layout. Here is what I ended up with, added the extra tank and gave myself 12 sites. Got a strong flow through the bottom and major airstones in each along with 3 in the controller. Heres a peek inside, as you can see, lots of bubbles. Some progress shots 3 weeks after planted 6 weeks 8 weeks. it got crazy, around week 8 as that is when I started getting fruit, it continued for about another 6-8 weeks after, this garden ended in Late October, it overtook my structure and pool deck next years plan is to spread out the sites and allow plants more room to breathe, I lose some yard, but could get more I think, time will tell
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