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#1 Guest_david_*

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:23 PM

I've been wanting to grow bud for quite some time now, but never had a place that I could do it in worry free until now. Every time I go to the local hydroponics store for shroom growing supplies, my imagination really starts running w/what you could do w/one of those setups. Is a hydro setup reccomended for a first time grower though (i'm not sure how forgiving they are)?

I was looking through the archives and would probably be interested in building a flouro setup like bubble gum salvia had if i don't end up doing the hydro setup. I'm unclear however what all exactly went into it does anyone have a detailed description of how to build a nice flouro setup?

space is going to be an issue so nothing to huge, probably at most there will be 10 plants at any one time...

any way any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 11:37 PM

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Is a hydro setup recommended for a first time grower though (i'm not sure how forgiving they are)? <!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>

Soil is more forgiving than Hydro, hydro plants react very fast to the environment (such as fert in the water). Soil is recommended for beginners.
Hydro can be faster growth, some say the taste is better organic soil. I am lead to believe with hydro, you have to follow more detail, such as checking the PH daily.

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anyone have a detailed description of how to build a nice flouro setup?
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man you can build your own 400watt MH or HPS for about $100. it's just up to you... it's real easy. i have a thread on here on how i did it... if you need more help is that direction, let me know.

Good luck!

#3 Guest_david_*

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 12:08 AM

if you could point me in the direction of that thread i'd appreciate it... i searched and couldn't find it, unless this is it
but i'd need a little more info on the setup

#4 Guest_suckerfree_*

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 01:48 AM tml

#5 Guest_suckerfree_*

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 01:51 AM

and stay tuned to this thread
i'll be updating it soon, showing the finished cabinet.

(Message edited by suckerfree on January 26, 2005)

#6 Guest_cheese_*

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 03:39 PM

For me hydro was easier, only because I am a moron and couldn't figure out how to water right. I would always 'overlove' my plants and they would die. My first grow in hydro bubbler buckets, I nailed it and they grew astonishingly fast. But there is more of a financial investment. It comes down to not adding to much nutes, and making sure your pH is good, but there are some good pH buffered nutrients out there, such as Flora Nova, I am in love with this stuff, because of how well my plants grew on it. But really anything will work. Good luck and watch suckerfree's thread.

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 11:34 PM

Go to or
Although, I do think Overgrow is an accident waiting to happen.

If you go for hydro take the effort to get a ph meter. It will save a lot confusion later. Such as: "Are the leaves turning brown because of ph fluctuations or is it because a,b,c,d..."

I like Technaflora, it's possible to use their "B.C. Hydroponic Nutrients", without a meter if you just absolutely need to go without one.

I just put some Jalapenos seeds in peat pellets and plan to use their B.C. Hydroponic Nutrients again. I'll post some pics soon (in another thread of course).

(Message edited by agency on January 28, 2005)

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