What did you do today?

SSGrower

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Burned Haze

In Bloom
Sprayed the vegroom with venerate xc + seagreen (1/2 gal) 3 hours before lights
called worm company and asked them questions about my worm farm ( 3k worms / 50% in 2 touts )
cleaned bathroom
since I had left over garden tomato sauce this is my first attempt for β€œ deep dish” - mushrooms , bacons and onions ( fried before applied )


later once lights are on in veg room: topping of β€œ seed side β€œ of 4x8, just have to brew a 1/4 strengeth 20–20-20 , 50% =regalia , sea, roots, root shield wp, cal/mag and jump start ( 5 gal r/o) than The β€œtops” will be my next clones and I will put them in 1.5 inch grodan cubes .

day as a farmer eh
 

Jewels

Tilts at Tables
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Snuck a working home-button from an ipad air.
This particular model is a real bear. LCD is married to digitizer.
The scanning home buttons are coded to their boards.
The LCD is around $ 300 and the replacement buttons cannot be synced.
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Been a while since I played mirco-machines.
Almost stressful, but very engaging.
I forgot how much I enjoyed it.
Trying to resurrect this tablet for my daughters birthday, I am not certain if it will even fly.
Is what-evs, it is valuable, and I am having fun. ( havent told anyone to F'off ,, for days!!)
Today was a dry run. Tomorrow, I need to sneak a working front off a dead chassis.

Very tricksy.
Cannot be done without coffee.
Cannot be done over-dosed on coffee.
I would say I have a two hour window, once the schoolbus pulls away.
 

Capt. C

Saltwater Cowboy
Staff member
Where is it coming from?
@Capt. C thats pretty weird, haven't heard anything about shipping restrictions for coco and I'm on the east coast as well. I do know coco has to have its country of origin printed on it to import it into the US, but I imagine you aren't ordering from overseas!
One of the sellers on E-bay tried several suppliers in the us and none could ship. I am going to make some calls Monday to try and find out what is going on. I have a feeling it is product specific ( Botanacare Cocogro ). I have had other brands shipped here without issues.
 

SSGrower

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One of the sellers on E-bay tried several suppliers in the us and none could ship. I am going to make some calls Monday to try and find out what is going on. I have a feeling it is product specific ( Botanacare Cocogro ). I have had other brands shipped here without issues.
Does botanicare have a distributor in your state? Its only buffered coco but perhaps the buffering agent is on a state osha or epa list.
 

Capt. C

Saltwater Cowboy
Staff member
Does botanicare have a distributor in your state? Its only buffered coco but perhaps the buffering agent is on a state osha or epa list.
That's exactly what i am thinking. I found a hydroponic store that is out of state and actually not that far from me that stocks it. From the 4 different brands i have tried so far the Botanacare cocogro is my favorite and i am glad i can get it again. Must be something recent because i can remember having the Botanacare shipped to me before.
 

SSGrower

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That's exactly what i am thinking. I found a hydroponic store that is out of state and actually not that far from me that stocks it. From the 4 different brands i have tried so far the Botanacare cocogro is my favorite and i am glad i can get it again. Must be something recent because i can remember having the Botanacare shipped to me before.
It could be a product labeling issue too, like ca prop 65 and if its not available at a brick and mortar guessing botanicare knows what the issue is. it's possible your state just cought on to the discrepancy or came up with a means of enforcement. Whatever the case I'm curious the reasoning.

@Gentlemancorpse I got to explore that new ac infinity controller a bit and it has a lot more features than either the other 2 I have. The screen won't dim to 0, it has recycle timer option as well as timed operation, it can run continuously at a low spped then ramp up when called for by one of the temp/humidity parameters. It also came with a beta version for bluetooth connectivity.

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Gentlemancorpse

Cannabis Chaotician
It could be a product labeling issue too, like ca prop 65 and if its not available at a brick and mortar guessing botanicare knows what the issue is. it's possible your state just cought on to the discrepancy or came up with a means of enforcement. Whatever the case I'm curious the reasoning.

@Gentlemancorpse I got to explore that new ac infinity controller a bit and it has a lot more features than either the other 2 I have. The screen won't dim to 0, it has recycle timer option as well as timed operation, it can run continuously at a low spped then ramp up when called for by one of the temp/humidity parameters. It also came with a beta version for bluetooth connectivity.

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That's amazing... I hope the T4 I just ordered for the new tent does all that! Either way I definitely need to upgrade my existing one soon
 

Capt. C

Saltwater Cowboy
Staff member
Dang, you've got a he'll of a system going in, holy you are. Lol.
That's like double what I've got on my house, bad ass Capt. πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
I would have liked to buy the system but the numbers just did not add up. I wound up going with a PPE program that works numbers wise. With the PPE program i am saving like 35% right away and will take around 12-15 years to make it back to where i am at now. In other words i do not own or maintain the system i am purchasing the power from the solar co at a set rate with a small increase every year. They are mounting some serious equipment to control everything on the side of the house. Looks to be very expensive stuff with mother boards and all. Looks like still a couple of weeks before they can activate.
 

SSGrower

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I might not be able to take advantage of the sun outdoors but i can bring it indoors. :ROFLMAO: . Started install on a 70 panel system this morning.View attachment 33865
I was wondering why so many pannels but it makes sense they wanna cover as much of the roof as possible vs. just meet the energy needs of the house.

I know these cmh suck down a little more juice than leds so now @Capt. C has some room to expand.
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This was a bit of an impulse buy and may have been slight financial disadvantage for the unit.
I looked at piecing a system together but unless I went to several diffrent stores (online) I couldn't put together a system like this for the price. Thought about running an open lamp on socket but I simply ame not going to grow enough plants big enough to take advantage of the system.amd justify the risk imo.
The bulb (NIB) also has a manufacture date of 2016? and when looking again I am not sure I like the lamp as much thinking the horilux hits the uv better, I notice the base of the philips lamp says uv block. Just looking at the construction the extra glass layer on the phillips is also concerning, both lamps are rated for open install in any position, so in the end I could have gotten the horrilux unit for about what I spent on the phantom and will probably spend on a horrilux lamp. One benifit I think this has is the remote ballast. Have not sparked a gas lamp in 20 years so if anyone (@Capt. C ?) has any advice I'd sure appreciate it.
 

Capt. C

Saltwater Cowboy
Staff member
I was wondering why so many pannels but it makes sense they wanna cover as much of the roof as possible vs. just meet the energy needs of the house.

I know these cmh suck down a little more juice than leds so now @Capt. C has some room to expand.
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This was a bit of an impulse buy and may have been slight financial disadvantage for the unit.
I looked at piecing a system together but unless I went to several diffrent stores (online) I couldn't put together a system like this for the price. Thought about running an open lamp on socket but I simply ame not going to grow enough plants big enough to take advantage of the system.amd justify the risk imo.
The bulb (NIB) also has a manufacture date of 2016? and when looking again I am not sure I like the lamp as much thinking the horilux hits the uv better, I notice the base of the philips lamp says uv block. Just looking at the construction the extra glass layer on the phillips is also concerning, both lamps are rated for open install in any position, so in the end I could have gotten the horrilux unit for about what I spent on the phantom and will probably spend on a horrilux lamp. One benifit I think this has is the remote ballast. Have not sparked a gas lamp in 20 years so if anyone (@Capt. C ?) has any advice I'd sure appreciate it.
I can not help much on the bulb. I have only used the Phillips 315w/930. Price is a bit of a mute point with the CMH bulb considering the longevity of the bulb. Only thing i can think of right off is to try and locate the ballast outside the grow area to help with heat. Hard to find a deal on those set ups. On the solar set up i was hoping to keep everything on the back of the house which faces south but additional panels were needed to meet the needs of the house. I wanted to purchase the system but the 52,000. price tag discouraged me.
 

Capt. C

Saltwater Cowboy
Staff member
It could be a product labeling issue too, like ca prop 65 and if its not available at a brick and mortar guessing botanicare knows what the issue is. it's possible your state just cought on to the discrepancy or came up with a means of enforcement. Whatever the case I'm curious the reasoning.

@Gentlemancorpse I got to explore that new ac infinity controller a bit and it has a lot more features than either the other 2 I have. The screen won't dim to 0, it has recycle timer option as well as timed operation, it can run continuously at a low spped then ramp up when called for by one of the temp/humidity parameters. It also came with a beta version for bluetooth connectivity.

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After having two different sellers on e-bay cancel the order because of shipping restrictions this is the response i got from Botanicare. Actually worked out well finding a distributor fairly close it is like half price when you take away the shipping charges.
There is an Est Coast specific sku that must be used, and that is:

HGC714811 (10102-30005)
Botanicare Cocogro Loose 1.75 cu ft East Coast (65/Plt)

But there are no restrictions in ******** to speak of on CocoGro (the little triangle with warning sign next to the product name indicates any restricted sales areas), so must be unique with the seller you are using. Always best to buy at brick and mortar hydroponic stores to avoid paying high shipping costs, and risking shipping damage as well.

You can find a physical dealer location near you here: Find an Authorized Dealer | Hawthorne Gardening Company

Thank you
 
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