First of I would like to give a big up to all passionate growers, which dedicate their time and all other needed resources to this plant! For some time now I've been thinking about growing myself and the decision is final – I will grow! As any responsible human being I did a whole lot of research before even buying anything and I've came to some conclusions, which I'd like to share with experienced growers in hope you'll be able to guide me and give your feedback.
I will be growing in my bedroom with approval of my flat mate, but I would nonetheless like to keep my growing space as stealth as possible. Where I come from there is no such thing as medicinal marijuana I've been smoking for 15 years or so and I grew tired of overpaying for bad quality street weed! So here is my planned setup:
All together: 40cm(1.3ft) depth X 80cm(2.6ft) length X 160cm(5.25ft) height
Grow/vegi (upper left space): 40cm(1.3ft) depth X 50cm(1.65ft) length X 50cm(1.65ft) height
Equipment (upper right space): 40cm(1.3ft) depth X 30cm(1ft) length 50cm(1.65ft) height
Flowering (bottom space): 40cm(1.3ft) depth X 80cm(2.6ft) length X 110cm(3.60ft) height
*Look at the attached picture
I decided the best thing for me are the CFLs, since this is my first project and I really don't want to burn anything, it's supposed to be for personal use so the yield doesn't have to be in kilos and it will help reduce the electricity bill. Please comment on the CFLs number and placement.
Grow (vegi): 4x23W CFL (cool/bright white) 6500*K + 1x23W CFL (warm/soft white) 2700*K
Flowering: 4x23W CFL (warm/soft white) 2700*K + 2x23WCFL (cool/bright white) 6500*K
*Different Kelvin specter helps cover the whole specter, not just one. But one is still dominant.
CFLs in grow are going to be stationary, but the ones in flowering box will be fixed on a board which will hang from chains on both sides for optimal lightning during different growth stages.
I saw someone promoting the Panasonic Whisper Fan and I'm willing to buy it, since it's supposed to be really quiet. I will also make my own active carbon filter on top of the outtake Panasonic ventilator. So my first two questions are, can I put the ventilator and the filter in the equipment space and how strong does the ventilator have to be (is the 80cfm enough)? I was thinking of two smaller intake ventilators in the equipment box, one intaking the air from grow box and the other from vegi box. This air would then go through Panasonic Whisper Fan and filter to outside of the whole box.
Timers and electricity should not pose any trouble. Everything will be stored in the equipment space.
And the last thing – what strain to use based on the facts that I'm new to growing and the dimensions of the box? I was thinking about sativa, since I’m looking for a day smoke and head high not a couch lock effect. I would really like to switch to clones after my first seeds, so the split growing and flowering space is pretty much a must for me. I was also playing with the idea of growing two sativa plants ScrOG style. Your thoughts?
Thank you so much for taking the time and reading yet another newcomers attempt to grow. Hope you can give me some guide and comment on my endeavourer. And please forgive me for any spelling and grammar mistakes; English is not my mother language.