Photo Grow Journal - "The Producer" Grow Cabinet - Start To Finish

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by GrowerXLT, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. GrowerXLT

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    Well after months of saving I finally purchased "The Producer" grow box from BC Northern Lights for about $3000 including shipping. For those of you who don't know what "The Producer" is please check out this link below for more info.
    http://www.bcnorthernlights.com/?page=home

    Basically it is a totally self contained grow box including:

    2 - 430 Watt Lights
    1 - Drip Hydro System With Room For 18 Plants
    1 - Master Controller That Controlls Watering, C02, Fans, and Lighting
    1 - Carbon Filter
    1 - C02 Regulator That Hooks Up To Tank (Not Included)
    4 - Fans (2 For The Lights & 2 For The Grow Chamber)

    I am using General Hydroponics Flora Nova nutrients. My water goes through reverse osmosis and before adding nutes it at about 3 PPM. I drain the reserivor every week and replace with fresh water/nute solution. I also make sure my water/nute solution's pH stays at about 5.4-6.0. I check the pH about every other day. I am using 17 White Widow clones and am about exacty 1 month into my grow.

    I am writing this journal so I can give something back to the community that has provided with with such great information. Please don't hesistate to ask me any questions or tell me what I am doing wrong. I appreciate any and all comments.

    Now onto the photos.
     
  2. Pothead4204life

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    ...ahem....photos.....???.....
     
  3. GrowerXLT

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    Day 1 - 05-29-2006

    This is day 1 for me because this is the fisrt day I had the clones. They are probably 1-2 weeks since being cut off the mother.

    Pic 1 - Overview of the all the clones. (Note the fans in the upper corners)
    Pic 2 - Left Side
    Pic 3 - Right Side (The spot with no plant is where I access the reservoir)
    Pic 4 - Clone that didn't make it.
    Pic 5 - Happy Clone.
     

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  4. GrowerXLT

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    Day 4 - 06-01-2006

    Here are some photos from day 4 on 06-01-2006.

    Pic 1 - Overview
    Pic 2 - Far Left
    Pic 3 - Far Right
     

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  5. GrowerXLT

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    Day 10 - 06-07-2006

    Day 10 - 06-07-2006

    Pic 1 - Overview
    Pic 2 - Far Left
    Pic 3 - Far Right
     

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  6. GrowerXLT

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    Day 12 - 06-09-2006

    Day 12 - 06-09-2006

    Pic 1 - Overview
    Pic 2 - Left
    Pic 3 - Right
     

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  7. Trivium

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    Awesome grower, this system is unique, Im here to see this for sure now brother.
     
  8. Garden Knowm

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    HEY GROWER!!

    thanks for the pictures.. this looks like it will be fun...

    is there anything stopping the plants from growing into the lights...?

    is there a glass barrier or something...?

    how does the producer deal with HEAT?

    thats a lot of watts for such a small area

    THANKS again!!

    iloveyou
     
  9. GrowerXLT

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    Day 19 - 06-16-2006 - 5 Days Into Flowering

    Day 19 - 06-16-2006 - 5 Days Into Flowering

    Well here are the fisrt photos I have of my leaves starting to yellow. I switched from 16/8 to 12/12 on Sunday 06-11-06. I also switched my nutes from General Hydroponics Flora Nova Grow at 600 PPM to General Hydroponics Flora Nova Bloom at 450PPM.

    I also started using neem oil and warm soap water to spray the plants on 06-11-06. I spray 1 day with the neem/soap water mix then two days with just plain water. I am supposed to continue this cycle for 2-3 weeks. In these photos they have been sprayed with the neem mixture only 2 times.

    To summarize. Since the last set of photos here is what has changed:

    Switched lighting from 16/8 --> 12/12
    Switched nutes from Grow @ 600PPM --> Bloom @ 450PPM
    Started using neem mixture to keep potential pest away.

    Pic 1 - Overview
    Pic 2 - Yellow Tips
    Pic 3 - Yellow Tips
    Pic 4 - Yellow Tips
    Pic 5 - Yellow Tips
     

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  10. Garden Knowm

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    HEy grower,

    Your plants are showing signs of nut burn,
    This seems very odd to me considering your PPM is very very low and some of leaves are showing NUT deficiency...

    HOW is your PH?

    You should consider flushing for 12-24 hours and refilling your reservoir from scratch..

    iloveyou
     
  11. GrowerXLT

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    Glass Barrier & Heat

    Hi Garden Knowm,

    Thanks for the kind words. Their is a glass barrier on both lights that effectively seperates the lights and ballast from the grow chamber area. Those lights and ballast are then cooled by two fans one blowing in and one blowing out.

    Also the grow chamber area is also cooled by two fans. One blowing in and one blowing out. You can see them in the overview photos. Although they are relatively small fans they keep the grow chamber at about 85-90 degrees fahrenheit. Althought this is just a guess as I don't have a thermometer. My ambient temp arround my city is 75-85 most of the year.

    I am pretty happy with how well it is handling heat considering the whole unit is just sitting inside a non ventilated garage. I think I could probably keep it about 5 degrees cooler if I were to add some fans to my garage that blow air out a small vent on the bottom of the wall.

    Thanks,

    GrowerXLT
     
  12. GrowerXLT

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    Day 22 - 06-19-2006 - 8 Days Into Flowering

    Day 22 - 06-19-2006 - 8 Days Into Flowering

    Pic 1 - Overview
    Pic 2 - Left
    Pic 3 - Right
     

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  13. GrowerXLT

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    Day 22 - 06-19-2006 - 8 Days Into Flowering - PROBLEM PHOTOS

    Day 22 - 06-19-2006 - 8 Days Into Flowering - PROBLEM PHOTOS

    At this point thinking the problem was nute burn I cut back the nutes to 225 PPM. However in these photos the plants had only been at 225 PPM for 1 day.

    Pic 1 - Yellowing
    Pic 2 - Yellowing
    Pic 3 - Yellowing
    Pic 4 - Yellowing
    Pic 5 - Yellowing
     

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  14. GrowerXLT

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    Day 24 - 06-21-2006 - 10 Days Into Flowering

    Day 24 - 06-21-2006 - 10 Days Into Flowering

    Pic 1 - Overview
    Pic 2 - Left
    Pic 3 - Right
    Pic 4 - Super Sexy Close Up
     

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  15. KillerDemo

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    FINALLY somebody has a review of the producer, i want to buy one but dont kno how they produce.
     
  16. GrowerXLT

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    Day 25 - 06-22-2006 - 11 Days Into Flowering

    Day 25 - 06-22-2006 - 11 Days Into Flowering

    Pic 1 - Overview
    Pic 2 - Left
    Pic 3 - Right
    Pic 4 - Close Up 1
    Pic 5 - Close Up 2
     

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  17. keeko

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    im very interested in this grow, it looks great so far, keep up the good work
     
  18. GrowerXLT

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    Day 26 - 06-23-2006 - 12 Days Into Flowering - PROBLEM PHOTOS 1

    Day 26 - 06-23-2006 - 12 Days Into Flowering - PROBLEM PHOTOS 1

    Here are the best photos yet showing the yellowing tips, yellow spots, red stems, browning, curling, etc. At this point the plants have been at 225 PPM for 5 days. I cut them back from 450 PPM after thinking my problem was nute burn.

    Pic 1 - Yellow Spots On Leaf
    Pic 2 - Two Toned Leaf
    Pic 3 - Red Stem On Leaf (Is This A Problem?)
    Pic 4 - Red Stem On Leaf 2 (Is This A Problem?)
    Pic 5 - Curling Leaf
     

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  19. GrowerXLT

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    Day 26 - 06-23-2006 - 12 Days Into Flowering - PROBLEM PHOTOS 2

    Day 26 - 06-23-2006 - 12 Days Into Flowering - PROBLEM PHOTOS 2

    Here are the best photos yet showing the yellowing tips, yellow spots, red stems, browning, curling, etc. At this point the plants have been at 225 PPM for 5 days. I cut them back from 450 PPM after thinking my problem was nute burn.

    Pic 1 - Brown Tips
    Pic 2 - Two Tones Leaves
    Pic 3 - Brown Tips 2
    Pic 4 - Tips Curling Up Now
    Pic 5 - Yellowing & Curling Up
     

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  20. GrowerXLT

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    Garden Knowm,

    I keep my pH at 5.5-6.0 and check it every other day. I calibrate my Hanna pH tester about every two weeks and always use Hanna storage solution.

    I always change my nutes on Sunday so I guess I will do a flush and add only 3 PPM water at 5.6 pH for 24 hours & then I will go back to 450 PPM nute/water solution.

    I thought I was being conservative by using 450 PPM. So I too am surprised that it is showing sign of nute burn.

    This is my fisrt shot at growing so I truly appreciate your help. I also start the CO2 injection tomorrow so I am very excited about that.

    Thanks,

    GrowerXLT
     

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