Bob Bitchen's Beans Meltdown F1

Tikbalang

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Honestly manifolds and bulkheads make me nervous. I could do a second tote, run another feed line, half the plants from one tote and half from the other.
As soon as I posted the “plumb together “ I realized what a lame suggestion it was, lol. I would prefer a second tote of same size for familiarity/consistency, less thinking/adjustment to routine. I like routine, probably what is keeping me from setting up blumats, lol.
 

Laughing Grass

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As soon as I posted the “plumb together “ I realized what a lame suggestion it was, lol. I would prefer a second tote of same size for familiarity/consistency, less thinking/adjustment to routine. I like routine, probably what is keeping me from setting up blumats, lol.
It's a good idea if I could pull it off without any leaks. I don't have that confidence lol.

Try blumats! So simple, you'll love it.
 

Laughing Grass

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You can buy a new rez. Hydrofarm has them in lots of different sizes. They sound expensive but I can say I've had one for 20 years......so that's pretty damn good. And that's been moved and beat up a lot.
$99 CAD for the 25 gallon reservoir and $49 for the lid. That's not terrible.

 

DarkWeb

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Cookie Rider

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Thank you, I'm running 15 gallon. 20 - 25 would be ideal and get me through a week without having to top up. How many plants will you be running?
Looking at 6 to 12.
Ive gone overboard with clones, in my 28”x55” space.
So thinking if I keep them in 1 gallon and feed w the blumats, it’s possible.
Ideally I’d like to be in 3 gal.
 

Laughing Grass

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Looking at 6 to 12.
Ive gone overboard with clones, in my 28”x55” space.
So thinking if I keep them in 1 gallon and feed w the blumats, it’s possible.
Ideally I’d like to be in 3 gal.
That's gonna be tight! My room is 6x3 and it's pretty tight with six plants in two gallon pots and I do very little veg time. If you go three gallon you'll need two carrots per pot to keep it sufficiently moist. I'm running two gallon fabric pots and that seems to be working well. I'll probably switch to nursery pots once I run out of fabric ones.
 

DarkWeb

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Make sure your ceiling on your box can handle the weight. It's framed with 2x4's? And your walls where particle board? Is it just a wall on the inside? Or in and out?
 

DarkWeb

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It's white. Won't that allow light penetration?

Yes it's 2x4 16" apart. Walls are OSB on the inside only. It's incredibly heavy and strong, you can move or rock it. When I was crawling around on top it didn't creak or anything like that.
I think you can get in black. Or maybe it's their economy version.

I'm sure you are not in the same weight class as that rez.....make sure you do the math :blsmoke:
 

WillieP

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LG,
So glad that your med card (or whatever it's called up north) finally came through for you.
You are on your way to the big leagues!
I don't make it over to RUI very often, but I saw @BobBitchen's name over on the other forum and remembered that you had mentioned that you had seeds from him. So, I decided to stop in, and with a little search, I found your journal.
I love the changes you have made to your growing method; it seems to be treating you well!
And the genetics seem to be agreeing with you as well. I've seen pictures of Bob's Meltdown over where I'm at, and its always frosty AF!
Good luck with moving forward.
Cheers,
WillieP
 
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