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    I don't know if it's even at all practical with how your grow is set up, but I think one of the biggest things that has helped me with humidity and temperature management in my greenhouse this summer, has been covering my soil.
    In my case I use straw. I end up using way less water, which means less contributing to humidity. I alternate which section I water, so most of it on any given day is dry and moisture sucking, instead of wet, and moisture giving.
    The cooler root zone helps at least the plant to cope with the heat better, and it does seem to bring the temperature down slightly.
    Not sure how that would work with an indoor grow, would probably slow down growth with less Nutes being given, but figured it might be useful for the whole temperature and Humidity Battle.
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    • Campesino
      Campesino commented
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      It's just a different game we're playing!
      It is great to reduce evaporation from the media, but in coco you don't want to do anything to reduce drainage and the whole goal is to be able to fertigate frequently. It is essentially hydroponic, so nutrient solution needs to be more carefully managed. This is accomplished primarily through high-frequency fertigation.
      High RH is a necessary consequence of this style of growing... it must be managed more than prevented.

    • GreenhouseEffect
      GreenhouseEffect commented
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      That makes sense, I was kinda thinking that might be the case.
      I have noticed with the mulch that it becomes more important to keep my soil fertility up, and just using the worm casting tea becomes less effective.

    I use straw in veggie garden ,this is just a temporary problem I will find a solution with everyone's help it should be easy lol
    new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
    current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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    • Potted
      Potted commented
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      Hay OJH I’ve seen a salt hay layer applied to lawn seed to use less water and germinate faster

    I got my alien vs toofless auto seeds in yesterday and will drop them this morning ,

    I saw white pistils yesterday for sure unfortunately they were on a white widow in the woods lol

    If these tuts dont go into bloom by next week then they are going outside bet that would look crazy stems up to 3 feet then a crazy canopy thats twisted and flat then the colas sticking up
    new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
    current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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      OH HAPPY DAYS OH HAPPY DAYS they might be hard to see but they are white ya baby, oh and the last pic is of a very busy little bee look at that pollen sac on its leg
      new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
      current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

      https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


      https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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      • oldjarhead100
        oldjarhead100 commented
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        I was trying to get a picture of the pollen sac not the bee lol

      • D.A.A.S.69
        D.A.A.S.69 commented
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        Looking nice OJH,,

      ok so new idea I'm going to move ac into bloom room and take the exhaust from the Dehumidifier off use the hole for the ac exhaust set temp at say 75 and dehumidifier at 45% .Hopefully they wont run forever
      new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
      current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

      https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


      https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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      • Redwasp
        Redwasp commented
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        I really need to get one of those meters. Gonna add more solar panels and need to know how many panels and battery backups I will need. The panels are cheap, the battery backup for over 1000 watts gets very expensive. If you are gonna add solar do it before the end of the year. Right now you get 25% tax break. It has been removed for next year.

      • hycheese
        hycheese commented
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        That's why I have 3 of those meters, so I could track power usage for my small solar array, had one on my cheap grid-tied inverter to monitor how much power I was feeding back into my house.

        I also have a "Current Cost" meter tied into my main panel with amp clamps that wirelessly sends all wattage and calculated costs to a remote on my desk.

        I have a smart meter installed on the house and my power company gives some nice graphed daily data on their website. mine even overlays it with the outside temperature for the day.

      • stoneotter
        stoneotter commented
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        That sounds good. Also, turning down the exhaust to outside fan a little helped me I think by not sucking in so much moist air from the nooks and crannies. I was really moving air out.

      Redwasp where do you get your solar panels? the game plan for today is to defoil then super crop all the girls ,take some pictures so I can keep seeing they are in bloom lol, I didn't move ac yesterday but I will .its going to be a bitch watering once I put it in the room no extra room in there thats for sure . I was thinking that I might just make a few holes in the exhaust to see if thats enough to get down to 45 % RH while still venting most of the heat out of the room .IDK we shall see
      new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
      current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

      https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


      https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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      • Redwasp
        Redwasp commented
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        My brother in law is a contractor. And he has some kind of contract with a company to do solar installs. So I always get them through him. Ill ask him where he gets them from and how he gets them at his much discounted prices. The biggest bonus is that I never have to pay for any labor on any work to my house. He comes over with his crew, i make some real bbq smoked all day while they work. We first get happy, then they sit back drink a few beers and eat bbq.

      • oldjarhead100
        oldjarhead100 commented
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        I love deals like that I have a nephew who is supposed to move to NH this summer and he deals in solar panels HMMm lol

      I got 2/3 of the defole done only bent the really tall ones until I finish the defole , I got my pump for the feeding line in I now have 90% of the stuff I need for the drain and supply lines for the challenge
      What do people use for a res tank I have a white 55 gallon barrel I can use ,I will have to move some stuff around to elevate it but it can be done

      I also planted the seeds that had tails on them trying something new I got some of those cloth bags that weedfarmer uses I put a heat pad under them and I left them under the t5 for seedlings instead of upstairs in back room I'm not in the house very much during the summer so I'm more likely to remember them down cellar lol
      new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
      current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

      https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


      https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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        so I got the defole done and supercropped it all ,the pics are kinda in order .the last picture is looking down on the canopy after laying them down what a tangled mess that is .

        Personally Fir being in partial bloom for 8 weeks its not bad I am going to suffer some yield loss because of the problems I've had ,It should still be a good yield.

        I also got the ac in room with dehumidifier turned it on and blew the ckt breaker so I had to move where the ac plugged in to its own ckt. I installed 20 amp wiring and outlets but cheeped out and used a 15 amp ckt breaker cause it was on the breaker panel .I will definitely have to redo locations for stuff once this grow is done

        Yes I know there is a unhappy plant in front with curled leafs I've flushed it out run off is under 1000 ppm and ph is 5.7 kinda low but in range not much else to do
        new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
        current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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        • Chefbjy
          Chefbjy commented
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          I'll bet you'll be glad when these girls are done after trying to get them to flower for so long. That does look like a mess...nothing an axe couldn't solve 😆.

        WTF I walked in bloom room yesterday to find the ac blowing hot air and rh at 52 , I went to lowes and purchased a y duct piece so I can vent both exhausts ,instead of installing it I turned the dehumidifier off and will look at room today if its still not right I dont know what to do
        new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
        current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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        • D.A.A.S.69
          D.A.A.S.69 commented
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          Morning OJH, Man that's messed up, I sure hope you get it figured out, ole buddy.

        What temp is your basement? Been 97 plus here the last few weeks it seems with 80+ humidity outside and mine stays 77 degrees and without the dehumidifier 66 to 70%.

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        • oldjarhead100
          oldjarhead100 commented
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          its right at 74 outs side bloom room and its 50%rh lol

        Ok well I tried something new I turned off AC and ran dehumidifier for a couple of hours then changed it to ac and it seemed to work.I started at 72 degrees and rh of 56 it rand for about an hour (didn't time it I meant to but hey CRS strikes again)it read 40% rh and temp was at 80 then I ran the ac it cooled right down and rh only went up a few points ,the ac shut off just at lights out I have it set to turn off when it reaches 72 degrees.
        Oh god no, now Ill have to read the instructions to set up the timer lol

        I also bought a 6 inch y fixture (kinda like a t but its at a 45 instead of 90 ) to exhaust both at the same time, all I can say is it would of been so much easier to do this with no grow going .
        new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
        current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


        https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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          Good to hear! Keeping it simple really.
          I want to thank you for your help. Here's a pic of the pineapple chunk.

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          • oldjarhead100
            oldjarhead100 commented
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            very nice what a great spot

          • oldjarhead100
            oldjarhead100 commented
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            hey next time you get together with Paul give me a call I would love to see the grumpy old man lol

          I took one look yesterday and decided I need to do a better job of timing it then set the timers correctly once and not ten times. Its an outside watering day so busy busy today
          new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
          current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

          https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


          https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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            I took 12 clones from the tuts yesterday I want to run these again with out all the problems after the dgth challenge . One thing I noticed is I need to do a better job of defoliating them there were a bunch of branches that were not getting light and we cant have that
            I dropped all the alien seeds should of stuck with the way I know instead of trying something new ,Out of 10 seeds I have 3 viable plants 2 alien and 1 blueberry ,and it was totally my fault all the seeds poped I just killed them ,I think I will take some bag seed and figure out the ins and outs of these seed starting bags I know I over watered them with root riots I have them down pat so its back to root riots for the challenge
            new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
            current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

            https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


            https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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              I tried to get some pictures of the pistils but they didn't come out very good and the last pic is some outdoor girls they are the last clones I took from the black Zombie they were about 4 inches when I put them in the ground mid june ,I got a really late start with them but I think they will be ok
              new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
              current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

              https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


              https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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              • Californiakid
                Californiakid commented
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                Ojh,
                Couldn't help but notice yor dry vans. Out here people use those for grow rooms. Or growing refer in a refer unit, lol.

              • oldjarhead100
                oldjarhead100 commented
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                you mean those trailers behind my plants .Not mine they just block the view of my girls but I like your idea man that would work

              • oldjarhead100
                oldjarhead100 commented
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                the guy that owns them keeps me from bitching about them by letting me park my rv right there next to my property ,that blue building is to store his rv lol

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