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    Introduction & background

    Hi everyone! Hi NebulaHaze!

    I'm new to this forum, but not new to growing or GWE. I am JoeBlow of GWE's google+ group which I think is gone now. My first grow was started 4/6/15. I am now on my 15th grow! I knew nothing before I found GWE. I learned almost everything I know about growing from GWE and have been using it all this time. I'm not a plant person. I'm a tech guy. I grow to support only my own needs and avoid costly street product and shady dealings.

    I started growing with bag seed. All 3 of the first bag seeds I chose were female. After that I started buying fem seeds from Nirvana. I've never seen a male plant in person! After My first CFL grow, I custom made my own 12-light CFL fixture and used that for another 2 grows. Then I upgraded to a 400w mh/hps system. My light fixture is the fully enclosed type with intake/exhaust ports and glass covering the bottom. I have a 400w ballast that can be adjusted to 50%, 75%, 100% power. The brand of my lights, fixture & ballast is Apollo. I've had 11 successful grows with this setup so far.

    I grow exclusively with soil. I always use foxfarm ocean forest and foxfarm soil nutrients. For the last 6 or 7 grows I've been growing only Nirvana's "Aurora Indica" feminized. I like this strain because it's potent and tastes delicious. I also know what to expect with the grow and end product since it's the same strain every time. I use 3 gallon smart pots. I place my pots on cooling racks sitting in cookie trays, so they never sit in excess water. I use Nebula's manifold method to split my plants into 8 colas before flowering. My lowest yield with 2 plants was 3.14oz and my highest was 6.35oz. My goal to stay self-sufficient is 4oz per cycle, about 4 months. Recently I have started growing 3 plants at a time to build a little surplus in case of unforeseen delays or problems.

    I hope to see some old friends here and meet some new ones as well!
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    Welcome back, beautiful picture.
    Cfls for a week or two
    315lec for everything else
    Dug up Ms.topsoil, with perlite added
    36x36x63 inch tent.
    6inch - exaust - intake fans an scrubber
    Smart pots


      Great way to start on any forum - welcome.
      ​​​​​​3 X 3 gorilla. Promix soil . Green Planet Nutes
      Optic 4 - 415w COB 18/6
      Vortex in-line 6" fan


        Hello! Hello! Hello!
        2'x2'x5' Custom Breed & Seed Cabinet w/ 4 Roleadro flat-panel 75W lights
        2'x2'x5' Custom Seedling, Clone & Young Veg. Cabinet w/ CFL & flat panels
        2'x2'x5' Custom Veg. Cabinet with Vipar Spectra 450 Dimmable
        2'x4'X6' Custom Flowering Cabinet with 2 Vipar Spectra Dimmable Lights

        75% Perlite, 25% Peat Moss in 10- and 3- Gallon nursery pots, Fertigation method.

        Miracle Gro Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer (with micronutrients), 1 tsp./gallon, supplemented with Miracle Gro Bloom Booster during Flower.


          Good to meet ya JoeBlow I like soil too.
          Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

          Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
          indoor/outdoor grower
          1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 viparspectraR450 =400watts from the wall they say?
          1 3x3x6 tent- seedlings veg t-5, CFL 54watt w/reflector for clone station. And 2 viparspectar 450r for veg. lights do to poor build with drivers bloom lights go out so no flowering.


            Welcome to the fourm JoeBlow glad you found us,
            Once I figure out how to Google+ they disbanded it and there was no point, plus I just liked this place from the get go.
            Current Grow:

            Past threads:


              Hey JoeBlow, welcome back..
              Shappel S3000 3.5x6x6' ice fishing hut
              2 Viperspectra 600 LED
              45W Root Farm grow/seedling light
              4 Vivosun oscillating fans
              6" Fusion Breath, Fan/Filter
              4" Vivosun fan/filter
              Canna Coco/perlite
              General Hydroponics Flora Series
              Lost Coast Plant Therapy(WPM, Thrips,Mites,Aphids etc)

              Current Grow
              3 outdoor Purple Ayahuasca (Barneys)



                Hi Joe Blow

                I learned everything I know from GWE, too. And I'm still learning... The folks on here have been very helpful and Thanks again, Nebula and Fourside for all the hard work you do!
                Last edited by Sledrock; 01-04-2020, 06:00 AM.
                3'x3'x6' Cool Grow Tent and Large Wooden Cabinet
                3 and 5 Gallon Fabric Pots
                Coco Coir with 30% Perlite
                2-450 watt Vipar Spectra LEDs
                4" Exhaust with Vivosun Fan and Carbon Filter
                6" Oscilatting Fan
                GH Flora-Trio Nutes with Cal-Mag and GH Liquid Kool Bloom

                "Why Do You Keep Banging Your Head Against That Wall?"
                "'Cause It Feels So Good When I stop"


                  Hi JoeBlow...welcome. I am on my second grow. I knew nothing about growing cannabis until just a few months ago. Everything I have learned so far has come from GWE and this forum. I like to read the new posts to see what others are experiencing, but I also use the search feature a lot!
                  Banana Kush x 4 by ILGM
                  3x3x7 Gorilla tent
                  HLG Elite 360 LED Full Spectrum
                  6" Jetfan exhaust w/ carbon filter
                  Auto Pot system w/ air dome(s)
                  5 gal Smart pots
                  PH'd water 12 gal res w/ circulating pump
                  CX Horticulture Hydro Parts A & B, Regeneroot, Wilt Guard, Mighty Growth Enhancer, Mighty Bloom Enhancer, Head Masta


                    Apollo 13 – the strain that gets praised by many. You were right that The strain is a cross between the Genius and P75. Grow it at home in medium light. I read that a standard 8-plant grow box can illuminate 2 bulbs. I often use this site to view information about known strains. Apollo 13 has a bright flavoring feature. This is a slight chill at the end of each puff. xd
                    Last edited by lafnian1990; 07-16-2020, 01:53 PM.


                    • SoOrbudgal
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                      WTF? ^^^ is that talking about ?

                    • Jordann
                      Jordann commented
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                      I can't decipher it either.

                    • JoeBlow
                      JoeBlow commented
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                      I got no clue what you're talking about, but hello anyway!

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