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    • #6468
      Somatek
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      I woke up and decided my life wasn’t ridiculous enough and I should move the veg room into my bedroom so I can live the dream; lay in bed and watch the grass grow…

      The actual reason is I need better access to my veg room and want to create separation between it and the flower room for better IPM.  It also gets good light pretty much all day, may as well take full advantage of that supplemental free sunlight. I’ve been thinking about it for awhile but had the energy this morning, plus I need to get the spare bedroom empty in case Sushi the aggressive Shiba Inu needs a home.  I was surprised at how easy it was to take the veg area down, move it out and reassemble it.  It’s almost like I’ve figured things out after 20 years of growing lol.  Now to save up for another 100w QB from Spider Farmer for the lower chamber as I’ll definitely need more even light down there.

      I’ve got a bunch of little things to do to finish it, replace some of the plastic which had vent holes cut in it,waterproof, stretch the plastic around the window to block it off, etc.  Not today though as I need to rest after a busy morning switching things around.  Plants are happy, time to nap…

    • #6518
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      After a light oiling and seeing how the grain comes out already, I’d decided to take off all the plastic and finish it as a nice piece of furniture for the living room.  May as well since it’s clean cedar with some decent grain, now to decide what colour to paint the table legs or if I’ll refinish them instead.

    • #6586
      Brad104
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      That’s absolutely amazing and awesome it’s great to be on vacation every day right 👍

      • #6634
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        I think it’ll look slick once I get the plastic redone and there’s more wooden structure visible since the grain is coming out nicely, then I’ll finish it with a beeswax/olive oil to seal the wood and bring out the grain more.

    • #6620
      Atom
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      Nice, looking good. It’s hard to compete with the sun, although I think today’s led tech is getting pretty close.

      • #6635
        Somatek
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        LED’s or cmH are definitely getting a lot closer to competing with the sun but the fact it’s free will also make it the best option if usable.  I remember some of the old grow books talked about installing solar tubes for supplemental lighting but with legalization why not just turn a sun room into your grow?

      • #6645
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        Yeah i hear that. I’d love to have a sunroom to grow more than just these plants too. A year round garden would be awesome.

      • #6656
        Somatek
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        I’ve always like the idea of a greenhouse built around a tiny house, so the heat from it is captured and acts as a thermal bank when the sun isn’t keeping it warm.  Especially if you did packed earth or concrete construction so it has density/mass to capture the suns heat and radiate it back out.

      • #6827
        Brad104
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        Not only I see that you are a great professor in the explanation of people’s question ⁉️ but also let me find out, that you are quite the carpenter 🪚 as well.You do not 🚫 cease to amaze @somatek best of luck in life and everything else you do bro

    • #6830
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      Being an underground grower forces you to learn all the skill required to set up and run a grow yourself; building rooms/walls, running electricity or plumbing, fixing drywall, building tables…  You really need to be a jack of all trades when the laws force you to hide from typical professionals.  Come to think of it that’s also why I learned to take pics lol.

    • #6870
      Brad104
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      You are a good person soma I have seen you helping multiple people here already on the forum and you are a green thumb bro too

      • #7025
        Somatek
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        That’s awfully nice of you to say, I’m equally good and bad like anyone at the end of the day; there’s multiple people that would gladly tell you how much of an asshole I am lol.  Helping people grow is just as much about learning myself as well as building community.

    • #7034
      Brad104
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      I know we can all be assholes at the end of the day but I can honestly see how you enjoy telling others about growing.I enjoy watching you work my friend

      • #7057
        Somatek
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        Sharing what I know as a means of learning more is definitely my natural tendency, so it’ll be a good fit at the pot shop that just offered me a job as they want to start catering to home growers but don’t have the experience needed to get into the market.  Soon I’ll be getting paid to ramble on about growing pot lol, truly living the dream

      • #7061
        Brad104
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        That’s excellent news there @somatek just do me 1 favor when something in your new store is rediculously low price let me know.I would probably have to pay the remainder in shipping here to the states but hey I have to try, saving dollars you know

      • #7077
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        Sure, if we’re doing mail order that’s no problem although I imagine the focus will be on in store sales as there’s a bunch of regulations around the business since it’s licensed to sell pot.  I’ll also be focusing on stocking soil, ferts, amendments, etc as those are hard for online shops to compete with as shipping costs keep it competitive.  Most equipment I’ll be suggesting people buy online since shops can’t compete with amazon, no point in having money sitting in dead inventory compared to investing it in product that’ll move.

    • #7091
      Brad104
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      I understand we’re you are coming from I didn’t know it was selling product as well as accessories and such.Thanks for clarifying and good luck with your new job, best of luck there!

    • #7093
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      It made me smile this morning seeing the sun blasting the veg room, up until around noon they get decent light.  Now I just have to figure out if I can accurately measure the PPFD without buying a par meter.  My guess is that using a lux meter and converting it won’t be anywhere close to accurate with supplemental sunlight in the mix but hopefully someone corrects me if I’m wrong.

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