Heath Robinson Vertical Grow Using Rockwool Slabs
Archived grow from 5th October 2005, 06:08 PM on the HG420 Forums and Overgrow.com originally entitled
Heath goes Vertical (again!)
“I thought I would show my new vertical grow which is under construction, for those of you who dont know about a year ago I made a vertical system which turned out fairly well. So I thought I would try again with a new easy to make run and clean system. “
my latest Vertical using 2 x 600w Hps in Cooltubes and 18 Aqua trays holding Rockwool slabs. Fed from the top by a dripper. The slabs drain to waste from guttering running around the bottom of the slabs. I hope to have this up and running within a week or two, I have all the cuttings and am just waiting for them to root.
10th October 2005, 06:51 PM
Hi all ,
Thanks to you all for stopping by, well its back to business, I have nearly finished building the vertical and I am just waiting for the cuttings to root and we will be away.
The latest set of pics will probably give a better idea of what the system is about, if there are any questions, fire away
Cool tube extraction
slabs drain into guttering and out to the rez
feed pipes into top of slab
Close up of the feed pipes
14th October 2005, 01:03 PM
Hey Cone ,
No real veg in these systems, if I had rooted these as I would have liked, they would have a day and then 12/12. As it is they will probably need about a week before I can go 12/12.
The screwdriver bit is now back in my drill thanks for finding it for me
Welcome ms right
I recon a nice grow in soil could be done vertically in pots, so I will look forward to a ms right vertical grow in the future
Idont like to use seedlings for any grow because they arent the best representation of what you get when they are cloned, but especialy so for grows where space is a concern as they tend to be more leggy than cuttings. I am not going to top these either unless they are about to hit the bulbs
Life just keeps on getting better
There are 6 clones to each slab so hopefully in a few weeks there should be no gaps, I tend to prune the plants in flower to remove any growth I dont want.
I have built the system using a light meter so all the plants should recieve plenty of light, this should reduce the stretch in the first 3 weeks 12/12.
I have included a few pics of the plants so you can see how the plants grow outwards and upwards. The fan in the old system was set on slow revs so it was a steady flow past the plants, I will put one in this system if I think that the Cooltubes arent moving enough air.
The pipes to supply air to your plants are a better idea than using fans as I find fans are a bit harsh on the plants and I dont realy like using them.
clones in place
21st October 2005, 04:56 PM
Hi nowhereman ,
The verticals are great but you are right to wait and polish your growing skills before you attempt one as things can go wrong very quickly when you have a limited amount of room to grow and its a totally new system. But if you get it right they really produce the goods
Cheers NoRm ,
Lets hope I manage to amaze you at the end of the grow
Nice to have you onboard Bov
Here are the latest pics, not too much change to look at but they have put out some nice roots and I think they are just right for turning to 12/12, things will really start to happen in the next couple of weeks :