- Jul 21, 2014
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cabinet isnt going to work so its Tent time.....Lights?
Well, I was thinking that it was going to be close as far as space goes but then I saw the grow box my sister in laws boyfriend bought which is much shorter and not much wider but is deeper......his came with a built in fan, filter and CFL's........I told him that it was too small but I guess for him its ok..............Those Grow Boxes they sell are a real rip off. Either they over charge you or they cheap out and use CFL's.
the guy at the grow store mentioned going with a tent also, he even said that I could make my own frame and just buy the greenhouse material but then the inside walls would not be reflextive.....How important is that? When you grow outside you have nothing to reflect the light onto your plants....
I think I would rather purchase something that just needs to be put together rather than engineer something...........I would recommend buying over building. You can get a good tent for not a lot of cash or spend more money on the better name brand tents. I have 3 tents, all ebay specials and all still work fine.
Big Question!! How much difference in temperature is it inside the tent compared to the room it is in? Reason I ask is I have a spare room in my apartment that I would prefer to use, but even with the heat on in the winter(gets mighty cold here in New England!!) this particular rooms temp. is 60*max........This would be a good thing for growing. You could run your lights on for the coldest part of the night and go lights off in the day time when it would be warmer. At worst you might need a small heater.
My only other alternative would be to use part of my family room(which is why I was trying to use the cabinet) that room temp varies by how high I have the thermostat(already costs me a fortune to heat with oil).
If I have to I will use this room but would prefer to use the spare room because visitors wouldnt see my setup.
Both rooms are good size...family room is 16' x 16' with 8' ceiling, spare room is 16' x 12' but has an L shape which gives me another 4' x 7-8'. Ceiling is 7'
Lets talk size here......in the spare room I dont care how much space I take up...if I could afford it I would just turn the entire room into a grow room but that would require many lights and a huge electric bill...
if I have to use part of my family room I think that 6' x 6' would be the max
I am guessing that a 6' x 6' tent is more than adequate to produce some serious flowers?
Im sure that online is the way to go when purchasing this.....Larger selection and price savings compared to going to a local grow shop or nursery.....
I will be searching the web looking at various options but would love some suggestions!!!!
PJ.....no problem on the bubble bursting....its just going to hit the pocket a bit more than I originally thought!!
Am I better off getting a complete setup or just purchasing the tent and accessorizing accordingly? Whats the best bang for the buck? I see all kinds of tent packages both online and in High Times..... Seeing as I am new to all of this "gardening" stuff...lol...You are better off buying the equipment you need separately. You will save money, make sure you get good quality, and be able to tailor it to your needs.
I had planned on using either soil or coco.......but should I consider Hydro?? If I need access to water in the room then it isnt an option....Soil is far more forgiving. With hydro you will need a ppm meter as well as a PH meter.
I am glad that I have time to consider all the options as I will not rush into anything on this........I want to do it right the first time!!!
I'd go with your 4x4 and one of those TopLEDs to start. Nothing says you can not grow in a 2x4 space inside that area, and one will do that quite fine.What about the LED's?
That is awesome...wish my State would open their narrow minds.I am getting all warm and fuzzy thinking about this!!! Things are coming together nicely....I have all of you awesome people here with some unbelievable advice, plus today I found out that I will be doing all of this totally "state" legal in about 8 weeks!!!!! It will be nice to grow my own meds and not have to worry if the nerve pain meds are covered by my insurance!!!!