Setting up a Mini-Grow

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I have decided that I am going to set up a very small grow at Sis's house for the winter. I have a cabinet that is 7 feet tall, 3+ feet wide and 20+" deep, split into 2 sections. The interior of the upper section is 46" tall and the bottom section is 32". So I am looking at 5 sq ft. I am going to see what I can do with this.

Vegging will take place in the lower section. The footprint is not big, so I am looking at this light for vegging: [ame]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PJ8B62Y/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1A[/ame] Alot of light for the price and space it takes up. I will flower with a 400W. I have 2 females vegging in hydro in that I am going to flower here. I will fim those 2 and probably do a bit of lst, but I think that I should be able to do 2 plants in 5 sq ft. LOL--will still be trying to hone in my cloning skills again.

I have never done anything on so small a scale, but as it is not my house, I don't want to get too invasive...I will be updating the thread as I make the cabinet into what I want it to be (and figure out how to get the pictures off my phone). The upper section houses an old TV now, but that will be going away and I will be building doors for it. There is space above the cabinet to put a fan and filter. Looking for any words of wisdom that anyone may have setting this up as this is my first mini-grow.
 

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Well first of all, have fun. You will rock it I am quite sure. I will be watching.
 

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The link to your light doesnt work for me, im interested for a small veg box, can u tell me about the veg light or send another link?
 
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Dman, don't know what was wrong, but it works now. It is a 2' 12 tube T5 that boasts 30,000 lumens. It comes with 4 3000K bulbs and 8 6500K bulbs, which sounded good to me. They will give you different bulbs if requested. Price with shipping--$115!! I went ahead and bought one.
 

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Dman, don't know what was wrong, but it works now. It is a 2' 12 tube T5 that boasts 30,000 lumens. It comes with 4 3000K bulbs and 8 6500K bulbs, which sounded good to me. They will give you different bulbs if requested. Price with shipping--$115!! I went ahead and bought one.
I just checked it out, its exactly what i wanted and price is right, thank you. :)
 

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found this interesting.probably would not work for you,but throwing it out there anyway. hxxp://www.growweedeasy.com/marijuana-space-buckets[/url]
 
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THG, I built a box similar to yours 15 years ago. It will work well.
 
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Dman--good price on that light, huh? I don't have a light meter, but I would be curious to see if they really put out that many lumens.

Thanks stoned, but I don't like that growweedeasy guy and most of what he says is plain unadulterated B S. I actually have warned people to stay away from his site as it is so bad. Thanks for the thoughts though.

So, umbra, any words of wisdom.
 
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So, finally got around to posting some pics. This is the bottom of the cabinet and all I have done right now. I have a 2' 12 tube T5 in there, 30,000 lumens. I opted for 8 blue tubes and 4 tred ones just to try a bit of a mixed spectrum. Ventilation is a small bathroom type exhaust fan that is 50 cfms. I have a small fan in the space to move air around--it does not oscillate because of the small space, but these 2 seem to work fine. I just want ahead and wired a a double duplex outlet in there. The cord for this is attached to a surge protector outside the space. Passive intake in the doors--didn't have them drilled when I took the first pic. I paid about $125 for the light and about $25 for the fan. I pretty much had or scrounged everything else but about $10 worth of electrical stuff and hardware.

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Well that is as cute a space as I have ever seen. "I just want ahead and wired a a double duplex outlet in there" like that was nothing... Looking good kid.
 

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i always grow in cranked spaces, one thing comes to mind, is that when using oscillating fans or dehumidifiers placed in a wrong direction, it can disrupt the airflow through the room by so much that it makes the exhaust very inefficient and the grower can end up with a storm of hot air lol
 
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Thanks all. I am at the point now where I am going to have to get the top (flowering) part set up--they have grown since I took that picture. I am thinking a 400 HPS....checking finances as I would love to give a small LED a try, but think that may not be in the budget.

Zem, yes, smaller spaces can be hard to get everything in sync. This is the smallest space I have set up.
 

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Looks good THG
I just got a 4 foot 8 bulb 6500K light. I'm setting it up as we speak. Cost $200
Should try a full T5 grow see how she goes.
 

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