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    Build Me A Growrack!

    So yeah, I'd like some of you veterans out there to pick me out high quality growrack components at good prices, as my mom is probably going to get me the materials for christmas. I'd like to avoid ebay since I dont know when the order would be placed. I'm going to want to grow dews, cephs, highland/intermediate neps, and maybe lowland neps.

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    I went to a store and bought a $20 shoe rack which fits very nicely on my southern window. Then added some lights to it, and turn them on when the sun does not hit it.
    Took about 5 minutes to put it together, another 10 to mount it on a windowsill, and a bit to install the light.
    So far it has worked fine. It is better to use this for plants that do not get very tall (like pings, rosetted dews)... the top shelf is tall enough to house larger ones though.
    So this is my exp with grow rack.
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    lows 4 tier cold frame/mini greenhouse - 40$
    24" double light shoplight fixtures from lowes/homdepot - 10$-25$ depending on brand,
    adapter plug for wiring the lights, and extra wire - 5$
    small desk fan - 10$
    and a timer - 7$-15$
    zip ties for strapping the lights up - 20 cents usually not much more

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    Well, not to doubt the awesome power of ambient sunlight and shoplight fixtures.... But how 'bout them T5s...? Most likely this rack is going to end up in my half of a closet in a college dorm. I'd like to have the most substantial lighting I can.

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    what size rack are you looking for?
    I have this one and it has lots of space and is adjustable.
    You can put 4ft t5 lights on it.
    SK-8 OR DIE

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    Now that's a nifty rack. How many tiers does it come with?

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    5 tiers. I took one out. cost about $89 @ lowes. I bought the optional wheels for around $20.
    the lights are Walmart shoplights t12 with t8 bulbs. The rack can hold like 500lbs, so it's heavy duty. should last a liftime.
    SK-8 OR DIE

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    Zero's looks almost exactly like mine... Mine came with 4 racks.
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