Well, if you've been in the chat room, you've probably heard me excitedly talking about my new grow arrangement that I've ordered and now have fully assembled. I want to create a thread to share with you my thoughts and pictures of this new product.
Now, I understand something like this may not be for everyone, like lucky people who live in a nice state like Washington or Oregon. However, if you live in a desert like me, or simply want to grow more plants than can be reasonably grown in Lowes rack without some serious modifications while maintaining a controlled environment, this may be just the answer you're looking for.
After researching for weeks and trying to find a good solution that would last me some time without costing a fortune, I finally came across the GrowLab GL145 indoor grow room.
The GL145 is 4'9" x 4'9" x 6'7" and is made of rugged materials built to withstand humidity, heat, and light. Inside is a reflective fabric similar to mylar, but apparently better for applications such as this. There are multiple vents in the sides, and even a vent in the top. There are electrical also ports in the back, up high and down low, so that you can run an extension cord inside. Setting it up took some time but was something I was able to accomplish on my own without too much struggle. With two people, it would be a cake walk. Below are some pictures of how I have things setup inside as well as the nice temperature and humidity level I'm able to maintain inside it even in the dead of summer. I'm no professional, but from my experience so far, I have little doubt that this thing will last me for years.
While there are many sizes, I picked the GL145 because it was large enough to fit a Lowes rack in but small enough it could fit in my small basement office without taking over the whole room (however it does take up a full 1/4th of it!). Below is a picture of the GL145 with the door open.
The engineers at HomeBox and Everest Garden Supply have come up with something that makes this indoor grow room unique compared to the others out there. Windows! While this doesn't appeal to many pot-growing pot-head group, for us CP growers, it's great to be able to view and admire our plants without having to let out the humidity, etc. Additionally, as you can see in the first photo above, you can close the windows (velcro) and you won't see a bit of light coming out of the box.
Even with a Lowes rack inside, there is space available for more plants. In fact, the ceiling is capable of handing a significant amount of weight (somewhere around 100lbs I believe) meaning you could hang some pots from the ceiling if you wanted. Below are some pictures of my plants in the GL145.
For more information, check out the information on the GrowLab series at Everest Garden Supply. Additionally, I recommend purchasing from the same store I purchased mine from, http://www.gardenspout.com. I was able to talk to the owner at some length before purchasing the tent to get the best information possible before buying and I highly recommend them.