User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 17

Thread: The GrowLab GL145 indoor grow enclosure! (Bandwidth intensive!)

  1. #1
    xantius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Riverton, UT, USA
    Posts
    116
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    The GrowLab GL145 indoor grow enclosure! (Bandwidth intensive!)

    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.

  2. #2
    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Olympia, Washington
    Posts
    4,064
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Your attached images didn't work. I'm very curious though.
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

  3. #3
    Halt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Southern Caalli.
    Posts
    1,160
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    wow man... lotsa room... so you gonna sleep in there? xD

    you've got a hell of a collection now... so fast!

  4. #4
    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Olympia, Washington
    Posts
    4,064
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Spiffy. How warm does it get in the top of the enclosure? Do you have the plants at the bottom because there's a noticeable difference?
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

  5. #5
    xantius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Riverton, UT, USA
    Posts
    116
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by seedjar View Post
    Spiffy. How warm does it get in the top of the enclosure? Do you have the plants at the bottom because there's a noticeable difference?
    ~Joe
    I actually measured that very thing earlier today. The temps and humidity were almost exactly the same on the top shelf. Part of that is because I have a fan in there circulating the air, helping move in fresh air, but also keeping the heat and humidity more even at all levels. The plants at the bottom are simply my biggest plants, but they are also HighLand plants. I will be likely putting an aquarium of LowLand plants up on the top shelf, and some more highland on the empty middle shelf.

    Overall, I'm very pleasantly surprised at the temperatures and humidity levels inside the grow room. If it ever gets to hot, I simply open one of the top vents a bit and that solves the problem. So far I've made a single adjustment and now every day the temps are exactly the same.

  6. #6
    clippity-clip-clip Clue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    SF Bay Area & Davis
    Posts
    1,988
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Awesome stuff. Lot 'o Nepenthes.
    "I, for one, can't wait to grow Nepenthes extincta!"
    Plant List ; blog

  7. #7
    Frilleon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sonoma County CA
    Posts
    643
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    looks good man! I told you those things work great. just keep in mind the more lights you add the hotter it will get. Look into getting a duct fan for it. That will take care of the heat and you won't need the desk fan anymore.
    Grow List: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=116427
    Member of BACPS & ICPS

    A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? Albert Einstein

  8. #8
    mktamin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Daly City, Ca
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Woah! That looks really cool! And very nice Nepenthes
    -Michael

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Some pictures (bandwidth warning?)
    By nepenthes_ak in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-20-2007, 12:51 PM
  2. What's your bandwidth?
    By nrbelex in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-26-2005, 03:17 PM
  3. Bandwidth difficulties
    By Tamlin Dawnstar in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-05-2003, 08:20 AM
  4. Indoor greenhouses/grow chamber pics
    By nahasapeemapetilon in forum Greenhouses, Terrariums and Bog Gardens
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-03-2003, 08:37 AM
  5. Enclosure
    By alandallas in forum Greenhouses, Terrariums and Bog Gardens
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-28-2003, 05:01 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •