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    The New Grow Chamber!

    hello all, ive been planning this thing out for a little while now. I finally found the time to do it with some appreciated help from Butch.

    I only snatched a few pictures because im still busy tweaking with the temps and humidity.



    I bought the fixture off of ebay. it is a Hydrofarm 4ft 4 bulb fixture. i believe it was $142.99

    I then broke down one of those 4 tier grow racks. I covered the back, left, right and bottom sides with 3/4in thick insulation foam boards. I sealed the front with some of the grow rack plastic for easy access.



    I got a 4in 12VDC case fan from Radioshack for 17.99. I spliced the wires from the fan to an old adapter. I plan on adding another fan in the near future in case one fails. Without the fan it can quickly get to 90+ in 30 minutes. I got the humidifier from Target for $30. I have a 2ft long plastic tube running from the humidifier into the chamber.




    The T5's produce some high heat, but with the fan running and the humidifier i have my temps down to about 68 degrees and 85% humidity. With all being said i am fairly happy at this point with those conditions but im still going to wait a little before i put my helis and such in. Now i have plenty of room for more plants =)

    I will update ASAP as soon as i get my plants filled in there.
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    your eBay link isn't working.. And just out of curiosity, what are you doing for water collection in the bottom?

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    for water collection im going to have trays under the bottom rack. i only have 1 tray right now so i need to go get 1 more.

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    But will that really catch all of it? Maybe if you had one big tray that fit perfectly in there.. Or do you have it someplace like the garage where a little extra run off isn't going to hurt anything?

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    its in the basement. (nice cool temps) so im not worried about it at all. im just going to have them in place right when i water so i get the majority.

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    I was thinking about the excess water from the fogger. Mine soaked the floor after running for just a few hours. Which is why I ended up moving the grow box out into the cement floored sunroom.

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    ill have to check that out and see how it condensates. so far its dry not bad because of the fan but maybe after time.

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    Very very nice and very recognizable. lol!! Should do great and your plants will love it.

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