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    it is going to be shinny and hard to look at inside

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    That's huge, Kyle. I assume your cp collection is about to grow exponentially, too? Reiterating what Mach said, you'd better buy a good pair of sunglasses.

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    @Drew: pretty much lights for every shelf. I want to also get some lights that kind of point out into the walkway (although that might be too blinding...) because the N. x ventrata I have in there is sprawling all over the place. It's literally stretching from one wall (where it's hanging) to the other, across the ceiling. Kind of cool looking, heh.

    @mass: Eh, a few reasons. I really wanted racks instead of tables (I don't know how many racks you could fit into one of the GrowLabs, but probably not 6). Another reason is the bubble wrap is, I assume, a better insulator than the mylar/fabric duo that makes up pre-fab grow tents. We foster puppies, and they typically stay in the basement, so they can't have been exposed to very chilly temps when we've got them down there. So, essentially, I wanted it to be as secluded from the rest of the basement as possible. Third, I think this setup will ultimately be a little more durable. The bubble wrap is pretty friggin' tough (you wouldn't think so, but it is; I can walk on it without any pops and it's pretty hard to pierce even with a razor blade). And the racks themselves are probably much stronger and more durable, at least they are compared to the cheap grow tents I've seen with flimsy metal racks in the better ones and plastic racks in the really cheap ones. The racks I'm using can support 350lbs PER SHELF. So, basically, I don''t have to worry about where I put what - I can put whatever I want wherever I want with the peace of mind that it won't all come tumbling down. Finally, just because I get to make it exactly how I want it, with holes for ventilation/humidification where I want them, etc etc. Not to mention I get to MAKE it at all. I love building stuff. ^.^ That got wordy... mah bad.

    To everyone else: Thanks for the comments! And LOLs @ Mach and mato.


    But back to the news regarding the GH. I didn't finish the ventilation or the humidifier, nor did I even get the electrical situation all figured out. I DID get all the lights and plants in, I just haven't hooked any of the lights up yet. I need to make myself a few extension cords to get power where I need it. No big deal, though. But after moving all my plants and stuff down 2 flights of stairs (that's a lot of going up the stairs, too), I was absolutely bushed by 3:30am. So I threw the old humidifier in there, turned it on, and closed up. Woke up, glanced at the thermo/hygrometer receiver in the living room and it said 99% humidity. Went down there, got into the GH, and I could feel that something was up, lol, something was... different. But it was too dark to tell what. Plugged the work light in and WHAM, the greenhouse was a freaking cloud. Dense fog all throughout the place, even with the fan running on high in there. Came to my senses, noticed EVERYTHING was wet. All the plants were soaking, which they probably loved, and all the walls and racks and everything else had a nice wet sheen. Whoops, lol. Guess I need to get the hygrotherm set up. XD

    But even though I soaked everything in there, which you'd think I'd be pissed about, I'm extremely excited to know that my humidifier can fill that big a space, with a fan running on high, with very dense fog. That obviously means it's more than capable of holding humidity in there around 80% (which I'm planning on setting the hygrotherm to) no problem. And that, my friends, is good news. So I start today's work with a light heart. ^.^

    I'll get some pictures once I get the lights plugged in. I'm not going to get them all cleaned up and their cords tied down and everything yet - that takes too long and I'd like to spend the next couple days with my wife before she goes back to work. So I'll get them plugged in, but they won't be pretty. But at least the plants will have light.

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    It's so neat and tidy.

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    So as I said, I started my day with a light heart, but then I was totally shot down. I got slammed with a migraine for the first time in the better part of a decade. I get nasty migraines, too. Light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, killer headache, awful nausea... the whole shebang.

    So I've accomplished absolutely nothing today. It's mostly subsided now, so I think I'll probably get to work on it in a bit. Then again, the light might be too much. Time will tell, I certainly am not doing anything right now. LOL.

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    Well, it's done for the most part. Just some more cleaning up and wire-tidying to accomplish. I got a video tour of the greenhouse last night and let it upload overnight. The video is meant to be a tour of the actual greenhouse and the various things I put together for it, no plants. So I apologize if that disappoints anyone. ;p

    I'll get more pictures for those of you that don't like videos. But here's the video for now:


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    right on. I just ask because I'm getting to the point of needing to start taking racks and tables out. Need to make room for the plants. And I already know you'll be to the same point soon enough.
    Duh, at which time you can just take out racks as you go like I am. I'm slow.. I'll shut up now. You got this!

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    Sweetness

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