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    AH ok I see what your talking now. Could it work in the right location? yes probably. I still think it's a bit risky though too much sun hitting an enclosed growing chamber and in 15minutes you have baked plants. Anything smaller than a full sized ghouse complete with full venting/heating/cooling(humidifying) is not worth the effort and difficulty of growing outside. The extra expense of setting up something like this indoors with some lighting will seem small if the plants all get fried one day for whatever reason or the hidden costs of trying to control the temperature outside with additional hardware. But that is just my opinion. Everyones growing area and environment is different and what might work easily for one person might not for another.
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    ok i ll just keep it inside, bc here in NC it has been hot and dry lately. for lighting? shop lights? what kind of bulbs? grow lights?

    thanks for all the help

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    If your not concerned too much with appearance it would be worth looking at the shelving units at Lowes/HD. I have seen nice 4' wide by 2' deep units that fit the 4' shoplights very nicely. You could get some 6mil poly film and cover it. You will primarily be restricted to lowland plants as the shoplights do put off a bit of heat. I am not sure if it would be cheaper but might give you more space than the unit you were looking at with the vinyl cover.

    Cool white tubes work fine with the occasional warm white for a little better balance. Yes you can use the growlux or the more balanced chroma/ultralum 50 bulbs but they are more expensive and not absolutely necessary.
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    ill just use that for the time being. but how many neps you think could fit in it? as for lighting ill use shoplights with screw-in flourescent bulbs

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    Quite a few plants could fit in the setup you want. I would say about 30-50 4inch pots or less/more. and about 15 10inch pots.

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    How many would depend greatly on how big the plants are..

    Space does fill up quick and often alot faster than you can imagine!

    looks like approximately 2000 square inches of shelving.
    That would give you comfortable space for 14, 12 inch diameter plants.
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    is there any place online that ships live neps that arent in other countries? and has a good varity

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    Well you can start off with Tony and PFT. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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