- Oct 19, 2011
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- Base of the Thumb, Michigan
Troy,Paph lovr that is a great idea put a water catcher underneath slots with holes built for pots, I'm gonna move soon and am looking for a 2 or three bedroom place so I can dedicate a room for growing I just don't know if I should get a rising sun open window room or setting sun I've been collecting stuff so far shelving, hangers, humidifiers 3, window a.c. portable heater with a thermostat and am looking at lights fixtures for t-5 bulbs
The main bench in my under lights grow room was equipped with two two-lamp F96T12HO strip lamps (that's 440w of output) with a reflector of my own construction that could be raised or lowered in 2" increments. The lamps were 50/50 cool white and Gro-lux wide spectrum. I could bloom just about anything on that bench. The intermediate bench had 4 48" tubes (not HO) using the above mix of tubes. The seedling bench had a two tube 4' fixture. Humidity was supplied by a large rotating pad humidifier that held about 5Gal a fill. Air motion was supplied by a 19" box fan. The heat from the lamp ballasts give me a good winter temperature differential. Here in Michigan I figure this setup was cheaper than heating a greenhouse in the winter.
BTW, since I posted the original photo, the dorsal has come a bit more vertical and the natural spread is now 7-1/4".