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    #76
    Why devise some extensive conveyor system when you can just use contactors to change the lamps to a different room every 12 hours?????



    Build instructions can be found in the link in my sig line
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      #77
      I saw that some had mentioned Growtronix earlier, and I just wanted to say

      DO NOT BUY GROWTRONIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I had ordered the system and then started to order components that were always being deliver way after ordering. I ordered the $400 TDS and PH meter and finally called after 6 months and he said he would ship it soon. anyway long story short a year later he said he shipped is but could not provide shipping receipt. in Short this is one guy building these things once he receives your money with piss poor customer service! Please do not waist your time with this company! I have emails I cam PM if you would like to decide for your self too. So basically I spent about $1000 for an incomplete system because I refuse to give home any more money. Sorry for the rant guys but that sill gets my goat.

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        #78
        Originally posted by gardenlover View Post
        I saw that some had mentioned Growtronix earlier, and I just wanted to say

        DO NOT BUY GROWTRONIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        I had ordered the system and then started to order components that were always being deliver way after ordering. I ordered the $400 TDS and PH meter and finally called after 6 months and he said he would ship it soon. anyway long story short a year later he said he shipped is but could not provide shipping receipt. in Short this is one guy building these things once he receives your money with piss poor customer service! Please do not waist your time with this company! I have emails I cam PM if you would like to decide for your self too. So basically I spent about $1000 for an incomplete system because I refuse to give home any more money. Sorry for the rant guys but that sill gets my goat.
        gardenlover-> Bummer on the Bad Experience man...I hate ppl who screw customers around
        ...It's bad for their whole business spectrum
        ...Customers talk on sites like this and word gets out...

        Was it a grow shop or a registered dealer?
        I would think there are ppl out there who would rip off someone if they think they can get away with it.

        This guy seems like one of those.



        But Bad{really, really Bad} Service aside, what components did you order?
        What ones did you get?
        Did they Work up to Expectations?
        $400 for TDS/EC/ph measuring! Wow!
        did it adjust the ph or add nutes?

        muA

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          #79
          disfunktional-> does this suit your temp monitoring needs?

          http://www.oceancontrols.com.au/cont...er_modules.htm

          muA

          and other goodies!

          Computer Controlled Relay Boards
          http://www.oceancontrols.com.au/cont...Relay%20Boards

          muA

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            #80
            nice find! that would work but probably not for what iv got in mind. they're pretty bulky(im running out of room quick), and they're also controllers. the only temp controll will need to be with the two fans one on the light and the other on the ballast, if i understand Heph correctly those functions should be taken care of with the grow shield. i would like a seperate lcd screen so that all thats being monitored can be easily seen at once but its not necesarry.

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              #81
              I guess everyones mileage varies. I've been using the Growtronix system for years and have always been happy with the product and especially the customer service. I usually get replies to my questions in a matter of minutes and they've gone above and beyond to help me get a large flip flop system running. I see it as a must for larger setups because there aren't many other options to properly orchestrate all the equipment. I do agree that they are slow to ship but the products are top notch and widely used in the medicinal community.

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                #82
                Medi: I can't really comment on the system itself because I never fully used it because it was incomplete. In theory it is a vary versatile system, I am realy bumed it went down this way I still would like to use the system if there some way to still get the TDS/PH/TEMP, I would probably back the guy but he just stoped replying to my emails.

                []D[][]V[][]D: When I ordered the system I went in knowing something bad may happen as I had read mixed reviews about timely shipping but I never thought this may happen. Basically what happened was after about 6 month of waiting I contacted him and he said he would get it out soon, a little more time passes and I contact again and he says he has shipped it out to the wrong person. He contacted this person who says he never got it (He probably did and used it) and so this is when it kinda end. The guy would not really return emails and finally when he did he just said it was shipped out a long time ago. I had asked for shipping receipts or tracking #, and never got one. I figure this guy shipped it to the wrong customer and never got it back so he is out $400 or whatever so he just passes it on to me the customer.

                I had a huge automated system planned out but this messed it it all up. basically the way the system works is it logs data (what ever you have plugged in that senses temp/humidity ect.) and you have presets for this data on when switches would turn on and off. so I was going to hook up a the pumps for the nutrients and set it to turn on the power that was hooked to nutrient pump.

                And for the record I would totally back this company if I were to finally receive what I payed for!

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                  #83
                  DVD-> Thanks for the info and feedback. Glad to hear the product is not the prob, just the dealer...th@ can be fixed.

                  gardenlover-> Have you thought about a polite, complete, concise e-mail to the County/State/Country head office?
                  If the manufacturer knows his customers products are not being delivered and the excuses th@ are being given, They may put the effort in to do right by you.

                  If you do, let us know how it works out....this type of treatment by shonky dealers is bad for their business...

                  muA

                  Is this one useful guys?

                  muA

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                    #84
                    unfortunately I believe this is just one or two guys running this company (vary small no distributors just direct order). I have tried every approach but being mean and slandering his service publicly which I now am doing and warred him I would do so probably a year ago! anyway i will leave it at that. I don't want be the reason this thread gets off topic.

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                        #86
                        Here's something to potentially work into an Automated setup.

                        Water flow gauge project update

                        http://www.practicalarduino.com/
                        muA

                        and this one...
                        hehehe .....mooore!
                        Library for SHT15 temperature / humidity sensor


                        from http://www.practicalarduino.com/news?page=4

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                          #87
                          Been thinking of software based controls for awhile.
                          I want a clean Flash/Flex GUI w/USB to a Flash drive. Plug in your laptop, set it, forget it!

                          Going to have to look that Arduino over some more. Cool stuff

                          P.S. I wish imnotcrazy was my neighbor lol
                          Keepin' Oregon Green ~ Since 1978

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                            #89
                            muA

                            Hep...this one looks interesting...

                            muA

                            muA

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                              #90
                              I will medi thx

                              That's as far as I've made it on my idea, because its the part I could create myself. Have about a decade exp in GUI design. A GUI & code to set some Params to a Flash drive I can handle. A really schweet lookin one too
                              Keepin' Oregon Green ~ Since 1978

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