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    Garage Grow: 400w in a spirally thing a la Heath

    Hi everybody, welcome to my grow. btw I'm a retard and can't correct my sideways pictures. The flower room is in the back of my garage...



    Can you see it? Its in the back and it looks like this



    Heath's thing that looked like this for me seems like a gold standard for convenience and efficiency. I got the idea to replace the rigid pipes with this flexible stuff from another member a couple years ago - don't wanna steal credit - I've had some mediocre runs in here, always some problem, but this time it feels like its gonna be a big one. Just put plants in tonight, straight to flower from the homeade aerocloner in my backyard. All the plants are clones from a single seed, a strain I've grown before but have yet to do it justice. I don't have that many grows under my belt, crossing my fingers for enough of a harvest to keep my away from the delivery guy from here on out. Ooh and harvest day is scheduled for right around 4/20! Meant to be.
    Last edited by GoozMan; 02-14-2015, 03:47.
    Garage Grow - 400w in a spirally thing a la Heath



    Balcony Garden Shed Round 3 - 16 plant SOG in vert tubes, 2x250w HPS (4/23/11-7/26/11) - 4 plants = 209 grams+hash+milk

    #2
    super cool, in on this one! Have you thought that you might need a 2 bulb stack or is the one enough to cover that whole area?

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      #3
      What a wonderful design! I'll be watching this for sure.

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        #4
        JD and CrusaderRabbit, thanks for dropping by. JD, I totally agree. I'm just waiting to get a reasonable harvest out of there to justify the extra expense, but I did build it with a pair of 400s in mind.
        Garage Grow - 400w in a spirally thing a la Heath



        Balcony Garden Shed Round 3 - 16 plant SOG in vert tubes, 2x250w HPS (4/23/11-7/26/11) - 4 plants = 209 grams+hash+milk

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          #5
          wow, I just had one of those "why didnt I ever think of this" moments.

          Great design man, super simply but really effective.

          You for sure need two 400s to utlizie that space, fire it up man!
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            #6
            It looks really cool! what are the dimensions of the frame?
            how many plant sites? that looks like a great low budget setup.
            good luck!
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              #7
              Bennyweed, yeah I wish I could remember the name of the member here who built a room like this using this flexible tubing stuff, struck me as genius. Thanks for stopping by.

              Chunkypigs, thanks dude, footprint is 4'x4', about 8' tall i think, right now I've only got 8 plants in there filling the bottom slots, with a few more in the cloner waiting their turn, all in all there are 24 plant sites but that goes all the way to the top of the spiral, I won't fill in those top slots until I get a second light going. Ideally with one light I'd like 12-15ish plants in there.

              Since moving into this house with the garage I built this garden a little half-assed, maybe 3/4 assed, and had a couple of blah grows in there, each time some problem requiring some solution, but now the room feels complete. Ventilation is the only thing I haven't bothered with - I have the gear to build a carbon filter, I'm just waiting for a grow that's good enough to require one.

              I'm using RO water with GH 3 part (minus the green bottle). My first grows I overfed and ruined many plants - since then I've been underfeeding by a lot and the plants seem healthy enough to me. Also included: Cal-mag to boost the RO water, SM-90, KoolBloom every once in a while, and a neem oil concentrate to keep the bugs away (which works great - got rid of my spider mites quick!). I got some mycorhizzae recently, tried it once and it seemed like my roots just exploded. I think that's it for the res... the tub holds 15 gallons nicely. Temps are very under control in my neck of the city, so I just have a little fan in there blowing up at the light, just to keep the air moving I guess.

              Some pics of my veg setup. Seedlings and moms go in a cabinet in the laundry room




              and then get chopped up for the aerocloner in the backyard



              Trying to keep it low key while growing enough for my hungry hungry lungs. Peace.
              Garage Grow - 400w in a spirally thing a la Heath



              Balcony Garden Shed Round 3 - 16 plant SOG in vert tubes, 2x250w HPS (4/23/11-7/26/11) - 4 plants = 209 grams+hash+milk

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                #8
                quick update - plants are still alive



                and my picture-loading skills are improving - now this one's upside down!

                Actually I'm down from 8 plants to 7, one didn't have much for roots when I put it in, crossed my fingers for her but in fact the roots were not long enough to reach the nutrient stream and she died :( but the other 7 look great. As you can clearly see in my awesome picture.
                Garage Grow - 400w in a spirally thing a la Heath



                Balcony Garden Shed Round 3 - 16 plant SOG in vert tubes, 2x250w HPS (4/23/11-7/26/11) - 4 plants = 209 grams+hash+milk

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by GoozMan View Post
                  ...Trying to keep it low key while growing enough for my hungry hungry lungs. Peace.
                  if you want to do right by your hungry lungs put some of your babies in conventional dirt. if trouble hits that system you probably will lose it all.

                  your system looks cool but i think it will be more work than it's worth.

                  I totally get the McGuyver appeal tho…

                  I hope I'm wrong and you kick ass but a couple in dirt on the side could save the day. good luck!
                  uncontested 2015 IC Cup overall Champion and 1ST place growers Indica with OGKB 2.0
                  ______________________________ ______________________________ __________________
                  Do you even OGKB 2.0 Bro???
                  ScoutBreath, SquareBreath and OGKB 99 - the OGKB 2.0 IBL adventure.
                  GorillaBreath, GorillaTwin, GlueRoom and G99 - Glue and Cookies Conjoined
                  ForumBreath, Sluggo, and Weirdo-si-dos
                  Locomotive Breath & SourOGKB, Dude you got OGKB on my ECSD!
                  Chunky's Bagseeds info on IG

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                    #10
                    Neverrrrr!!! (in kind of a pirate voice)
                    Garage Grow - 400w in a spirally thing a la Heath



                    Balcony Garden Shed Round 3 - 16 plant SOG in vert tubes, 2x250w HPS (4/23/11-7/26/11) - 4 plants = 209 grams+hash+milk

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                      #11
                      I can't wait to see how this turns out! Looking good so far!

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                        #12
                        Good luck.im along for the ride

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                          #13
                          Sweet! Welcome guys, I hope the show is nice.
                          Garage Grow - 400w in a spirally thing a la Heath



                          Balcony Garden Shed Round 3 - 16 plant SOG in vert tubes, 2x250w HPS (4/23/11-7/26/11) - 4 plants = 209 grams+hash+milk

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                            #14
                            Wow! I love it! what are you putting the plants in (net pots?) is the water continuously pumped to the top?...I wanna sees that thing filled to the top. I'll be lurking

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                              #15
                              Did you drill the holes for the plants, before or after you mounted the corrugated pipe to the 2x4s?

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