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Old 05-16-2013, 03:45 PM #1
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Cheapo 9W LED Ikea Trashbin Grow - Green House Seeds Super Bud

I'm just starting my first grow with Super Bud from Green House Seeds, for this purpose I recycled an Ikea trashbin I had laying around.



A few modifications were made to the bin, including air intakes around the top frame and bottom, exhaust fan, air filter and the electronics for the LEDs. They are rocking 2x XM-L T3 7C (3000K) 1x XM-L T6 3C (5000K) LEDs, current at 1A each.
It's made pretty stealthy and with a heavy focus on being cheap



This grow cost me around 30Euro (including 2 seeds), because I had most of the stuff laying around.
Yesterday I put one seed into a glass of water, 24hours later the first root was visible so I put it into soil.
I'll post the next pictures when the first leafs are visible.



Index for posts worth reading:
Update #1 - First picture
Update #2 - Driver issues
Update #3 - from 24/0 to 18/6
Update #4 - first pronged leaves
Update #5 - 5 pronged leaves
Update #6 - wired the plant
Update #7 - steady canopy developement
Update #8 - repot to 2l
Update #9 - new filter, new driver installed, returned to LED lighting
Update #10 - led spectrum[
Update #11 - more wiring, some pruning and broken branches
Update #12 - Flowering day 7, CO2 supplementation
Pests, nuteburn?
Update #13 - Flowering day 12
Update #14 - massive LST, flowering day 14
Update #15 - flowering day 17
Update #16 - some bud-/canopyshots
Update #17 - Moar buds, first month of flowering has passed
Update #18 - Completely redid the wiring
Update #19 - 48days of 12/12
Update #20 - total defoliation!
Update #21 - continued bud growth
Update #22 - trichrome shots
Update #23 - harvest and wet weight
Update #24 - dry weight
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Hey.

Looks like a nice mini projekt. Best with luck to you.

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Old 05-16-2013, 05:07 PM #3
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What about lighting?
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:15 PM #4
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@dr.prox Thanks!

As for lighting, I'm using 2x Cree XM-L T3 7C (warm white) and 1x XM-L T6 3C (neutral white), each running at 1A, netting a good 1000Lumens at 115lm/W making it twice as efficient as regular CFLs.
Here is a picture of the "reflector" I'm using (made of paper).



For more pictures take a look at this album: https://www.icmag.com/ic/album.php?albumid=45755
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:14 PM #5
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Well dang, that is one simple, but clean-looking grow. Ironic how clean it looks since it's in a trash can! Definitely subbed for this one!
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The simplicity of your box reminds me of my 5 gallon bucket grow, except I'm using CFLs this time. How do you like your fan? I had 2 scythe's in my bucket, but I touched the blades of the more powerful fan and a few blades broke off. I had to turn my other fan into the exhaust fan and it's been doing an decent job so far, but summer isn't fully hear yet so I don't know how it's going to handle heat. I just ordered a fan to replace my scythe fan whose specs say it should be almost twice as powerful.

How do you plan on watering your plants once they start to grow into bushes? Do you have any plans for a fan blowing directly on the plants?
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:36 PM #7
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:-)

The fan was a left over and I'm satisfied with it but given that it's not regulated and running on full speed, you can hear the air stream. I'd rather sacrifice throughput and have a lower speed at 12V (e.g. less noise).

I hope that I can take the plant out of the bin at any size (knock on wood). The air stream in the bin is pretty good so I don't plan any additional fans.
Hopefully the plant shows itself soon.
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The fan was a left over and I'm satisfied with it but given that it's not regulated and running on full speed, you can hear the air stream. I'd rather sacrifice throughput and have a lower speed at 12V (e.g. less noise).
Try an adjustable power adapter. I have a really powerful fan hooked up to a pc case I'm using and at 12v it's unbearablely loud. On a cool day it works fine at 6v and barely makes noise, but when it's hotter I usually run it at 9v.

https://www.amazon.com/Hosa-Cable-ACD...ef=pd_sim_hi_7
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Thanks for the advice! I actually have a voltage regulator laying around, the next time I feel like it I'll add it.
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hi tebos, inventive setup i must admit. i once had a similar idea but eventually it ended as a blueprint only.

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I hope that I can take the plant out of the bin at any size (knock on wood).
if i may suggest something - i would make a platform that fits the size of the trashbin entrance at the top. i would attach long sticks or metal/plastic tubes to it and connect them at the top to make smthg like a cage. i would then be able to lift the cage with the platform attached in the bottom and take it in/out of the bin.
and on the platform would sit the pot(s).

hope this is comprehensive but i am pretty high atm so not sure i made myself clear? if you wish i can make a simple drawing.

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