very nice and stealthy.
This will be my second and yet first real attempt. My last i started out with no clue but at end i knew whats what yet the only remaining plant was a male. Now i have built a new growbox 21x17x27 inches (l,w,h) out of a perfect old sewing machine box. It fits perfectly under my desk, has a lock and looks unsuspicious. After removing all sewing machine parts i painted the inside white, made two holes in back for fans and made a light fixture out of an ikea cd rack i had laying around. Currently there are 6 CFLs (4 cool and 2 warm) yet there is a remaining socket for a 7th. Total its about 125 Watts. In back i attached some air pipes (whatever the name really is) to vent the outgoing air away from the ingoing. Thermostat can be read form outside and in middle it is 80 F. All in all im very happy with how it turned out.
I have germinated 3 feminised masterkush seeds on September 4th, one germinated on the 6th, next on 7th and those two are now in soil, still waiting on third.
Here are some before/after pictures of the growbox
very nice and stealthy.
Might be interesting to post some building pics, took 2 days and had to build quietly because im in somewhat of a dorm. Try chisseling 2 holes with hardly any use of a hammer.
This is after removing all the sewing machine stuff...
Lights are from Ikea but wired 7 together so that there are only 3 plugs
This is generally what was done, all the little details left out oc (installing fans, sealing off etc..) There is a 10 F difference inside from top and bottom, ill try to even it out by placing a small fan inside mixing up all air.
have you given any thought to what strain you want to grow considering height restrictions. also if your in a college dorm be careful. i had a female friend who got a scholarship to a good college and lost it all due to smoking in her dorm room. hope your grow goes well and keep us posted.
Im growing feminised masterkush, will have to give it some training. And this isnt really a dorm but more like an appartement building just for students.
yeah i guess im stupid cuz you wrote masterkush in the headline.
yeah i was wondering after i responded like "wait, its in the title and even his name is masterkoosh, doesnt he already know?"
Thanks for the interest anyways .
Two seeds have germinated, potted and sprout yesterday. Ive have 3 of the 6 CFLs on atm to reduce the heat since the sprouts are way up by the lights and itll get over 90 if i turn on all at once. On bottom its under 80 so ill be getting a new fan to mix all the air around some time soon.
The third seed didnt germinate, i put it into soil to see if it does anything and started germinating seed number 4, this time making sure its in a warm place (aka on my laptop) thinking that might have been the problem. If all 4 grow instead of 3 i dont know what ill do seeing that the grow space would be too small.
No huge changes, the two sprouted plants are still growing, the old and newly (seed #3 and #4) germinating seeds are yet to sprout, i doubt the old one still will but the new one shoult pop out of the soul any time now.
I got myself a 125 Watt warm envirolight today, the temps would be around 93 if i added it now but im going to get a 230 volt fan from ebay within a week (if i "win" it tomorrow) that will be put into the growbox to circulate the air from the bottom and top, this way it will stay under 90F right under the bulbs.
After exchanging a warm 23 watt cfl for a cool ill have pretty much 125 watt cool in small cfls and 125 watt warm with the enviro. I purposly got the warm to ensure i have max light for flowering stage.
One mistake, i toppled over one of the plants, however it seems to be alright. From now on ill be more carefull.
The new bulb:
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Hey Valuable, I am in almost the same situation as you with regards to being in uni accomodation and needing stealth, so im glad i found your thread =) awesome setup by the way, you have exactly what I am aiming for. I was thinking of PC growing but the price and size just dont seem worth it.
i was thinking of using my chest of drawers as a box (take out the drawers) and hanging enviro's inside. and use the front of the drawers to make it look normal.
one thing, what about the smell? when your MK starts flowering, it sure is guna stinnk hehe