Cardboard CFL grow box?

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by din'e medicine, Aug 12, 2009.

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    din'e medicine

    din'e medicine Active Member

    I need expert advise on this setup. Is it ok for me to use this cardboard box setup to veg one plant using the LST method and grow till about one feet, using one 105 watt compact flourescent with white painted walls and two cpu fans for intake and exhaust?? I want to get started in a few days with it because of space problems. Thanks alot!

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    sambob

    sambob Member

    i wouldnt see why u couldnt use it! but im not a expert lol.. loads of ppl use cardboard boxes so i should see why u cnt use that one!
    just make sure no light can get in seal it all!! and you should be ok.. keep us all posted
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    din'e medicine

    din'e medicine Active Member

    oh yea i will!! tahnks. I just need more white paint. I ran out...lol
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    kapzanass1

    kapzanass1 Member

    hey i am doing a simular setup... i dont have a camera so i cant show it to you but involves most everything that you have... sweet.
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    Stgeneziz

    Stgeneziz Active Member

    here's one i've had for about 2 months, not as clean as yours just kinda threw it together.
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    Stgeneziz

    Stgeneziz Active Member

    here's the inside, works well

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    din'e medicine

    din'e medicine Active Member

    alrite thanks! Thats some good inspiration. I think my setup is only good for 4 seedlings or two mid size, or one LST plant. I cant wait till i try it out and start growing.
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    din'e medicine

    din'e medicine Active Member

    Hey geneziz, is that reflective insulation which sticks like tape?
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    "SmokinForever"

    "SmokinForever" Active Member

    Cardboard boxes scare me!!! I know they probably won't catch fire but i'm still a little hesitant on this one!!
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    din'e medicine

    din'e medicine Active Member

    You must have cardboard-phobia!! lol. Yea, i know what you mean, but i try being realistic. Wires are rubber coated and the CFL isnt even hot when a little fan blows on it. Yea, anything can happen, but im a risk taker and ive seen many setups with far more hazards than mine. Its all about knowing what your doing and being responsible.
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    Stgeneziz

    Stgeneziz Active Member

    yeah, its some kinda reflective tape i found at home depot, it works but you need a lot of it, and its time consuming to put on, as you can see, i didn't finish....
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    din'e medicine

    din'e medicine Active Member

    lol...oh ok. Maybe i should just get some mylar.
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    Iwuzbornhigh

    Iwuzbornhigh Member

    Yea being stoned all the time and having your shit on while you are away makes me paranoid,, a card board setup would really have me noid living in a apartment,, i dont want anyone to lose they're life cuz of a card board grow box,, i would just get that rubbermaid storage at homedepot and or wood closet.
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    Stgeneziz

    Stgeneziz Active Member

    all my wiring is pretty well insulated, and the cfls in my box are 150 watt equivalent, there's 8 of em, but it still stays pretty cool in there with just a small fan. But it does sound dangerous when you think about it....
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    din'e medicine

    din'e medicine Active Member

    yea it does. But as long as it isn't hot or wet, then you have nothin to worry about. But that goes for everything! Your not safe no matter where you are or what you do.
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    Ap0c0leS

    Ap0c0leS Active Member

    Its called Aluminum tape, not to be mistaken for aluminum foil which will not work correctly
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    din'e medicine

    din'e medicine Active Member

    Yea thanks i saw that yesterday
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    Stgeneziz

    Stgeneziz Active Member

    So should I stick with the tape? I was Bout to paint the whole inside white cuz I was told it was better for preventing hot spots...
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    Scyntra

    Scyntra Well-Known Member

    painting cardboard will make it weak..my starter box is a huge cardboard box covered inside with chrome shurtape for class1 ducking. been using the same box for years with no problem, just make sure you don't get it wet and its fine..
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    Stgeneziz

    Stgeneziz Active Member

    thanx scyntra.

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