DIY 4oz. minimum yield grow box

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by daveg1i, Feb 18, 2008.

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    daveg1i

    daveg1i Well-Known Member

    me and my buddy built this box starting off with 2 rubbermaid tubs

    1. fasten the light fixture on the top tub, either by screwing fixture to top or by cutting out 4 holes in the tub so your lights can poke through and leaving the entire fixture outside on top of the box.
    2.cut an intake hole and install a duct facing downward. then cut an exhaust hole, install a computer type fan in duct then we stuffed the rest of the duct with carbon air filter so it filtered the exiting air.
    3. line entire inside of the top and bottom with mylar, we used a combo of mylar we had and emrgency blankets bought at wally world for 1.99. there also mylar.
    4.then we bought 6 pots, well actually small trash cans and cut holes in the bottom for airation and water exit.
    5. we put telephone books and boxes underneath the pots to raise them up to lights. when you have no more option for growth you have to build a spacer, i did this by buying another rubbermaid tub and cutting the bottom off it making it a nice spacer. then we tapped that to thetop of the bottom tub raising the height about bouble. worked great

    any questions get back...
    we pulled about 5 ounces of c-99 out of this little box

    [​IMG]light fixture used in box( i also used it in a closet grow i did as seen in this picture)
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    FilthyFletch

    FilthyFletch Mr I Can Do That For Half

    If those cfls were all you used this would be my first sighting of something actually looking good from the little cfls nice job.The emergency blankets arent mylar they actually are designed to allow heat to pass through 1 way then hold it so they are reflective heat holding items so they keep heat in not sure if heat was an issue but they would contribute.Quick question all the pictures are taged Daves aerogarden which grow medium did you use soil or aero?? Also the 5 oz was that the dried and cured weight or the fresh harvest weight.Looks good
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    BIGMIKE13

    BIGMIKE13 Well-Known Member

    looks good and well put together, but i dont see 5oz dry weight. looks more like 2-3oz.

    still nice job.
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    daveg1i

    daveg1i Well-Known Member

    yea man just cfl... six 150 watt equiv. 2700 lumen cfl's.
    wow thats crazy the blankets look and feel like mylar. but they worked great, and for a cheapo set-up like this there perfect.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]we actually harvested these main colas first.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]then we harvested the rest this 2 friday's ago.

    it was dried weight. not wet. and i did an aerogarden grow, but this is soil. we started both grows in october. i just happened to have my camera with me a couple times i went over there and shit the pics and just put them in my grow journal instead of startin a new thread.
    peace FF
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    FilthyFletch

    FilthyFletch Mr I Can Do That For Half

    Thanks for the reply.Enjoy the buds...gotta luv diy projects
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    daveg1i

    daveg1i Well-Known Member


    well we weighed it and it was at right around 4 ounces but we smoked prob. a quarter while it was drying. we smoked the little light buds that dried out quik. so it wasnt 5 ounces but that was the first grow with the box so i know we could do better next grow. theres actually one size bigger tubs i found that you could probably get 8 plants in.
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    daveg1i

    daveg1i Well-Known Member

    thanks filthy have a good one man
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    Gamberro

    Gamberro Well-Known Member

    Sure, I'm obsessed, but it still be bangin to ScrOG in there.
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    daveg1i

    daveg1i Well-Known Member

    thats a possibility. i dont fully understand the scrog but if i tried it once ide get it.
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    upinchronic1

    upinchronic1 Well-Known Member

    insane, this is one of the best cfls i have seen, sickkkk, just 6 fucking cfls?? PRops...
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    daveg1i

    daveg1i Well-Known Member

    thanks dude, appreciate it..:joint::mrgreen:
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    upinchronic1

    upinchronic1 Well-Known Member

    OHHH yeah and how is that tripy c99 high? i was considering the c99 ak mix. Is it as trippy as its made out to be?
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    Gamberro

    Gamberro Well-Known Member

    Real simple, just think of it as ivy. Train the stem while it's still green, with the little plastic twisty joints you'd use on garbage bags.
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    Gamberro

    Gamberro Well-Known Member

    Co-sign, an what were the wattages on those CFL's?
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    daveg1i

    daveg1i Well-Known Member

    42 watt. 150 watt equiv.
    2700 lumen each.
    with alot of mylar
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    daveg1i

    daveg1i Well-Known Member


    dude honestly people are now tryin this shit and the taste is uncomparable. its the best ive ever tasted, and trippy high. lets just say my buddy went to bed after smokin it for his first time and he was havin a dream he said and there was glass in his lap so he was tryin to brush it off, then he woke up and pissed himself. funny shit, no lie
    def. good bud man
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    Lizard.King

    Lizard.King Well-Known Member

    Just wondering how much did your hydro bill go up from the 6 lights? I'm just starting and I'm trying to figure out the money damage and where do you get that carbon filter?
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    daveg1i

    daveg1i Well-Known Member

    no dude it was soil. but the bill went up like 7 bucks when i was veggin 24 hours and then it went down when i flowered to like 4 bucks extra.
    and the carbon filter i built from a diy thread on this site. thats what i did its like the only diy carbon filter on this site.
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    WoldofWeedcraft

    WoldofWeedcraft Well-Known Member

    Yea man I gotta jump on this. I think i'm gonna start it soon so when my AG is done I'll be able to clone and start flowering again. I just don't quite understand the ducts and the filter...but I'll read around I guess. I got some good soil ferts lying around so I'd like to use them hehe. Plus I always heard soil tastes better than hydro.
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    daveg1i

    daveg1i Well-Known Member

    yea i think your right on the soil tasteing better, out of this box he grew 1 sugar blossom, 1 apollo and 4 c-99 plants. and they all tasted good.
    [​IMG] you see that duct? well you can buy that shit at homedepot it comes in a small box but when you take it out it extende pretty long. then we bought a inline fan and put that in side the duct, right were we cut the hole we installed the fan. then we stuffed the rest of the duct with carbon filter. then for an intake we did basically the same thing you see on this side but no fan and no carbon scrubber.

    [​IMG]this is what we used, we cut the hole in the tub put this just barely poking through the inside, then we used silicone cocking and then some duct tape for extra support, then we connected that flexible exhaust piping you see in the picture and taped that to this fan duct. anything else you unsure of? get back at me WOW

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