Grow in an old Computer desk cabinet thing.

Discussion in 'Stealth / Micro / Cab Growing' started by Commander Strax, Feb 8, 2013.

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    Commander Strax

    Commander Strax Well-Known Member

    This is my second post and the start of my Journal. I found this Cabinet on Craigs List.
    $65 and it is pretty sturdy. The pics ( if I do this right) are from the ad and the junk did not come with it. I Rearranged the shelves and stuffed it in my closet

    This is the plan:


    • Superponics 8 plant system
    • Pro-Grow 180 LED
    • S&P TD100X fan and a carbon filter for smell
    • Reflectix insulation for the walls
    • Fox Farms Nutrients
    • Seed depot, Escobar Chocolate rain or Nirvana IceRegular



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    I have read a lot and look forward to getting this started
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    reku

    reku Active Member

    thats what I am looking for as well. I found a super nice one on CL free but allas no truck. :(
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    Commander Strax

    Commander Strax Well-Known Member

    I am reconsidering the superponics 8 plant system and I am looking closely at the Stealth Hydro Bubbleponics 6 plant
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    Commander Strax

    Commander Strax Well-Known Member

    I was going to call this post Narnia but I did a search on the board and realized that it was not an original thought. I did some work on the wardrobe today.

    I made a Louver to block some of the light escaping the intake fan. It is not as effective as a full on light trap but it works well.

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    Better pics before I started

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    Covered the walls with the reflectix, installed the fans, installed some sockets for "side lights", Thermometer, couple of 18" florescent fixtures in the top for the "sprouting room".

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    this is the sprouting room

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    another view of the louver

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    This is a 4" diffuser that I picked up at Home Depot

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    I am waiting for the carbon filter, Pro Grow 180 LED, and most important the Seeds. More pics to come.
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    Highasakite423

    Highasakite423 Member

    Very impressive if i do say so myself. I recently built a PC grow box and put it in my Dresser. how much did your Carbon filter cost. I need a little one for my PC box.
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    Commander Strax

    Commander Strax Well-Known Member

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    Highasakite423

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    geturgrowon

    geturgrowon Well-Known Member

    nice cab im here to stay where did u get the led and how much if you dont mine telling me i need to invest in some leds there nice to grow with i wish i could get a hold of a cab that size it would be prefect ! k pce if u need any help let me know !
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    Dragon311

    Dragon311 Active Member

    If you want a carbon filter for a PC, you can make a D-I-Y one quite easily. I'll have to find the thread later, if you're interested. The basic gist was: You need 2 mesh pencil holders, 1 slightly smaller than the other. You also need a pair of pantyhose and some activated carbon from the fish tank section at Walmart or whatever. You essentially fill in the gap created by the cup size difference with carbon, wrap it all neatly in some stretched pantyhose, and voila a make shift carbon filter to blow your exhaust through.
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    Highasakite423

    Highasakite423 Member

    hmm sounds easy enough ill try to find a guide for it so i can make it when i need it. thanks for the help Dragon311
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    Commander Strax

    Commander Strax Well-Known Member

    The LED that I ordered is the Pro Grow 180. I have read good and bad, I will give a review when I get it, should be here Wednesday.

    http://www.hydroponicshut.com/pro-grow-180-led-grow-light-hydroponics-hut.html

    I was bidding on one on ebay and it went for $255 plus $10 shipping.I went ahead and ordered one from Hydroponics Hut $309 and free shipping. I think with tech like this it is worth the $54 for the 3 year warranty.

    I don't know if this is a bunch of Bull but I find this interesting...Three mode lighting system. Seperate vegetative, flowering and full illumination modes offer the ultimate in control over your environment.
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    Commander Strax

    Commander Strax Well-Known Member

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    Dragon311

    Dragon311 Active Member

    Nice Commander Strax. Hmmm...I wonder though if I'm gonna make one that big, might as well get one thats

    Here's the one I was really thinking of. It worked well enough for me with PC fan and a "low smelling" strain.
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    Commander Strax

    Commander Strax Well-Known Member

    the filter I ordered is not as long as the one in the picture, it seems that they use a stock picture for all their filters on that site. It is 10" and it should look more like this

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    I will take a pic of it installed when it comes in
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    Commander Strax

    Commander Strax Well-Known Member

    Seeds, here we grow !!!!

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    geturgrowon

    geturgrowon Well-Known Member

    damm son!! let's grow~! pce geturgrowon :joint:
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    johnnybigtree

    johnnybigtree Member

    man the 550 looks sick but 8 bills is pricy
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    Commander Strax

    Commander Strax Well-Known Member

    the Pro Grow 180 came in yesterday and it looks to be very high quality. It is the first LED panel I have seen so I have no comparison, but it looks great.

    Also the Filter came in yesterday, I will post pics soon.

    I have to go out of town for a few days so germination has been pushed back a few days and it is killing me.

    I picked up some Hygrozyme and I think this stuff looks like it will prevent a lot of problems.
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    reku

    reku Active Member

    Looking forward to seeing this one! More pics!
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    Commander Strax

    Commander Strax Well-Known Member

    I put a "T" fitting between the pump and the hub, hooked a hose and a Ball Valve and I will use this to drain the res. If I put the pump to one side and prop up the other end it will pump out all but like a 1/2" of the water.

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    The Filter installed

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    Filter and td100x, also a good look at the radio shack switch that I installed on the fan. It has a low and high settings. Also the LEDS installed
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    More pics of the Pro Grow 180. I tightened up the yo-yo arrangement to add more space.

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