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Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by 420OldSchoolDJ420, Sep 5, 2009.

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    esh dov ets

    esh dov ets Well-Known Member

    using black and white poly?bongsmilie
     
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    Lance541

    Lance541 Member

    Yup! They have a 10x10 sheet of it for less then $15.
     
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    cookie master

    cookie master Well-Known Member

    I used to make "tents" out of bw poly and some 1x.5 strips srewed into walls /ceilings. i like tents now but I dont have a permanent space. they sell a zipper which will let you into the poly room.
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    DankTankerous

    DankTankerous Well-Known Member

    If you know where some plans are for your wooden tent or cabinet post it up. I'm looking to build a cab
     
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    kit10

    kit10 Well-Known Member

    Anyone know where I can get a cheap 150w dual ballast, delivered to Ireland? Ta.....
     
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    Lance541

    Lance541 Member

    Don't have any plans unfortunately just the ones I drew up which don't make much sense. This would a good starting point for what a good basic wood grow tent should look like. You can add on to it later on as needed via more structural support or lighting support. I should have taken more pictures when I built my tent but ended up rushing threw it. I have a couple pictures of how my tent turned out down below and a couple more of what the framework looks like. Still have to add some metal railing for the lights in the next couple days. Then I'm going to cover the top up.
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    Were you thinking about making a tent similar to mine or more of an enclosed cabinet? If you need detailed instructions on how to build a basic wood tent pm me and I'll be more then willing to help ya.
     

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    DankTankerous

    DankTankerous Well-Known Member

    I'm looking into an enclosed cabinet. I need it to be stealthy and inconspicuous and pretty much unquestionable. I live in a wee triplex so more privacy than an apartment complex but nonetheless. Luckily I have a couple friends that do carpentry and have the tools to complete.
     
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    esh dov ets

    esh dov ets Well-Known Member

    somewhere on here folks talk about wardrobes or cabinets called wardrobes. they can be cheaper or the same as tents but are better for stealth.
     
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    haze010

    haze010 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you want something like this.

    http://rollitup.org/t/bohemoth-perpetual-all-in-one-armoire-conversion.923940/

    and there are many other similiar threads/builds in that forum section where people post their builds and help each other.
    The grow room > indoor growing > stealth/micro/cab growing
     
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    jonsnow399

    jonsnow399 Well-Known Member

    not going to be a cabinet but i'm gonna build a 8x8 room using 5x5 vinyl fence posts. They cost 40 bucks apiece but I do some landscaping for a guy who had them laying around and gave them to me. Using 1 inch styrofoam for walls.
     
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    NugHeuser

    NugHeuser Well-Known Member

    Cheapest company for vero 29s? The SE C style
     
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    GFDuke

    GFDuke Member

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    Creature1969

    Creature1969 Well-Known Member

    I that case, go with HID. You're not going to get a good LED light in a kit. It'll work, but the HID will work better for less $. Or, order everything separate, get a COB setup and still come in at under the cost of that kit and be even happier in the end.
     
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    GFDuke

    GFDuke Member

    Forgive me but what is a COB setup?
     
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    jonsnow399

    jonsnow399 Well-Known Member

    chip on board, chips like cree 3590's as opposed to strips.
     
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    GFDuke

    GFDuke Member

    I plan on growing some auto flower plants in the tent. I just want to keep it simple for a small personal use system. I can grow fine in the summer on my deck ( it's legal here in Massachusetts now), but I wanted to keep a good winter flow going so I don't have to spend so much $$$ on buying weed. So, is the Hid lighting going to work ok for Autos?
     
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    NugHeuser

    NugHeuser Well-Known Member

    Hid will work fine for autos. How big is your tent? With hid the main worry is heat, especially in a tent. If the tent isn't too small then you could run an air cooled HPS light. Seasons will also effect the temps inside the tent. If you plan on running the tent during colder weather(late fall, winter, ect) then that will work in your favor. I can't really say how small of a tent is too small because I have a 5x5 so that is all I have expeirence with but even with that, once summer hit this year my temps skyrocketed to around 100 degrees so i was forced to buy a portable a/c.. BUT, that was with a 600w hps and two 130 watt leds(If I could go back I would've spent my money on cob leds).

    So as far as leds go, if you're going to spend your money on any leds I would highly suggest looking into a cob setup like what was said previously or a quantum board setup. Those two are MUCH better overall grow lights as compared to them ones that put out the red and purple lights that you would find all over amazon.
    For these type of leds check out websites like cobkits, rapidled, cutterelectronics, and horticulturelightinggroup are all good ones. You could either buy leds already assembled and ready to go or watch some DIY videos and for a bit cheaper, buy the parts for the light and build it yourself. These style of leds will be a bit pricier but still won't be too bad for a small tent set up but will have much higher quality light, if your wanting to go leds.

    Hope this helps buddy, good luck:peace:
     
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    SoOLED

    SoOLED Well-Known Member

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    esh dov ets

    esh dov ets Well-Known Member

    that's pricey. you could easily spend 1-2k to get better prodctucts or less on what they have put together. spend a couple hours learning what you need and a couple hours shopping and that will save you $500 and get u what you need.
     
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    GFDuke

    GFDuke Member

    Thank you!!
     

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