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#121 Blinky

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:14 PM

Okay so i loved this section and admired many different ideas going on around here!
My setup cost me about $4.50 (for jiffy germination box things and pellets) because everything else was stuff i had sitting around the house.

Here is my tiny setup
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lighting is an old lamp with a 26 watt daytime compact florescent which has the shell thing cut in half to improve lighting.

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the back is modified with a old smaller water bottle cut to house a smaller computer fan to help cool off the light if needed (this was more for fun and to kill time)

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the heating on this setup is actually an old aquarium light fixture housing two 10 watt incandescent bulbs with a couple layers of foil and heavier duty napkins to lower heat impact because it was getting too hot!

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oh yeah and to level off the height difference caused by the heating light i have put a couple of useless-out-of-the-box timers that i got for a couple bucks each a couple months ago that no one should ever by cause they suck!!! oh and a old cell phone in case any of this stuff catches fire or any other emergency?? lol

#122 PaulG

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:47 PM

Right on set up, Shane - and easy to put together.
I'm bookmarking this one!
I'm turning over ideas for next year now :think: !

Got this idea from CCErnst! I went a little larger scale though...here is CC's glog thread.

http://www.thehotpep...__fromsearch__1

Now for mine...was already running the 2 T8 shop light fixtures. Things were moving pretty slow under them though.

2 x 100w equivalent daylight bulb 4 packs Home Depot $10 each (only used 7)...7 x plug socket adapter @ $1.50 each...So $30.50 total and I had a bulb leftover for my porch light...


Lights with socket adapters...


I already had the 4' workbench power strip...

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There are a total of 12 outlets I went every other one...added one more to the near end so 3 in a row over the more mature plants...could add up to 5 more.


Really don't think I need to...my light meter now pegs out in there. The T8's look like they're off...but they're not. Might actually have to raise them a little more.


I think I could lay in there to tan...I am half blind from looking into this thing. The 3 in the bottom right are recovering from an unfortunate greenhouse incident a few days ago...all the green pots were moved in from the greenhouse...to see how they do compared to the ones outside. I got these running 24/7 right now, but will cut them back to 16/8 in a few days.

Almost forgot the most ghetto part!

The coat hanger chain mod to angle the T8's inward...x4
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#123 stc3248

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

Right on set up, Shane - and easy to put together.
I'm bookmarking this one!
I'm turning over ideas for next year now :think: !


Thanks man...I just cant get over how much brighter they are...but to put it in perspective they are each putting out ~1600 lumens and each of the T8's is putting out ~2100 but that's over the entire 4' tube...this is all packed into that one little bulb. Amazing results so far if I can keep them from cooking. The fan is no longer a run it every now and then thing, its a necessity. So I got it on the timer with the lights now.

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#124 Sethsquatch

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:45 AM

So, I have upgraded my ghetto grow closet. Have a new light holder that came from some gutted office building courtesy of Justaguy. He came over and wired it up and it was just laying against the wall. It holds 4 48" fluorescents. Last night I got the drill out and put some holes in it for u-bolts, connected it with chain and carribeaners to the closet rod. Now it is adjustable two ways so if I have taller plants (which I do) I can put them at one end and raise it higher on that end.

Voila

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#125 PaulG

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:11 PM

Nice work, Seth!
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#126 Sethsquatch

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:53 PM

Thanks Paul! I'm digging it!
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:55 PM

I'll post a pic of my actual grow setup at some point, but this is my high tech bottom-heated germination apparatus...



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I've tried other things, but the heat output from the router is perfect. Everything usually sprouts within a week. Tepins, Bhuts, 7Pods... no issues. I can layer about 5 or 6 bags at a time on it.

#128 PaulG

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:00 PM

Looks like it's workin' pretty well!
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:39 AM

I'll post a pic of my actual grow setup at some point, but this is my high tech bottom-heated germination apparatus...



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:lol:

I've tried other things, but the heat output from the router is perfect. Everything usually sprouts within a week. Tepins, Bhuts, 7Pods... no issues. I can layer about 5 or 6 bags at a time on it.


It cool's the router also, LOL nice ide. I wonder if the wireless radiation have any effect on the seed's?
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#130 MadGringo

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:26 AM

Just started this year here is my ghetto setup

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#131 Justaguy

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:33 AM

So, I have upgraded my ghetto grow closet.

So when can we expect to see your GLOG???
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:28 AM

So when can we expect to see your GLOG???


One of these days. Maybe.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:55 AM

I'll post a pic of my actual grow setup at some point, but this is my high tech bottom-heated germination apparatus...



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:lol:

I've tried other things, but the heat output from the router is perfect. Everything usually sprouts within a week. Tepins, Bhuts, 7Pods... no issues. I can layer about 5 or 6 bags at a time on it.

Thats great!
Awesome idea

#134 PaulG

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:05 PM

MadGringo, your tent is producing some nice seedlings.
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#135 SadisticPeppers

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

Love it AJ! Right up my alley. Is that Christmas lights on the roof too? :cool:


That setup is half a step away from a decent nightclub :)

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#136 Chewi

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:03 PM

How about this?

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slat frame from my new dishwasher cut down and reformed, 2 desk lamps and 2 lamp fixtures with pie plate reflectors and one clip on work lamp. For a heat pad, I put the starters on the radiator until they pop, then move them up under the lights. I have a 30$ greenhouse for the spring, about 5' high, 2x2', good for smaller plants.



This is absolute GENIUS!!!! God the wife would kill me!!!

#137 Lucky Dog Hot Sauce

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:59 PM

I so love this topic. Reminds me of some of my set-ups for growing weed way back in the day. lmao

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:02 PM

Back in the day :high: ?

Yeah this is a great thread!

Edited by PaulG, 23 February 2012 - 10:03 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:14 PM

here is one you cheap bastards haven't thought about - i know i didn't.

http://www.wimp.com/lightenup/
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:37 PM

here is one you cheap bastards haven't thought about - i know i didn't.

http://www.wimp.com/lightenup/


That is so cool. I am going to try it for fun. I assume it only works during the day though and not at night.





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