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    Custom Micro Grow Box and Fabric Pot

    Hey everyone!
    I've come to peace with the fact that the way I grow requires next to no space. My first grow was in one of those prefab grow boxes and it went awful. Way too hot with temps in the high 90s and it advertised that the carbon filter sheets behind the weak PC fans would hide the smell which was a total lie. So I took it upon myself to build a smaller and more efficient box along with a custom hand stitched fabric pot that is 4.5gal standing at only 4.5in tall. The dimensions of the box at 30"h x 24"w x 18"d. This was big enough for me to fit a full sized 4"x10" carbon filter along with a 4" 190cfm inline fan. I will be using almost 300watts worth of CFLs 7 40w-42w total. I am also building a custom SCRoG to fit into my pot that will stabilize the fabric and keep the plant low. As you see from the pictures the intake will also act as the breeze across the top of the canopy so hopefully I will not need to add any extra fans. This is what I've done so far let me know what you guys think!
    Current grow:
    Strains: Critcal Kush from Barney's Farm and Euphoria from Royal Queen Seeds
    Medium: 5gal Root Maker ll pots with 5lbs of Kind Soil in each and topped off with Ocean Forest.
    Lighting: 2 Viparspectra PAR600 LEDs (570 true watt total)
    Nutes: Plain Ph'd water and Molasses
    Area: 36"x20"x63" Tent with 4" inline exhaust fan and 4" inline intake fan.
    Methods: Topped at the 4th, nodes 1 and 2 removed, and LST
    Germination: Dropped right in soil

    #2
    Hey Agentbuckwold3

    The carbon filter sits inside at the top and is exhaust, right?
    I don't understand the comment about the intake at the top creating a breeze... Where is the intake? Is it the slot?

    I guess you know how to keep plants small. I am interested to watch!
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    • Agentbuckwold3
      Agentbuckwold3 commented
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      Yes and yes the intake is that slot on the side. That will be covered with blackout fabric to keep debris out and stop light leaks. Thanks! You and me both

    #3
    Finished the SCRoG this morning
    Current grow:
    Strains: Critcal Kush from Barney's Farm and Euphoria from Royal Queen Seeds
    Medium: 5gal Root Maker ll pots with 5lbs of Kind Soil in each and topped off with Ocean Forest.
    Lighting: 2 Viparspectra PAR600 LEDs (570 true watt total)
    Nutes: Plain Ph'd water and Molasses
    Area: 36"x20"x63" Tent with 4" inline exhaust fan and 4" inline intake fan.
    Methods: Topped at the 4th, nodes 1 and 2 removed, and LST
    Germination: Dropped right in soil

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    • Chefbjy
      Chefbjy commented
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      Looks like a fun project. I'll have to sub to see how it goes. My buddy is looking at doing a microgrow box and this looks better then what he drew up.

    #4
    Chefbjy it really is fun. By all means show it off. I'm designing for people in tight spaces like dorm rooms and studio apartments
    Current grow:
    Strains: Critcal Kush from Barney's Farm and Euphoria from Royal Queen Seeds
    Medium: 5gal Root Maker ll pots with 5lbs of Kind Soil in each and topped off with Ocean Forest.
    Lighting: 2 Viparspectra PAR600 LEDs (570 true watt total)
    Nutes: Plain Ph'd water and Molasses
    Area: 36"x20"x63" Tent with 4" inline exhaust fan and 4" inline intake fan.
    Methods: Topped at the 4th, nodes 1 and 2 removed, and LST
    Germination: Dropped right in soil

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      #5
      I present the finished product. After 10mins of running the temp didn't even hit 78f. Still gotta add the blackout fabric to the intake to stop light leaks and debris but I'm very happy with how it turned out
      Current grow:
      Strains: Critcal Kush from Barney's Farm and Euphoria from Royal Queen Seeds
      Medium: 5gal Root Maker ll pots with 5lbs of Kind Soil in each and topped off with Ocean Forest.
      Lighting: 2 Viparspectra PAR600 LEDs (570 true watt total)
      Nutes: Plain Ph'd water and Molasses
      Area: 36"x20"x63" Tent with 4" inline exhaust fan and 4" inline intake fan.
      Methods: Topped at the 4th, nodes 1 and 2 removed, and LST
      Germination: Dropped right in soil

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