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    Safety when buying equipment.?.

    Been lurking around here for a couple of years now, learning everything I could. Now just about ready to start buying my equipment. Not going big; just a couple plants at a time to grow my own medicine. My biggest hangup is what's the safest route to purchasing and shipping equipment. Have found almost everything on Amazon and well within budget. Just seems risky to me to buy it all from the same website and have it shipped to my address. Also, I'm really hung up about the seeds; where to buy and where to ship them. Can some of you please give advice on how to proceed?
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    #2
    Welcome to the new world bud. All my stuff, well most, was bought at Amazon. I always ask the sellers if they use discreet shipping. If they don't I go to the next one. Best place to buy seeds is nirvana.com . They are both knowledgable and discreet with their shipping. Their customer service is off the hook and you won't beat the prices. I know you said you had everything picked out, but you wanna share the size and how many your gonna grow? I have a indoor and outdoor going and it's not legal in my state either. There's a couple ppl I talk to on here that you can look up. One is oldjarhead100 and the other is Blazed227 . Super helpful guys. I'm new to indoor myself. I've always grown outdoor. Send me a message anytime and I can help if I can.
    T

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      #3
      Going with a 4'x2'x7' tent, growing in soil (3-5gal smart pot), 1-3 plants, using 1-2 600w white light (3500K) led panels on adjustable hangers, 4" fan/filter combo. Want to start with one photo plant to get my feet wet. Planning on using manifold technique and some LST to maximize yield (seems most straight forward method). Going to germinate with Rapids Rooters and transplant to soil. Plan is to veg until 18"-24" and make switch. Tent height should allow for a 2x stretch and still keep panel at least 18" above top. Haven't totally decided on strain yet but, looking for a mostly Sativa hybrid (energetic but not gittery), easy on beginners, good production, potent, can tolerate the manifold, low odor and flowers relatively quick (9-10 weeks flower). Chiefly decided to grow because I'm tired of all the meds and hassle that comes from dealing with the VA doctors and, all the danger and unreliability that comes from street vendors.

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        #4
        If anyone asks, your buying items for a winter indoor garden. Your addicted to tomatoes.

        Amazon wont care, nor will the posties im sure. If its shipped in multiple boxes, is it any different than ordering from wayfare or Ikea online? As retodd said, ask for discreet.

        I vouch for nirvana and seedsman, both have great customer service and good quality seeds!
        Please help support my new YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJ...X0NBmD6V5YllhQ

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          #5
          I have bought tons of Pot growing equipment and seeds through the internet. and only lost one shipment of seeds. That was from a seedbank I've never dealt with before. I will continue to buy through the WWW.
          2nd Grow
          1 Acapulco Gold from Barnie's Farm 12/12
          1 Amnesia Kush from Dyna Fem 12/12
          2 SoMango from Seedsman (Freebie) 12/12


          "Treachery and Old Age will overcome Youth and Skill"

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            #6
            Most of my grow setup came from Amazon, I'm able to have stuff shipped to a pickup location that's on my way home from work (tent was shipped directly here as it would have been a royal pain to haul home). Amazon has an option for discreet packaging now I think. Soil and nutes I was just able to buy at a garden store--not cannabis-specific, but they worked until I found a local grow shop.
            2x3 tent
            Soil (Humboldt Earth)
            300W LED
            Window AC, clip fan inside tent, freestanding air circulator in room
            FF Trio, Cal-Mag, ArmorSi, Recharge
            Current grow: unknown heirloom sativa (vintage bagseed from a relative)

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              #7
              Thinking back on it, based on the assortment of items I've purchased online, I am obviously building a WMD. Hold on, there's a knock at the door...
              WHAT???

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                #8
                Ok, sounds like I'm being too cautious. Just wanted to hear from some more seasoned folks here on site. I appreciate the assurance and will proceed as planned. Sure I'll have more questions as this continues. Peace to all.

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                  #9
                  Haha, I was recently going through my AMZ purchase history and thinking that I have to be on some watchlist someplace...
                  2x3 tent
                  Soil (Humboldt Earth)
                  300W LED
                  Window AC, clip fan inside tent, freestanding air circulator in room
                  FF Trio, Cal-Mag, ArmorSi, Recharge
                  Current grow: unknown heirloom sativa (vintage bagseed from a relative)

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                    #10
                    Pretty sure I'm on a list now. Got my seeds jacked by customs twice, original seedsman order, and the free replacement.
                    Great company to do business with, the stealth shipping could be lot's better though. MSNL seeds I ordered once, were really great stealth, as I always hear Nirvana's is.
                    Organic Soil,
                    with molasses,
                    In a Greenhouse with,
                    Redneck engineering.

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                      #11
                      Best to use an alternate address, and a different name. Customs got me once, but i am not going to let it happen again.

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                        #12
                        No issues with my Seedsman order, but the stealth product probably raised an eyebrow somewhere.
                        2x3 tent
                        Soil (Humboldt Earth)
                        300W LED
                        Window AC, clip fan inside tent, freestanding air circulator in room
                        FF Trio, Cal-Mag, ArmorSi, Recharge
                        Current grow: unknown heirloom sativa (vintage bagseed from a relative)

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                        • starramus
                          starramus commented
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                          Damn quit dancing around and tell us just what the hell it was. Was it a condom? If so I hope it wasn't lubricated!

                        • WeirdWiredWolf
                          WeirdWiredWolf commented
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                          Nothing close to that weird...it was glasses wipes of all things (I did actually need some, so...). Some postal customs guy was probably thinking "Who the hell buys glasses wipes from the UK?"

                        • GreenhouseEffect
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                          A little dissapointed, not gonna lie. Sex toys were a lot funnier

                        #13
                        To give you a idea how stealth nirvana is, I almost wrote them the first time thinking they didn't send them...lol. I got a perforated card and some rolling papers. Took me a 1/2 hr to find them in the middle of the card.....maybe I shoulda been smoke free

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                          #14
                          I don't like customs either, that's why I get mine from the USA.
                          3-4day shipping.
                          Cfls for a week or two
                          315lec for everything else
                          Dug up Ms.topsoil, with perlite added
                          36x36x63 inch tent.
                          6inch - exaust - intake fans an scrubber
                          Smart pots
                          Molasses
                          Autoflowers

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                            #15
                            Soon I should be able to buy seeds locally...fingers crossed.
                            2x3 tent
                            Soil (Humboldt Earth)
                            300W LED
                            Window AC, clip fan inside tent, freestanding air circulator in room
                            FF Trio, Cal-Mag, ArmorSi, Recharge
                            Current grow: unknown heirloom sativa (vintage bagseed from a relative)

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