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So the story is... I cannot let anyone know I am growing, I have a detached garage that i keep my motorcycle in and the kids also keep bikes in.

My first challenge was building the grow cabinet without anyone saying "daddy whats that large box for with the bright lights" 🙂

I have a rather large work bench that i built year ago that has a ton of space underneath, so this is the place i will build my box.

Let me make it clear"" Noah would never employ me, I am a crap carpenter, I cut the wood to fit and hate measuring lol.

 

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lol, brilliant work mate, that's going to be a nice little stealth cabinet! 

Aslong as you have some intake coming from somewhere mate, youre good to ape up the edges. you have to make sure no light leaks..... unless you want to grow autos in there?

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Thanks m8, Yes going to be auto's to start off. Then search for a strain for an uplifting high not a couch lock.

Tonight I work on taping the corners and jigsawing the inlet for air in veg floor.

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Can I post links? 

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yes I can 🙂 Thanks Percy lol, saw this page and thought you might be interested in those 😉 

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Nice, thanks m8 

Good prices also

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Sweet man, let me know what you choose!

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I have 3 ak47 auto from royal seeds that I will try first, i also have a pack of 18 year old power plant and a pack of adventure mix I doubt they will pop but worth a try.

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I have 3 ak47 auto from royal seeds that I will try first, i also have a pack of 18 year old power plant and a pack of adventure mix I doubt they will pop but worth a try.

give them an extra long soak before paper towels mate, theyll pop 😉 The shell gets harder as they get older, hopefully therye still viable 18 years old! old school lol

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so lads i've run into a issue, i have a silent fan (connected to carbon filter) that i cannot hear running when my lights turn on, but give it an  hour and i can hear a slight wind type  noise, any ideas why it only starts after awhile? Still really quiet but not as quiet when first on

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so lads i've run into a issue, i have a silent fan (connected to carbon filter) that i cannot hear running when my lights turn on, but give it an  hour and i can hear a slight wind type  noise, any ideas why it only starts after awhile? Still really quiet but not as quiet when first on

Any sensors on it? Maybe it's getting warmer and speeding up because of it? Strange one mate lol. AND knows his electrics, maye he knows....

So youll be ready soon! better get some seeds popped mate lol

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will do m8, just waiting for shrooms to finish and get dried as i microdose them, then start grow

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so lads i've run into a issue, i have a silent fan (connected to carbon filter) that i cannot hear running when my lights turn on, but give it an  hour and i can hear a slight wind type  noise, any ideas why it only starts after awhile? Still really quiet but not as quiet when first on

Any sensors on it? Maybe it's getting warmer and speeding up because of it? Strange one mate lol. AND knows his electrics, maye he knows....

So youll be ready soon! better get some seeds popped mate lol

Highly possible its heat related as everything gets bigger when it get warmer, apart from Ice cubes, lol

I would guess at fan blades or bearings, what type of fan is it ?

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so lads i've run into a issue, i have a silent fan (connected to carbon filter) that i cannot hear running when my lights turn on, but give it an  hour and i can hear a slight wind type  noise, any ideas why it only starts after awhile? Still really quiet but not as quiet when first on

Any sensors on it? Maybe it's getting warmer and speeding up because of it? Strange one mate lol. AND knows his electrics, maye he knows....

So youll be ready soon! better get some seeds popped mate lol

Highly possible its heat related as everything gets bigger when it get warmer, apart from Ice cubes, lol

I would guess at fan blades or bearings, what type of fan is it ?

Also I swear by the combi ducting. Works great on my 8" extractor. 

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so lads i've run into a issue, i have a silent fan (connected to carbon filter) that i cannot hear running when my lights turn on, but give it an  hour and i can hear a slight wind type  noise, any ideas why it only starts after awhile? Still really quiet but not as quiet when first on

Any sensors on it? Maybe it's getting warmer and speeding up because of it? Strange one mate lol. AND knows his electrics, maye he knows....

So youll be ready soon! better get some seeds popped mate lol

Highly possible its heat related as everything gets bigger when it get warmer, apart from Ice cubes, lol

I would guess at fan blades or bearings, what type of fan is it ?

Will Check when home

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Oh btw the grow box is finished other than the sliding drawer fitting, just need to screw it down and add base where plants will sit.

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oh one other question, my grow is 2x2x4 with 260w led quantum board and screw in led, should i pop a few autos or just focus on one.

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Depends on the auto, with some topping and training you'll get two in there I think mate

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oh one other question, my grow is 2x2x4 with 260w led quantum board and screw in led, should i pop a few autos or just focus on one.

You're running 260w of qb in a 60x60 cm tent ? 

That's a hella lot of light 🙂

Is it dimmable ? 

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I have a 120w quantum board (dimmable) and I have 140w screw in led also.You think this is to much?

I can reduce the screw in by 20watts each bulb I remove.

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What do u reckon is optimal for 60x60x100 space? 

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What do u reckon is optimal for 60x60x100 space? 

Yeah the qb alone will be perfect mate. I'm using 90w atm in a larger space. The QBS light can be intense.

Which driver do you have on the qb ?

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The m8, it's a HLG-120-c1050b.

 

Thanks for reply

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Posted by: Bobdurban

The m8, it's a HLG-120-c1050b.

 

Thanks for reply

Just got delivered today, and they sent the c1050a. I guess I cannot dim this one...

 

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The m8, it's a HLG-120-c1050b.

 

Thanks for reply

Just got delivered today, and they sent the c1050a. I guess I cannot dim this one...

 

Damn, that was fast! lol

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It says I can adjust voltage by removing grommet. Do these things get really hot? Easier in grow box than outside to hide it

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It says I can adjust voltage by removing grommet. Do these things get really hot? Easier in grow box than outside to hide it

Yeah under that grommet there's a small screw. Adjust the screw to dim the light. Will need a watt meter to get accurate measurement. 

I would recommend getting it all built and put the driver where you want it then monitor temps for 24 hrs. If you put it in the box and it's too hot take it out. 

I tend to move mine. In the summer I have all drivers outside my room and I have a fan blowing on them but i  the winter when i need heat i put them back in the room to help out:) 

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Cheers m8, will try tonight when kids asleep 🤣 🤣 

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Ivean has recommended to me before mate, that between 30 and 35 w per square foot is good for LED lights, so about 120-140 w with a QB 🙂

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Cool if it's a b then its dimmable. 
You got one attached ?
If so I'd dim it down to about 60w for seedlings
About 12" above the plants. Then as they grow raise the light and increase the watts
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Cool if it's a b then its dimmable. 
You got one attached ?
If so I'd dim it down to about 60w for seedlings
About 12" above the plants. Then as they grow raise the light and increase the watts

Cool I just need to get a dimmer for it, can I use a standard light dimmer?

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Cool if it's a b then its dimmable. 
You got one attached ?
If so I'd dim it down to about 60w for seedlings
About 12" above the plants. Then as they grow raise the light and increase the watts

Cool I just need to get a dimmer for it, can I use a standard light dimmer?

Nope 

You need to get a 100k ohm mono potentiometer. 

Like this  https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F283066568348

 

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