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    Default Hydroponics! ::Apolcolypse Ready::

    Well after the positive response in another thread here we go! I suck at writing this stuff so excuse me if im all over the place!

    This all started with the wife coming home and bitching about brown lettuce and then throwing half of it out. I was already doing research on hydroponics, and then i seen spikers post up 2 of his setups, well thats all i needed to see and off to best buy to pickup the click and grow system for $99. Get it home and start unboxing it only to see how simple it actually was. Well for that price i could pick up 2 grow lights for the same price, so package it all up and return it to best buy!

    I found a guy on youtube (grow indoors 365) that i ended up just glued to his videos for a couple days, figured out that he and alot of people were doing whats called the Kratky Method. Its simple, cheap, and super easy! So onto amazon to spend some monies! Picked up 2 grow lights, $50 a piece with great reviews, and then a bunch of the small things... Heres the first couple days.

    Heres a list and links of the products im using

    -10g Tote
    https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/rubberm...oaAkx0EALw_wcB

    -BloomGrow 48x48x72
    https://www.amazon.ca/BloomGrow-16x1...ords=grow+tent

    -Niello Led Lights
    https://www.amazon.ca/Niello-ultra-t...ds=grow+lights

    -MarsHydro 300W LED
    https://www.amazon.ca/MarsHydro-Indo...ars+hydro+300w

    -4 Tier Adjustable Shelving
    http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/4-...0382p.html#srp

    -Hydroton Clay Pebbles
    https://www.amazon.ca/Hydroton-Origi...words=hydroton

    -Ecoplus Eco air (Ihave 2 of the double units)
    https://www.amazon.ca/EcoPlus-728355...ds=ecoplus+eco

    -PH Down (We have high PH over here in deadmonton)
    https://www.amazon.ca/GENERAL-HYDROP...ywords=ph+down

    -Pure Blend Pro Liquid Fertilizer
    https://www.amazon.ca/Botanicare-BCP...pure+blend+pro

    -Rockwool Cubes Medium
    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00JOZU0QG/...525898943&sr=2

    -Air stones and Net cups from the Hydrostore. Cheap Cheap

    -PH meter digital
    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B071XF...ph+meter&psc=1

    -Misc items, tubing, clip on fan, hydrometer/temp gauge,

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    Then my tent showed up along wiht a racking system from canadian tire...

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    After i got everything transplanted, this is 2 weeks from seed

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    Week 3

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    1 month

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    And then I expanded operations 1 more time, this time actually spending some money on a lights. $122 on Amazon, Mars hydro 300w LED. What a difference from my other 3!

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    - - - Updated - - -

    Now with the new light i could add my fourth tub, which pretty much brings us to day 36 and the progress is out of control!

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    Cool setup! The list of links isn't there though.

    Wifey and I chatted about doing something like this. I'm very curious to see how this plays out for you. Keep us updated!

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    Also to add, we have about 40 house plants, 2 outdoor gardens, and 2 planted shrimp freshwater tanks (50+ shrimp and counting), and Mr. Blue the Betta experiment.

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    Also our window sill with oregano and green onions.That picture was taken 2 days after i chopped the onions, they grow so fast we cant keep up! Our baby tortoise also on the right in his custom ikea cage, which eats the Hydroponic Kale!

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    Awesome

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    Yea ill update the list shortly.

    I will, we should be starting to chop it down next week ish? and once i figure out the fertilizer im pretty sure i can knock a week or 2 off.

    Right now ill be at 6 week yields.... I wan to be able to do it in 30 days. Wishful thinking!

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    How do you control the fruit fly / gnats in your house or do you not experience this?

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    Looked at your 2 weeks pic, was thinking, "thats not the devils lettuce"... re-read the title... yup, can confirm lol

    Pretty sweet little setup, would confuse the "older" generations when a guy brings out nice mature tomatoes out of season lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
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    How do you control the fruit fly / gnats in your house or do you not experience this?
    Our last house we had a bunch and i ended up throwing out a bunch of plants until they were gone, i was so frustrated as i tried everything! We then moved about a year ago, and havent really had an issue. Now If i find one, instead of killing it i follow him to see which plant hes in, take that plant to the basement where i have a cardboard box (Old shop vac size box), throw the plant in there with a bit of Dr Doom spray, leave plant for an hour or two and BOOM, all gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gretz View Post
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    Looked at your 2 weeks pic, was thinking, "thats not the devils lettuce"... re-read the title... yup, can confirm lol

    Pretty sweet little setup, would confuse the "older" generations when a guy brings out nice mature tomatoes out of season lol

    Were looking at upgarding houses soon, gonna be funny when we get showings and they go to the basment to see this! ill probably either just leave the tent door open or write a "its just lettuce" note on it haha.

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    Couple questions I keep getting asked...

    Q. Any issues with humidity or mold?

    Nope. It's a small area and super easy to control humidity, all I did was throw a clip on fan in the top corner aiming down and then slightly open a couple of the vents until I got it where I wanted. 60-75% humidity. Temps run between 19-22.


    Q. How long can I leave it without having to maintain it

    This was a huge thing for me as we spend lots of time at the lake during the summer. You can leave this setup for at least 2 weeks at a time without opening the door. I've rigged up my smart home to control the lights and threw an ecobee sensor in there so I can monitor everything off my phone. Fancy pants!!

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    This is great. I was trying to find something for a condo.
    How much electricity do the lights use..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonytiger55 View Post
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    This is great. I was trying to find something for a condo.
    How much electricity do the lights use..?
    I have no fricken clue, if I stop posting pictures in a month when the electrical bills start coming in, you'll know the warden shut me down lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikid111 View Post
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    I have no fricken clue, if I stop posting pictures in a month when the electrical bills start coming in, you'll know the warden shut me down lol.
    According to this website http://www.weedist.com/2012/11/long-...f-grow-lights/

    That 300W led mars light alone would be approximately $80 a year if running 12 hours a day at a cost of 6c Kwh.

    So if you have 4 of those the cost would be approx $27 a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
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    According to this website http://www.weedist.com/2012/11/long-...f-grow-lights/

    That 300W led mars light alone would be approximately $80 a year if running 12 hours a day at a cost of 6c Kwh.

    So if you have 4 of those the cost would be approx $27 a month.
    We run 16/8 light cycles. So off that math I'm gonna guestimate were under $20 bucks a month for everything.

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    A pic of tub #2 roots. Sooo clean!

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    Very cool and while I assume the lettuce would taste way better than what is in the store, have you tried to figure out how much it costs you to grow a 99 cent head of lettuce? I assume you don't do it to save money, but I am curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blownz View Post
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    Very cool and while I assume the lettuce would taste way better than what is in the store, have you tried to figure out how much it costs you to grow a 99 cent head of lettuce? I assume you don't do it to save money, but I am curious.
    I get asked this question the most, well actually its people making a comment about how its not worth it, and while they're making the comment they're smoking a pack of cigarettes, drinking beer and eating out every second day, so im the one laughing... lol.

    Anywhoo, quick math says im around $750 and i dont have to buy anything else for at least 6 months. One tub grows 6 plants, 4 tubs X 6 plants = 24 plants, lets say i can grow them in a month and a half (I know i can get it closer to a month), So ill have 4 yields in 6 months, 4 X 24 = 96 plants in 6 months. Divided by $750 = $8ish per plant for the first 6 months. $4ish per plant over the first year not including the power bill....

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