The time has come! I finally had the time to start to build out my hobbyist grow setup! This will be a forever work in progress as I plan to use this setup as a base for different test setups.
My setup is currently:
-Plant House 2.5x5ft tent
-Grower’s Choice ROI-E200. (fits perfect in that tent, runs cool enough for my plants to drop to 10" if needed, I like it)
-AutoPot 4.0 system (trying this out a couple of different ways for different cycles to see what works for me)
I put the res on a rack (pic coming)
-Media - 3 parts Mother earth Coco Perlite (which is 70/30) + 1 part washed Hydroton with a 2" hydroton layer at the bottom of the pots.
-Nutes/IPM - Trying out the VPS retail line - plants seem pretty happy but I def bumped up the rates. Using about 70% over the current feed chart in flower. Also using Grandevo, Regalia and some Kelp Powder
-Fans (4) - 4" 5v USB fans running off a USB hub connected to a 15W power supply. (so cheap, so quiet)
-CO2 - trying out one of these Exhale 365 bags from GH. I like that you can add the culture yourself. On a 3-4 week veg the bag has time to get to full production before flower so it ramps up with the plants. We will see what numbers we get halfway through its life.
-Exhaust - I bought one of those clip fans from Hurricane that GH sells and tied it into the tent roof. Anything bigger was too loud for being inside of the house. I had a 4" duct fan on there and it was like living in an airplane hanger. This clipfan pulls enough air to give my small tent negative pressure when zipped up. Good enough!
-Dehu - I found a tiny compressor dehu on amazon. its 11x8in and works amazingly. I threw in a 12v pump with switch into the condensate reservoir and plumbed it out of the tent using black tubing. (pic incoming) This way I can empty my dehu without opening the tent. Also gives me nice clean condensate water for nutrients/house plants.
-Sensing - So I basically made my own little TrolMaster system out of a couple of microcontrollers and sensors. Still learning/working on code for it; it should be a nice little dashboard GUI eventually. Parts lists and pastebin links for code coming soon.
I’m sure I forgot stuff but I’ll get all the details out when I have a bit more time. Feel free to ask too btw.
So my grow is running intermittently on Twitch right now until I can get my old server PC setup.
Please check it out! https://www.twitch.tv/growinaz
Thanks for checking this out, more to come!
*edit - I forgot to mention, plants are 3 Black Mamba and 1 Blue Dream that had a late start due to cat related incidents.