I've done some research already over the past 2 months but i'm still feeling a bit uneasy about buying the equipment on my own and thought I'd post here as I've read numerous grow journals and various threads here with plenty of expert replies and knowledge.
I'm not much of a handy woman, as I usually have a friend / boyfriend handy or I hire someone to help me. I will be running my ducting out a window I was thinking of creating a DIY box for the window but any advice is welcomed with open arms (Especially if there's something that I can buy that's already made )
Here is a list of the equipment I plan on using, I have a budget of $2500 for my first grow but I would be happy to increase it if necessary, although it would be ideal if I could even spend less I made the links clickable so you can see the dimensions and a bit more info if needed. I would like the setup to run as quiet as possible so any suggestions and changes are gladly welcome!
I also wasn't sure if this is the correct section for this thread, so please feel free to move it to another section.
I will also be starting from seeds, as well as some good clones from my local dispensary.
Grow Lab GL120
600 HPS Lumenaire 6" w/ 600 watt Lumatek digital ballast & 600 HPS Hortilux Bulb
MaxLume T5 Light System - 4', 6 Bulbs
Can MAX Fan 6" - 334 cfm w/ Speed Contrl
Can-Filter 33 - 13" Carbon Filter
6" can flange
(3x) 4" x 8' - Semi Rigid Aluminum Duct Hose - I heard insulated ducting is quieter? Should I use that instead?
I also need help with setting up intake, and the fans I should run inside the tent.
Someone at the hydro store also recommended I buy the CAP (sp?) greenhouse controller and use c02 but i'm not too sure i'd be comfortable with that without reading a few more articles and doing some more research on it.
Perfect beaker from the container store for measuring nutes
Bag of hydroton
Ph Up & Ph Down
I was thinking of using a premade Ebb and Flow system from "HTGsupply"
Ebb & Flow 6 pot system
Oh, and also I'm only using "BGhydro" as my main reference because they seem to have very competitive pricing and they are in California too so shipping would be good too i'd assume ^^ But if you have any other sources that are better or as good that you'd recommend please give me your input!
I also need some help/suggestions with nutrients (I was thinking of trying "Lucas formula")
Here are some of the supplies I felt comfortable buying and already have: (A little pathetic, I know )
1/8" rope ratchets
1 Hydrofarm Digital Timer
1 Eco Plus Large Display Temperature / Humidity reader
1 Hanna Combo meter (HI98129) I also got ph 4.01 and ph 7.01 and HI98129 calibration fluid
Please feel free to link me to helpful articles that you think I should read, I will read them as soon as possible.
That's all I can think of for now, I know i'm missing some equipment / information thats why I need your help I'll respond as fast as I can (I checked the box for instant email notifications)
- Jamba ♥
Edited by Jamba Juice, 16 April 2012 - 12:46 AM.