I would like to start off by thanking Rumpleforeskin. Thank you greatly man. You and your grows are the inspiration for this set-up. None of this would be happening if I hadn't read your threads. I have learned a lot from you and hope that I can continue to do so.
Here is the set-up. I will be posting what I paid for everything and giving an approximate total cost for the grow. There are other minor things that could probably be added up with it too but this is the main part of it. All prices include the shipping on parts that were ordered online. The mother/cloning chamber is made out of scrap material from the main box. I made sure to have enough to build it when I bought everything.
Size: 48"x45"x72+" $110
Light: 600w HPS/MH electronic ballast with 6" cool tube $250 Ebay
Fan: Valueline 6" 435 CFM In-Line Fan with Hydrofarm Fan Dimmer Switch. Also purchased mylar with this transaction 2 - 48"x50' rolls. $185 Plantlightinghydroponics.com
Bubble Buckets: 2 - 3 bucket Deep Water Culter systems. Bubble Buckets. $90 All parts bought from Lowe's
Air Pumps: 2 - ActiveAQUA PU15L 4 outlet Pumps. 15Litres/min. Adjustable output. $65 from local hydropinics store.
Water Pumps: 2 - 185 GPH Submersable Pumps connected to a dimmer switch to reduce flow. $35
Nutrients: General Hydroponics using the Lucal Formula for feeding. $55 from local hydro store.
Screen: I'm not sure exactly what I will make it out of yet. I have a general idea but looking at a few more stores first. I'm also not sure on the height from the buckets. I'm thinking around 8-12 inches. Any suggestions?
Total Approx Cost: $785
Lights: 4-6 26w 6500k CFL lights. Not sure exactly how many I want to use in it yet. I will only use 1/2 of the lights when not cloning.
Mother Plants: Will be grown in either 1 or 3 gallon pots.
Cloner: Home made bubble cloner to hold 6-8 clones. Not yet built.
Seeds were ordered from Attitude Seeds and were received 8 or so days after ordering. Very good experience.
10 x White Castle from Nirvana
1 x The Church Fem from Greenhouse Seeds
1 x Lemon Skunk Fem from DNA Seeds
Ok I believe that covers everything. If I remember anything I will update this post. Now onto the details of everything. I'm quite stoned at this point so please forgive me if I forget something.
The grow room is not finished. I purchased all the materials and cut the walls today. Tomorrow I will dry fit it at my buddies house and then take it down to and bring it to my place to put it in. The light and fan orders are still shipping and should be here this week. The seeds arrived yesterday. I will post pictures of everything as it is completed.
I put 4 of the White Castle seeds in to germinate last night. The picture below was taken tonight. I will grow them in 16oz cups in Happy Frog Organic soil untill I determine the sex. I will then take the best male and female. The female will go into the mother chamber as my mother and I will take clones from this to start the grow. The male will go elsewhere to be grow and to have the pollen harvested. I will pollinate 1 or 2 small brnaches on the White castle plants to get more seeds to ensure I do not run out. I may save the pollen to pollinate the fem plants that I have so I can retain some form of them incase something happens to the mothers.
I will veg the plants for 10 or so days and then switch to 12/12 for flowering.
And now onto the pictures.
Buckets just after taping.
One of the air pumps on a 5 gallon lid.
Buckets sitting approx how they would be in the box.
Closer shot of the buckets. The water level indicator is only on the center bucket.
The water bubbling
4 of the White Castle Seeds
The entire seed order
Here is a video that I made. It has some shots of the grow that I have going in the Mini-Fridge in there as well.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y5pMpdYYNg]YouTube - 6 bucket DWC hydroponics system[/ame]
Edited by whatuthinkin, 29 November 2009 - 03:21 AM.