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Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:52 AM
Posted 29 July 2010 - 04:38 AM
Posted 29 July 2010 - 07:11 PM
sounds like it would be a slightly slow return on investment, but MONEY in the long run once you can buy another. I say go for it, but PLEASE keep us posted on your progress if you do
Posted 29 July 2010 - 07:28 PM
Ridiculous. Two grand for a system that could barely grow 18" plants, because it has a little motor that spins them? Just turn your pots by hand every day or two and spend the dough on something actually worth the price.
I'm with toastybiz all the way on this one. This is a waste of money. But it is your money, and do with it what you like.
If you have cash to blow on spinning gardens, I highly suggest looking into the Omega Garden systems.
Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:08 AM
Posted 30 July 2010 - 10:57 PM
Just keep in mind, it is a machine, not a magic box. The yield is also highly dependent on the skill of the grower as well. If you are an experienced grower and you have the cheddar to throw at a gadget like that, then go for it.
Check out these pics I found online. Looks pretty good to me.....
Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:23 AM
My brother and I were looking to get into growing and we are both pretty successful in our real jobs so were not in a hurry or needed to grow to make money so we researched systems and methods based on what we believed were our growing restrictions. For each person I'm sure it's different but for us our main focus was we didn't want to have a crazy electric bill every month because it would create more overhead we would feel pressure to cover with our grow and second didn't want to raise any red flags with power consumption. Our second condition was grow space, initially we had a 5 ft by 5 ft space about 8 ft high. This being said we came across the hydroplex spinners. We actual found a local direct distributor that doesn't exists anymore (long story) and contacted him direct.
Our initial cost for two spinner units that hold 12 plants each so 24 plants total, included lights, reses, 600 watt digital ballast, flip box, nutrients, rock wool, instruction video, timers, ph meter, hoses, pumps, heaters, pretty much everything we needed besides the clones for 2600 for each spinner totaling 5200. Because we paid in cash we got ended up paying 4500 which to most growers just isn't in there budget but I swear our first run it paid for itself!
There was a huge learning curve being first time growers and looking back now after two years I'm surprised 23 out of the 24 plants survived and yielded 1.5 lbs. So I'm getting a little long and if your still with me here are the facts:
Electric bill for 2 units with 600 hps lights one digital ballast one flip box $65 a month.
Average yield per 12 plants .75 lb to 1.75 lb
Things to note: strain of plant is important, ogs like rascal and dead head seem to work best because they are shorter and have greater nodes. We use hydroton rocks now instead of rock wool cubes to feed six times daily, co2 is beneficial in this systems. Also we veg on a separate ebb and flow table and purposely crowd our clones so that their nodes grow upward and tight to prepaid them for the space between baskets. There are much more details we have learned to succeed with this system that I will gladly share If asked but I'm tired of typing for now, hope this helps and happy growing.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:34 AM
I have a few other buddies I've met who are also growing in the spinner. As you say there is definitely a learning curve with the spinner. After this first grow I definitely have a better understanding of what is going on here. And what the inventors of the spinner say is very true - your yield is almost entirely dependent on your light energy and how that light energy is delivered to the plants. Spinner is a highly efficient way to maximize the total potential of a single bulb.
Any advice you could give me as I'm starting my second grow would be greatly appreciated. If you haven't heard there is a new DWC kit available and I'm switching to that as a couple other people I know have switched and are saying it is definitely a big improvement.
Only thing I really have contributed my first grow is the use of Plant Yoyo's - take out the pins on the roof of the spinner and place the yoyo on top of the machine and tie the strings through the holes. Makes holding up the plants MUCH easier and almost no maintenance inside.
Edited by jabronie, 28 April 2012 - 12:31 PM.
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