Discussion in 'Grow Room Design/Setup' started by wanderer46, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. ok so i'm just about done with my first grow. learned a lot about what not to do lol. still have a lot to learn.

    anyway i want to get two darkrooms 1/veg & 1/flower. veg room will have a mom in a 16in pot and room for three clones to veg about 4 weeks. flower room will have 3 plants max in 12in pots for about 8-12weeks. these are the max plants i can have cause of hawaii laws.


    the darkrooms are dr80's and the pics are to scale. think theres enough room or do i need bigger?

    planning on getting a inline fan/char filter combo. it moves 425-500cfm. each room is 36cuft. will one fan be enough to vent both rooms?

    Planning on 400w mh in veg room and 400w hps in flower room. enough light?


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  2. DR 80's are tiny. Enough for a single plant mostly a mother keeper. Go bigger. Trust me
  3. #3 Nissty, Oct 3, 2010
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    umm no i have dr80 with 400 watt cooltube 4 plants. I will tell you now though that dr80's have 5" duct intakes and exhaust so good luck getting 6" through if thats what your useing. I had to use semi rigid 6" and bend it up to make it fit.
  4. Hahaha. Sorry. Thinking of the wrong tent. Go with his advice
  5. hey nissty, thanks for the heads up duct size. I was about to make a big fu. what fans do you use in yer 80? i googled but couldn't find any 5in and 4in have pretty low flow like id need 2 per.
  6. Get a six and a fan speed controller. Or a thermo controller. Both found a greners.
  7. I use 4" ducting/fan/filter. I use a 6" cooltube but use 6x4 reducers. It all works fine. 6" is a bit quieter though, and you have options for larger filters. If you get a really good filter (mountain air) 4" will take care of it. I grow 4 afghani kush with 0 smell. And for those of you who have grown afghani kush or any kush you know what level of smell i'm workin with.
  8. hey thx nissty

    was thinkin about cool tubes - whered you get yers?

    what do you think of this setup, w/blower inside tent
    reducers each end
    REDUCER 6 to 5 INCH
    and this hose
    Amazon.com: Woodstock W2033 5-Inch by 10-Foot Clear Hose: Home Improvement

    gonna have 2 DR80s veg & flower, run the tube from my veg room into the flower room have a y there and vent both room w/this fan.
    watcha think?
  9. if both of your rooms are on different light schedules like your going to do with a veg and a flower... make sure no light gets from tent to tent.... i foresee hermies

    but they seem like solid purchases...

    bet you got some good genetics on the big H
  10. Dont buy a cheap carbon scrubber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you will regret it. The ONLY filters worth the money that will actually kill ALL of the smell are, CAN, PHRESH, PHAT, MOUNTAIN AIR. If its not one of these its still going to smell. Those cheap fan/ filter combos on ebay are a ripp-off, I bet the filters are filled with cat litter.
  11. thx for the caution but heres the data -
    [FONT=&quot]The 6” filter contains over 7 1/2 pounds of activated carbon (not cheap cocoa-carbon found in low budget filters).

    7+ pounds oughta do it dontcha think???????

    its not ebay - ebid. dont know if any better?

    anyway, the 6in rig way too big 33in. wont fit a dr80 but could mount verticle.

  12. go ahead and get it but you will be let down. They dont use the "good carbon". Read this.
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    There are other types of carbon, but none that are nearly as effective as MountainAir carbon. Coconut carbon is one type of carbon used in filters, however, its main purpose if for gold extraction. Many claim that coconut carbon tends to have a high iodine count because it is dominated by micropores, rendering it unsuitable for larger plant VOC particles. As a result, we have never heard of a coconut carbon lasting for more than 12 months in an intensive plant VOC application. There is also amalgamated black coal carbon such as RC-412 Carbon which is derived from a surface grade and is used mostly for
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