Mini-fridge grow box, help is appreciated

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design/Setup' started by sirjon937, May 18, 2010.

  1. Hello all,

    I am about to begin construction on my mini-fridge grow box, and i have some questions, but first let me give you some info on the fridge im going to be using.It's dimensions are 17" wide x 18" deep x 31" tall, that is 5.49 cubic ft.

    Now here is my first question. I already know that I am going to veg with 150+ watts of 6500k cfl and possible one 2700k, but i am debating on whether or not to flower with cfl or hps. If with cfl i would probably to with 200 watts, but if i go hps i think i could use 2x100 watt hps, or even a 250 w with a cool tube. I am not worried about heat because there is about 6 inches of space under the fridge that i could run more fans and flexible exhaust pipes. What do you guys think about this?

    Also, please let it be known that i am a first time grower, but have been doing research for a while now.

    P.S. This will probably be the first of a few questions to come during my build.
  2. Lets see here. 31" for vertical, subtract about 6" for the pot, about a 1.5' for the lady. That's 24" so far leaving you with 7" for an HPS. Cooltube or not I don't think that's enough room. In that small of an area with all those Cfls, You should be fine. I really don't think you'd be able to keep the lady far enough from the 100's so she wouldn't get burned. You'd have to do some serious bonsai work to that bitch to make it work out with an Hps I think.
  3. Me and my boy are trying the same thing bro! some pics bro..
  4. pics will be soon to come.

    on the issue of heat, i was reading something online about people converting mini fridges into a wine storage. they did this by using an appliance timer and monitoring it for a couple hours, and adjusting the timer as needed to keep a certain temp. i was also going to have intake and exhaust fans possibly 2 exhaust one for lamps and one for regular air.

    what do you think about this?
  5. i just got a mini fridge.. and looking to convert.. any pics or any blue prints available on here?:smoking:
  6. use your mind, make your own design
  7. i will use my mind... i just need to know about wiring and lights... but thanks...:cool::smoke:
  8. get some grow lights and plug them in

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