Gardening Vivian | 25 Dec 2010 11:52 pm

How Take Advantage of the Easy Set-Up Indoor Grow Boxes Or Grow Tents

Indoor grow box systems allow you to build and have control over the environment in which you grow your plants. They can help you avoid the problems that weather and pests produce as well as what nutrients your plants receive. The first thing you need to decide is what kind of lighting and ventilation system you will need to use.

Open grow boxes are going to just utilize the light that is available in the area where it is housed. This means that you will need to put a hole for a vent close to the light as well as one actually in the box.

This will be the easiest solution and allow all air to be vented out a single area. It is important to not let your pants get to close to the light source because the heat of the lighting will cause them to turn down to get away from it. Fluorescent lighting is best to use in open grow boxes because of the heat they can produce.

Closed grow boxes have a singular glass pane that keep the light separated from the space for growing. This enables you to give the bulb heat and the box odors separate ventilation system which helps to minimize heat wasted when temperatures are cooler. HID light bulbs will require you to place three wholes at the top. One is for the vent of the light, the second for its intake and the third to be used as a vent exit for the grow box. If hydroponics and/or sprinklers are part of your grow plan the lighting system will require an encasement to keep water aware from it.

When you begin to wire your equipment in all the connectors need to be secured and all live wires covered. Even a little exposure can cause electrical shortages and even fires. The best connectors to use are twin-on. Where venting is concerned a fan that has 120/220 volts of input of AC and 20 to 40 watts of power with at least a 150 CFM’s of airflow works best. While most people opt for computer style fans, the squirrel cage fans will give more flow of air if needed.

While they have the same CFM’s they give out more power to vent longer pipes. The vent holes you place in the box need to be built with your fan choice in mind. If you need to switch fans later you can simply by making the whole larger or by patching it to make it smaller. The vent fan draws air out of the grow box while the light fan pushes cold air in. This circulation keeps the odors put out by the grow box in check.

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