I am in the middle of designing my micro grow cab, i live in a country where growing gets me locked in for 7 years, so stealth is the most important factor in the design. I will break it down;
The cab 90 cm wide, which i will use 60cm of it to grow 4 plants in 2 gallon pots, and 30cm to put two 4 inch air intakes on the floor so nothing shows from outside the cab if you look at it, and a fan and light drivers and whatever else i might need during my grow (humidifier, dehumidifier, heater etc.) also on top on this department i will hang an inline fan and a carbon filter, that way they wont take headroom from the grow arwa, the lights will sit next to the fan and filtee covering the 60cmx60cm plant area. For the lights i will build a bridgelux eb3 panel consisting of 8 or 10 strips, and a 150-200w hlg driver, giving me 50w/sq feet at max. Still havent decided on this in details yet because can design is the most important now.
1- is my ventilation setup effective? The intakes are right below the fan and filter, the incoming air wont travel the whole cab as you can see in most designs they are located on opposite sides, I cant do that because i dont want the intakes to take floor space from the growing area, and cant place them on the back of the cab for stealth issues.
2- how close will i be able to get the lights to the plants at the end of flowering? My goal if is to grow around 60cm plants, so if the pots take 20cm, lights take 5cm up top, and distance between lights and plants is 15cm?? That way i can achieve 60cm plants. If i stick to the 45cm diatance rule with quantum boards, i will not be able to grow at all.
3-my goal is to produce 200-300grams of bud minimum each grow, strain is a local landrace, which is very heavy producing, but will my grow area be abel to hold such a harvest? Given all environmental factors are dialed in.
4- quality, i browsed many micro grows here on on other forums and ive seen so much success but there is one thing i noticed, buds from a micro grow always looked different to my eyes than buds grown in a full sized 4x4 tent for example, they are not as packed and as dense. I dont know if im mistaken or not but if i am, i think should stop giving a fuck and build a 120cmx60cmx200cm wardrobe, power it with two qb96 v2, make it as stealthy as possible and grow the kind of buds im looking after.
Ive been thinking about this for so long its time stop thinking and start implementing, but my perfectionism doesnt let me until i get all the answers i want.