Happy new years Overgrowers!
My new year resolution is: Grow more weed!
The hackshack is getting too cramped, I have way too much I wanna do and too little space to do it.
But with the LED strips that it's possible, to utilize the space much better then with HID.
And it's been very interresting, to come back after 10 years and find LED had improved as much as it has.
There for I have desided to build a LED flower closet, with 6 individual cabinets a little bigger then my veg cabinets.
Stacking 3 layers of SOG, growing 12/12 from clone.
This have always been my prefered way of growing, when I grew Aeroponics, as I could do 5 crops a year in each room.
Many years ago, I dreamed about building aeroponic PVC pipe collluseum systems. For optimal use of the room height, but in the end they there to costly to build and more a "pipe dream"
While doing research on LED's, COB's and CMH 315W lights, I came across some commercial med grow solutions. For industrial growing, and they where stacking 3 layers of plants.
If they can do it, so can I ..... or well I am gonna try!
As some of thouse who have followed along, you already know - I like to plan shit a head.
Even tho I have a ton of experiance in all this (from many years ago), it's better to draw it up and change it on paper.
Then halfway thru the build ... okay I often still end up changing stuff up half way.
But it's minor things, and mistakes happen ... what can I say, im a stoner like you
A ruler, a pencil and some squared paper, will go a long way in cutting costly errors and mistakes.
So if you don't own all three, go buy what's missing from the 3-some.
Do this before you buy your next gram of weed! (If your planing to become a grower)
This is not my first plan drawing, and have been showing it to other DIY ppl and grower.
Changed things up, when I got better suggestions and ideas.
So here we go!
Over all design and airflow plan.
Two floor reservoirs, with a central space between the two stacks of cabinets.
Passive intake in the bottom side of each cab, and a active 100 mm adjustable outtake.
Letting me run all 6 cabinets on one exhaust fan, by opening or closing the outtake "Valvs"
Each cab will have a light grit of 6 sq ft, and 2 ft of head space from media to light.
The media will be drip fed hydroton in small square pots, no surprice there I guess.
If this works out as hoped and planed, I will get a 1/3 larger grow area on much less space.
Running the same wattage, with a fair chance for a higher GPW.
This it gonna be a good year, I can feel it and hope you feel it too!