Of course I wanted to filter the intake air to keep out dust, pet hair, pollen, mold and the like. Next, I faced the issue of providing my plants their light. Since these produce more light from the side(the long side as opposed to the plug and tip of the bulb), light coverage could be maximized by positioning them front to back.
Some creativity was required to install the Cool Tube to keep my HPS bulb from becoming too hot. Now this Cool Tube was 20″, hardly enough room to attach two 6″ flex ducts for ventilation without having to keep a door open. Keeping a door open is not a viable option for the stealthy gardener like me! The solution I came up with was to place the duct work outside of the cabinet. I built and installed 4″ x 10″ x 48″ wooden housing for the duct work for the exhaust of the Cool Tube (picture 3rd down). Next, three 6″ duct flanges into the back wall of the cabinet leading into the duct work spaced vertically 9″ apart. This allowed three different height settings for the light.
Take a look… I installed a sealed fan room to house the 6″ inline fan mentioned above. This sat in the top inside of the cabinet, pictured below. Now that my fan room was set up, I allowed the exhaust to escape upward into a carbon filter. I mounted the filter inside a Rubbermaid tote to make the whole setup more discrete. A fan speed controller and light timer are mounted on the outside of the fan room. Next to the fan room is space for other more technical things. Here we find the ballast and command switching station. Also, I installed a "Kill-a-Watt" device to monitor my electrical usage so I can easily calculate the total extra cost to my electricity bill each month. I vented this area with a 4″ opening that opened into the fan room. When all was said and done I harvested 264 grams (9.3 ounces). Final Harvest Weight: 264 grams (9.3 Ounces) Cost: $1.64/gram. The final bounty boasted nine ounces of dried and cured cannabis flowers. After the initial investment, $1.64 was my total cost per gram when I factored electricity, carbon filter, and nutrients. Affordable medicine is a right, and medicinal Cannabis sets a standard for patient autonomy. Sirius: This is definitely an advanced method of creating a grow box, but he makes sure to include a lot of things one needs to consider when creating one, such as ventilation and making sure to leave room for everything you need. Do you have a better/more practical/more efficient design? See Another Stealth Grow Cabinet in Action and Build Your Own! Was the cabinet in the above article a little too much for your sensibilities? Then check out these pics by one of our awesome readers! Make sure to click each one to see the full size picture. These pictures were sent in by one of our readers who has taken a far more simple/easy approach to making a grow cabinet than G.D. Here's what he had to say about it: "1st time grower.
Used cab.w/4 bulb, 24" T5's, 4" elec exhaust, Thanx for great info." Use the following items to make a stealthy grow cabinet just like his: Old cabinet Line inside of cabinet with mylar (reflective material) Hang T5 grow light to inside-top of cabinet with rope rachets Cut 12" hole in back (near bottom) for cool air intake Attach air filter to your intake hole if the outside air is dusty (and to protect your grow cabinet from any stray bugs) Cut 4" hole out the top to use as an exhaust hole (cut a bigger exhaust hole for a bigger cabinet, or if you're going to intall more/bigger/hotter lights) A 4" exhaust hole uses 4" ducting with fan to pull out hot air (drawing in cool air in through your intake). Remember, fan should be pointed up , to pull hot air out of your cabinet! Here you can find all info about Dream Machine from Heavyweight Seeds . If you are searching for information about Dream Machine from Heavyweight Seeds, check out our Basic Infos, Shop-Finder and Price Comparison, Lineage / Genealogy or Hybrids / Crossbreeds for this cannabis variety here at this page and follow the links to get even more information. If you have any personal experiences with growing or consuming this cannabis variety, please use the upload links to add them to the database!
Dream Machine is a mostly indica variety from Heavyweight Seeds and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±63 days ) and outdoors . Heavyweight Seeds' Dream Machine is a THC dominant variety and is/was only available as feminized seeds. Living up to it's name, Dream Machine is some kind of machine! Reliably producing huge crops of grade A bud with a powerful knock out stone time and time again.