Advantages Of Our Growing System And The Recommendations We Are Making
We give you all the tools and information you need to get growing with hydroponics. Most professionals prefer hydroponics over the messier, tedious and unreliable soil methods.
- We didn’t just look at replacing flimsy tents with a rigid system, we also wanted to design an enclosure that solved the problems that advanced growers have been complaining about for years. They asked us for:
- A system that is easier to clean and keep sterile (for that reason we also recommend the use of Rockwool cubes with a hydroponic system).
- A system with better ventilation. It's easy to forget how important it is to prevent stale air. With this system, air is pulled in on all four sides at the base of the plants.
- A safer system that is less likely to start a fire or cause damage.
- With grow tents, unless you have one plant in a pot, it is difficult to turn the plants around to access all areas of the plant. This system provides access from all sides.
- A system that saves time and allows two different stages of grow in the same cabinet. The shortest cannabis grow cycle is still 10 weeks long: 3-4 for germination and vegetative, 5-6 for flowering and 1 for drying buds (if done in the same enclosure). Cut that time down by 30% with oursystem. Here is how:
- Start new seedlings in the upper compartment 2 weeks before harvesting buds from the lower compartment. After 2 weeks, move the seedlings to the lower compartment, swapping them with the buds from the harvested plants in the lower compartment. Dry the buds in the upper compartment for 1 week. After which the upper compartment will remain empty for 4 weeks while the plants in the lower compartment reach 7 weeks old. Then repeat that cycle. Note: don't start growing in the upper chamber earlier than 3 weeks before you are ready to remove the plants from the lower compartment (or you may outgrow the upper space).
- We have selected the best and most inexpensive CFL bulbs for the upper compartment. These provide a massive 3600 lumens each with only 55W consumption each. This is more than adequate for the germination and flowering stages.
- The upper compartment uses CFL lights while the lower one uses more intense LED or HPS. This provides cost savings because the lower powered CFL lights are adequate for the earlier stages.
- We recommend the Mars Hydro series of LED lights (Mars300 for 2 plants or Mars600 for 4 plants) instead of HPS bulbs. Although the HPS bulbs are initially cheaper, LED systems last much longer and are more energy efficient, making them a smarter investment in the long run. Don’t let anyone tell you that the yield is better with HPS light (if the lumens and light spectrum are comparable then they both work equally well).
- LED lights are also less likely to burn the plants, dry the soil and cause safety issues.
- While our ventilation system is designed to handle and exhaust heat of HPS lighting more efficiently than tents, we still believe that an LED and CFL lighting system are ideal.