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My indoor grow tent

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Rock Doctor, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. Rock Doctor

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    This is my growing area for Draculas, Masdevallia and Restripia. It's a grow tent in the garage measuring 2 x 2 x 1 metres. It has T5 lighting with 2 x 2700k and 2 x 6600k tubes a heater mat under one of the humidity trays for intermediates a tube heater under the bench for some background heat during the winter, a fan and humidifier.. Dracs are hanging on the side mesh, Restripia and Masdevallia are on the humidity trays. the green box houses the electrics and is IP65 rated and I will be changing the light unit and making my own with T5 units that are IP65 rated.

    Dave


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  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Very nice, Dave.
     
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    What do you do for cooling?
     
  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice grow space. I spy lots of flowers and buds in there!
     
  5. Rock Doctor

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    spiro k, I don't do anything for cooling. The tent stands on the concrete base of the garage and the garage isn't heated. During the summer the fan and humidifier turned up to full manages to keep the temp down to a max of around 25 C.

    kellyW. The buds and flowers are Mas Aquarius, Mas Alan F Garner, Mas Sugar Baby, Mas infracta, Mas pyxis, Drac vampira, and Restripia cuprea, Bjorn, falkenbergii and wageneri.
     
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    Sorry Ray I forgot to give you a mention. Thanks for the comment. It becomes a labour of love after a time and is very much like keeping an aquarium. I'm very tempted to mount a few more on cork bark to make it a little more natural looking and pleasing on the eye.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What a great space you have created!
     
  8. Spartan2000C5

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    Hey Dave! I was hoping to learn more about your growing set up! It’s been a couple of years since your last post and I was hoping to see what it looks like now!