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Environmental controls

Environmental controlsPopular
SubmitterWhosPlayinMore Photos from WhosPlayin   CategoryGardening    Last Update2005/4/17 7:16
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You can see the equipment hanging on the wall that I use to help me "play God".  In the upper left, is my thermostat.  It controls a window-unit air conditioner that pipes in cool air from the next room.  In the lower left, you can see the top of my secondary grow light - a 4 bulb T8 florescent fixture.

Just to the right of the lights, you can barely see my electronic bug repeller.  It has some sort of high-pitched chirp that is supposed to keep pests away.  I really haven't seen anything flying around in here since I installed it.

In the center is an outlet with an energy saver device, which has the air circulation fans plugged into it.  I really don't know if this thing is saving me any energy, but it claims to work for anything that has an electric motor.  They were closing them out at Home Depot, so I picked up a bunch of them cheap.  I have another plugged into the air conditioner.

Underneath this, you can see the top of my watering cycle timer.  It's connected to the two pumps that flood my grow tubs for 15 minutes every 3 hours.

On the far right you can see the light timer.  My plants currently get about 12 hours of "sunshine" each day, but the lights are only on during the night time, and the room is pitch black during the day.  This helps control the temperature, which tends to rise because of the hot Texas summer sun.

Right above the paper towel holder is my exhaust fan, which is wired in, and runs constantly to exchange the air in the room.  These plants soak up all the CO2 in the room very quickly, so the air must be replaced by outside air.

Hydroton grow media

Hydroton grow mediaPopular
SubmitterWhosPlayinMore Photos from WhosPlayin   CategoryGardening    Last Update2005/4/17 7:04
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Kind of blurry here, but these little terra-cotta balls are called Hydroton®.  They are made of expanded fired clay.  I use them as grow media instead of dirt.  They hold a good amount of moisture and air - both of which plant roots need.  

400 Watts of Artificial Sunshine

400 Watts of Artificial SunshinePopular
SubmitterWhosPlayinMore Photos from WhosPlayin   CategoryGardening    Last Update2005/4/17 6:58
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The main light fixture in my grow room is an 8 bulb T5 florescent fixture.  The bulbs are alternated between the bluish tinge and the orange tinge.  Blue light tends to encourage growth and height, while the orange-reddish tone encourages blooming and fruiting.

You can see lots of tomato blossoms soaking in the "sunshine".

First Tomato

First TomatoPopular
SubmitterWhosPlayinMore Photos from WhosPlayin   CategoryGardening    Last Update2005/4/17 6:55
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This little green baby is the inaugural tomato for this room.  I've grown them outdoors before, and had good crops during the summer, but I intend to grow them year-round in this room.

My little slice of nirvana

My little slice of nirvanaPopular
SubmitterWhosPlayinMore Photos from WhosPlayin   CategoryGardening    Last Update2005/4/17 6:54
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Nutrient solutions and "pollenator"

Nutrient solutions and "pollenator"Popular
SubmitterWhosPlayinMore Photos from WhosPlayin   CategoryGardening    Last Update2005/4/17 6:52
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Various nutrient solutions that I use, a flask and graduated cylender for measuring them, and my electric toothbrush pollenator.  The electric toothbrush is used to vibrate tomato blossoms, which is very effective for pollenating them.

Meters and Calibration Solutions

Meters and Calibration SolutionsPopular
SubmitterWhosPlayinMore Photos from WhosPlayin   CategoryGardening    Last Update2005/4/17 6:50
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Electronic PH Meter, TDS Meter, and calibration solutions.

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