I used weather sealing tape for the glass panels inside the cabinet. I only used the tape with that free edge to seal my door gaps. I'm holding humidity well in mine.
you can buy heating mats with a temperature setting that have a separate temperature probe which can be placed theoretically anywhere. The heating mat would then periodically turn on/off to maintain the specific temperature at the probe location
source: I have two snakes and use them in their enclosures
this isn't the exact mat I have, but a quick Amazon search returns something like this:
These right here. They’re the warm looking ones I find them easier on the eyes. Plants aren’t suffering any, they’re all actively growing.
Monios-L T8 LED Grow Light 2FT,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QFPBQDR?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
thank you! i have these OSREE grow lights from amazon under there.
i’m still trying to figure out how to make it work with my application because if you cut the power them, you have to manually them back on with the switch in the greenhouse. i have everything else in auto timers. they gave their own built in timer, but i may switch them out for something else if i can’t figure it out.
I use this one, plugged into an inkbird. It uses a physical dial for on/off and intensity, so you just set it once and let the inkbird control when it gets power. I got a little over two weeks on one tank of water.
The black weather stripping you used - is it MD 68668? I used MD 02618 and don’t really care for it mainly because of the adhesive coming away from the rubber when I was removing the backing which caused some install difficulties as well as some concerns that the adhesive will not hold up well and I’ll need to replace it prematurely. Also not a fan of the white because my cabinet is black but that’s of less concern…
Point being I’d like to move to a seal like you’ve shown that’s a teardrop profile, silicone and black but what I’m finding online is 1/2” width x 1/4” profile height and I’m concerned it won’t compress enough to allow the doors to close easily using the strength of the magnets (without aid of the left door stopper and handle lock). The seal I have installed now is 3/8” width x 1/8” profile height K-Profile and it fits quite nicely with no gapping and the doors close easily. Do you have any issues getting the doors to remain closed without securing them with the stop and lock?
Also great setup and thanks for sharing all your details and close up pics I’ve had my cabinet over a year and this info is super helpful even now - I wish I would have had it when I was first building mine out!
Thank you! I used this one for the edges where the door meets the cabinet and this one for the space between the doors
So last night I swapped the seedling mat for a reptile mat and...no difference in overall temp inside the greenhouse. This reptile mat even had a 'temp control' on it which made me assume the heat output would be an upgrade from the seedling mat.
Going to attempt the heating cable approach next!
**this was the reptile mat I tried...
Thanks! That's great to know. If a reptile mat is the same, it's not going to help.
This eco tube looks perfect but it's wired for the UK....
Has anyone found a comparable one for the States??
I do have a couple cacti; right now they're under this light (one of the first grow lights I purchased before I knew what I was doing). It's worked for some of my easier houseplants so I'm hoping it will get the cacti through winter.
Yep, I got these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B094JX5K3Y?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share off Amazon and they work awesome. Going to get some acrylic shelves off Etsy soon but this hobby isn’t exactly cheap lol.
Oh I will check their website! Right now I have this along the top and sides, but I have to make sure I really close the doors or they will pop back open. I found someone on YouTube suggesting 3mm stripping for the top but that leaves a noticeable gap. I have another option arriving from Amazon tomorrow, so I guess we will see. I would up using this between the doors. It's slightly too thick (can't open the doors independently unless I hold the other shut, but it gives a good seal.
Outdoor temp is 50. Indoor temp is 60. Greenhouse temp is 57 with 80% humidity. Seedling mat on the bottom shelf under a shallow plastic tray filled with LECA and some water. Some orchids are on leca. Shouldn't the seedling mat at least get it up 10 degrees over the room temp to 70?
Due to the high humidity I don’t feel it is a weatherstripping issue. The mat feels warm to the touch but I have nothing to base it on. Especially since I read that they only heat to about 10 degrees over the room’s temp. But I think it is most likely the problem. This is the mat
Anyone have issues with it or have another preference? They all seem to be the same on Amazon. I’ve read about using reptile heaters too. However, I want to remain reasonably economical in the solution.
Regardless of the above issue, this cabinet is in a corner of two outside walls. It will get very cold in Michigan. Has anyone needed to add insulation? I was thinking attach foam board insulation to the back and under the bottom. Maybe with magnets so you can remove it in summer. Tape could even work.
Thirdly, anyone know how to get a replacement for the shelf brackets? I lost one and have the bottom shelf hanging with zipties in one corner. If I go to Ikea will they just give me one? Pre-covid they had a wall of spare parts to take.
By the way, carnivorous plants on the top shelf and the rest are orchids. Most recently came in from their summer outside. Only been in two days and I need to see how everything adjusts before making more changes.
I use this heating cable in combination with this thermostat (it has a dimming function). I set it to 22°C and my plants got through the last winter just fine.
assuming you're on a Milsbo Tall, because it's the king of cabinets:
They come in 2-packs, and you need at least 3. 3 gets you 8" off the cabinet floor. With 4 you'd overlap but get 100% coverage. They fit absolutely perfectly lengthwise
Dont be scared to drill holes. A grommet for the hole plus a loop in the cables will solve any water drip issues. If you can solder you can extend all controls to the outside of your cabinet and have more free range in mounting all devices. After I soldered i heat shrunk and wrapped my cables in a loom and you can use these either straight to the metal frame or on the glass with another magnet on the other side.
The Barrina is the popular option, however I find the cables to be bulky and unattractive. If I were to do it over again I'd find some lights with thinner, longer cables.
It’s my newest plant, an anthurium warocqueanum🥲 I am in love with it! They can run pretty pricey, but I got mine from Ecuagenera for like $70.
These are the lights I got based on the recommendation of a DIY greenhouse article I found online! Barrina T5 Grow Lights, Full... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0814LNBHH?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
This. These fit the width of my barrina T5s. Sticks to the ceiling of the cabinet than add one on the other side for the glass shelves.
Mounts. I wasn't gonna pay $30 on Etsy per fan mount. I filed down the peg on the ball piece flat. I then cut and shaped the black plastic cross to mount to the fan. Then JB welded the ball piece to the black cross mount.
fans and humidifier. The fans don't blow much at all. 1 per shelf works but 2 for the whole cabinet isn't enough I think. Also the fans aren't 2 individually wired fans. They are wired together to the controller. I had to solder longer cables to be able to mount them farther apart.
Yep, they’re just the yellow barrina T5 1’ lights off Amazon. I stuck them on with command strips. Cable management still needs some work, but the plants seem to like the lights so far! Barrina Grow Lights for Indoor... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B099PLYWCM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Just one per shelf. I use these which are super bright and plenty for the plants
Humidifier on Amazon. 10 second intervals.
GENIANI Portable Small Cool Mist... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JM6LTG5?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
No weather stripping needed it puts of tons of mist. Installed 2 50mm fans for air flow.
Noiseblocker BlackSilent Fan... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0083A0CBG?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I used these in my rudsta tall cabinet: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07Q6PWK5V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1
I'm not sure where you are based but they are from amazon UK.
I have thisin my rudsta wide and plants are thriving with just the one. its not UK but may provide a good starting place!
My husband and I put our Rudsta wide together this weekend and it has maintained humidity well so far. We weatherstripped the sides and then used black electric tape over it and over the rest of the frame. The tape is flexible so you can use it to cover the gaps on either side of the doors and it doesn't impede their ability to open and close.
For the middle we used this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081381GFR?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
We have a Rudsta Tall that we did all this with as well and it holds humidity like a champ despite us living in the desert!
I got these to attach to the back of my GE bar light but it fell off and caused significant damage to some of my plants. But it was the adhesive’s fault, not the magnet. So then I took both adhesive sides and stuck them together then smeared Gorilla Glue all the way around the joint and let it cure over night. Now there’s a magnet facing the lamp and the ceiling. Hasn’t budged since with a constant 95% humidity, 80 degree Fahrenheit.
Best way to stablish humidity is a humidifier that you can set to maintain a specific humidity level. I tried fountains, pebble trays, misting, etc, since I wanted to avoid getting a humidifier but eventuallt I gave in and I never looked back.
This is the one I ended up getting, a bit pricey but it's worth it, goes weeks without needing to be refilled and keeps my humidity above 75 consistently.
This looks great! I have the same cabinet and ended up drilling on the bottom right back corner. These have been lifesavers for organizing in the cabinet.
Barrina! In yellow. The "white" are much pinker than you'd think. I ordered both so I could test. Yellow is really just a normal warm yellow like a standard light.
Barrina T5 Grow Lights, Full Spectrum, 2ft 80W (8 x 10W, 500W Equivalent), LED Grow Light Strip for Greenhouse, Plant Grow Shelf, Plug and Play Easy Installation, Yellow, 8-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V6YJKR6/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_9NB77MRQVH78P19JVMCF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It’s an Amazon joint! I was having a hard time finding something to fit since gloriosums grow sideways. Here’s the link (and if that’s not working you can search for gardenbasix 11” oval planter) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B092VLFLDS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FK8JADH9G22TD0CG7NG0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Limited-time deal: Reptile Humidifier, Misting System for Reptile Terrariums, Automatic Misting System with Adjustable Spray Nozzles https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KX9YFWW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dl_7Y8ZF95KD461NYW3C2CG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is the mister I’m trying first. I don’t mind hand misting most of the time but if I travel I need something ready to fo
I bought an Elechomes off of Amazon. With this one you can adjust to warm air mist. That way I don't have to have my heat mat inside cabinet. You can also Alexa control it or Cellphone control. Here's the link. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09MFDZT8B?ref\_=cm\_sw\_r\_cp\_ud\_dp\_BQ26Y9JPNJ06EX8FYXYF
I have the Fluval Plant Light. It’s super flat, and extremely customizable with 5 individually controlled color temperatures, dimmable and programmable to mimic sunrise and sunset. 💜💜
No clue if they are the best but I’m using these
Limited-time deal: Grow Light Strips, LED 150-Bulb 3500K Dimmable Full Spectrum Plant Growing Lamp Bars for Indoor Plants Hydroponic Veg Succulent Seedling, Daisy-Chain Design https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0995V8661/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dl_6ZJE2QB27RDEE8W0P9DZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
They don’t fit in running perpendicular but if you put them at an angle they all fit. I run them for 9 hours a day and plants are all happy. They can burn plants so make sure you don’t put sensitive ones at the top of the cabinet
There are some available in Barrina's Amazon shop that are 1ft. Here is the link to the exact ones I ordered. I attached them using these teeny, yet freakishly strong magnets.
These are the ones I’m using in my Fabrikor wide.
Barrina T5 Grow Lights, Full Spectrum, 2ft 40W (4 x 10W, 500W Equivalent), LED Grow Light Bulbs, Plant Lights for Indoor Plants, Greenhouse, Plug and Play, 4-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0814LNBHH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DK53Y8QTGXYSX8V557Y6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I’m only using 2 of them currently on the top. My hoya pubicalyx is going bananas on the bottom. My baby PPP is also doing well on the bottom. I’ve got peperomia & African violets on the shelf set in the middle as well as a few props and a heartleaf fern. All seem perfectly content in that light so far.
No, thank you! That’s why I posted! If I’m spending $500 on a set up it better be amazing! I swapped out the fan for [this one](www.amazon.com/dp/B00IJ2J2K0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_EHAYV3BNG3SEDHMT8BR3)
But not sure what set of the barrina lights to get! There are a few options. I want them for my baby monsteras and pink princess philo
I love this fountain! Bought two already. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QTUJXS?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
You can use a lot of kind of door strips. The link below is from the Dutch Amazon webshop but something like this will work. Should not be too thick as otherwise the doors won't close. And it's not important that it exactly matches as some wholes also are good for ventilation. But this will help for sure. Add soms plants and you will easily reach like 70%
Sealing tape for doors and windows, 12 m, D-profile, self-adhesive waterproof sealing strips, rubber seal, window gaps against cold drafts, sound insulation, foam tape, white https://www.amazon.nl/dp/B07NYQFXSX/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_QM88MBCA5377D8JYRTSZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Don't drill on the glass, it would shatter.
I drilled a hole at the top of mine. I also swapped out all the glass shelving and replace them with metal shelving to improve the airflow. (Rubbermaid shelf, this one is a little bit big, so I had to shave off half a cm off the side).
I find that having a timer for the humidifier works too.
I made them myself with armature wire!! I use this stuff and some pliers, I basically just wrap it around a pot of whatever size I’m making it, and secure it in the back by wrapping the wire around itself, then make a little C shaped loop that is the part that actually latches onto the hook!
I found a cute corner shelf on Amazon that comes in white and black let me find it!
Convenience Concepts Xtra Storage 3 Tier Corner Folding Metal Corner Shelf, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FVV6UCE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BJWNFJWYCXV2K8YTVYYG?psc=1
of course! i got them online from the container store! when you check out, you can get them cut to a custom length, so i got the 12x3 size cut to 26”. i used L shaped brackets to hang the shelves
the lights are zip tied to the shelf and the fans are screwed on to the bottoms of the shelves (one facing up and one down to circulate airflow).
I’m using this light bar. You can open up the plastic housing and put a strong magnet inside each end. Then place another strong magnet on the outside of the glass to hold it up. The light has a slight pinkish hue, but it’s not offensive. It kept my plants going in a dark basement all winter with no casualties!
Feit Electric GLP24FS/19W/LED Full Spectrum Plant Grow Light, 24" Dual 19W https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077L4K12Z/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_M6A85RF836JM0QZ77KWF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
What do you mean putting them together like removing the glass panels from the sides that are next to each other?! I never considered that actually, I wonder how feasible that would be construction wise like maybe it wouldn’t be too easy to keep them sealed as a unit if that makes sense 🧐 it’s an interesting concept though lol. I don’t mind them being separate cabinets though, they still sort of give the illusion of being one big cabinet, but it might be nice if the plants in the center had more space to grow sideways too…. Who knows lol if you try out that weather stripping them together thing you should report back and tell me how it goes 🤠
As for the spice racks they work really really nicely actually! They’re holding up a fair amount of weight. I have 4 inch pots in them and they fit PERFECTLY including saucers to catch excess water, so I don’t have to take the plants out to water them! I have a 5.5 inch pot sitting over one of the racks and it doesn’t fit inside the little rack but it does hover perfectly over it, so it’s not perfect but it’s working ok lol. So I feel like the racks are definitely perfect for smaller pots!! It’s perfect for my Hoyas :) I’m using these spice racks
The lights I’m using are theseGE grow strips! I feel like they work pretty nicely, the Hoyas sitting on the top racks are sun stressing quite nicely! But the stuff at the bottom of the cabinet isn’t getting burnt so they definitely seem to have just the right amount of power for the use I need them for!
Plant Grow Light 6 Packs T5 Samsung＆Full Spectrum 3500K 6500K＆Red LED with Auto Cycle Timer 3/6/12Hours Dual Channel 4 Brightness Level Growing Lamp for Indoor Plants from Seeding to Harvest https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B086W1KK2B/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_K7WCS0JF0VBD4TD6H950?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have used these lights in all my indoor greenhouses currently.
I repainted the cabinet with chalk paint both inside and outside and I waterproofed the inside with polyurethane- the wire mesh thingies that came originally attached to the glass panels, I removed those and stapled them into the back of the cabinets as you can see, I use those as a sort of rack system to hang my Hoyas off of :) I custom make wire pot holders out of armature wire, which just hook onto the rack so I can display my Hoyas and use up all the space inside the cabinet.
I have GE 40w LED bar lights in each cabinet and WiFi controlled humidifiers that run on a schedule
This cabinet is particularly awesome because it comes with built in storage underneath so I can keep all my planty supplies nice and handy and out of the way 🤩 I love my cabinet so I had to share lol
Hi, on the top it's best to use magnetic hooks, works really great with IKEA cabinets. This is a link to Amazon Netherlands but it's just to give you an idea. You can hang really a lot in them as they can handle about 6kg and they are small:
Wukong Magnetic Hook, Extra Strong, Black, 8 kg (18 lbs), Powerful Super Strong Neodymium Magnet Hook, Removable to Refrigerator, Closing Compartments, Tool Holder for Kitchen, Bathroom, Garage, Office, 8 Pieces https://www.amazon.nl/dp/B08MBZ42MY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_WCGCRDEMPE03RJ9PV5M4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
For the top shelf I used magnetic hooks, but for the glass shelves I used this tape https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YB1ZXG6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1. So far it's held up for around a year and a half without any issues. However, I don't have a humidifier running so my humidity fluctuates from ~40-70%. Some people have reported issues getting it to stick when the levels are consistently higher. They're very lightweight though, if you keep the glass shelves you could easily just tie them to the shelf with fishing line for a little extra security. I was going to do that as well for some peace of mind, but the tape has held up so nicely I never bothered to go back and do it lol.
Barrina T5 Grow Lights, Full... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VD1884R?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
These guys. 2 on top, but I only have magnetic spice racks against the back, no shelves, & I think even my plants on the bottom do just fine!
I used the monios T8 ones for both of mine. Amazon Link I debated between these and the barinna but picked the monios because they are more yellow in tone and it looked more like sunlight in my house. I found this breakdown extremely helpful in deciding as well. Different Grow Light Options for Ikea Greenhouse
These are my favorite so far, I have tried quite a few but these on the intermittent spray work great! I start them once a day, usually in the mornings when I make my rounds!
Mini Cool Mist Humidifier, USB... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09C8PWKFF?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Nice set up! I’m curious about comparing light set ups with what I’m building. My greenhouse that I’m building is specifically for orchids as well. I started by installing a cheaper light, the CXhome 144 leds T5 grow light (first link). When I took a light meter reading I was only registering between 140 to 100 foot candles, so pretty low. I just picked up eecoo YB 1000W grow light to upgrade (second link). I’m curious what your light levels read at? I’m trying to pair up my orchids with the light levels recommended on the website for Andy’s orchids…
Sure thing! AC Infinity MULTIFAN S7-P, Quiet Dual 120mm AC-Powered Fan with Speed Control, UL-Certified for Receiver DVR Playstation Xbox Component Cooling https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ6VNII/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_WS01BDJQDKCDPZRRVW80
I used two types of weather stripping: this one for the stationary parts (sides and back) foam weather stripping and something like this for the doors door weather stripping. Made a huge difference for humidity levels!
I use these in my wide Rudsta, I attached them with metal hooks and they have 3 different (low, medium, high) modes:
This is what I sued for my Rudsta wide.
Side glasses: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07WGTHBSC/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_Y1Q6QWDESV6Z0WD53R2D?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B095VMQ5LR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s02?ie=UTF8&th=1 (past 6 months) and have been very happy with them. I took off the metal grate and they blend in pretty well. In my first greenhouse I have 4 in the 120mm size, but that was overkill and it dries out the plants quickly. In my second, I have three of the 80mm and that's working much better. You can sightly hear them when the doors are open but it's totally silent when the doors are closed. Depending on where you place them you also might need a USB extender cord, the one it comes with is quite short.
Here’s the link! I got them in black.
EEKA HOME Magnetic Shelf,Magnetic Spice Rack for Refrigerator,Magnetic Stove Shelf Fridge Storage Organizer For Kitchen ,Spice Rack for Cabinet,Space Container,Drill free (Black, 2 Pack) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B084V2DKGN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_FRJ5ZA2KTQZSP53EYG3N?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
These are my all time favourite magnetic shelves for rudsta! I’m sure there is something equivalent on US amazon; Mastercraft also makes magnetic shelves for tools etc, so you may have luck finding something similar at a hardware store too!
This shop on Etsy also makes customized shelves for Rudsta wide! They are on vacation right now but I am going to be getting one when they come back!
Pots: 5 Pack Lazy Flower pots Water... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076M57M88?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Magnetic Hooks,Tohoer Heavy Duty... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TWH3JPH?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I'm assuming almost any type of fan will work since the fan is just used to promote airflow.
Personally I'm the following fan and magnetic arm-mount
You have got the same problem that I had.
I got recommended and used these:
honestly, as real growing lamps, they are kinda okish, because they have quite a low output of the necessary wavelengths (you need certain blues and reds, which are the maxima of absorption of clorophyll), but they are enough for tropical plants, which do not need that much light to begin with.
I get constantly new leafs/growth on my plants (philodendrons, calatheas, monstera ardiasonii, pilea, and even a strelitzia, which is quite fond of a lot of light grew quite well under these)
They fit in a milsbo tall, and are 40 cm long, but I am not shure about a rudsta.
The power supply they come with is kinda crap. It has an integrated dimmer/timer (only 6/8/12h and always on), but when it looses power, the standart-setting is off. So there is now way to use them with a smart outlet etc., because after they shut off, you need to turn them on manually when you want to have them on again.
Personally, I just got a simple Powersupply without timer or dimmer (they were on max settings anyways) and used a smart home outlet for time controll.
The light came with hooks, but I'd really love for it to be flush with the top of the cabinet. I tried these command strips that are good up to 16 pounds on this light, but it came crashing down. Not sure exactly how much the light weighs, but it doesn't feel more than 10 pounds.
Hey! I’m in the same situation! I want to have everything going thru my smart power board.
I’ve found this https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09CPKT9QL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_QMVY0ZM0AN2RSC7QYV5Y?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It’s 30cm tall tho, which is WAY too big for me but what I’d like.
Maybe I need to find someone who knows electronics to fiddle w an exisiting mini humidifier to make it only on when the power is on?
These are my go to, they are LED and don’t burn my rare plants, come in 1 or 2 ft packs. They come in white or yellow. Be aware the white are slightly pink and the yellow are almost white.
I now use these and I love them. I keep them running 24/7 because I can set a relative humidity percentage and it will turn on/off depending on what it senses (I will say its not always exact and I have set the % lower than what I actually want). These are also top fill compared to the cumbersome levoit.
I'd say I refill the one in my Rudsta once every 2-ish weeks and the one in my Milsbo once a month (milsbo is easier to weather strip/seal). Pictures of each cabinet here
It is currently unavailable but there a plenty other ones on amazon. I trust the humidifier to keep things where they need to be and only really check the humidity when I'm doing plant chores / staring waiting for new leaves :)
Thank you so much! Here’s the link to the lights I’m using. I am liking them a lot so far. They give off a nice warm light (no blue/pink/purple tint) and are super lightweight. For now I have them attached to the glass shelves with adhesive pads that came in the box. I plan to later change to magnets instead (similar to how I have the top shelf light hanging).
My only worry with the lights is that the adhesive will fail in high humidity & lights will fall, damaging plants on the way down. I’ve had it this way for a few weeks now though and it’s doing fine. But I’d recommend a different method to attach these if you left the glass shelving in like I did. I don’t imagine the adhesive pads being a solid long term solution.
Monios-L T8 LED Grow Light 2FT, 144W(6×24W) High Output Plant Grow Light Strip, Full Spectrum Sunlight Replacement with Reflectors for Indoor Plant, 6-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QFPBQDR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_H4QYAM3M45CJVMP7T6VV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I'm using something like this . It's paintable. I use it inside the case and out to hide the cable runs down the back side of the case to the outlet.
Barrina LED Under Cabinet Lighting, 12 inches, 5W 600LM 5000K, Super Bright, Separately Controllable Shop Light, Strip Lights Bar, Under Counter Lighting Fixture for Kitchen, Cupboard, 6-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V5VHG1V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_2N1EM4Q731X023CP6DNB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
These were the cool white and I like them.
Limited-time deal: Barrina T5 Grow Lights, Full Spectrum, 2ft 80W (8 x 10W, 500W Equivalent), LED Grow Light Bulbs, Plant Lights for Indoor Plants, Greenhouse, Plug and Play, 8-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VD1884R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_dl_3EZ9GWXMQMCP22993ES0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
These are the ones with the pink hue.
Before you buy any led lights you need to know what plants are you going to keep there and how many shelves if any are you going to install. There is a general rule regarding led lamps - the more wattage, the more powerful lamp and the greater distance between light and plant. It's important cos baggebo is small AF.
To give you an example : My bggebo is a prop station. I have four shelves and distance between lights and plants is approximately 5-10 cm. Only suitable source of light would be led stripes 14-18 wat per 1 meter. No less cos it would be not enough to sustain photosynthesis ( Yeelight is 3,75 wat per 1m) and no more cos it would burn my plants to ashes in such a close proximity. To evenly distribute light across the shelf I would need at least two rows, preferably three rows of light per shelf.
To give you another example: Here you have light recommendation for houseplants. As you can see aroids need 150-350 PPFD to grow nicely and not to burn. Now let's have a look at 65 wat lamp suggested by our fellow redditor. Pictures show that lamp gives 290 PPFD at the distance of 45 cm from the lamp, in the centre. . Above that is a death zone for many tropical foliage plants. It's half of baggebo..... Only high and very high light plants would grow healthy close to the lamp. If you really wanted such a strong light for tropical foliage you would have to hang rather small plants on the walls of baggebo where light intensity is lower.
Magnetic Shelf these seem to be popular or you can use the disc magnets to attach to grow lights
Oh sure, yeah. I'm just looking for extras. Eventually I'm gonna add some wall grid on the back of mine and I'm thinking I'll use more of the same brackets to do so.
Black Weather Stripping Seal Strip for Doors/Windows 19.68 Feet, Self-Adhesive Rubber Seal Strip Soundproofing Weatherstrip Gap Blocker https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092V9RF7D/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_9Y4EH63RH6Z6R4BG7RDM
And then I used this for the middle of the door, found that tip in this group, actually:
TAROSE Weather Stripping, Silicone Door Seal Strip Door, Window, Transparent 16 Feet Long (Width 25mm) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XRVBSYC/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_NABTN326FXFBDCFTZQ67?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Hi! This is the humidifierThis is the humidifier!! It works great. It has a humidistat and I keep it on 70% (had the doors open for a while in the pic, so it dropped to 49%). I only have to fill the water tank once a week.
I got the shel on the right from Marshall’s :)
I think using ceramic planters would help with the aesthetic, but it looks nice as is.
For the hard water- I don't water my plants in thw cabinet, I remove them, let them drain and replace them on little pee plates (I use these) if they're still drippy. You can also look into shelf liners like these that may be exactly what you're looking for!
I have wide Milsbo with these, works well and I like that you can add more if needed and change configuration.
Probably for tall Milsbo I would use more strips also on vertical edges to get more even light distribution.
I used this one. It seems the price has gone up slightly.
I used this weather stripping in the front middle and front corners. Even with 70% + humidity it’s stayed on fine and the clear color looks good from a distance!
This is what I am using now.
Litever Grow LED Light Strip Kits for Plants, 45W, Full Spectrum White Grow Lights, Easy Installation. Good for Indoor Plant Grow Shelf, Greenhouse, Grow Cabinets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08F39BNB6/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_K81MVW3FCK9KFYW9KYAB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It's a really nice light, I love the timers (can do a 12 hour) however if you have the same unit I have it doesn't fit. I've had to put them on angles.
I've had these up before. I had one set on the top and one set on the bottom. They couldn't be connected (I don't think) so I had to turn each on and off every day. I like my lights on for 12 hours and this one only went to 8 hours on it's timer.
Mosthink LED Plant Grow Light Strips Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants with Auto ON / Off Timer, 48 LEDs / 4 Dimmable Levels, Sunlike Grow Lamp for Hydroponics Succulent, 2 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082PJJC8S/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_P6BKKXTA38XW61J1MQTN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I got (these lights)[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08SLTQ6HB/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_2Z9E1ESFHMEH467FRQ8W?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1]off of Amazon and have had them for a month so far. They are a warm white and my plants are loving them, I've had many new leaves already!
I use these Barrina grow lights. I’ve bought both the white and yellow. The white has a very slight pink tint to them and the yellow definitely look yellow.
Great setup! I just did a similar project and I’d recommend weather stripping , a hygrometer, and computer fans for air circulation! I also added DIY pebble trays to boost humidity
I use this one
Raydrop cool mist humidifier
I’m have an aerQ sensor set up and have the humidifier plugged into a smart outlet so it automatically controls the humidifier. So far I’ve been able to get mine up to 100%, with water condensing on the glass.
I use this one for my grow lights that are outside of my greenhouse, and this one for the lights, reptile fogger, and fans inside my greenhouse. I tried to get a wifi controlled powerstrip, but it wasn't compatible with my wifi, so I stuck with the mechanical ones. I haven't had any issues with either.
Ooh! I don't have specific experience with this one but you can easily slide something on the inside between the shelves and walls to keep humidity in.
Something like these maybe (you can cut to size and fasten with zip ties).
Shelf Liners for Wire Shelf Liner Set of 4 - Frosted Clear (18-Inch-by-36-Inch) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8I39C8/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_X0A38MD9Q69M57RVB7VN
Hi everyone! A week ago I decided to get my first ikea cabinet and slowly it’s taking its shape… as you can see I don’t have any super rare plant but so far I’m happy with it.
There are a few questions I would like yo ask you since many of you will have way more experience than me.
I’m currently using these grow lights: grow lights .There are 4 intensity levels and I have them working from 8am-8pm in the first 2 levels. Do you guys think is ok? As you can see my bottom level doesn’t have any light yet because this room has a lot of bright light and obvs I want to change the glass shelves.
Do you also think the plants are so close to each other? Today I want to add a second fan on the highest level for my begonias.
Thanks for your time!!
Hi, I used these but I stuck them on upside down! Then for the bottom I got some stackable cupboard organisers but they were a bit wide so I awkwardly balanced it on its side with a pot I had to make the pot taller this is the Amazon link to them
Hi, I used these but I stuck them on upside down! Then for the bottom I got some stackable cupboard organisers but they were a bit wide so I awkwardly balanced it on its side with a pot I had to make the pot taller, this is the Amazon link to them
I only have one fan in each at the moment, it’s all ended up costing so much that I thought I’d grab the very basics first to get it up and running! Just been looking at stackable kitchen cupboard organisers and I think that’s the way I’m going to go! Like these as well as the other shelves. I have magnetic hooks and discs holding the lights and fans up so may also look at something I can hang!
I can’t insert photos, but here is the link https://www.amazon.co.uk/Exo-Terra-PT2015-Heat-Mat/dp/B06XCZPXP3/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=24A59GM3C73H0&keywords=exo+terra+heat+mat&qid=1637352644&qsid=259-0144339-1872249&sprefix=exoterra+he%2Caps%2C178&sr=8-3&sres=B06XCZPXP3%2...
I have a detolf too. I swapped out the glass shelves with wire ones to increase circulation. I also recommend these fans from Amazon. Weather stripping will help with humidity too
I don't have any pictures where the setup is visible, but this here is the unit I personally use. it sits behind my greenhouse shelf & the hose runs up into a 2" inlet I added to the shelf before I put it together. If yours doesn't have any holes drilled for plumbing or lighting you can probably just set it on the bottom shelf & run it up into the other shelves.
Nope! The weather stripping in the cracks is mostly about humidity.
On the Rudsta, the metal back, top, and bottom are very thin and will conduct heat to the outside of the cabinet. Other people are suggesting that you generate heat with a seedling mat, soil heating wire, or reptile heater. I’m suggesting that you also add insulation to the metal surfaces to help keep that heat inside the cabinet.
This is the sort of thing you can apply to the back of the cabinet and the underside of the top of the cabinet: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FZWJZGP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I’ve been dealing with the same issue with my cabinet, and I think I found an acceptable solution (though you need a smart plug and time to set an obnoxious number of routines). I got this lamp base and these heat bulbs (I’m in the US but imagine you could find comparable products). I set it up on my bottom shelf and have been playing around with timing, but it seems like running it for 10 minutes every hour keeps it warm enough for my mostly unfussy plants, even though the temperature still fluctuates a lot. I definitely had to play around with it and will continue to, but I think it’s working well enough.
So, I'm in the US, not the UK, but I figured I'd toss in my 2 cents in case it's helpful for you. I have a tall Rudsta and I bought these lights for it-- they are great, were the perfect size, don't get hot, and can be daisy-chained together. Looks like they will be back in stock soon.
I also bought these lights for another area of my house, and I thought they were the same as the others (which were out of stock at the time). Although they are the same shape and size as the original lights I bought, they aren't warm white (more cool white) and they get a LOT hotter.
I hope this helps :)
I used this and this and I took my humidifier out of the cabinet. My humidity shot up to 99% with the weather stripping with the humidifier. 😳