These things look very similar
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I always liked the idea of an automated watering system but I think the above is a bit over-engineered. Have you seen these before? They adapt to any water-bottle, and i've used 1 x 2L bottle to feed a plant while on holiday before and it wasn't watered for a period of 10 days and looked like it could go for a couple more. Perhaps a 3L bottle or 2 x 2L bottles and you should cover yourself nicely. I would recommend testing this though, assuming your holiday is far enough away.
Note that you need to pierce a small hole in the top of the bottle or you'll create a vacuum and it won't dispense correctly.
Here's how I create thick branches. I got this elastic cord off amazon and created hooks from some wire. I made many different lengths, and the hook grabs a lip around my bucket. The cord applies constant pull on the branches, and they respond by growing thicker.
Search for carbon filter on Amazon and you’ll find a bunch. They’re all pretty much the same.
VIVOSUN 4 Inch Air Carbon Filter Odor Control with Australia Virgin Charcoal for Inline Fan, Grow Tent Odor Scrubber, Pre-filter Included, Reversible Flange 4" x 14" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DXYMBU6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NN2YA3R0B0VMEM2PYMNZ
This sick build deserves a better light. Not only are those 120v blurples dangerous AF but they are nowhere near their rated.
Here is a simple, proven 120v light that you can upgrade to that will absolutely not disappoint.
You can just run the balanced one the whole cycle or get fancy and swap the bulb to the red-shift one once you start to flower.
Wireless Digital Microscope, Skybasic 50X to 1000X WiFi Handheld Zoom Magnification Endoscope Camera Magnifier 1080P FHD 2.0 MP 8 LED Compatible with Android and iOS Smartphone or Tablet, Windows Mac https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DVFBVPF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.Q2tDbCTV42ZP
I just want to throw out there that there is a product that does work quite well in assisting odor control called Ona.
You put it in your living room, have a quarter inch hole or two drilled in the top, and have a tiny fan blowing over it. When doing a stinky harvest, which bucket only odor control will not help you with, open the container up and have a fan blasting over the container.
There is an internet rumor that if this product is used in the same room with the plants that it will impart its scent on to the plants but my own experiments over a few years found this not to be the case although I would not blast this directly over the plants regardless.
I prefer the "apple crumble" version as the "pro" version can be a bit over powering and may be what people are talking about with this product imparting a scent.
Probably something like this. IDK why they didn't just post the image they captured from it instead of taking a picture of their computer though lol must be the contact high from those trichs
I don't know if I'm allowed to post links, but you need something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Ksmile%C2%AE-Female-2-1x5-5mm-Adapter-Connector/dp/B015OCV5Y8/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=12v+dc+socket+female+led+strip&qid=1620899662&sr=8-3
Recommend purchasing a PC fan power supply with a potentiometer built in to control voltage.
I got some fans and a power supply from amazon. Check this one.
Edit: to be clear potentiometer changes the resistance but as the current is constant that means you are effectively changing the voltage supplied to the fans motor. V = I * R
Because my plants move, and are as tall as I am, it's really easy to hold my arm out and get a still from a 5 second video of me holding it on a bud. Maybe you aren't growing plants like I am, but I have no way to get my face in the back of a 5x5x8 scrog, but my arm sure as hell can reach over there while my phone screen is being monitored with my other hand. 50 to 1000x magnification, and also the ability to easily post those bugs your so worried about online. Being a contrarian is nonsense when the facts are against you. https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Microscope-Magnification-Handheld-Compatible/dp/B0897J5SMN
You need to filter it. Depending on your location even one plant can be a felony so why take a chance?
It is going to be the most smelly during a harvest. You can use ONA which can do wonders. Open the container and run a fan over it. You can also drill a quarter inch hole or two in the lid as a long term low dosage setup also with a small fan.
I prefer Apple Crumble over the other varieties. Despite internet legends I have found ONA, particularly Apple Crumble, not to impart an odor on the plants if in the same room but do put it in the living room for long term use. It does go in the same room when doing a harvest.
my dude, next time use some gloves and also one of these bad boys
Just the two plants.
Odour control is fine with a cheap 4 inch inline fan attached to a cheap 4 inch carbon filter.
I'm on my third grow with the carbon filter and still no odour.
Came here to say this- those totes are $20 at Home Depot near me- that’s $80 in totes alone/ you can buy a grow den bigger than that off Amazon for less.
Edit- I read his reply it didn’t make much sense to me, access? That can’t be easier then having a opening tent.
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Thanks again for your idea. I want to recommend this app instead: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pas.webcam
When you start the server via the app, then you just get an address on the local network that you can go to (e.g. http://192.168.1.70:8080) and from there you can view the stream. That's a lot better, for me, than having to use the Mobizen for PC (I don't even use Windows.)
The second benefit, which maybe mobizen supports, is that you can capture video on the client (web browser), so it's going to be easy to make timelapse videos of an entire grow.
Ok. So I purchased this humidifier: Safety 1st Ultrasonic 360 Humidifier, Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CWN8IK2/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_I0dzub17MDX3C
I needed a way of raising the RH a fair amount higher than I already had. I tried spraying and adding a cup of water in the bucket but I couldn't get it to maintain higher than 35% for long. There must be a better way...
I drilled a large hole to fit a small shop VAC hose into the bucket near the base of the plant. The hose leads in from the large top opening of the humidifier. I can maintain 80% RH with the humidifier on the lowest setting. To maintain 60% I just needed to pull the VAC hose further out of the humidifiers opening.
And! Since this is a cool mist humidifier it actually helps to lower internal temps slightly. I think the dial on the humidifier is going to work out well when I increase the exhaust fans output substantially soon.
This is my first build and am always open to suggestions.
I got this light and my plants are doing amazing. https://www.amazon.com/Spectrum-Growing-Vegetables-Greenhouse-Hydroponic/dp/B078B8GB7D/ref=mp_s_a_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=highydroLED&qid=1626733146&sr=8-13
Here is the math for your lights/yield.
70 Grams / 200 Watts = .35 Grams per Watt.
This light is rated at 2.5 grams per Watt.
250 Grams / 100 Watts = 2.5 Grams per Watt.
I store them in a plastic ziplock bag and always make sure that my hands are dry before touching them.
I use strips over a digital meter because I can easily measure a single drop of water (nice for measuring soil water runoff), don't need calibration, don't need any special storage beyond a plastic baggy, and accurate/precise enough for our use.
Only use the 5.5-8 strips, not the 0-13 strips or other wider range test strips which don't have the resolution we do need.
This is the cheapest rolling garbage can I can find on Amazon. Only 31 gallon as well.
This is the cheapest 24x24x36in grow tent I can find.
Now look buddy. I’m not trying to troll your subreddit, shit on your hobby, bash buckets, or hurt your little ego. I can tell you’re super invested in growing weed in buckets. All I was trying to imply is that the large roll around trash cans are probably too big to be practical. This dude asked for advise right? You just didn’t like the advice I gave him because you’ve obviously devoted WAY too much time in this Reddit and hobby. I think the only thing that happened here is you got your feelings hurt when someone didn’t get with the program in your echo chamber.
Edit: fixed url link
This thing is actually about 20 watts, they all do this 100 watt equivalent thing and if it's priced like other ones like it it should be about $20. Most entry-level good grow lights are in this dollar per watt price range. Most E26/e27 bulbs like this are pretty efficient too. I can't speak to what the actual spectrum is on this, so that's where I would question this thing. This won't do it alone and probably isn't the right spectrum for flower, you would need to add a few more regular led bulbs in warm color range. Honestly something like this would do a much better job and you only need one socket. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WC35QW7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_st88Fb6J5P7T6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I would agree with this! I'm gonna say 4 weeks min. I see some white (even green looking pistols) you need to wait till most those turn orange and I would find it hard to believe that your trichomes are changing right now. Your sugar leaves don't look frosty enough yet.
It will help to let you know when to harvest
I only needed 3 sockets, but this link from Amazon included four and was a better deal. I ended up running 5 bulbs and a 15 foot LED strip I had lying around.
Sockets like below are rated for 375 watts but the PAR38 bulbs we would use are closer to 15 watts. You'll have a wide safety margin with any light socket that you use.
If you're into a bit of DIY you should get a handful of these
With a bit of luck and 50 bucks you could easily put together a 300+ W/H setup, you can power/cool those with old computer hardware which is practically free if you know where to look.
What about this similar one that is 130W? They are just a lot cheaper than the Apollo Horticulture GL60LED Full Spectrum 180W and I am trying the keep my price down. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/130W-300W-UFO-High-Power-Plant-lamp-AC85-265V-Full-Spectrum-LED-Greenhouse-Plants-Hydroponics-Flower/32718752653.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000013.3.T2nHny&scm=1007.13339.60109.0&pvid=552a9464-6740-41fa-818e-0c...
> I say ~~error~~ on the side of too dry
Not sure if autocorrect but its "err on the side" not error :)
Yes Im bored at work..
Here are the SB dev news of the past week:
I just finished a big optimization on the website, one of the last remaining bottlenecks for performance. I rewrote almost all the CSS, and reduced the complexity significantly (from 3000+ selectors to about 800). We now have a mobile first site, check out our perf score. Shit should be working fast!
I also fixed the flair selection bug for the sub! You can now click on [flair] to tag your threads.
My fellow bucketeers! I'm very happy to announce that the new and improved spacebuckets.com is now live. I've been working really hard for a few months to migrate from Wordpress to a custom made Nuxt.js app, started from scratch. This means that the website now has a solid codebase that will be much easier to update. And also (hopefully) the performance and speed has been improved considerably.
Now that this first migration is done I can focus on adding better features and many more posts, since the process is much simpler. So expect the Gallery to grow exponentially! User submitted buckets will come back soon.
All feedback is super welcome! This is the first version, so some strange things may appear, like broken pages or repeated images. The bucketdrome will be available in a bit.
Cheers from the southern hemisphere
I'd use it for sure! The data could be integrated in the website for easy access.
One thing that I'd love to see is support for charts and visualizations. Once you have the data of your plant you need to make the most sense of it. Having charts with the progress of the grow would be insightful. Visualization libraries are pretty straightforward, we could use something like Google Charts or Chart.js.
Cheers and keep us posted!
Get another tote that’s can sit next to it and hold the top completely off.
I’ve don’t it both ways. I think I prefer working on making it easier to open and get the plants out. Over spinning the cycles on the drip watering.
I used one from amazon. Bought the spikes. And then a ring. And used larger 3 gallon jugs outside the tote. And then 1 gallon jugs inside the tote. I tried using the manual ones you would use to just screw on top of a water jug and hold the bottom down.
I like these mats
And this cart
So now mine rolls out and opens easier. And the mat let’s me put them wet and dripping a little back into the tote.
LOL...this isn't how it works. Those numbers have a different luminous efficiency (which is different than luminous efficacy).
640 nm is 0.175
670 nm is 0.032
The 640 nm LED will read over five times higher with a lux meter although the PPFD may be the same. When I keep saying that you don't understand theory this is what I'm talking about.
https://imgur.com/a/TYMER luminous efficiency table from the book, "Introduction to Photometry and Radiometry".
If you already know the PPFD, which most people won't know, then what's the point of using an app that that will not be cosine correct unless you buy a separate meter?
You have a nice looking Bucket!
I build "L" shaped vents from cardboard to cover the fans thus reducing light leak. You might want to put a dust filter on the intake fan, well worth it in my opinion.
The ones I tested were about 55 watts true and most will be that +/-10% or so. I've read here a few days ago where someone used a Kill-A-Watt and measured 30 watts with theirs.
You really want the PPFD to be close to the same when doing light profiling of plants. A generic 50 watt green COB is going to be quite different than an underdriven Vero 29 at 50 watts or a "150w" UFO, for example. I go off intensity and work backwards from there.
When I do light profiling, I'll often use 2 gallon buckets for seedling/early veg and brute force the problem:
I use this dolly to roll mine in and out of its “home”.
And these mats fit into the bottom to help keep plants from sitting in any extra run off.
Looking good man.
No, these are garbage.
For a five gallon bucket, 30 watts of high end COB or a 50 true watt UFO LED will be more than enough light. This UFO light will get the PPFD (photosynthetic photon flux density or the light intensity used in botany) up to 1300-1400 umol/m2/sec in a five gallon bucket (tested) which is all the light that a plant can use without CO2 enhancement.
If I was doing a nano grow and was forced to using sockets I'd just get the GE PAR38 32 TRUE watts of power and in the right spectrum. A proven light by the community as well as top-recommend in the community lighting guide and by everyone who's ever used one. Also you don't have to pop a diffuser off and electrocute yourself.
I found this but I'm not sure if it's a good deal.
iPower GLSETX1000DHMWING20T 1000-watt Light Digital Dimmable HPS MH Grow Light Ballast System for Plants with Wing Set and Timer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CQ8Y3HA/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_LQpxwbSTYVZP9
I also got a heating mat and thermostat for 25 bucks on black Friday from Amazon. The mat was selling for 30 alone at my Hydro place.
That 600W led isn't a horrible option but very likely to be bottom tier chinese stuff considering not a brand in sight. Best possible option for your $100 would be something like 2 x Cree 3070 COBs $~25 each and a meanwell driver ($50-60~) but this is a bit of electronics and soldering which isn't everyone's cup of tea. May take some research but you'll get vastly better results for your money than anything else at this price, period.
Otherwise there's a brand on Amazon called 'Roleadro' which exist somewhere between Shit-tier chinese and decent quality stuff. The newer ones even use COBs
Strips. They do not need calibration or any special storage methods. One can get about 200 uses out of a roll and they will be accurate enough.
Only use the pH 5.5-8.0 strips and not the 1-14 strips which do not have enough resolution.
Drops are the worst way to go.
You should get some calibration solution with your meter. Always calibrate to the closet pH you will be working with particularly with these very low end generic meters. Keep in mind that if the glass bulb dries out you can destroy your meter.
edit- strips also only need a single drop. You'd have to get an expensive ISFET pH meter to measure a single drop with a meter.
Links: Carbon Filter - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CJ5D4AG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Duct Booster Fan - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F7Q1K3W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
And no problem on the updates man I put a reminder on my calendar for you! If possible, you should pick that stuff up at your local grow store. However, in the state I am in the closest one was 3 hours away so I had to use Amazon.
As a heads up that will not be enough light and you will end up with loose, airy buds.
If it's a 60 watt "equivalent" grow bulb then you are at around 8 true watts on the LEDs.
If it's one of these cheap, very dangerous [Amazon 60 watt or so bulbs]()https://www.amazon.com/Spectrum-growing-Vegetable-Greenhouse-Hydroponic/dp/B078B8HGRR then it is at 15 or so watts on the LEDs but the LEDs are going to be very inefficient in my testing (less than half as efficient as a good COB like the Vero 18). It still won't be enough light for good, robust flowering.
One of these cheap Amazon/eBay UFO LED grow lights will give a far superior performance.
Are you in the US?
You can get a timer for $4 at Walmart.
I understand that $35 for nutrients seems like a lot or can be difficult to justify on a budget but you will get more than $35 worth of buds from the investment.
A 55 gallon drum is 22.5 inches in diameter which is about 2.7 square feet rounded up to three square feet.
You typically need 30 watts per square feet for good LEDs or 50 watts per square feet for generic LEDs. This should be thought of as a minimum for cannabis.
So about 100 watts of good LEDs like a quantum board that uses Samsung LEDs or at least 150 true watts using a cheap Amazon style LED grow light.
Watch out for these "600w" or "1000w" LED grow light deceptions that are so prevalent on Amazon/eBay. You only go off the actual power draw and not some mythical HPS equivalent.
If you get a quantum board, which I strongly recommend, only get one that specifically says that it uses Samsung LEDs. A 120 watt Samsung quantum board is going to do very well.
https://atreumlighting.com/products/atreum-288-2-led-board-horticulture-full-spectrum-grow-light-panel-samsung-lm301b (you need to buy the LED driver separately but there are complete kits)
https://www.amazon.com/HLG-120H-54A-Power-Supply-Single-OUT-124-2W/dp/B00FRBLSR6 (driver for above)
I use this app with the S4 so I can check in on temps without having to open the bucket, you can also set up port forwarding so you can check it without being connected to your network. The double cup thing is to prevent over potting and so I can pull it out without pulling out the whole pot. Im also curious how the 2 weeks of stunted growth will effect the final plant so im going to continue.
Check out this Hackaday on humidity sensors for a good comparison of your likely options. If you're interested in the science behind it, the linked test methodology article is a great read.
Unrelated, but have you encountered any self-heating issues from the ESP module? I find that mine get pretty warm when in operation, and it looks like your ESP and DHT are sharing a fairly cozy enclosure.
>How many fans do you have wired to your thermo control?
One but I mount mount my LEDs and heat sinks outside of the bucket including side lighting. TI is very generous about giving out free samples. At an engineering trade show I was able to get $100 (they said) temperature compensated log amps that never made it in to their product line or at least not advertised in their product line (they are intended for high performance sonar and radar). They give out $40 12 bit 40MSPS ADCs for free (they need to be clocked at around 250MHz so a FPGA or a high speed DSP needs to be used).
Your technique is likely easier for the layman to implement.
Here's the schematics for temperature stabilizing a LED. I need to dig for the file that has the fan. It's a single op amp PWM. Normally you need 3 op amps but if you don't mind the circuit frequency shifting a bit you can do it with a single op amp.
I hope this actually posts!
I actually think I finally do! First, with measuring it, I've been able to see when and at what temp/humidity it's stable (my ThingSpeak data is here: https://thingspeak.com/channels/199983)
So I think of it like this:
Vapor = water vapor = humidity
Pressure = How much of it relative to
Deficiency = how much more can we push...
So, by manipulating the amount of water vapor in the air (RH) relative to the Temperature - we're able to determine how much water/nutrients the plant gets from the air - and by that, how much it will uptake from the soil...
That's an extremely unscientific and inaccurate description, but thinking of it like that, and watching how it fluctuated in relation to the other data points, really brought it home for me
False alarm everyone, I did not almost start world war 3 (although I wish I had)
Love these kind of GIFs!
I made a similar one a while ago using GifCam, a portable freeware that is really simple to use.
Can you send me the source pictures? I'll add them to your profile, as usual.
If budget isnt much of a concern you can get this set up:
Should run you $65-$75.
I bring you something cool that I've been working on. I've been playing around with Chart.js. The idea is to have individual statistics for post views, letting you see the popularity trend for each bucket. I think this is meta-awesome, it will let us see information in a novel way. For the moment the dataset has 7 weekly points, I'll probably change this to monthly intervals as the year progresses. In some time this could become a valuable source of info on the bucket movement.
There are two extra bucket stats that you can visit, I'm working on them now. For the moment this is desktop and tablet only.
I would love some feedback on this! I think it opens up many possibilities for the future. I will probably add the stats to the top 20 most popular buckets, as a way of distinguishing our Hall of Fame.
These are safe lights and a Samsung lm301, dimming Mean Well combo is a good way to go.
Don't get this light which I just tested and was quite dangerous:
I used this for my build before upgrading to a tent. Ended up just measuring the height and cutting about 20-25 strips and lining it. Worth a look and it looks like it’s cheaper than the foam glue
ADHES Aluminum Foil Tape Metal Tape 2inch (Width) x70yard(Length) Aluminum Foil High Temperature https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CZH4F69/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_5yAQeWoZPSSKB
I had trouble with my in-line fan and the PC fans that I installed in the tote originally fighting each other.
Meaning I had the PC fan on the outside of the tote. And the shroud onto the pc fan. Then the duct on the shroud. And then the in-line fan then filter.
I found that the space between the tote wall and the shroud (the depth of the fan) was leaking a lot of smell out.
I moved the pc fan inside. The the tote wall. Then the shroud. Then the duct.
Now that I’m this far into explaining it. I guess I should have asked if it’s possible that the smell problem is from an air leak around the duct and fan and not from the filter being used up or insufficient?
I am using this fan:
It is a little more powerful than a PC fan and plugs into a 110 port. My controller handles all the relays on either 110 ports or 5v USBs. Even with a small enclosure 5v USB will not cut it.
So far this setup is still working great.
I recently was given this. It currently has 6 - 50W CFL bulbs that put out a lot of heat. I was thinking of replacing them with LED.
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://www.amazon.com/dp/B086W1KK2B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_36R8DF8G19ZMZXN6Q84T?psc=1
Any better suggestions?
https://www.amazon.com/Growstar-Spectrum-Switch-Flowering-Growing/dp/B07312WKX2/ref=aw_pd_cart_rp_3_3/131-6420021-7700652?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07312WKX2&pd_rd_r=ba5fbc6f-a76f-4ba9-830f-95465d4b3fea&pd_rd_w=kPZ5l&pd_rd_wg=bJ5ro&a... I used this and coiled a string of LEDs around just above the top of my pot.
UFO 300w full spectrum grow light has been treating my current grow very well.
Has nobody in this thread heard of this?
Save yourself some plastic, time, and money. RO/DI Plz it does 1000 gallons for like 50 bucks
Im shure there is one. I was suprised to find one in my area. But id go ahead and order fox farm nutrients. And for now just ho get cheap gardening nutrients at ur local supermarket.
https://www.amazon.com/Fox-Farm-FX14049-Nutrient-Formula/dp/B00572026S get those
I just bought the Pi on its own. I've always loved messing around with arduinos and Pis. A really helpful thing that I bought for this build was this screw terminal hat. Makes it a lot easier to plug in and remove connections securely without needing to mess with crimps!
Yup, I have links here
This is the one I give to people:
Electricity cost will depend on what lights you use, but it's usually not very much for a single bucket. I have a "150W" UFO light plus 5 meters of LED strip for side lighting, and two PC fans. All together it draws about 75 watts at the wall. At a US average rate of 13.3¢/kWh, that's about 1¢ per hour. Almost all of that is lights so call it 18¢/day for an 18/6 light schedule, or about $5.50 per month. Note that some providers charge more for electricity used during peak hours. In that case you can set your dark period to occur during that time.
Bottom line, it's really cheap to operate a spacebucket even if you do pay your own power bill. You can grow an ounce or more for about $20 worth of electricity plus $20 of supplies (seeds, nutes, etc). Even factoring in equipment cost and the need to buy supplies in bulk you will still break even compared to buying dispensary weed after only a few grows.
Been browsing for those PAR38 floodlights, how does this Cree one look?
LED Plant Grow Light Strips,Waterproof Plant Grow Light,Full Spectrum Growing Lamp for Indoor Plants Succulents Hydroponics Greenhouse Gardening USB Grow Light Bars https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08P2X6HR2/ref=cm_sw_r_u_apa_glt_fabc_FHAPW906TVQBNYTHP48E?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is just a barium sulfate mixture which is already widely used in photometry.
You can buy barium sulfate and mix it with white paint at about 50-50 by weight. There are people here who already use this mixture (besides me!).
The little USB phone microscope makes the trichome hunting even more precise. This one is only $22 at the moment.
You will really hate your shaky hand trying to get a photo but man it’s beautiful.
I use this one - MEGAWISE Cool Mist Humidifiers... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FJ9X3F7?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
And set it next to my bucket intake with a clip on fan blowing the mist towards the intake fan so it doesn’t settle and condensate on the intake fan(which it did before I added the clip on fan )
And I have it plugged into a smart plug linked to an app so I turn it on and off when I get notifications from my hygrometer app saying the humidity is too low or too high. Same with the space heater I have set up.
The problem is that you have a 2 amp, 12 volt power supply for the strip. The "wall wart" plug in thing is the power supply. Getting something like this 12 volt, 6 amp power supply supply will clear up the problem.
This is similar, and I would trust it more. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07NP1H25N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_m288FbZ416QRJ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1. 30 true watts, with some good side lighting might work
How much is that? Those lights tend to put out a lot of heat, I’d go with a qboard. Here’s a link for a discount on 1k (equivalent) LED Grow Light, UNIT FARM UF1000 LED Grow Lights Full Spectrum Hydroponic Grow Light 2x2FT Coverage OSRAM Diodes Detached Driver Grow Lamp for Indoor Plants, Include Dim IR for Veg Clone Flower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JCD11P2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_rUj9FbS9JEXKX super lite, barely any heat, lights up 2x2 area great! Burple lights. Don’t waste money! Amazon will let you return it. Just my opinion after having wasted money in burples.
I’m using the 150ufo and this Rayhoo 16.4ft/5m Flexible LED... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UI1DVP2?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
When I was building the bucket I tested mounting on the inside. That didn’t work for me way too war even without a plant.
I’m on two SBs now and both mounted on the outside. I have zero heat issues and I live in a high temp high RH area.
So no I don’t think it would be too much. Just keep proper distance and airflow
WeDryer XL (60 cm Diameter) - Herb and Plant Dehydrator with Fan Ventilation System, Quickly Dry Your Herbs and Spices. The Easy Way to Dry Herbs in Your Home with WeDryer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZMDR2PL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_w5c1FbA7410P4
This is what I use to dry, there’s virtually no smell and the fan is incredibly quiet. I didn’t get the XL size though, just the regular size. It fits like 2.5oz, so you’d be fine getting the smaller and cheaper one
Check this out, same thing with speed controller built in!
I would strongly suggest a proper constant current power supply but you can always get buck converters.
Hard to know! Best way to test is to get a lux meter and get some data to compare. Something like https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Meter-LX1330B-Digital-Illuminance-Light/dp/B005A0ETXY
i found a glass pot lid at a thrift store and used it. it was the perfect size for a 5Gal bucket. used a hacksaw blade to cut off the rivets holding the handle.
EDIT: amazon has them for $17 with prime shipping (mine cost $0.50 used though)
I believe amazon sells them, not that cheap though on there. There's a few to choose from
I got a c02 mini desktop usb sensor on amazon, actually works with linux! only about $60! I have not used it yet but in testing it has worked great.
Edit Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H7HFINS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
>Needle on my soil ph meter
Are you using a 3 in 1 meter? They are pretty unreliable if you are. You want to know the pH of the water added to the soil and the water runoff from the soil. These cheap 3 in 1 analog meters won't cut it.
Get either a digital pH meter or 5.5-8 pH paper.
> Also should I add miracle grow
You should add when the plant needs it. Miracle-Gro soil is not bad, it's what I use with hydro fertilizers, but the fertilizers do have a bad reputation. When I was testing some I had to add additional micronutes.
This is my current light and my grow tent is 32x32x63 so not a very large tent. I’m trying to just make it most ideal setting for my plants, it’s good to know it can survive at the low temps, my strains are white widow, blue Haze, purple haze, and super silver haze.
I got mine from Amazon for about 60 bucks. It has lasted me 2 years so far. Same for my ph meter at the same price point. As long as you properly maintain it these things will last.
HM Digital COM-100 Waterproof Combo Meter for EC, TDS and Temperature, 1-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VVVEUI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_GXPvzb690905F
I didn't even know that it had all those measurement settings until I had it for a while and then decided to read through the manual hah. I was measuring using a different conversion factor than tds Nacl and my ppm numbers were super high.
After changing to the NaCl conversion factor my numbers are much closer to the bounds I mentioned in my comment.
This is the one I picked up prior to powering on my SpaceBucket and I haven't tripped a breaker. $10 on Amazon.
Note, prior to the SpaceBucket, in the place I am currently living (has bad wiring and circuits) and I was tripping breakers.
I never once tripped and i've been running my SpaceBucket(s) for over 2 months now.
Did daylight savings mess with yours? I have this one JolyJoy WiFi Smart Power Strip Surge Protector, Independent Voice Control with Amazon Alexa Echo / Dot, App Wireless Remote Control Each Socket, with 3 Plug Outlets & 2 USB Ports & Timer
And it had been going off an hour later and I don’t know how to change the time
Amazon It’s a roll that you cut to fit. I’m not saying it’s super strong and helps since I haven’t used it. But my thinking is even something is better than 0% smell proof?
You can find 12 LED bulbs on amazon.. You could even modify a computer powersupply to run your setup, I believe. I've found multiple guides on youtube for it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3_OeVjKHr0&t=186s (I fucking love this guy's voice)
This is something I've also thought about.
EDIT: Also, I believe you could use the power supply to power some led strips, too.
I can say with reasonable confidence that that's probably not enough for an outtake to maintain throughflow. I use, and would highly recommend for both strength and noise level the S&P silent series. I realise buckets are often a fairly budget thing and i didnt actually get one of these until my 3rd grow but the thing is the bollocks. Have had a few 4inch extractors and this is leagues ahead and justifies the price. Enough airflow to keep it below 27C even in summer (30c being the max you should keep a plant at in celsius).
Can be found elsewhere too if you're anti-amazon for whatever reason.
Im also sure you could probably source a more powerful PC fan for less money but i dont have enough experience in that area to make specific suggestions.
If you look at builds on spacebuckets.com you can usually find the materials linked by u/ekrof. In my bacon bucket build, there is a link direct to amazon for the veg lights. Same idea but in the 3200K range for flower.
I went away for about 7 days feeding 5 plants from a cheap drip system (like 40 bucks on Amazon.) If you go that route, buy a hole punch for the hose so you can wrap it around a few times in the pot. Those stakes were pretty worthless in 5 gallon pots.
Edit: this thing... (you can do better, but it worked for my 1 week) DIY Micro Automatic Drip Irrigation Kit,Houseplants Self Watering System with 30-Day Digital Programmable Water Timer 5V USB Power Operation for Indoor Potted Plants Vacation Plant Watering [Gen 4] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0743F4532/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_r-EaCbPS8V4P1
A phone is not a replacement for a cosine corrected light meter. This is a very important notion- phone light meters are not cosine corrected and in my measurement can be as much as 10 times off if the light source is off axis.
A phone's light meter can not replace a cosine corrected light meter than one can buy for $20 on Amazon.
Amazon has a 120mm muffin fan for $30 with a speed controller that’s damn near silent on the lowest setting. I’ve purchased 4 that’ve worked fantastically between my 2 buckets.
Not as of yet, I’m 23 days into flower and there still isn’t even a nose-tickle. It’s semi-noticeable inside the bucket but it shouldn’t get bad until late into flower.
I’ve already got plans for a carbon filter, if needed, using this 120mm x 4” duct adaptor along with this 4” lightproof ducting.
It’ll fit nicely into inline fans paired with a carbon filter, should cost under $100 to build just with stuff from Amazon.