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My new grow cabinet, a construction journal

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Jon, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Nice looking tank. Can't wait to see the finished product. :clap:
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Updated post above!
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    It's pretty much done! I uploaded a couple of images above.

    I need to add timers to everything and make the evap cooler. I suppose before I make the cooler I should decide what plants I'll grow in it...
     
  4. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    I dig it!
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What are you going to grow in there?
     
  6. Posey

    Posey New Member

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    I thought you decided you were gonna grow awesome plants in there?
     
  7. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I miss you when you are not around Posey.
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Touché.
     
  9. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    That looks great, Jon. And to think, it all started with those dandy as hell corner clamps.
     
  10. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    One can never overstate the profound awesomenicity of corner clamps.
     
  11. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    Word that!
     
  12. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Plants!
     
  13. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    looking good Jon-O
     
  14. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Those fans look familiar. :)
     
  15. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    OK, what is it that you are calling corner clamps?
     
  16. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    They're those metal contraptions in the first picture which help make a 90 degree joint. All four corners of the top have one.
     
  17. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Corner clamps rule. I love stuff like that.
     
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    Gordon Member

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    Nice selection of plants.
    Are you using the spray system to water the plants or just to maintain humitity? How are you planning to cool them - evaporative cooler or fridge?
    /Gordon
     
  19. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Looking really good Jon, thanks for sharing and inspiring me and others :D

    I was wondering though how you think the epiweb is doing holding the mounts? Do you think this is better than using plastic coated wire?
     
  20. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    No reply to my question Jon :(

    As you know I have been talking about making my own cabinet for some time now and I am starting to layout some plans and supplies needed. I was really wondering how you like the epiweb on the walls to hold the mounts compared to just using plastic coated wire.