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Growing Guerilla Style - Walk-in Closet

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#1 ShroomGuerilla



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Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:58 PM

Hello and good-day comrades.

This little operation was a long-time planned pipe-dream that over few too many months came to fruition. Like many of you, I operate under the philosophy of 'go big or go home'... The closet is currently being devirginized with a first flush any day now. As the pictures show, I am also in the process of testing different casing methods, as well as uncased rez-effected trays. The room is setup with 3 humidifiers, one acting as air-exchange. The 2 weird pics of the box and the black plastic pipe is my air-exchange system. Two strains are being used, tas and amazon. I have found taz to be easier to work with - beating jars, contams, g2g etc... - so the amazons are being phased out. Prolly the last go around for my finicky Brazilian babies. Anyways..

Please, I would love advice on how I can fine-tune the setup and I would be more than happy to answer any questions.

Enjoy the pics!

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#2 MushroomJoe



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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:38 PM

All I can say is WOW! Nice work. I too have dreams for a future in Closet Remodeling! :-)

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:50 PM

Right-on! nice set up keep us posted with new pics.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:54 PM

are you doing multispore or using clone / isolate substrain ?

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:56 PM

Can I swim in that sea?

That is a great looking setup!

Although...I'm not sure a closet counts as guerilla growing! :thumbup:

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 09:18 PM

are you doing multispore or using clone / isolate substrain ?

Sadly, multispore. However I plan to isolate a substrain, LC I hope, after the first flush.

I took a month or so to grain to grain a large batch of rye. Through that process I somewhat picked and chose the more rhizomorphic of the jars to use in grain to grains. If that makes a lick of difference.....

is it a good idea to put a fan in there?

Cheers Hip and company

- SG

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 09:24 PM

I don't think you need a fan if you have FAE from the pumps.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:10 PM

I think a little desk fan or two would be a nice way to keep things moving around... stale air is never a good thing.. is your FAE running 24/7? nice setup :)


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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:17 PM

Maybe they are immortal, then there would be no dead.

Myths never die.


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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:17 PM

Dude thats awsome.

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 12:51 AM

shweet set up

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 02:28 AM

My FAE is currently running 24/7. Is that needed or no? Plus I'm using a vicks coolmist humidifier inside of a rubbermaid with a hepafilter attached to the lid. In fact. Ill post better pics of the FAE tomorrow.

Cheers for now

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 02:08 PM

oh, I was just wondering... sounds like there is good air movement... might not need a small fan then. :)


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Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:03 PM

sweet man, don't know how i missed this thread. so your saying you have humidity to this setup or not? i read in the other thread you posted this on, that you didn't run more than two flushes without sterility problems. ever thought about running a 1% bleach blast into the chamber? then flushing it out? dunno if it would work.

foaf had a rather large setup at one time like this but never had a problem with too many contams. it was really only opened to place trays in and take trays out for dunks. really nice work btw!:headbang::headbang:

are you using a mixing box. if you get a big enough hepa like room size .it should have enough output for good fae in that chamber. just make sure you run your hosing and such in a way that the airflow is evenly distributed throughout the room. so if you had a few shelves maybe run that tube between the shelves pointing downward. could be done using sewer hose with some holes punched in them like an output for a fluval fish filter. where the pvc piping has a hole punched every few inches or feet or so. foaf just ran the tube into the side and didn't do much else with good success. if you have blockage or you see water buildup you may have to adjust things from time to time. but, foaf found that once you get everything working really well, it should run smoothly for a long amount of time with minimal maintenance aside from refilling water in the mixing box(5 gallon bucket) and it has about a 4 gallong capacity so this is only done maybe once a week depending on your running cycle.

20 minutes every two hours should be enough. but since the volume is a bit bigger and we are not sure of how much output the particular hepa you will use is going to put out, it may need adjusting according to trial test runs.]

in your humidifier water or your 5 gallon mixing bucket. add 2 drops iodine and a capful h202. hopefully that will help any contam problems you have.

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1) clear box tape- 6 pack 12$

2) pvc piping for a room lets say 10x13. 100$ or under a bit. go with 1/2" pvc piping.

3) sewer hose-10$ for 20 feet. get two boxes just in case. so 20$

4) 5 gallon paint bucket and lid. 5$.

5) 5ml clear or black plastic get 3 rolls or so. lets say these are 10$ each. so 30$.

6) a room size HEPA with built in Ionizer from walmart. 30$. you could get a cage fan but its not needed. the HEPA will give you enough output on a 20 minutes every two hour run cycle.

7) clear rubbermaid that will fit your HEPA . 10$

8) ultrasonic pond fogger with floating devide. 50$.

9) intermatic timer and some extension chords if needed. 25$.

10) if you have a window you can use natural daylight. but if you want get some cheap fluorescent lighting. so add 30$.

you already have most of this setup. but if you get a 5 gallon bucket and attach your hepa filter to another clear plastic box so you can see inside, this will give a better mist imho compared to your regular humidifier you have there. hopefully this will help out. this diagram is what a foaf used for several years with great success and hardly any contamination.

you could also just set this 5 gallon bucket with mist maker inside the growroom but then your maintenance happens inside your room. so the best thing is to keep everything exterior so you don't have to go inside it daily. only when you need to do flush maintenance and birth trays.

if you did decide to place the bucket inside your chamber. you would then just tube your clear plastic box with hepa attached directly into your chamber. this would be airflow only. and you might want to somehow syncronize your timing. it may take a bit of trial and error to get things tweaked correctly.

something you can think about for a hepa humidifier setup

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#15 joystik



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Posted 26 March 2010 - 07:44 AM

How do u enter and exit the chamber? Does anyone have a diagram of the door? how do you keep it closed?

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