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Old 07-17-2007, 04:47 PM
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Default My first microbox, built in 2005

And it's still running. It went to a lot of improvements since. I'm having a bit of a stressfull week from now untill next wednesday, but to grant myself a bit of distraction every now and then I'll edit this new thread.
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^^^That's how the cab looked when it arrived. Currently it looks like this:
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First the maple top went off, the inside was painted flat white, later mylar (lifesafer blanket / coockie wrap foil) attached to it.
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Brute force destroyed the drawer, the hole was tightened with a weather strip and the front reinserted as a fake drawer. Then the back was sealed with silicone.

Note: Nowadays I would have skipped the weather strip and faceplated the remaining fake front of the drawer with a sheet of ply from the back and even skipped the silicone, would've been much easier, well live and learn.
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looks great don, do you only use PC fans for these grows? and what do you use for a filter?
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Patience young jedi we're not at it - yet.
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Additional triangular wood sticks were attached to the front (red arrows) as a faceplate to block light, they were painted black later on.
A reflector bent from alloy, the E40 socked wired ant attached. Fitting the Environlite in was a tight one. The first Environlite went out with a bang after five minutest testing and was replaced immediately by the shop I bought it. I don't use Environlites any more tho.
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A Max/Min Thermometer was attached and made detachable, while the sensor stays inside. Active intake at the bottom and outtake near the light. No baffles or filter att. I successfully grew a NL clone in passive 'dro that wasn't smell intensive at all. Later on I used it as a mom/veg cabinet and it was continuously improved along the way. In winther 2006/7 however I gave the cab a complete overhaul, making it what it is today, I won't give away my "cab1", but I suspended "cab2" I build later on. Atm it's used for flowering, but comes winther, my moms may go back in again and the "IKEA" which holds currently my keepers will then likely be used for flowering again.
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Only a quickie: Later on I made baffles for this cab out of cigar boxes I could grab for a welfare donation at a local tobacco store.
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Now it's time for TEH BIG OVERHAUL
That was the situation winther 2006/7:
Active intake from the bottom, active intake at the level of the lights, outtake on the opposite and a 120 mm fan moving the air around inside. The holes were made as wide as possible along the improvements. The two 65 W cfls were a bit bulky, but by far superior to the Environlites. No secret about it, I don't like them, because I know the ppl who invented them and sell them in person. Anyway the frankly admitt that almost all the cfls are used in the same factory in china. What they do is to promote them for growing and make big money with items that are quite cheap
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"it's only a light" (Clive from Nurturelites)
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Enough ranted. My believe is to work with redundancy. If one of four cfls fails, there are three still. They're inconspicious, easy to get and easy to get rid off.
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