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The Difference between AC and EC Fans

A duct fan is an essential part of an extraction system. Until recently the only type of duct fan available on the hobby growers scene were AC (Alternating Current) types. Recently though, a different type of fan has come onto the market called EC (Electronically Commutated). AC and EC refers to the type of motor ...

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Photosynthesis

Put simply, photosynthesis is a chemical process within a plant which makes food for the plant to live and grow. To do this the plant requires 3 things – carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H20), and light. The plant uses the energy of the light to convert the carbon dioxide and water into glucose (sugar). Oxygen ...

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Mid-size (240w-300w) LEDs, Which is best?

LED Grow Lights – We compare Models around the 240w to 300w level. Not everyone wants to grow in a standard 1.2m square grow tent. That may be because of space limitations or because the cost of the power that the lighting required to make the most of that size space would be higher than ...

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Recirculating vs Run-to-Waste Hydroponic Systems

No matter whether you hand water or use a hydroponics system, and no matter what medium you grow in, all methods of plant growing fall into one of 2 basic categories – either recirculating, or run-to waste (RTW). Recirculating hydroponics These are systems such as flood and drain or certain dripper systems like Wilma systems ...

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Nutrient Strength Meters

The process of photosynthesis provides the energy for growth (and metabolic processes. Plants use water (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2) and light-energy to produce glucose – an energy-containing sugar. This glucose can then be shuttled to the parts of the plant where it is needed to power plant growth. While photosynthesis provides the energy for growth, it ...

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Plants and Far-Red Light

What us humans call “light” is actually just a part of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum that our eyes can sense. If electromagnetic radiation bounces off a surface and our eyes can “perceive” it then we call it light. However, other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum are sometimes referred to as light too. Light that we ...

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5 Handy Grow Room Tools

5 Great Tools for your Grow Room There are several essentials that you need to get growing indoors. As a bare minimum, you need a grow-system or pots, media, a tent, a grow light, an extraction system, and nutrients. However, there are a few handy extras that can make your growing better and/or your life ...

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When is it Time to Upgrade your Extraction?

Is it time for a breath of fresh air? In recent years, many new options have arrived on the extraction system market. There are now choices of super-quiet or super-powerful duct fans, quieter and tougher ducting, and some advancements, such as increased bed-depth, in the options available for carbon filters. Perhaps you have already been ...

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How to Grow Indoor using LEDS

The latest premium LED grow lights have now surpassed what can be achieved per watt of electricity than with an HPS. If you’re a seasoned grower and you have just taken delivery of your first LED grow light then it is worth knowing that there are some slight differences to growing under an LED grow ...

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Growing Indoors – A Guide To Basic Hydroponics

Deciding to start indoor growing can be a very exciting prospect. It is true that there is a lot to learn. However, don’t get daunted, getting to grips with the basics is fairly simple, the rest you can just enjoy learning along the way. What you will need You will need equipment to successfully grow ...

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