Category - Growing Tips for Experts

How to Commission an Opticlimate

Did you know that, when you buy an Opticlimate from us, we add in a three-month technical support and commissioning package, free of charge? Typically, when you order an Opti elsewhere, you can expect it to arrive untouched from the time it left the supplier… At One Stop, no Opticlimate leaves the building without getting ...

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What happens when you dim your grow lights?

These days, there are many brands and models of HID (HPS and CDM / CMH) grow lights that have the facility to be dimmed. It tends to be only the cheap ones (with magnetic ballasts) that do not. Nearly all digital ballasts have a control for dimming, and many also have a “boost” function too. ...

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Setting up the Perfect Sealed Grow Room

Apart from a few pots, media and plants, most indoor growers will start out with a grow-tent, a grow-light and an extraction system (as comes with one of our essential grow kits). The tent provides the grow-space, the grow-light provides the light and warmth, while the extraction kit removes stale, CO2 depleted air, excess heat ...

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The Easy and Cheap Way of Adding UV Light for Plants

Harness the Enhancing Power of UVB in your Grow! Ultraviolet light cannot be seen by the naked human eye but we can see the effects that it has. On one hand it can cause accelerated skin aging and even cancer. However, it can also stimulate tanning and vitamin D production. This is because our skin has ...

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How to use the Gavita EL Master Controller

So today we’re going to be talking you through the Master Controller from Gavita.  This particular unit is the EL1, but the basic concept is the same for all of the different versions. The menu system is actually really intuitive, and  simple enough to work out without instructions, but to make it crystal clear, we’re ...

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How to Train your Plants for Increased Yield

There are all sorts of products out there that can help to increase your crop size, but one of the biggest yield increasers isn’t a liquid or powder, it’s shaping your plants to make the most of the light from your grow lamp. There are several techniques that can be used to train your plants ...

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How to use the Dimlux Maxi Controller

SO WHAT IS THE MAXI CONTROLLER? The Maxi Controller is capable of operating and monitoring your Dimlux lighting and CO2 equipment straight out of the box. Add a Dimlux Auxbox and you can regulate fans and the switching of pretty much any piece of grow room equipment, including heaters and humidifiers. There are two versions ...

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VPD Control on a Budget – The G.A.S. VPD Controllers Arrive

Want to control VPD without breaking the bank? We have mentioned the importance of VPD, or Vapour Pressure Deficit, in a few of our blog articles previously. To be absolutely blunt, maintaining an optimal grow environment in terms of temperature and humidity is absolutely key to getting the most out of your crop. Although the ...

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How to Grow with a Load of Brix

You may not know it, but every grower should be trying to grow their plants with a high level of Brix! However, it tends to be something that not many growers concern themselves about. In this article we’re going to investigate what Brix is, and how it can make a big difference to the size ...

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Reverse Osmosis – Cleaner Water for your Plants and Microherd

Reverse Osmosis – How to Effectively Remove Excess Hardness, Chlorine and Chloramine From Your Water In the UK, and in many other countries around the world, we are fortunate enough to have relatively clean water that is safe to drink readily on tap. However, the water in our taps usually comes with a couple of ...

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