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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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How to Spec a Dehumidifier

When you’re looking to grow the biggest and best crops, environment is 90% of the battle – and humidity is one of the most important factors. As the name suggests, dehumidifiers reduce the moisture content in the air, getting relative humidity readings down to acceptable levels whenever they get too high. In this blog, we ...

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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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Christmas Cropping Guide

It’s that time of year again, and everybody’s pulling down their Christmas crops! If you’ve been following our advice and investing in the latest nutrients and grow gear, then you’ll no doubt be dealing with a bumper harvest, so you’ll have plenty of material to get through. Though we love growing trees at One Stop, ...

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Essential Hydroponics Stocking Fillers 2019

  • Published on December 10th, 2019
  • Category: General

Fill that hydro toolbox for Christmas It’s that time of year again when everybody is scrambling for gifts in our high street stores and it’s utter chaos. Well, we’ve made it easy for you at One Stop to get those perfect fillers for your stockings! We’ve picked out four handy and affordable products that any ...

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When Should You Change your Grow Room Lamp?

Virtually all grow shops and hydroponics manufacturers will recommend that HPS (and other HID) lamps are changed out on a regular basis. But does this belief have its roots based in fact? And, actually after how long should an HPS lamp be replaced? For this test, we took a 600 watt Gavita Pro lamp (400V) ...

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How to Fit a Single-Ended HPS Lamp

In this guide, we talk about the key things to bear in mind when you fit a typical HPS lamp. Before you do anything, make sure that the wattage of your ballast matches the wattage of the lamp you are using, or there will be a massively increased risk of causing a fire or damaging ...

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How to Fit a Double-Ended HPS Lamp

In this guide, we talk about the key things to bear in mind when you fit a double-ended HPS lamp. Before you do anything, make sure that the wattage of your ballast matches the wattage of the lamp you are using, or there will be a massively increased risk of causing a fire or damaging ...

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Setting Up A Grow Room: A Beginner’s Guide

With the cost of consumable produce becoming ever more expensive, setting up a grow room and “growing your own” can save you a vast amount of money, as well as make you some extra cash. We’ve helped 1000s of growers put together their first setup, and our experts will be on hand to answer any ...

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How to Manage the Humidity in Your Grow Room

Getting your environment correct is the key to successful growing, and humidity is easily one of the biggest factors. Perfect it and you’ll see a huge impact on overall plant health. In this blog, we explain why humidity plays such a big role, and showcase the equipment that you need to get it spot-on. When ...

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