Odour Control Can I get away without using it
Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:06 AM
Just planning a small setup in my loft. Thinking about the bio-bizz 2 plant kit from growell.
The loft runs along the entire house so very spacious but what I wont be able to do is mess around with extraction (Im in rented so wont be able to play with inlets/outlets).
My question is, given that I will be growing just a couple of plants and that it will be in the loft of a detached house - will I still need to consider environment / odour control. Im also worried about winter temps I imagine it will get cold up there.
I will be growing snow white a ww hybrid - not sure if they are likely to be whiffy??
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:15 AM
You will need some kind of extraction in your grow area, even if you are just venting into the loft outside the grow chamber. If you don't have this, your plants will use up all the C02 in the chamber rather quickly, and will sicken.
As for smell control....its all going to depend on how big the plants get. A carbon filter will stop the air you extract from the chamber smelling of skunk, and sticking some ionizers in the room with your plants will help control it at that end.
It difficult to know if you will NEED odour control. You can never really tell until it starts to stink, but unfortunately, you get used to it, and so you often do not even realise that its stinking. I would at least have an ionizer in the room with the plants though. They are fairly inexpensive, do a reasonable job, plus the plants seem to like the negative ions in the air
Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:23 AM
Will definately get a rad, thanks.
Where can I get an ionizer??
Sorry if these are obvious but as a noob Im a little clueless.
Btw - the kit Im getting contains 1 x 250 Watt Mini-Wing Lighting System comprising:
- Mini-Wing reflector.
- Power Plant 250 Watt ballast.
- 250 Watt Son-T-Plus lamp.
• 1 x Light Hanging Kit comprising:
- 4 metres of hanging chain.
- 2 ‘S’ Hooks.
- 2 Ceiling Hook Plates.
• 2 x 5 Litre Hydro Pots
• 2 x Brown Saucers
• 2 x 8cm diameter propagating net pots
• 1 x 1 Litre Bio-Bizz Propagating Light Mix
• 1 x 15 Litres Bio-Bizz All Mix
• 4 metres of standard black/white reflective sheeting
• Complete Bio-Bizz Organic 2-Plant Kit instructions
Ill be getting a fan for air circulation and Ill need a light timer contactor - anything else u can think of that I would need??
Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:58 AM
You should be able to get hold of an Ionizer or air cleaner from argos. I think b&q do them as well. Check their website for more details. No real hurry though. You will not get a bad stink until the last few weeks of flowering.
As for the other stuff...Not grown using Biobizz before, and so can't really give you advice on other stuff you might need to use with it. If you do not have a water supply up there, then maybe getting a container to store water in the grow area, such as a black plastic bin, might be a good idea, because it saves you having to mess on getting water to the loft quite so often
Posted 06 November 2003 - 12:23 PM
Have put a black bin up there and stuck a tap at the bottom and will fill with water so at least I will only have to fill that up every month or so. Am trying to run a hose pipe across the floor out the loft and into the gutter to get rid of water.
Hopefully all will be ok