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Post  rob.emenaker on 3/9/2010, 5:01 pm

I am very pleased with the result...

http://robssfg.com/2010/03/09/grow-light-mania/
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Post  SFGHQSTAFF on 3/9/2010, 5:18 pm

@rob.emenaker wrote:I am very pleased with the result...

http://robssfg.com/2010/03/09/grow-light-mania/
Sweet. Good looking setup you got there! Shocked
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Nice!!

Post  jinx on 3/9/2010, 5:44 pm

I want one!! I was able to pick up some free, unused lights (similar to yours) and have been wanting to build them into an adjustable grow light system kind of like this... now I just need to find plans that I can work with. I'm old school... I can use a hammer, hand saw and a screw driver... but I can't seem to get the hang of a drill or electric saw... ummmmm... how girly is that?
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Post  boffer on 3/9/2010, 7:26 pm

It's a thing of beauty, Rob. Maybe you could come to a compromise with your cat if you grew some catnip for it!
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Post  Sonoran Garden on 3/9/2010, 7:35 pm

Rob,

Ya done us all proud son!

Tim Taylor's got nothing on you!
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Post  timwardell on 3/9/2010, 8:10 pm

Very cool! Well done.
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Post  aquafern on 3/9/2010, 8:24 pm

WOW, that is awesome. I am just still proud of my wood SFG box. As far as seedling I am using a handy dandy window. Of course, all my plants fall over after a couple of weeks. Poor little fellows.

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Post  boffer on 3/9/2010, 8:31 pm

@aquafern wrote:Of course, all my plants fall over after a couple of weeks. Poor little fellows.

Everybody makes it sound so easy, don't they? I'm with you, my seedling beds are a sad sight to behold after a few weeks.
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Post  jerzyjen on 3/9/2010, 8:37 pm

Wow that is an amazing setup. My grow lights are adjustable and much more rudimentary, however maybe that will work for you Jenn (jinx). I will post some pics at the end of the weekend.
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Post  rob.emenaker on 3/9/2010, 9:13 pm

Thank you all for the encouragement! This is my first year doing this and I am trying my butt off to learn and try new things. If anyone wants my measurements or needs me to draw up plans for those lights, just let me know and I would be glad to oblige.
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Post  titans01 on 3/10/2010, 10:23 am

I'd love to see some measurements for this. I was thinking about buying one here shortly but maybe I will just build one instead.

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Post  martha on 3/10/2010, 1:35 pm

where is the order form?
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Post  rob.emenaker on 3/10/2010, 1:53 pm

LOL! I should start a business Smile I will try to get the measurements up in the next couple of days.
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Post  herbarium on 3/10/2010, 3:03 pm

That's great!

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Post  jbarrus on 3/10/2010, 5:43 pm

Awesome! I built a seed starting station with grow lights. 2 levels, but I've been manually adjusting the chains. I'm going to copy you a bit. Maybe modify it a little. Thanks!
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Post  scoobe on 3/10/2010, 7:36 pm

Grow lights and other contraptions. I am sure the minute I start using a grow light the local utility will report my "extra" consumption and the FBI will be knocking on my door.
I don't use anything. as soon as they come up I remove the cover from the little mini greenhouse and put them outside. I'm about ready to transplant my peppers, eggplant, roma tomatoes, leaf lettuce and oregano.
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Post  happyfrog on 3/10/2010, 8:15 pm

very cool! interested in your string - and the order you used to wire it - would love to learn from you! Smile

i created a little greenhouse myself - check my blog! and it's working!! i've got stuff sprouting!

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