Been studying on/off for yrs. Spousal Unit has agreed in principle to let me start indoor medicinal grow.
SPACE: 25" X 46" X 72-84" closet in HVAC space.
Light: Looking to buy 1 x HLG 320W XL QB324 V2 LED Kit, from Growers with EUD320 driver and bluetooth module for control/monitor.
Should I get the lense kit? Can’t decide, but can’t buy later separately.
VENTILATION: Looking at putting exhaust register in ceiling and duct/fan/filter in attic to save volume in room.
6" seems too big for this volume…
Recommendations for kit? 4"
I’d actually prefer to be able to have variable speed control vs. on/off… But I’ll give up speed control for ability to activate based on BOTH RH & Temp settings.
I’d ALSO like to have one of those temp/RH modules that I can hook to my network for reporting to my phone like the lighting.
Air inlet: Willing to put a vent in door, but don’t want to worry about light leaks…
Very difficult to impossible to put an inlet duct in down low, and a high inlet would be a short circuit to outlet UNLESS I put an internal duct stack down from ceiling to floor…
Size? 4" I might even be able to route it to the HVAC intake plenum (cooler at floor level) Otherwise, I could simply loop it in the attic back to the main room space ceiling (warmer)
House stays 76 or lower in summer; 68-72 winter.
Humidity control: Don’t have a hygrometer yet, but because HVAC is on all the time high humidity should not be an issue that can’t be dealt with using vent.
Low RH might be an issue when heat on…
Use a small humidifier? Don’t anticipate much spare floor space in such a small area.
Wall covering/reflector: pretty sure I have enough 4’ long mylar on a roll leftover from seedling station in garage to cover all walls, floor to ceiling and inner door.
Instruments: Have a really nice PH meter from distilling days. Not sure if my model allows for the TDS/EC optional meter head.
Do I need a TDS/EC meter up front?
Anticipate growing in soil or ProMix/Coir for the forseeable future. Leaning toward organic nutes, et al. though I have a lot to learn yet.
Any other Room related things I need to consider right away?
Don’t want to spend more than have to, but also don’t want to have to buy twice. I prefer good tools, good information, control… want to minimize time spent wondering what to do…
Thanks for your time and noob help in advance!!