first grow and first post. i am not posting about ILGM products yet. i was given some free seeds and i am testing those out on my setup before i move on to my next round which are ILGM northern lights regular. all of that being said a quick description of my setup. mind you a lot of this is very much DIY!
my space: 57"Wx36"Dx86"H, painted with matte white latex paint and sealed with panda film.
my tank: I forget the dimensions but one of that’s smarter than me can do reverse volume math and maybe figure it out but it’s 97 USgal 16 gauge stainless steel, cover is made of galvanized steel and has been cut to hold 16 plants, sealed with weather stripping and covered with panda film for good measure.
setup: air pump with 6 way splitter running through one of the unused holes, leading to 6 10"x2" bubble stones. i’m think i have a bit of weird setup in that i don’t have an external reservoir to feed from (i may add one later but we’ll see how this goes) and i just used the bubblers. i think most would have done a drip system for a tank this large but i’ll be honest and say i didn’t want to build all of that and thought why not just a huge DWC?
medium: expanded clay pebbles using GH rapid rooter plugs to germinate and using 6" net pots
nutes: GH flora series
lighting: 1x 1000w Vander LED (2x10w)
ventilation: all DIY using a window fan with 2 fans, adjustable speeds, “thermostat” built into the fan, box built around the fan, charcoal filter to cover the box, 2 4" ventilation tubes to pull air out, 1 4" ventilation tube for fresh air intake also using a carbon filter there. also one circulating fan inside the room.
i think that about covers it. i have more details if anyone is curious about specifics but i figured this post was long enough! and here are a few pictures of the build out and what i currently have going.