medmanmike Posted September 14, 2013 Report Share Posted September 14, 2013 About to put together a grow room and would like some advice. The area is underneath the basement steps. It's already boxed in and covered with foil sided insulation. The underside of the steps and the door are also covered with foil-sided insulation. Size is 38" (3') X 9' X 7' high, or 189 cubic ft. Given the nature of the space (e.g.. stair slope) I really only have 1/2 that or 95 c ft. The floor is dirt, by the way. I'm thinking of two possible designs: 1. a 3 X 3 area immediately inside the door. I know I can find a light to fill the space, which should accomodate 6-9 plants. The downside is there is no way I can get behind the 3X3' space due to the narrowness and the declining height of the slope of the staircase. This would also dictate that I could only have one grow - for all practical purposes - at a time. Option 2. would be to build shelves along one side. They would be 1.5' X 4' total. I would probably divide the space into two 1.5' X 2' spaces. This would give me one area for veg (2 plants) and one for flower (2 plants). It would also give me space to get to the back of the room where I could set up a small area for seedlings and clones. Admittedly this is a more limited space, but it allows me multiple areas for different stages of growth. Any advice would be appreciated. Regarding lights: if I go with option two, which would have a veg and flower area, I'm considering using parabolic clamp lights with a 4 socket adaptor and populating them with CFLs of the proper color. I'm thinking a total of 400-600 W of lights per plant. Thoughts? Thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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