Latest Hydroponics News
30 Sep 2012, 10:47Bubblegum, lemon, peppermint....pear drop?
New Odour Control is now available at 3CH in the form of Pure Air Gel. It is similar to the Ona range of products, but with a wider variety of smells. It comes in four varieties: bubblegum, lemon, peppermint, pear drop and Cherry smell. Pure Air comes in 2 sizes: 1 Litre and 4 Litres.
As one customer put it "Its better my grow room smelling of Pear Drops than a man's urinal."
27 Sep 2012, 10:34Superb Value Hydroponics Grow Tent Starter Kits - Available Now!
If you are looking for a hydroponics grow tent set-up as a superb value starter kit, you have come to the right place!
These hydroponics kits are designed for both novice and experienced growers, whatever their budget. The 'budget' range is for those who want a quality hydroponics starter set-up at limited expense, while the 'deluxe' range is aimed at those who want the very best hydroponics growing products from the word go.
These are the Budget Hydroponics Starter Set-Ups:
Budget GCCT80 Hydroponics Kit - Only £350!
Budget GCCT100 Hydroponics Kit - Only £430!
Budget GCCT120 Hydroponics Kit - Only £530!
These are the Deluxe Hydroponics Starter Set-Ups:
Deluxe GCT80 Hydroponics Kit - Only £570
Deluxe GCT100 Hydroponics Kit - Only £720!
Deluxe GCT120 Hydroponics Kit - Only £750!
3CH...leading the way in hydroponics solutions and hydroponics value.
21 Sep 2012, 16:36Cooler Weather on the Horizon!
Start thinking of winter now... so you and your plants do not experience a shock to the system when the full blown cold weather arrives. The last few winters have been ice cold so this year we are offering our grow shop customers and those of you that shop online from this seite some great products at low, low prices.
21 Sep 2012, 16:33New Products Galore!
Hello to all our customers!
This month we have added lots of exciting new hydroponics products to our ever-growing range of hydroponics grow equipment.
You can now purchase these grape scissors which are ideal for pruning and trimming any plant, bush, flower or bud.
Philips Son-T PIA Plus 600w HPS Bulb (a fantastic bulb at a fantastic price) is one of the most efficient and effective light sources available to indoor gardeners today, the SON-T PIA Plus Lamp from Philips have a fine reputation for cultivating tremendous crops – both in terms of quality and quantity!
Also we have put together this amazing value Secret Jardin Tent Air-Cooled Starter Kit with hydroponics grow lighting and ventiliation solutions. For the unbeatable price of only £884 you get all the great goodies below including 2 x Lumatek Digital Dimmable 600w Ballasts.
Secret Jardin DR240W 2.4Mx1.2M Grow Tent x 1
Air-Cooled Lighting Solution:
600 watt Lumatek Dimmable Icarus Lighting System x 2
Wolfnado 150mm 2-Speed Hydroponics Fan x 1
150mm Fan Ducting 5M x 1
Pro Grip Rope Rachets x 2
150mm Ducting Clips x 5
Contactor 2-Way x 1
Grasslin Segment Timer x 1
Ventilation & Filtration Solution:
200mm Wolfnado Quailty Filter Kit x 1
200mm Wolfnado 2-Speed Fan x 1
200mm Ducting Clip x 1
Other new products in our range include::
Lumagny Money Detector and Microscope
11 Sep 2012, 14:30WHY VENTILATION IS VITAL IN HYDROPONICS GROWING
There are a number of factors that must be got right in order to get the best from your hydroponics grow. One vitally important aspect that is often overlooked by novice hydroponics growers is getting the grow room ventilation right. You can have the best hydroponics lighting system, the best plant nutrients and additives, a top-of-the-range automated hydroponics watering system…but if you have not got the grow room ventilation right, your plants will not thrive.
Adequate Grow Room ventilation will solve the following issues:
Plants need Co2, which enables photosynthesis to occur, and the plants to create the necessary energy to grow. There is a small percentage of Co2 in air, and plants in the confined area of a hydroponics grow tent will soon use it up. Unless you ensure that sufficient fresh air is introduced to the grow room, your plants will struggle. Aim to have an air replacement rate of at least 20 times per hour in order to provide adequate Co2 for your plants.
If you do not have adequate ventilation in your hydroponics grow room, humidity levels can become a problem. This is particularly true during the flowering phase of the plants’ lives, when lower levels of humidity are required than in the vegetative phase. Aim for a Relative Humidity of about 60% in the vegetative stage, lowering it to about 40% in the flowering phase to avoid the possible onset of bud rot. Use a Digital Thermo Hygrometer to monitor temperature and humidity levels. Use extraction fans to remove hot, humid air from the grow room, and use an intake fan to introduce cooler, less humid air.
Ideally your hydroponics grow room will be kept at a temperature of between 24° and 27°. This should be a few degrees lower when the lights are off. HID hydroponics lighting gives out a lot of heat, and it is all too easy for the grow room temperature to grow too high for your plants to have optimum growing conditions. Use intake fans to bring cooler air into the grow environment. Air-Cooled hydroponics lighting systems such as the Icarus Air-Cooled Reflector will help keep down the heat created by Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium lights.
Pests such as fungus gnats and sciarid flies are attracted by lack of air movement. Keep the air moving in your hydroponics grow room using a fan such as a Wolfnado Clip-On Fan, and keep the air exchange in the grow room at optimum levels using intake and outtake fans.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FANS FOR YOUR GROW ROOM
This can be tricky due to the fact that there are so many variables. Air temperature varies in the United Kingdom not just from season to season, but from day to day. Some growers choose fans based upon the cubic area of their grow room, others use the number of lights or the total wattage as the decisive factors. Smaller set-ups only require an extraction fan and rely on the negative pressure created inside the grow room to draw fresh air in passively. Where possible, we recommend incorporating an intake fan into your hydroponics set-up to ensure adequate supplies of fresh air. Another useful tip is to aim to over-spec on your hydroponics grow room ventilation requirements and use a fan-speed controller such as the SMS Twin Fan Speed Controller to regulate the fans according to the temperature.
For further information on hydroponics please find our instruction manuals and information here.
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