• Gavita Pro 1650e LED Grow Light Review

    Gavita is an industry leader in grow lighting, and they are known for their premium lighting fixtures. We recently got the chance to unbox their new Pro 1650e LED Grow Light, and install it in our grow tent.

    We were blown away with this light, and would like to highlight a few key features that set it apart from other grow lights.

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  • The HyperLogic Commercial RO System

    Water filtration is an essential process for any serious commercial hydroponics operation.

    Plants, like humans, thrive when given high quality water. Many of the particulates in tap water will not harm us, but that doesn't hold true for our plants. To grow the biggest, most potent plants, we need to filter out these particulates before watering.

    But in larger operations, such as a commercial grow, filtering high quantities of water can be both difficult and expensive.

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  • Examples Of Common Grow Room Designs

    So you've started to design your indoor grow setup.

    This can be one of the most exciting parts of growing, as you can visualize your indoor garden. Just the thought of your plants growing and flowering can excite any grower.

    This is a very important and meticulous step, however, and you should put diligent thought into how you are going to design your grow room. The grow room will dictate how your plants grow, the quantity, and the number of supplies you will need.

    Do you have a spare bedroom?

    A closet?

    An entire garage?

    We are going to show you some common grow room blueprints you can copy for your own setup, and talk about some important things to consider when designing your grow room!

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  • Fungus Gnats - How To Prevent And Remove From Your Grow Room

    Fungus gnats are a common indoor grow room pest, and can be incredibly frustrating.

    These small, black, mosquito-like flies reproduce rapidly and endlessly. If you do not take swift action at the first sign of an infestation, you are in for a world of trouble.

    Regardless of whether you are growing indoors or outdoors, you can run into these pesky bugs. Luckily, treating your infested grow room or garden can be pretty simple. We will give you a number of ways to eradicate them, ranging from standard pesticides to beneficial bugs.

    First, though, we need to go into more detail into what these bugs actually look like, and how to identify them. There are also a few things you need to know to ensure you aren't inviting them into your garden.

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  • How To Germinate Seeds: The Definitive Guide

    One of the two main methods of plant propagation, starting your plants from seeds can be a rewarding experience. When planting from seed, you are able to select from a wide variety of strains and genetics.

    Another reason some growers choose to germinate seeds instead of cloning is because a seedling will generally yield more than a cloned plant come harvest.

    Whatever your reason, you have your seeds, but you are unsure the best way to sow them.

    Worry not, because today, we are going to show you three different ways you can start sprouting your seeds, ranging from the simple paper towel method to a high-quality complete seed starting kit!

    First, lets cover what a seed actually needs to start popping taproots.

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  • Spider Mites - How To Identify and Remove From Your Garden

    One of the smallest indoor gardening pests, spider mites can also be one of the most devastating to your plants.

    Spider mites are not only hard to see with the naked eye, there are also a variety of species within the mite family. The rate at which these bugs reproduce is incredibly fast, making swift action a necessity.

    A female spider mite can lay approximately 14,000 eggs in her lifetime. If 50% of the eggs are female, the population could exponentially grow to over 1,000,000 mites in your grow room after 4 weeks if they are not taken care of.

    This is why following a grow checklist, and checking your plants thoroughly on a consistent basis is so important. Continue reading

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  • Powdery Mildew - Definitive Guide To Prevention And Treatment

    One morning you step into your grow room to check your plants, and you notice something alarming.

    Seemingly overnight, little white splotches have appeared on the leaves of one of your plants. You have found a case of powdery mildew, which is one of the most common fungal infections growers will experience.

    If you are combating powdery mildew currently, don’t worry. We will explain how to eradicate it easily. But first, let’s discuss it in more detail, and explain how you can take steps to prevent it from infecting your plants in the first place.

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  • Hemp Cultivation Supplies

    Hydrobuilder.com has been supplying commercial hemp farms with hemp propagation equipment, hemp grow lights, and CBD harvest supplies since 2011. We are proud to be considered an authority figure in this industry, and love working with small and large scale farms.

    Hemp grow lights and propagation supplies

    With the country wide legalization of hemp, industrial hemp farms are in a position to be more successful than ever.

    The question now becomes how to get the most out of your crop. Automation and optimization go hand in hand, and should always be the goals of industrial hemp farmers.

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  • How we corrected nutrient toxicity in under a week

    What is plant nutrient toxicity?

    When one nutrient is present in large excess, it conflicts with absorption process of other essential nutrients. Thus, plants cannot access that essential nutrient or a group of essential nutrients because the excess nutrient or the toxic substance blocks the roots.

    Symptoms caused by nutrient deficiencies are generally grouped into five categories:
    • 1) stunted growth
    • 2) chlorosis
    • 3) interveinal chlorosis,
    • 4) purplish-red coloring
    • 5) necrosis

    Stunting is a common symptom for many deficient nutrients due to their varied roles in the plant.

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  • Best Harvest Trimming Machines of 2018 and 2019

    As technologies evolve, trimming machines have become less of a niche and more of a necessity when it comes to a productive harvest. Of course, there will always be those who strictly stick to hand trimming, but more Commercial and Hobby Growers are introducing trimming machines into their facilities/homes. Even if you are hand trimming your A grade boutique buds, the quality of the machines available today makes it hard to tell which end product is hand trimmed and which is machine trimmed.

    Anyone who is in a constant state of harvest knows that trimming is the least desirable part of the cycle. Trimming does not have to suck and luckily there are many options for automated and nonautomated machines to help up the productivity of your operation. Not only does using a trimmer help maximize your production level and minimize your harvest time frame, but it offers a consistent end product with minimal human handling. No more strangers in your house for weeks or months, no more unnecessary liabilities.

    We have sorted out what we believe to be the top trimmers of 2018-2019 into categories based on production size. There really is a trimmer for everyone and depending on who you talk to, you may get a completely different answer on which machine is best. There are unique qualities that are featured with each of these machines and we hope to help narrow down your options!

    Best Hobby or Small to Medium Operation Trimmers

    Twister T6

    Introduced to the market out of Canada in harvest 2017, the Twister Trimmers T6 is a small machine that packs a big punch. Weighing in at only 42 lbs, you can trim wherever your harvest takes you. Perfect for any hobbyist or small commercial grower, you can trim to up 4 lbs an hour dry and 20 lbs and hour wet (or 6-8 lbs with two machines in tandem for dry and 40 lbs wet). Twister recently updated this machine to only have one tumbler option. Where it used to have a dry and wet tumbler, you now will get their Standard 1/4'' slot tumbler that can process both wet and dry. If you are switching tumblers out for cleaning purposes, no tools are required and it takes only seconds.

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