Vortex Darkbox Large
Included in your Darkbox Kit ~
- One sealed Large sized insulated Grow box 1830HX915WX457D (mm) with locking front opening doors, coated in special anti-bacterial paint. All our cabinets have the capability for at least 3 powered devices to be installed are soundproofed and are water/water vapour resistant.
- One Low Noise Intake Fan - rated at 21DB, not pictured
- One Molex Power Adapter - Powers Intake Fan
- One Pre-fitted 4 Inch male connector - Allows ducting to be fitted easily at both ends
- Eight 5.7LTR Pots
- One Tray
- Ten magnetic Hooks - Each supports 25KG of vertically hung weight
Vortex Darkboxes are ideal for keeping your plants safe and warm at night and act as an ideal base to construct your own Large Grow Box.
Our Large Darkbox will allow you to Grow anything up to a small tree. It's simple yet effective design will allow you to start 40 seedlings, Grow your own herb garden or grow 1-16 plants to to full maturity. This Grow Box would look right at home in anyone's kitchen and could cost you as little as 1p an hour to operate. Using your Grow Box is easy, simply set the fan to the required temperature/speed and your ready to go, no light, no unwanted noise or smells, no mess and no worries.
With Vortex Grow Boxes your imagination is your limits when it comes to indoor gardening. Use our Grow Boxes to create a controlled climate and grow tropical plants or become self sufficient with your own fruit and vegetables, the choice is yours. Get unparalleled yields and turn around times with bigger and healthier disease free plants all without leaving the comfort of your home.
Grow Box Facts
Vortex Grow Boxes are specialists in Grow Box design and manufacturing we don't sell tents or other hydroponics equipment. We are experts in electronics and our staff are qualified engineers and horticultural professionals, all of our products come with a warranty and lifetime access to our free technical support and general advice line.
Our Grow Boxes are the quietest Grow Boxes available in the UK possibly the world, featuring the latest in technology and fully user serviceable parts. Our Grow Cabinets are lightproof, fireproof, rust mould and disease resistant. The cabinets themselves are made of far less pieces than our competitors and coated in a special high quality durable scratch resistant antibacterial paint which actively works to guard your plants against pests and diseases. All our cabinets are available in various sizes shapes and colours, are made from steel and come with reinforced doors fixed with fixed using steel hinges and incorporating a three point lock for stiffness and security. Each Grow Box is also sealed inside and out to prevent air and light from escaping and is designed to operate for years without degradation.
The methods and materials we employ to soundproof our Grow Cabinets are just one of the things that make our Grow Boxes superior to similar products. We use Superfoil to help sound proof and insulate our Grow Cabinets. Insulating your Grow Cabinet will allow you to create a controlled climate inside with a temperature that is independent of the environment that the Grow Box is placed in. This means that not only will our Grow Boxes will work in both hot and cold climates, they can also be configured to create environments for tropical plants as well as temperatures suitable for growing fruit and vegetables. Unlike Mylar and similar materials the aluminium within the Superfoil reflects both heat and light in much the same way as a mirror does, providing uniform heat distribution throughout your Grow Cabinet. The material itself is constructed of 19 layers and is the highest performing product of it's type ever offered in the UK. It is extremely easy to work with, water resistant and can be easily wiped down after use.
Our Grow Boxes are modular. Meaning you can directly connect one Vortex Grow Box to another via ducting. This means a user can add a second, third or even forth Grow Box or Grow Tent with nothing more than a light inside. The air can then be drawn through to an additional Cabinet or Grow Tent before being filtered and finally extracted away from your grow. Using our Grow Boxes in a sealed loop like this would enable you to maximise your grow space whilst still retaining a sealed and controlled environment. It also means that the expelled hot air can be reused to provide heat to another Grow Box or Tent. This can be especially useful for germination, or for example if you wanted to keep the light cycles in your boxes separate whilst maintaining a stable temperature.
Additional Grow Box Specifications
We chose the Akasa fan again for it's low noise qualities operating at 20db and featuring precision balanced low air impedance fan blades this fan can be operated passively and at two further speeds pushing up to near 40CFM of air into the grow space which is then circulated via convection currents through the Grow Box. Equipped with a speed adjustment cable and available with a vari-speed controller and other upgrades such as a rear connector enabling you to fully seal your Grow Box by attaching ducting to the rear. This will allow you to take air from a separate source and then vent into the space/room containing your plants without issues.
Grow Box Upgrades
Using Mylar instead of Superfoil as a final layer whilst not advised due to the temperature increase it creates, will reflect light in a more focused manner. However this material is not hard wearing and will not reduce any noise emitted from inside the Grow Cabinet and as a result may need replacing regularly.
Whilst it is still possible to attach ducting to the rear of the intake fan adding this item will allow you to do this with a a lot less hassle enabling you to draw air from a distance or connect another of our Grow Cabinets or Grow Tent. The Coupler is made from steel and acts as a bridge and housing around the intake fan preventing any light from reflecting back out of the Cabinet.