Included in your Grow Box Kit ~
One sealed Mini insulated Grow Box 910x457x457mm with locking front opening doors, coated in special anti-bacterial paint. All our cabinets have the capability for at least three powered devices to be installed are soundproofed and are water/water vapour resistant.
- One 4 inch RAM Filter - 160 m3/h - lasts up to two years
- One S&P TD160/100 Silent Extraction Fan - Rated at 160m3/hr , Only 24dB - Dual speed
- Ten Meters of High Quality Combi Ducting - Contains additional plastic membrane
- One Low Noise Intake Fan - Rated at 21DB
- One Intake Fan Filter
- One Molex Power Adapter - Powers Intake Fan
- Eight Magnetic Hooks - Each supports 25KG of vertically hung weight
- One Pre-fitted 4 Inch male connector - Allows ducting to be fitted easily at both ends
- Three packs of Lumii Rope Ratchets - (two in each pack)
- One 500ml Bottle of Biobizz Grow
- One 500ml Bottle of Biobizz Bloom
- One 50L Bag of Biobizz All Mix
- Four 3LTR Pots
- Four Trays
Our Mini LED Grow Box is designed to allow you to propagate like a pro. It's simple yet effective design will allow you to start 16 seedlings, Grow your own herb garden or grow 1-4 plants to to full maturity. Small, lightweight and incredibly economical to run. 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.
Hydro Grow LED (US) are the original creators and patent holders of LED Grow Lights. What ever light you decide on rest assured that it will give you unparalleled results at a fraction of the cost of traditional lights. Not only will they save you money and outlast traditional lights by years, they also come with a no quibble warranty meaning that if the worst should happen you'll be covered. Please see http://www.vortexgrowboxes.co.uk/led-lights.html for more specifications.
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
The S&P silent Fan is the quietest ventilation fan available in it's class. Featuring anti vibration technology and on their lowest setting running at around 12W this fan won't break the bank, it operates at 21DB which is over 13db quieter than our competitors and is capable of replacing the air in the Grow Box hundreds of times a minute preventing mould and mildew and ensuring your plants only receive the freshest of air. Our fans are also completely removable enabling you to easily replace or upgrade to a newer model at a later date. The fans are suitable for ducting runs up to 7 meters and feature a high efficiency mixed flow impeller, powerful 2 speed motor, high airflow and low noise performance all within an extremely compact physical size. They are capable of moving 180m/h and incorporate 1ph 230V 50Hz, asynchronous IP44 rated motors with integrated S.T.O.P (Safety Thermal Overload Protection).
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.
We only use High Quality Ducting. This means our ducting includes an additional membrane to protect against accidental tears. It also double as insulation layer protecting against condensation and moisture and ensuring that the air within does not affect the temperature inside the Grow Box via heat exchange. It features a 4 layer multi-laminated construction with an encapsulating high tensile steel wire helix ensuring strength and durability. The black PVC outer layer is totally plant safe and acts as a strong vapour/light barrier providing extra security over standard alloy ducting while still being very flexible.
Due to the 4 layers this ducting when fully extended holds it's shape with a seamless void delivering low pressure drop with no particulate clogging and low noise when in use.
Tested by SGS to comply with RoHS 2011/65/EU. The PVC used in RAM ducting is plant safe and contains no Dibutyl Phthalate. This products is also fire resistant.
Carbon filters are commonly used to remove unwanted smells but they can be used for other things such as preventing germination and cleaning the circulated air. If you are considering using strong fertilisers or other simialr products we recommend purchasing a filter to prevent your house from smelling like a farm.
Rhino Pro carbon filters are designed specifically for cleaning and deodorizing air (not liquids). Stale air is drawn through the filter by means of an attached extractor fan which needs to be matched to the filter being used in terms of air-flow and duct-size. The air is drawn in through the outside of the drum and first passes through a washable dust sleeve which filters out dust and other large particles so that they do not clog the main filter part. Next, the air flows through a short spiral labyrinth which is tightly packed with the world’s highest quality virgin activated carbon – Australian RC412. As the air flows through the activated carbon layer, odours and particles are absorbed into its pores leaving the air clean and odourless. Inside the can, the air is spun by the vortex cone in the base. This helps create low pressure within the can and thereby increases and evens out the air flow. The cleaned air is then ducted out via your extractor fan.
Nutrients - Soil
All-Mix™ is a heavily pre-fertilised soil mixture. It has been designed to emulate rich outdoor soil with a full micro active eco-system. When using All·Mix® for the first time, moisten the substrate and leave to stand for 36 hours. This will give the active fertilizer Pre·Mix™ and the micro-organisms it contains a chance to start working before the plant goes in.Keep the soil slightly warm at all times, as reducing the soil temperature slows down microbial activity, which makes it more difficult for the plant to grow. Allow the soil to dry out between each watering. As the substrate dries out fresh air is introduced - soil needs to breathe too. Bio-Bizz products have not been produced with mineral salts but with organic elements. These elements have a self regulating system which maintains the values at the correct level.
Nutrients - Bio-Grow™
Bio-Grow™ is a liquid growth fertilizer. It activates the bacterial flora in the substrate thanks to it's basis of 100% organic sugar beet extract. The natural sugars and potassium in Bio-Grow guarantee you an ample harvest. Bio-Grow can be used as soon as the first leave appear and can continue to be used throughout the plants life cycle.
Nutrients - Bio-Bloom™
Bio·Bloom™ is a complete liquid organic fertilizer which contains a small amount of nitrogen and enough phosphorous and potassium to ensure exuberant flowering. Trace elements and hormones of vegetable origin are also added to improve the flowering process. Bio·Bloom™ also contains enzymes and amino acids, which work in harmony with the soil to promote flowering and fruit production.
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.