Poor Mans Pod
|Posted by: Magash Mar 10 03, 03:35 PM GMT|
| All you have to do is put 2 diffusers in the bottom of a rubbermade ad a airpump and some geolite and your off.
Here is the first pic of the assembly.
|Posted by: Magash Mar 10 03, 03:36 PM GMT|
|Posted by: Magash Mar 10 03, 03:38 PM GMT|
| Ad water and plug in the air pump and leave it alone. No misting just ad water once every 2 weeks. The geolite is reusable.
|Posted by: steveoi812 Mar 10 03, 03:39 PM GMT|
| Sweet! I like it man. Is a diffuser a thing that basically makes bubbles? Kind of like an airstone? Man that looks like a sweet setup for cakes man! Great pics too
And we even got the same hygrometer/therometer !!!!! Radioshack special!!!! Hell yea!
|Posted by: Magash Mar 10 03, 03:40 PM GMT|
|Posted by: BadPunk6 Mar 10 03, 03:41 PM GMT|
|hmm....where can I get some of that geolite stuff??|
|Posted by: Magash Mar 10 03, 03:42 PM GMT|
| These are old cakes brought over from another chamber when the new cakes start to fruit I'll post better pics.
|Posted by: Magash Mar 10 03, 03:44 PM GMT|
|Posted by: sinoptik Mar 10 03, 03:47 PM GMT|
|I like the idea behind using geolite instead of perlite. Less mess and easier to clean up afterwards. You can get geolite a.k.a hydroton at most hydroponic stores as it is used as an inert growing medium for hydro applications.|
|Posted by: Magash Mar 10 03, 03:50 PM GMT|
| Or if you want the real thing.
The following items are included with the Hydra-Pod Grow System:
*The Hydra-Pod unit (approx 16" diam. x 5" tall)
*Heavy-duty acrylic dome lid (approx 14" tall)
*15 liters of Geo-lite medium (lasts a lifetime)
*Air pump w/ adjustable air flow system
*Premium grade 24" flexible rubber diffuser rod
*High-grade silicone airline tubing
*Adhesive thermometer strip
*1 yr Warranty on all parts
*The Hydra-Pod User's Manual
* Item usually ships within 3-5 days.
Quantity 57 item(s) available
Weight 22.00 lbs
Warranty 1 year
Price: $ 169.99
|Posted by: ShroomVator Mar 10 03, 03:51 PM GMT|
|Posted by: Molester Mar 10 03, 04:43 PM GMT|
|Cool, I hate perlite! Will that geolite stuff work ok without the air pump? Or does it need that to release humidity?|
|Posted by: Magash Mar 10 03, 05:02 PM GMT|
You know I'm not sure I've never used the geolite without the air pump. I've had people tell me that it works though.
|Posted by: ninja Mar 11 03, 01:41 AM GMT|
|Ok man it is proven that you have done your homework on this one, you have saved us who can not afford the nicer things like the hydropod. Thanks, now if there were more people out there like you that took the time to help us out. Thanks man.|
|Posted by: Magash Mar 12 03, 01:55 AM GMT|
| I forgot to post that I was told that you can put a submersible water pump in the geolite and water if you need heat. I haven't tried it though so I don't know how it works. I posted this a little bit ago at the shroomery and that was some of the feedback I got.
Also it is written in the hydropod directions that you can do this. Like I said I haven't tried it.
|Posted by: grunt Mar 12 03, 10:32 AM GMT|
| I did the piece together with putting together my own hydrapod.
Note that Farmbid is shut down
BLITZ U.S.A. oil pan #07075
You can get the oil pan/ base by phoning in an order to this company:
|Posted by: simplegreen Mar 12 03, 12:14 PM GMT|
| Geolite is also called hydroton grorox. Found at and used for hydroponics.
"Grorox are lava rock covered in clay and then fired. Pure lava rock could also be used. Imagine it like a magnet for fertilizer. It will attract the ions from your fertilzer and medium towards it. I use it sparingly and in the center of the medium. This will help keep my fertilzers within the region of the most dense root mass. This isn't required and can lead to additional difficulties with salt buildup. Because they tend to attrach ions, they eventually build up a layer of salts that could be damaging after repeated use. If reusing your medium is planned, it's something I do, this is something to consider. As well, if reuse of the medium is done, it should be seived of old roots, washed of salts (flushed), aerated/turned, pH corrected (with lime or whatever), and sterilized in a microwave before a new plant occupies the medium." This from a green gardening site.
|Posted by: jbleed Mar 12 03, 12:15 PM GMT|
|I have a submersible water heater in my poor mans pod and it works really well. Though don't forget to set the temp before you put the geolite in..|
|Posted by: Magash Mar 12 03, 12:46 PM GMT|
Thanks for the info I updated my records. I have been able to find the same pan at almost every hardware and carparts store around. I'm sure it doesn't need to be exact either. There are probably better ones.
|Posted by: Magash Mar 12 03, 12:50 PM GMT|
Cool, I also hear you have to ad water a little more often when you use the heater. Where I'm at it doesn't get cold enough to use a heater so I don't have any info on them. Thanks for the help.
|Posted by: JimPyle Mar 12 03, 10:48 PM GMT|
|I hope this wasn't gone over before but where can i buy the geolit/grorox/hydroton. i looked in the yellow pages for hydroponics stores but couldn't find any. i called a bunch of garden centers and none of them carry it.|
|Posted by: Samsara Mar 12 03, 11:09 PM GMT|
|Very nice Magash! I might just model my chamber after yours!|
|Posted by: Magash Mar 13 03, 12:29 AM GMT|
Check under indoor garden centers.
|Posted by: Magash Mar 13 03, 12:31 AM GMT|
Thanks, it does seem to work well. Makes things easy.
|Posted by: JimPyle Mar 13 03, 12:59 AM GMT|
|I love it! Gonna build one with a aquarium, so it will look all pretty and i can put it on display. But here is my question do you still have to fan?|
|Posted by: Driador Mar 13 03, 01:24 AM GMT|
I know this might seem like a silly question, but I'm having a hell of a time finding those diffusers (been looking through google for a bit now). Do you have a link where I might be able to pick something similar to what's in your pictures? Cheers
|Posted by: Magash Mar 13 03, 01:29 AM GMT|
With glass that is gonna be sweet.
|Posted by: Magash Mar 13 03, 01:30 AM GMT|
| Ok, here is the diffuser I use.
|Posted by: Driador Mar 13 03, 01:36 AM GMT|
|excellent bro...many thanks|
|Posted by: Kermit_The_Frog Mar 13 03, 02:55 AM GMT|
| The diffusers can be found at any pet store or even walmart. They are used in fishtanks to get oxygen in the water.
Anybody have a rough price estimate on how much that geolite stuff is? Can you reuse it?
|Posted by: jbleed Mar 13 03, 11:46 AM GMT|
| I got 25 pounds for 25 bucks at a local hydro shop. You can reuse it over and over again, also with a submersible water heater you don't necessarily have to add more water, though it does seem to evaporate a tad bit more so you need to keep and eye on the water level.
I have my pod next to my old growing chamber to see if growth it different in each type of grow chamber.