Technology and the Gorilla Grower

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by Lucky Luke, Jan 6, 2017.

    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    Im just wondering how and what systems gorilla growers are using.

    Solar, 12v pumps and timers etc. What are you using, rough cost and set up times? What didnt work?

    Generally anything that your automating whilst still being stealthy.
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    Sir72 Well-Known Member

    Nothing just man power
    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    same here..looking for something more automated.

    Sir72 Well-Known Member

    I feel you, it gets exhausting especially in the summer. I've always heard of hooking a pump to a car battery or using barrels to catch rain
    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    Yep. I use this bin (260Litres) with a tarp set up to catch rain.

    I went and checked out a new site for next year but to make it work properly id need it fully automated. (pump up water from dam and disperse water to plants)

    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    most important piece of tech,is game cams the more the better,the rest is sweat an tears
    ruby fruit

    ruby fruit Well-Known Member

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    bi polar express

    bi polar express Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure the last water pump for camping I saw took a couple 9 volt batteries don't know how many gallons I would bring you but a quick google could tell I'm sure
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    TurboTokes Well-Known Member

    Game cams, gotta know if someone else is watching the size of your crop

    If its remote enough leave containers at a big trees drip edge to catch rain water
    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    Is that a washing machine pump? If it is they are free to get for me as im at the tip (dump) every week or so. mmm Could be a bilge pump?

    Im more after a fully automated set up. Pump water up a drop off to the plants on a timer (set at 2 am) run for 15- 30 min and switch itself off to do it again 2 days later. Run on a battery that uses a small Solar panel to recharge the battery.

    This would mean that i would only have to visit the plot a few times in the whole grow. (apart from setup and cooking holes)
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    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    Ill have to look into how these work. Cost etc. Even for a small grow they may save an arrest or a rip.
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    MrRoboto Well-Known Member

    The solar panel is a cool idea, however it might reflect a glare that shines from the eye in the sky. If it were near a wildlife feeder they could reasonably assume it was to power the feeder.
    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    Ill cover it with some greenhouse cloth.. Solar panels also work on the heat of the sunlight not just the light itself.
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    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member

    Some people find this useful.

    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    yep, i use the clay kitty litter. It tends not to clump like the crystals can do.
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    getawaymountain Well-Known Member

    different size bilge pumps depending on how much water im pumping and how far.
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    shadow22 Well-Known Member

    Also you can dig a good trench, I dig a 2 ft deep 4 ft long 2wide, then I cover it with black plastic and put rocks along the sides to hold it down and cover with leaves, when it fills up with water it helps big time
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