The Ultimate Odour Control Thread

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by Arrid, Jul 16, 2008.


    Xs121 Well-Known Member

    Btw, the charcoal, I got it from amazon. I got the 3 bags pack, it's listed under aquarium supply. Before using it, make sure you shake it first outside your house. It has a lot of carbon dust in each bag, you dont want that flying around your grow closet.

    What I do is, I cycle the bags, like every 6 months or so, I replaced it with a fresh bag. To reactivate the used bag, I let it sit under the sun for a few hrs and it will be ready to go again.

    Same process to reactivate the foam filter.

    The other added benefit of using activated carbon, it also somewhat control humidity. Excess moisture in the air is absorb by activated carbon, until humidity equilibrium is reach. If the air is too dry, activated carbon will release the trap moisture back to the environment.
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    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Something I will never understand is when someone slams someone else for being helpful by freely offering information.

    Sometimes I think trolls are paid to do what they do.

    Then I think who would profit from something like that.

    Usually, I go back to life; other times, I smoke and go back to life.

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    Xs121 Well-Known Member

    No worry

    All is good :peace:
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    calliandra Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys!

    Yeah I think it really does depend on the individual setting - each will be a bit different, especially on the small end of things (and I'm currently looking at a cabinet dimensioned at 50x100x90cm ;) )!
    So it's really good to know what different possibilities are working for others.
    cookie master

    cookie master Well-Known Member

    this is serious business, you can go to jail. By the time you notice your filter failing it can be too late. Filters are the most important part of any grow, even in legal states. Once your neighbors know whats up then the cats out of the bag, you cant put it back in. Ive always used big filters and centrifugal fans and they dont even work perfect all the time. Alot of humidity can make them ineffective and some like Ipower come with weak carbon.
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    ANC Well-Known Member

    Remember to keep the old carbon, throw it in a tub with some compost and shit and let it break down and go into the carbon. After a few weeks work it into your garden
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    cookie master

    cookie master Well-Known Member

    im curious if ACTIVATED carbon may soak up part of liquid nutes, thats why ive never amended with it.

    Javadog Well-Known Member

    Just remember to charge it with lots of N before you add it to the backyard garden-soil,
    if you decide to recycle that material. It can make a huge N-sink in your soil otherwise.
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    kaptinkush956 Member

    Has anyone of you all ever used Footfill filters? saw them on ebay just havent seen much reviews on them.

    Randodred Active Member

    Cheaper to refill?

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    Randodred Active Member

    Cheaper to buy a refillable or what?

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    Wunderwi Active Member

    Yes. It's cheaper to refill the filters.
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    cookie master

    cookie master Well-Known Member

    its not cheap, but I do it. It currently costs around 150 for 35 lbs of sun systems distributed carbon.
    Ginger Viking

    Ginger Viking Well-Known Member

    I use Foothills 8x14 fan filter combo and it is great. Easy refill is great too. Well recommended here.

    Randodred Active Member

    How much doea foothills cost to refill?

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    907guy Well-Known Member

    You can buy a 55lb bag of activated carbon on amazon for $155 . I am not sure how many 6” filters it will refill but I’ll find out when it gets here.
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    Randodred Active Member

    Yes let us know please

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    Puff_Dragon Well-Known Member

    I bumped into these while surfing the web. Anyone tried these odor control CFL bulbs? Or, this type of plugin ozone generator?
    Just wondered if they would be effective in a room which contained a grow tent (say 1 meter square / 3.5 feet square).

    TCP Fresh2 23W CFL Odor Eliminating Light Bulb:

    Portable Odor Eliminating Plug-In Ionic Air Purifier & Ozone Generator for Home or Office:

    Randodred Active Member

    How often do get that 35 lb bag

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