How to build a self watering clone Stealth box
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How to build a self watering stealth clone
This stealthy clone grow box
allows growers to leave their clones unattended for
extended periods?without worrying. The stealth box
provides light and air circulation, and is
Note: some light can be seen through
the lid opening
Assembling the stealth
1 large (hinged)
plastic toolbox (Made from non recycled plastic) (9.99
1 2ft double fluorescent light [with
self contained ballast]
1 2m length of 1.5mm 3 core
1 13a male plug with a 5amp fuse fitted.
TRS gland to hold the cable tightly (a rubber grommet
that prevents rubbing when running wire through a
The plastic toolbox shown is
quite large and will hold approx 30 clones in jiffy
Non recycled plastic will breath, which
turns any moisture inside the box to a mist. Recycled
plastic will sweat chemicals into the air, burning the
leaves and damaging the new roots. Recycled plastics
tend to be thinner than cast plastics, and light will
show through the box.
Remove the lid from the box.
Place the fluorescent fixture in the center of the
overturned lid, and using the sides of the light fixture
as a guide, mark the outline of the fixture onto the
Remove fixture. Cut any plastic ridges
that the fixture touches, to allow the fixture to
countersink into the lid and keep it from moving.
The fixture can then be attached to the lid by
either bolting the fixture to the lid, or using
Once the light is fitted and
attached, drill a 20mm hole in one end of the box lid
(Power cable inlet).
Next fit the TRS gland
(Rubber grommet) into this hole. Slide the power cable
through the TRS gland and into the fastened light
fitting for assembly.
Wiring up the ballast and
Strip the ends of the cable. The ballast
terminals will be marked L N E or even L E N depending
on the make of the light. (The ballast may have a wiring
diagram on it)
The Red or Brown wire of the
1.5mm power cord should be connected into the connector
marked L. The Blue or Black cable should be connected
into the connector marked N.
The Green and Yellow
cable should be connected into the connector marked E.
Next, wire up a male plug onto the other end of
the power cord.
The Red or Brown cable connects to
the right hand side terminal.(the terminal that holds
the fuse). The Blue or Black cable connects to the
bottom left terminal. The Green and Yellow connects to
the top terminal.
Turn it on!
Fire the light up and close the
Using the Stealth box
clones into jiffy pots and place inside the box. Give
the soil a thorough watering. Turn on the light, close
the box and off you go.
Note: don?t be tempted
to keep opening the box, because it will ruin the
desired effect. You only need to check them once a day.
The fluorescent light warms the air inside the
box, creating a convection, drawing fresh cool air
through the lid opening. This cool air is warmed and
moisture inside the box is vaporized, maintaining a high
humidity level, and keeping your clones watered.
Humidity averages 54% - 68%, temperature around 74F,
depending on outside conditions.
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