Grow Box – Hydroponic Boxes Reviewed

Hydroponic Grow Boxes

hydroponic marijuana grow box

Hydroponic Marijuana Grow Box

If you want to grow cannabis indoors, then you might want to consider a grow box. Although building your own can be fun and satisfying, an off the shelf grow box comes with all the experience and expertise of the manufacturers built in. These, solid and self-contained units are extremely easy to set up and operate and you know that these proven systems will be safe and effective.

There is a huge range of grow boxes available that run from small boxes no bigger than a PC  to large systems that will supply all you need to run a commercial grow op. We do deal with and totally recommend the guys at Dealzer and Fullbloom for grow boxes who have an excellent customer service reputation and it is why we have worked with them for years. 

With such a wide range of sizes and shapes available to you, it is easy to be spoilt for choice. You know that there is definitely one that is right for you; it’s just that sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees. When choosing the correct grow box for your needs you should consider the following:

Budget

cannabis budget

Planning Your Budget is Important

Budget is high on everyone’s list. Whilst it is possible to build your own grow box system from the constituent parts, unless you know what you are doing it is easy to run over budget as there are more parts involved than you might think. Also, with all that electricity and water in such close proximity to each other, the safety features of a professionally designed and built grow box should be high on your list of priorities.

Be realistic about your needs. Our experience of growing weed indoors tells us that new growers are always looking to upgrade or expand their set up. It could cost less in the long run to buy a slightly over spec unit now, than to upgrade in six months time and end up just storing all the expensive kit you just bought.

Space

space cannabis grow box hydroponics

The Correct Amount of Space is Crucial to Your Planning

One of the most attractive features of a professionally built grow box is the efficient use of space. Anybody who has experienced building their own hydroponics set up in a cabinet or other small space will know that making the best use of that space and cramming in all the fixtures and equipment is harder than it looks.

Most grow boxes are sold as complete systems with built in plant sites. This means that the amount of horizontal space allotted to your plants has been predetermined. However you don’t necessarily have to be constrained by this. The space given will be ideal for Sea of Green set ups where you can fit a lot of plants side by side. If you want to experiment with Low Stress Training or Screen of Green techniques you can simply use just some of the plant sites and grow fatter, bushier plants.

The vertical space available in a grow box will tell you what size of plants you can fit in. Many grow box manufacturers will tell you how many plants you can grow in their system, but check the actual height. Whilst it is true that plants can be trained to fit smaller spaces, if you are intending on growing tall plants you will need the upwards space. Some of the smaller grow boxes are ideal for autos or shorter plants but will not accommodate taller plants like some of the leggy Hazes and other sativas.

Stealth

top secret stealth marijuana growing

Stealth and Secrecy are Very Important Factors for Most Growers

Stealth is something that is important to most home growers and something you will probably want to think about if you are considering buying a grow box. Most of the boxes on these pages take stealth very seriously and are packed with stealthy features to help keep your home grow op a secret. Some of the things you should think about are heat signature, noise, light leaks and energy consumption. You can find more detail about stealth grow boxes here.

 

Your Herbal Requirements

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Each of Us Have Herbal Requirements That are Unique to Our Own Needs

How much weed you actually require is a huge consideration when choosing a grow box. If you are just looking for a bit of personal weed for occasional personal consumption then there is no point buying a huge system like the Mortgage Lifter 3.0 which is way over spec for you. On the other hand, you also need to be realistic about your needs. If you are a medical user with daily requirements, or a caregiver with patients relying on you, then you will need to buy a box that is not too small for you. There are few things as frustrating as having to buy weed when you have your own crop waiting, but not quite ready yet.

Another thing to bear in mind is the passion and excitement that comes with any interesting pastime or hobby. As is the nature of these things, you will soon be reading about, hearing about, and learning about, new techniques and methodologies to make the stuff that you produce the best that it can be. In our experience, if you scrimp too much in the first place you will be looking to upgrade before the year is out.

Another important consideration that will affect the continuity of your herbal supply is whether your grow box is equipped with one grow chamber or two.

Smaller boxes with a single grow chamber, like Grandma’s Secret Garden, mean that you have to veg and then flower your plants in the same space. Operations in this type of box normally have to rely on carrying out just one grow at a time; germinating, seedling, vegetating, flowering and then harvesting before starting over again. There is nothing wrong with this system, it just means that you will have to wait somewhere between two and four months between harvests.

If a grow box features dual grow chambers like the Super Deluxe 3.0, then you will be able to operate a Full Cycle System, whereby you have plants at all stages of growth at the same time. This way of growing allows you to prepare and start the next generation of plants whilst the current generation is still in flower, allowing you to harvest a continual supply of greenery.  This dual chamber system is important if you envisage yourself having a steady and uninterrupted supply of your favorite herbs.

Hydroponics System

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Hydroponic Systems are the Most Productive Way to Grow Weed

At the heart of every hydroponic grow box is its hydroponics system. Of course, not all grow boxes are about hydro. Check out the Earth Cab Series for example, which is designed especially for growers who prefer to use soil.

So to run over the basics – hydroponic systems are soilless systems where all of the plants’ nutrient requirements are met by the grower using a nutrient rich solution which is delivered direct to the plants’ roots. Hydroponic systems are proven to be more productive than soil systems although some growers prefer soil because it is said to give a superior flavor. Some growers opt for soil for environmental reasons too. There is a wide variety of hydroponics systems. Read more about the various types of hydroponic system here.

The choice of which single hydroponics system to use is largely subjective and is a matter of personal preference. Most grow box systems designed with single hydroponic systems tend to use Deep Water Culture (DWC) systems.  DWC is a system that suspends the plants’ roots in a highly oxygenated nutrient solution. These easy to maintain hydroponic systems are known to be effective and will reward growers with excellent yields.

One thing that is remarkable about some of the grow boxes on offer is their use of SuperPonics systems. These are systems that use two or more types of hydroponic system in tandem to achieve even greater efficiency. A good example is the Super Star grow box which uses a combination of aeroponics to deliver a mist of highly oxygenated nutrient solution to the plants’ roots from a reservoir below, and a Drip Feed to deliver a nutrient solution to the roots from above. These multiple SuperPonics systems are known to greatly increase yield and deliver some astounding results. SuperPonics could be the shape of the future for all high performance hydroponic growth systems.

 

SuperCube Grow box

SuperCube Grow Box

GOOD FOR:

  • Medium grows up to 16 small plants
  • 42’’ x 36’’ x 24’’
  • 400W Lumatek HPS Lighting System

If you’re on a tight budget or you simply don’t have much room to spare, the SuperCube grow box is an ideal choice. Measuring just 42’’ x 36’’ x 24’’, this compact grow box is capable of producing 16 3 foot tall plants with the SuperPonics system and is fully automated and fully assembled for the ultimate in hydroponic convenience. It is powder coated in black, giving it a sleek look and it can be upgraded with a range of optional extras should your budget increase after your initial purchase. A superb choice for beginner growers, the SuperCube comes with everything you need – you just need to add the seeds. More detail and reviews of the Super Cube Grow Box.

 

SuperCombo Grow Box

SuperCombo Grow Box

GOOD FOR:

  • Medium grows up to 16 plants
  • Full cycle rotation systems 
  • Cabinet 1 – 36″ x 24″ x 42″ - Cabinet 2 – 18″ x 24″ x 30″
  • 400W HPS Lighting System
  • 200W Feliz Grow Lamp

If you’re the kind of grower who prefers dedicated grow boxes for the two main stages of plant growth, then the SuperCombo grow box is for you. A duo comprising two of the most popular stand-alone grow boxes – the SuperCube and the SuperBox, this set-up provides dedicated environments for both the vegetative stage and the flowering stage. The set up uses the SuperPonics watering system and is capable of flowering 16 x 3ft tall plants, while continually vegetating, germinating and cloning. Both grow boxes are fully automated and assembled and come with everything you need, so set up is simple and quick. More detail and reviews of the SuperCombo Grow Box.

The Deluxe 3.0 Grow Box

Deluxe 3.0 Grow Box

GOOD FOR: 

  • Medium grows up to 16 plants
  • Full cycle rotation systems
  • Cloning
  • 36″ X 24″ X 72″
  • 400W Lumatek HPS Lighting System

For those who want a larger stand-alone grow box, the Deluxe 3.0 is a great choice. A dual chamber, full cycle set-up means that this grow box does everything you need it to and is fully automated and assembled. Measuring 36’’ x 24’’ x 72’’, this sleek, powder coated grow box is capable of supporting up to 36 plants with the patented SuperPonics system. It comes with everything you need so all you need to do is add the seeds and if you want to upgrade the unit down the line, there is an array of options for this. More details and reviews of the Deluxe 3.0 Grow Box.

SuperLocker 3.0 Grow Box

Super Locker 3.0 grow box

Super Locker 3.0

GOOD FOR: 

  • Medium grows up to 8 plants
  • Full cycle rotation systems
  • Cloning
  • 18″ X 24″ X 64″
  • 150W HPS Lighting System

If you prefer the style of a vertical grow box then the SuperLocker 3.0 is for you. This locker-style grow box is slim and sleek and fits into most spaces at a mere 18’’ wide. It is a fully automated grow box that comes fully assembled so you have only minimal set up to do before you are up and running. Capable of supporting up to 8 3.5ft tall plants with the SuperPonics 2.0 system, the dual chamber SuperLocker is a popular choice for beginners or growers who require only a modest yield. More detail and reviews of the SuperLocker Vertical Grow Box.

SuperFlower

Super Flower Grow Box

Super Flower

GOOD FOR: 

  • Medium grows up to 16 larger plants
  • 36″ X 24″ X 72″
  • 600W Lumatek HPS Lighting System

If it’s a large grow box you’re after, the SuperFlower 3.0 is a great choice. A single chamber grow box, measuring 36’’ x 24’’ x 72’’, this popular choice accommodates larger yields with a capacity for 16 x 5ft tall plants which can provide ¾ – 1lb of dried herb. A secure and sleek grow box, the SuperFlower has everything you need to get going and can be upgraded if required. Full automation means the SuperFlower is low maintenance and simple to use. More detail and reviews of the SuperFlower 3.0 Grow Box.

SuperBox

SuperBox Grow Box

SuperBox Grow Box

GOOD FOR: 

  • Medium grows up to 8 small plants
  • 30″ X 18″ X 24″
  • 200W Feliz CFL Grow Light

If you require only a modest yield or are short on space, the 30’’ x 18’’ x 24’’ SuperBox is a great option to go for. A single chamber unit, the SuperBox accommodates 8 x 2ft tall plants which can result in a yield of 4oz per harvest. It is a great starter grow box for first time growers. Extremely discreet and small enough to fit into most spaces, the SuperBox comes with everything you need to get started, except the seeds and is fully automated, so you spend a minimal amount of time setting it up before you can leave it to itself. The unit comes with the patented SuperPonics system, which allows for 2-5x faster growth. More detail and reviews of the SuperBox 3.0.

Yielder Max – 26 Plant Grow Box

Yielder Max - 26 Plant Grow Box
Yielder Max – 26 Plant Grow Box

GOOD FOR:

  • Large grows up to 26 plants
  • Full cycle rotation
  • Cloning
  • 62.5″ X 24″ X 31″
  • 200W MaxLume CFL Grow Light

The Yielder Max is a large and self contained hydroponic growing system that features dual chambers so you will be able to set up a Full Cycle Rotation system. It also has a very effective DWC hydroponic system that will produce high grade buds. For those who worry about stealth, a 10lb activated carbon filter ensures that even the smelliest weed remains private and discreet. Click here for more information and reviews of the Yielder Max 26 Plant Grow Box.

Trinity

Trinity Grow Box

Trinity Grow Box

GOOD FOR: 

  • Large grows up to 32 plants
  • Full cycle rotation systems
  • Cloning
  • 72″ X 72″ X 24″
  • Lumatek Digital 400W and 600W Combined Lighting System

If you’re thinking on a larger scale when it comes to grow boxes, the Trinity 3.0 grow closet is the ultimate in home growing. A triple chamber system, the Trinity 3.0 is superb for large scale personal growing or small commercial growing. Measuring 72’’ x 72’’ x 24’’, this grow box can accommodate up to 44 x 4.5ft tall plants in a cycle. Plenty of space allows for lush, healthy harvests and the SuperPonics system means that you can reduce your growing time by up to 5x. The full cycle nature of the triple chamber system also reduces the time between harvests for a continuous full cycle grow box. More detail and reviews of the Trinity 3.0 Grow Box.

Earth Cab Grow Box Series

Earth Cab Grow Box Earth Cab XL Grow Box
Earth Cab Pro Grow Box Earth Cab Pro XL Grow Box

GOOD FOR:

  • Medium to large grows for soil
  • Full cycle rotation
  • Cloning
  • From 36″ X 26″ X 74.5″    to     46″ X 26″ X 74.5
  • Apollo Digital Lighting System with 600W MH Bulb and 600W HS Bulb

It’s not all about the hydro! Many growers prefer to use soil for a variety of reasons and the Earth Cab Grow Box series has been designed with these good people in mind. The range contains a choice of 4 different boxes that cater to a range of needs. All of them are powered by 600W grow lamps and run on 20lb carbon filters guaranteeing odor free exhausts, even with the dankest ganja. Click here for more information and reviews of the Earth Cab Grow Box series.

Super Star 16 Plant Grow Box

Super Star 16 Plant Grow Box
Super Star 16 Plant Grow Box

GOOD FOR:

  • Medium Grows up to 16 plants
  • Full cycle rotation
  • Cloning
  • 60″ X 24″ X 24″
  • 150W Lumatek HPS Lighting System

The Super Star grow box is packed full with the latest and best components that grow boxes have to offer. There’s a powerful HID grow lamp, high quality activated carbon filter and an easy to use SuperPonics growing system that has space for up to 16 plants. There’s also a separate cloning chamber so that you can set up a Full Cycle Rotation system, providing you with a continual harvest. Click here for more information and reviews of the Super Star 16 Plant Grow Box.

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14 responses to “Grow Box – Hydroponic Boxes Reviewed

  1. Do you really need these boxes to grow the plant. I just wanted to see if I could grow it, so I planted it in a regular flower pot. Could you please tell me everything I need to grow it. Thanks

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  2. How much for a small box

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    • You need to contact the advertizers directly William. Thanks.

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  3. I have a few new places to get a good grow box.

    The best one being grow box builder.

    They literally copy the exact same units online and make them cheaper. Same Materials and everything just priced a bit lower since they do not advertise.

    I went with the titan and I am loving it, just came out a few weeks ago.

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  4. this is my forth time growing an my first time growing inside . my question is during the vegetation stage I have changed the time for the lite to be on 12 hrs on an 12 hrs off. an i still dont have not buds. M plants are about three months what am I doing wrong?

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    • How long did you wait to see? Flowers do not form for a couple of weeks after switching. Did you change the feeding regime too? You should have given the plants some high phosphorous feed after changing.

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  5. How much does a small growing box cost? Thank You!

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    • Follow the links in the reviews Tom. Each grow box is priced.

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  6. I’m a first time grower. I have the “Royal Flush” seed which is supposed to be a tall growing plant. I have a quality 24″x15″x12″ 4 pot grow box. The company I got them from explained that with “LST” they will grow short and produce more buds. Can anyone confirm this? Please help!

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    • These are tall plants. You will need to LST them down tight and nip out the tops to encourage them to grow sideways instead of straight up. Read about it here or youtube LST for more info. Yes it is doable but you will need to be active in controlling the size of this strain.

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  7. I wanna grow some chronic cannabis! I have been looking at theses grow boxes and I have noticed the wood ones look like crap and the metal ones are pricey as anything. I went with the original green grow 2.0 and the cash crop. Figured I would flower in the green grow and start in the smaller cash crop. Overall they were both pretty sweet. Original green grow is nicer but took like 5 weeks to get here, but i guess thats better than the splinters i got from this cash crop, also waiting for it to crack (cheap wood). I wanna get a superbox but there just to pricey

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  8. Agreed I went with the original green grow and it was perfect for starting my sweet little grow. I have looked into supercloset and ac tech and a few others and I think ogg might be the lowest cost and same product. I got my ogg 2.0 with LED lights and everything and it still was cheaper than others with a longer warranty. Although it would be nice if you could call them, If i was really rich i would go with supercloset or those others but i have a feeling they are the same thing just spiffed up in ads.

    That or you could always make your own out of some sorta cabinet, i have done this a few times however it takes a long time of tweaking and I just prefer something straight out of the box i know will succeed

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  9. I am very interested in growing pot. ive mainly just grown the plants with heat lamps and let them grow but that just takes way too long. I need help growing the plants that dont take forever and i need something to hide the plants so it not out there in the open. I need all the advice i can get

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    • Best is definatly the original green grow box , do research you will find they have the best deal

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