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Big Buddha Box 8 X 8 Vertical Grow Tent Kit Review

Big Buddha Box 8’ X 8’ Vertical Grow Tent Kit Review

SuperCloset - Big Buddha Box Vertical Grow SystemDealzer - Big Buddha Box - 78 Plant Hydroponics Grow RoomBig Buddha Box Vertical Grow Tent KitThe first problem that new grow tent growers run into is inevitably one of space. Once you have filled the floor space of your funky new grow tent – where do you go from there?The answer is upwards! Vertical grow spaces are the latest in space saving innovations and are guaranteed to get the most production possible from the space that you have available.By growing vertically, instead of just on the floor space, you can massively extend your growing area.

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VerticalPonics is a tried and tested space saving system that can dramatically increase your yields. Plants don’t have to grow upwards, they just grow towards the light. By mounting your grow lamps vertically in the middle of the tent, it is possible to grow all around as well as upwards on a vertical framework.With this method you can turn an 8’ X 8’ growing area (64 sq. ft.) into 120 sq. ft. of growing space, just about doubling your potential output.Vertical Hydroponics-V-Horizontal Hydroponics - DiagramBig Buddha Box Grow Tent Kit

Why the Buddha Box Vertical Grow Tent Kit?

  • Measures 8’ X 8’ X 6’11”;
  • Equipped with top of the range Lumatek digital dimmable ballast;
  • Dual 600W full spectrum HPS grow lights;
  • Best quality components bring you peace of mind;
  • Gorilla grow tent is fully height adjustable;
  • Enough space to flower 78 plants;
  • Entire system is designed for stealth. Guaranteed to be odor proof and light tight;
  • 3 year warranty with SuperCloset or Dealzer;
  • Lifetime of technical support by phone or e-mail;
  • Proudly built in California, USA.

Build Quality, Size, Yield and Security

  • The VerticalPonics system is housed in a high quality Gorilla Grow Tent. The grow tent is light tight and fully extendable thanks to Gorilla’s patent pending extension kit;
  • 8’ X 8’ X 6’11” provides lots of space to work around your plants;
  • Gorilla grow tents are famously made from the heaviest tent fabric on the market. At 1680D it is 3 to 9 times thicker than most other grow tents;
  • Tent framework is lightweight yet strong and can support up to 100lbs, more than strong enough for your needs;
  • Tent is lined with Diamond Reflective technology. This super reflective material makes the most of the light available and helps ;
  • Gorilla grow tent features multiple inlet and outlet ports. This allows you to set the tent up in a variety of ways, adding versatility to your operation;
  • Built in viewing window lets you see your babies without having to open the door. This is especially useful if you decide to use CO2;
  • System comes complete with a vertical net trellis system to help support and train your plants.
Big Buddha Box Gorilla Grow TentBig Buddha Box Frame and Vertical Grow Light

Lights, Ballasts, Control and Power

  • Twin 600W HPS SuperCool award winning Lumatek lighting system;
  • Lumatek dimmable digital ballast allows you to operate lights at 250W, 360W, 400W or 600W This helps when working with younger, more delicate plants;
  • Digital ballasts are more reliable than older magnetic ballasts and run cooler and more quietly;
  • Bulbs are mounted vertically. This does away with the need for reflectors and makes the best use of direct light in 360° around the lamp, much more efficient than traditional top lit systems;
  • Full spectrum HPS Bulbs give your plants the kind of light that they need;
  • SuperCool cooling system is the best way of controlling temperature from hot HID lighting. This dedicated ventilation system removes heat directly from the bulb and allows you to position your light closer to your growing tips without scorching;
  • Vertical mounting avoids the need for reflectors. By growing 360° all around the bulb optimum light efficiency is achieved.
Big Buddha Box Vertical Light Tube

Air Movement, Air Filtration, Heat and Odor Control

  • An industrial grade carbon filtration system cleans exhausts and eliminates unwanted odors, essential for stealth growers;
  • SuperCloset and Dealzer use Phresh filters instead of Phat filters, but both are well respected filters;
  • Ventilation for the Big Buddha Box 8’ X 8’ is provided by twin 6” Vortex inline fans;
  • Internal air circulation helps to keep your plants strong and keeps mold at bay. Whoever you buy from, you will be supplied with an internal air circulation system that is more than adequate for the job:
Big Buddha Box Vortex Fan

Hydroponic system – How does it work?

The Big Buddha Box 8’ X 8’ Vertical Grow Tent Kit uses a mix of hydroponic systems to bring you the best of modern hydroponic technology. This mix of systems is known as SuperPonics and is not only super efficient, it also acts as a back-up should one system fail.In the Big Buddha Box 8’ X 8’ the SuperPonics system fuses ebb and flow combined with aeroponics.Aeroponics is a system that works by suspending the plants’ roots in a mist of nutrient solution. This allows them to feed whilst at the same time having access to large amounts of oxygen, vital to good development. Ebb and Flow is a system that works by flooding the roots for predetermined periods with nutrient rich solution. This has been proven to allow the plants to feed in a very efficient manner.By combining these two systems the Big Buddha Box gives you the best of both worlds and guarantees a highly productive system with good yields.On top of this, remember that the system is mounted on a robust, vertical framework allowing you to massively increase the growing space in your tent by growing around the bulb.Big Buddha Box Hydroponics SystemBig Buddha Box Hydroponics System with Plants

System includes:

    • 70 gallon reservoir. (Dealzer supply with 2 X 20 gallon reservoirs with a 10 gallon back up);
    • VerticalPonics framework built from sturdy, powder coated metal;
    • High quality plastic hydroponic troughs fit easily on framework;
    • All necessary tubing, net pots and growing medium;
    • Dealzer and SuperCloset both supply Eco Commercial Air 5 air pumps to provide the air to the system. These commercial grade air pumps are industry standard and run quietly and without oil. Specifications are:
      • 80 Watt
      • 4.2 PSI
      • Single outlet = 88 Liter/min
      • 8 outlet air manifold.
    • Dealzer supply the Big Buddha Box with the EcoPlus Eco633 water pump. This pump is a favorite with hydroponic professionals and features:
      • 35 Watts
      • 594 Gallons per hour
      • Oil free magnetic rotor
      • Ceramic shaft and high quality bearings
      • Quiet operation
    • SuperCloset supply the Big Buddha Box with a Little Giant Water Pump. These popular pumps are small and powerful. They also run quietly, a must for stealth growers:
      • 1/150 HP oil-filled motor
      • Epoxy-coated, cast aluminum housing and motor cover
      • Nylon volute
      • Stainless steel shaft
      • Nitrile shaft seal
      • Screened intake
      • Advanced non-mercury mechanical switch
      • Thermal overload protection

Nutrients and Extras

All three companies offer you the following extras with the Big Buddha Box 8’ X 8’ vertical grow tent kit:TDS meter – TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids. This is the way of measuring the concentration of your nutrient solution. Knowing what your measurements are is essential for good hydroponic management.Big Buddha Grow Tent Kit TDS MeterGeneral Hydroponics pH control kit – Having your solution at the correct pH level is crucial to how your plants assimilate nutrients. Keeping in control of pH is easy with this pH control kit. Adjusting your pH is just a matter of adding pH Up or pH Down.General Hydroponics pH Adjustment KitDigital thermometer and hygrometer – The temperature and humidity inside your grow tent is important. Too hot, too cold or too damp can cause serious issues. Monitor these levels with this easy to use digital thermometer/hygrometer.Analog timers – You will be supplied with all the timers that you need.GFCI Shockbuster – When working with water and electricity safety is paramount. This GFCI Shockbuster will switch off the current immediately should any problems occur.GFCI shockbusterGrowing Medium – You will receive of the necessary growing medium with your grow tent kit, whoever you buy it from.Easy to follow instructions and DVD –To make things easy you will be supplied with comprehensive instructions in easy to understand language.TechnaFlora Recipe for Success Nutrient Starter Kit – All the high quality hydroponic nutrients that you need to get you on your way. The Recipe for Success kit includes Basic Bloom, Boost and Grow nutrients, plus a range of additives and supplements:Technaflora Recipe for Success Nutrient Starter Kit
      • Nutrient Feeding Chart;
      • B.C. Bloom - 500ml;
      • B.C. Boost - 500ml;
      • B.C. Grow - 500ml;
      • Thrive Alive B-1 Red - 125ml;
      • Thrive Alive B-1 Green - 125ml;
      • Awesome Blossoms - 125ml;
      • MagiCal - 125ml;
      • SugarDaddy - 250ml;
      • ROOT 66 - 250ml;
      • Rootech Cloning Gel.


Dealzer and SuperCloset both offer the Big Buddha Box 8’ X 8’ Vertical Grow Tent Kit with a no hassle three year warranty on all components except the light bulbs. This cast iron guarantee gives you complete confidence and peace of mind.Don’t forget that both companies also offer you a lifetime of technical support. Simply phone or e-mail the company with any issues and get full support and back up from hydroponic plant growing experts.

Optional Upgrades

The Big Buddha Box vertical grow tent kit comes with everything you need to grow and harvest your first crop. The following upgrades are also available.

Available From SuperCloset

Professional CO2 Kit

Plants are able to use CO2 at much greater quantities than are naturally available in the atmosphere. CO2 augmentation is a tried and tested way of improving growth and maximizing yield. This Professional CO2 Kit includes:
      • Regulator;
      • Solenoid valve;
      • Flow meter;
      • Timer;
      • Injection tubing;
      • Setup instructions.
Professional CO2 kit

24-7 Nutrient Monitor

This convenient meter from Control Wizard Products gives out constant readings for temperature, PPM and pH levels. This saves you having to continually taking readings and lets you monitor levels at a glance.24-7 nutrient monitor

Total Germination Package

This handy pack contains everything you need to improve your germination success. Kit includes:
      • Seedling Tray
      • Humidity Dome
      • Heat Mat with adjustable thermostat
      • Rock Wool cube medium
total germination package

Reverse Osmosis Water Filter

Having invested in a vertical hydroponics system it makes sense to feed in the very best quality water, especially if you live in an area with low water quality.This Reverse Osmosis water filter provides up to 200 gallons of purified, ultra low PPM water per day. Removes 99%+ of chlorine and other contaminants.Reverse Osmosis Water Filter includes:
      • 4-Stage reverse osmosis unit;
      • 2 reverse osmosis membranes;
      • Carbon filter;
      • Cleanable sediment filter;
      • Automatic shut-off cartridge;
      • Wall mountable metal bracket;
      • Garden hose connector;
      • Inline shut-off (8ft.);
      • Drain line (5ft.);
      • Inlet line;
      • Filter wrench;
      • Instructions;
      • Unit weighs 9.8 lbs. and measures 16.5" x 14".

Available from Dealzer only

Technaflora Super Nutrient Upgrade Pack

You will use your basic nutrients at a faster rate than the other additives and supplements: Why not stock up now?
      • 2x B.C. Bloom - 1 Liter Bottles;
      • 3x B.C. Boost - 1 Liter Bottles;
      • 1x B.C. Grow - 1 Liter Bottle;
      • 1x Awesome Blossoms - 1 Liter Bottle;
      • 2x SugarDaddy - 1 Liter Bottles;
      • 1x Thrive Alive Red - 500ml Bottle;
      • 1x MagiCal - 1 Liter Bottle.
Technaflora nutrient upgrade package

Available from SuperCloset

Dual 1000W HPS Bulb/Ballast Combo

More light = bigger plants and higher yields. Simple. This upgrade allows you to do just that. Dual 1000W bulbs will give you 2000W in place of 1200W – more bud, guaranteed.

Available from SuperCloset only:

Dual 400W MH Bulbs

Metal Halide bulbs provide the perfect type of light for vegetative growth. These HID, quartz metal halide bulbs run at 4000K and pump out a massive 33,100 lumens each. If you want to set up a system that lets plants veg for longer, then these are the ideal choice for you.

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What people saying about the Big Buddha Box 8’ X 8’ Vertical Grow Tent Kit

“Unbelievable. I would never have guessed my tent could produce so much weed! This vertical system is incredible”

“I just bought the freestanding system and fitted it into my own room, but hell yeah! It certainly saves space.”

“Not only is this system really efficient with space but the actual hydro system works much better than the DWC system I have been using. I couldn’t believe the size of the buds I grew.”