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  1. December 20, 2017

    VIVA LA REVOLUTION!

    VIVA LA REVOLUTION!

    There are a few special times in a lifetime, when something comes along and genuinely makes you double take in awe. The Revolution Deva 1000w DE HPS grow light is precisely one of those products!

    We take looking for new products VERY seriously here at Greenspirit Hydroponics. Sometimes it be a little overwhelming for a grower to cut through the marketing jive, as every product is usually claimed to be the best thing since sliced bread. We take pride in cutting through the chaff to make sure you only get products that genuinely do the job, and do it well!

    The new 1000w double ended HPS fixture from Revolution Micro, is one product that immediately caught our eye. Why? Well firstly, it looks dead sexy, that usually helps! Secondly, it genuinely has unique features that set it apart from the competition. Thirdly, once we had tested it we were literally blown away at how well it works!

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    Yes, it does sound a bit cheesy, but it really is a revolution for an indoor grower. Although, double ended lamps aren’t necessarily much of a new thing anymore, the rest of the technology that makes up the DEva is really what makes it shine. Rather than having been developed for huge, high bay greenhouse installations where a completely different set of principles are required, the Revolution DEva has been designed specifically with the indoor hydroponic grower in mind.

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    As opposed to greenhouse lighting, where lights are hung as high as possible, and to have as small a shade as possible (to avoid blocking out sunlight), the DEva reflector has been custom designed to provide a footprint of light that is much

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  2. December 12, 2017

    HYDROPONICS WORKSHOP

    Hydroponics Workshop

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  3. October 24, 2017

    THE PERFECT PH

    The perfect pH

    The ideal pH range for a healthy plant is between 5.2 - 6.2

    A pH environment high in alkalinity (above 7.5) prevents the roots from consuming the available iron, copper, zinc, manganese, and boron ions in their vicinity,

    A lower pH, acidic environment  (less than 6) prevents the roots from accessing phosphoric acid, calcium, and magnesium because they lose their solubility.

    If the pH drops to between 5 to 3 with temperatures above 26 degrees Celsius, plants become susceptible to fungal diseases. 

    Check out our range of pH testers here - https://www.greenspirit-hydroponics.com/products/nutrients-and-additives/nutrient-ph-management/ph-testers-accessories

    pH is actually a measurement of the quantity of the hydrogen ions present in a solution.  The ions impact the acidity of the solution and how it will react chemically. pH is defined as the negative logarithm of the hydrogen ion concentration. The scale measures from 0 (acid) to 14(alkaline)  with 7 being neutral.

    The pH management of the soil/nutrient solution/water is an essential element of growing. Although

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  4. September 12, 2017

    AUTUMN IS ON THE WAY...

    AUTUMN IS ON THE WAY...

    It's turning chilly!

    As the temperatures drop leading into the winter months, it is important to adapt your grow space accordingly. Here we discuss a few methods of ensuring your plants aren't left out in the cold.

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    Propagation

    Seedlings and cuttings can be extremely vulnerable to cooler temperatures. A heated propagator can assist in maintaining ideal temperatures for starting younger plants. Newly developed roots can become cold and it can stunt their growth and development so a warmer environment is essential for healthy, growing plants.

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    Young plants can be susceptible to colder months, slowing down their development so applying  gentle heat to your plants can accelerate germination by days!  A thermostat to maintain optimum temperatures is the perfec

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  5. August 24, 2017

    REVOLUTION!!

    REVOLUTION!!

    https://www.greenspirit-hydroponics.com/deva-1000w-de-hps

    https://www.greenspirit-hydroponics.com/deva-rlc-1-controller

    DEva is a completely integratedplug and play, no-compromise plant lighting solution from Revolution. The state-of-the-art, low-frequency square wave electronic ballast is built into the reflector.

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  6. August 02, 2017

    HYPER FAN VIDEO

    HYPER FAN VIDEO

    Is your extractor fan not quite cutting it? The Hyper Fan from Phresh Fans is a new inline fan that has unrivaled performance under pressure.

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  7. July 11, 2017

    GROW ROOM UPDATE JULY

    Grow Room Update July

    We are currently nursing back to health some Mint herbs which were virtually deceased around a fortnight ago. With some TLC and the correct conditions, they are thriving. We replanted them into our air pots for maximum aeration. Using the new LEC reflector for maximum light dispersal,  the mint, along with some chillies and tomatoes are coming along nicely. In our other grow tent, we are using the new Revolution Deva to give our tomato plants the best chance of producing healthy, juicy tomatoes.

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    LEC-TOMS

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  8. July 11, 2017

    GROW ROOM UPDATE JULY

    GROW ROOM UPDATE JULY

    We are currently nursing back to health some Mint herbs which were virtually deceased around a fortnight ago. With some TLC and the correct conditions, they are thriving. We replanted them into our air pots for maximum aeration. Using the new LEC reflector for maximum light dispersal,  the mint, along with some chillies and tomatoes are coming along nicely. In our other grow tent, we are using the new Revolution Deva to give our tomato plants the best chance of producing healthy, juicy tomatoes.

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    LEC-TOMS

     

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  9. April 05, 2017

    BLUELAB CERTIFIED DEALER

    Bluelab Certified Dealer

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    We recently underwent Bluelab training to join the Growers Success Programme, or GSP as it’s known.

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    James from Bluelab spent the day in our store and kindly shared his specialist expertise with our shop gurus.

    Being part of the Growers Success Programme means Green Spirit is now listed on Bluelab’s own website as a certified GSP stockist.

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    Additionally, we can now provide in-store testing of the Bluelab products and also offer our customers a ‘No hassle RETURNS policy' on Bluelab products which is Exclusive to Bluelab Certified Stores.

    Having Bluelab GSP certified staff with technical training will mean we can solve our customer's queries with a more in-depth knowledge base.

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  10. October 26, 2016

    WINTER IS COMING...

    Winter is coming...

    Intake Temperatures

    The short but sweet summer has started to fade away again, leading us into the cooler months of autumn and winter. As temperatures start to fall outside, the temperature of your air intake will naturally decrease. When the temperatures of your intake become cold, having the intake fan pushing air into the bottom of your tent can cause problems as your plant’s roots can become too cold. During these colder months, it is actually very beneficial to have your intake higher up so that the cold air is falling onto your plant’s canopy. This way the cold air will mix with the hot air and create a much more even temperature throughout the grow space and most importantly will keep your plant’s root system from becoming too cold. When the roots of a plant become too cold it decreases the speed at which water and nutrients can be taken up and can even stop taking on water if the temperature is cold enough. Using an air distribution hose to disperse the cold inlet air helps to create an even more consistent temperature throughout the grow space as the cold air is dispensed from multiple holes along the hose creating a better diffusion and spread of cold air over your canopy.

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    Cold Nights

    The use of a tube heate

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