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Bumper Crop: C02 in the Garden

Nothing makes the indoor gardener happier than a large, healthy crop—beautiful green leaves, healthy and colorful fruits and vegetables, heavy and aromatic flowers.  But no matter what you are growing, the limiting factors to crop health and overall production are the same:  nutrient, climate, lighting, pest control.  Every plant has different requirements for optimum health, but these four factors can make or break a harvest in any gardening scenario.

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Creative Control: Out of the Box Cooling Solutions for the Summer Garden

Summer brings with it so many wonderful things. Lake and beach time, fireworks and barbecue, sun and…heat. Summer can present quite a challenge for most indoor gardens, as the skyrocketing outdoor temperatures affect the temperature in the garden significantly. 

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Water Culture Systems in the Greenhouse

One of the joys of greenhouse gardening is the options it provides us in how we choose to garden.  They types and numbers of plants that will thrive in a greenhouse environment are nearly endless, as are the gardening methods we can use.

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In Control: A guide to achieving the perfect climate

As every gardener knows, hydroponic and indoor farming can present a number of challenges.  Cycle after cycle, it seems that there are always obstacles that have to be overcome.  Every harvest, we challenge ourselves to do better next time.  Regardless of the hurdles, we keep at it, and eventually we usually get it right.

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Total Control: Choosing the Right Cooling System

So you've decided to build a new garden.  Oh, the choices you have to make!  What kind of reflectors, bulbs, ballasts?  How many plants will fit in the space?  Do you want to use a hydroponic system or traditional dirt methods?

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440 gallon build with water-cooled lighting.

Hydro Innovations soon to be offering products for the aquarium industry, see our 440 gallon reef tank being built from the ground up using water-cooled lighting and a dual port ChillKing chiller for cooling.

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Hydro Innovations, Expert in Heat Control

Hydro Innovations is a young, dynamic company started and owned by an experienced indoor gardener. As our name implies, we believe that there are a lot of "thinking out of the box" innovations that can be made to improve indoor gardening, primarily in the area of heat control, which is...

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Can water absorb heat better than most substances?

Water is a one-of-a-kind substance for many reasons. An obvious one is its unique ability to absorb heat. Water is able to absorb heat - without increasing much in temperature - better than many substances This is because for water to increase in temperature, water molecules must be made to move faster within the water; this requires...

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Grow All Summer: Water-Cooling Explained

A water-cooled system is a complete cooling package that can have several components. It generally consists of water lines connected from a chilled reservoir or fresh water source to various heat exchangers, water-cooled lighting vessels, ballast cooling enclosures and/or CO2 generators...

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Chillout : Water Chillers Explained

Let`s start with chiller basics - what is a water chiller and why would a person want one? A water chiller does just what its name implies - it cools water. Chillers are used in indoor gardening for a wide range of applications including nutrient cooling and watercooled equipment such as CO2 generators, dehumidifiers, air conditioning...

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Design: WC Room

This is an 8 light system that can be used with any size bulb. Water is pumped from the reservoir and pressurizes the supply manifold which pushes water through the Ice Box heat exchangers and any other water-cooled equipment that you are using. Air is passed over the Ice Boxes which warms the water before returning back to the reservoir via...

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Circuit: Water Chiller Refrigerant Circuit

Water Chiller Refrigerant Circuit.

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