DIY Scrog Net - Advice/Feedback needed

Discussion in 'Growroom Setup' started by HazePhase, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. HazePhase

    HazePhase Registered+

    Hello Everyone,

    I will try and keep this short.
    5x5x7 Grow Tent + 900 watt LED Vero29 12 Cob Fixture + 4 - 15 gallon smart pots + organic soil - from seed to finish.

    I was going to build 4 individual SCROGs so they have their own SCROG per plant.
    Pots are 18" x 18" and 13.5" deep (15 gallon)

    3/4" PVC pipe ---- 21" length pieces x 16 pieces since I need to create 4 separate squares.
    Corner pieces are 1 1/2 inches per side added to length of frame and I need 16 pieces - this will make each side 24" to create a 2 x 2 (24" x 24") square.
    I will be getting pan framer screws or 1/2 inch screws to drill in about 4 inches apart along the PVC pipe.
    Then I will screw my screws in and start lacing the Twine around to create 4 x 4 squares across the SCROG.
    I will have legs as well to connect so will need 4 more pieces per SCROG for a total of 16 more pieces of a certain length was thinking 2 foot long legs so that it's roughly 10-11 inches above the Pot.

    Questions I have:
    1. how high should they be above the Smart Pot? (8-12 inches?)
    2. Should I make the holes in the PVC closer than 4" apart as I know some people do 1 1/2" apart or 2" apart?
    3. Is there any special type of Twine you would use?
    4. Would it be easier to put two plants side by side and build two longer nets or do 4 separate in case I have to move it?
    5. Anything else that I am missing?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. emilya

    emilya Future Dispensary Owner

    Sounds like a great plan. Scrogs are typically set up 10" above the soil. If you want good control over the evenness of the canopy, go with the smaller holes... 4" is too wide and they will get away from you. Just use decent twine that won't stretch and plan on redoing it at some point in the future. Nothing is permanent. I like the 4 separate scrogs ... this will give you better control than if you allow several plants to work together. I always wanted to do this and never got around to it. Lastly, if you have to move it... you have done something wrong.
    Good luck... looking forward to watching this one.
     
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  3. DirtyBlueGene

    DirtyBlueGene Registered+

    I find 2" ideal, but don't go larger than 3" or it becomes pointless on a smaller screen.
     
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  4. HazePhase

    HazePhase Registered+

    Actually instead of building my own just going to order from ScrogCo and get 4 of them (2x2).
    This way there are no legs in the way and I can easily move them per plant and has 6 year warranty
    $39 us each so to build my own would be around $20-25 so might as well just buy them :)

    Any feedback on them - i read good reviews.
     
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