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  Frequently Asked Questions  

How big is the machine?  
The machine is 3.5 feet tall (42 inches), 4.5 feet wide (52 inches), and 2ft. 4in. deep.  
How much work does it involve?  
All our models are complete, turn-key systems, a PLC timer contols all functions which are set at the factory and password protected, so you cannot stop the unit from functioning by hitting the wrong button accidentially. It requires about 30 minutes a 3 -4 times per week of maintenance. The unit also comes complete with directions on how to set up and maintain your system.  
How often do I change the water?  
You should change the water once a week. All nutrient is added and mixed together, then PH balanced. Check PH balance and water levels at mid-week and adjust accordingly.  
What about nutrients or plant food?  
Available (optional) with the unit, it includes Micro, Grow, Bloom, pH UP and DOWN.  
What about Co2?  
Available (optional) with the unit, the Co2 option increases your yield by as much as 25%. Already pre-set, it comes on 3 times a day, at 9:00am, 12:00pm, and 3:00pm.  
What about smell?  
The unit can be purchased with a coco-carbon filter to eliminate unwanted odors and particulate matter from the air.  
What kind of lighting does it have?  
The vegetative chamber has a 135 watt, 6400K CFL, compact flourescent light, the flowering chamber has a 400 watt High Pressure Sodium light with it's own ballast and UL/CSA rated high voltage cable.  
How often do I have to change it?  
Each HPS HID light bulb is good for 1 year or approx. 6 eight week flowering cycles. the CFL (compact florescent light) can last much longer. ie: Cost to replace HPS bulb is only $30.00us plus shipping.  
What kind of power does it draw?  
The Quickie draws 4.7 amps, about $8 - 15 dollars a month depending upon where you live and hydro costs.  
Does it generate a lot of heat?  
The Quickie has a glass enclosed, air-cooled 400 watt bulb, preventing heating problems.  
How long does it take to harvest a fully mature adult plant?  
10-12 weeks from cuttings. 2 weeks for rooting, 2 weeks for vegetation, 6-8 weeks for flowering, depending of your genetic make up of the plant.  
When do I know to move the plants from the cloning/germination tray to the vegging tray below?  
When the roots are protruding through the rockwool, usually about 2 weeks.  
When do I know to move the plants from the vegetative cycle to the flowering cycle?  
This process usually takes 2-4 weeks depending on the genetics of the plant you are growing, but a better indicator is when the roots are firmly established in the water and the plant is approx. 6 - 8 inches in height and width.  
How often does it need to be cleaned?  
You should clean your systems chamber(s) each 8 week flowering cycle with a mild soap or just a drop of bleach in a gallon of water.  
How often do I need to change my parent plant?  
It is recommended you change your parent plant every 6-8 months, so as it does not grow to big for softwood cuttings.  
Can I move it?  
The Quickie comes on casters with locks, making moving the unit empty or full easy and convienent.  
What if something breaks?  
The Quickie comes with a 1 year warranty on the bulbs and filter, a 2 year warranty for the high usage parts, pumps, timer, ballast and fans and a 5 year warranty against manufactured defect of the shell.  
What if I have a question that's not answered here?  
We are available Monday-Saturday from 10:00am-8:00pm (Pacific Time) to answer any questions you may have. Call Toll-free at 1.866-457-4769  

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