Acoustic Wooden Box Fans
WHY CHOOSE GEKKO ACOUSTIC BOX FANS?
- Gekko branding ensures high build quality, don’t accept lesser imitations.
- The quietest hydroponic grow room fan money can buy.
- Highly durable Torin Sifan motor.
- Unique features for easy installation and safety.
- Silent box fan designed specifically for indoor grow rooms.
- Super sexy casing, easy on the eye!
These super silent Gekko acoustic wooden box fans are precision engineered and assembled right here in the UK. This gives them a distinct advantage over cheaply manufactured, inferior imported versions that may well look similar, but don’t cut the mustard when it comes to adequately ventilating a hydroponic grow room.
Further to simply moving an incredible amount of air, Gekko acoustic box fans make sure they do it with as little noise as possible, a common demand from most indoor growers. Maintaining an indoor hydroponic grow room in an urban environment means that sometimes extra attention may be needed in noise pollution, to avoid unwanted disputes with otherwise friendly neighbours. Gekko acoustic box fans deliver the ultimate in whisper quiet extraction systems, to make sure this sort of situation does not land on your door step.
EXCEPTIONAL BUILD QUALITY
Gekko acoustic box fans are precision built, purpose designed box fans for the modern gardener. Ideal for use as an intake or extract fan, this custom designed fan provides all the answers to creating the perfect environment within your indoor garden.
The high quality Torin Sifan motor that is used in the Gekko acoustic box fan is one that barely needs any introduction. Seen as the industry standard in motors of this type, quite simply there is no single finer piece of equipment that could grace the innards of the Gekko. As well as offering a substantial output in terms of air movement, it operates at an extremely quiet level and over the years has proven itself as the ultimate work horse for box fan motors.
The MDF panels that form the casing of the acoustic box fan itself are moisture resistant, a highly important aspect to consider when using inside a humid grow room. It doesn’t take much thought to realise that a metal object situated in a wet and humid grow room environment, will not see the usual lifespan it may be accustom to. Sealing these components off from the excess humidity not only prolongs the lifespan of the equipment, but also ensures they run at maximum capacity, for as long as possible.
The flange spigots have been carefully considered and designed to make sure that something as simple as attaching the ducting, does not become an infuriating and tedious task. Aluminium or acoustic ducting is easily attached to the spigots, designed with a roll top so as well as sliding on easily, they form a tight and solid natural seal with the duct run.
Not content with simply putting one of the world’s finest motors in a super silent box, considerable thought has gone into the practicalities and usability of the acoustic Gekko boxfan. Heavy duty hanging brackets have been mounted on the four corners of the unit so (for example with rope ratchets) hanging and installation is a breeze. Then with a clamp to firmly secure the IEC plug connection, you can rest assured that operations will not be interrupted by a loose connection.
HOW TO USE A GEKKO ACOUSTIC BOX FAN
Gekko acoustic box fans are ideal to use as either an intake, or an extraction fan, when low levels of noise are of paramount importance. Careful consideration will always be needed when deciding which is the right size to go for. You need to choose the correct model to ensure that the volume of air inside your hydroponic grow room is adequately refreshed to ensure CO2 levels are optimal, and there is a minimal build-up of both heat and humidity.
Without an adequate amount of ventilation in your hydroponic grow room, photosynthesis levels will drop. Partly from depleted CO2 levels and partly from negative consequences on transpiration from a high heat or humidity. Without optimal photosynthesis, you will not achieve an optimal yield. Further to a potential drop in yield, you will also open yourself up to a much greater chance of pests and diseases. If there is only one thing you get right in your grow room, make sure it is having the correct ventilation system. This will make more difference to your plants than any bottle of expensive additive will.
WHAT SIZE GROW ROOM FAN DO I NEED?
It is not quite as easy as looking at the m3/h on the fans and choosing the model based on that. Especially if you are connecting your box fan to a carbon filter, you need to consider the increase in pressure this will have on the fan. When attaching a filter (or to a lesser degree, duct runs with bends in) you reduce the airflow that the fan can provide as it is essentially creating a resistance to that airflow. Making sure you choose the correct size of carbon filter for the relevant fan is crucial to ensuring you have a fully functioning extraction system.
Every room needs to be considered on an individual basis, there is no one size fits all option. You need to consider the sheer volume of your room, how much wattage of lights you have, and then other localised parameters like if it is on a south facing aspect of a property. Please feel free to give us a call or pop down into the store and we can go through your circumstances to ensure you get exactly the right model for the job at hand.
TIPS FOR USE
Mounting the fans up high can be tricky as they can be quite weighty. It is advisable to make sure you have a spare pair of hands helping you to install these Gekko acoustic box fans correctly in your grow room. Ensure the surface you are hanging it from is suitable for bearing the load, especially for long term periods of time. Also ensure that you hang it with something appropriate for the job, like heavy duty chain or rope ratchets.
It is always preferable to use deluxe fast clamps and insulated ducting with Gekko box fans. The fast clamps will ensure the perfect air tight seal around the flange, while the insulated ducting will help further reduce and minimise any noise pollution heard from the unit.
It is always recommended to use premium fan speed controllers with these acoustic box fans, as cheaper units will tend to make the units’ hum, particularly when on their lower speed settings.
1000m3/h - 230 watts, 1.1 amps
1500m3/h - 330 watts, 1.47 amps
2500m3/h - 425 watts, 2.5 amps
3250m3/h - 550 watts, 6 amps
4250m3/h - 550 watts, 6 amps
Noise level at 1 meter:
(These significantly reduce when filter and ducting are attached)
1000m3/h - 53db
1500m3/h - 62db
2500m3/h - 64db
3250m3/h - 66db
4250m3/h - 72.5db
Carbon Filter Compatibility:
1000m3/h - 200x600mm Rhino Pro Carbon Filter
1500m3/h - 250x600mm Rhino Pro Carbon Filter
2500m3/h - 315x600mm Rhino Pro Carbon Filter
3250m3/h - 315x1000mm Rhino Pro Carbon Filter
4250m3/h - 315x1200mm Rhino Pro Carbon Filter