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Welcome! You have reached the home of the Space Buckets movement. We're an open community of indoor gardeners who like to build DIY grow chambers.

Space Buckets are easy to make, and only require common items for construction. Total cost is about $100, depending on what materials you can recycle. Your support is appreciated! Amazon suggestions help maintain this site.

This website is built to be explored. In our Gallery you'll find over 300 examples of great setups: the style of the containers is variable, but their gardening function is the same. Ready to start your build? Take the next step with the DIY guide. Feeling adventurous? Try a random bucket!

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UFO LED Grow Light 300w
by GalaxyHydro
UFO LED Grow Light 180w
by Apollo Horticulture
UFO LED Grow Light, good round form factor.
UFO LED Grow Light 270w
by Roleadro
4 Socket Photo Bulb Adapter
by LimoStudio
Comes already wired with a plug. Easy installation, includes a fuse.
PC Fan to 5-Gal Bucket Adapter
by /u/entreps
Custom bucket part designed by /u/entreps.
120mm to 4 In. Duct Adapter
by /u/entreps
Custom bucket part designed by /u/entreps.
3D Bucket Adapter Vents
by /u/entreps
Custom bucket part designed by /u/entreps.
PC Fan Power Breakout Board
by /u/bosslines
Custom bucket part designed by /u/bosslines.
12 Volt 6 Amp Power Supply
by BIZNET
12V 30A 360W Power Supply
by SUPERNIGHT
120mm Case Fan RFA-120-K
by Rosewill
Cooling Fan 115V AC 92mm
by AC Infinity
7020SMD LED Strip Warm White
by KPBOTL
5630SMD LED Strip Warm White
by SUPERNIGHT
DC Female Jack Power Connector
by Siren
8" Plastic Cable Zip Ties
by Generic
5-Gallon Black Bucket
by Hydrofarm
3-Wire GFCI Outlet Adapter
by Tower
KillaWatt Electricity Usage Monitor
by P3
23-Watt CFL Light Bulbs
by Philips
Cheap lighting alternative. 4 pack, cool white.
6-Outlet Surge Protector
by Belkin
6-Outlet electrical hub for lighting and airflow components.
12V DC Power Adapter Supply
by SDS
1 Ampere, good for at least 2 PC fans.
SUPER 33 PLUS Electrical Tape
by 3M
High Quality electrical tape. Useful for wiring and light proofing.
80mm Cooling Case Fan
by MassCool
Simple ventilation solution. Use with a 12v power supply.
4" 190CFM Inline Duct Fan
by VenTech
Efficient ventilation solution. Includes carbon filter.
Duct Fan Speed Adjuster
by Active Air
Optional but useful for lowering inline fan noise.
Liquid Nutrient Trio Soil Formula
by FoxFarm
Most recommended soil formula nutrients.
Ocean Forest Potting Soil
by FoxFarm
Balanced and trusted organic soil.
5-Gallon Smart Pot Container
by Smart Pots
Flexible container for plants. Comes with handles.
pH Control Kit GH1514
by General Hydroponics
Up and Down solution by General Hydroponics. For soil.
Horticultural Grade Perlite
by Out Grow
No additives! Use it in your soil mix.
1-Pound Rooters Mycorrhizae
by Hydro-Organics
A mycorrhiza is a symbiotic association between a fungus and the roots.
4000-2/30 Rotary Tool Kit
by Dremel
Ideal for bucket cutting and building.
Soldering Station Tool Kit
by X-TRONIC
Solder your splices for electrical safety!
PLMT12 Handheld Lux Light Meter
by Pyle
Find out your bucket light output.
pH Test Tape Dispenser (5.5-8)
by Hydrion
Used to test and diagnose soil pH.
Caliber III Hygrometer
by Western Humidor
Measures temperature and relative humidity. Important for curing!
5-Gallon White Bucket
by Living Whole Foods
This is the basic container for a classic Space Bucket.
Mylar Reflective Material 25 Mil
by Earth Start
2 mil thickness, sturdy! Optional for non-white buckets.
24-Hour Analog Timer
by LEDWholesalers
Controls light periods and schedules for the plant.
SculpWood Epoxy Putty
by System Three
Seal sockets (or anything) with this moldable putty.
5050SMD LED Strip Warm White
by SUPERNIGHT
Strip lights (300x5050SMD LEDs). Includes power supply and dimmer.
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