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iDOO Hydroponics Growing System $89.99 Delivered @ Renpho via Amazon AU

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Back in stock but price increased : $89.99

iDOO Hydroponics Growing System, Smart Indoor Herb Garden Kit with LED Grow Light, Indoor Gardening for Home Kitchen, Automatic Timer Germination Kit, Height Adjustable (7 Pods)


Mod Note: Deal was previous $64.12 with 5% off Checkbox Coupon, but has since expired and increased to $67.49.

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    Showing as "current unavailable" for me.

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  • +8 votes

    pot?

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      I think thats why it's sold out.. everyone's in lockdown & has the same idea hahah

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        258 of these available

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        maybe if you want to grow a baby plant, lol

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          im calling the cops

    • +3 votes

      14" height? Maybe not.

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      plant

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      I am not eligible for it..

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    The replacement foam "grow" sponges seem expensive.

    Also the pump doesn't seem a good idea either

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      You'd be way better off using actual hydroponic growing media like Perlite or Coco Peat and it'd be cheaper too.

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        to replace the sponge?
        I thought about using those aswell but its not designed for those baskets, as a result it would fall apart. unless DIY, put mesh around the containers?

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          Also looking for cheap ones

          Got some off AliExpress wrong size couldn’t make them work or seed

  • +4 votes

    Save 60 bucks and grow plants outside

    • +108 votes

      Not everyone lives in Nimbin mate.

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        Underrated comment

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        Canberra is a new Nimbin :)

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        daaaaaaaaaamn savage but true. the ignorance of some people think everyone got access to a big yard.

    • +2 votes

      Not if you're trying to hide it ;)

    • +6 votes

      I'm struggling to grow anything besides lemons and passionfruit outside at the moment.
      We use a fair amount of basil but anytime I plant it, it dies within a couple of days.

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    Slightly more expensive at costco but this seems to have some extras like
    Smart soil included in grow pods, 1x Basil seed sachet, 1x Dill seed sachet and a small jar of Hydroponic Growth Nutrients (50g).
    Also comes with a smart water level indicator which beeps and lights up when you need to water.
    Still expensive, but might be better.

    • +4 votes

      This looks identical to the one from bunnings which I found the light wasn't strong enough to really grow my plants - they all grew very tall and thin which I'm told is a sign of not enough light.

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        I have one those too and it's terrible. Not enough light to grow anything decent. The Amazon one is much better.

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        I have tried the Bunnings hydro garden and the differences is this one has adjustable height on the light, water pump and small basket container.

        The bunnings Mr Fothergill's HydroGarden, No water pump, you would need to top up water or change water and fertilizer every 2 weeks. Otherwise water can get stagnant and overtime mold would grow.. Replacing the medium is easy, just use vermiculite.

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      Where the rubber hits the road in comparing them is the quality/strength of the LED lights.

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      Similar one is available in Kogan. Without the soil (vermiculite).

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    Good starter kit. If one is handy, DIY could be cheaper.

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      Handy and has all the required tools already, and values their own time at $0.00 per hour.

      Granted some people love doing stuff like this, then yeah the value they get from DIY is greater than the value of the end product, let alone the sum of the parts.

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        'values their own time' = perhaps less time on ozb?

        '$0.00/hr' = pretty sad there buddy. if you have to value whatever you do down to roi and tie your life to $ value for every sec/ min/ hr.

        'handy and has all required tools' = use kratky method. adding a cheap air pump from fleabay doesn't even take as much time as needed for you to type your comment. it's not rocket science and don't need a tool shed.

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          How is valuing your time sad? Everyone wants more free time, working less because you have more money means more free time. That's not sad.

          My point is, building one of these systems, with lights, pump, transformer and control boards, net cups, pot, growth medium - your parts are going to come out at $50, I think. Why would you spend your time building one of these to save 40 bucks?

          And now I've realised we're talking about different things. You're talking about a DIY hydroponics system, I'm talking about replicating all of the functionality of this exact product, which to me doesn't make sense.

          Like you say, using a different hydroponic setup like the Kratky method is better value. I hadn't heard of Kratky, so thanks for that.

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            @Tunblor: For someone who pegs their time against dollar value, I'm surprised you took the effort to even reply. I shall indulge your ignorance here.

            The concept of time valuation is subjective. Why bother spending close to a hundred bucks getting a hydroponic starter kit when the veg that people wanting to grow is cheaper at the local grocer, is readily available without the need of seed sowing and grow time and lastly none of the ongoing time required for maintenance i.e. topping up water in the reservoir, diluting nutrients, electricity usage, etc. The argument of valuing time in this post context that you are presenting is flawed, makes no sense, and nonsensical when you try to equate dollars and cents to time for a hobby.

            My point is, building one of these systems, with lights, pump, transformer and control boards, net cups, pot, growth medium - your parts are going to come out at $50, I think. Why would you spend your time building one of these to save 40 bucks?

            Not sure if you know what you are sprouting on about. Eh, it requires a light source, a water pump, mini net pots that usually come with the sponge as medium, 2 small nutrient bottles and a set of opaque plastic container with cover. And this is only if one wants to replicate the functions of this starter kit. Don't, just don't try spinning like it's some holy contraption that magically makes any wannabe growers succeed in growing their veg. I said before, and I will say it again … its not rocket science.

            Btw, coming from someone who presumably thinks they are good with dollars and cents to say 'why would you spend your time building one of these to save 40 bucks' <—— mate, I think OZB is not a place for you. Your maths sucks. Even if I were to agree that the parts would cost $50 just so you would feel better that you are right, the extra $40 that you wrongly categorised as time savings represents an approximate 44% in savings. You shouldn't be here in OZB trying to find a bargain, that's just piss-poor utilisation of your time based on your time value concept that's being applied here.

            Here's an advice to you. Hydroponics is a hobby for most. [[full-stop]]. Your reply provides no value whatsoever and is misleading. People like you think throwing money to a starter kit = pretty bountiful and healthy veg that would magically appear after a few weeks or months <—- wrong. Understanding the basics of how hydro works and building a small kit up would be a better starting point for a hobbyist. Instead of throwing the Amazon kit out when the pump fails or the lights go kaput, building a small kit up allows the knowledge to build for the hobbyist to replace and troubleshoot. Besides, hardware is the least of anyone's worries. Wait till the root rot, root clump, nutrient deficiency blah blah comes along, now that would be the fun starting. Now for you … move along.

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              @LurvinOZB: You clearly know a lot more about hydroponics than me, which isn't hard, I don't know much, not trying to argue that.

              I think your reply pretty much agrees with my first comment, hobbies provide intangible value, which is subjective; hydroponics aren't something you get into on this scale if you want to save money, like you said.

              You said "The concept of time valuation is subjective" and then go on to say that my subjective time valuation makes no sense, and then you subjectively declare that ozbargain is a poor use of my time? What if it's my hobby? Would it be a good use of my time then? What if your opinion is different to mine, whose time valuation is correct?

              Everything after "people like you…" Is not actually correct for me, I think you're making assumptions about me that aren't accurate, you'll just have to take my word for it.

              As for my comment having no value, well I guess that's subjective.

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                @Tunblor: smh. Bunch of gibberish. Lemme hazard a guess that English isn't your forte. That or ya having trouble convincing yourself on what you have written so far. The articulation part is poorly executed, makes no sense and doesn't even qualify as an argument of any sort.

                Meh. This convo is getting stale.

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                  @LurvinOZB: Just because you don't understand something, doesn't mean it's gibberish. I think I've just realised I'm being trolled, if so good job. 5/7.

  • +1 vote

    Great for growing my tomatoes

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      And nanna's special herbs

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        nana's oregano

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          With a bit of devil's lettuce on the side

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        bit of the Caboolture cabbage

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      You got any "tomato" seeds to spare?

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      ahh the good old Jamaican Tomatoes

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    Showing as $67.49 for me

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      Same here

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        Gott use the 10% off code in the Amazon listing

        wait, im an idiot and cant read. that code is for a massager.

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          That's if you bundle it with a massager. Also 10% off 67.49 isnt 64.12

    • Mod Note added. A 5% off Checkbox Coupon was showing when the deal was posted.

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    Any thoughts on this one? https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/224527774834?hash=item3446e5f472...

    Much bigger and looks nice and $72 for 12 baskets (as opposed to 8 in deal above)… Bought it, hopefully works well

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      Hmm

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      What are you trying to grow? Tomatoes won't be any good or look anything like the picture.

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        just herbs - very conscious there is no chance tomatoes or anything like that will grow. main reason I want it is to grow Thai Basil and chilli

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    Available for 67$ again. For me now worth it. I have vegepods outside.

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    Got one. Great that Bunnings is open.

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    This or the 20 pod version for $110 (with $50 coupon applied)?
    20 pod version has 34-Watt LED as opposed to 24 Watt of the 7pod version, however that larger one does not have a water pump like the the 7 pod version does.

    https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08R88NJZZ?psc=1&pf_rd_p=5530eb...

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      wow this looks amazing - I may have gotten this instead if I didn't get it from ebay

      Edit: apparently no pump on this 20 bucket version…. maybe my choice was the right one

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        sorry noob question, is the pump important?

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          I believe so, you want the nutrients to circulate in the water rather than sink. I'm a noob as well, only know how my friend raves about a pump when he had a huge hydroponic garden

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            @Boorgoonhoontoor: If you look into the Kratky method of Hydroponics it's basically just a bucket with a hole in the lid and the net pot sits in the hole. No pump is required. Seems to work fine for a large range of plants. The roots grow down as water is consumed meaning that you often don't need to change the water at all until you harvest (for lettuce say).

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          I would believe so, the pump would stimulate the roots while also circulating the water

          I tried Mr Fothergill's HydroGarden (bought it on special $50 when it first came out) i thought it came with the pump but it didnt. The water requires refil and fertilize which stinks and overtime you can see mold growing on top of the water..

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    Perfect! Needed something to grow my "basil" to feed my "pesto" addiction. Got 100 of them.

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      ahh, the old 5 leaf basil :)

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    Nice try AFP

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    I was given one of these as a gift, want to use it on my desk as a night light as well, but is it bad for my eyes to use this light as reading lighting?

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      instead, use them to give urself a tan…..

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    Came here for the comments, wasn't disappointed!

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    Can you put seedlings in to this or have to grow from seed in the pods?

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      Only if they are already in sponges

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    I'm not sure if people are joking but if you want to grow anything useful don't buy this. It's pointless beyond looking mildly interesting.

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      What would you recommend instead for growing "useful" things?

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    Looks interesting. I like the idea of getting a head start on seed germination before planting outside (when i return to a place with a backyard), but there are enough reviews about lamp or pump breaking within months to think it won't last for the medium/long term.

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    ah how I wish I bought this for $67 now

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    Just fyi for anyone who was interested in this, mine arrived and seemed OK. Herb seeds started growing pretty quick which was nice.

    After about a week the pump stopped working so I took it apart and found water was somehow getting into the electronics.

    Looking for something a bit better quality now.