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    Fluorescent closet grow

    Hi, just joined this site and am a new grower. My father actually has his OMMP card and were currently growing in my closet, my father was broke at the time he got his card so I bought two dual bulb fluorescent lights each w/ 2 40W watt bulbs. At the moment i have one plant i just put into flowering and 4 other starts going, this is my first time growing and was wondering how good these will grow my plants and if im just wasting my time with them and should just move up to a 250 watt MH or HPS. The plant did great in the veggie stage but im worried that with just those the bud production will be small and not very potent. Im looking for any advice i can get so i dont waste my time growing crappy plants

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    Move up, the more light the better.

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    Those Home Depot type of dual fluorescent tubes work great in veg, but I would recommend that you spend the money one time and find a digital 400 watt ballast and aircooled hood. If that's not possible try and find a 400W magnetic ballast and aircooled hood. You should be able find one for less than $100. If ur really on a tight budget, CFLs (compact florescent) are a viable option. Chack out a member named Lil Neutrino in the photo gallery got to members gallery and enter his name. I just commented on a pic of his CFL setup in flower. Matter of fact here's the link> http://www.420magazine.com/gallery/d...10_045_rsz.jpg good luck,

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    Re: Fluorescent closet grow

    yea, i guess ill just have to start saving, we currently have a 1000W MH sitting underneath our kitchen table but its set up for 220v outlet wich we dont have and we coudlnt afford the electricity run the thing either.

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    Oregongrown69 it coast abot 65$ a mount for a 1000w on 18/6 depending how much is the electricity....pluss you need a sir flow system...

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    sorry,air flow .

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    Re: Fluorescent closet grow

    Quote Originally Posted by Oregongrown69 View Post
    yea, i guess ill just have to start saving, we currently have a 1000W MH sitting underneath our kitchen table but its set up for 220v outlet wich we dont have and we coudlnt afford the electricity run the thing either.
    If you can't afford it, that is ok. CFL's can grow a decent harvest. Nothing like a HPS can, but very do able.

    Make sure when you are saying 40 watts, it isn't the equivalent rating you are reading. A 13 watt CFL isn't going to work. If they are 40 watts, add four or five more. Sometimes you can find them in 6/8 packs at a good price.

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    Re: Fluorescent closet grow

    Well mine arent just regular little ones have four, 48 inch ones that are in their own little balist, their ment to be like shop lights.

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    typo, I* have four

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oregongrown69 View Post
    Well mine arent just regular little ones have four, 48 inch ones that are in their own little balist, their ment to be like shop lights.
    i have 2 shop lights with 4 6500k bulbs and 2 150watt cfls at2700k and everything is going great but thats my veg area .this would probebly do start to finish but i recomend an upgrade to hps for flowering . checkout the tutorials listed in the begining of faq like the joy of growing or everything you need to know. good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairiePoet View Post
    If you can't afford it, that is ok. CFL's can grow a decent harvest. Nothing like a HPS can, but very do able.

    Make sure when you are saying 40 watts, it isn't the equivalent rating you are reading. A 13 watt CFL isn't going to work. If they are 40 watts, add four or five more. Sometimes you can find them in 6/8 packs at a good price.

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    sorry prairie poet igeuss i just said pretty much the same thing

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    Oregon

    The key is keeping them close to the light. I grew plant from Oaxacan seeds (countless seeds in a big bud in the old days) many many years ago in a very shallow closet. was just big enough to fit a 4ft flouro shop light. Split the plant one time. Trained it along a thin piece of bamboo. The shoots along the main stems shot up to the bulbs. It turned out great. The pot was a 8in wick planter by Rubbermaid. Of course they don't make them any more...grrr. Excellent for shelf grow. Max potential for one plant with some careful pruning and training.

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    The growing is almost as therapeutic as the end product.

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    huh, i just let mine grow were they wanted but ill have to try that with some, approximently how much did you get after it was completely cured im curious on how much ill get.

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    I dont know how much hash hond got.but I with fin youll grow at least30% more ! bending sure helps to or lst.good luck

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    Re: Fluorescent closet grow

    distance of light is big.also

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