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  1. P

    Psycha's First Grow - 5x Blue Dream - 400W

    Hello 420 guys, this is my first post on this site. I have been reading a lot on this site for a while now, and must say it is a very nice and informative forum Today I decided to start a growlog so I can share my newly started, first grow with you :ganjamon: Day 1: Started off by germinating...
  2. S

    HID Light setting - First time grower, any help is appreciated!

    Hi Guys, So I am very new to this whole thing I am slowly but surely wrapping my head around it. Allow me to begin I have a Luma controller which I plug my HID light into, it has the following settings 250w, 400w, 600w, 600w BOOST. The area in which I need light is 1 meter by 1 meter. I...
  3. Chris Scorpio

    Suggestions for flower lights - LED or HID

    So all you experts:Namaste: Was originally planing on going HID for my Lights when I move from the 2x4x5 tent to the 4x4x6'6 tent for flowering. Usng a 2x4 T5 system for starts and veg stage now. Now Im in AZ, so Summer is coming fast and I may wanna keep my heat down so thinking maybe LED...
  4. unforgiven

    Light debate unplugged

    hey hey, I was reading luckiestman13's grow journal and was inspired by it and my brain to respond. it got so long winded that I decicded to start a new thread with my response instead, out of respect for another growers journal. hence the title "unplugged" from his journal basically. lol...
  5. indochronic

    HID or HPS for full growth or flowering

    hello :420: The only lights i havent tryed are HID and HPS. im looking to get mainly just a HPS for flowering as iv seen great results in yielding :) and im just woundering could i use a Hps for the whole cycle ? And do i need a ballast? i only plan on getting a 150 to 250w bulb. :peace:
  6. DRM Ranch

    Watts per square foot?

    In veg I'm working with 54w/sq.ft. 432w over a 4x2 SCROG. In the future I'm considering a 600w HID over the same area, 75w/sq.ft. I'm wanting the best return on my electric investment, so my question becomes at what point is there an obvious point of diminishing returns based mainly on the...
  7. JimmyIndy

    How Does A Grower Choose The Best LED For His/Her Grow Space

    Wattage isn't the best indicator of what a grower needs to cover an area with LEDs, But its the simpliest form to use. I use Par/Watts and PPFD to rate fixtures. LEDs have come along way over the last few years. 1watt/3watt/5watt and now the Single High Power Air Cooled COBs have arrived and Now...
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    Starting 10 seedlings inside under lights before moving outside - What lights?

    Hi guys, I am an outdoor grower (never grown indoors before) and because of my short growing season where I live (UK) I want to start my plants earlier indoors for a few weeks to extend my growing season. Also, this year I had big problems with slugs and the weather effecting most of my plants...
  9. G

    Starting 10 seedlings inside under lights before moving outside. HID or CFL?

    Hi guys, I am an outdoor grower (never grown indoors before) and because of my short growing season where I live (UK) I want to start my plants earlier indoors for a few weeks to extend my growing season. Also, this year I had big problems with slugs and the weather effecting most of my plants...
  10. S

    Switching to LED from HID

    I am looking to switch from HID to LED. right now I am growing SOG, on an 8x8' table with 5 600 watt HID lights spaced out for even light distribution to the whole table. I am looking at the Mars II LED grow light 1600W. I am wondering if the power consumption will be less with the LED's and if...
  11. B

    BBD32's First Grow - 6 Strains - 12 Plants - 1000W - Medical Grow!

    Hello all, like it says in the title I am starting my first grow with 12 plants. This is a medical grow. Here in Michigan we are allowed no more than 12 plants and no more than 2.5 ounces of usable medicine per patient. I am going to be doing a perpetual grow, hopefully my timing isn't too far...
  12. totemic

    Lee's 400W Closet

    Hey so this is my 2nd grow, first journal.. but it's been like 5 years so it might as well be my first grow. I at least know the basics of seed-to-harvest... My first grow was lower tech and messy. I hope to improve my results this time around. This is not a commercial grow, personal use only...
  13. S

    Plasma Grow Lighting?

    just curious if anyone knows about plasma grow lighting.....Chameleon Grow Systems has some very interesting data and results on their website at plasmagrowlighting.net saying that their 500w plasma light outperforms 600w HPS....more energy and cost efficient....just everything that i've read...
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    400 Watt MH/HPS - Auto Bubblicious x 4 - Tent Grow

    Welcome to my first indoor grow! I currently have 4 nirvana feminized Bubbleicious autos in Dr Earths Homegrown Organic POTting soil. They are about 2 1/2 weeks old. They are under 400 watt MH and will be switched to HPS for flowering (still unsure of when to switch as I am growing autos)...
  15. Resonance

    Is my plan foolproof, or am I a fool?

    Hello 420mag community! I am very excited to start my first indoor grow, but I'm worried that I might be jumping in to eagerly. I have selected a nice and tall 4x2 grow tent with 600W HID lighting, ventilation, odor control, and oscillating fans. I assume there will be space for 8 full grown...
  16. Blazer420

    Start LED Finish LED?

    I have been reading more and more into LEDs. If I hit the lottery I'm getting a bunch of the 800w SolarStorm lights, but that's for another post. One thing that has sprung up in my research is this theme "Start with LEDs, finish with LEDs." The idea is that vegetative growth should be done...
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    Unique Grow - Guerilla's Gusto Indoor First Time Grow HID 600W MH/HPS - 2013

    Strain: Guerilla's Gusto non-feminized seeds Lighting: 600W MH and HPS with dimmable digital ballast, Wing reflector + some natural light from skylight, going for 24/0 in the beginning since skylight complicates dark cycle. May move to basement for flowering. Medium: No-name potting soil Pot...
  18. GreenChrome

    GreenChrome's Perpetual Grow Journal Volume 1 - Soil - Ice & Bubblicious

    In honor of the date, I figured today would be a good day to start our ongoing journal. We are part way through a rushed grow, but are making improvements to our space, equipment, and timeline that should give us significant improvements on our next grow. This first post will be an overview of...
  19. ilikebike

    DIY HID "Wing" Style Reflector

    so its not the prettiest looking thing but for 20$ it gets the job done Heres a list of materials (all bought at Home Depot) -36'' long Half Stack Duct (In ventilation section, they are shaped like an L kinda.) -8x8 angle iron (Pretty much a large "L" bracket that holds everything together)...
  20. SciFi

    Cheap/Free/Low-price Growing Materials for Bankrupt, Poor Man, and Cheap Bastards

    So.. We've all been there... Money's tight, you're over budget or just simply broke as flip. :) Perhaps the baby momma is a blood sucking harpy along with your 3 ex wives. Or maybe you're a cheap bugger, or just super paranoid about leaving paper trails.. Whatever the case it.. I'm starting...