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JohnnieJC3

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CHEM '91 HARVEST DAY PICS - GROWN UNDER SP-250
Beautiful right there. It reminds me of a time I went to a DEAD concert, just hanging outside in the parking lot party with a buddy of mind smoking that old school DEADHEAD OG or Chemdawg. I was only 17ish so maybe 1993 or 4(Good thing too, Mr. Garcia passed in 1995 the year I graduated High School). Good times, I remember the dancing fire circles(glow in the dark BIG ASS beach balls floating around, the scent of DANK in the air... SO much going ON) and my buddy buying a fresh bong to rip some GREEN BUD. Back then, that's all we called it. An older friend of ours at the time, grew a shed full of sensi seed bank genetics, back when it wasn't that common to purchase seeds from overseas, and we were burnt out of green weed for quite awhile. This is only because the guy who grew it smoked until you verbally tapped out, so sessions WERE LONG. At 17, in the 90's when brown weed was still a thing, we were chiefing HPS grown Northern Lights, Skunk #1, Super Skunk, strains like that. The first time I saw purple buds in person though was in an old school phototron a buddy of mine used to grow out of(He had two). This was probably late 1991-92. The buds were small, but beautiful and POTENT! This Lemon Candy Rosin has the memory JUICES flowin'. :hookah:
 
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@SmokeSara quick question for you if you don’t mind ? ☺

my ts1000 are doing a great job btw!!!!

I have recently bought a RAM humidifier..just want to know that the humidifier will not affect or damage the LED at all ?
 

SmokeSara

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Hey Sara it’s been awhile. I thought I’d drop by and check out this old thread that is still going strong. I still have an old epistar 80 going in my 2x2 tent. She can still pump out some wonderful buds with some training and defoliation. Gorilla Glue from Expert.








SCROG Pics Ongoing and 3 weeks tomorrow.






Purple bud is Colorado Cookies and green frosty is GG4. All grown under Epistar 80.
Nice to see you again~good harvest! :green_heart:
 

SmokeSara

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@SmokeSara quick question for you if you don’t mind ? ☺

my ts1000 are doing a great job btw!!!!

I have recently bought a RAM humidifier..just want to know that the humidifier will not affect or damage the LED at all ?
TS1000 not waterproof, I do not recommend that you spray water mist directly on the LED, which will affect the bead's service life. You can aim the humidifier at the plant and it will be fine. Just increasing the humidity in the air will have no effect on the LED
 

SmokeSara

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SP3000 giveaway ended. Let me think about how to start new giveaways. I would be very grateful if you guys can give any suggestions :thanks:
 

Magnus8

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SP3000 giveaway ended. Let me think about how to start new giveaways. I would be very grateful if you guys can give any suggestions :thanks:
How about a Giveaway to new growers, say people who have been growing indoors less than 3 years? Give them a chance to test out your lights and do a grow for you.
 

SmokeSara

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How about a Giveaway to new growers, say people who have been growing indoors less than 3 years? Give them a chance to test out your lights and do a grow for you.
Thanks for your suggestion, but I mentioned before that the new giveaways can be participated by everyone
 

SmokeSara

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Photo show casing lights and plants, clean shots.... no multiple photos. Just 1 photo per person.
Thanks, Let me think about it:hookah:
 

Magnus8

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Thanks for your suggestion, but I mentioned before that the new giveaways can be participated by everyone
Yes but I was suggesting one specifically for new growers excluding all these master growers. That would be a very different tact than you had been doing before.

Just a suggestion.
 

SmokeSara

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Due to the recent social instability in the United States, curfews have been imposed in many places, and the working hours of our warehouses will be shortened. Please understand that the delivery of orders may be slow recently. Anyway, be safe everyone. :Namaste:
 

Ganjagrandaddy

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Yes but I was suggesting one specifically for new growers excluding all these master growers. That would be a very different tact than you had been doing before.

Just a suggestion.
Ouch !!. I am not a master Magnus honestly. I only converted to LED 3 grows back and have added to the array as I have begun to understand it better. I totally understand what you mean by feeling less known and not given opportunity. Like you I have been frustrated at the many comps here and seeing where the judging goes ect but this is the 1st competition I have won in over 2 years here mate. I spend a lot of time on the threads for Mars as a customer too and cannot praise their lights enough. I am honestly not having a pop at you at all I just mean that we can all get lucky sometimes. Peace and blessings growmie , I hope you will come into the grow when we get going on it and we can all see what it can do together with no B.s. or catchy adverts.
 

LB023

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Hey guys,

After 14 weeks I decided to harvest the Royal Gorilla auto. She could have gone a week longer, but it was just getting too crowded in the 2x2. We now have the Bubble Kush left. They love to have the TS1000 for themselves. Now 6 weeks from planting the seeds.
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GoogleGenie

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Hi @SmokeSara

How are you?

It's been a long time, almost 5 years since I've been around. But i recently spun up my old setup to grow some high CBD Strains.

I currently use a Mars II 1200, Mars II 900 and 4 x Mars II 400 LED lights for Flower and i veg under a Reflector Light. I LOVE my lights, and they have done a great job for me in the past. In my very last grow cycle i managed to haul this....
From these beauties

This is 29.8oz (844g) dry from two 4ftx4ft grow spaces.

I was thinking of upgrading. And have been looking at trying out the SP 250 and/or TS 1000. I had a few questions:

What is the heat like compared to the Mars II lights?
Are you able to chain the TS1000 together like the Mars 400 or are they stand alone?
Which of these two models SP and TS are the more recent?
What are the differences of these two models? Is there a better application for one model over the other (for example is one better for veg and one better for flower?)

I look forward to hearing from you :)

:Namaste:
 

SmokeSara

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Hi @SmokeSara

How are you?

It's been a long time, almost 5 years since I've been around. But i recently spun up my old setup to grow some high CBD Strains.

I currently use a Mars II 1200, Mars II 900 and 4 x Mars II 400 LED lights for Flower and i veg under a Reflector Light. I LOVE my lights, and they have done a great job for me in the past. In my very last grow cycle i managed to haul this....
From these beauties

This is 29.8oz (844g) dry from two 4ftx4ft grow spaces.

I was thinking of upgrading. And have been looking at trying out the SP 250 and/or TS 1000. I had a few questions:

What is the heat like compared to the Mars II lights?
Are you able to chain the TS1000 together like the Mars 400 or are they stand alone?
Which of these two models SP and TS are the more recent?
What are the differences of these two models? Is there a better application for one model over the other (for example is one better for veg and one better for flower?)

I look forward to hearing from you :)

:Namaste:
Hey, old friend. How are you recently?
 

SmokeSara

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What is the heat like compared to the Mars II lights?
Neither of TS and SP has fan design, so they're not as cool as Mars II, but we've added a 2-meter extension cord that takes the power supply off the lamp board and puts it outside the tent, and the SP has a thick heat sink design, so they don't have a lot of heat.
 

SmokeSara

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Are you able to chain the TS1000 together like the Mars 400 or are they stand alone?
TS1000 doesn't have daisy chain function, so you can only plug in each light individually.
 

SmokeSara

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Which of these two models SP and TS are the more recent?
What are the differences of these two models? Is there a better application for one model over the other (for example is one better for veg and one better for flower?)
TS and SP both are full-spectrum white led. SP is a rectangular bar in design and has a thick heat sink design, SP250 and our upcoming SP3000 are both Meanwell driver, we using UV and IR in their spectra.
The design of TS is a light board with a reflective cover, which is rectangular or square. The reflective cover design of this light can increase the par value of the edge by 30%, and TS3000 uses 2 Meanwell drivers. TS only have IR, no UV
 

SmokeSara

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@GoogleGenie If you are looking a light can replace old Mars II400, I highly recommend TS1000 to you:ganjamon:
You can see more info on our wbsite:

 

SmokeSara

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Hey guys,

After 14 weeks I decided to harvest the Royal Gorilla auto. She could have gone a week longer, but it was just getting too crowded in the 2x2. We now have the Bubble Kush left. They love to have the TS1000 for themselves. Now 6 weeks from planting the seeds.
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:goodjob:Look forward to your harvest :Dyou can switch to a 3x3 or 4x4 tent next time
 
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