Yes....thanks.....made a bit of progress......the lighting is an ever shifting decision for me. All research is telling me LED....I know HPS works and is tried and tested, but its hot, power hungry, bulb replacements....I want to go straight into LED.....(spent a lot of time researching the CRI spectrums, PAR and PPFD) will start with the 2 fittings and then assess before building the next 4. At the moment I want to build a.....Vero cob either 12 or 16 (combination of 3000 and 3500) run at 1050 mA.......and then I want to do the Samsung HB24 B's (1120mm light strips) x 10 strips (mix of 3000 and 3500) on aluminium channel sink, SpydrX plus style....100 watts per strip, but tone them down a bit. I am going to import from Rapidled, Digikey or Cutter. Tired of battling locally for components for the build. I just need the chips, sinks, strips.....the rest I can source here. Think I have a plan on the genetics and will then also want at a later stage to buy in some seed to try and experiment a bit. I will only be ready to start, roundabout end April. I have spent the last 3 months messing around, practicing outdoors, germination techniques, veg time, growth rates and sizes, nutrients, soils, coco, pot sizes, watering regimes, LST, topping and fimming etc.....just to see the effect of doing different things and getting a feel for it....indoors will be different, but I need to build some confidence. I will be going organic in coco. Probably just do a small grow to get a feel for the balance on ventilation, temps, humidity, PH, nutrients, light heights and all the hundreds of other pitfalls.
My building will have 3 rooms, 3.6 x 3.6......2.4 x 3.6.........6.2 x 2.5. Ceiling height 3m, 25 degree pitched roof.....insulated.....but still thinking about the room dimensions.