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creating a new CFL cabinet
    #131407 - 10/11/08 01:37 AM (9 years, 3 months ago)

Hello folks, I'm new to this whole game but I hope to start small with a decent CFL cabinet. I've outlined my basic design below but I'm short on details at the moment.

I'll be using the left room for vegging up to 4 clones/seedlings under 4x30W of 6500K CFLs. This will produce about 8,000 lumens for a square foot of grow space.

In the right room I'll be SCROGing two plants in half-gallon pots, using a high-end soil and hand-watering (for my first grow at least). Light will come from 4x55W 2700K CFLs with soda-can reflectors for a total of 14000 lumens in just over a square foot of screen space. The screen and pots will move as one unit so that i can move them to within a few inches of the lights all throughout the flowering period.

Does this sound feasible? I'll be constructing this out of 3/4" plywood and framing up the edges to make it sturdier. I'll also be painting the insides flat white. I still need to design a door or two for it. I also haven't addressed ventilation yet because I don't know how much heat this setup will generate. I'll probably set up a passive intake in the veg room and then route air into the flowering room to be extracted from the top near the 55W CFLs.

A few questions:
1. What is a decent strain which will grow well under CFLs and respond favorably to SCROG training? I'd like a cheap indica/sativa mix if possible.

2. Would it be better to mix the spectrum in both rooms?

3. Can anyone link me to an easy electrical tutorial? I need to figure out how to wire these bulbs easily without taking up too much room.

4. Any other CFL growers here?

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Re: creating a new CFL cabinet [Re: aeburnside]
    #131456 - 10/11/08 08:31 AM (9 years, 3 months ago)

1. dunno, i think most things will grow well with cfl as long as other things are considered (like heat)

2. 6500k for veg 2700k for flower, no need to mix....i mixed at first then switched and noticed some growth improvement.

3. cfls just screw in.....wire them parallel (ie, black to black, positive to positive).  pretty easy to sire the fixtures together.

4. im using cfl, check my grow log call vancouver something....

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