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Help with a stealth grow
    #231900 - 05/25/09 10:57 PM (7 years, 6 months ago)

So I am dedicating the back of my closet to a stealth grow.  I plan on using CFLs and Fluorescent lighting.  After mounting most of the lights, I realized that I will not have space to lower the top lights to keep them close to the plants (they will hit the lights on the sides of the wall).  There are 3 lights on top, and 2 to the left and right.



So I am thinking about moving the lights on the top (there are 3 of them) to the back of the wall - which will give me flouros on 3 sides - and then hanging CFLs from the top, shining light on the tops and on the sides of the plants.  There won't be a lot of light on top of the plants, but there will be light coming from every side.  After lining the walls with mylar, there should be a lot of light in this box.

What are your thoughts?  How can I make best use of this space?  I am not using my 600w HID due to 1) heat and 2) electricity.


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Re: Help with a stealth grow [Re: lopan]
    #231903 - 05/25/09 11:08 PM (7 years, 6 months ago)

Side lighting is never going to be on par with lighting from the top. That being said, it should work. Just don't expect huge yields.

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Re: Help with a stealth grow [Re: lopan]
    #231925 - 05/26/09 12:28 AM (7 years, 6 months ago)

While you want get huge yeilds you will get great smoke.

Those light will need to be just 2 to 3 inchs from the plants, even the side lighting, to do much good.

I've grow under fluorescent and loved the smoke produced.


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Re: Help with a stealth grow [Re: KaptKid]
    #232070 - 05/26/09 09:11 AM (7 years, 6 months ago)

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While you want get huge yeilds you will get great smoke.

Those light will need to be just 2 to 3 inchs from the plants, even the side lighting, to do much good.

I've grow under fluorescent and loved the smoke produced.




That is what I thought.  Constantly adjusting all of those lights is going to be a big hassle and hardly worth it.

The grow area is 38" L x 13.5" W x 29" H.  Whatever that is squared and cubed, I have a feeling that with a 600w HID light putting out ~96,000 lumens, and a 6" fan pulling 450 CFM, my heat issues will be null?


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Re: Help with a stealth grow [Re: lopan]
    #232084 - 05/26/09 10:53 AM (7 years, 6 months ago)

A 600W is serious overkill. A 250W-400W is more appropriate. I would probably go with a 250W and sting up a couple of T5s on both sides. You will need an air cooled reflector. The fan is major overkill too.

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Re: Help with a stealth grow [Re: ethnoguy]
    #232179 - 05/26/09 02:34 PM (7 years, 6 months ago)

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A 600W is serious overkill. A 250W-400W is more appropriate. I would probably go with a 250W and sting up a couple of T5s on both sides. You will need an air cooled reflector. The fan is major overkill too.

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Do you say overkill because there will be too much heat produced in such a small area to manage?  I have a cooltube, so I can connect my fan directly to that.


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Re: Help with a stealth grow [Re: lopan]
    #232299 - 05/26/09 05:18 PM (7 years, 6 months ago)

Too much light. Its unnecessary. A 600W is good for 4x4-5x5' area.

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Re: Help with a stealth grow [Re: ethnoguy]
    #232841 - 05/27/09 02:30 PM (7 years, 6 months ago)

I am about to return all of the flouros and then head down to my local hydro shop to pick up a 400w HPS bulb, a fan (how many CFM do I need for the area that I listed?), some mylar, and whatever else.  I will also build a homemade carbon scrubber.


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Re: Help with a stealth grow [Re: lopan]
    #232971 - 05/27/09 06:19 PM (7 years, 6 months ago)

length x height x width = cubic feet

Normally you want to be able to evacuate the cf of the grow area in 5 minutes. So divide your cf by 5. That being said, I would rather have a larger fan and a speed controller. Speed controllers are about $25.

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