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light recommendation
    #245456 - 07/03/09 12:25 AM (7 years, 4 months ago)

I'm currently setting up my grow room for my first indoor grow... very excited! :vaped:

Money is tight at the moment, and I was hoping someone could recommend me some cheap lights that I could use on a small closet shelf grow. I know I should be using HPS or MH, and I'll be able to afford it in a couple months, but I'm thinking of starting with fluorescents, then switching to HPS once my wallet can handle it. Does this sound reasonable?

Any specific lights I should get? The last thing I'd want to do is get a light that didn't even work. Might wanna just order online, unless theres a suitable fluorescent i can pick up at home depot or something (which doesnt appear to be so, looking at their online catalog)

Links would be appreciated, but any advice is helpful.

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Re: light recommendation [Re: Zippy]
    #245472 - 07/03/09 12:55 AM (7 years, 4 months ago)

Whats your budget?

Something like this:

http://www.growell.co.uk/p/5876/Sun-Mate-Grow-CFL-Reflector-including-complete-kits-.html

That's the best I can do right now sorry...But you get the idea from that. That's a nicer one and you could get a cheaper one but I'm too lazy at the moment. If you really can't find one I'll help you.


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Re: light recommendation [Re: Zippy]
    #245523 - 07/03/09 01:57 AM (7 years, 4 months ago)

yeah... get some compact flourescents at "the home depot" they are cheap and do the job!


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Re: light recommendation [Re: Dr. Siekadellyk]
    #245704 - 07/03/09 01:46 PM (7 years, 4 months ago)

oke, thanks guys :thumbup:


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Re: light recommendation [Re: Zippy]
    #245756 - 07/03/09 03:39 PM (7 years, 4 months ago)

If your going with fluorescents from HomeDepot get T8's(about $25 with lights,two lights x 4 ft). Also get both bulbs for veg and flowering to run at the same time. Will try and look up the bulb types when I get home tonight.


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Re: light recommendation [Re: KaptKid]
    #245758 - 07/03/09 03:42 PM (7 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

KaptKid said:
If your going with fluorescents from HomeDepot get T8's(about $25 with lights,two lights x 4 ft). Also get both bulbs for veg and flowering to run at the same time. Will try and look up the bulb types when I get home tonight.



yeah or those!


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Re: light recommendation [Re: KaptKid]
    #245771 - 07/03/09 04:17 PM (7 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

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If your going with fluorescents from HomeDepot get T8's(about $25 with lights,two lights x 4 ft). Also get both bulbs for veg and flowering to run at the same time. Will try and look up the bulb types when I get home tonight.




Im thinking just a 4 ft cool white and a 4 ft soft white light for starters. 2pack of each for 10 bucks :shrug:


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Re: light recommendation [Re: Zippy]
    #245780 - 07/03/09 04:52 PM (7 years, 4 months ago)

try to get a set of 5600k for vegging.


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Re: light recommendation [Re: Yasi]
    #245781 - 07/03/09 05:10 PM (7 years, 4 months ago)

Don't use those damn lights bro...Save up a little cash and get something decent that you can use for awhile. I would recommend saving up for a nice hps/mh setup but that one I posted above something similar to it will do fine. Don't be cheap...You want your girls to be happy. :grin:


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Re: light recommendation [Re: mhbound]
    #245829 - 07/03/09 11:02 PM (7 years, 4 months ago)

While a hps light would be the best way to start for $250 to $300.
$50 gets a fixtue with bulbs,timer and maybe a few pots.
$25 for soil ( Ocean Forest, my choice)
$45 for fert's (Fox Farm, my choice)
$30 for pH up and down
$?  for reading pH
$  for Tax

You are growing and learning

oh ya, seeds. Bag seed or from a friend.:laugh:


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Re: light recommendation [Re: KaptKid]
    #246087 - 07/05/09 03:14 PM (7 years, 4 months ago)

:vaped:


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