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Wizards Apprentice

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Light Source??
    #301304 - 10/21/09 03:01 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

Hello everyone. After a bit of googling and searching the growery threads i am still unsure as to wich grow light system seems to be the best.

From what i understand 1000watt HPS is the way to go, but im just not sure which system to go with and what site to get it from. i dont want to get ripped off or buy the wrong shit.

any help or suggestions would be appreciated.



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Re: Light Source?? [Re: Engelsblut6]
    #301324 - 10/21/09 03:42 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

If you want to go all the way, buy a digital ballast (which will set you back about 400 bucks).  As far as the reflector, I like Hydrofarm products, but SunSystems and several others make ones that will do the job just fine.
On the other hand, my first ballast was a 1000w magnetic switchable ballast (so I could run MH in veg and HPS in flower) that cost me very little on Craigslist.  It also did a great job, and if you're a new grower, this might be the route I suggest rather than getting the best of the best for your first grow.

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Re: Light Source?? [Re: 81renaissance]
    #301329 - 10/21/09 04:11 PM (8 years, 5 months ago)

I also bought a 400 watt digital ballast (also switchable) off ebay for $100 and it came with an HPS and MH bulb.  normal price for that ballast is 160-170.  so ebay and craigslist are good places.  but i think most of us would agree on our recommendation for HID's over other lights.


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