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Why T-5's??
    #332729 - 12/17/09 12:56 PM (6 years, 11 months ago)

T12, T8, and T5's all cover the different light spectrums, but why are T5's pushed so hard for the Veg/Cloning cycle? They are like twice the expense.

Any words growers?:ganja:


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: jwes420]
    #332757 - 12/17/09 01:51 PM (6 years, 11 months ago)

I'm pretty sure you get what you pay for.

They put out twice the lumens, that's why.


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: Inverted]
    #332772 - 12/17/09 02:25 PM (6 years, 11 months ago)

aaahh. I see. No pun intended. I'm just trying to economize available space for a strip of clones, and/or a veggin momma. I still have 5 75w cfl big mogul lights, they just use an odd space due to size/distribution of light.


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: jwes420]
    #332775 - 12/17/09 02:32 PM (6 years, 11 months ago)

Just use those.  T-5's are expensive and i'd only buy them if money wasn't really an issue.


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: Inverted]
    #332781 - 12/17/09 02:43 PM (6 years, 11 months ago)

Money? Who the fukk's got that?


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: jwes420]
    #333001 - 12/17/09 11:09 PM (6 years, 11 months ago)

http://www.growery.org/forums/showflat.php/Number/303175#303175

There's how you can build a T-5 setup for relatively cheap.  I should update that thread and show people how to link multiple ballasts together.  I have two of them in my veg closet and I love them.  They're not the HO T-5's, but they work really well.


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: coda]
    #333064 - 12/18/09 01:03 AM (6 years, 11 months ago)

I have a Sun Blaze HO T5(432 watts). Heat is a bitch to control.
Wish I had gone with a 400 watt hps with vented hood. Easier to control heat and better light penetration.


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: KaptKid]
    #333077 - 12/18/09 01:17 AM (6 years, 11 months ago)

Good to know, I was thinking about getting a T-5 setup when I build my mother tent.  Maybe I'll just stick with the shop light that I have.


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #333124 - 12/18/09 08:22 AM (6 years, 11 months ago)

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http://www.growery.org/forums/showflat.php/Number/303175#303175

There's how you can build a T-5 setup for relatively cheap.  I should update that thread and show people how to link multiple ballasts together.  I have two of them in my veg closet and I love them.  They're not the HO T-5's, but they work really well.




Awesome, Coda. That was very interesting that packing the lights close together will not increase the Lumens disbursed, but spreading them will. I can see it happening. An HPS 600w is still tops on my priority list though.


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: jwes420]
    #333169 - 12/18/09 01:28 PM (6 years, 11 months ago)

I have close to the same t-5 setup as coda. It's a 2ft 2 lamp t-5. Lowes only had tubes for flowering but I bought 2 24W spectrolux bulbs and they light up with the 14W rated ballast. They are HO but don't light up like HOs in there. But I have a catalog that sells HO ballasts for like $23 for a 2 ft 4 lamp setup. I could use the existing equipment and just upgrade the ballast.


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: KaptKid]
    #335376 - 12/23/09 01:07 AM (6 years, 11 months ago)

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KaptKid said:
I have a Sun Blaze HO T5(432 watts). Heat is a bitch to control.
Wish I had gone with a 400 watt hps with vented hood. Easier to control heat and better light penetration.




That is strange I have an eight light four foot HO T5 and heat isn't an issue at all .I am able to get the lights within a couple inches without burning the plants . I don't need/use a cooling fan either .


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: ozonerider]
    #335455 - 12/23/09 10:09 AM (6 years, 11 months ago)

ozone you may naturally have lower ambient temperatures, and air flow. for those with stagnant air, cooling is almost impossible.


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: helmet]
    #335456 - 12/23/09 10:24 AM (6 years, 11 months ago)

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for those with stagnant air, cooling is almost impossible




One of my other grows needed air intake and cooling, so I multi tasked it and put the air intake(cpu fan) horizontal with my plants/lights, blasting right between the plants/lights. I adjusted the height of the plant base, instead of the height of the light itself.

Because the air intake was cooler than desired temps, I would switch the plants around next to the intake. This allowed me to get the plants within .5"-1" of the lights. I also heard that cooler temps increase the female/flourishing ratio, vs warmer temps for male flourish.


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: jwes420]
    #335458 - 12/23/09 10:28 AM (6 years, 11 months ago)

i've never heard that thing about temps but i can assume that you know what you're saying because i've noticed that kind of trend with my grows. that and i'm usually freezing in here keeping my room right around 70(i belong in hell)


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: helmet]
    #335459 - 12/23/09 10:38 AM (6 years, 11 months ago)

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right around 70(i belong in hell)


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I heard this from the BrownDirt Warrior's "Master Grow Guide" I think it was in the first part of it.
Maybe in a different part...or I could just be baked! Trusted source though, but haven't heard any corraborating evidence otherwise.

I didn't bother keeping the temperature in the old veg chamber, just used my hand!


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: jwes420]
    #335460 - 12/23/09 10:41 AM (6 years, 11 months ago)

BUY BROWNDIRT VIDEOS!! He's Canadian, but half the shit we smoked of the Vancouver NL's back in the day came from him! :ganja:


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Re: Why T-5's?? [Re: ozonerider]
    #335573 - 12/23/09 03:10 PM (6 years, 11 months ago)

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Quote:

KaptKid said:
I have a Sun Blaze HO T5(432 watts). Heat is a bitch to control.
Wish I had gone with a 400 watt hps with vented hood. Easier to control heat and better light penetration.




That is strange I have an eight light four foot HO T5 and heat isn't an issue at all .I am able to get the lights within a couple inches without burning the plants . I don't need/use a cooling fan either .




I have to use a fan and a/c at times.
Light temp with out fan 140f plus
Light temp with fan 100 to 105f, 2 to 3 inchs below 70 to 75f.
light temp depends on outside temp. I live in the sub tropics.


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