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HPS power! Switching on and off automatically..
    #370493 - 02/22/10 03:27 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Look what I got today



:awehigh:

Awe yeah.

Time to reorganize and clean the tent.

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Re: HPS power! [Re: Dephect]
    #370745 - 02/22/10 05:03 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

If a HPS is flickering on and off with time to heat up does that mean its burned out, or it still means I new a new bulb right?


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Re: HPS power! [Re: Dephect]
    #370747 - 02/22/10 05:06 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Beats me man, but where did you get that cool tube? And how much did it set you back if you don mind me asking?


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Re: HPS power! [Re: Dephect]
    #370806 - 02/22/10 06:31 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

lumateks automatically reduce power when they first turn on to eliminate harmful power spikes that can damage your bulb. every bulb I've ever seen fired in a lumatek (about 5 or 6 different kinds) all look really weird and kinda flicker a little for the first 5 minutes or so until they get warmed up


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Re: HPS power! [Re: Triptonic]
    #370808 - 02/22/10 06:37 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Okay so. Since this website is dead and I would never rely on anyone to post back on time, I called the grow store, asked the homie what was up, and he thought it might be the ballast, but I thought it was the bulb. I took the light in and he thought the same thing I thought, "That bulb is really burned out."

So I got a new 400w Plantmax bulb for $32 which was a quick fix. Now my light works! I say once again. I GOT THE POWA! :smile:

Triptonic: I found that set-up on craigslist for $200. You really just have to look around. The three main spots I look for deals on lights before I got this one are eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist. If you scout every day you'll find a deal in no time. There was a Cool Tube deal on eBay here for the same rig, its 198 + Free Shipping. That was going to be the one I was going to get until I found the one on Craigslist, it probably would have been better on my pocket to wait and get the one on eBay but whatevs, $30 is cheap for a HPS bulb. Hope this helps.

So here it is.
After:


My tent is sexified now :smile:


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Re: HPS power! [Re: Dephect]
    #370810 - 02/22/10 06:39 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

so you switched from MH to HPS huh?

well, that's still a much brighter looking bulb than before :thumbup:

can't wait to see how your girlies do now!


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Re: HPS power! [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #370811 - 02/22/10 06:40 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Nope. I went from CFL to HPS! My ladies will be extra happy. And your right! Root Booster from H&A is that expensive. It was 140 for .5 liters I must have missed that 1.


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Re: HPS power! [Re: Dephect]
    #371309 - 02/23/10 03:40 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

It really is a LOT brighter.:ganja:


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Re: HPS power! [Re: jwes420]
    #371311 - 02/23/10 03:45 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

I know!  :sunny:


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Re: HPS power! [Re: Dephect]
    #371406 - 02/23/10 12:20 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

heh nice. thats a 3ft wide tent right? yesterday i got word i will be building an upgraded version of my freeezer for a buddy. he wants HID light and hydro, prolly will go DWC cause it seems the easiest to setup and maintain. anyways now i need to find a 400w HPS that fits nice in an ~18"x28" space.


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Re: HPS power! [Re: pha3r0]
    #371408 - 02/23/10 12:20 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

how are you planning on keeping water temps low with running DWC under an HID in that tiny little thang?


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Re: HPS power! [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #371412 - 02/23/10 12:42 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

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pha3r0 said:
heh nice. thats a 3ft wide tent right? yesterday i got word i will be building an upgraded version of my freeezer for a buddy. he wants HID light and hydro, prolly will go DWC cause it seems the easiest to setup and maintain. anyways now i need to find a 400w HPS that fits nice in an ~18"x28" space.




Its a 2'x4' base :smile:
You can always just use a fixture and a bulb. They are really cheap. My biggest problem with my first tent is that most of the HID reflectors would not fit because some of them have big ass dimensions. The less space you have the harder it will be to try and find a nice hood for that reason.

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how are you planning on keeping water temps low with running DWC under an HID in that tiny little thang?




Surprisingly enough, I always measure the temps of the res, and they are always 75F-77F. I need to get a pH pen though, and the thingy that measures ppm. Its funny because the room is always 75F-86F, I think its because I keep my air pump under a wooden plank and put some plants on top of it, and I have one of the side panels open so it kind of convects cool air in on top of it and around it. Also I have my light rigged to where most of the heat escapes from the top. Now I just need to work on it so all the heat escapes and I can get my plant closer to the tube.


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