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SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME WITH SETTING UP MY GROW ROOM *DELETED*
    #428335 - 06/03/10 07:25 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

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Re: Set up a grow room [Re: poochokid]
    #428478 - 06/03/10 11:22 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

I wouldn't use sheets, but you can get reflective material that you could hang. I would just build a cabinet or something. But it sounds like you dont have much cash to work with so your best bet is to let the sun do its thing and find a good spot for them.


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Re: Set up a grow room [Re: brifunforme]
    #429137 - 06/05/10 04:07 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

The main thing for you to look out for is that the plant has total darkness during the night cycle.  I think with all the indoor breeding over the years this has led to a lot of popular strains becoming more photosensitive. but that's just speculation on my part.  The light is really a variant based on your budget.  how much do ya want to spend on it?


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Re: Set up a grow room [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #429145 - 06/05/10 05:41 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

I AM NOT SURE HOW MUCH i CAN SPEND i HAVE 4 PLANTS WANT TO GROW IN CORNER OF BEDROOM i can't keep them outside not at all people will see them the only sun I have is in the front of my house. The rest of my yard is heavy shade. They will go inside soon as you help me with the right lights. what are the names of the lights  I need for 4 plants. tell me the right watts please help me if you have the time help me please


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Re: Set up a grow room [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #429277 - 06/06/10 10:22 AM (6 years, 5 months ago)

That makes a ton of fucking sense, Furrowed. I never thought about it like that.



Poochokid, tell me, how did you come about finding this site? You've got to know what google is, and how to search on this site as well.
You can't just come to this site and tell everyone they have to help you, even if you did throw in a couple "please"'s. It just does not work like that.

For the most part, the people here that are willing to help beginners, don't wanna be your mommy and do your homework for you. They are willing to tutor on certain points and help when you get stuck on something. You need to take some initiative and use the freakin' search engine's. How do you think people grew weed before the internet? RESEARCH. The internet just makes it a billion times easier. I mean, if you aren't at the very least, willing to find out basics on your own, like what kind of lights to get when you didn't even give a budget. Probably don't expect too much help..

Now, to get you started, the search engine is located in the upper right hand corner of this page. Make sure you search while in the forum, not on the main page. "Keywords" to get you going:
Lights
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If you can't find anything on the search engine, this is your next  best bet:
  http://www.lycaeum.org/~sputnik/Plants/Cannabis/potgrow-1.html


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Re: Set up a grow room [Re: DieselB]
    #429376 - 06/06/10 04:56 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

I found this website from google. I have read so many things on growing, and Yes I have a clue. I have been all over the usa and I know alot. I don't need anyone to do my home work I can do that and I have. ON some things I am confused. I hear so may different things about what lights to use I am not sure what to get. I know the room needs to be ventalated I need some fans. I also know that I need total darkness at certon times. I also know I have to fertelize. My plants are in large pots outside my house. the plants right now are about 4 inches tall I have had some people who live around me ask what the plants are I said tomatos. I cant plant them in my yard I only have sun on one side of my house. the guy who lives next door is outside alot and I have no fence. this guy knows alot about all kinds of plants, he also hates anything to do with my kind of plants. So really I just need help with the lights. I have 4 plants. anything else I need to know I will look up on the 36 web sites I already been to. I been smoking  for over 30 years.


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Re: Set up a grow room [Re: poochokid]
    #429378 - 06/06/10 05:08 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

I didnt write this, I just googled "marijuana lighting" and got this.

Indoors, 2000 lumens per sq. ft. is about as low as you want to go indoors. If you get under this mark, plant growth will certainly not go as fast as possible, and internode/stem length will increase. Also, light distance to plants will be much more critical. Daily adjustments to the lamps will be necessary, meaning you get no vacations. 2500 lumens psf should be a good target, and 3000 is optimal if your going to inject or enrich CO2 levels (more on that later). High Intensity Discharge lamps are the best solution for most indoor growers.

HID lamps come in 3 basic flavors: High Pressure Sodium (HPS), Metal Halide (MH) and Mercury Vapor. Metal Halide is an improved spectrum, higher intensity Mercury Vapor design. HPS is a yellowish sort of light, maybe a bit pink or orange. Same as some street lamps. HPS lamps can be used to grow a crop from start to finish. Tests show that the HPS crop will mature 1 week later than a similar crop under MH, but it will be a bigger yield, so it's better to wait the extra week.

The easiest HID to buy, and least expensive initially are the fluorescent and mercury vapor lamps. MV will put out about 8000 lumens per 175 watts, and 150 watts of HPS puts out about 15k lumens, so HPS is almost twice as efficient. But the color spectrum from MV lamp output is not as good. HPS is high in reds, which works well for flowering, while the Metal Halide is rich in blues, needed for the best vegetative growth. Unfortunately, MV lamps provide the worst spectrum for plant growth, but are very inexpensive to purchase. They are not recommended, unless you find them free, and even then, the electricity/efficiency issues outweigh the initial costs saved. 400 watt HPS will output around 45k lumens.

For every 500 watts of continuous use, you use about $20 a month in electricity, so it is evident that a lamp taking half the power to output the same lumens (or twice the lumens at the same power level) will pay for itself in a year or so, and from then on, continuous savings will be reaped. This is a simple initial cost vs. operating costs calculation, and does not take into account the faster growth and increased yield the HPS lamp will give you, due to more light being available. If this is factored into the calculation the HPS lamp will pay for itself with the first crop, when compared to MV or fluorescent lamps, since it is easily twice as efficient and grows flowers faster and bigger.
Lamp Type Watts Lumens/bulb Total efficiency
Fluorescent Bulb 40 3000 30k lumens
Mercury Vapor 175 8000 20k lumens
Metal Halide 400 36000 36k lumens
High P. Sodium 400 45000 45k lumens

Notice the Mercury Vapor lamps are less efficient than the fluorescent (FL), and can not be positioned as close to the plants, so the plants will not be able to use as much of the MV light. The light distribution is not as good either. MV lamps simply are not suitable for indoor gardening.

Use fluorescent, MH, or HPS lamps only. Halogen arc lamps generate too much heat and not very much light for the wattage they use, and are also not recommenced, even though the light spectrum is suitable for decent growth. There is a new type of HPS lamp called Son Agro, and it is available in a 250, 1000, and 400 watt range. The 400 is actually 430 watts; they have added 30 watts of blue to this bulb. It is a very bright lamp (53k lumens) and is made for greenhouse use. These bulbs can be purchased to replace normal HPS bulbs, so they are an option if you already own a HPS lamp. The beauty of this bulb is that you do not give up most of the advantages of MH lamps, such as minimal internode spacing and early maturation, like most HPS users do, and you have all advantages of a HPS lamp.One bulb does it all.

Internodal length of plants grown with the Son Agro are the shortest ever seen with any type of lamp. Plants grown under this lamp are incredibly bushy, compact and grow very fast. Son Agro bulbs however, do not last as long as normal HPS bulbs. There is something like a 25% difference in bulb life. Metal Halide (MH) is another option, and is available in both a 36k and 40k lumen bulbs for the 400 watt size. The Super Bulb (40k) is about $10-15 more, and provides an extra 4000 lumens. I think the Super Bulb may last longer; if so, that makes it the way to go. Halide light is more blue and better than straight HPS for vegetative growth, but is much less efficient than HPS.

It is possible to purchase conversion bulbs for a MH lamp that convert it to HPS, but the cost of the conversion bulb is more expensive than the color corrected Son Agro bulb, so I would recommend just buying the Son Agro HPS. Even though it costs more initially, you get more for your energy dollar later, and it's much easier to hang than 10 fluorescent tubes. If you have a MH 36k lumen lamp burning at 400 watts and a 53k lumen HPS burning at 430 watts, which is better efficiency wise? Which will provide a better yield? Obviously, the Son Agro HPS, but of course, the initial cost is higher. Actually, the ballast will add about 10% to these wattage numbers. The Son Agro bulb will prove much better than the MH for any purpose.

The MH bulb does not last as long, but is cheaper. Compare $36 for a 400 watt MH bulb vs. $40 for the HPS bulb. Add $15 for the Son Agro HPS. The HPS bulb life is twice as long. 10k hours vs. 21k hours. The Son Agro is 16k hours or so. Still, longer bulb life and more light add up to more for your energy dollar long term. Horizontal mounting of any HID is a good idea, as this will boost by 30% the amount of light that actually reaches the plants. Most HID's sold for indoor garden use these days are of this horizontal mounting arrangement.

HPS is much less expensive to operate than any other type of lamp, but comes in the 70 watt size at the home improvement stores. This size is not very efficient, but blows away FL in efficiency, so they might be an alternative to FL for very small operations, like 9 sq. feet or less. Over 9 sqr. feet, you need more light than one of these lamps can provide, but you could use two of them. 70 watt HPS lamps cost about $40 each, complete. Two lamps would be 140 watts putting out about 12k lumens, so it's better than FL, but a 150 watt HPS puts out about 18k lumens, the bulb life is longer, bulbs are cheaper and the lamp more efficient to operate.

The biggest problem is that the mid size lamps like the 150 and 250 watt HPS are almost as expensive to buy as the larger 400's. For this reason, if you have room for the larger lamp, buy the 400. If your going pro, a 1080 watt model is available too, but you might find there is better light distribution from two 400's rather than one large lamp. Of course, the two smaller lamps are more expensive to purchase than one large lamp, so most people choose the larger lamp for bigger operations. Heat buildup in the room is a factor with HID lamps, and just how much light the plants can use is determined by temperature, CO2 levels, nutrient availability, PH, and other factors. Too big of a lamp for a space will make constant venting necessary, and then there is no way to enrich CO2, since it's getting blown out of the room right away.


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Re: Set up a grow room [Re: brifunforme]
    #429458 - 06/07/10 12:19 AM (6 years, 5 months ago)

Thanks Guys For all the help. I get it I am not dumb. When my plants get bigger I will write back if I need to.


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Re: Set up a grow room [Re: poochokid]
    #429619 - 06/07/10 03:33 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

I remember, like 10 or so years ago, when I got into growing. I started researching and the first thing I learned about was inddor lighting, even though I was an outdoor grower at the time. I really don't understand how you're doing as much reading as you say you are and not figuring out the fundamentals

You can know all you want, and go to every country in the world, you can also smoke cannabis for 75 years, and thats not gonna help you learn how to grow it. I've known people with nearly genius IQ that couldn't grow to save their fucking lives.

It's all about how you approach, and how much of your attention/time you can actually dedicate to this hobby. Being that you're a little older than a lot on here, you've probably been hearing that same old bullshit about how cannbis is a weed and it will grow in spite of you.. Thats the farthest thing from the truch, they need plenty of care and attention, you need to figure out what they like and don't like, and quickly. Otherwise, you won't get far.

That being said, I mean no offense in any way. This is my honest attempt at helping you. No matter what anyone says, we are all here to learn, or at least thats why we came here, some of us get side tracked and turn into cyber-douchebags.. But thats just part of being on the internet.. If there's anything else you need help on, let us know.


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