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OfflineSlackerer
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    #831666 - 02/10/18 02:31 PM (7 days, 11 hours ago)

I will be trying to grow 6 plants in a 5'4'x5' tent,  I already have a 400w HPS for flowering,  what should I go with for veg stage?


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Re: Lights [Re: Slackerer]
    #831667 - 02/10/18 04:20 PM (7 days, 9 hours ago)

LED or CMH


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Re: Lights [Re: yoosername]
    #831668 - 02/10/18 04:36 PM (7 days, 9 hours ago)

Around what wattage would I want with LED?


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Re: Lights [Re: Slackerer]
    #831669 - 02/10/18 05:30 PM (7 days, 8 hours ago)

The resident LED guru phychotron would always recommend advance LED. You don't wamt to cheap out when it comes to LEDs.
https://advancedledlights.com/products/led-grow-lights/ds-xml-650/


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Re: Lights [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #831670 - 02/10/18 05:46 PM (7 days, 8 hours ago)

For veg you don't need as much light requirements. I'm on to making my own LED's now. Its much more practical and cost effective.

You'd probably want at least 3-400w of LED's but you have to consider how to spread those out evenly, getting the right size fixture for the area, or multiple fixtures to spread the light out.


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Re: Lights [Re: phychotron]
    #831673 - 02/10/18 11:30 PM (7 days, 2 hours ago)

I would suggest, as you already have a 400W ballast, check to see if it's dual purpose (MH & HPS).  If so, just use a 400W MH bulb and get the most out of the ballast and reflector you already own.  Put your saved money into something else.


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Re: Lights [Re: Slackerer]
    #831678 - 02/11/18 11:59 AM (6 days, 14 hours ago)

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Slackerer said:
I will be trying to grow 6 plants in a 5'4'x5' tent,  I already have a 400w HPS for flowering,  what should I go with for veg stage?





I have the same size room 4x5 and use a 400 MH for veg and add a 400 HPS for flowering. Rule of thumb 40 watts per square foot for flowering 4x5=20 square feet times 40 watts equals 800watts of lighting.


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Re: Lights [Re: KenInVic]
    #831681 - 02/11/18 12:18 PM (6 days, 13 hours ago)

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KenInVic said:
I would suggest, as you already have a 400W ballast, check to see if it's dual purpose (MH & HPS).  If so, just use a 400W MH bulb and get the most out of the ballast and reflector you already own.  Put your saved money into something else.



It doesn't,  but I see they make conversion bulbs,  are those any good?


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Re: Lights [Re: Slackerer]
    #831682 - 02/11/18 02:05 PM (6 days, 12 hours ago)

Sorry, I can't help you on the subject of conversion bulbs as I've never used one.  :frown:

Try the search engine here and see if there's any info on conversion bulbs.  Google if that doesn't work.  I'm fortunate where I live.  When I need that info I can get it from my local hydroponic supplier.  If I can remember, I'll see what I can dig out of them on conversion bulbs.  Don't hold your breath though, I smoke my own product.  :laugh:


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Re: Lights [Re: KenInVic]
    #831748 - 02/12/18 03:48 PM (5 days, 10 hours ago)

I run 2 - 1000w over my hydro setup, I run MH during veg and switch out the bulbs to HPS for flowering then adjust my timers accordingly.  :thumbup:

400w will do well in that size area :ganja:


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    #831777 - 02/14/18 02:54 PM (3 days, 11 hours ago)

I went out and bought a mh conversion bulb,  I'll let you guys know how it works out


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