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The Grow Room forums; I just bought a Secret Jardin DR100L and I wanted to do 4-6 plants in it. I have 6 OG ...
Light suggestions please
I just bought a Secret Jardin DR100L and I wanted to do 4-6 plants in it. I have 6 OG Kush sprouted and am well on my way with my veg. I am all set with my veg lights but I was needing some suggestions on a HPS system.... I was thinking a 400watt would do the trick or should I go 600?? Know any good sites where I could get one for around $200? and any suggestions on ventilation would be awesome. I am a newbie and need some help from the pros.......
Thanks all reps to good advice
Will be posting pics and starting a grow journal if anyone kinda wants to follow me grow and help me on the way let me know and I will start journal for sure.......
I have a DR100 and a 400W HPS, I do wish id brought a 600W HPS now althou that may change in summer,
I use a 5"/125MM Ruck extraction fan and temps sit at 23-25C on a normal day.
I would say go for the 600W and at least a 5" extraction, but preferably a 6"/150mm extraction if you go with 600W.
Congrats on ur purchase mate, Excellent tent.
They sell good 100 w 2700k CFL's now that are supposed to be the equivalent of a 400w HPS without the heat. My hydro store sells the complete kit for $77. 3 x $77 = $231. $231 for an equivalent of 1200 w HPS minus the power bill and the need for cool tubes or large amounts of ventilation. I use a 400w HPS, 400w MH, 7 x 26w 2700k CFL spirals and 2 x 36w 2700k CFL tubes for a 4' x 4' grow area with 8 plants.
Dont get CFLs. I used 100W 2700K CFLs for a while, and alhough they are good, they dont penetrate nearly as well as a 400W HPS. I moved a plant that had two 100W cfls on it to an area that had a 400w HPS and its buds got real thick quick. I got mine from Inside Sun for $90.
Here's a link for a nicely priced 600w digital system. *edit - I found a thread with a better link, which I've updated. **re-edit - The new link is the ballast only. Here is a full system.
Last edited by Cow Tea; 04-03-2010 at 08:52 AM.
I think that I am convinced I am going to go with the 600watt.
I do have another question though. I understand about the intake out take fans Im going to go with a 6" 150mm.
Will I need a cooltube for this or how can I cool this down?? Will I even need to. I will be growing 5-6 plants at a time.
I guess it depends on the ambient temps outside the room. I would say yeah, but I've never grown in a tent. You would be able to get the light closer with a cool tube, and they are easy and cheap to make. I made one easy with a pyrex bake-a-round. For my grow I just ordered a 6" 500cfm fan just for my cool tube, and I'm only running 400w. Even in a basement my system needs a cool tube with a good fan in order to cool my cab below the 90s.
Check out this link too. It's from HTG. *edit - I just realized you were looking for a 600w. Sorry I've been on a few threads today answering similar questions, and I saw someone posted this link.
400 watt Grow Light with Four Sided Horizontal Reflector
High Output High Pressure Sodium Bulb
High Output Metal Halide Conversion Bulb
Heavy Duty Timer
Pair of High Low Reflector Hangers
100% ORGANIC ADVANCED NUTRIENTS IGUANA JUICE by Dr. Hornby!
Advanced Nutrients OVERDRIVE Ultra Premium Liquid Flower Enhancer
1.5 cubic feet 100% ORGANIC FOXFARM Ocean Forest Potting Soil
9 TWO GALLON Grow Bags
Thermometer / Hygrometer
Details about this 400 watt GROW KIT:
GROW LIGHT DETAILS:
Includes the ballast, two specialty grow lamps (bulbs) reflector and free timer!
Ultimate Grow Light System includes:
400 watt HPS BALLAST and Components
HIGH EFFICIENCY FOUR SIDED HORIZONTAL REFLECTOR with 10' cord
HTGSUPPLY 400w HIGH OUTPUT Enhanced Spectrum HPS Horticultural Bulb (55,000 lumens!)
GROWBRIGHT 400w HIGH OUTPUT Horticultural METAL HALIDE CONVERSION Bulb (38,000 lumens!)
FREE DUAL OUTLET TIMER! (an over $25 value that no other seller offers you for free!)
This 400 watt system is recommended for gardens anywhere between 3' x 3' (floor space) to 5' x 5'.
Last edited by Cow Tea; 04-03-2010 at 09:53 PM.
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