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600 Watt HPS Grow Room (My Main Thread)
Okay, I have created a lot of threads but I figured that seeing how people like to subscribe to threads that are well put together I figured I would step my game, just like my room and my knowledge gets better so should my threads. So here is my attempt to create a main thread that will track everything I do in growing.
Here are some photos of what my room set-up has so far.
- 4’ x 4’ x 7’ Tent (not sure of brand)
- CAP ValueLine 600 Watt Switchable Ballast
- CAP LumenAire 6”
- 600 Watt EYE Hortilux Super HPS Bulb (LU600S/HTL/EN)
- Outer Rotor 4” In-Line Fan (not set-up yet)
- Nutrients: I have GH Flora 3 Part and Cutting Edge Solutions 3 Part
- Seed: (All Fem) Pineapple Chunk, Dinafem Diesel, El Alquimista, OG Kush, Bubba 76 & (Bag Seed) Blue Ribbon
- 2 GH WaterFarm Kits
I have a lot of other parts but these are really the main parts. I have so many questions and I really don’t know where to begin.
- With a 600 Watt HPS set-up what would be the max number of plants to grow safely? I was told 6 (1 plant per every 100 watts of light).
- What is the most effective grow type: Soil, Soilless or Hydro?
- Can you use the bucket set-up without water ring for a soil/soilless set-up? (only filling the brown bucket with medium and using other bucket as run off)
Thank you for following along with me through my ups and downs in this great thing of nature we know as growing.
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Last edited by ManishWayz; 09-02-2012 at 12:08 PM.
IMO, the best way to grow is waterfarm + SCROG, but that's usually a 1 or 2 plant deal. Nice setup otherwise, I wouldn't have gotten the white PVC lined tent though, they are known to offgass and kill your plants. I would stick with 100% mylar. I honestly wouldn't grow more than 3 in that space. 4x4 isn't really HUGE and IMO sharing light reduces each plants maximum yield.
I was planning to change out the frame and build my own pvc frame for this tent. I got the tent off of craigslist for 60.00 so I couldn't pass that up. Now the main question I have about running the WaterFarm kits is how often do I run the air pump? Some say only run the pump while the light is on, plus I am going to mod the buckets so that I can have an air stone in the bottom of each kit.
Always run the pump 24/7... The airstone bit is debatable. I have one in mine. I didn't mean the frame, i meant the walls of the tent are pvc, white tens are known to offgas.
Originally Posted by ManishWayz
Here's a pic of my Pineapple Express in a waterfarm. 31 day veg 10th day of 12/12, under a 400w..
Holy hell, I didn't notice your waterfarms! Good choice man! I had an idea, to fill the top bucket 1/4 of the way full with hydroton then fill the rest with soil. Maybe to get that soil taste but the rapid growth of a waterfarm. Best of both worlds sort of thing. I'm going to try it after this grow.
Last edited by mr2shim; 09-02-2012 at 12:49 PM.
Looking good, i sub to ur thread.
Holly shit, I'm so jealous... Now that is what I'm trying to do! How did you get it to fill so nice. Also I forgot to mention that I have 2 T-8 "Lights of America" 2' lights (F17T8/GL - RB17T8GL) 7800K, now would those be enough to veg 1 plant for scrog? I'm not sure what the wattage of the T-8's are.
This 24" fluorescent grow light mounts anywhere. No tools needed for installation. 5 foot cord is ready to plug in. Bulb included.
- 5 foot plug-in cord set
- On-off slide switch
- Save up to 80% on energy costs
- Great for plants and flowers
Wattage: 17 watts
Incandescent Equiv.: 75 watts
Dimensions: 2.5" x 24"
Light Output: 1,093 lumens
Color Temperature: Grow Light
Warranty: 1 year
Replacement Bulb: F17T8/GL
Assembled in USA
Last edited by ManishWayz; 09-03-2012 at 01:47 PM.
Reason: Added T-8 light info
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Originally Posted by insan3
get 6500k t8 bulbs to veg. is what i use for 1-3 weeks. mine only has 2 bulbs and its able to do 8 seedlings.
Originally Posted by ManishWayz
So with those being 7800K would those do the trick for 1 seedling to prep for scrog?
6500k are more of a blue spectrum than 7800k is more purple. 6500k would be best.
i was able to get two 6500k light bulbs for $2 online.
Last edited by insan3; 09-02-2012 at 02:11 PM.
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