400w or 600w?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by botanist95, Jan 19, 2013.

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    botanist95

    botanist95 Active Member

    Im going to b starting a new grow and was thinking of getting a new 600 watt but wasnt sure if heat issues would be a factor? My space is a 2ft x 3ft by 9 1/2 ft , or should i just stick with a 400watt?
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    rooky1985

    rooky1985 Active Member

    I would reccomend the 600 as it has the best lumen/watt value, with an air cooled hood and the balast outside of the room you should be fine for heat.
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    botanist95

    botanist95 Active Member

    its just a regular maxi wing and it being a digital ballast it shouldnt put a whole lot of heat off i have a 200cfm carbon filter with a 270 cfm fan so it should keep most of the heat pulled out with such a small area only 54 cubic ft ?
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    botanist95

    botanist95 Active Member

    anyone else have any insight?
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    jaygrowster

    jaygrowster Member

    600 w is wat you want mate more lumens more bud growth better mass over all growth. Space seems a bit small make sure u got, a good air intake , outake .
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    botanist95

    botanist95 Active Member

    cool will do thanx guys
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    mike.hotel

    mike.hotel Active Member

    600w is the way to go.
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    MaineWeed

    MaineWeed Active Member

    Well worth changing over, you'll be a believer after you see the difference in bud size & production.
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    Krondizzel

    Krondizzel New Member

    Skip em both and go with the 1000's
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    209 Cali closet grower

    209 Cali closet grower Well-Known Member

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    nilvenjhon

    nilvenjhon Member

    For me, it seems both can be good but I will suggest you 600w because of there growing condition. I think you should be go for it and hope will be helpful for you. After that you can tell here about it. Well, do you have some pictures of the place where will you grow???
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    botanist95

    botanist95 Active Member

    i ended up getting the 600!!!!
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    diggindirt

    diggindirt Active Member

    I have a 3 x 3 x 6 room and last year upgraded from the 400 to the 600. I've since bought the air cooled hood and a bigger fan to deal with the heat, but am very glad I made the upgrade. I also bought the dimmable ballast as in the summer, my heat is a bit high, so I'll either shut down for July and August, or I'll run @ 75% until temps get back under control.

    You'll like the extra 200w I'm sure! Good luck mate!
    B.B.V.C. likes this.
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    BleedsGreen

    BleedsGreen Active Member

    Smart move, you will prefer it!
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    Coho

    Coho Well-Known Member

    Good..600 is most efficent.
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    209 Cali closet grower

    209 Cali closet grower Well-Known Member

    after looking at my $500 electric I'm just going to run my 2 600w vs a 1000w and 600w. glad you went with 600's
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    B.B.V.C.

    B.B.V.C. Active Member

    I would definitely reccomend an air cooled hood. I bought a cheaper bat wing hood and now i cant even run my hps in my closet because the temps get up to over 30° and my plants start showing signs of heat stress within a few days
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    topfuel29

    topfuel29 Well-Known Member

    600w ----the more light the better.
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    Dannoo93

    Dannoo93 Well-Known Member

    I run a 400 watt in my cab dont go over 400 i cant run full power when doors closed so im gonna get a cool tube so itl help a bit and i got a 180cfm filter so when i run 200 watts with doors closed it stays 84f

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