4X4 Tent, 400watt HID or T5 lights?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by VILEPLUME, Sep 13, 2011.


    VILEPLUME Well-Known Member

    I already have a 1000watt flower room, now I am making a grow tent inside the same room.

    My question is, the tent has one 7" out take fan on the top to push the hot air out, but I dont know if it would cool down the tent enough for a 400 watt HID. Anyways, my alternative was to get T5s, but you have to keep them so close to the plants plus I plan on growing 9 plants for 5 weeks.

    So, would the 400watt HID be too hot for a 4X4 tent? The height on the tent is 6 feet.


    ak.fortyseven Well-Known Member

    400 watt light isnt too big for a 4x4 tent, what is the cfm rating of the fan and your intake air temps?

    Greather420 Active Member

    We used to run a 600 watt in a 3x3x6 and with the proper ventilation never had heat problems.

    VILEPLUME Well-Known Member

    That is great news. I dont know the cfm, it feels like a fan on the low setting if that helps.

    Stickystickyganja Well-Known Member

    If you can get a high output t5 for seedlings and veg. then HPS for flowering. It cost a bit more but in my opinion its the best combo
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    hope full Active Member

    or, you could even do a combo with some cfl. and reg flours for side lighting, ect. i just ordered a 400 watt hps from htg, not here yet, i have 9 girls under cfl and flours right now and when my hps gets here im gonna take some cuttings and a couple t 12s away from the set up, leave some cfl's, and make mother/clone station.
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    TechnoMage Well-Known Member

    An air cooled hood will help a lot. I'm running a 400w HPS in a 36"x20" cab currently and my next flower is going to be a 600w HPS in a 48"x24" tent.

    smokebros Well-Known Member

    600 watt hps!!

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