cfl scrog

Discussion in 'CFL / Fluorescent Lighting' started by kingola, Jul 10, 2008.

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    kingola

    kingola Active Member

    has anybody done any scrog with cfl's...if i was to do this scrog do i really need to have side lighting...any body have pics of it being done....
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2008
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    kingola

    kingola Active Member

    i need help asap...is anybody out-there...
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    smppro

    smppro Well-Known Member

    no you dont need side lighting, just a flat wall of them on top, scrog was actually originally thought of for people without HID lights, so you should be good, i would actually thing this would be the best method for cfls
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    smppro

    smppro Well-Known Member

    Oh yea and please remember to train your plants through the screen, i see a lot of people that just let them grow straight through. You dont want to skip this if your using cfls.
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    bfq

    bfq Well-Known Member

    i use CFL's on my ScrOG. sorry, no pics. but i have the CFL's mounted flat above my screens.

    frankly, i hate it. the coverage of the bulbs is so poor and they cant be placed close enough together without separating the bulbs from the ballasts.

    the good news is the nature of ScrOG means i can train the buds under the bulbs and compensate. ScrOG rocks, CFL's dont ;)
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    jestacrazy

    jestacrazy Well-Known Member

    hey yall. what is this scrog method of growin? can u explain what it does for your plants and how to do it?
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    bfq

    bfq Well-Known Member

    even better than answering your question i will teach you how to get the info yourself.... see the GrowFAQ link in the upper left corner of the page? click it and find ScrOG... some really amazing info in there.
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    stilltokin

    stilltokin Well-Known Member

    hey, I wanted to do a cfl scrog once, but heard cfl's are shit for it. I donno, maybe ill try it
    peace:peace:
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    BRSkunk

    BRSkunk Well-Known Member

    I'm going to try it with my grow, I am currently doing.
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    Wolfman Zen

    Wolfman Zen Well-Known Member

    For a small cab crow scrog with limited space... cfl's is almost the only way to go. the heat of hid's make them impracticable for such grows imo
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    bfq

    bfq Well-Known Member

    um, have you done it? cause as someone who has, my data says you are wrong.

    the gad load of CFL's is plenty hot, the light dispersement is pathetic and the yield is low. 150 watt HPS is not that hot and so much more better.
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    bfq

    bfq Well-Known Member


    try it if you have the CFL's. in a small area ScrOG is the best use of resources and the CFL's do work. they just leave a lot to be desired.
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    Wolfman Zen

    Wolfman Zen Well-Known Member

    In general cfl's can not compete with hps.... however, if you were to read my reply correctly, under some circumstances it is more practical to use cfls over hid. If you have say 1 sq foot of grow space, scrog method, would you use a hot 100w hps, or 4 cool running 23w cfls.. in that limited space the difference in resulting yield is minimal, but the practicality of cfl's over hps is obvious... and yes I'm actually doing that exact grow right now.
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    bfq

    bfq Well-Known Member

    i wouldnt use 4 23 watt CFL's. i use 12 in that space cause i like to get some sort of yield.

    trust me on this, you CAN use 150 watt HPS in that space and the results will amaze you.

    really, i aint just bashing CFL's... i use them. HPS gets my vote EVERY time.

    i did read you correctly, i just think you are wrong :D
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    Wolfman Zen

    Wolfman Zen Well-Known Member

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    Wolfman Zen

    Wolfman Zen Well-Known Member

    updates?........

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