first grow with 150 watt hps with pics

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by hue jazz, Sep 8, 2010.

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    hue jazz

    hue jazz Member

    hey this is my first grow on some angelmatic from the ministry of cannabis. i have them under a 150 watt HPS light. i also have a small florescent light for side lighting. i hope thats enough light. i have a vent pumping the hot air out of the light and i also have a fan blowing around the room. any advice is welcomed.

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    upthearsenal

    upthearsenal Well-Known Member

    the side lighting isn't needed. you have enough for two small plants, but what i would recommend is close up your grow space and all the HPS light will get reflected back onto the plants
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    hue jazz

    hue jazz Member

    what should i close it with. im guessing i need some sort of reflective material?
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    upthearsenal

    upthearsenal Well-Known Member

    yeah, you have many options. you can build something or buy it. ie. build a frame and add your own store bought mylar, or you can't purchase a mylar grow tent
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    hue jazz

    hue jazz Member

    I looked at amazon and those tents are like 100+ dollars. why are they so expensive?
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    hue jazz

    hue jazz Member

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    upthearsenal

    upthearsenal Well-Known Member

    idk why they are so pricey, it's a ripoff. but check this out:

    http://www.bghydro.com/BGH/items.asp?Cc=MY&iTpStatus=0&Tp=&Bc=

    i'm getting some of the b/w poly soon myself.

    i've heard about the blankets being okay but i've never seen something comprehensive. you should just go with the more reliable, and if you do it's not a huge price jump
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    Bonzi Lighthouse

    Bonzi Lighthouse Well-Known Member

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    upthearsenal

    upthearsenal Well-Known Member

    idk, wouldn't that promote mold considering the material
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    Bonzi Lighthouse

    Bonzi Lighthouse Well-Known Member

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    hue jazz

    hue jazz Member

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    Bonzi Lighthouse

    Bonzi Lighthouse Well-Known Member

    Depends on what you want to do with it. Mylar is great for lining walls, poly is good for walls and light proofing.
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    upthearsenal

    upthearsenal Well-Known Member

    mylar is better, but you want to put it on something, unless you get the thick kind. the poly can be a wall itself.

    i've never shopped with htg but good find
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    hue jazz

    hue jazz Member

    thanks, im probably gonna experiment with mylar first and if doesn't work so well ill get poly.
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    upthearsenal

    upthearsenal Well-Known Member

    good luck man, hope your grow works out great
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    doowmd

    doowmd Well-Known Member

    I bought some of those blankets off of amazon, like $12 for 15 blankets or something like that, but their a little bit of a pain to get up, like a previous poster mentioned, the best thing to do is attach it to something then put that up. For instance you could get a couple pieces of plywood, tape the mylar blankets to those and make a small room/closet/box or whatever w/ them.
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    hue jazz

    hue jazz Member

    thanks for the help guys. ill probably post up more pics when they grow bigger or when i get the mylar up.
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    mistaphuck

    mistaphuck Well-Known Member

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    hue jazz

    hue jazz Member

    i have a few more question, since my plant is an auto flower should i use a timer? right now i have it on 20/4. ive heard that you could just use 24/0 on auto flowers is it true? which is better and what should i do with the lighting when it starts flowering?
    Thanks
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    upthearsenal

    upthearsenal Well-Known Member

    if you are going to use a 24hr ON cycle then no, but if you want some dark time, yes you need one. i have autos at 18/6, i feel like they used the dark time to really use up the energy they've absorbed. you also want to keep the same light cycle throughout the entire grow

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