show me your T5 buds.

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by anhedonia, Nov 27, 2009.

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    anhedonia

    anhedonia Well-Known Member

    My dad and his girlfriend are getting back into smoking marijuana again after 40 years. She just got a recommendation for nerve pain suffered from being ran over by a car. I told them they should start growing thier own right away and I told them to buy a 6 tube T5 or 8 tube and every 2 months I would provide enough clones that they could fill thier area up again with little plants. Thier not on a budget but are more interested in growing an ounce or maby 2 in as little space and as convienent as possible.

    I own a 4tube T5 which I use for clones and seedlings. I have never flowered nor have I ever seen what buds grown with t5's look like. Im assuming the main thing with t5 or cfl growing is genetics. I have a strain that is such a low yielder that if you tried flowering a clone you would probly only get 2 grams with a t5.(I could be exaggerating). So you would need a high yielding plant that is top quality.
    Am I getting this right? Then growers competance comes into play. A good gardener will have no problem getting his plants to thrive up till harvest. A newb might take the same plant and only yield 2 grams like I said. Anyway, I would like to know more about flowering with T5's. If any of you know any good links or journals post them.
    Finally- T5 growers lets see your beauties. Post them pics. Any t5 harvest pics.
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    cruzer101

    cruzer101 Well-Known Member

    I just finished this T5 cabinet grow.

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    Heres the take, I havent weighed it yet.


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    More pics in my Dual cabinet grow link below.

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    anhedonia

    anhedonia Well-Known Member

    Thats exactly what Im talking about. I'll check your journal for the info.
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    Dr.RR

    Dr.RR Active Member

    Brb while I pick up my jaw from the floor
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    anhedonia

    anhedonia Well-Known Member

    Quickly looked over the old journal cruzer but I was confused as to the exact lighting set up. Those buds also had LED?? And how big is your t5 fixture?
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    jdm

    jdm Member

    Ok so this was my first grow i ever did indoors..i used cfl for 3 weeks then went t5 12/12 light cycle with 2 red and 2 blue bulbs..its a 2 foot 4 bulb system...i did 3 bagseed and got approx. 2 oz dry,...enjoyin it now:bigjoint:

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    cruzer101

    cruzer101 Well-Known Member

    Sunblaze 24" Hood T5 HO with four 22W bulbs. I got one 6500k in there.
    The CFLs for side lighting. Its in the dual cabinet grow journal.


    Here ya go,


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    I just cut today, the cab is 36" wide and 18" deep.

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    anhedonia

    anhedonia Well-Known Member

    The 24 fixture is pretty cool. I really like the scrog. Well done. I guess these t5's will indeed give you decent yield. 2 oz. from 3 plants is awsome. Couldnt you buy an 8 tube 54 watt and pack hella plants in 6" containers under the thing and have a killer SOG? This is so cool. Now Im really optamistic about these things.
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    cruzer101

    cruzer101 Well-Known Member

    Sure, but I dont play in dirt much.
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    jdm

    jdm Member

    The owner of my local hydro shop seems to think t5's kick ass..i was impressed myself but it was my fisrt run so i have nothing to compare to...but seein yeilds from hps makes me wanna upgrade already
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    anhedonia

    anhedonia Well-Known Member

    Anyone else have t5 harvest pics?
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    rreign

    rreign Active Member

    If you don't mind... I was thinking about getting SH's 315w setup with the 3 105w bulbs and also using the Dual Spectrum 2 setup. Reason is that I couldn't find the t5 setup for cheap. Where'd you get it and how can I wire the side bulbs like you have there? +rep for the help. thanks
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    anhedonia

    anhedonia Well-Known Member

    These guys have a 2 foot 2 bulb 4 bulb and 8 bulb. I was looking for the six but the price of $205 or whatever for the 8 tube fixture is a steal.
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    rreign

    rreign Active Member

    There's no link so I don't know where you found it for $205 but I'd like to know, lol.
    I figured I would add this info for the guy that started the thread. I found a Snblaze 4' 8 bulb with bulbs for $254. I thought that was a pretty good deal. Get it at bghydro.com
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    anhedonia

    anhedonia Well-Known Member

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    jojogreensmoker

    jojogreensmoker Well-Known Member

    I just got a T5 H/O 4ft f lamp fixture for 225! and it came with the option of 4 6500k bulbs, or 4 3000K bulbs or half half, 3000 is for fruiting flowering, and the 6500 is for growing and seedlings, this things puts out a total of just over 20,000 lumes, and and the replacement bulbs were 6.80 for the 4 foot ones! :) steal, My buddy who i work with had this exact same light setuPP. and grew K-train, he got way more than you guys were talking 2oz, he got over a QP. i am currently growing 2 plants under the 6500k (blue colour) for growing and seedlings. there about 20inches, i am gonna wait till they are about 25" than gonna turn them over with 4 3000k bulbs ( red colour ) for a couple weeks and for the last 2 weeks i am gonna throw in 2 6500k and 2 3000K in !! i am gonna start a grow journal soon, just trying to get my pictures uploaded!!! anyways i got the light fixture from http://www.bustan.ca/product_detail.asp?menuID=4&SID=24&PID=1098 i have the 4ft 4lamp fixture, and i got my extra bulbs from wolf electric !!!
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    rreign

    rreign Active Member

    I'll have to check that out, but I gotta say 20,000 lumens is as little under par, don't you think. The Sunblaze w/ 54w bulbs will altogether make around 5k per bulb, that's 40,000 lumens. Add some side lighting with the 2' bulbs and you could have a total of 50,000 lumens. Just a thought.


    Good find, but this one would be a little too wide for me. The Sunblaze also fits what I would need. It's 47" long, but only 18" wide. I gotta have room for good ventilation. That's key ya know.
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    anhedonia

    anhedonia Well-Known Member

    I understood that with fluro grows you only need to worry about fresh circulating air. The lights run warm but not so that your grow space would raise in a significant temp as with HID's.
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    rreign

    rreign Active Member

    I have always been acustomed to making sure I had proper ventilation all around. Both exhaust and intake are still great factors. I could/should do a little more research though.
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    topspin

    topspin Well-Known Member

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