Walmart $10 grow lights !!!

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by guitarman7311, Sep 21, 2009.

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    leetsoup

    leetsoup Well-Known Member

    i'm an advocate for compacts, and use nothing but compacts but..

    cfls AND miracle grow? organic sucks? really? i'm gonna have to cross-reference all my sources because i must be doing everything wrong.. ha?
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    guitarman7311

    guitarman7311 Well-Known Member



    No I meant the organic Miracle grow potting soil. I know it doesnt make sense but it doesnt work as good as the other kind. I also use fox farm which yeilds a lil more but is more expensive. And is that bud in your pic the best you can do lol My buds last grow killed that puny lil bud ha ha
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    leetsoup

    leetsoup Well-Known Member

    haha no that's simply a high quality picture, borrowed camera off a friend. you don't need to make blows below the belt ya know, you really don't know anything about me lol
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    Cola.collector

    Cola.collector Active Member

    Hahaa...no, that's a reveg experiment I have going. I'll look for a pic of that plant before harvest. It's funny that out of all my pics, you picked this one to post. The album you grabbed this from is reveg plants only.
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    Cola.collector

    Cola.collector Active Member

    Yep, that's the light I have.... and I DID think you were flowering with them at first. :wall: Sorry. For the price, the light is very effective.
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    tom__420

    tom__420 Well-Known Member

    Where's the pic of the harvest colacollector?
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    Cola.collector

    Cola.collector Active Member

    I'll hunt down some better actual harvest pics, but this is a pic of that scrawny lookin revegging plant (from earlier posts) 3 weeks before harvest. It's a view of one top and one branch end along with the light that is the subject of this thread.

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    tom__420

    tom__420 Well-Known Member

    Yeah man if you find some post pics of the full plant
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    Cola.collector

    Cola.collector Active Member

    Unfortunately, I have a habit of only taking pics of the tops. I'll have to change that in the future. Also, like an idiot, I never took pics of the whole harvest. I was harvesting over the course of a couple weeks, and I only took pics of a few small buds towards the end.

    http://www.rollitup.org/members/cola-collector-160398/albums/some-buds-harvested-early-sept-09-8301/

    That's the link to a small album here on RIU of the small buds at the end of the harvest period.
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    tom__420

    tom__420 Well-Known Member

    How much wattage of light did you use?
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    Cola.collector

    Cola.collector Active Member

    Total wattage is around 470-490 right now. Near flowering time it gets up to 520-540 if I add extra filler lights.
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    tom__420

    tom__420 Well-Known Member

    Those buds look TINY for that much wattage. I got buds bigger than that with 250 watts of....... HPS
    Oh that is why, HPS dominates CFL's in lumen output and penetration. If you can control almost 600 watts of CFL's than you can easily keep a 400 watt HPS in check too
    Just a thought man but 600 watts of CFL's is a waste in my eyes
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    Roseman

    Roseman Elite Rolling Society

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    Cola.collector

    Cola.collector Active Member

    Actually, I don't normally use CFL's till towards the end. I have 4 twin tube 4 foot shoplight fixtures in there. (Along with the smaller stuff) It was all about money when I built it. I'll be ordering a pair of 250W HPS's soon enough to get the flowering up to par. The reason I need a pair, (I think) is because the closet is 8 feet long, 6 feet high, 2.5 feet deep.
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    tom__420

    tom__420 Well-Known Member

    Yeah man those 2 250 watt HPS are going to at least double your yield and you'll be using less watts too
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    greengrowthexpert

    greengrowthexpert Active Member

    Dude. The type of light your using isn't doing shit for your plant. It's all gonna grow... It's your strain, Brainiac.
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    Cola.collector

    Cola.collector Active Member

    So more for less..... yep that's what I'm after. I don't normally sell weed, but when I sold off some of my stuff, it bought firewood for the winter, and left some dough in my pocket. What the hell..... as long as I'm careful, right?
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    guitarman7311

    guitarman7311 Well-Known Member

    K dudes back to the subject. I got more info off of the bulb. Now model 7020 has 2 types of lights. One is 2700k and the grow bulb is 7800k. Bulb has a number F17T8 and another crb17T8. If you dont like walmart I still suggest getting some lights with a 7800k spectrum like these.
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    konezone

    konezone Active Member

    ok now... where exactly can i get a 250W hps?
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    konezone

    konezone Active Member

    and also, what would it cost me? im a closet grower at the moment.

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