What kind of Fluorescent tubes do i need for a plant

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by hockeyrulesjacob, Dec 17, 2013.

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    hockeyrulesjacob

    hockeyrulesjacob Member

    right now i have a seedling/ almost going into vegging , what kind of fluirescent light tubes shoudl i get like what watts do i need ?
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    hibok

    hibok Active Member

    T8 or t5 grow light spectrums
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    jswett1100

    jswett1100 Active Member

    make sure you get the right kelvins, 6500k is good
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    jswett1100

    jswett1100 Active Member

    at least 75-100 watts per plant
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    JackHererSki

    JackHererSki Active Member

    I run cfl spiral bulbs. I use multiple lightbulbs on the top and sides of the plant (8 bulbs in a 2x2x3 box) (3 6700k, 4- 5000k , and 1-2700k )
    for vegging.

    However you gotta have the right spectrum. You know how light bulbs are labeled as "cool white or warm white". 5000-6700k which is the blue spectrum is important for vegetative growth. They are labeled "cool" for flowering you want the red spectrum which is 2700k or red labeled as warm.

    200w CFL stealth
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    ButchyBoy

    ButchyBoy Well-Known Member

    In my veg area I run a combination of warm white, cool white, daylight T-8's at 40 watts per bulb. Some look red'ish, some look white, some look blue (6700k,5000k,2700k). The plants seem to love them.

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