Bump, bump. Anyone out there?
I'm getting ready to start my first vertical grow. I have a C.A.P. ebb & gro 12 pot system. I have a 54"d x 96"w x 79"h tent. I have 2 Lumatek 600 Watt dimmable (600w, 400w, and 350w) ballasts and 1 400w Galaxy ballast. I was planning to stack 400w (or 600w if there is sufficient room) bare bulbs as needed with the pots in a circle around them. My questions are: How large a circle should I place the pots in? How many pots should I use to get maximum yield? How high (from media) should I place the center of each bulb? I have no experience at all with a vertical grow, so be gentle. I've asked these questions in other forums and people tell me 4 x 8 ft rectangle and 2 x 1000w bulbs with brand X hoods or other things unrelated to the questions I asked. Somewhat frustrating. So I'm hoping an experienced vertical grower out there can help me make my first vertical grow reasonably productive. Any help?
8" from my 400w
i could probably fit 4-6 plants around the bulb(if i had the space) and one underneath this would be optimal.
stretchy strains are better for vert.
(keep it simple.....)
8* huh? I assume you mean the closest parts of the plants? Perhaps I have room for a circle to accommodate 600w bulbs? The tent I use is 54" inches wide. With the CAP ebb & gro, I can move the plants around if needed, but I have to keep them at the same level. I was planning on growing Sensi Seed's Big Bud, but I have several other "freebie" seeds I have gotten from The Attitude. I'll have to research them to find the most appropriate one, then plant a mother for clones. Thanks for your help.
54" wide sounds large enough for a full circle. yeah and 8" ins the closest bud to the light. this is my first go around with a vert setup but it pretty straight forward. just not as much room to put as many plants.
The CAP ebb & gro requires all the buckets be at the same level, unless you use multiple controller buckets. I really wanted to keep the number of plants down while having decent production. Also to reduce my electric consumption which doubles when I run 2 600w bulbs.
I have no experience at all with a vertical grow, so be gentle. I've asked these questions in other forums and people tell me 4 x 8 ft rectangle and 2 x 1000w bulbs with brand X hoods or other things unrelated to the questions I asked. Somewhat frustrating. So I'm hoping an experienced vertical grower out there can help me make my first vertical grow reasonably productive. Any help?[/QUOTE]
May I ask how you normally grow if not vertical?
Journeying Towards The Buds...
T5 Designer 2ft. 2Tube Fixture
4000 Lumens 120 volts 48Watt 0.4Amp
Btw I'm running 2x600 in a 5x10 tent right now. Coudl stack another couple if I wanted, but I'm good for now.