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Discussion in 'Stealth / Micro / Cab Growing' started by Frank Nitty, Mar 4, 2018.

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    Frank Nitty

    Frank Nitty Well-Known Member

    I've built a sterilite 30 gallon tub using 3-4 100w CFLs and 1 LED light bar...ive I got one plant of og that just sprouted...any good advice for me out there???
     
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    ChefKimbo

    ChefKimbo Well-Known Member

    What medium are you using?
     
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    Frank Nitty

    Frank Nitty Well-Known Member

    Soil and an organic mix with worm castings... But... I just got a new tent today!!!2' x 2' x 3' and now I have to go get some more cfls for it... but the six lights I have in there now have it pretty warm in there!!! I'm going to have to get a bigger fan for this one...
     
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    ChefKimbo

    ChefKimbo Well-Known Member

    Dont get cfl bulbs, get the Cree, Phillips, or Sylvania led bulbs. 8.5w or better. You wont be sorry.
     
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    Frank Nitty

    Frank Nitty Well-Known Member

    I'll check it out... should I look online?
     
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    ChefKimbo

    ChefKimbo Well-Known Member

    Home improvement stores and online
     
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    albert111

    albert111 Well-Known Member

    dollar three have some 14w that works great
     
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    Frank Nitty

    Frank Nitty Well-Known Member

    14w LED's?
     
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    albert111

    albert111 Well-Known Member

    yes 14w led i post pictures of mine
     

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    Frank Nitty

    Frank Nitty Well-Known Member

    You've got a nice sized room for that there, I've got a small tent.
     
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    albert111

    albert111 Well-Known Member

    if u put them closer will work better and penetration
    one of the passes that i have is like 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 the one with the cob its small
    they work better in small place
     
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    ChefKimbo

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    Frank Nitty

    Frank Nitty Well-Known Member

    So with LEDs you aim them straight on? I would need to mount them on to something then,right?
     
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    ChefKimbo

    ChefKimbo Well-Known Member

    Yes small spaces. Thats about 4 square feet. Adding 3000k leds for flower and the T5 goes on after the stretch.
     
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    Frank Nitty

    Frank Nitty Well-Known Member

    The more I look at that setup, the more I like it!!!
     
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    albert111

    albert111 Well-Known Member

    they work pretty good to veg or flower depends on how many u use and the light k 2700k 3000k 5000k WP_20180317_19_20_50_Pro.jpg
    in this one i have 2 5000k and 9 3000k 8 are cob
    but screw in
     
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    OldMedUser

    OldMedUser Well-Known Member

    The 14W Philips are 100W equivalent where the 9W ones are 60W. The 14W are way more expensive too.

    A few months back there was a promotion of LED bulbs so I bought 24 - 5000K and 12 - 2700K for a buck each. Finally built me an LED light out of some vanity fixtures I bought years ago at a thrift store. A 3 bulb one in the middle with 4 bulb ones on each side of that all bolted together so each bulb is on 6" centers. Stuck a big 85W, 5000K CFL bulb in the center socket and draped tinfoil over the whole thing to trap the light in around the plants, Vegs really good so far.

    The LED bulbs are 9W and it's easy to pop the globes off with a flat bladed screw driver.

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    The fixture just after finishing the build.

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    Back view.

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    :peace:
     
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    ChefKimbo

    ChefKimbo Well-Known Member

    Man I love it. Just as much as the main flower room.
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    The chicks dig it too.
     
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    Frank Nitty

    Frank Nitty Well-Known Member

    I see!!!
     
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