Is 2x 150w hos lights enough for a 3x3x6 tent ?

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    nadsterr420

    nadsterr420 Member

    what up guys
    Okey so here is the deal
    The truth to be told this is my very first timw growing but i have been researching information for THE LONGEST so with that being said this is my questionS :
    I bought a 3x4x6 tent but it has a separate 1x1x6 space that split into half im guessing for germinating and seedling so that leaves me with a 3x3x6 to veg and flower .. i do have 2x 150 hps growing lights that im planning to use but i know its not enough , or i would like to convince my self its not enough lol
    So i do know that you CAN veg with hps but its not ideal and im not planning on getting any larger hos lights since my main problem is noises so i dont wanna have to install a heavy duty exhaust fan that makes crazy noises so im thinking that my best option is add some LED Lights that supposedly can veg or bloom or veg and bloom at the same time .
    I am planning on growing 2 plants , one in 5 or maybe 4 gallons bucket soil and the other one is in a 5 gallons hydroponic system .
    I do live in Southern California and to be exact in OC .. soo
    What can i do to take advantage of my 2x 150 hps lights and its heat lol plus add another light that will help me to veg since i dont really want to veg with hps and that max my yeild .
    Thank you for all the advices in advance and I am open for new ideas ... so please say something anything even share your own experience it my help me . Cheers
     
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    upnsmoke13

    upnsmoke13 Well-Known Member

    Best teacher is experience! If you smoke decent bud, from your first grow, then you have succeeded! No 300 watts is not ideal, there will be other parameters that are not either but growing will show you where to concentrate your energies!
    What tent did you go with?
     
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    nadsterr420

    nadsterr420 Member

    Right lol
    Im using the 2 in 1 topogrow it is 3x4x6
     
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    nadsterr420

    nadsterr420 Member

    what up guys
    Okey so here is the deal
    The truth to be told this is my very first timw growing but i have been researching information for THE LONGEST so with that being said this is my questionS :
    I bought a 3x4x6 tent but it has a separate 1x1x6 space that split into half im guessing for germinating and seedling so that leaves me with a 3x3x6 to veg and flower .. i do have 2x 150 hps growing lights that im planning to use but i know its not enough , or i would like to convince my self its not enough lol
    So i do know that you CAN veg with hps but its not ideal and im not planning on getting any larger hos lights since my main problem is noises so i dont wanna have to install a heavy duty exhaust fan that makes crazy noises so im thinking that my best option is add some LED Lights that supposedly can veg or bloom or veg and bloom at the same time .
    I am planning on growing 2 plants , one in 5 or maybe 4 gallons bucket soil and the other one is in a 5 gallons hydroponic system .
    I do live in Southern California and to be exact in OC .. soo
    What can i do to take advantage of my 2x 150 hps lights and its heat lol plus add another light that will help me to veg since i dont really want to veg with hps and that max my yeild .
    Thank you for all the advices in advance and I am open for new ideas ... so please say something anything even share your own experience it my help me . Cheers
     
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    nadsterr420

    nadsterr420 Member

    what up guys
    Okey so here is the deal
    The truth to be told this is my very first timw growing but i have been researching information for THE LONGEST so with that being said this is my questionS :
    I bought a 3x4x6 tent but it has a separate 1x1x6 space that split into half im guessing for germinating and seedling so that leaves me with a 3x3x6 to veg and flower .. i do have 2x 150 hps growing lights that im planning to use but i know its not enough , or i would like to convince my self its not enough lol
    So i do know that you CAN veg with hps but its not ideal and im not planning on getting any larger hos lights since my main problem is noises so i dont wanna have to install a heavy duty exhaust fan that makes crazy noises so im thinking that my best option is add some LED Lights that supposedly can veg or bloom or veg and bloom at the same time .
    I am planning on growing 2 plants , one in 5 or maybe 4 gallons bucket soil and the other one is in a 5 gallons hydroponic system .
    I do live in Southern California and to be exact in OC .. soo
    What can i do to take advantage of my 2x 150 hps lights and its heat lol plus add another light that will help me to veg since i dont really want to veg with hps and that max my yeild .
    Thank you for all the advices in advance and I am open for new ideas ... so please say something anything even share your own experience it my help me . Cheers
     
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    nadsterr420

    nadsterr420 Member

    what up guys
    Okey so here is the deal
    The truth to be told this is my very first timw growing but i have been researching information for THE LONGEST so with that being said this is my questionS :
    I bought a 3x4x6 tent but it has a separate 1x1x6 space that split into half im guessing for germinating and seedling so that leaves me with a 3x3x6 to veg and flower .. i do have 2x 150 hps growing lights that im planning to use but i know its not enough , or i would like to convince my self its not enough lol
    So i do know that you CAN veg with hps but its not ideal and im not planning on getting any larger hos lights since my main problem is noises so i dont wanna have to install a heavy duty exhaust fan that makes crazy noises so im thinking that my best option is add some LED Lights that supposedly can veg or bloom or veg and bloom at the same time .
    I am planning on growing 2 plants , one in 5 or maybe 4 gallons bucket soil and the other one is in a 5 gallons hydroponic system .
    I do live in Southern California and to be exact in OC .. soo
    What can i do to take advantage of my 2x 150 hps lights and its heat lol plus add another light that will help me to veg since i dont really want to veg with hps and that max my yeild .
    Thank you for all the advices in advance and I am open for new ideas ... so please say something anything even share your own experience it my help me . Cheers
     
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    eyderbuddy

    eyderbuddy Well-Known Member

    you need at least a 400 Watt HPS for flowering a 3x3

    If you wanna max out your yield, then think about upgrading your lights to a ~300 high efficiency LED and ditch the HPS? the thing is 150W hps bulbs are really low in efficiency, so you'd be on the low end of the spectrum, they're also super hot, lol

    I'd only use the HPS if i needed the infrared radiation to warm up the room or something similar
     
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    nadsterr420

    nadsterr420 Member

    Well like i said i have two of them so thats 300w hps !!
    I ordered another 300w led light , so i might use just one of them with the leds , what do you think sir ?
     
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    eyderbuddy

    eyderbuddy Well-Known Member

    can you link to the light?
     
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    nadsterr420

    nadsterr420 Member

    Which one the hos that i already have or the led that i just purchased ?
     
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    upnsmoke13

    upnsmoke13 Well-Known Member

    Hey don’t knock hps, for veg, you’ll still have good bud. You could put them under a net, scrog them, & help your budsites. Don’t worry about filling your entire area. Fill the area your lights will allow. You’ll be rewarded with nice dense buds. You have enough room to overgrow your lights easily; producing airy,stretched buds starving for more light! Plan for a small run and concentrate on keeping a plant, maybe two, nice & healthy. Good luck!
     
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    eyderbuddy

    eyderbuddy Well-Known Member

    the LED, i'm just trying to figure out whether or not it can be considered a high efficiency LED
     
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    nadsterr420

    nadsterr420 Member

     

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    nadsterr420

    nadsterr420 Member

    Guess im not entitled to post links yet since i dont have two likes yet lol but i posted the pics from amazon , i got all those light on the top of my 2 hps lights lol just incase i wanna try everything and stick to which ever works better
    What do you think ?
     
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    eyderbuddy

    eyderbuddy Well-Known Member

    The Phlizon 600W is a 108W light, the Toplanet 75W is actually 23 watts, and the Toplanet 450W is a 150W light... Totaling about 281W

    Basically, what you're concerned with is actual power consumption, not the "wattage" they claim... Because they use the theoretical max of the LEDs for marketing.

    At that efficiency (150W HPS, or those blurplee lights) you probably want at least 50W per square foot, so just keep that in mind, and put in as many grow lights as you can, to get around the 450W mark.

    Maybe use the 23 Watter for the seedlings in the tiny room? And then use all your other lights together in the grow room?

    Although honestly, buying a single 400W HPS or a 600W HPS (for perfect results) would be much simpler
     
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    hempisphere

    hempisphere Member

    I have the same tent
    I used 150w hps and cheapie led for a run. It was ok.
    Next run I used more cheapie led and removed the 150hps. It was even better. All totaling almost 400 actual watts from the wall.
    In a closet beside the tent, I have a 600 hps (complete kit with both bulbs and reflector for $150 cdn an Amazon). A single branch from the 600s plant is bigger and better than the whole tent.
    Btw our tents are called propagation tents.
    Gl.
    Hps is better than led, but 150 hps is not proportionate, it is not 1/4 as good as a 600.
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    hempisphere

    hempisphere Member

    Also, pick dirt or dwc, don't do both in the same area. Could get dicey with problems
     
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    eyderbuddy

    eyderbuddy Well-Known Member

    HPS is only better than LED if we're talking cheap blurplee amazon LEDs...

    IF we're talking about HLG, Quantum Boards, Bridgelux Strips, Samsung Strips, and related. HPS doesn't even come close.
     
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    hempisphere

    hempisphere Member

    Yes but buddy isn't looking to put a thousand dollar light in his hundred dollar tent.
     
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    nadsterr420

    nadsterr420 Member

    Well guys at this poin im planning on using one of them 150w hps and both of the led if needed for veg and flower and yea i was gonna use the small led i got for seedling and cloning .
    Once again my main problem with hps in this setup is the heat , other then that i really prefer it.
     
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