4ft x 2ft x 5ft 300W Single Grow Question

Discussion in 'Micro Grows' started by HerbTwist, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Hello! This is my 2nd attempt at a personal grow!
    Apollo Horticulture 48”x24”x60”

    and the 300w Light from this kit:


    I've been trying to figure out, if i'm going to need more light! What do you guys think? Sufficient or no?
     
  2. ive got a 600w light from amazon and its doing okay for my plants but im in a 2x2, just from what people have said to me on here. Id say yeah throw one of the hlg quantum boards in there too, thats what im going to do
     
  3. How many plants do you have? From what I've read, it would take about 150W per sq foot minimum.

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  4. im running 5 that im gonna start flower on early so i guess its kind of a sea of green setup but you must remember that amazon lights like to say 600w or 300w but that doesnt indicate the actual amount of power drawn from the light. Most of the people on here recommend the hlg lights because they use good new diodes made by samsung, im probably going to invest in the 135 or 100 watt one on amazon. Another thing that people have said to me is that lighting is the last thing you want to skimp on, but for early veg you dont need as much light as in flower so im going to wait to buy my quantum board until i switch to flower. Check out my grow journal
     
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  5. Blurples require bout 45 to 50 actual* watts per sq foot

    White leads 30 to 40 watts a square foot

    Hps mh 50 to 55 watts per sq ft

    *Actual is what the light draws not the wattage listed.
     
  6. I grow in tents that size. You're better off with 2 lights as opposed to 1. Because the tents are so short a single light can't be raised enough to get good penetration towards the ends of the tent resulting in airy buds.
     
  7. have you ever tried side lighting? that seems like it would be very beneficial
     
  8. #8 killset, Jul 14, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019
    Yep but I prefer 2 over head lights. The tents are small enough, no reason to make them smaller with side lights which are completely unnecessary. Plants shouldn't grow into the light so with side lighting you will loose a foot or so on each end by the time you figure I'm the space the actual light takes up and the gap between the plant and light.
     
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