floro types/setup recommendation

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by temporal_vortex, Jun 14, 2003.

  1. I'm planning ahead for my next crop. I'm planning on growing 4-5 plants and was thinking about getting a floro setup for the seedlings and vegging stage and switching over to my 400w HPS for flowering. What is the difference between the Standard and the Wide spectrum tubes? Which would be better for my purpose? Does it matter which ones or is it just a matter of lumens? Also how many floros and what size/wattage would you recommend for 4-5 plants?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. well, im not really an experienced grower, but i believe it has mostly to do with color temp. http://www.overgrow.com/growfaq/588

    u need to find bulbs that are good for vegging. alot of the ones at home depot have the color temp printed on the box (u just hafta find it)

    on another note: check out these http://www.ecogrow.com/envirolite.htm
    they are like fluoros on crack....and would probably be much better suited to veg a bunch of plants than regular tube fluoros. depending on how big u wanted them to get, i guess u could get away with having 3 of them, as long as u have reflectors.

    http://www.hempcultivation.com/420/showthread.php?s=&threadid=29403&perpage=15&pagenumber=1

    he did a massive EVL grow..

    sorry if some of that doesnt go togetehr, lol - im messed up
     
  3. Home Depot is a good place to start. Look for the bulbs with widest spectrum and the highest lumen output. I think there's tubes that are called Ultra Daylight with around 3400 something lumen output. Good Luck

    Greenbudz
     
  4. i went to wally world today and picked up 2 45w (says produces the same amout of light as a 200w bulb) floro lights that screw into light sockets. They produce 2400 lumens each. Built a box to help reflect the light at the plant. Is this going to be enough for 4 plants. Going to run these light 24/0 to Veg my seedlings.
     
  5. no...that wont be enough for four. not to make them grow anything decent anyways.
     
  6. Those socket screw in flouros are great for vegging, I' use 2 @ 45 W, (200W rating) w/ a 15W full spectrum 18" tube. My question is:
    I will be switching to HPS lamps for budding, do I need a special light fixture to use HPS bulbs? does the lamp have to correspond to to the bulb output? What's the minimum wattage useable?
     
  7. Have you done a successful grow with those? and if so....how many plants was it?

    2 45w CFL bulbs isnt enough for 4 plants.
     

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