Seedling to Veg Light Question

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by dmoney123, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Il be jumping into my first grow project when i receive my seeds in the mail a week from now so im hoping to have all my equipment and plan put together for when they arrive. Ive read alot of conflicting things about what lights to use and whats optimum so im open to any suggestions, i have the time to pick up the equipment and cost is a secondary issue, the space needed is the first. Il be using this as my 'growroom' Max height is 6.5'. What would be a good light setup, could i use a 400w MH lamp from seeds to veg, then a HPS for flowering? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Hey bro - welcome to the fun world of growin' your own bud!!!

    First off - not sure why you went with this 'tent'... a closet works just as well.

    As for your lighting - I would recommend the following:

    Seedlings - CFL's only until they root and are being fed and ready for flower, then HPS for flower.
    Clones - same as seedlings

    I would never recommend using a 400w on seedlings, it's a waste of power and ya might burn em up....stick with CFL's on these and you'll be happy.

    Of course, once they reach the point of flowering, a 400w or even 600w (I recommend the latter) would rock!
  3. Unfortunately in my current situation, i need the the privacy that the tent provides as well as not having to change a room all over. Thanks for the info on the CFL's il def look into it. Do you know of any light setups that you would reccomend. The 'tent' in question is 39,5 x 39,5 x 78,75. Thanks again
  4. Hey bro - no prob.... I didnt mean to question your stealthiness, or grow requirements, more of why you are choosing to pay for someone to build this for you vs. building it yourself..

    I would highly recommend a 400w for that tent, vs. a 600w.....

    Now the above is based on that fact that you can keep your canopy temps at 78F..... if you're able to swing this, with ventilation, with a 600W, then go for it!
  5. Alright so a 400w HPS for the flowering, and a CFL for seed-veg phase? Any specifics you can give me for what kind of a CFL setup, I.E distance from plant, ammount of wattage?
    Any help is appreciated, and if im going in the wrong direction with anything please let me know, and that includes the grow room. Any info is a step in the right direction.

    Thanks again

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