i would have to agree, but me personally think 400 watts are not really even that good in that and would have to go with a 600ozzydiodude said:A 3x3 is about the largest area I would use a 400 watt in. Why does the bulb have to be Hortilux? Other companies make just as good a bulb IMO
i agree 100%. this begins when they break the ground. stop stretching your seedlings also people, its terrible. get them properly lit from the get-go and they will reward you greatly in the future.The Hemp Goddess said:I believe that it is really important for your plants to get a good start in life. In my garden, I have found that compact bushy plants with close internodal spacing will stretch less when put into 12/12 and always seem to just be healthier and better producers.
Just be readin yur question pilgrem and might have somethin to say that goes gainst everyone here so far but I mean no disrespect cause all folk pipin in so far are right for the most part but if I may say somethin that might ease yual bit ifin its all you got to use its good enough to do what yual need until yual can upgrade. Reason I says this is because these here folk are all educated in the ways of the grow as fur me well i am educated too but have little to limited means sometimes and betwenn yual and I I use my old 400w MH bulb and added a couple cheap 100w hps security lights that I be stealin from a security compound ways back anyway ather story sorry. I use it cause its all i gots right now and I produce all I needs to fill my pouch. It may not be recommended as yual see above but it gets me weres I need to goes. Good luck friend hopin yual yeild yur needs.DiamondJim420 said:For a 4x4 grow tent with three plants in DWC, is a 400-watt MH bulb sufficient? I'll be using a 600-watt HPS for flowering. Hortilux does not make a 600-watt MH bulb, although other companies do.
No Mamme that why I be sayin what I be sayin that yual right what yu tellin this good folk and alls i was tryin to do was give em comfort in the knowledge that ifin its all they gots then its all they gots and run with it. Sorry Mamme didnt means any disrespectin towards no firesiders. Hope they do well is all.The Hemp Goddess said:BWD--none of us is saying that there is anything wrong with a 400W MH. It is just that it is not enough light in 16 sq ft., which was what DJ420 was asking. Get that space cut down a little and a 400W would do just fine.
Thankin yual Hushpuppy for yur kind compliments. I keeps it real tight to plants in early stage with exhaust and fan help keepin cool then add some flos to side to be givin the whole plants some lights throughout the beef of the body. It seems to do right by me and likes I says it keeps me happy and pouch filled without breakin stress. Hope this helps with at the least the confidence is all be tryin to do. Hates folks stressin over the little stuff.Hushpuppy said:Hey BackWoodsDrifter, I think you got some real respectable buds goin there Those are some nice looking plants, some healthy top colas Apparently you got yer MH setup just right to get some good growth out of them