First Auto Flower Grow and need some advice!

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If you paid 39 dollars no way its close to 1000w sorry
They dont even give actual wattage anywhere
Well it seems to work so I guess I will roll with it. Just wanted to make sure it wouldn't burn the ladies when they get bigger. I'll update you on progressšŸ˜
 

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But hey it is good enough for now learn if you like to grow and move up to next level
 

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But hey it is good enough for now learn if you like to grow and move up to next level
I have a bigger tent with a bigger and better light that I have too. That's where I have them in flower. The light in my "nursery" tent (the cheap) one I'm using for beginning of seedling and veg.
This has been under that light for 3 weeks starting from seed.
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Look into building a light when the parts price come down
Can build a real nice LED with Quantum Boards and a driver
Cheaper than buying.
 

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Look into building a light when the parts price come down
Can build a real nice LED with Quantum Boards and a driver
Cheaper than buying.
You know I never even thought about it but I could totally do that. I mean I probably already have a bunch of stuff I need because I fabricate my own hardware for gaming PCs. That's just a big duh moment for me šŸ¤£
 

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You know I never even thought about it but I could totally do that. I mean I probably already have a bunch of stuff I need because I fabricate my own hardware for gaming PCs. That's just a big duh moment for me šŸ¤£
Check out HLG it will give you some ideas about their Quantum boards
 

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Check out HLG it will give you some ideas about their Quantum boards
I am looking into the parts but what do you think about this light?

 

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I am looking into the parts but what do you think about this light?

Check out HLG it will give you some ideas about their Quantum boards
I have this one in my bigger tent.
 

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Yeah. You should put a clamp-on meter on it maybe, and tell us how many amps and volts it's pulling. 1000W true of LED pulls about 1200W from the mains. or about 10A at 120V. Massive, causes retinal burns if you go in without eye protection. Usually what we see called 1000W are really 200W at most. But 200W of LED is probly as good as a 300W HPS.
 
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Yeah. You should put a clamp-on meter on it maybe, and tell us how many amps and volts it's pulling. 1000W true of LED pulls about 1200W from the mains. or about 10A at 120V. Massive, causes retinal burns if you go in without eye protection. Usually what we see called 1000W are really 200W at most. But 200W of LED is probly as good as a 300W HPS.
I did not know this. Thank you for that info. What do you think about that Mars Hydro that I posted a link to, because my finger is on the buy it now button lol
 

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I am looking into the parts but what do you think about this light?

Very small only 100watts of power good for 2 x 2 ft grow area
I know some who like the Mars they use the TS 200W and TS 3000W they say not bad and almost as cheap as home built.
started using Mars myself when their LEDs came out I had the older 16000 big one. Still have it but diodes are burning out, that was a defect with their units and the newer diodes have replaced the older ones now 7 yrs maybe?
The Larger Mars will cover larger area so more plants can grow in a 5 x 5 foot area.

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Power Consumption:100WĀ±5%
Yeah. So, that is an 80 watt lamp, actually.
 

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Check out HLG it will give you some ideas about their Quantum boards
Check out their 600 R spec. Reg 899 now 699.

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Check out GMO's grow thread. He uses multiple Mars Hydro ts 1000 (4 I believe) with great results.

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Mars hydro has sales all the time and reviewers have 5% discount codes. (See cocoforcannabis.com for one & reviews.

I got a couple Mars Hydro SP 3000 led, reg 399 for 309 on sale + discount.

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So I ended getting the TSL 2000 for my 2x4 and the TS 600 for my 2x2. For the TSL 2000 and it has some power behind it. Turned it down to about 65% because it is so strong. I have to say I didn't expect that. Just waiting on the 600 at this point. The 2000 seems to be really good quality. We shall see
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So I ended getting the TSL 2000 for my 2x4 and the TS 600 for my 2x2. For the TSL 2000 and it has some power behind it. Turned it down to about 65% because it is so strong. I have to say I didn't expect that. Just waiting on the 600 at this point. The 2000 seems to be really good quality. We shall see View attachment 275701View attachment 275702
Yes, that is a well known combo, tsl 2000 and 2x4. Mars hydro sells a kit like that, fan and filter. That should work very well.

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