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Fluoros for Lowrider?

E-Athlete

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[font=verdana, arial, helvetica]Can i use a 15 watt fluoro to grow/flower 1 plant of the lowrider strain? or do i need a hid? What if i had 1 175 watt Metal Halide, could i grow 3 lowrider plants under it?[/font]
 

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i don't know about 15watt flo, but if you get 1 175watt hps you should be able to more then 3 lowriders.
 

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Theman: Thanks for the link.

E-Athlete: Yeah, I believe it is possible to grow a plant to harvest with a 15-watt. It will take a long time though, even if it is lowryder. Your yield/potency, as others have noted, will also suffer.

If you have a plant going, try keeping it in veg with your 15/W until you can afford a cheap HPS system. Use an MH conversion bulb to squeeze some more veg out of the plant, then 12/12 with HPS bulb. Then, after whatever harvest you get, you'll be well positioned for your next grow.

I'm in a similar position as you. Ready to invest in lights, but don't have the particulars of my grow room figured out yet.
 

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One more thing. Some people can do some amazing things with flos. And there are high-output (95-200W) CFLs that put out some impressive lumens. They're so pricey though, that you might as well spend a little extra for HID.

I'm not an experienced grower, but from what I've observed in my lifetime, I can say that soil/flos will never, ever beat a well-maintained hydro/HID setup for yield/potency indoors.
 

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15 watts isn't adequate for flowering any strain. It simply is NOT enough light.
Compact flourescents are less than $10 and have their own built-in ballast, so they screw directly into any regular light socket. You'd be far ahead purchasing one of them over the 15 watt tube.

MAX.. A well maintained soil grow with HID, will do everything a hydro system will do, and more. Hydro is said to be "quicker", but quality organic soil is unsurpassed in flavor and potency. "IMHO"..
 

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