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Insane

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Im looking at a 400w 120V HPS system w/ a full spectrum bulb at a local hydroponics store and they price it out to me at about $220 with tax and they recommend an additional $60 for an exhaust fan. It comes pre wired all I would need to do is wire it to my mogul in the shade and plug it in.

A) Is the price right for the light system or should I shop around?
B) Do I need a special exhaust fan with the HPS system or can I get away with mounting a good powerful desk fan above the light?
 

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The price is reasonable, but could probably find a used one for less. Still, never trust used bulbs unless they're from a friend.

Not sure about the answer to question B.
 

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well if the price is reasonable then Ill probably just go for some peace of mind and get all new stuff
Thanks
 

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Yeah. I think that's a good idea. I only refer to used stuff because sometimes you can luck out and find someone on craigslist who is trying to unload a 400W or 1000W HPS/MH
for a cut-rate price due to moving, avoiding suspicion, etc...
 

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yeah one could only be so lucky lol
 

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hmm that is something Ill have to look into further. Im running some errands today and Im gonna get out to home depot to look for a 24 hour timer with a triple prong plug and after that Ill go back to that light store and ask some more questions.
 

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you can get hydrofarm for about $230 with 5 years warranty.
 

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hmmm is that American money or Canadian money? if hydrofarm is $230 Canadian with a 5 year warranty then Im sold, can I have a link to look at some hydrofarm products?
 

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well I went to the light store and talked to the owner of the store this time and he told me if I bring in my current shade and morgul they can both be used to hookup a 400w HPS system w/ a full spectrum bulb and they would wire it all up for me for $180. The last guy I talked to in that store said it would cost me $230, prick. Anyway Ive decided on the 400w HPS w full spec bulb and may eventually add a 400w MH if I expand my grow area and/or make separate veg and flowering areas.
Thanks for all your help and advice guys, appreciated as always!

By the way, the owner said the ballast is gaurenteed for 5 years but replace the bulb every year.
 

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