Lighting question

jenni

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It's time for my plants lighting to be changed from fluorescent to the correct light for the flowering stage. Problem is there is no way I can spent $200 on a light right now. I have read that the lights you can buy for lizard aquariums work, do they or do you have any other cheap solutions to my lighting problem?

Please Help!
 
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whats up jenni. welcome to the forum. how much can you spend on lighting? how many plants do you have?
 

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No aquarium lights.....florous or HPS or metal halide. Insidesun.com has a 400watt HPS for under 200 bucks. O'wise pack em under the florous.
 

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If you wanna stick with cheaper lighting then IMO its all about the flouros, so...

If you're going to use flouros, 4 foot shoplights that hold two 40w tubes are best. If you get two of these thats 160 watts for probably under $60. Three equals 240 watts still under $100. Home depot, any hardware store. When you're buying the 40w flouro tubes, look on the packaging and get the ones with the most lumens. A good flouro tube can put out 3000 lumens.
 

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I have a four foot flouros right above my head, it's going in the clst! It has the two tubes, will that be enough for my two plants? Also how long after I put it under the light do I get to smoke it?

Thanks for your replys.
 

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well it all depends on the strain, its can take 8 weeks of veg and 8 weeks of flowering or longer. i have a 400 watt ballast and bulb for sell it has less then 6 hours on the bulb and ballst. $60.00. i am going to place it on ebay tomorrow.

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GreenDayGirl

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yogi dc said:
well it all depends on the strain, its can take 8 weeks of veg and 8 weeks of flowering or longer. i have a 400 watt ballast and bulb for sell it has less then 6 hours on the bulb and ballst. $60.00. i am going to place it on ebay tomorrow.
Hey yogi dc, are you still trying to unload that thing? hahahaha!:p
 

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