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i am getting ready to start a new grow op. Will two 65 watt flourex bulbs(the ones TBG uses in his box) be suitable for growing to full maturity? there only about 30-40 bux a piece i could go with three if i had too.
 
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Mysterious said:
i am getting ready to start a new grow op. Will two 65 watt flourex bulbs(the ones TBG uses in his box) be suitable for growing to full maturity? there only about 30-40 bux a piece i could go with three if i had too.
Whats up Mysterious. IMO you could do a full grow with those lights but you will end up with fluffy buds. Those lights are great for veg but you should think about getting a HPS system for flower.
 

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I got a 150 watt HPS now but it gets soo hot in my grow room. Are there any Flourescents that can handle full grow?
 
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Mysterious said:
I got a 150 watt HPS now but it gets soo hot in my grow room. Are there any Flourescents that can handle full grow?
Not that i can think of Mysterious. Have you ever thought about getting a cool tube for your HPS.
 

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Cool Tube? I think im just gonna scrap the Flourescent idea, and get a 300-400 watt HPS like every other green thumb.
 
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Cool Tube? I think im just gonna scrap the Flourescent idea, and get a 300-400 watt HPS like every other green thumb.
Mysterious if it's to hot in your grow room with your 150 watt HPS it will be boiling hot if you get a 400 watt HPS.
 

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I've got a whole room emptied out where the 400 watter would go. Im thinking about building a grow table. Sort of like a ping pong table with sides and an arch over to hang the light from.
 
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I have used a 125 watt full spectrum cfl for my flowering and it was okay....but not the as good as a hps...

Now i am using 2 125 watt full spectrum cfls
 
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The reason why i use them is because they are not that much money. They cost me like $55 for each bulb. Each bulb equals 12,000 lumens
 

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They cost me like $55 for each bulb.
I recently purchased a 1000 watt hps for the same money....140,000 lumens.
Those flouro's don't sound like any bargain.
 

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the only reason the floros are cheaper is they are cheaper to run and the ballast for that 1000watt hps cost you what... like $150-$250?, the light fixtures for floros are much less expensive.. at least they are at my friendly neighborhood hardware store
 
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Where did you get that deal hick? The reason why i use cfls is because they do not get that hot and cost less. Now if i find a deal like that $55 dollars for a 1000 hps i will reconsider:rolleyes:
 

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the bulb was purchased at a local electical supply store. The ballast was $200 to my door, from some company online. New, not rebuilt.

HPS is also more effecient, watt/per lumen, than the flourescents. That is the same amount of lumens will cost you more to produce with flourescents than with hps.

I still don't see the bargain.
 

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thats a pretty good deal on the ballast as well. yeah. hps murder any other light in wattage to lumen ratio
 

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