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bubbawhale

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Howdy folks, I have a quick question, I have a 400 watt hps in a 4' x 4' x 6' grow room and generally grow two plants. I was thinking(very dangerous), can I put two four tube 4' floros, one on each side, in my room? I already have the fixtures and bulbs so I thought why not put them up on the vertical and get the extra light, right? gonna start 12/12 in about a week. thanks in advance.

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Flo' tubes "need" to be within a few inches of the plant, (6" MAX) What usually happens when you get the tubes close enough to benefit the plant, it shadows/blocks the hps light.
 

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Hick said:
Flo' tubes "need" to be within a few inches of the plant, (6" MAX) What usually happens when you get the tubes close enough to benefit the plant, it shadows/blocks the hps light.
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By the way you are under lit....4x4 space needs at least 48,000 lumens for veg and 80,000 lumens in flower...400w HPS are good for maybe 55,000.
 

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Thanks for the info folks. I wasn't sure about the floro's Hicks but your advice is sound when thought out, so, thanks. The Hemp Goddess told me I was under lit some time back and I have been looking for a 600 watt setup for a decent price(there are plenty of them for $400) I can't justify the expenditure to my wife, I just grow for fun, is there a cheap way to supplement my 400 watt, say with a 250 watt mh or hps or is that even possible? thanks Hamster Lewis.

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bubbawhale said:
Thanks for the info folks. I wasn't sure about the floro's Hicks but your advice is sound when thought out, so, thanks. The Hemp Goddess told me I was under lit some time back and I have been looking for a 600 watt setup for a decent price(there are plenty of them for $400) I can't justify the expenditure to my wife, I just grow for fun, is there a cheap way to supplement my 400 watt, say with a 250 watt mh or hps or is that even possible? thanks Hamster Lewis.

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Amazon has a 400W with a digi ballast in a cool tube for around $150. The 600W is close to $200. You could add another 400W or go with a 600W.

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Thank you Hemp Goddess, I,m planing to expand a little bit, for more veggie room, so I think another 400 watts would work perfect. I'll go check out amazon. thanks again.

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