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- Jan 2, 2012
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thanks man i appreciate you checking in. i'll be posting weekly pic's.HemperFi said:Welcome to MP
I'm a dirt guy. The smell of it makes me drool , but there are some of the best hydro peeps in existence in this forum -- The Hemp Goddess can tell you anything you need to know, and there are many other master growers here willing to bend over backwards to help -- good luck on the grow.
i cant wait to see how she grow's. i'd like to check out your cheese grow. and all help is appreciated guy's.Lemon Jack said:Hey welcome to mp my friend. I too run dwc. 6 plants at a time in my space. I got a con cheese in there right now. About 2 weeks into flower and stretching like crazy definitiley taking after the exodus cheese. Smells like burnt popcorn lol. Can't wait to taste her. I got four more cuts for my next run if she pans out. Ill be watching this one. Green mojo buddy.
yes they are fem seeds, and the tent will be 48x48x78 inches. hopeing to be able to grow three plants in it. i'll keep the plants 3ft. or shorter. also i can keep better control of the temps with the coolers. and thanks for stopping in.The Hemp Goddess said:I like the coolers! Your babies look good. Were these fem seeds or......are you just taking a chance? If not fem seeds, you might want to germinate a few more seeds. How big is the tent?
i have some 85 watt cfl's. i do have a 400 watt hps. do you think i should go to a 600watt?The Hemp Goddess said:A 4 x 4 will be plenty of room for 3-4 plants. However, a 400W MH is not going to be nearly enough light (around 36,000 lumens). Do you have another light for flowering?
thanks man i really appreciate it.PartyBro420 said:Welcome to the board! I'm still really new myself, but so far there's a lot of people eager to give out information!
Keep the updates coming
It's all about the lumens. You want 3000 lumens per sq ft vegging and 5000 for flowering. A 400W MH puts out about 36,000 lumens. A 400W HPS puts out about 50,000 lumens. I do not believe that you can get the CFLs close enough to do any real good. A 600W would, of course be better than a 400.mjdudeist said:i have some 85 watt cfl's. i do have a 400 watt hps. do you think i should go to a 600watt?
i have both m.h. and hps. but only one ballast and reflector. but i'm always down for buying more lighting.The Hemp Goddess said:It's all about the lumens. You want 3000 lumens per sq ft vegging and 5000 for flowering. A 400W MH puts out about 36,000 lumens. A 400W HPS puts out about 50,000 lumens. I do not believe that you can get the CFLs close enough to do any real good. A 600W would, of course be better than a 400.
Do you have both a 400W MH and a 400W HPS? Unless you are planning on having a separate vegging space that requires the MH, you could use both the MH and the HPS for flowering. There are many on here who use both and many believe that the blue spectrum of the MH makes for denser buds.
thanks man, i'm haveing some problems with her. she's kinda wilting. just flushed her.Stoneage said:Nice little set up. That Kush sounds delish! Your 400 will work. The xtra lumens is where it's at. I started with a 600, and now I run two 600 hps in 21 sqft, and yeah, it thumps.
thanks for the advice man, i appreciate it. yeah i think i went to the nutes to soon. also tried botanicare organics for first time.Stoneage said:They look a bit young to be feeding already. I know some peeps do. I have waited until about week 4-5 from seed, before giving them their first feeding. How is your air flow? If your running that 400 with those little ones, be careful, maybe pull your light up a little farther away, just to you don't burn them. Good luck!
A 400W is not adequate for 16 sq ft. Using that size light in that space will result in unsatisfactory results. You want a MINIMUM of 5000 lumens per sq ft for flowering. I would use either 2 400s, 1 600, or 1 1000W in that sized space.Stoneage said:....Your 400 will work......