- Jan 28, 2006
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How many watts of flourescent lights would i need to grow 4 plants in about a 3 1/2 by 1 1/2 - 2 foot area?
Two simple shop lights will do all you need for vegging. You have to get about a 250 to 400 watt HPS for your flowering. I just ordered another 400 for 135 bucks.CGNecrodice said:How many watts of flourescent lights would i need to grow 4 plants in about a 3 1/2 by 1 1/2 - 2 foot area?
Yes, fluorescent lights will work, but just not nearly as well as HPS. The THC production is improved dramatically when the light on the plant is as close to what the plant can use as possible.CGNecrodice said:Cant u have fluorescent lights the whole time?
I can't afford the HPS lights.
Well, wattage is a way to get within reach of the light your plants need, but the light striking the surface of the plant is measured in lumens, Lux or foot-candles. Watts are what the light is capable of producing.El Diablo Verde said:Just so you know, the optimum wattage per sq ft is 80w. More than that is probably just wasting power. 30w is minimum and about 50 is ok.
I was just saying if he can't afford the HID and hydroponics(which most first time growers can't), he can make the best of what he has. And I've got friends who have fully vegged and flowered plants under that exact set up faster than, but smaller, than the same breed on high watt HID. HID and great nutrients are def needed to make the best bud around. But this guy is probably growing in a closet and has to hide it from roommates and shit. Just giving him some advice other than "Have more money to spend than what you do". But while you can grow fast in that set up, he's more than right in saying you won't get great yields and, if good nutrients aren't used, the potency def won't be there.Stoney Bud said:That's not really for you, El Diablo Verde, it's too everyone who wants to grow super weed. Max that puppy out.
I did give him some advice. Don't start something you can't do correctly. Don't half ass something. Don't do something unless you can afford to. Don't start something that you don't know what you're doing.El Diablo Verde said:Just giving him some advice other than "Have more money to spend than what you do".
Ya diablo u got that about right... Im gonna start off with fluorescent lights for veg and then if i can afford it by flowering im gonna try to buy an hps. Hopefully i will be able to get it because i want the maximum potential for these few plants... but thx for the help diablo and stoney.El Diablo Verde said:But this guy is probably growing in a closet and has to hide it from roommates and shit.