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  1. Hi guys, finally got around to getting a small tent for my 2 somango xl's. They're currently under a little 10/15w ikea led, which in fairness has worked wonders for them up to this point. But the time has come for an upgrade and I need them to start putting on size in veg now if I want smoke by christmas. They've also just been transplanted to 6.5 litre pots, will likely repot before flower to something bigger (maybe 15l+? depending what fits). Hoping to pull 7 oz's at least between the two plants. Have explored options with LED, liking the minimal heat and low energy costs. Would like something at least 200 actual watts, would an led of this power achieve the 7oz goal? Also open the hps/cmh, just not sure which ones are a good safe brand, a lot of shite online. Would appreciate some real world recommendations from you guys!
  2. I'd just like to know from anyone with the LED knowhow what would i need to buy to get the equivalent yieldwise roughly as from a 400w hps or even the 315w cmh system? I really like the idea of going all LED in the very near future as i've heard they give off much less heat, i realise they are no cheaper to run but thats not my concern, i'd just like an led panel that gives me yieldwise what the hps can do if thats possible? I also know decent boards are expensive but it would be a dream never to have to deal with heat issues as we do now with cmh or hps in this current weather. So my questions are > What do you recommend for my 3ft x 3ft x 7ft room which i currently run a single 315w cmh, previously a 400w hps for many years. Whats the cost? Would it really run much cooler than a 400w hps or cmh? Anyone who used to run either of these lighting setups and switched to LED would be great. One last thing, i'm not bothered about vegging with LED but would like to go through the full flowering stage only using led.
  3. Am I ok to use a 945w De CMH alongside 2x HPS running at 250w for vegging my 8 stardawg babies? What problems could I face or what would I benefit? Also, when I flip to flower (12/12) I will crank the 2 HPS lights to 600W. That’s 2x 600w hps and the 945 de CMH over 8 plants that live in 60/40 coco. Any advice would be much appreciated
  4. Hello y’all. So I’m starting my first grow on a 2.5x2.5x5 tent and I still couldn’t decide which light to choose, online is just so much information it makes it hard to just choose one. Looking to buy a full lighting system for less then 200£ that will give me killer buds in this small space. It doesn't need to be led necessarily but since I live in a shared house I think it would be more cost effective. Open to any suggestions; my goal is to get some killer frosty buds to myself without going bankrupt. Thank you in advance everyone
  5. Hi All, As it says above really, what spectrum CMH do you guys recommend to go alongside 2 x 400v 600w Philips Green Powers in a 1.2m x 2.4m tent? The CMH will be in a Maxi Horizon reflector... Ta Fax
  6. Hi all, I am a bit of a newbie grower am only on my 4th run and could use some advice regarding lighting setups and energy cost. Any help would be much appreciated. My previous setup was 1 x 600w HPS and 1 x 400 HPS both on magnetic ballasts in a 2x2 metre tent (6.5ftx6.5ft) for 18 plants. I had good success on this the only problem was the electric prices, they were extortionate. I decided to switch on this run to LED lighting as it was a lot more energy efficient so i purchased a 1200w Bestva duel chip LED. In this setup i only run 12 plants used a part of the tent and supplemented the 1200w LED with 2 homemade 300w LED's. I was expecting to see a drop in yield compared to the HPS's but on week 5 of flower it feels as if it was not worth the time and effort with what im looking to get off them. For the next time i am going to go back to 18 plants, use the whole tent and add more light. Here is where i need advice. My 1st thought was to buy another 1200w bestva and run both of them but after reading some reviews on here it seems as if the brand is a load of shit and judging by my yield i agree with them. I now am looking a CMH lights and was wondering if 1 x 315 CMH plus 1 x 1200w in that space would be enough. What are CMH's like on the electric? So would i be better off either having in a 2x2m tent: 2 x 1200w Bestva duel chips LED's 1 x 1200w LED & 1 x 315w CMH 2 x 315w CHM Or would it be better to go to 1 x 1000w HPS and purchase a digital ballast. I know HPS are the best but with running multiple fans to keep the heat down i cant be having a £3000 electric bill. So i am looking for something which is gonna be best on the electric and for my yields. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks
  7. Been a while so I thought I'd do another guided tour of my pc grow. Here's the spec list: Cab: Standard PC tower case 18x8x20 inches (WxDxH) Lamp: 100w Philips Mastercolour Elite 930 Ceramic Metal Halide running on a Tridonic PCI digital ballast Medium: Canna Coco Pro+ Nutes: Canna Coco A+B The regime is perpetual, so the light is on 12/12 permanently with a new plant added to the cab every month or so. I start from seed but take cuttings as soon as possible so I can keep the cycle going. After a little break earlier this year I am now ready to start another cycle, so sit tight and I'll show you how I grow in a 1 cubic foot space.
  8. Newbie on here but been growing for percy for several years, not a novice but by no means a master gardener. I've been trying to grow bud to the same standard that I can purchase, ie some serious sticky stinky dank. I grow in a 1.2 with 1000hps, in soil, usually 4-8 pots depending on time. I have around 12 completed grows, all with reasonable results, yeild wise (from 23-34 oz). My temps, water/feeding, air circulation, rh etc are all pretty good and consistent with the odd hiccup due to weather. I have only ever grown with feminised seeds and now know this is a mistake in my quest for icky. I also know 1000hps with 7' ceilings is not helping. That said I have still grown acceptable bud that gets you high, but nothing close to the import treasures I can buy locally. My next grow will be using reg seeds from either FDM, Ugorg, ACE or Oni, maybe subcool or purple caper. So hopefully thats the genetics sorted. I have also swapped out my 1000hps for 2xcmh, which should bring some UV to the potency party. I have been pretty unimpressed with every female bean I have grown in regard to it being high grade. They have all got me stoned. But that's like saying electric white is great cider cos it still gets you pissed.... I'm hoping some more experienced soul's on here might be able to reassure me that I'm not on a hopeless quest or even give me some pointers in the general direction of where the fire lives.....
  9. I’ve read through the post about cmh 315. Didn’t quite make the whole 200 + pages though quite a lot of mixed reviews.. anybody got got any pictures of bud or links to diary’s with people using them. Interested in the quality of the bud. Im getting a bigger tent 2.4 x 2.4 and was wondering would 6 cmhs be a good light source in this size tent? thanks
  10. Hello! pictured are some zkittzo & Sour Orange Diesel sprouted. It has begun!
  11. Hi all, whats your opinion on the new kid on the block!?!? Im no expert but on paper this light looks pretty good to me and @ £245 delivered "all in" it is definitely well priced in the current market. Im looking at replacing my 600w HPS in my 1.2x1.2m tent and understand that this alone will leave me a little short but i suffer from high temps and was thinking come spring/summer this might be the answer. Let me know your thoughts peeps! 315W CMH Economy The MIGRO 315W CMH Economy is a complete grow light fixture combining the ballast, reflector and bulb in one. For growers on a budget who want the best spectrum for lush plant growth and a high quality yield. Flowering coverage: Up to 90cm x 90cm (3ft x 3ft) Power consumed: 350watts Bulb included: MIGRO 3.3K Agro Total PPFD: 445 µmols/m2/sec Efficiency PPFD/Watt: 1.3 µmols/watt Spectrum: Full spectrum (veg to flower) Lifetime: 20,000 hours (80% original output) Safety: ETL and UL listed Safety: Short circuit/Circuit overheat & Lamp failure protection Warranty: 2 years £230.01
  12. KB3 day 63

    From the album Randoms

    DNA Genetics, Kushberry F2, day 63 from flip, 315w CMH.
  13. I have meaning to get this thread up for a while. I chose Bubba Kush and Moby Dick originally but due to issues with germing the mobys and just a bit of bad luck the Bubba Kush is a few months ahead now so I am dedicating this thread to Bubba Kush all by her lonesome. Back in September last year 2017 I received the seeds , many thanks to Mark and The Dinafem crew for the chance to grow out what is always first class genetics. I like to soak them in water for 24 hours till I see the shells split. The nearest big seedling or the middle one, is Bubba. Here she is the 1 seedling that I need . A few weeks later , them fat Bubba leaves are showing through. Not yet potted up from her 1 l seed pot. I was quite shocked to see in a week that she stretched massively. Not what Bubba was supposed to do I thought. So a topping was required to promote me a bit of bushing. Now that is a major topping lol. Looks harsh I know. Not much left but I knew this topping would force the plant to put out new shoots. My space is only a meter tall so I need ball bushiness , not vertical growth . A week later the recovery starts. To help it put out multi tips, I then crush out the stems. Here she is looking much better and back with those lovely fat leathery looking indica leaves. And now we have a few more heads on the plant. A little bit more bushy. Again all growing tips pinched out. Here she is just tucked on the inside of the door. Then as if by magic a new grow room had been built in the background in my loft . Around double the size of the garage room with the same sort of headroom. No more scrogging , I hope to grow more tree type plants , just a bit of training with a handful of yo yos for each plants. On the right is the Bubba Kush , along with the Mohan Ram on the left. These are the only 2 seed plants that have come from the garage. The rest is clones and new seedlings. Being a bit bigger and going through a very cold spell , I'm vegging with a 400w hps now . You se the cage , bulb holder I made that will accommodate a 315cmh to join the party when I get to flowering. I'm gonna grow 9 plants and train them into every inch of the slanted roof, using yo yos. At the moment she is being handwatered daily , But soon I will automate the feedings and pump into that white pipe and through a 2mm hole over the 9 plant positions. First I will test it with 2 holes drilled for the 2 big plants. I have a good 2 months before I'm gonna flower this room , so plenty of time for training this girl. I knew that some more topping was gonna be in order so that I could try and get some kind of evenness to the canopy once my clones start kicking off. I want her to be up their with her back right on the wall and up the ceiling . All growing towards the bulb come flowering time . Massive difference in size from the new clones and the Seed Bubba Kush. So out came the scissors and a bloody good haircut was in order. Slightly smaller after topping, I'm after the ball / bush look. She has that power growing feel to her. The indica leaves are key to its strong growth. Much nicer temps indoors now under the 400w sunmaster. You can see her start to enjoy the light, considering she has had 250w mh all her life. Now I have her position , I must train her to fit the desired space. I want her to spread out on the back wall/corner and creep upwards but mainly bush outwards towards the light . I'm gonna do far less work than scrogging on a screen I hope. Obviously in a vert , the back of the plant doesn't get much light and growth aint needed there , so its chopped off. You see the plant is turned sideways. And the other way , but you get the picture . And back to the front again. The recovery starts with new shoots. Bring em on , each one will be a new cola. I want it like a medusas head of colas. A perfect plant for my room I feel as she has very little stretch and grows strong. She reacts very well to topping and training and recovers quickly, look at the new shoots coming through. Starting to develop a bit of a bush look . I can see her filling up that corner nicely. Now you can see the results of multiple topping and supercropping. Now I have got the yo yos out and have them on the pot, pulling shit down and trying to open up the plant a bit. Ive got bits of it pulled down like a step , just to expose more of the inner plant to the light . Also to train the plant where I want it to be in a few months. A bit closer and you see the whole plant is responding to being pulled apart. From this angle you can see what I'm trying to do, sort of train it sideways a bit , to spread it out in its space. I will expect to see lots of new growth spring from the centre of the plant now. She was potted up from 3.5l to 6.5l about a week ago and is still rooting out her pot. Now I have a bit more space I am going to up the pot size to an 11l finishing pot in coco. I figure I can train these over a few months and root out the larger pots and end up with more yield. She really is a beautiful specimen . I love these squat indica types, and the rate they grow. Very Bubba Kush looking I think. Picture of health from the start. Good strong growth from day 1. That's it thread rockin and rollin. She has a couple of months of veg and training ahead of her before I flower her and believe me by then I think she is gonna be Big. Nice way to Christen a new room with a classic Bubba Kush. Over and out for a week now. zz
  14. Looking to upgrade my 1.2 tent to a 1.5 next grow. Also want to upgrade my light, currently running a 600w hps with a battered old adjusta wing reflector I was given to get me started. Looking to get either a 1000w air cooled hood with an adjustable ballast or 3 315w cmh’s. I’ve read that cmh lights run cooler than hps.. My question is, will the 3 cmhs give off less heat than the air cooled 1000w? I’ve struggled with my temps on these hot days we’ve been having. Can’t turn the extraction up anymore due to noise (can hear the neighbors talking through the walls!) so need to find other ways to keep temps down. I understand with the 1000w I probably will have to run it at 600 or even 400 at times. Do they do adjustable ballasts for the cmhs as well? I’ve not looked too much into them due to cost tbh, but will stretch some how if it means keeping my temps good! Any help or advice on the lights or how to keep temps down in summer would be much appreciated
  15. ZendoFloweringkit(1).JPG

    From the album Zendo

  16. KB2 day 63

    From the album Randoms

    DNA Genetics, Kushberry F2, day 63 from flip, 315w CMH.
  17. KB3 day 63

    From the album Randoms

    DNA Genetics, Kushberry F2, day 63 from flip, 315w CMH.
  18. KB2 day 63

    From the album Randoms

    DNA Genetics, Kushberry F2, day 63 from flip, 315w CMH.
  19. KB2 day 63

    From the album Randoms

    DNA Genetics, Kushberry F2, day 63 from flip, 315w CMH.
  20. KB2 day 53

    From the album Randoms

    DNA Genetics, Kushberry F2, day 53 from flip, 315w CMH.
  21. KB3

    From the album Randoms

    DNA Genetics, Kushberry F2, day 53 from flip, 315w CMH.
  22. KB2

    From the album Randoms

    DNA Genetics, Kushberry F2, day 53 from flip, 315w CMH.
  23. KB2

    From the album Randoms

    DNA Genetics, Kushberry F2, day 41 from flip, 315w CMH.
  24. KB3

    From the album Randoms

    Day 29 from flip, 315w CMH.