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  1. Hi all, my first effort. I'm trying out a little cupboard grow with half a dozen 35W household CFLs and a couple of cheap and nasty chinese LED bulbs. Just one autoflower in there. It strikes me that 90% of the light from the CFLs is going in the wrong direction, away from my plant, and if I had some sort of reflectors for the lamps, like shiny or white cones to go round them and focus the light then that might be a lot more efficient. Can't find such a thing anywhere, especially since I'm trying to keep it cheap. Has anyone had any luck sourcing/making such things?
  2. Basically i'm gonna be growing in a space measuring 2x1.8x1.8. Looking to purchase an LED and have been recommended to use two easygrow s600 full spectrums. . Can't find much about them online though, anybody know if they're any good and if they would be a good choice for what i need? Thanks
  3. Hi All Quick question if anyone can help Due to current circumstances I need to change my lights so they are on though the day instead of at night Im in week 4 of flower would it be best to keep them off for 24 hours then start my new cycle or leave them on for 24 hours Im thinking the off for 24 would be best as wouldn't want to stress them thinking it was veg time again Has anyone had to do this? Thanks in advance
  4. Evening all! I'm struggling to find any information on what is a safe distance for a seedling under led lighting. I’m currently running 60w at 18”, temp 24c, 68 humidity, with a nice breeze. Does this sound ok? Or should I raise/lower or increase/decrease wattage? Thanks
  5. Hi Guys! I hope that I can get some help in my first grow. I bought my grow setup with following inside: - 1.2x1.2x2m tent - Carbon filter fan kit 4'' - 4 breathable 16L root nurse pots - 600w Lumii Black Light kit - Canna coco natural - Canna a+b I have already planted 4 seeds, 2x white widow, 1x amnesia haze, 1x Skunk XL and they are already seedlings about 3cm long. I ordered few more things which I am waiting for ph meter, digital thermometer, 2x 6'' fans for air circulation. The most important thing that I worry about is temperature, I am still waiting for thermometer to check it but while light is running is literally really hot in the grow tent so I think is too hot and 4'' fan that is connected to carbon filter is not really doing the job. Do you think that 2x 6'' normal fans will help ? At the moment my budget is really low so cannot buy some big expensive fans. In around 2 days I will try to update you guys with exact temperature. I hope you can guys help me. Looking forward to your replies !
  6. I have an led light and a hps, can I run them for say 3hr led 6hr hps 3hr led or will they have to be on at same time for 12hr? First proper grow so any advice is welcome. My main concern is that the hps will clock up a hefty electric bill so thought about switching between the two lights
  7. I have 4 plants all the same strain (ZK) but one has outgrown the others to a point where I’ve raised the light for her but am concerned the others will be starved of light as a result. I haven’t read up on SOG or SCROG and I’ve only lightly trimmed the lower leaves recently. I’m 4 weeks in to flower so what can I do? Is bending the tall girl over an option? its my first grow and I’m enjoying it despite all the stuff I’ve yet to learn.
  8. Hi all, recently purchased a greenpower contactor because I don’t want to set fire to my house. I didn’t realise that it has 2 plugs on, which is a pain because now I have nowhere to plug in my exhaust and oscillating fan. Could I turn the timer on the contactor to 24 hours and then use 2 plug in timers for my lights on 18/6. So that I could plug my fans into the contactor and have them on 24 hours? So on the contact I would have that permanently on with the fans plugged in, then 2 ballast/lights plugged into a timer each and then into the contactor. Sorry if I'm rambling, just need a bit of advice.
  9. Hi there, got dome quantum board with the driver attached to the heatsink looking to move the drive out of the tent to help with temps. can anyone tell me what cable i need to extend the length between driver and board. Would it be possible to connect wagos and just piece in a section of cable or better to replace the whole lot thanks
  10. 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
  11. First Noob post. Currently using a 600W HPS lamp and due to being tight and wanting to cut costs, I wanted to know what sort of results people have had using a CFL & LED together. Not a concern at this time of year but is the lack of heat an issue? I don't want to start seeing purple veins or any signs of plant flu. I've searched on here and the only results I came across were a few years old, so hoping for some newer opinions. Cheers NFT
  12. I've used RCD's in the past guys but they usually trip when the light turns on. Can anyone recommend an RCD that will handle 1000w lights please.
  13. Hi all, I'm seeing some central growth in the tent at week 5 and was thinking, I could do with a light mover to help spread some of the canopy growth. Would a 1.5m x 1.5m be a good example to use a light mover? I'm about to purchase a 1.5 x 3m tent and was thinking to have 2x 1000w on light movers. I know some people would advise to use 3x 600w. But I feel that would give a more even spread on the canopy but not reach down into the depths. Thought's welcome.
  14. Hi everyone, I'm super fascinated with the 1000w DE Bulb comparison I read on growershouse a long time ago. I'm going to run my own trial soon but I was thinking, is the ballast choice just as important. Or is the variation too small? I currently run an adjustawatt, and from their review was planning to trial the Phillips Greenpower 1000w 400v DE bulb. It's £160, so was curious to the impact of upgrading my ballast as well. What do people think? I can't find any ballast comparisons online sadly.
  15. Hi everyone, happy Sunday!! I've been growing in a 1.5 x 1.5 for a little while now. I've noticed I don't really use my 1.2 x 1.2 for anything worth keeping. I dry in there and use it as a staging tent between cycles. So most of the time, it's empty. I can set it up when I need it in the future in another room for short bursts. Wanting to utilise my grow space, I have for a while been thinking about how I can improve my yield. I grow 9 plants, Coco, feeding through a split system with a pump or by hand feeding. I have an automated drain to waste setup that runs off a weir. So the plants all have ease of runoff. I have a 1000w DE setup. I also have 4x 45w CFL in the corners that I use just under canopy height in the last few weeks. I run a cool hood setup, venting the filter through the light. It's a modified hood, allowing for a nice spread of light, not the ducting-sized cool tubes you have seen on eBay. I've been considering a light mover. My last setup was slightly too tall, which impacted my yield. I only saw 29.1oz, giving me a yield of 12.93 per m^2. But I know my mistake, so the next cycle has been turned a little shorter. My best in my 1.5 x 1.5 x 2.2 is 48oz. But I usually stay around or just below the 1gpw. So, considering a light mover to improve some heat spots as when I boosted the light up to it's 1100w setting I instantly saw issues within hours. I mainly saw some light and heat damage in the central areas which is typical on plants too close to the light. I've been considering a light mover. Bringing the two topics together, I'd like more room around my girls to check, improve my super cropping technique and improve my trimming for top cola production. I'm planning to remove my 1.2^2 and the 1.5^2 and have a single tent, 1.5m x 3.0m. By spreading out my 9, improving my super cropping, I'm hoping it still be a good layout to keep my 1000w DE, using the light mover. I don't want to replace what two lights would do - that is what some people report to try and do with little success. But I want to keep some space around the outer ends. So, for design sakes, I would assume I'd have 0.5m either end. So propose it would be like a 1.5 x 2.0m tent. With some extra space still shooting into those 0.5m ends for sure. But it allows me to trim and care for them better. The side doors of my Orcid 1.5^2 tent just isn't good enough. Would 1.5 x 2.0 x 2.0m be a good footprint to use a mover? I see a lot of people use two lights in this situation but expect them to fill the whole length. Though I could copy the first side and have potentially double, I don't see that as added value. The quality and size of the buds suffer without proper training and super cropping really does allow you to remove those tiny buds before they continue to waste energy. Maybe I'm overestimating how much I can improve their quality and some would advise just fill the tent and trim well before going into flower and being un-accessible. Thanks in advance for any guidance or thoughts.
  16. Hi, My tent arrives later today and I'm starting the kit process. I have been recommended to speak to @diyleduk as they seem like the LED god around here. I will do that, but in the meantime I would also like to get some broader research. Does anyone have any suggestions for off the shelf lights that will fit a 50cm x 50cm x 100cm grow tent? Ideally under £100, as quiet as possible and suitable for both veg and flowering, and from Amazon, but I'm not that fussy where it comes from. I know that's very specific criteria and possibly a big ask, but go big or go home right? Thanks in advance.
  17. Hi guys! Been on this site for years and sorry for the lack of posts. just recently bought a new house and the grow space is slightly smaller than the last and worried about temps with my current 2 x 600w HPS lamps. going to take the plunge to LEDs after a lot of diliberation but it’s really confusing the hell out of me.. so many to choose from and my brain is starting to hurt with all the different info I am seeing.. some swear by LEDs and some say don’t do it! Grow own space is a 2.4m x 1.2m tent. can you guys please let me know the best LED set ups for my grow space please! Hard to trawl through all the posts about LEDs and the best threads seem to be a couple of years out of date.. I just need to know part numbers for the best ones and any other kit I will need to get a fully operational set up going. was looking at DIYLEDs page and all of his kit is out of stock at the moment so was wondering if you guys have any other suggestions? looking to spend £1,000 tops so best options would really be appreciated.. thanks all in advance. SJ
  18. Hello everyone, Is 60cm grow space enough height? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks, Croc.
  19. Hi buds. I am going to flip very soon, and I have a noob question. While vegging, lights are on at 18:00 and off at 12:00 (following the classic 18/6) Now I'd like to move the hours and start the 'day' at 06:00 til 18:00. (12/12) Can I do that or would it mean a lot of stress for my plants? I was thinking of just keeping lights on today til 18:00 and begin the 12 hours of darkness.
  20. Hi all, just wondering what your thoughts are on this setup, I’m planning on 4 plants scrogged, each one under a 250w hps in a 1m parabolic reflector, reckon it would be enough light? Some of you may have seen the test plant I’ve got in at the moment, it’s a little purple bud auto and I’m playing about with lighting really just to test it out, can’t make my mind up about the lighting though, I know I could get away with 4x 600w hps but it’s in a loft and I don’t want it to get too hot up there, cheers and happy Toking, RGB
  21. Hiya guys been so long since ive been on here cant even remmber my account, so I had to make a new one. Well Its that time again, going to be doing a new room up. This aint my first rodeo, however Im a bit out of the loop on the modern trends of lighting. Ive been using hps lights for many moons, but years ago I heard many great things about LED and plasma lighting, well years have past and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with either of them, or if they can tell me if there still more smoke and mirrors than results? Tried looking on youtube but I dont trust most of them, as there selling the lights and could be swapping out the hps for LEDs once the cameras are rolling for all I know. The price of the LED's is the main issue, it varies from not alot of money to holy fuck thats alot of money for a light. I dont mind spending a couple notes on a light to gamble and see what happens, but not a bag of sand. I dont mind spending on a decent LED light if its going to work aswell as a hps does and has lower running temps, but it must be able to yield the same as what HPS does otherwise whats the point? To boil it down to the point, anyone have any experience with a LED light thats onpar with a 600watt hps light yeild wise that dosnt cost near a thousand pounds. Realisticly I wouldnt be able to justify spending more than 5-6 notes on a light unless it can piss over the 600w hps.
  22. Hi all, My HPS 600 watt bulb is blinking, but not turning on. I do one small grow with it, per year, as I am a light user. I think I've had it 3 or 4 years, and its only on for 4 or 5 months a year. 24/7 for vegging, 12/12 for flowering. Is it possible the bulb has just reached the end of its lifespan? I am hoping thats all it is, and not the ballast. It was working fine at the end of last years grow. Moved my young plants into the grow room today and it wouldn't start up. It's just stuck on blinking. Anyway, ordered a new Omega dual spectrum 600watt bulb that should be here by Wednesday. Hope that does the trick! Cheers.
  23. Hope this is in the right forum... Found this interesting and informative article on too much light and the domino effect / catch 22 it creates... Probably second nature to the experienced growers, but this really helped diagnose the crazy problems I just had in my tent!! A revelation to me! Feel like I understand a whole lot more http://www.growweedeasy.com/too-much-light Cheers
  24. Hi all, Starting up again after a long time off. I've come back and the market is dominated by expensive CMH 315 bulbs. Going to be growing a 4 pot Wilma system in a DR 90 (90cm x 90cm x 180cm). I'm torn between sticking to what I know (a 250w HPS throughout the grow), or going for a CMH 315. Obviously, the later is more expensive, due to the bulbs. I have however seen quite a lot of posts on social media etc about the benefits of 'full spectrum cannabis', although this may just be in relation to the oil extracted from it. Does anyone know how this will affect (if at all) growth of autos and their yields? Cheers!
  25. Slightly odd request but one I am sure many of us have had to deal with in the past... How do I slow down my vegin plants until my flowering plant finishes. I took four cuts from the plant I am currently flowering, and three have rooted fine and I have started them going again... I have a fairly small veg area but it won't accommodate 6 weeks of growth with three plants, so I need to slow them down without harming them. I've managed to stop plants before, but not deliberately and not without doing them harm . So, rthe question is, can I slow their metabolism rather than stunt their growth? My plan so far... I have had them on 24/7 while rooting, so I plan to drop that back to 18/6 to give them less light. I also plan to drop down from 20 watt to a 15 watt cfl and keep them on a light feed... I thought it might also be a good idea to top them multiple times to keep them down - can I take more height off without damage? Any insights would be very welcome!