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  1. Hi All My friend has started new grow and he is using 600W hps lights but his bulbs are a bit old now (he used them a while ago and now started again) and needs to get a set of new ones There is a separate veg tent in place so they would only be used in flower tent. Which ones would be the best?
  2. How long will HPS bulbs last, I have some 600W bulbs from years back that have been used for approx 20 weeks use, would they still be nearly as good as new or would they have dropped off significantly in LUX output? I always thought HPS bulbs were good for 4 or 5 grows but i have a mate who insists that after 1 grow they will be down to approximately 65% efficiency compared to new bulbs and he has confirmed this with a LUX meter. Has anyone here done any light meter testing or have other knowledge to know what the score is before i spend again !!
  3. Hey everyone my first post on here. Just recently started my first grow in a 4x4 using a 600w HPS lighting setup. The amount of electricity being used by this has been some what a pain in the arse. So, ive started looking into LED's and come across the mars hydro line of budget lights. I've watched a few videos about the coverage of them and the power usage. The TS3000 which covers a 4x4 would use more than the HPS bulb. However, a TS600 covers a 2x2 and uses alot less power from the wall. Surely i could just use 2 x TS600? If anyone else has used these lights with a similar setup any advice would be appreciated, thanks!
  4. Hi all, Hope your all having a good christmas. Just got the loft build sorted and now onto the kit. I have a few questions on light in the veg and flower. My space is 1.2x2.4 and plan on having 8 in Autopots. Ive been to a shop today to have a look at lights ect and the guy in there has advised x2 600w HPS with a Maxibright Horizon CDM 315w for supplemental lighting thats sits in between, this light covers a 1.2x2.4 tent. My question is, the CDM is mainly for the veg and the first few weeks of flower right (UVA, UVB), so after that i can turn it off in flower and leave just the HPS for flower?? And second, if i have the CDM on in veg can i turn my x2 600w HPS down to say 400w in veg without comprising growth ect?? Cheers
  5. I just picked up some 'Hydrogarden Lumii Growroom Lenses' for £6.99 and I'm astonished by how well they seem to work - see pics:
  6. Hello you lovely bunch! This is my 2nd run of the cookies!! I'm sure most of you have seen my previous diary "fresh batch of cookies" I've been away from the dinafem section for about 4 months running some stardawg cuttings, just couldn't wait to get some more dinafem girls back in the room tho Popped the 8 ogc in a glass of water, 2 blueberry cookies and a wedding cake og I found in my fridge just incase germination rate doesn't give me the 8 keepers I desire.. Although I've had nothing but 100% germ with dinafem Got my veg cab up and running, tested everything over night, got the 2ft tube heater on 24 hours atm as it's a little chilly but I'm going to add another tube heater just to boost the night time temps a little so I don't drop below 20. Little run down of my veg cab, its a 90x90x60 budlite and only cost me about 40 quid, I use a double 2ft t5 veg light, couple tube heaters, little clip fan which has last me tbf, I'll be germinating then potting into 1.5litre Square pots with pure coco feeding plant start and a little root stim for the 1st few weeks then introduce A&B, silicon, root stim through veg. Main room is 2.1m height, 2.4m long and 1.6m wide I run 3 x 600w hps light at the moment, 8 pot xxl Wilma system and this run I'll be using 12litre fabric pots again as I had a great experience this run with them. I'll be using 2 inch coco balls bottom of the pot and fill the rest with 100% canna coco (I usually use the stuff with 2% charge but wanted a change) 8 inch extraction fan, 6 inch intake, oil rad box for light out temps and I'll be using a 1.5m tube heater in middle of pots too. 2 osc 16" fans ermm think that's it If I can I'll be running 8 ogc but I will see, plenty of seats for this grow.. Take one and enjoy Just this second out the seeds to soak in 18C water for around 16 hours , so tomorrow I'll be transplanting to jiffys.
  7. Hello growers! So after a few weeks of research and slowly getting all my grow bits i started my first ever grow, i was doing a diary in another area but have a lot of questions as i go and see people get a lot of help here in the autoflower section so im going to continue it here. Here is my setup: 80x80x160 tent 250w dual spectrum HPS lamp Fox 6inch extraction kit with sound muffling ducting & carbon filter 2x desk fans for circulcation 2x termostates with HR ( different makes ) 2x 5gal fabric pots Lumelite heavy duty 600w timer Biobizz root juice Biobizz grow Biobizz bloom Plant magic plus supreme soil Yesterday was day 20 and it seems the auto amnesia has started to enter her preflower? Start of flower? Noticing a few pistils forming, pot felt light again so watered 2L of 24hr sat tap water with 2ml of Biobizz grow and 2ml of biobizz Bloom. Shes bushed our nicely and my LST has seemed to have worked, ive pulled down the main stem again to even canopy more however am concerned that i should stop LST now that pistils are growing and let heads stretch, would this be a good choice? As for the auto white widow yesterday was day 15 and shes starting to grow quicker, have been tucking leaves and done sone LST to open up those lower branchs to some light, her pot is still heavy from last water where she had 2L tap water with 8ml of biobizz rootjuice and 2ml of a generic calmag
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    From the album 2020 Vapehead's First DWC Grow

    300w CFL for Germination and seedlings. 315w CDM/CMH 400 HPS
  9. Hi guys, long story short. Been growing a unknown strain under a 600w HPS ( got 3 of these unknown strains) just shy of a month since popping through coco. Growing in Canna Pro Plus Coco GHE Full range Shogun Cal/Mag 600w HPS dimmed to 400w about 28inches away from top of the plants RVK extractor and filter plenty circulating air. Currently Running PH @ 5.8 - 6.0 with a Base EC of around 1.7(mS) All is well apart from today I've noticed one of the fan leaves have this on them. Only one, can't see any signs of mildew across any of the plants etc. just this one fan leaf here's the original diary. any info would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!
  10. Hi guys, Im upscaling my grow from a tent to a room. Im hoping to put 4 lights in, i already have 2x600w HPS.. but would my 8” 1008m3/h extraction be enough? I cant find a calculation. My room has a calculated volume of 12.6m3. More light = more heat ..weep tia
  11. Hi, so ive done a lot of reading about 250w hps height and i have got multiple sources saying 2 - 3foot from canopy and the same amount saying 8 - 12 inchs from canopy.. This is the only bit of information i can not find any reason to either of the advised heights, can anyone please shed some light on this?
  12. Hi all, Please bear with me as I want to pick your juicy brain. ALOT. I'm a first time grower and was hoping to pick your brains. ( I've posted already but since reconsidered my set up ) If I show you my shopping list please can let me know your thoughts. Whether it's something I've missed or dont have enough of, please let me know. 5 plant scrog grow. 1x tent ( 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.8 ) 1x 8 inch fan / carbon filter kit 1 x 600w light HPS (would I need 2) 1x ph tester 1x ec meter Coco nutriants A + B Perlite 1x 20 Litre Cana coco 2x 50 Litre 12 Litre fabric pots x 5 Bruce banner seeds x 5 Twin pack Rope ratchet x2 2x mini usb desk fans 5 pack of syringe Thermostat/humidity stat Timer plug Scrog net Ph up/down So I'm thinking of growing/scroging 5 plants. I hear bruce banners are good for scrogging. Let me know your thoughts/experiences. If you wouldnt mind answering a few questions also? It would be appreciated. 1. Lighting - 1x 600w hps sufficient for 5 scrog plants. To handle the limited light I was going to use the middle of the net so there is 5 plants in an X shape. So there lights have less of a canopy to light. 2. Lighting - If the answer is no and I would need two lights. Can you reduce the size of the pots or would you have to do less plants. Or is the answer simply a smaller tent. (I wanted a larger tent so I can increase number of plants I grow once I become competent) 3. Seedling - how much light do you give seedlings? I plan on using the paper towel method to germinate and was thinking of putting them straight into the 12 litre pots once the seeds are ready. Would you go to a smaller pot and then into the 12 litre? 4. Veg - How long would you veg for based on my plan? Time is no issue, I'd rather a better yield. 4. Scrog net - how high would position the net from the plant? 5. Light height - how high above the net would position the light? Growing bruce banner and I have 1.8 in height. Training plans Please let me know if I'm missing a step or going wrong. I was planning on topping them two or three times early in the veg stage. Whilst regularly trimming the bottom of the plant to increase the energy going to the top of the plant. Once they have grown about 6 inches above the scrog net, start to train them to grow out instead of up. I'm unsure on how long to veg them - any advice? And once I switch to the flowering stage I will add an additional net to support tops of the plant as they grow up. Do I need to do any trimming once I switch to flowering? Thank in advance for you help and please ask me anything you might need to know in order to help. Major flop.
  13. Hi all, First time grower and wanted to prick your brains! So I'll tell you my plans and if you can point in the right direction that would be great. So my set up is going to be in my concrete garage. It's going to be a diy set up made from a wooden frame and sheets of mdf. I was thinking of lining it with mylar. Size - height 1.7m, width 1.8m, depth 1.3m Lighting - From what I've read, the amount you yeild depends on what wattage lights you have. I read its 1 gram per watt. But there are other factors I believe. I was hoping to grow 6 beasty plants (scrog) under 2 600w hps lights. So if I've got 1200 watts (assuming the space is sufficient) over 6 plants that would be 200 grams per plant. 200 grams is 7 oz. I imagine this would be very optimistic so could I guess a conservative 5 oz per plant? I was thinking 6x 15Ltre pots. Is 1200 watts over 6 plants in a box that size ok? I'm also thinking of using coco? Not soil. And I'm not thinking if growing autos. Or are there too many benefits of autos to ignore. It's purely personal use so time is no issue. I'd rather wait and have a long veg time to increase yeild. As it's my first time I like the idea of a scrog grow as I dont fancy doing anything with too much room for error. What seeds do you reccomend? I'm up for trying anything. Would a carbon filter, around £100 be sufficient to get rid if the smell completely? This is my current shopping list 1x box (L=1.8m W1.3m H=1.7) Carbon filter/fan/ducting (4 inch) (£100) 2x clip fans (£20 each) 2x 600watt HPS lights (£70 each) Thero/humidity stat. 6x 15 litre pots 2x bags 50 litre Coco Do I need anything else. How long would you recommend for veg time? With the scrogg net, can you grow plants bigger and place the net higher up depending on how big they grow or is there a set height to grow before spreading the plant over the net? Thank I'm advance and sorry for.all the questions
  14. Hello! I have a newbie question, which I am struggling to find a straight answer for on the Inter-web as there are so many variations! It is about lights and the correct height/wattage. Here's my lighting set up (18/6 cycle): LUMii Black 600w Dual Spectrum HPS Lamp LUMii Black 600w Dimmable Digital Ballast Adjust-A-Wings Enforcer Reflector The plants are still seedlings, so what height should I have the lights at and what is the correct wattage, 250w, 400w or 600w? The plants have only been under lights for a couple of days and I currently have the light at 400w at about 10" from plant tops, which they seem to be fine with but is this optimal/correct? Thanks for any help or suggestions. All the best, iamnormal
  15. Hey guys .. I up this thread where all of us can share our grow pics, Only Seedsman strains please Thanks & enjoy!! Testing new gear.. sorry I cant talk about this awesome genetic.. sonn
  16. Hi guys, Firstly glad to join your community , thanks for having me I've heard good things. I have just started my first grow and thought I'd start a thread to share my experience. . . . and maybe ask for some guidance if that's ok? My setup is a 1.2mx1.2m and 2m tall budbox, RVK Extractor with PK Carbon filter (filter not attatched yet) .At the moment just a desk top fan pumping air into a bottom vent flap ( room well ventilated) I have an adjustable digital ballast with a 600w dual spectrum bulb for both veg and flower. I am growing in a 70/30 Coco/perlite mix, with Vitalink Coir Max nutrients. A RAM air humidifier with Therm and hygrometer. currently at 25°c in day and 19°c at night , lights on 18/6 with RH at around 65%. I will be managing PH levels , if I need to start taking a PPM count I will, but hoping to just have good control over my climate and nutrients and read my plant well to spot deficiancies and toxicities. I have already planted 2 kush seeds from a smoke I had a while back, just to play around (I'll be keeping an eye as I have zero idea if they are male or female). I have also just germinated and sprouted successfully 1 Cherry Bomb and 1 Atomic Bomb from bombseeds, both feminized. These were planted roughly 10 days apart, I'm hoping to spot any signs of the Kush being male before it becomes a problem , ( a few weeks away I know but any advice on that appreciated). I have not yet fed anything other than 1Ml/l of Plant start and a very small (1ml/l) dosage of root stim. I will slowly up this and introduce 2 part nutrients after first transplant. Curious as the what level a freshly sprouted seedling can handle under HPS. I have it on an adjustable ballast, 250 , 400, 600 and 650. I have the light currently held at about 140 cm or 55 inches. Seedlings can tend to reach for the light if they are not receiving enough. Shall I leave my light at 250W or move up to 400? Thanks! JPC420 I will post photos when I find out how to looool
  17. hey i just want some info on using the canna range terra vega and terra flores ill be growing 3x gorrila glue auto by seedsman and 3x lsd 25 by seedsman in a 120cm x 120cm x 200 with a 600 w dimmer set to 250w and moved up as growth grows i be germinating the seeds straight into there pots 3 will be in fabric and 3 will be in plastic 10lt the medium im using is canna terra pro..not the plus as i hear it too hot for seedlings should i ph using canna? also ive got some plant magic bio sillicon and plant magic mage cal will they be okay using with the terra range i live in a area with very soft water so i feel the cal mag is needed ive also got bio bizz top max biobizz alg a mic and their grow and bloom aswell as some root juice are these okay to use with the terra range im really unsure any help its much appreciated thanks regards buddahbuds
  18. Alright there mate, seen some of the produce made from your lights being used.. The good people here swear by your products. I follow alot of exhale, smokebelchs and a few others grows alot. Few questions to ask but I'll start with the main one you probably get alot of.. I've got a 2.5m long x 1.5m width room I use to grow in with 3 hps 600w lights. I'm wanting to swap one of the hps lights in my room, ideally the one at the back of the room that diagonal on this picture. And this picture here below is the other side of my room, where the door is. just so you got a rough idea of the Shape of my room That's specific light I'm thinking of swapping sort of covers half of my Wilma tray so I think it would be most effective there. Would you recommend the 550w scope v2 or a 440w maybe? to substitute the 600w hps? I'm new to the whole led scene. You tell me buddy. Thanks for your time and I hope this corona bollox hasn't effective business too much.
  19. Hey guys, I've just started my first grow around 2 weeks ago. My lighting setup was : Lumii 600w Dual Spec HPS with Lumii 600w Dimmable ballast and reflector. Yesterday an engineer from my Tv and internet company called and was checking the wires, he then knocked on my door and said there is a massive interference coming from my house, I thought nothing of it and left the lights with timer on. He called again today saying the interference is still there and that he will have to disconnect my services if the interference doesn't stop. I told him to wait a minute, went in to my dr and unplugged the ballast from power and then asked him if the interference is still here and he said no. He showed me a graph and log and it clearly showed the interference only being there when the lights were switched on. This means that either my ballast or bulb were causing a massive interference in the area affecting the nodes. I've unplugged the ballast and HPS and won't be plugging it back in until I know how to sort this issue. My setup is 1x1x2m and I'm wondering if I buy a 1000w LED on Amazon for £180 will this be enough to replace the 600W HPS? I'd appreciate your help on this one ! It's quite stressful
  20. Here is a blog that we're especially proud of, being that we've created a downloadable cost calculator that allows you to input all the variables such as wattage, timer cycles and energy prices as they change. We initially had a beautifully presented equation, but alas, 'computer said no'. "How much does my light cost to run? With lights by far being the most energy consuming piece of equipment in your grow room, that’s a significant chunk off your monthly electricity bill. You can either go through our simple mathematical equation, or download our electricity cost calculator we’ve created to determine the cost of running any given light over a grow cycle and see how much you’ll save on electricity alone..........." https://diyleduk.com/blogs/news/how-to-work-out-your-running-costs-with-calculator-download -Craig
  21. "When you purchase a high-intensity discharge (HID), also known as High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting system, the assumption is that you’re going to be drawing the exact wattage at the wall, that the system references. For example, a 600w HPS will use 600 watts of electricity, a 315w CMH will use 315 watts. NOT TRUE. That number being used, refers to the bulb’s draw, not the system’s. So how much more?"...................................... Read the rest of our blog here, at https://diyleduk.com/blogs/news/hps-what-to-the-really-draw We hope you guys find some of the information we provide in these blogs, moving forward, helpful. We always appreciate constructive feedback! Craig
  22. Alright boys, this is my first ever grow and I’m currently running a 250w HPS on a 18/6 schedule. They’re 8 days old in 11 litre pots and in BioBizz All Mix which I already made a mistake on with how nutrient rich it is and how I should’ve started them off in something more appropriate for seedlings. The average humidity of the tent is between 78 and 80% and the temp is always between 19 and 20 degrees celsius. I’ve also got a 600w HPS kit I plan to switch to in their later life, I’ll add photos and any advice would be greatly appreciated lads
  23. Just been thinking when it comes to flower time would it be beneficial to chuck a hps in with My PAR+550 if I can keep the temps in check. I’m in a 1.2 budbox and my PAR+550 unit is set to the recommended height but lights on temps are ranging from 23/25. Might give it ago when the time comes. what’s the highest wattage lights people have run in this size tent? Let me here your opinions/experiences cheers
  24. Yo first time poster here, got a quick question, in a 1.2x1.2x2m tent with 4 fairly large vegging plants that have just been switched to flower, is my current setup of a 600w HPS and 1200w (cheapish) LED each taking half the space overkill? Got them on rotation where they're swapped every feed, was told the 600w wouldn't be enough on it's own so got the LED to replace but worried about temps as it gets quite cool lights off, cheers in advance.
  25. Afternoon all Just after some information regarding the secret Jardin daisy parabolic shades, I’m currently using a adjustawing in my 1x1x2 budbox pro but thought I would upgrade everything to make environment as best a possible. Ive seen they do three sizes 60cm,80cm,100cm all from what I can see will take a 600watt bulb. I’m guessing the 100cm will be to big for my space with the negotiable pressure so have written that off. I don’t want to waste money in the 60cm if the 80cm will be much better for my space. Does anyone run these shades in my size tent? Would appreciate any information in people’s experiences. Thanks in advance.