2x SF-4000 LED Lighting in a 4x4 Grow Tent?

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What scenario is best for 4 plants in a 4x4 grow tent?

  • 2x SF-4000s + Side lighting

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Rythna

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I'm gearing towards two different options for my 4x4 grow tent: 1: 2x SF-4000 lights + Possible side lighting (On the fence about this if I go for two lights); or 2: 1x SF-4000 light + side lighting to compensate for the lack of good light distribution on the outer edges of the canopy.

What would be the best scenario to aim for given these two (Technically three) options?
 
LexLuthor

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I would just use an SF4000 in a 4x4, if you want to use side lighting you could do that too. 450 watts in a 4x4 seems adequate, I don't see how 900 watts would be efficient in such a small space, plants can only use so much light. 650 watts of LED at the most in a 4x4 in my opinion.
 
AmokNewb

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I Have a SF-4000 in my Mars hydro 2.3x2.3x5.2 and it barely fits. I have maybe an inch on all sides and less when I zip her up and the sides suck in a bit. I know it is way more than I need for that footprint. I cannot turn mine more than 60%. That being said I bet the 1 SF-4000 would be plenty for a 4x4 but I would double measure them and your tent before buying two. Two would be nice even if turned down some in case some different phenos or strains growing at the same time. Then you can lower/raise half the tent at a time. But again make sure they will fit 😜
 
Mr.GreenthumbOG

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Get an se5000, your best @SpiderFarmerLED choice for a 4x4.
 
ImpulsiveGrower

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I Have a SF-4000 in my Mars hydro 2.3x2.3x5.2 and it barely fits. I have maybe an inch on all sides and less when I zip her up and the sides suck in a bit. I know it is way more than I need for that footprint. I cannot turn mine more than 60%. That being said I bet the 1 SF-4000 would be plenty for a 4x4 but I would double measure them and your tent before buying two. Two would be nice even if turned down some in case some different phenos or strains growing at the same time. Then you can lower/raise half the tent at a time. But again make sure they will fit 😜
Please post pics of this grow I would love to see the results with 400 watts shoved into a basically 2x2. Single plant or? Here I’m thinking I’m crazy for wanting to try my Mars hydro FC-E3000 in my girlfriends 2x2 lol
 
Mr.GreenthumbOG

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Next run starting in fall, in 8x4 tent.
1xsf4000, 1 sf2000, 2 sf1000, and 1 SE3000.
should be fun.👌
Sf1000 is a versatile beast of a little light.
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AmokNewb

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Please post pics of this grow I would love to see the results with 400 watts shoved into a basically 2x2. Single plant or? Here I’m thinking I’m crazy for wanting to try my Mars hydro FC-E3000 in my girlfriends 2x2 lol
This is my first grow and just 2 plants Kush XL autos. I just started my first week of flower today. I have automatic fertigation 5 times a day in coco/perl. Here is a couple individual plant pics and some random pics of the garden from today. I don’t have any full tent pics with the light but if that’s what you want to see I can take some at my garden check tonight. Feel free to check out my diary.

River (plant 1):
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Clara (plant 2):
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Garden:
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ImpulsiveGrower

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This is my first grow and just 2 plants Kush XL autos. I just started my first week of flower today. I have automatic fertigation 5 times a day in coco/perl. Here is a couple individual plant pics and some random pics of the garden from today. I don’t have any full tent pics with the light but if that’s what you want to see I can take some at my garden check tonight. Feel free to check out my diary.

River (plant 1): View attachment 1143320

Clara (plant 2):
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That canopy is on point man foreal looks so smooth
 
AmokNewb

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That canopy is on point man foreal looks so smooth
Thanks man! First time so for me I have never been sure what to look for. So cheers on the encouragement and confirmation, makes me feel like I might see a harvest yet. But I will say for such a squat plant and all that I have at minimum 15 flower sites per plant all within a couple inches for now. Some are shooting up faster than others now but so far so good. I put up my 6” net tonight and grabbed some pics. Here is my SF-4000 working hard at only 62% for now, just a bit ago.
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ImpulsiveGrower

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Thanks man! First time so for me I have never been sure what to look for. So cheers on the encouragement and confirmation, makes me feel like I might see a harvest yet. But I will say for such a squat plant and all that I have at minimum 15 flower sites per plant all within a couple inches for now. Some are shooting up faster than others now but so far so good. I put up my 6” net tonight and grabbed some pics. Here is my SF-4000 working hard at only 62% for now, just a bit ago.
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That looks amazing brotha foreal and ya you got this I just harvested my first indoor grow and crushed it and it looks like you’re on the way to be doing the same.
 
ImpulsiveGrower

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It's always nice to have a little extra that you won't need all the time 🙂
You will love that Mars Hydro light,
I recently got the FC3000 myself and both the plants and I are loving it 😁
I just hear it’s very strong and easy to stress your plants with it. What size space are you using the FC-3000 in? I want to dial it in with distance and wattage. I’ll be using co2 the first couple weeks of flower so I feel that will be a time to really push that extra light intensity. I want to maybe try it in a 3x3 but for now it’s in my closet grow space
 
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