I'd go 48" at minimum.Deacon,
I am interested in a coco tree setup with 6 plants in 7gal. root pots, 6k - 9k in lights (not sure yet). Hoping for 1.5+ per plant.
What spacing would you recommend between the plants and the lights? do you do 40inch centers or larger?
I don't want it to be too crowded, as I want to be able to get in there and work properly. What spacing would be the best for this?
Thank you for sharing your experience.
just so I understand..... Is that 48" from center of each pot, with the bulb half way between each pot? making the bulb 24" away?
Yes, 48" from center to center. For the plants and the bulbs. Think of a checker board. The mpb pattern is efficient but it really boils down to available space, available power, and available plant count. There are countless combos. I've found that when u stay above 1000 watts per plant for the room average, you should do well.one more question if you don't mind....
If I were to do a 6 light setup with 6 plants, do you recommend the mpb alternating light setup, or with straight rows like you did? With straight rows, I would need to add 1-3 more lights, yes?
and what are the dimensions of the room above with 12k & 8 plants?