My guess is that a 2 burner would actually keep up but titan and the rest put in thier co2 burners not for residential use...
Yes, pretty much. You can push a bit higher intensities with CO2 but for that to really benefit you, your grow area should be sealed. Tents with ventilation systems are not going to keep the CO2 inside the tent very long. While your plants may receive some benefits, a lot of CO2 will be wasted because of the airflow through the tent.Getting back in track here regarding lights.
What you are saying is that 1000w is overkill for a 5X5X6.5, my issue is height, so a light around 700w would be more ideal. Thanks
Yeah, I read up more last night and found that a grow area ideally needs to be sealed. Would putting an inlet filter cause issues whilst using a 6" outlet fan. Thanks.Yes, pretty much. You can push a bit higher intensities with CO2 but for that to really benefit you, your grow area should be sealed. Tents with ventilation systems are not going to keep the CO2 inside the tent very long. While your plants may receive some benefits, a lot of CO2 will be wasted because of the airflow through the tent.
Ah, but you can add more wattage with an additional light later on if needed and the $400-$600 saved could go towards more pressing needs .... like building a sealed room for using CO2.I would buy a 1000w bar style LED for a 5x5 - future proofs you a bit in case you want to expand, and you can improve efficiency and just run the light dimmed to 80% if you need to.
That's just my opinion though.
Ah, but you can add more wattage with an additional light later on if needed and the $400-$600 saved could go towards more pressing needs .... like building a sealed room for using CO2.
I'm of a belief that using more fixtures properly positioned has more value than one large light that can only be positioned in one place. Obviously 2 sides to this. Neither being wrong.
Really, the best answer is what fits the OP's budget best. However, that 1000w beast will fry at 100% in a 6.5 ft tall tent. It's pushing almost 3000 umols and whether or not the OP feels it's money well spent running the light at 75% with the idea of expansion is something only he or she can decide. Especially considering how much the PhotonTek light costs.I agree on the multiple panels for optimal coverage thing, but speaking from my own experience I wish I would have just bought a SE7000 instead of doing what I've done with my 4x4.
I think you'll be happy with the light. I don't know what your options are for purchasing since your screen name suggests you're in Canada ... but where I live I could have my hands on that light within 15 minutes. I've stood under both the 600w and the 1000w. They are very nice lights. It features a magnetic bar on one side which suggests to me that the light bars are not in a fixed position and can be moved or possibly even removed to adjust the wattage of the light. I just remembered that. I hope that doesn't skew your thoughts.Small steps is key I feel. I am super super new to growing, still on my first grow lol. However I wish to step up my game from a small grow box, to a tent, to multiple tents and/or dedicated grow space.
So starting with a ~800w light I feel is the right move now, budget is not an issue but on the other hand I don't want to throw money away, and I really appreciate and value everyone's comments and experience.
Let's leave the 1000w lights for a future project, who knows where LEDs will be when we get there.
So for now...yes I know 3rd time (I think), I've got my eyes on the Photontek X 600W PRO.
That Lumatek Zeus is the same light. The only difference is it's marketed with the PhotonTek name in North America. I have no idea why they have done this.Could even try a lumatek zeus pro 600w led...but i keep this at a minimum 20" away with a 7ft ceiling over a 5x4 area and light ends up maxed out as far as i can put it up...bar this grow going now..when you consider all factors for eg..pot stand and tray 10-15cm pot 30 cm .plant grows to a 1mtr-1.10 then add the 60cm light to canopy and all of a sudden your maxed out.but if you can keep your plants under 1mtr your good..
SE7000 is my top choice. It runs cooler than the SF7000.So...I still can't really decide which LED lights to go with, its very hard being so new.
Here is where I am at.
SE7000 - https://spiderfarmer.ca/products/sp...l-spectrum-led-grow-light-with-dimmer-knob-2/
SF7000 - https://spiderfarmer.ca/products/sp...rum-foldable-led-grow-light-with-dimmer-knob/
HLG 650R - https://horticulturelightinggroup.ca/collections/lamps/products/hlg-650r
Fluence SPYDR FANG 2h 47" - https://fluence.science/products/spydr-series/
I have been staying away from these LED light recommendations for some time because no matter who it is there is always someone commenting on how great their light actually is.This light looks good on paper:
https://www.cocoforcannabis.com/grow-light-guide/mars-hydro-fc-e8000-par-and-epar-tests-and-review/ - 2022 review
Mars Hydro FC-E 8000 800w Commercial Led Grow Lights - Mars Hydro CAMars Hydro FC-E 8000 800w full spectrum LED grow light is best for commercial indoor plants.marshydroled.ca
$1,222.20 - code CCFC
https://www.cocoforcannabis.com/grow-light-guide/photontek-x600w-pro-par-test-review/ - 2020 review
X 600W PRO LED | Photontek Led Products | Led Lights | Led LightingX 600W Pro LED is a perfect solution for home-grow, grow tents, grow rooms and all kinds of indoor greenhouses | Hypodronics | 600w led grow lightsphotontek-lighting.com
C$1,169.10 - code growcast
Mars LED looks like it has better edge coverage for a 5X5. Price is about the same. Thoughts? Thanks.
I have been getting the Gavita 1700E or Fluence Spyder 2i for 1k each US. I see no reason to change to this product based on the information provided. They are trying to bend some of their numbers but at the same time are pretty open about it, you just have to understand how to read the information.I feel the same way about equipment. I'd rather pay more for what I perceive through reviews etc are better quality more reliable products. I'm also often interested in what the people in some of the grow podcasts I follow are using and then research them. Main thing is to spend a lot of time weighing all the options and check out a bunch of reviews. That ChilLED growcraft X6 mini in a 5 x 5 would be pretty good but I might decide that I'd rather have 2 of the X6 mini instead of a 4 x 4 ChilLED tech light just for the sake of added modularity