My 2nd Grow-- Help Setting up My Tent

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XxHammer

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So, I have landed on a 8x4 or 9x5 gorilla tent w/ 2ft height extension (depending on price, finding a deal and availability)...

Next step. My light.

After pretty extensive research and comparing. I think I am going to go with 2 of the SpiderFarmer SF4000 460W dimmable lights or 2 of the Grower's Choice ROI-E420 420W.... Both of these price around 600$ each so 1200$ is very do-able.

QUESTION: right now I have a LUXX 315w cmh... When I set this tent up, can you and is it a good idea to mix lighting types? Like have 1 LED and 1 CMH?

If this would be fine I could likely spend a little more on just 1 better quality/ higher output light like the HLG V2 600 RSPEC or the Scorpion.

Im sure putting the 315w CMH in the middle between 2 SpiderFarmer SF4000's would be overkill?
 
freezeland2

freezeland2

So, I have landed on a 8x4 or 9x5 gorilla tent w/ 2ft height extension (depending on price, finding a deal and availability)...

Next step. My light.

After pretty extensive research and comparing. I think I am going to go with 2 of the SpiderFarmer SF4000 460W dimmable lights or 2 of the Grower's Choice ROI-E420 420W.... Both of these price around 600$ each so 1200$ is very do-able.

QUESTION: right now I have a LUXX 315w cmh... When I set this tent up, can you and is it a good idea to mix lighting types? Like have 1 LED and 1 CMH?

If this would be fine I could likely spend a little more on just 1 better quality/ higher output light like the HLG V2 600 RSPEC or the Scorpion.

Im sure putting the 315w CMH in the middle between 2 SpiderFarmer SF4000's would be overkill?

I have the Scorpion. Nice light.
 
FourPlants

FourPlants

Do you have 9 or 10 foot ceilings? If not the 2 ft. extension isn't needed and frankly would be a waste of money. I know you are looking to rent the place to fit your needs, just saying. No need to buy it until you have a place that can fit it.

I have 10 ft ceilings and have not purchased the 2ft extensions for my 5x5. I may if I ever find I do need it.
 
FourPlants

FourPlants

Also I was on the fence between the HLG 600 V2 and the GC ROI-E680 and went with the GC just for the bar style. I do have a HLG 300R I have yet to test.
 
XxHammer

XxHammer

Also I was on the fence between the HLG 600 V2 and the GC ROI-E680 and went with the GC just for the bar style. I do have a HLG 300R I have yet to test.

Sweet... Thanks for the advice about the extension. Since I dont have the new place chosen, I dont know. But I agree. I am going to pass on the extension at first.

Im not buying anything yet... Im getting together a complete list of everything first (doing proper research on each item and step along the way).. Then ill find my apartment.

I am keeping an eye on craigslist in the meantime in case I see some smoker deal but I plan on holding off a few months to start buying stuff....

Want to make sure this first grow is successful haha

Yeah I like the bar look of the SpiderFarmers and Growers Choice lights... Ive heard mostly good things about both, have you had any issues?
 
FourPlants

FourPlants

So far I am happy with the quality of the light, but I haven't owned it that long. Build quality seems good.
 
XxHammer

XxHammer

So far I am happy with the quality of the light, but I haven't owned it that long. Build quality seems good.

At least you arent like some people who are still in the middle of their 1st grow but already throwing around full blown endorsements. I wont name names haha

I feel the same way about this LUXX although I never hear people talk about LUXX on here. Its done well through half a grow and seems solid. Hoping it holds up for at least a few grows.
 
XxHammer

XxHammer

I really wonder what some of you experienced guys think of:

460W LED (SF4000)--- 315WCMH----- 460W LED

Would that be okay for an 8x4 or 9x5?

Or Am I better off running just 2 LED lights ?
 
FourPlants

FourPlants

At least you arent like some people who are still in the middle of their 1st grow but already throwing around full blown endorsements. I wont name names haha

I feel the same way about this LUXX although I never hear people talk about LUXX on here. Its done well through half a grow and seems solid. Hoping it holds up for at least a few grows.

I may do in a depth review one day... I need to finish setting up my grow room so I can pop my seeds July 1st. I'm new to cannabis cultivation since my state has just gone legal. That being said I am a very technical kind of guy and may do some side by side testing in the future.


Right now I feel like being cheap and building a CO2 PPM meter using an Arduino board... but I also need to finish my DWC build. So much to do in the next month.
 
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