Planning A Large 20k+ Vertical Uc Grow

Alright people, I'm an experienced hydro grower for 10+ years ready to step my game up and go big. To date the biggest room I've ran is a 4k room, but I'm ready to take the plunge into a vertical UC system to grow trees.

I have a nice sized basement to work with and want to max out the space while keeping my plant count low. Any advice on the setup is appeciated.

Details:
both sides are 26' Lx 11.5' W x 8'H
Rooms will be on flip flop schedule.
Left side also has a room which will most likely be the veg room.

Plans:
2 - 5ton mini splits
2 - Co2 burners
2 - 180 pint dehumidifiers
1 - 1HP water chiller
additional 2 Icebox/fan combo per room
vertical bare bulbs

4 seperate 8 gal UC systems (due to layout of the rooms/ obstructions )
Right side will have 2 6 site UC systems
Left side will have 1 6 site, and 1 4 site UC


My questions are what bucket spacing and bulb sizes to use? all 600s, all 1Ks, or both 1Ks and 600s?
 

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Well if you need any grow racks let me know. I can get you set up. I can make any size you need :-)
 

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You can use the racks for vegging and flowering as well. We can make racks any height or size you need. You don’t need an enclosure unless you want to. But you can also use them for clones as well. They are very versital.

The photo above shows the commercial line of racks but we also offer smaller ones you can use in almost any grow space that are similar.
 
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For 1 my room is bigger and I dont run that many lights, second I'd make 1 big flower room instead of multiples. Are you solid with your UC growing? Like a year worth of consistent harvests under your belt? Cost for Power for 20k lights, AC's and Dehumidifiers are just outrageous
 
For 1 my room is bigger and I dont run that many lights, second I'd make 1 big flower room instead of multiples. Are you solid with your UC growing? Like a year worth of consistent harvests under your belt? Cost for Power for 20k lights, AC's and Dehumidifiers are just outrageous
I'm just trying to maximize the usage for the space while keeping my plant count low. Unfortunately I can't change the layout of the space as the walls are concrete. I originally thought of using a different method such as coco but ideally I don't want to attract the unwanted attention of bringing bags of medium in & out. UC seems to be able to eliminate that problem. I've never ran a UC system before, however I've tried quite a few other forms of hydro before like flood and drain, aero, dwc, and drain to waste.
 
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The electric companies don’t just report high power usage to the local police. It’s usually the police getting a tip and enough evidence to approach the electric company for power usage data on a particular residence in an effort to get a search warrant. If the police are already investigating you, it’s pribably because you’re selling.....
 
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If you are doing it one room at a time get your leds on point. winter IS coming so maybe you need the heat for co2 so maybe a 600 above in the center and some lm51c's around the side. but I'd just run a dehumidifier no ac for that entire space.
 
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I'm just trying to maximize the usage for the space while keeping my plant count low. Unfortunately I can't change the layout of the space as the walls are concrete. I originally thought of using a different method such as coco but ideally I don't want to attract the unwanted attention of bringing bags of medium in & out. UC seems to be able to eliminate that problem. I've never ran a UC system before, however I've tried quite a few other forms of hydro before like flood and drain, aero, dwc, and drain to waste.
I would go with at least 13 gallon buckets Bc it comes w 3” diameter pipes instead of 2” n the roots will take over the 8 gallon real fast with all that lighting.
 

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I think the only time the power company reports the police is if there is extremely unusual activity, for example, some stealing power or an insanely high usage.
Now would adding say 15k worth of solar panels into your feed offset the juice from the power company?
Currently my 10k system with about 15k watts of lights , about $25 a month bill, sometimes it’s like $5!!
So it’s worth considering. Solar city. That’s who I went with. With buy out option and pod that sucker off in a yr. now they power company owes me money end of yr!
 

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