would this be a good starter set up ?

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biggerbud420

biggerbud420

PRODUCT DETAILS
Combo Package Includes the following:
1) 2 x 300W Full spectrum LED (Equivalent to 1000W HPS/MH) *Adjustable Light hanger and 6 ft 110V power cord included*
2) 1 x 4" 100 CFM Booster fan
3) 1 x 4" x 10" 180 CFM Carbon Filter
4) 1 x 4" x 25' Alum Ducting ( with clamps 2PC)
5) 1 x 24 Hour Analog Timer
6) 1 x 31" x 31" x 71" Grow tent
7) 1 x 6" 2-Speed Clip Fan
8) 1 x Hygrometer Thermometer Temperature Humidity Meters (Battery not included)

Grow Tent Description:
All metal construction, All color of grow tent is Black and Green. Interior of our grow tents use 300D oxford cloth Mylar fabric that can achieve more than 100% reflective. Multiple vents to accommodate fans and filter. Ventilation window, air and cable vents are carefully designed and located to minimize the loss of lumen. These grow tents are washable, and we recommend our customers to use water temperature at 40 degrees. Great for you to grow exotic fruits, herbs, vegetables or seasonal fruits out of season. Best indoor gardening!
1. Using strongest material with 100% highly reflective water resistant Mylar inside
2. Easy and quick to assemble
3. Heavy duty corners in polypropylene/metal
4. The material is washable inside and outside
5. Heavy duty tubes allow to hanging heavy equipment
6. Interior material use Diamond mylar enhance the reflective effect
7. Rectangle vents use high density window screen ( 20" x 2.7" ) to prevent insect fly inside
8. Two seal-able plastic windows ( 31" x 15" ) on main door
9. 8" vents, 4" vent
10. Installation instruction included
11. Mylar Floor Tray Included
12. Color: Black and Green
13. Pole Dia.: 16
14. Style: Home Box
LED Description:
Digital Grow (300W Vegging & Blooming) LED Grow Light Full Spectrum is ideal for all kinds of indoor plants veg and flower at all growth stages. With aluminum cooling heat sinks and high speed quite cooling fans, run 70% cooler than (HID) lights.
Specifications:
• Replaces a 400 watt HPS/MH
• Dimensions: 12.6" x 7.8" x 3" (Cover area 2' x 2')
• Item Weight: 6.4 lbs
• Use for Seeding, Vegging and Blooming
• Lumen ouput: Veg=1240.2 LM, Bloom= 2348.20 LM
• Amp: Veg= .80 AMP, Bloom= 1.04 AMP
• Input Voltage: AC100-240V
• Frequency: 50-60Hz
• LED Output Power: 60pcs X 5 WATT
• LED Type: High efficiency 5WATT Epistar LEDs
• Power Factor: Veg= 90W +/- 5% Bloom= 120W +/- 5%
• Daisy Chin: Max 8 unit up to 1000W
• 3 Years Warranty
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threatco

threatco

Hello.

I love looking at new setups. It can be a fun thing to plan out.

Light is the most important thing.

My advice is you want to aim for 40-60 watts per square foot of growing area from that kind of "blurple" lights.

Those lights are combined 210 watts with both mode switches turned on. "Power Factor: Veg= 90W +/- 5% Bloom= 120W +/- 5%"

So you have 420 total watts of lights (Haha)

And you have 6.67 Sq Feet of growing area.

This means you have about 63 watts / ft^2. That is very good.


As for the rest, are you planning to grow soil or hydro? Any specific details of what you will use for growing media?

What strain will you grow?



Good luck!
 
FourthCity

FourthCity

PRODUCT DETAILS
Combo Package Includes the following:
1) 2 x 300W Full spectrum LED (Equivalent to 1000W HPS/MH) *Adjustable Light hanger and 6 ft 110V power cord included*
2) 1 x 4" 100 CFM Booster fan
3) 1 x 4" x 10" 180 CFM Carbon Filter
4) 1 x 4" x 25' Alum Ducting ( with clamps 2PC)
5) 1 x 24 Hour Analog Timer
6) 1 x 31" x 31" x 71" Grow tent
7) 1 x 6" 2-Speed Clip Fan
8) 1 x Hygrometer Thermometer Temperature Humidity Meters (Battery not included)

Grow Tent Description:
All metal construction, All color of grow tent is Black and Green. Interior of our grow tents use 300D oxford cloth Mylar fabric that can achieve more than 100% reflective. Multiple vents to accommodate fans and filter. Ventilation window, air and cable vents are carefully designed and located to minimize the loss of lumen. These grow tents are washable, and we recommend our customers to use water temperature at 40 degrees. Great for you to grow exotic fruits, herbs, vegetables or seasonal fruits out of season. Best indoor gardening!
1. Using strongest material with 100% highly reflective water resistant Mylar inside
2. Easy and quick to assemble
3. Heavy duty corners in polypropylene/metal
4. The material is washable inside and outside
5. Heavy duty tubes allow to hanging heavy equipment
6. Interior material use Diamond mylar enhance the reflective effect
7. Rectangle vents use high density window screen ( 20" x 2.7" ) to prevent insect fly inside
8. Two seal-able plastic windows ( 31" x 15" ) on main door
9. 8" vents, 4" vent
10. Installation instruction included
11. Mylar Floor Tray Included
12. Color: Black and Green
13. Pole Dia.: 16
14. Style: Home Box
LED Description:
Digital Grow (300W Vegging & Blooming) LED Grow Light Full Spectrum is ideal for all kinds of indoor plants veg and flower at all growth stages. With aluminum cooling heat sinks and high speed quite cooling fans, run 70% cooler than (HID) lights.
Specifications:
• Replaces a 400 watt HPS/MH
• Dimensions: 12.6" x 7.8" x 3" (Cover area 2' x 2')
• Item Weight: 6.4 lbs
• Use for Seeding, Vegging and Blooming
• Lumen ouput: Veg=1240.2 LM, Bloom= 2348.20 LM
• Amp: Veg= .80 AMP, Bloom= 1.04 AMP
• Input Voltage: AC100-240V
• Frequency: 50-60Hz
• LED Output Power: 60pcs X 5 WATT
• LED Type: High efficiency 5WATT Epistar LEDs
• Power Factor: Veg= 90W +/- 5% Bloom= 120W +/- 5%
• Daisy Chin: Max 8 unit up to 1000W
• 3 Years Warranty View attachment 986467
Bad deal, don't get blurple lights. Plenty of lighting threads on here with some good suggestions, you should definitely do some more reading and researching before making a purchase. The combo/kit prices are also generally more expensive than if you bought each item separately.
 
threatco

threatco

The economic value may not be there. But it should produce good results at least.

I would suggest you go with Hydroponics if this is your first time. It takes a little more to set up but I think it is easier to run, diagnose, and correct for issues.

4x 5-gallon bubble buckets would be good for that space.

You would need:

4x 5-gallon buckets
4x Net-pot lids
4x Airstones
Rockwool starter-cubes
Hydroton Clay Balls
PH Meter
TDS Meter, (aka EC or PPM meter)
Aquarium Style Air Pump.
Aquarium airline hose.

Put the germinated seed in the Rockwool.
Put the Clay Balls in the Netpots.
Once Rockwool cubes root, bury them in the clay balls.
Aerate the buckets with an aquarium style air pump/hose/stone combination.
Keep the PH between 5.5-6.5
Choose a non-organic nutrient option.

I hope that gives you some food for thought.

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biggerbud420

biggerbud420

Bad deal, don't get blurple lights. Plenty of lighting threads on here with some good suggestions, you should definitely do some more reading and researching before making a purchase. The combo/kit prices are also generally more expensive than if you bought each item separately.
that is not correct that whole set up is around 300 and if i buy a light a fan and a tent it would be over 300 if i got them separate
 
biggerbud420

biggerbud420

on my ebay list i have a viparspcter 600 watt light and ipower 6 inch inline fan those 2 things alone would be just about 300 and that is without a tent all im getting at here is it is not always cheaper to buy separate
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Aqua Man

Aqua Man

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My advice is start with what you can afford spending most of the money on the most important. For that price i don't feel you can go wrong. Even if ya get 1 grow with this equipment it will pay for itself and then some possibly even 3-5x depending where you live. Its not the most ideal but from a cost vs gain perspective i think it will be hard to beat. I agree with @FourthCity about the blurples but again cost vs gain hard to beat. If yo can make 1 solid grow in this it will more than pay for upgrades.

Having done a fair bit of hydro and now just starting a soil grow I would recommend coco if you have the time to water. There is a couple ways to do it, high frequency watering in smaller pots or larger pots requiring less. It has the benefit of less equipment than hydro yet still the ability to control like hydro. I have not grown in coco yet but there are some very talented growers here that could help you get on your way who do if you decide. Coco also has growth rates like hydro and I can tell you first hand there is a significant difference in growth rates between the 2.

A ph and TDS meter will be tools you should get and use often. I suggest a PH meter that can be calibrated. PPM meters are usually much less finicky and less problematic so almost any will do.

If you had the money I would be with @threatco I'm an absolute lover of RDWC and the growth rates are out of this world but with that said I think hydro should only be RDWC as the individual buckets get to be a lot of work later in flower and with the lower overall volume of water to work with it gets a bit more challenging.

If you choose soil there are plenty of great indoor soil growers here and many different mixes as options.

I think its good to start small and cheap then you learn what you like about your grow and what you don't like. At that time you can invest more money into what suits you but this is a good option to get your feet wet and I feel if things go well you will be upgrading after the grow. But if not then atleast your not out a buncha money.
 
biggerbud420

biggerbud420

I have a list on eBay that totals over 400 that withs a light a fan fertilizer potting soil pH and TDS meters but no grow tent I was thinking about just building me a lil room but I can't make up my mind on a tent or room
 
threatco

threatco

It is true, 4 buckets is 4 times the daily work of rdwc or ebb and flow.

But for newbies, the addage "all eggs in 1 basket" carries great weight.

From personal experience, it helped me learn. You get more hands on time daily. When there is a problem, you have other plants to compare it too. Did you mess up and let 1 bucket go too low ph? Do you see the difference. But best of all, you can easily pick em up and take them out for inspection and study. Easier to keep clean. Get root rot cause water temps got too high? Now only 1 plant impacted.

I feel like until you do DWC it's hard to appreciate the value of the other systems.
 
Aqua Man

Aqua Man

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It is true, 4 buckets is 4 times the daily work of rdwc or ebb and flow.

But for newbies, the addage "all eggs in 1 basket" carries great weight.

From personal experience, it helped me learn. You get more hands on time daily. When there is a problem, you have other plants to compare it too. Did you mess up and let 1 bucket go too low ph? Do you see the difference. But best of all, you can easily pick em up and take them out for inspection and study. Easier to keep clean. Get root rot cause water temps got too high? Now only 1 plant impacted.

I feel like until you do DWC it's hard to appreciate the value of the other systems.
yeah i can say those are advantages... but i feel there are more disadvantages like stability, diggin in by the roots and taking them in out risks damage which leaves em open to infection, water depth swings daily, ph swings, nutrient imbalances and most of all a lot more work. I do agree ideally its good to understand the difference and appreciate the difference and you get to be more up close and personal with the plants. But i find that novelty wears off pretty quick once the initial buzz goes and it becomes work.

I would much rather do 16 single res sites than 16 dirt sites though lol... well almost
 
Aqua Man

Aqua Man

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Lets get some info here OP where are you growing and what are the temps and humidity like? eg basement bedroom etc.


How many plants are you looking to grow?

What is your expectation for harvest?

Do you need to worry about smell?

Can you vent out a window?
 
Aqua Man

Aqua Man

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Yes it is.

Blurples are not bad.
I agree they will grow some great bud. Once you get a little more advanced i feel there are slightly better options but its not gonna be the absolute night/day difference some think and you usually pay a lot more for a little bit of gain
 
biggerbud420

biggerbud420

I'm in the southern us and just want 2 or 3 plants thinking that should keep me high and happy lol yes I have to worry about smell and can't vent out a window but can cut a whole for a vent or if I had a tent just vent it out in the room the tent is in in summer heat will be an issue as in winter cold will be one so I will have to work around that
 
biggerbud420

biggerbud420

When I was a young lad of 19 me an buddy grew some in the closet of a camper I lived in using flourecent shop lights we had 2 plants we grew hydro I think we used perlite a vermiculite in contaners in water bat gauno and we keep a good pH
can't remember alot of it but we did have some pretty plants about 5 feet tall but we fcked up cause we couldn't tell the sex of the plants and ended up with seeds so we gave up
 
threatco

threatco

I'm in the southern us and just want 2 or 3 plants thinking that should keep me high and happy lol yes I have to worry about smell and can't vent out a window but can cut a whole for a vent or if I had a tent just vent it out in the room the tent is in in summer heat will be an issue as in winter cold will be one so I will have to work around that

How many grams a day do you need/want?
 
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