Posted 11 August 2019 - 09:21 AM
I had initially looked into setting up lighting but decided to wait on it. This may have been due to reading some not so accurate info. This was also recently brought to my attention when I regurgitated some info and it was corrected by a more experienced member. It wasn’t intended as a snipe but it made me realize that maybe I needed to delve further into the subject matter.
So back to the lighting. I have read about the benefits of actinic lighting and have also read that anything over 6500k can be beneficial also. I am trying to get feedback from experienced members before investing in a set up.
I recently found an aquarium light that has both it’s not cheap by any means though.
I would love any feedback from members with experience with either, or both types.
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:07 PM
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:13 PM
NICREW SkyLED Aquarium Light, Full-Spectrum Fish Tank Light for Planted Tanks 18-24 Inch, 16 Watts https://www.amazon.c...i_REcuDbPZ3R8KY
This is the style I am leaning toward at this time.
For the price, I would be willing to check out this one. If you get it, let me know how hot it gets? I'm also thinking if the mushrooms don't like it then my cactus will.
Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:14 PM
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:29 PM
You can add a $2 plug to this and solder it on, literally a $12 light saber lol. I have a huge pile of fancy stuff that costs lots of money sitting in the garage not even being used. Every neophyte goes through the stage so I don't push it much anymore and just let folks do there thing. But this light is still overkill for what you need. You could have two of these in the room and be good.https://www.homedepo...321-2/308086233
Edited by coorsmikey, 11 August 2019 - 04:34 PM.
Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:35 PM
I don’t know how you vets deal with us when we’re brand brand new. I do commend you guys’ patience though
Posted 11 August 2019 - 05:48 PM
Would it help if I said I don't even give lighting a second thought? I have some cheap ass led light in my fruiting room. And on my racks where I fruit shoeboxes I have some
more cheap led shop lights that are like 5000K or something. It's all working out. Save your money and put it into the flow hood fund
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 05:50 PM
Posted 12 August 2019 - 11:10 PM
That’s definitely not overkill. That bulb will work perfect. Barely gets warm. And you can get that bulb in 6500k bright white. I have a 24in florescent in my tent and it only gets warm to the touch. You could put your fuckin face on it and it would feel nice lol. Along with an Agro 6500k grow bulb and 2 led 6500k corn bulbs. Set on a 12/12 light cycle. Any of those bulbs are only 5-10 bucks. As long as your in the correct spectrum and the lights aren’t changing the temps all crazy put as many as you want lol.
Was basically told that this may be overkill but will work well
I have more when the tent is full. Now with fluorescents and led you can reap all the spectrum benefits without having to transfer heat.
Although lots of light isn’t necessary when it comes to pinning and fruiting. It really all comes down to oxygen and evaporation as the biggest triggers. I have found a ton of light only puts the icing on the cake as long as the others are dialed in.
I get better flushes with lots of 6500k lighting.
I also use an intake and exhaust fan connected to a temp control that doesn’t allow the tent to fluctuate within a degree of 75°. Always providing fresh o2 to the tent.
Damn I’m fucking rambling.......... Get the lights homie !!! You won’t be disappointed
Edited by Advocate4TheMT, 12 August 2019 - 11:17 PM.
Posted 12 August 2019 - 11:21 PM
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:57 AM
So here is my current solution. At least until my brain plays the “I need more” game that it loves so much. I plan on installing a shelf in the next day or two. Most likely bisecting that height.
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:10 AM
I really dig your PC. Are those starwars characters in there?
Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:12 AM