400 Watt in small stealth grow cab?
Posted 02 October 2006 - 08:19 AM
The problem I'm having is that I can't find a 150 or 250 watt light and ballast in the Netherlands for a reasonable price. Its MUCH cheaper to buy a 400 Watt ballast and light (such as the one here: http://www.joza.nl/D...apparatuur.html )
Can I grow in a small cab with this much light without some turbo sized ventilation?
I'd check overgrow, but.....
Posted 02 October 2006 - 09:36 AM
I have the delima now that:
A) A 150 HPS ballast is ~30 euro, that ok. but the bulb is 42 euro!!!
B) A 250 HPS ballast is ~45 euro, but the bulb is only 16.
I'm not sure I need 250 watts....
Lets see, I want about under 50 (edit: was 100) watts/foot
Grow area is 1.5' by 3' =4.5
that 50watts/sq foot. That woud be ok I think...
Posted 02 October 2006 - 11:03 AM
If you didnt buy the lamp yet, you could also consider growing under CFL's (spaarlampen ;) ). I've read a lot of good stuff about it getting more than decent bud in the smallest spaces. If you google for cfl's or drop me a PM I can send you some details.
Posted 02 October 2006 - 11:19 AM
Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:04 PM
After 1 or 2 grows I'm definitaly going to try those.
Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:13 PM
..example 11w/91 << this code
Posted 03 October 2006 - 11:49 AM
I'm growing now because my coffeeshop has raised prices and quality is down. They say its because the summer was so hot that attic grow rooms produced poor bud for the past few months. Still, it would be nice to save that money and grow my own. I dont need super stealth, I only plan for 1-3 plants, well under the legal limit :) Just stealth enough that I dont have to get into a conversation about it with everyone that visits my house. The major problem is that I don't have any space in my tiny apartment. I would have a 400 or 600 over a few plants if I had the space, but I don't. I can only have a tiny tiny grow (according to the wife...).
Posted 03 October 2006 - 11:52 AM
DD do you now the 'Technische Unie' what do they charge for a 150W bulb ?
When you said this I though you ment stealing them from fixtures at the university. My neighbor did his grow this way. I'm not much of a criminal.
Posted 03 October 2006 - 01:04 PM