Choosing the right HID lights for your growspace

  • Good morning everyone! So I spent the day installing and upgrading a new add-on for AFN that effects our vendor and breeder forums. It's the same setup that we are using on High of the Tiger, but we didn't realize it would effect members a bit differently here on how it's been received.

    The major benefit of the add-on is that it allows breeders/vendors a global calendar (that they add their own events to,) a group media gallery, group discussion area, an information/about tab, and a few other goodies that should make the experience overall a better one.

    One major caveat to point out, the new groups (where you see the overlay) unfortuantely *REQUIRE* you to join them in order to post in them. This is done by design of the software (and I understand why,) however it's been requested to see if we can circumvent this somehow. I will inquire to the developer to see if it's an option available or one that can be added to future versions. So to be clear, you MUST JOIN the group to be able to post and reply, even if your existing threads were there before. We apologize for this minor inconvenience but it's a one-time deal and then it's back to business :-)
  • Hey we're testing out our new Raffle/Giveaway software and wanted to invite you all to try it out with us for a chance to win a Smokin' Screws pipe screen!

    This will be for USA-based growers only (to start,) and the only requirements are 25 minimum post count to put in an entry (which you can do once per hour!)

    Click Here to Enter!
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also wipe the bulb down the bulb .....as the oils in your hands can make the bulb die faster......
If your gonna use more than 400w your gonna probably want a cool tube as your reflector or a nice inline fan..... i bought one off flea bay like a 6 inch and expect to get the speed controller......then you you can practically touch the tube as there is no bleaching like leds.....the closer the buds to light expect fat nugs.......
lights arent everything as i get better with growing im starting to realize its all about the roots health and size but that's another topic....
 

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Its actually a 4ft by 4ft by 80inches high. Is the 600 still good or is it to little?

Easiest way to tell is write out the tent de mentions on paper and then get the reflector measurements and add them inside the 4x4 because that will show you the remaining. Space your need for ventilation like ducting because 600w packs some heat if it's hydro.

If your a newbie grower the. I highly suggest you browse each area From venting to lighting to help you effectively put together a setup inside your tent which will leave you plenty of space to move pots around and fan positioning an space for when you need to raise an lower your reflector.
 

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I am new lol. Itll be a coco grow. Reflector measurements?
You need to know the measurements of everything to ensure it can all for inside the tent and you have plenty of space to get around.

Measurements for things to fit inside your tent.

Pots,fans,reflector,ducting, venting, intake and outtake fans,chair, thermometer, pot trays, and if your using it SoG.

This entire fourm an sub fourms has a ton of advice in beginner growing in all areas. So spend a few hours a day researching EVERYTHING!