T5/CFL only thread (the manual)

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Roark

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:smokebuds:when considering purchasing t5 ho what's the most imported thing to consider the fixture or the bulbs i need to buy a 8 bulb 4x2 fixture until GN release there new ms0006 so any input would be appreciated...

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Both for sure and wattage to some degree. My first lght was a hydro farm agro grow. Nice price came with blue bulbs. I had wanted the bad boy lights just couldn't afford at the time. I went with quantum because of their reviews I had read. Not real scientific, but whatever. I havr ben impressed thus far.
 

CGR

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:group: thanks guys i decided to go with the sunblaze i got it for i $180 with bulbs dont know how good they are but i thought it was a good deal...and as bad as i wanted that bad boy ...i couldn't justified it knowing im saving my pennys for two ms0006 ...:smoke: when they come out..but thank you brother:five:
 

A4

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I wasn't going to pipe in but now that you have ordered, I have the Sunblaze 8 bulb 4 foot and love it. I wound up buying the Bad Boy lamps for it later but the lamps that came with it are perfectly fine for vegging.
 

wolfer80

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What I hear with auto's is thay finish the same regardless of 1 watt or 1000;It will just affect yield.They have a set life expectancy.
 

mtam12

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Could be true I guess. I'm fairly new at growing but have had a few good grows. 3.5z last grow. One plant, 1- 2x4 cfl T5HO. I added one T5 to each side and back. Later added two 42w pigtail. I'm about to buy two- 2'x4 bulb T5 HO. I will put one on each wall for a total of 15-2'x4'x4bulb T5. I will also use 1 85w CFL. Hoping for better and denser buds next go round. Not complaining about prior grows. Been working good for me!!
 

AutoWanKenobi

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So can anyone help me... Tell me what cfl lights to use... I know I need 6500k and 2700k but I'm really confused ... Please be specific and if you can send me a link
 

mauricem00

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all T5s use the same tri phosphor mix and cover the spectrum from 400-640nm and are therefore "full spectrum" the difference is the ratio of blue to red light. 6500 more blue 2700/3000 more red. fill spectrum is just a marketing term to make a light sound better for plant growth and means nothing