Growing K2, small setup

Discussion in 'Marijuana Grow Room Setup' started by RUN2WEED, Aug 11, 2005.


    RUN2WEED New Member

    8) My seeds are on the way. 1st order, 1st serious grow. I have done a lot of research on this site and it is very helpful indeed. I am still confused on the different types of lights.
    Question: If I only want to grow 2-3 plants what is the lowest watt
    you would recommend I use. Thinkn 250w flouro
    with two old fashion grow bulbs. This should also make
    easy to control heat. Of coarse exhaust fans, cooling
    Please tell me your opinions and experience with this type of setup.
  2. Velictrid

    Velictrid New Member

    How much weed do you want? First off, I'd suggest an HPS not a floro.. a 250W HPS will yield a max of 250g of bud.. Thats the MAX.. the min is.. well 1g.. I grow 2 plants and I use a 400W. But the most professional growers get about 1g per watt. But even then its still less than that. So if you want to grow a pound.. get a 600W that should do it for ya (with ideal growing conditions-Hydro system).

    Your supposed to be able to get 1g per watt on floros but it has to be actual wattage not the "What it is eqivilent to" But you will have a lot better results with an HPS instead of just a Floro..

    This is proof here....

    Hope that helps!
  3. hpcanes

    hpcanes New Member

    try going to home depot and checking out the outdoor security lamps made by regent. i use 2 70 watt hps lamps made by regent, and i think i am doing fine. my plants dont stretch , and they look pretty full aswell. i only grow a couple at a time too, and my buds work for me. they also make some bigger ones, but the fixtures get to be a bit to bulky. you can get by just fine with 2 70 watters, for what u want to do. just remember to put reflective materials on ur walls and get at least 2 24 inch flourescent or plant growing lights(but 3 would be better) and put them on your walls. it gives your plants a more complete light spectrum. the books i read say u need 10,000 lumens to grow good pot. each 70 watt lamp puts out about 6,000 lumens (give or take very little), giving u at least 12, 000 lumens for 2- 3 plants. that seems perfect to me. and it has worked for me so far. take care, i hope this helped u out some, take care, good growing. 8) 8) 8)

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  4. Velictrid

    Velictrid New Member

    *Cough* HPS all the way *Cough*

    No Floro grow will compare to an HPS grow. Spend the cash get an HPS you'll be 100 times happier! Trust 99.9% of the professional PS growing crew! :wink:
  5. hpcanes

    hpcanes New Member

    i'll second that one!
  6. Draig

    Draig New Member

    you can grow under fluoro's we had a deceant harvest.. but we had all the fluro's but a few we had to buy.. this was 560w and it since changing to HPS im finding that they are growing much more dence and i know the buds will be much bigger.
    so i'd spend my money on an hps befor sinking my money into that many fluros. but like hp said get a few fluro's in vertically for added blue.. dont need em but its better IMO.
  7. Lady Zandra

    Lady Zandra New Member

    Outdoor security lights are a BIG no no-- they are not HPS or Metal Halide--- they are mercury vapor, hallogen or plain "ol floodlights-- none of them have the right kind of light for plants... bright don't = right kind of light! To get enough floro's, you'd be better off w/ a 250W HPS.. cuz you'll need AT LEAST 6- 4foot fixtures & 8 bulbs-- that's around $100usd
    you can get a HPS shipped to you for that!
  8. Draig

    Draig New Member

    sorry babe.. but not all outdoor security lights ar mV some ar hps and MH. i know which one his talking about and they are good but get pretty hot. y7ou'll need a fan on it to exhaughts the heat
  9. hpcanes

    hpcanes New Member

    it doesn't really get that hot but just to keep it cool, and to have good circulation, i have a 4 inch fan blowing on my lights continiously, and a 4 inch in line fan taking the hot air out of my g room. regent makes 70 watt hps security lamps, and 120 watter as well. they cost 49.95 a piece, and the poney tale cable costs 5.95. you get 6,500 lumens per 70 watt lamp. 2 of them equals 13,000 lumens. that is perfect for a couple or plants. my set up has yielded me some really decent nugs. i got the hps lamp idea out of george cerventes's segment in high times. he specifically tells you about regent and thier hps security lamps. they do make a metal hailide lamp, but it gets to hot, and they don't stock it at my home depot. i'm not trying to be a smart ass at all, just trying to clarify, lady have a good night guys. p.s love the new avatar!!(lady z)
  10. RUN2WEED

    RUN2WEED New Member

    A bid thanks out to all of you for your advice. I like to hear both sides of the argument and really dig this forum. So, let me rephrase part of my question if I may?: What set up would give me the best results, the least heat output. ????? I have seen some impressive buds on this site that have been grown with flouro and so many folks speak out against it so I am hesitant and still undecided.

  11. hpcanes

    hpcanes New Member

    hey bro, i was just like you in some ways. i wanted to grow my own dank , so i could eliminate having to score buds from the ass holes who like to hold the power. and i didn't want to grow a fucking field either. so i did what 5 1/2 yrs in the army told me to do... research... i read every article in high times that dealt with indoor growing. there were two issues this year that had sections specifically written for indoor growroom setups. and most of them were for the guy like u n me. frankly, all of us. at the end of the article it even had a check list of everything u needed to set up ur grow room. (it can ALL be bought from home depot, and ur from fla like me, they are a dime a dozen. lowes is ok but home depots' garden section is better) that book i keep reccommending(i have a pic of it in my pics) covers all of it, it even gives you plus and minuses of that very same topic. fleuro vs hid lighting(hps, metal hailide, etc). i grew all the buds in my pics with 2 setups i built from home depot supplies. the only things i didn't get at home depot= 4" inline fan(discount-hydro), bat guano, "bcuzz" growth/flower -depending on which stage u are in. it just takes time. i bet everyone at this site can attest that, if you want "high times" quality nugs, it takes lots of time and patience. but, next to serving my country, it is the most rewarding hobbies ever. oh.. my lights don't get that hot at all. my temp has never been higher than 85.5 degrees. and that was only a couple of times during 24 hr light,(around 1-2 in afternoon, the hottest time of day.) i run my 12-12 light cycle from 9 pm to 9 am. my lights are off during the hottest time of day. the seedlings are in a completely different box. i hope this was helpful. take care bro!
  12. ivannagrow

    ivannagrow New Member

    I've seen the hps security lights @ 70w too. About $15can. You also need the ballast . I'm sure there not that good though.
  13. hpcanes

    hpcanes New Member

    no you don't. it comes ready to go. all you need to do is wire a pony tail cable to it. or cut the end off of an extension cord and your good to go. you can bolt it right into your wall. it works just fine.why...cause it see its results everyday. 8) 8) 8)
  14. MR. WeeD

    MR. WeeD New Member

  15. MR. WeeD

    MR. WeeD New Member

    so just plain old light bulbs wont work at all

    BONE YARD New Member

    mr weed, was that a question? cuz no-plain old bulbs won't work, they suck shit!
  17. jimal88

    jimal88 New Member

    i think fluros are better but the only prob is you need shit loads of em or really powerfull ones
  18. Aerogrower

    Aerogrower New Member

    you havnt gone to the flouro page have you?
  19. noone

    noone New Member

    hey bud,
    you cant go wrong with a 400 hps...
    flouros are good for seedlings and early growth of cuts..
    with the 400 you can always throw in a conversion bulb and walllah!!!!
    instant metal halide best of both worlds..

    if heats a big issue, cut out and hook up a little in line fan, with ducting inide your cab obvioslyabove light.. then u can duct the heat direct from shade..also still run normal exhaust and intake..

    thats my advice
    nappy growin

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