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    I'm moving in to my new house next month and I am going to start my next grow. I've done a lot of research about growing large plants hydroponically. My plan is to grow a 1lb plant or somewhere around there. I currently have a Turbo Grow Room from BGHydro which is 4'x8'x6'high has ducting, carbon filter, & exhaust fan(thinking about building a custom grow box for this grow) I also am using the MegaFarm hydroponic system(I havent used it yet) which is a 20gal growing chamber and a 20gal reservoir! LOTS of root space. Co2 bottle with injection kit and Co2 Monitor.

    The only part I dont have is my lighting system. This is my first time ever growing a large plant so I'm not sure on how much watts I should use. Next month I'm purchasing my lighting, I was thinking about going with 2000watts. for a 5'-6' plant, most likely 5' because my grow room is only 6' high but I'm thinking about making it couple feet taller.

    Would I be able to get away with 1000watts for about a 5ft plant?
    Last edited by Mallari; 04-04-2006, 11:17 PM.

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    that will probly be hard to light underneth branches if it is going to be a big plant maybe go 2 1k hps put the on either side tilted in a bit or get 1 1k hps for up top and some warm fluros on the sides just an idea .
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    • #3
      A pound from 1 plant indoors is going to be tough. You have more than enough room to grow more. why dont you? Depends on where you live but I dont think you'll get into more trouble by having 6 plants instead of 1. Plus HID's penetrate like 3' from the bulb. I think your better off gowing 6 - 2' plants than 1 - 5'. If you still want to do it , return that mega farm and build youself a DWC system. IMO
      Last edited by SMARMY; 04-05-2006, 05:06 AM. Reason: I was stoned
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      • #4
        You could just drop in 2 600W bulbs, hang vertical with no reflector. One on each side of the plant. Watch your temps though.
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        • #5
          You Can Get Great Yeild And Hight From A 250w Hps And Believe Me Its Not Really The Power In The Light Its How Many Plants Your Growing, I Personally(personally) Think Two 250w Hps Lamps At Either Side Will Give You What You The Closest To What You Want Without Breaking The Bank Or Going Overboard!
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          • #6
            umm sound like you'll have a nice setup wish mine was a Hydro

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            • #7
              I was looking at Foaf's 6ft indoor plant and its pretty impressive. After reading everyones input, now I'm thinking about returning the MegaFarm and going with the MultiFlow 12 pot system which I talked to a lot of people about and said it is a VERY good system(a little bigger than my last setup)Which I should be able harvest 1lb-2lb out of 12 3ft plants. I will be changing its 2gal growing pots to 3.5gal pots. The manufacturer suggests using 1000watts for every 12 pots. Would you suggest using more wattage?
              Last edited by Mallari; 04-05-2006, 10:39 AM.

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              • #8
                i think that its possible i kno some1 who has about a 4foot wide 3 foot tall plant in a secret room in his basement he doesnt use hydro either but he does have a 2000watt light about 3 feet away on a small chair i bet he gets at least 14 o's outa that
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                • #9
                  Ya, I know its possible but its gonna take more light than I want to use. Most likely I'm gonna drop the idea of a 1lb plant and go with the MultiFlow 12 pot sysem(above) with a 1000watt light. I should be able to get almost 2lb off of 12 3ft plants.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mallari
                    I was looking at Foaf's 6ft indoor plant and its pretty impressive. After reading everyones input, now I'm thinking about returning the MegaFarm and going with the MultiFlow 12 pot system which I talked to a lot of people about and said it is a VERY good system(a little bigger than my last setup)Which I should be able harvest 1lb-2lb out of 12 3ft plants. I will be changing its 2gal growing pots to 3.5gal pots. The manufacturer suggests using 1000watts for every 12 pots. Would you suggest using more wattage?

                    Mall the system that you have posted is ok. The intentions of the creator for that particular system are in the right place ..Howerver I have modified that system so it works.. That system has no return and does not circulate the buckets and the controller is too small to controll all them buckets. I am a big fan of the bucket system and is the only way to go in my oppinion for big yield.
                    1000 watts for 12 plants is good only if you keep them small.. There should be no reason why you cant achieve 2 pounds.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks greenthumb, so If I buy this system what modifications will I have to do? I've only heard good things about ths system.

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                      • #12
                        Use the system as if for your first run to get your feet wet so to speak.. I have a nutrient circulation line in addition to the feed lines. Also front row of each bucket should have a return line back to the controller bin. I like to keep my nutrients cycling threw the buckets at all times. Take that 5 gal bucket that they use for a controller and replace it with a 25-30 gal rubbermaid bin (controller). When I set up my next room in just a few weeks I plan to use 2 controller bins instead of 1 because I find it circulates the buckets a lot more efficiantly and its easier to flush and drain..

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                        • #13
                          I'm gonna go ahead and order the MultiFlow system and when I get it I'll let you know so you can help me modify it. Much appreciated. On the other hand, I don't know if I should go with 1k-2k watts of light? The setup comes with 2gal buckets, anough space to grow a 2ft plant but I'm gonna modify it to 3.5gal buckets...I'm a little worried that 1k watt light won't be able to cover 12 3ft plants.

                          When I get it, I think I'm going test it out just the way it is with the 2gal buckets and 1k watt light & see how much I yield and how good the grow goes.

                          My main goal is to harvest about 2lb or somewhere near there. Hopefully I can do that with the 2gal buckets & 1k watt light and a few minor modifications. WHAT DO YOU THINK GREENTHUMB?

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                          • #14
                            Mall I thought the set up comes with 5 gal buckets? It should. Go for the 2K and 5 gal pots.. But definitely do a test run..

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                            • #15
                              I talked to BGHydro and it comes with 2gal buckets and they said I can use 3.5gal buckets without modifications. If I go with 5gal BG said I would have to modify the whole heart of the system.

                              I'm not sure what to do because I want to go with 5gal buckets & 2k.

                              greenthumb, If use 5gal buckets wouldn't I just have to get a stronger pump?

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