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    Default Decent set up piece by piece.

    Hi all,

    First off wanna day any help would be much appreciated Iím new here and recently posted a paragraph or two in the intro section if you wish to take a read.
    Trying to cut a long story short Iím after advice on the best/commonly used/reasonably priced/ proven to work equipment.
    I have decided to buy piece by piece as Iíve heard the kits are crap!
    I am planning on an indoor grow in coir in a tent to fit about 4-6 plants and will be using hps lights.
    What I ask is you all to give me a few minutes of your time to write what you would go for and what you think would be suitable for me from the top eg tent, reflectors&lights including bulbs is it hps/mh?? (for both veg/flower), fans ,pots,& nutes etc including all sizes and brands if possible I know this must get asked a lot but any help will be much appreciated!
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    Imo, you'll need a 1.2 x 1.2 for 4 plants but you'll need a bigger tent for 6.

    If your going hps rather than LED then you'll need a more powerful extraction and filter. Tried and tested filter is the rhino filter. Make sure it's the rhino pro and not the hobby. You'll need a fan that pulls around 950cfm for a 1.2 x 1.2 tent.

    I'd also recommend a parabolic shade if your going hps, when I used hps I found it to give a better spread of light.

    If you see something and want us to check it out before you buy it, post a pic in here and we can tell you.if you can get a better deal elsewhere.

    As long as you don't post any links to outside sites you'll be golden.

    Any questions just ask, good luck Bud😁

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    My HPS is LUMii.

    Get a dimmable ballast though. It can be turned from 250,400,600,660w

    You can use a duel spectrum bulb for growing and vegging, that's all I've ever used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironman View Post
    Imo, you'll need a 1.2 x 1.2 for 4 plants but you'll need a bigger tent for 6.

    If your going hps rather than LED then you'll need a more powerful extraction and filter. Tried and tested filter is the rhino filter. Make sure it's the rhino pro and not the hobby. You'll need a fan that pulls around 950cfm for a 1.2 x 1.2 tent.

    I'd also recommend a parabolic shade if your going hps, when I used hps I found it to give a better spread of light.

    If you see something and want us to check it out before you buy it, post a pic in here and we can tell you.if you can get a better deal elsewhere.

    As long as you don't post any links to outside sites you'll be golden.

    Any questions just ask, good luck Bud😁

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    Thanks for the advice man! I think Iíll just start with the 4 so Iím going to go for the 1.2x 1.2 tent any recommendations??
    Also in regards to the parabolic shade any recommendations on that?? My mate had a sunking parabolic going for around 30 a while back but Iím unsure if he still has it are these any good?
    And okay cool thatís good to know before I buy anything I will let you guys know the costing etc much appreciated!
    Also if you have time head over to the outdoor section Iíve just posted in there about the few babyís I have on the go could do with a little advice👍
    Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben.g View Post
    My HPS is LUMii.

    Get a dimmable ballast though. It can be turned from 250,400,600,660w

    You can use a duel spectrum bulb for growing and vegging, that's all I've ever used.
    Okay many thanks Ben thatís good to know!Im guessing the Lumii is serving you well then?
    & So for starters it looks like I will be going for a dimmable ballast then for sure and okay so Iím guessing with the dual spectrum bulbs thereís no need to change from MH to HPS when flowering?
    Sweet!Noted👍
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    Also what strains are you guys growing now and what equipment and nutes etc are you growing with? ✌️&💚 BM


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    Forgive me if I can just click on something too see what it is you are growing etc im still trying to get used to using the forum and on an iPhone too🤦🏻*♂️


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    Quote Originally Posted by AND View Post
    Have a look through here, diarys for current and completed grows

    http://www.thctalk.com/cannabis-foru...rowing-Diaries
    Thanks man just having a look through a few now👍Iíve sort of seen a tent just deciding on lighting now unsure whether to go with leds or hps??? decisions decisions man🤦🏻*♂️


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    Cant speak for LED, only HPS, MH & CFL here, those I can say will grow what you want

    Still not sold on LED personally, not yet anyway..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AND View Post
    Cant speak for LED, only HPS, MH & CFL here, those I can say will grow what you want

    Still not sold on LED personally, not yet anyway..
    Yeaaa buddy!Think itís going to have to be Hps etc then. Any recommendations on lighting brands thinking of going with a parabolic too👍
    Also any recommendations on brand and size of tent I have seen one around 0.8x0.8x1.8 thinking of trying to save a bit of space if I can but yeah will I get 3 maybe 4 in one of these? Or should I just go with the 1.2x1.2x2.0??
    Also has anybody used a roof qube tent?Was having a look at one of these too @ 1.2x1.2x1.8m was thinking if I was to go parabolic the light would fit nice in the roof right?? Or should I just stick with a box shape??
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    1.2m is the one to go for. I have a 0.9x0.6x0.9 and a 0.9x0.9x1.8 all too small good for 2 small plants each, I have 1 in each at the moment I am about to get a 1.2x1.2x2.0 though so that will no longer be an issue.

    Parabolic, yeah most go for silver and 1m fits just nice in a 1.2m tent

    Loft tents, not for me, way too uncontrollable in summer so cant advise on roof qube

    Lumii Black 660w dimmable ballast (good product for price, I have 2), 600w MH (veg) 600w HPS (Flower) or you could do a full spectrum HPS to save on costs although I go the seperate route
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    Quote Originally Posted by AND View Post
    1.2m is the one to go for. I have a 0.9x0.6x0.9 and a 0.9x0.9x1.8 all too small good for 2 small plants each, I have 1 in each at the moment I am about to get a 1.2x1.2x2.0 though so that will no longer be an issue.

    Parabolic, yeah most go for silver and 1m fits just nice in a 1.2m tent

    Loft tents, not for me, way too uncontrollable in summer so cant advise on roof qube

    Lumii Black 660w dimmable ballast (good product for price, I have 2), 600w MH (veg) 600w HPS (Flower) or you could do a full spectrum HPS to save on costs although I go the seperate route
    AND your a top man! Thanks for the info my man!Looks like I will be going with a 1.2x1.2x2.0 then and okay cool as for The parabolic any recommendations brand wise? Think itís defo the hps route Iím going down so yeah unsure on whether to use dual spectrum or both yet tho will wait and see when I purchase a parabolic what comes with etc. Also if I was to get an 800cm parabolic can I still use a 600w bulb with this??



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    Quote Originally Posted by BudMarley View Post
    AND your a top man! Thanks for the info my man!Looks like I will be going with a 1.2x1.2x2.0 then and okay cool as for The parabolic any recommendations brand wise? Think itís defo the hps route Iím going down so yeah unsure on whether to use dual spectrum or both yet tho will wait and see when I purchase a parabolic what comes with etc. Also if I was to get an 800cm parabolic can I still use a 600w bulb with this??



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    Hello mate, I've only ever used the cheap parabolics. I've had an 800mm and a 1000mm. You can use any bulb with any size shade. I found the 800mm was a scaled down version of the 1000mm. This meant that the ventilation holes above the bulb were to small. I bought the 1000mm and lent the 800mm to a mate. He cut bigger holes in the 800mm and it work perfect.

    I'd always recommend duel spec bulb right through. Plant needs a bit of both in both veg and flowering imo.

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    I also use the lumi ballast when I'm HPSing😉

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    Default Decent set up piece by piece.

    Hps is good for flower mate, but youíll be wanting smaller bulbs for veg.

    Get the digital dimable ballast from lumi. And get a 250w mh, 400w mh, and 600 w hps, with the parabolic shade.

    Thatíll get you through the whole grow, with the right lights at the right time.

    Cmh bulbs are apparently pukka, but pricey, Iím using one now for the first time, and I love it! Still not got full flowers yet so yet to see final results. But itís a lot more efficient than hps, uses about half the leccy, and itís 94% the same as daylight. Theyíre real good for the plants.

    I run right now, a mars hydro epistar led in my veg tent, and a 315 cmh in my flower then. And a t5 fluorescent for when I pop some new seeds. And this comes to about the same amount of leccy as one tent under a 600w hps.

    There is so many ways to do this shit, and nearly anything works lol. You just gotta figure out whatís right for you, and budget makes a big difference. By cheap, buy twice. Get the best shit you can, but I see youíre already on that ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironman View Post
    I also use the lumi ballast when I'm HPSing😉

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    IronMan your a gent! Thanks for the time bro and okay cool so Iím thinking I might just go with the 800 to save a little tent space and this negative pull stuff I just read about in the parabolic shades thread??Then either bend back near the top or drill an extra few holes for ventilation depending on the design I buy 👍Oh and thanks a bunch on the ballast recommendation looks like a few are using these and they are decent so will more than likely be grabbing one of them too.
    Will post pics &pricing of any equipment I am thinking of getting before hand anyway and see what you guys think👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macky View Post
    Hps is good for flower mate, but youíll be wanting smaller bulbs for veg.

    Get the digital dimable ballast from lumi. And get a 250w mh, 400w mh, and 600 w hps, with the parabolic shade.

    Thatíll get you through the whole grow, with the right lights at the right time.

    Cmh bulbs are apparently pukka, but pricey, Iím using one now for the first time, and I love it! Still not got full flowers yet so yet to see final results. But itís a lot more efficient than hps, uses about half the leccy, and itís 94% the same as daylight. Theyíre real good for the plants.

    I run right now, a mars hydro epistar led in my veg tent, and a 315 cmh in my flower then. And a t5 fluorescent for when I pop some new seeds. And this comes to about the same amount of leccy as one tent under a 600w hps.

    There is so many ways to do this shit, and nearly anything works lol. You just gotta figure out whatís right for you, and budget makes a big difference. By cheap, buy twice. Get the best shit you can, but I see youíre already on that ball.

    Starter strain, grow big buddhas blue cheese mate, you wonít be disappointed
    Okay cool thanks Macky man!👍Great bit of knowledge there much appreciated! & Thanks for the strain also will defo give that go 👍
    I was looking into these CMH lights and they do look decent and have read some good reviews tbh so maybe one for the future along with the LEDS and everything else I want to try lol as for now Iím thinking of starting up with the mh/hps route and going from there because wow your not wrong thereís so many ways and different methods to this shit itís unreal and Iím intrigued to try my hand at them all so Iím going to start slowly building my set up now with the help and advice Iím getting from all you guys and then get shit going.


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    I use the 1.2x1.2x1.8 roof cube. Think it was 90 sheets off flea bay. No branded name. It's been taken down and put back up 4 or 5 times and everything is still intact no holes or rips. Run the 80cm para in it, again off flea bay for £40. Omega digi ballast. I've used omega bulbs, sunmaster and power plant. And they all do the same job. Carbon filter for me either rhino pro or red Scorpion. And extraction fan for me is the 5" rvk A1.
    Nutes for me are vitalink but that's just with how hard my water is. 0.8 background on good days. Up 1.0 ec winter time so a 1 part grow and 1 part bloom in hard water are a must. Tried Canna AnB and the plants didn't like it at all.
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    I've got the same extraction fan as farmshop. RVK 5" A1.

    Id recommend RVK fans.

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