Best gardening & lawn care products according to redditors

We found 11,386 Reddit comments discussing the best gardening & lawn care products. We ranked the 4,316 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/ManafortsCellmate · 28 pointsr/microgrowery

This post will get downvoted to oblivion, but sadly this is simply the wrong sub to ask this question, unfortunately. As usual when this question gets asked here, every answer is ignoring your query, dismissing your budget, and instead is insisting that you NEED to spend 2-3 times as much instead. This simply isn't true, and this elitist attitude creates an unnecessary obstacle to people wanting to get their feet wet in this hobby.

You can achieve perfectly acceptable results with a 600 watts LED like this one..

Similarly, this one is a good choice for getting started.

In point of fact, there is a ton of snobbery and bro-science in this hobby. Interestingly the latest research on this subject seems to indicate that tuned-spectrum grow-lights might even be a waste of money, and that bog-standard 5000k LED light bulbs might be perfectly adequate for maximizing indoor-growing yields, at the least.

The Impact of Light Intensity and Spectrum-Tuning on Cannabis Yields

>The results show that holding all else constant, cannabis yields are primarily driven by the intensity of the lighting, whereas there is little evidence that tuned-spectrum lights have a significant increase in yield versus general-purpose, broad-spectrum lights. Moreover, the positive, apparently linear relationship between intensity and yields continues at least to 1500 µmols/m2· s, which is over twice the level provided by an HPS fixture in a grow configuration, which is currently the industry standard. These results are important for two reasons: First, many horticulture LED lights are tuned-spectrum varieties that justify a significant price premium above commoditized broad-spectrum LEDs by arguing that their proprietary spectrum increases the value of a grower’s yields. It is possible that spectrum tuning may improve the cannabinoid profile substantially enough to justify a price premium, but our results provide no evidence that spectrum tuning increases yields. Rather, the more profitable strategy would be to buy commoditized, high-intensity, broad-spectrum LEDs (like flood lights), which are about one-third the cost per watt of horticulture LEDs. The second reason these results are important is that the vast majority of growers use HPS lights. Those who use LED lights are using lights that were designed to use less electricity while providing the same light intensity as an HPS. Our results suggest that both these strategies reduce the grower’s expected profits, since both provide less light than is optimal when trying to maximize yields.

Having read this, I purchased these LED bulbs, splitters, and hanging cords from Amazon, and am running two of those on a single plant in my north facing window as an experiment. So far, the plant is doing just fine, and it seems to be progressing as well as the plant I have under a 600 watt COB.

u/legalpothead · 20 pointsr/trees

A bit over 2 oz per plant cured bud (plus a decent amount of low grade cannaoil from the leaves), so 12 oz+ per year. I have a small grow tent, and I use a Marshydro 300.

u/ABrownCoat · 13 pointsr/preppers

Durring photosynthesis plants release much more oxygen than they consume. Photosynthesis requires light, not necessarily sun light. LED Grow lights are low cost (~$25) and consume little power (~25watts).

In fact, indoor plants not only improve air quality, but also have a calming effect, reducing panic in a stressful situation.


Why would you want to have dim bulbs in your bunker?


u/LittleElectric · 12 pointsr/succulents

I have her under this light, about a foot away. :)

u/DJsupaman · 11 pointsr/CanadianMOMs

> i basically just need a light and thats it? if i want to grow autoflower only

oh boi... alright here we go.

youll need duct fans for both ventilation and heat dissipation, especially if you go with HPS/MH lights 600/1000watts will require reflectors with ducting so you can connect to it. This will need to exhaust out of your tent. Then you will need a intake fan coming preferably from outside. Youll most likely also need a Carbon filter attached in series to your exhaust fan. Your light will have a ballast as well, which creates a good amount of heat so plan for that to be located outside your tent. Youll also need smaller fans in the corners so you can keep a good air circulation going (hurricane fans are great). Also consider using T5 lights when starting your seeds off as your higher wattage lights are not good for seedlings. Also get a few supplies like gorilla tape and duct clamps and anything else you might need to secure everything together.

When it comes to growing, even if you are only doing autos youll need smart pots, fertilizer, promix HP, perlite plus both vegging and flowering nutrients. Have access to PH up and down solution, and also get a Ph Pen + PPM meter (TDS).

Ive only linked amazon, there are probably other local options for you.

u/wobblyparadox · 11 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Combination of parts from Amazon and ebay. Not all of them are necessary, fittings and Brute trashcans and such are from Home Depot.

u/stu8319 · 11 pointsr/succulents

I'm not the person you asked, but I've been using these:

So far EVERYTHING I put under them does fantastic. I have apple seeds that sprouted really fast, I have succulents, I have a few flowers and things that don't like too much cold. Everything is doing super well.

u/firecrackerrock · 10 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Lights: I have the mars hydro 300 (132 true watts) as my main light on the top, and plan to add a couple strips for side lighting in the near future.

Ventilation: As you may see from the pictures, I have the heat exhaust on the top side. The exhaust is being pulled into a secondary tote. In the secondary tote I have a large carbon filter attached to a 6 inch inline fan with variable speed control. This kit. Definitely overkill but I like the room for expansion.

I plan to start growing in a 3 gallon smart pot knock off, with some ak-48 autoflower seeds.

I have really enjoyed watching this community grow through the years.

Thank you everyone for your wonderful contributions. Guys like /u/Ekrof, SAG, /u/Halfmpty, /u/exactly25smeckles, and the rest have really inspired me to try this for myself.

I would like to add some filtration to my passive intake, any suggestions?

u/GrowthIndicated · 10 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Thanks /r/SpaceBuckets for being such a great resource!

Right now I'm using:

  • Philizon 600W LED blurple light (actual ~100w)
  • 5 x Blumat stakes
  • 2 x AC Infinity 120 V fans
  • Fox Farms trio of nutrients (haven't started using them)
  • 25% perlite, 60% local potting soil that doesn't have extended-release nutes, and 15% MiracleGro organic soil (will see how it goes...)
  • 2 x ~40gal heavy-duty totes
  • Oodles of electrical tape
u/anewatrophy · 9 pointsr/AutoDetailing

If you are planning to detail for the long term, I'd suggest investing in some bulk / concentrated products rather than the consumer-grade & Ultimate Meguiar's line.

I've tried to break down the supplies I'd suggest. Of course, don't just throw out your existing supplies. Use them up and then get the concentrates / bulk.

Note: There's no need to get everything in this list. Just get what you need. There's also cheaper alternatives to several of the products, and probably cheaper sites than those in my links. Some of the products I use because I want to support the manufacturer and/or because I trust the manufacturer. Use what you like and use it often. :)


Dust, light bug gut, and light bird bomb removal / lube

u/aeriea · 9 pointsr/succulents

They're under this Apollo Horticulture GL60LED Full Spectrum 180W LED Grow Light from Amazon ( about 11 - 12 hours a day.

The soil is a 60/40 ish mix of Miracle Gro cactus mix and bonsai jack. I sifted a thin top layer to create a finer layer of dirt for the seedlings to root into initially.

Temperature fluctuates, but I would estimate that they're kept between 67-74 depending on the season.

I also grew them in the KORAM 10 Sets Seed Starter Trays (, so I kept the soil moist pretty much constantly until recently when I've been able to neglect them more and let it dry out a bit. I admit my watering is kind of arbitrary and I've been hoping for the best since this was my first attempt at growing from seeds lol. I have another more detailed comment somewhere else that I could find if you need more info 😊

u/oilxxx · 9 pointsr/succulents

This is the first light I bought. Freaking BLURPLE HAZE. Delegated it to the mud room with some echeveria's. While it does have white, UV and IR, missing green through yellow. So not true full spectrum light. It does do great on PAR (photosyntheticically active radiation). How many photons per watt etc etc...

u/MellyTheSmelly · 9 pointsr/microgrowery

Gosh, I don't even know where to start. I've put my Viparscpectra 600w (276 true draw) through 2 grows now and I'm getting really good results - I'm very happy with the bud growth. Can you get even bigger buds with a different light, sure - of course you can. Does that warrant a PSA? Probably not, unless it's exploding in people's faces, lol.

What you say about the light killing plants is true, but in the early days no one read the manual that comes with it where it specifically warns against putting seedlings closer than 30" or vegging plants closer than 24". You don't want your plants closer than that with an LED anyway because you don't get the same coverage area in terms of PAR values.

Okay, so lastly let me just say that it looks like you don't even own the light, is that so? You're going by the fact that you don't like it's specs? And you link people's negative reviews (and none of the positive). You've got a hell of a grudge going on there, what did Viparspectra DO to you?

u/PMme_slave_leia_pics · 9 pointsr/ReefTank

this, and it’s cheaper.

This hobby could really benefit from learning stuff from weed growers.

u/atpcjm · 8 pointsr/microgrowery

I wouldn't bother with those lights. I was on the exact same boat as you a couple of weeks ago. Skmood1 actually pointed me in the right direction.

I'm not sure what your budget is, but you may want to look into COB LIGHTS. They are 1000 leagues better than the viparspectra and all those LEDS in the same tier. They use pretty old tech apparently.

I just started to learn ins and outs of LED, if I'm wrong here, please correct me
Lets take a look at a couple of the numbers Vipar provides (last picture on amazon). Looking at their spectrum sheet, right off the bat the light you selected will under perform where it matters, flowering; buds. It lacks a good deal of red spectrum light. However with that said, it'll be a decent light for veg, worth it? No, but decent. I won't say worth it, because now you want to look at efficiency and lumen per watt. Efficiency in terms of led is basically how much light is produced versus heat from your LED panel.
The Vipar has a pretty shitty efficiency, it loks like you'll be prducing 67% of heat vs 33% of usable light. With COBs, you can essentially choose your own, going all the way up to 70% light. With lower efficiency, you'll get more lumen per watt (more light, I guess?). The next step up are Quantum Boards, but those are always out of stock!

Just a heads up, COBs are generally more expensive outright, and there maybe a little DIY involved, but it totally worth it. I was running the 600w viparspectra PAR series for 2 weeks, and my seedlings grew about 3 inches. I moved over to a 2 cob array (less power than my vipar), and in 1 day I see 2 new growth leaves, both plants grew at least half an inch, I was blown out of the water.

P.S.- this one looks better: Mars Hydro 300w

Check out the spectrum chart! Good luck and have fun. I killed sooooo many seedlings, purchased sooooo many unnecessary things, but the people here helped me every step of the way. You're in proper hands.

u/sam_1421 · 8 pointsr/HotPeppers


Inside this grow-tent, I'm using 2x VIPARSPECTRA 300w LEDs for the lighting. I have a 4 LPM air pump with tubes running into each container (plugged to air stones). This setup is running on a timer from 6AM to 10PM.

The containers are ~10L (a bit more than 2gal) plastic trash bins from Walmart. I found it was the most efficient containers as they are more high than wide (unlike most standard storage containers), which allows me to fit more in the tent. This also enables the roots of the plants to reach deeper which I think is good (but don't quote me on this).

As for the nutrients I use standard General Hydroponics Flora series. I started with small concentration first, then followed the general indications on the bottles (aggressive vegetative growth until they start to flower, then transition to bloom, and then bloom and ripening).

I topped them all at the beginning when they had about 4 or 5 sets of leaves. I also pruned them a few times, cutting big leaves preventing light from reaching the middle of the plant.

Temperature was kept at between 22°C and 28°C most of the time (71F - 82F). Humidity varied between 35% and 55%.

I also have a Raspberry Pi in there to which I connected (and soldered) a humidity and temperature sensor. I then wrote a little app to send the data to a database and wrote another app to display real-time temperature stats and charts. I did this mostly for fun but it was useful.

u/johnnychronicseed · 7 pointsr/microgrowery

Looks like a pretty good start there.

Pots: If just doing one plant I used something like this that filled my case perfectly and just wrapped it in aluminum tape

Soil: Fox Farms Ocean Forest is recommended alot around here and you can buy small bags

Nutrients: There is a plethora of nutrients you can use from GO Box to Botanicare to General Hydroponics and many many many many more. With almost as many methods.

Edit: Also case wise that mid tower is going to be too small, you will definately want to go for a full tower. Something like this

EditEdit: Here is something to power your fans with no DIY

Or Splice this onto you fans

u/asphodelus · 7 pointsr/succulents

Here is my current (year-round) setup! I moved into a new apartment with only north and west facing windows, and nothing was getting enough light. So recently I upgraded my setup.

u/seamus333 · 7 pointsr/Charcuterie

Temp Controller

Humidity Controller



Small Fan (on a timer, runs for 30 minutes every 2 hours or so)


I got an old fridge on Craigslist for $25 that I thought was a small personal fridge but turned out to be about 6 cubic feet (perfect for hanging). I’m not sure of the brand actually (maybe Kenmore). So far I’ve done a Bresaola and a Copa, both have turned out great!

u/SpunkAlarm · 7 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

It's led grow lights with bulbs in several different spectrums, like this. OP is growing the dank in his closet.

u/agoristbastard · 7 pointsr/microgrowery

Hey, I JUST came off building a setup and it cost me $750 total. We have 3 plants in there right now. I have the entire list with amazon links or store suggestions.

Item| Price | Where To Buy
Tent| $95| We bought this one, I don't know if it's worth spending a lot on anything more expensive. For a smaller option I just got a second with good reviews but can't vouch for it yet.
Lights/Hood/Ballast| $140| I got the 600W set, but 400W would make cooling MUCH easier and still get a big yield. For LEDs at similar price, Viparspectra 300W x2 or a single 600W eliminates need for extra cooling potentially (not included here, we used fans from around the house)
ph Test+Control Kit | $25| GET THIS. The water must be pH'd properly for your babies' health.
Cloth Pots| $20 | These are better for aeration, water flow, training, etc. Cheap and reusable too.
Nutrients | $50 | I got the Fox Farms Trio, but there are many good options out there.
Fan + Filter | $150 | This is huge and might be overkill for you. Make sure whatever you get fits your tent vents (This one fits the Apollo tent above with 6" vents).
Ducting | $20 | Connect fan to filter, to tent, to wherever. Might want multiple sizes, check tent vent sizes.
Foil Tape, Metallic | $10 | Here. Metal Duct tape is best duct tape.
Fan Speed Controller | $20 | Useful for if you do get a fan that is slightly overkill!
Fox Farms Ocean Forest | $15 - $40 | You can buy it online and I did for my first 3 bags....then I found it in a local store for $15. There is some controversy with FF lately, it's not organic FYI. There are tutorials on making your own soil if you care, but I like this because I didn't have to use nutes for 3-4 weeks.
Humidifier | $30 | This is the exact one I have. We're in winter so I need it to keep humidity up, you may not.
Dehumidifier | $40 | There are plenty for this much. You may not need this either.
Cal-Mag | $20 | I haven't needed it yet but it's best to have on hand if you do!
Seeds | $75 | I bought from Attitude, chose stealth, and bought like 15 seeds?, so it was expensive. You can get seeds for less.
Jiffy Pellets | $10 | Used to start seeds. There are other options.
Total | $745 | If you buy all this stuff, you have potentially even more than you need to get started, with room for 3-4x more plants than these boxes, and with nutrients to last you for a long long time!

Hope this helps! I'd hate to see you drop so much on it when you don't need to at all.

u/swimnsmoke20 · 7 pointsr/microgrowery

I looked at OP's post history.

276 Watt (actual useage) Viparspectra 600.
The light is called a 600 because it has 120 5-Watt LED's 120*5=600 But they are driven to 46% maximum wattage to prolong life and not build of as much heat.

The 1 gram per watt, decent harvest, estimate suggests OP should get 10 ounces with ease.

u/I-Make-New-Act · 7 pointsr/chicago

Not terribly hard. Depends on how elaborate you want to go. At minimum buy a grow light, and a grow tent, pot a few plants, and tend to them regularly enough to see that they are healthy. Then harvest when the time comes, and then dry & cure for a couple weeks. Figure 3-4 months from the day you plant the seed to a good smoke.

Once the set-up is done it's just tending to your babies, looking for refinements in your process.

Some plants during flowering really stink though. Even 2-3 will stink up your whole house and can permeate to neighbors if living in attached homes.

u/The-Mighty-Boosh · 7 pointsr/microgrowery get this one, I use it and tons of people recommend it on here. I had one which has worked great in a 2x2x4 tent and just added another one.

u/RzaSmokesIt · 7 pointsr/microgrowery

How about a COB like this one? Its only $79 much cheaper than the ones in the article and so is it a good entry into COB LEDs or just skip it and go for the brand names?

u/MetaJess · 7 pointsr/succulents

Sure! They're 10x10inch (11x11?) 45w panels that run off a regular 110 outlet. They do not have an on/off switch, but if I put my plants outside I just unplug them from the timer and there hasn't been a problem. I don't believe these are waterproof so beware if you plan to use on a porch or in a green house.

Hmmm what else.... I have them about 6 inches from the top of most my plants (I actually used my Lola to measure from). The only plant I have propped up closer to the lights is my aeonium kiwi because I want to see if she'll develop the pink outline on her leaves if she's closer. They don't get super hot, but they do get warm, and there has been very little impact on the electric bill (I run them 12 hours a day on a timer). Let me know if you have any more questions I didn't cover!

here you go!

u/BikeDoctor137 · 7 pointsr/SendMeSeedsCanada

Pm me your mailing address and email and I will send you the 8 photoperiod seeds I have left that /u/effectiveambassador was kind enough to send me last year. Statistically, you should get 4 females from this. (Oddly all the sends he sent me have turned out to be female.)

After that, you are set, as you simply clone your best females going forward. Plants look like this grown in bog-standard potting soil, germinated and vegged under these 5000K bulbs, and flowered under this blurple.

u/karaboo714 · 7 pointsr/proplifting

Here's the one I use, just remember to start slowly and then gradually add time.

u/VietyTran · 6 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Gilmour Cleaning Sprayer Foamaster II Multi-ratio Spray Gun 1609706073

It’s on sale right now for the next 4 hours via Amazon. Great for washes and doesn’t require a pressure washer.

u/og_skywalker · 6 pointsr/microgrowery

Honestly, you can do much better for your money... There are kits in the Starter Shopping Lists to the right on the sidebar.

I was wondering the other day what exactly I would need for a turn-key grow setup, and put the following together. Mind you, this is not TOP of the line shit, but it will absolutely get you into the hobby!

600W Tube / Timer / MH & HPS Bulbs / Hangars / Ballast - $157.50

6 Inch Carbon Filter / 440CFM Fan - $149.75

25 Ft. 6 Inch Ducting - $19.10

48 x 48 x 78 Tent - $139.99

FFOF - $18.99

General Hydroponics Go Box Starter Kit - $35.95


Smart Pot Container - Pack of Five - $20.65

Micro-Tip Pruning Snip - $10.19

Light Duty Soft Wire Tie - $7.84

PH & Temperature Meter - $79.95

Water Quality TDS Tester - $15.59

LED Handheld Microscope - $16.81

Total just under 700$ and you are getting a LOT more for your money.

Don't blindly take that list, shop around, deal hunt, and do the research! There are many hidden costs associated with growing ><

u/LANBoy91386 · 6 pointsr/gardening

Well, you aren't wrong, just a little skewed on the numbers. Peppers, like pretty much any plant, requires 12 to 18 hours of light a day when indoors. for a single pepper plant you may be able to get away with a shop light. This may be in bad taste, but this is a great option. For tomatoes I'd suggest something similar but in 4ft. Professional indoor HID (High Intensity Discharge) setups will run at the multi thousand watt levels, but most people looking for fresh veggies year around can do with far less. It also makes everything like grow/rest hours, heat, humidity, soil nutrient levels, you name it, way easier to manage.

u/reticulatedspline · 6 pointsr/IndoorGarden

So I'm gonna be that guy and tell you the answer you don't want to hear which is that you're not likely to be able to achieve what you're trying to do in the location you want without some major drawbacks.

Your seeds aren't thriving because they're not getting enough light. You can tell because your sprouts are so leggy (i.e. tall and thin with few/no leaves). When plants first sprout, they come pre-packaged with leaves that are part of the seed that expand as the plant absorbs water and are what collect the initial light energy which the seedling will then use to construct its own true leaves. If the starter leaves are not receiving enough energy, the plant will delay growing new leaves and instead try to grow taller so that those leaves get better light exposure. That's what causes leggy plants, which bring a host of annoying problems, hence why its usually easier to start fresh and make sure they get light from the get-go. Seeds which are getting enough light will produce very little in terms of stem height but will instead use that energy to start producing more leaves right away. Here's a shot of some lettuce (on the right) with zero legginess and bell pepper seedlings sprouted with minimal legginess. Note that the bell pepper seedlings on the left could probably use yet more light.

Artificial lights put out nowhere near as much as natural sunlight unless you get into the really high caliber stuff. To give you an idea on artificial lighting requirements, here's what's lighting part of my herb garden. That fixture has four 24 watt fluorescent bulbs, coupled with angled reflectors above them to maximize the amount of light hitting the plant. If you're interested, here is that light fixture on Amazon. I recommend this regularly to anyone trying to grow using artificial light. Lux output (a measurement of the amount of light per sq ft) from that is ~15,000 lux at an appropriate distance from the plant, which is about what these herbs need to grow. A single 15 watt bulb like yours probably gets into the 3,000 - 5,000 lux range. You also seem to have a cover over the light, which probably reduces the output as well. Another thing to note is you want your light as close as possible to your plants. They shouldn't be touching it, but they should be (for flourescents at least) maybe a few inches from it. Light saturation decreases rapidly with distance, so the further they are, the less oomph they're getting from it. Your lower hanging plants are getting less light for sure.

Keep in mind that different types of plants have different lighting requirements. Leafy plants light herbs and lettuces can sustain themselves off of something like I showed just fine. However anything that produces a fruit or vegetable will need even more light. Like three or four times as much light as the fixture I showed earlier.

Back in the day most people used something like this, a high pressure sodium light, for their indoor fruits/veggies. This one puts out about 45,000 lux. Think like football stadium lights. These things get painfully bright and also get very hot, plus they require a large ballast (power source) to run. You want your plants at least 2 ft from these otherwise they'll burn. Regardless, it's definitely not something you'd want under your sink, since you wouldn't be able to be in the same room when it was on or else you'd be blinded.

The more recent alternative in artificial light is LED lights. These things put out way less lux, but the light they do put out is concentrated on very specific wavelengths which are ideal for plants. I'm using this one to grow tomatoes and bell peppers, and one light is about enough for one, maybe two plants. They don't get hot at all, but their light output is still uncomfortably bright and the color is just dreadful. Imagine a pink so searing that it makes your head hurt. Here's a picture of some bell peppers, taken from the relative shade under the canopy. Definitely not something you want in your kitchen for the same reason as the HPS: you wouldn't want to be in the room when it's turned on. I grow the bell peppers in a light-opaque grow tent and the tomatoes in a closet I converted for that purpose.

My recommendation: forget about the veggies for now. You're not going to get them to grow without a light source which will be impractical under the sink. Stick with herbs, which work just fine under fluorescent light. Up your light output by getting a higher output light fixture. Rearrange how they hang so that all four of your planters are much closer to the light. And start from scratch once you've done so. You might potential save that batch if you got a new light right away, but they'll have gotten a leggy start, so they'll always be slightly deformed.

u/crispleader · 6 pointsr/HotPeppers

If you want blurple lights, the MarsHydro is a go to. T5 and T8 fluorescent bulbs/fixtures are a usual grow light suggestion.

How many plants do you want to support? What stages of growth?

u/skoomd1 · 6 pointsr/microgrowery

8-12 plants in that space is not gonna work. I would do 1-2 if you wanna scrog and 3 if you're not. And those are max amounts. Realistically 2 is already pushing it.

And those lights really are garbage man. Get a refund if you can asap.

For your size tent/room I would get either 2 of these


or 2 of these


u/__Ratatoskr__ · 6 pointsr/microgrowery

I've been wanting to try and LED grow for a while now. The biggest issue I came across was getting enough true watts at an affordable price.

I think the best bang for buck right now is to build your own DIY COB light setup, but I was lazy and wanted something tangible quickly.

Hunted around on Craigslist and different forums till I found enough new and used LEDs to set up my tent. All LEDs together cost me a total of $320

(Everything but the King Plus LED was used in the tent. I had the 1200w King Plus LED (~250w true) in the veg chamber, but it was burning my current mother plant).

Flower chamber has 3 LEDs running:

The left and right LEDs are:
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W (200w true) LEDs

And the middle LED is made by Morsen:
1200w (340w true) Morsen 200x6w LED

The seedling / clone chamber houses 2:

100w BlackStar UFO's

The veg / mother plant chamber runs 2:

Roleadro 300w (~125w true) LEDs

u/QuadragintaDuo · 6 pointsr/microgrowery

Those lights are honestly more novelty than anything else, the third one is the least-bad of the 3 but it's kind of a waste to spend $27 on four 5W bulbs that also need fixtures when a 130W panel with the same purple LEDs costs $70.

Even these ~30W panels would be a better value than any of those, though I wouldn't recommend them either:

u/Ephemeral_Halcyon · 6 pointsr/proplifting

I like these. The bulbs are replaceable and the plug is a traditional plug (rather than a USB into adapter as many are... those wear out very quickly because the adapters are cheap and don't sit in the socket right, but the lights will blow other adapters). I also like that they're white light. When I had the purple bulbs I lost the ability to enjoy my plants as they naturally are because they were always bathing in ugly magenta light.

Still trying to figure out exactly what your prop is. I had the same exact one. Etoliated it the same way before I learned. I can't find the marker for it. I'll keep my eye out next time I'm at the store.

u/njbeerguy · 5 pointsr/gardening

My understanding is that 1) it takes a while for the plant to start taking up the calcium, and 2) the conditions that cause blossom end rot actually set in weeks prior to fruit set.

So with this trick, you really want to do it early (assuming their is even a calcium deficiency in the first place.) I know folks who put a tablet in each planting hole when they transplant! But perhaps a treatment mid-season could alleviate the issue a few weeks later?

Before doing stuff like this, I recommend that people get a soil testing kit. They're cheap and easy to use, and will tell you if your soil really is deficient in certain nutrients or if it's another problem. Blossom end rot is more often not about a lack of calcium, it's that the tomato can't take up what calcium is there due to other factors.

u/MyLittleGrowRoom · 5 pointsr/microgrowery
u/Combative_Douche · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

For veg/clones you should be using 6500k lights or T5 lights, not 2700k. 2700k is for flowering.

That soil says "feeds up to 4 months". In general, you don't want soil with built-in fertilizer. Get the FF soil and some perlite. You're going to want 25-40% of the mix to be perlite.

Don't use Miracle Grow. Go with Fox Farms Trio or GH GO Box. If you really want to save money on nutes (you don't), grab some fish fertilizer ($8 at Home Depot) for veg and Morebloom ($6 at Home Depot) for flowering. If you go with the cheap nutrient options, it'll show, but it's better than nothing.

HID isn't complicated. You don't need to be smart to set it up. A system like this comes with everything you need. Any real light system (including LED) is going to require ventilation (inline fan and duct).

Good luck! Keep us updated.

u/unwinagainstable · 5 pointsr/succulents

I'm not OP but I have a similar setup in my apartment. It's not as nice as OPs but it's working well for me.

I have a floating shelf with a 2 ft T5 light hung above it on an electrical timer. It's hard to see in my picture but it's quite bright. I think it looks pretty nice and allows me to keep a small collection on display (I have the shelf right at eye level).

u/ShhhIGrowWeed · 5 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Honestly I thought the same thing, but it was a lot easier than I thought. Without having to wire anything, it was all pretty common handiwork with a drill or a Dremel saw. It's a GardenMate 8 Gal grow bag


I used an Apollo Horticulture GL60LED Full Spectrum 180W LED Grow Light



u/FatTin54 · 5 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Positronics Auto Express...a little over an ounce. Nice herbal scent. Bought from Sensible Seeds.

Happy Frog Potting Soil 70% Fafard Perlite 30%...get them BOTH at True Value Hardware store for less than twenty bucks. Order online, pick up at the store.

Did not use any medial light strips. DID use Low Stress Training.

Used "The UFO That EVERYBODY Has."

But watch it, keep an eye on it, this is OFTEN on sale.

Used Modified Lucas feed starting one month in...this means a teaspoon of Maxibloom per feeding.

Grew in the basement, and my casa is big enough that I didn't need a carbon filter...kept an ona block outside the door, but I don't know if I even needed that.

This was a nice plant. Well behaved, quiet, low maintenance. Kinda like a Golden Lab without the blonde hairs.

Such a nice plant that I even took it for an occasional walk.


u/celestiaequestria · 5 pointsr/gardening

LED Grow Light if you want to drop money on a commercial grow light, go LED. Otherwise, you can get T8 or T5 shop lights from your local hardware store, which will work fine.

If you're just doing seed-starting, you genuinely could just use 4-foot shop lights, you're not going to be running them for enough days for the operating cost difference between 70-lumens-a-watt and 100-lumens-a-watt to matter. You don't even need a fancy stand, you can hang them with chain or wire off anything you can find, or mount them under-cabinet in a kitchen - use them part year for seed starting, and part of the year as a handy kitchen detail work light.


As far as your question, if you're paying $3 a pop for plant starts, and you go to paying $3 for a bag of seeds and getting, say, 10 viable plants, then your savings for the grow light are $2.70 a plant, minus the cost of electric. Assuming even $0.10 a plant in electricity, you'd break even at 3 seed packets at 10 plants each, and everything you started with those lights after that point would be mostly money in your pocket.

u/boing757 · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

I used the Mars Hydro 300 watt LED.Available at on some clones I got back in January.Built a small grow box till the were ready to go outside and they're doing great,I live in western Washington but I would think the same technique would work for you.Put them on about a 20 hour light cycle and move them outside in about a month. This is how how you help people,thoreau.Not with stoopid remarks.

u/Miguelito624 · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

MarsHydro Mars 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum ETL Certification Lighting for Hydroponic Indoor Greenhouse Garden Plants Growing 132W True Watt Panel

Don't waste money on those. These are well tested.

u/_Prrr · 5 pointsr/succulents

Some 2 foot t5s from Amazon. With all the money I've spent buying single bulb ones I should have invested in one of the big fancy 4 bulb ones, or the big colorful LED lights like this. . :/ I have other succulents under the red/blue/purple LED light bulbs (like this ) and it's making their coloring so pretty. My previously all green succulents are getting more pink and purple coloring.

u/thisismadeofwood · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

VIVOSUN 48"x24"x60" Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent with Observation Window and Floor Tray for Indoor Plant Growing 2'x4'

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

This light is good for 2 plants but you’ll eventually want to add a second for your tent. You definitely can’t fill the tent with just this light, but it’ll get you started.

iPower 2-Pack 1/8 Inch 8-Feet Long Adjustable Heavy Duty Rope Clip Hanger, Reinforced Metal Internal Gears,150lb Capacity

Century 7 Day Heavy Duty Digital Programmable Timer - Dual Outlet (Indoor)

Comfort Zone CZ6C 6-Inch 2-Speed Clip-On Fan (White, 2 Fans)

247Garden 5-Pack 3 Gallon Grow Bags/Aeration Fabric Pots w/Handles (Black)

These are great nutrients and basically foolproof. This free sample kit will get you through 4 plants full grows. I love these nutrients and even now use them in a reservoir (which people claim you can’t do but works great).

Dr.meter 0.1pH PH002 High Accuracy pH Meter/pH Pen Tester with ATC LCD 0-14 pH Measurement Range (PH002 pH Meter for Water)

That will get you started on your first grow or two. I recommend auto blue mystic from nirvana for your first run. They are very low smell while growing so you can get by without a carbon filter. They’re autos so you can leave the light on 24/7, and they finish fast. Also turns out a great finished product.

Less than $40 for 5 seeds and very discrete shipping.

When you have a bit more $ you can add on additional items. Eventually you’ll want to upgrade to PFD sun boards or quantum boards, but you’ll probably want to get a fan and filter first:

6" Inline Fan - 395 CFM Exhaust Duct Fan, Built-In Speed Controller, ETL Listed, Pre-Wired 6 FT Grounded Cord - Great Use In Grow Tent With Carbon Filters, Light Fixtures, Intake. Fits 6 Inch Ducts.

Activated Charcoal Carbon Filter 6" x 16", Up to 400 CFM, Premium Grow Tent Odor Scrubber, 1.8" Extra Thick Layer of Top Grade Activated Australian Virgin Charcoal-Great for Hydroponics and Growing

Maybe you can upgrade to a 2x4 tray with reservoir so you can automate feeding.

If you don’t want autoflowers you can just do 12/12 from seed for faster harvest.

But I really recommend doing the auto blue mystic for your first round or two.

u/uniquely-username · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

I actually got good results from this light. Some people on other forums shat all over it but it flowered great and its under a 100$ too. In a 2.5X2.5 tent, I've kept my temps at 79-81.

u/kcconlin9319 · 5 pointsr/succulents

I doubt those lights will do much for your plants. Something like this would be more appropriate: (I'm not endorsing this particular product; it just happened to come up first in my search).

u/claytonejones · 5 pointsr/ifiwonthelottery

I just started growing my own marijuana. I’d like to get 5 of these at $79.95 each. The total for all 5 of them is $399.75. Is that allowed?

If you don’t win and I do, what can I get for you?

u/parsing_trees · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

For a tent that small, I think you'd be better off with an HLG 100 v2 3000k (the same light is available at Amazon). The Viparspectra light is cheaper, but that's about the only thing it has going for it.

I don't have that light, but I use the next size up (an HLG QB288v2 3000k) in my 2x2x5.5' tent, and I've been very happy with it. I had a Viparspcetra 450W, but it stopped working after 10 days so I returned it. The QBs seem significantly better made, have a better light spectrum (and the purple light felt very harsh to my eyes), and only use like 2/3 as much electricity for similar amounts of usable light.

Also, the white light spectrum from the QB lights means that you can use a cheap lux meter to get your light position dialed in. That won't work with the purple light spectrum, you'd need a much more expensive PAR meter.

If you're growing in a tiny space, r/SpaceBuckets also has good info about light, airflow, and so on.

u/Watchingpornwithcas · 5 pointsr/proplifting

Of course! It's this one. Only downside is it doesn't have a built-in timer, but that's easy enough to remedy.

u/Albinoman109 · 5 pointsr/Bonsai

I have those exact same lights. They work great for my tropicals and my girlfriends house plants.

u/Vlad_the_Homeowner · 4 pointsr/landscaping

Getting professional testing takes a couple weeks.

I used this one off Amazon; gives results in a few minutes. It told me that my soil was completely depleted of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium. I threw down a bunch of Urea and Phosphate; my research said to not worry about potassium. And then I put down a ton of composted manure to fix the soil structure and add some organic material because my soil was heavy on clay (yours looks heavy on sand and could probably use it as well. Then I rented a tiller and went to town.

I don't remember how much fertilizer I put down, but I based it off recommendations I found on the internet easy enough. For compost I used approximately 4 cu ft per 100 sq ft of lawn.

I can't say whether or not it made a difference, but my lawn is about 2 months old and it looks amazing.

u/fostarica · 4 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Mr. Machine has good points.

Less of a chance to F something up.
And yes, you can get some foam without a HP washer. Use a foam gun, but the foam won't be as thick as using a HP machine with a foam attachment thingy. Search youtube :)

u/bloks1995 · 4 pointsr/SavageGarden

I have the 4 tube agrobrite, and am very happy with it. I will point out that the Home Depot light appears to be T5 (14w per tube), not T5-HO (24w per tube). I also have this fixture, though recently there seems to be a ballast problem that I haven't gotten taken care of yet, but should be covered under warranty. Aside from the issue I'm having now, it has worked great, especially for the price.

u/greeniebaby · 4 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Using this thing.

No problems with it so far! Just flipped the fan around so it works as an outtake instead of intake and good to go.

u/C-creepy-o · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

You can buy a used full sized fridge for 50-100 dollars.

Get this temp controller:

Get a seed heating pad.

If you look at the temp controller you will note it has a plug for hot and cold, plus a temp prob. Install seed page on side of firdge. Plug temp controller into wall, plug fridge into cold plug, and seed pad in hot plug, set temps and you should be good to go.

u/Cuicos · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

Lower end led grow lights do list lumens and/or actual draw often but since they're commonly purplish lights lumen readings are low, lumens are for visible light, not for plants.

What you want is PAR wattage or PPFD, but mostly higher end LEDs list that, although a low end Mars 300 does too, says "300" because all diodes driven at max would draw 300w but most underdrive them upwards of 50%, and some like this one I mentioned list lumens, and also PPF actually. Most that don't list PPFD are white lights and may list lumens, if they don't list actual draw don't even bother with those.

Incandescent watt equivalences are mainly for CFL bulbs, screw on LEDs list CFL watt equivalences I think?

u/bernydhs · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

>Two of these?

u/Panama__Red · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

If you're talking about something like this, note it it's actual current draw is 128W. As a beginner you should be able to achieve .25-.5g/watt with a blurple light. They aren't nearly as efficient as the HLG light I linked, so expect quite a bit more heat.

u/burtnayd · 4 pointsr/AskWomen

here’s the fanny pack! I’ll also add that pretty much everything I own is chartreuse. It’s my jam.

And yes! I have two types of grow lights for my plants.

This onemy plants seem to really love just for the coverage it allows.

And I have two of these on another cabinet that do all right but aren’t as powerful. I like them because they have clips and are usb powered so I can save space on plugs with a dual port brick.

u/infilitratecky · 4 pointsr/HuntsvilleAlabama

Started germinating seeds Feb. 24th using two 45W LED grow lights and some plastic pots. I encapsulated half of a Costco garage storage shelf and mounted the lights to a 1x6 for easy height adjustment. The plants sit on two seedling heat mats and lights run 16 hours/day. Here is a list and picture of Group C at one week.

u/ImThatMOTM · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

If you want to be as cheap as possible, you can get a duct fan - but they suck and are loud and they break.

cheap option:

u/grovermonster · 4 pointsr/Bonsai

This is the light I got:

Roleadro Upgrade and Newly Developed LED Grow Light Full Spectrum 2nd Generation Series 300w Plants Light

I also just picked up a cheap $9 timer on amazon. Works like a champ. I keep mine on from 9:30am to 9:30pm

Edit: here is the timer

Century 24 Hour Plug-in Mechanical Timer Grounded

u/gr33nhand · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

>I originally wanted to do things as cheap as possible and using lots of regular household bulbs, but after some research I decided against that.

good shit OP.

the light you're looking at is outdated and will not actually draw anywhere near 300w from the wall, probably closer to about 140w. for another $20 you can get this light that will draw around 220w from the wall, and the COB LEDs it uses will have a higher efficacy than the one youre looking at. still not as good as a DIY COB build but its much better than the one you linked and will do a great job for one or two plants.

dont bother with the 7w desk lamp, put that extra $20 toward the light i linked.

u/hipsterdoofus1 · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

I have this one and it is great. I'm using it to grow 2 plants and they seem to love it. Here's a chart for the distance.

u/VenomizeGaming · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

At that price point, I would go for something like:

Roleadro 400w COB

200 watts actual draw power, and should be decent for 2 plants for under $90.

u/BELIAROSA · 4 pointsr/succulents

I have a bunch of plants so I have a small shelf unit in my room now with four panels hanging above all the plants.
I use a 45W blue and red LED panel. I got them off of amazon!

u/1000rabbits · 4 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

If you're getting serious about keeping plants indoors you might want to invest is some LED lighting. The lights are pretty bright, so you might want to house the plants in a cabinet, a closet, or something with doors/flaps. And for when fungus gnats finally rear their ugly head: 1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide to 4 parts water in dry soil will get rid of them. Enjoy your plants!

u/stevetheroofguy · 4 pointsr/succulents

I use lunch trays. 12 Pack - Fast Food Tray 10"x14" BLACK from Globe Commercial Products

And these lights Roleadro Panel Grow Light Series,45W LED Plant Grow Light with Red Blue Spectrum for Growing&Flowering

u/ForeverAlonexx · 4 pointsr/succulents

I have two of these lights

They are not powerful at all, they meet none of the standards that people recommend. But I’ll be darn if they don’t work just fine. You have to have the light within inches of the plant. I mostly wanted something to prevent stretching since I’m in Ohio and we have very dark days ahead of us. But to my surprise they brought out some cool colors that I hadn’t achieved even after months of being in the sunniest window. I have them hanging under a desk and the plants are on the floor.

u/sserpzsehtuol · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

That purple light is EIGHTY WATTS. 80w. EIGHT ZERO.


Actually it says 70w even lower on the same page.


Get this instead


65w of QB lighting will beat the fucking SHIT out of that 80w (or 70w) purple light for not too much more money.


you can also go to alibaba and get even more watts on a QB for not too much more.

u/medicinalcoma · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

I'd suggest skipping the Mars 300w and saving your money to invest in a Quantum Board LED kit, these 100w kits are $150 on Amazon.

The LED tech in those Mars LEDs are outdated, the Mars 300 would be equivalent to about <~140w draw while outputting 150w HID, whereas this QB kit is closer to true 200w HID output at 96w draw. Compare the QB's lumen output of 15,000+ to the Mars' < 5,000.

u/ohmyplanty · 4 pointsr/houseplants

the left one

the right one

As you can see, the left one is more yellow while the right one is more white. I was torn between the two and didn’t know which one would be better for the plants so I kept them both 😂

u/kunkr · 4 pointsr/gardening

It looks desperate for more light, maybe get a light for it like this and keep it on it for 8+ hours a day.

u/blackjack1977 · 3 pointsr/lawncare
u/domesticpig · 3 pointsr/lawncare

soil test, amend as needed. clay is usually acidic, require lime added but there's only so much you should add each time so it might take a while to get it just right.

add compost. lots and lots of compost. you can till then add compost and till again, if you're buying enough. otherwise you can just dump on top like 2 inches, which is still going to be a truck load.

for drainage, look into dry wells, including building a trench dry well--essentially a trench with stone.

then once you establish a lawn, aerate on a regular basis and never let it dry out completely. continue to soil test and amend as needed yearly.

edit: also, once you do your soil test, you can either amend the soil to grow what you want OR just plant what grows in the soil you have. Daylilies generally grow well in clay.

Rapitest 716756 1601 Test Kit for Soil pH, Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potash
Learn more:

u/timbillyosu · 3 pointsr/gardening

One of these kits

Luster Leaf 1601 Rapitest Test Kit for Soil pH, Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potash

u/throughtheforest · 3 pointsr/gardening

Or you could buy a simple soil test kit for like, $15 at you're local gardening store. Or even just look up nutrient deficiency symptoms. For instance- I can tell you with 100% certainty that this is NOT a nitrogen deficiency, because those deficiencies show only in older leaves, and the young leaves here are affected as well. However, it could be a magnesium deficiency.

Adding amendments just to see if they help is not only wasteful, but can be very detrimental to the environment. There are plenty of ways to make more informed choices. If it is, in fact, salt burn- then OP could actually make matters worse by fertilizing.

u/treefarmercharlie · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Those soil pH meters are very inconsistent and worthless. You need to test the water & feeding water with either a quality pH meter, or pH testing drops. Those plants look like they are in rough shape and I'd be willing to bet the issue is pH related. If you want to test the pH of your soil then THIS is what I use for that.

u/lysergicfuneral · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I have one like this.

Just use it as a presoak as you do the wheels, for instance. Then rinse and commence with the normal 2 bucket method. Any chance to minimize rubbing dirt around with a mitt is worth it.

u/anuhn · 3 pointsr/GolfGTI

I thought about getting this before I even had a pressure washer. Gets the job done, but definitely not as good

u/joelerv · 3 pointsr/Volkswagen

Or something like this. (Gilmour Foamaster II Cleaning Sprayer
I also think pressure washers are a pain in the ass if you just quickly want to wash your car.

u/zenautodetailing · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

A Gilmour Foamaster II Cleaning Sprayer could work, but you won't get as much suds/foam.

u/615wonky · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Start small. It'll save you money, let you get your feet wet, and help you learn how to grow better, and then you can buy bigger.

My "starter package" is:

  • A 2' x 2' x 3' grow tent - $55.

  • A grow light ($90). I prefer COB's as they're easier to fix than blurples.

  • A power strip zip-tied to a pole in the tent. Makes wiring prettier and easier. ($24) I chose a nice metal one, but you can use a cheaper one.

  • Hangers to hold the light ($8)

  • A fan and filter ($70), and variac ($90) to filter smell and move air to keep things cool. This combo is overkill for this tent, but I ended up using it on later tents so it's a good long-term investment. You can cobble something cheaper together with some work, but this "just works" out of the box.

  • 5 gallon Smart Pot ($7) for growing, FoxFarm Ocean Forest Soil ($16.50), Plant saucer ($7) for growing. You can save some money here by shopping around. In particular, Amazon's price for FFOF is about double what I pay at the (very expensive) local "indoor gardening" center.

  • Go Box Plant Nutrients. This should last you several grows.

  • Seed of your choice (let's say $10).

    So for about $420 (heh), you can get your foot in the door and start growing. This is a nice setup too, you can probably save $100 by shopping around, buying used, or doing-it-yourself. I've left off a few odds and ends like dryer duct, Fiskers for trimming, weed fabric pins for low-stress training, pitcher for watering, Mason jars for storage, but you can likely find those or suitable replacements around the house without spending money.

    I also have a Raspberry Pi 3 ($43) with Sense Hat ($37) and metal case ($15) in each of my grow tents to log temperature/humidity and other things. I'm interested in eventually using the GPIO functionality to water my plants too. Not critical, but definitely a nice thing to have, especially if you're the hacker type. If you go this route, you might look at too.

    I'm glad I bought a good intro setup because I still use it now that I've upgraded. I now have a 3' x 3' GG Shorty tent with HLG 300 LED for flower, a 2' x 2.5' GG Shorty tent with two 400W Roleadro COB's for veg, and my "intro package" is now my germination/cloning tent (and drying tent too since several people suggested that too). Being able to have three tents (germination -> veg -> flower) working simultaneously is increasing my output quite sharply. I'm doing this to help a relative with cancer, so you may not need to go quite as crazy as I did.

    You mentioned using 35+ gs (~1.25 oz) a month. You probably aren't going to be able to grow that much given the constraints of tent size and light wattage (plus being a first-time grower! You'll learn a lot!). So once you get used to it, you'll probably want to buy more stuff. Marijuana isn't addictive, but growing marijuana absolutely is.

    Once you've got your hardware, the variable cost is seed (~$10), soil (~$5), nutrients (~$20), and electricity (~$30). From that, I'm going to estimate you can grow ~1.5 ozs (you can do more as you learn more though). So you're looking at ~$40/oz after you've made the initial hardware investment.

    Hope this helps. Depression, cancer, and everything else can just go suck it.
u/LiveLongAndCultivate · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

The problem with all-in-one fertilizers is that they are usually too high in nitrogen for late flowering. I would use, at a minimum, two nutrient types, one nutrient type for veg, then another for flower that is lower in nitrogen and higher in pk. It's useful to have multiple fertilizers to help pinpoint your plants exact needs as well. I've used the GH GO Box then switched to their Flora Series and also bought some diamond nectar as well (because the GO BOX nutes aren't all suitable for coco)

Humic acid does wonders for soil and soilless applications. The GO box comes with Diamond Black which is humic acid for soil.

I would recommend the GO Box for anyone wanting to use 'organic' fertilizers (disclaimer: might not be considered ''organic' by everyone's definition of 'organic'), which, according to GH, don't have to be PH adjusted. But I use the Flora series now and love it, but it is a chemical fert and needs to be PH adjusted before feeding.

u/ID_Bay · 3 pointsr/microgrowery
u/blakegrows · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Had some fun with LST the other day and can't wait to work on the plants some more. I really love how quickly the plants bounce back from the training. I included some more details in the pics regarding what I believe to be a calcium deficiency. Plants were fed with 1/4 strength nutes for the first time last watering. I also sprayed both plants with neem oil as a preventative measure last night.


Plants: (1) Feminized Barney's Farm Vanilla Kush & (1) Feminized DNA Genetics Tangilope.

Tent: 3'x3'x6' Apollo Tent

Light: iPower 600w closed hood currently running at 100% power 15" away.

Fan: 440CFM exhaust fan

Carbon Scrubber: 6"x16" phresh filter

Soil: 3/4 roots organics & 1/4 big & chunky perlite

Nutes: General Organics GO Box 1 feeding of 1/4 strength calmag and grow veg last watering

Pots: RR > solo cup > 2gal smart pot (currently) > 7gal smart pot

u/I-like-Bubbles · 3 pointsr/succulents

I bought it off of amazon, it's a T5 grow light which hangs from my ceiling and it measure 2ft! Perfect for my little apartment :)

u/negative_one · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I would never try to trick a fellow gardener! Hey I sprout other things too, but I use t5 panels, seedlings love it and it's cheap all around, electricity, bulbs...

u/Tylenol_Creator · 3 pointsr/succulents

One of the best things you can buy. 10,000 lumens is equivalent to full sun.

u/discordantT · 3 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

I'm using the cheap UFO LED that can be had from Amazon (usually for around $100 US).

u/noobiegrows · 3 pointsr/SpaceBuckets
u/Uneeda_Biscuit · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

For my spacebucket I use this light Apollo Horticulture GL60LED Full Spectrum 180W LED Grow Light for Plant Growing

u/SpaceDurr · 3 pointsr/trees

>Nice little setup and great plant !

Thanks :) Here is the full setup.

>Do you need your fan to be always turned on when the leds are on ? Do they produce a lot of heat

Yeah, I keep the fan running 24/7. This cools the lights when they're on but it also keeps good air circulation around the plant which helps prevent mold.

>? I've always wanted to try it but never really jumped into it . Last time i checked leds pannels were expensive :(

You can build a Spacebucket for a couple hundred dollars. The LED UFO I'm using was only $120 which honestly wasnt that much considering how well it works.

Ninja Edit:
You also don't have to invest a ton into trying to grow. There have been people that just put a bag seed in a solo cup full of soil and watered that shit. If you're nervous about growing, you can try growing tomatoes which respond in very similar ways so learning how to grow them will help you with any future weed grows.

u/GuyoFromOhio · 3 pointsr/HotPeppers

I bought this one a few years ago and it's still going strong. You could fit 16 cups on it

u/Lilin_unite42 · 3 pointsr/houseplants

Try one of these! I've got one for my warm growing orchids.

u/brazys · 3 pointsr/microgreens

First of all - if you are building this kit from disparate parts and sending along - you are a killer Secret Santa. Secondly, I would go soilless if gifting, there is this stuff which needs to be soaked, but keeps the indoor grow clean, and is helpful if your recipient is in a high rise or somewhere else that soil isn't easily accessible. I might also consider sending one of these in case they are germinating in a basement or somewhere cold. I use this seed company and have yet to be disappointed by price or quality - that salad mix is my favorite general purpose green too.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/fermentation

Seedling heat mats like this one are usually enough to do the trick if you put it on the shelf in a cabinet and place your ferments on top,.

u/thearchtect16 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

For my similar setup, I have two [GalaxyHydro 300 (145 actual)] ( However after what I have been reading on here If I did it all over I would have gotten a single [MarsHydro like this] ( instead. I go with LED because I sometimes need to be away for a couple days at a time and knowing that I can place my hand on the LED and not get burned helps me feel comfortable knowing I won't torch my plants on accident.

u/chocolatemilkmurder · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Ok I just finished reading. The tent will make your life easier if you can disguise it well enough. The doors on that cabinet are going to be near impossible to air and light proof. You would probably need to wood glue the two doors together and only bolt the hinges in on one side.

As far as the light, that website you linked is price gouging. Those epistar chips don't have the best reputation. You can get lights on amazon with the same chips for half the price.
Galaxyhydro and Mars are the same company.

Heres another one different company but same chips

Either of those lights will get you the yield you wanted growing 2 plants in a cabinet. It will take about 4-5 months from seeds, but you could easily pull 3-4 ounces per plant.

u/KnightFalling · 3 pointsr/SavageGarden
u/PlantyHamchuk · 3 pointsr/indoorgardening

Without seeing pictures of your setup, I'd make a wild guess that they needed a ton more light. As an example, here's a popular light - - and it is advertised as being for a 2' x 2' growing area (though I think you could get more out of it than that, especially if you made some sort of grow tent equivalent. It's easy to underestimate just how much light plants need.

Growing from seeds will be more difficult and create lots of new hurdles to overcome, if you're still getting comfortable with plants I'd just pick up some seedlings.

However, you mention that you'll be a homeowner, so you might just consider growing your herbs outdoors. Not all of those herbs are perennial (basil is an annual, it will set seed which you can harvest but then it's gonna die), but you could also harvest and dry the herbs so you could have them in the off season if you cannot keep your cats away.

Another or additional option is to grow cat grass and catnip to distract the cats and give them something else to be excited about, and also give them vertical shelves away from your plants to play on or even a catio. Lots of times cats get into indoor plants because they are bored and need more stimulation. Plants and soil are full of interesting smells. Hope this helps.

u/WRipper · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Two of these

MarsHydro Mars300 LED Grow Light Full Spectrum ETL Certification Lighting for Hydroponic Indoor Greenhouse Garden Plants Growing 132W True Watt Panel

Or two of these

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/GoodChanceImStoned · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

If I was really trying to go for the bare-minimum cost setup I'd have it in a closet and here's what I'd do:

  • Random large plastic container with drilled holes on the bottom as a pot (3-7 gallons). I would recommend fabric pots from your local Hydro store which cost around $6.
  • Cheap soil and nutrients (look for Tomato nutrients) that you can buy at Home Depot/Ace Hardware/Your local Hydro store (FoxFarm Ocean Forest is GREAT and you get 12 gallons for $10).
  • PH test strips, for around $5 online (very cost effective, giving your plants the right PH of water will help them a LOT)

    The hardest decision would probably be lighting... I'd advise you either go the CFL route (look it up on or a cheap LED light from Amazon. You can get a 180W draw light from Amazon for $66, and it's decent, not the best, but you can surely go from seedling to harvest with them. MarsHydro is a well-known and relatively reliable brand:

    The last thing you will really need is ventilation. To start you can just use some small-fan you may have laying around but later the odor will become an issue. You can make your own carbon filter for cheap, or you can buy one. I believe you can get a basic carbon filter/fan combo for around $50 online.
u/WhiplashOne · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Get a better light, dude. It's the one thing that directly correlates to yield. You got all this awesome stuff (tent, filter, plants with good genetics) but have a light meant for a closet bagseed grow. Go with something like this and you've got a much better shot at being successful.

u/ttmmm2001 · 3 pointsr/Hydroponics

Have you verified these are ACTUALLY 54 watt?

There is an epidemic of LED retailers straight up lying about the power on their lights.

Lights will often advertise at 50 watts for instance when it actually pulls 12 watts, or something. When cornered on it, they skirt the issue by saying it's "equivalent" to a 50 watt traditional bulb.

It's bullcrap, its a big problem, its very hard to avoid.

When considering an LED light, i always read through comments until i find someone who threw it on a watt meter to get an actual wattage.


Like others have said, plants only need a few things. Nutrients, water, light, and CO2.

Seems like the missing link here is the light.

Here's the light i bought, and have had pretty good luck with it:

u/MrGoodKat86 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Nice cheap light


Grow tent

Personally I like soil. Easier to diagnose and remedy in my opinion. Can't cheap out on the soil though. Fox farm gives good results and can be found at almost every nursery or online.

Heard decent things about this

Inline fan

If you can squeeze any extra money out I'd put it into the lights.

Also check the side bar and all this stuff can be found in there. I just smoked so I'm feeling especially helpful lol.

Anyway remember it's a weed and will grow you just have to have the patience to let it. Also remember to have fun.

Good places to start.

u/rleech77 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Hey dude - I'm in the middle of flower on my first grow and think I can help out a bit here.

Not sure if you're already on this site but is an incredible free resource

You could easily do one plant in a tent like this or go bigger and do a 48" x 24"

As for LED's in that range, most people seem to like either the mars hydro or viparspectra (I'm currently using an mh/HPS light)


u/mac_question · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Panda film draped over the back just for purposes of this picture; other side is reflective white & will be used to cover the whole shelving unit.

Shelves are 30" x 14" by 60" high. Lights are each Mars300's. Air pots are 1' cubes, about 7.5 gallons each.

Did I get the wrong pots? I'm also thinking of maybe using ratcheting straps around the shelf poles to hold the containers in place better, maybe scrunch 3 together by extending the bottom shelf a bit.

Other thing: the panda film. I'm thinking about trying to glue or epoxy magnetic stripping on some to create a removable panel, but I doubt the magnets will hold well.

Any feedback or ideas appreciated!

u/AlwaysInACloud · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Just going to throw my light that I've got since I'm also a first time grower. (Who also happens to have a 2x2 tent.)

Viparspectra 300W LED Has been a great light for me so far, have also seen a lot of others with the same light and eventually they'll add another which is also what I plan on doing.

You do you though! Good luck and happy growing. :)

u/LegendaryTangerine · 3 pointsr/HotPeppers

My grow tent

My light

The light is on a 12/12 cycle, veg only. I have two fans: one that circulates air constantly, and another that periodically replaces the air in the tent with fresh air.

u/Psyll · 3 pointsr/Hydroponics

This guide is pretty comprehensive

If you want a super quick start, get some nutrients (I recommend General Hydroponics), 2-3" net cups, rock wool, and hydroton/clay pebbles.

Plant seed in rock wool, put rock wool in net cup, fill the remainder with hydroton, place net cup in a container with some water in it (kratky method), and start watering it until the roots touch the water.

u/MrKungFuPimp · 3 pointsr/GrowingMarijuana

Buddy we need to talk. Get this at the very least..

General Hydroponics Flora Grow, Bloom, Micro Combo Fertilizer set, 1 Quart (Pack of 3)

Past this grab this and you will have a decent perfectly colored harvest. Though there is much much more you can add to get a better harvest..

General Hydroponics CALiMAGic Quart

u/rapid006 · 3 pointsr/Hydroponics

I just transferred some Bell peppers into my system today. Below is the solution I used. Used about 5ml per gallon to get my water around 1400 ppm as I read somewhere they should in the 1400 to 1700 range. I'm just getting into hydroponics myself, and haven't tried peppers before so I've got no idea if this works or not. I did use this for some kale and lettuce and it worked very well (which I understand is totally different). Fingers crossed that I didn't just murder my sprouts. Would be curious to see if anyone else uses this or not.

u/huhthatscool · 3 pointsr/aeroponics

I actually didn't tally up the cost as that wasn't really of a concern to me, but I'll try my best to provide links to the things I bought for this. Feel free to add it up for me!

u/leonardskinner33 · 3 pointsr/JAHSeeds

This is my first time growing, so please feel free to critique/rip into my setup, as I really appreciate all the help and knowledge! I actually ordered my seeds from JAHseeds a year ago, but never got my shit together enough to actually do anything with them.


I do want to take a quick moment to thank u/AFK_ing for the seeds first, as they were actually gifted to me for free. I placed an order on a whim one night, and then completely forgot about it. Turns out that JAHseeds never ended up depositing the interac transfer I sent them, so it inevitably expired. I had forgotten about the order completely, when out of the blue one day I received a letter in the mail complete with 12 free seeds and a handwritten 'apology' letter. This absolutely floored me, and left me feeling super warm and fuzzy inside. I've been cherishing the seeds up until now, so I'm really really happy that I can finally bring them to life :) Anyways....thank you JAHseeds!


Onto the setup! Currently running:


2x alibaba 240w QB


Promix HP + 2inch layer of worm castings on the bottom


Strain is The Best My seeds are not feminized however, so still unsure of sex.


Right now they are in 1 gallon pots and I'm planning on moving them into 7 gallon fabric pots when the time is right.


I kinda went ham one night and bought the entire GH nutrient lineup (including all the additives....) so I'm planning on sticking to their schedule (halved) throughout the grow. I know I could have done without a lot (most) of them, but yeah it was still cheaper than buying an Oz from the LP....Currently only feeding them water.


The tent is a GA 48x48x80, with a Vivosun 6 inch duct fan and carbon filter


Holmes Lil' Blizzard fan (this thing moves a lot of air)


I originally had a smaller tent so I started out germinating 3 seeds by dropping them in a glass of water for 36 hours. After they all popped, I planted them directly into coco pots. At that time I decided to change to a larger tent, so I dropped 2 more seeds into a glass of water to germinate. 36 hours later one of the seeds had popped, but not the other. I planted the one that popped, and left the other in the water for another 12 hours. At this time it still hadn't popped, so I just dropped it into a pot with the others. The one that never popped didnt end up coming through the soil until about 2 days ago (I was actually just about to give up on it). It's the tiny coco pot in the middle. Pretty sure it's gonna be a retard plant but whatever, I'll give it some love and care. Don't tell Justin. The nice healthy plant on the bottom right is the other seed that I germinated with it at the same time.



Close up shot 1

Close up shot 2





tl;dr i love you all

u/Crowbar1127 · 3 pointsr/OKmarijuana

I just asked a similiar question not long ago and looked at many premade kits, I feel like I got a way better setup doing it somewhat separately, I looked at stuff like this , and eventually purchased this stuff, 160$ actual wattage is like 250-275 ish 120$

​ 70$

It is like 75-100 more expensive but I felt like it was a huge jump in quality for the money invested. Thanks to the people who advised me to buy not as a complete kit.

u/Mearbert · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Hello, nice to see another female around here. :)

I say go for it, you can always upgrade along the way. Being illegal, you need a sealed environment with a filter and fan. May I recommend a small setup?

$60 - 2x2 tent (I have this, high quality)

$34 - carbon filter (I also have this, works great, no smell outside the tent)

$18 - 100 cfm fan, works for this size tent and filter

$180 - decent Amazon light that will get good results in a 2x2 (if you don't want to DIY)

$12.50 - Fox Farms soil

u/mkwash02 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

First, shout out to u/exploitingsoil for all of your help and advice! Here's my question, I have this light. I just switched to flower two days ago and there are two light switches labeled "veg" and "flower" I assume I should only have the flower switch on during flower, but it seems so much dimmer and I'm worried it will hinder growth with it off. Can I leave both spectrums on during flower our should I just have the one flower switch on? Thanks in advance!

u/9babydill · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

bought this ViparSpectra 600w year a ago, still works but it's been collecting dust now. Wanted to convert this using Vero 29 COBs.

How many Vero 29s can I run on this? With 2 drivers @ 140-180 output voltage each? and at 700ma or is that voltage combined 280-360v? Can I run 10 Veros? because it'll be running at a soft current of 700ma. I'm a bit confused on the final number.

At full blast the unit was pulling 285 272 watts, 121v, 2.2amps from the wall. thanks

u/CaptnIgnit · 3 pointsr/Bonsai

South facing windows don't provide even light, you need to rotate the tree to keep them from leaning too heavily. This means they don't get as much light as if they were outside. This means health will be compromised over time.

Grow lights of sufficient power are not ridiculously cheap. I have this one and this one. The first I use for seedlings as it isn't powerful enough to provide enough light to developed tree. The second I use seasonally if it gets too cold as I don't have room for a greenhouse.

You may be able to find cheaper used equipment, especially older stuff like CCFLs and MH/HPS. But those have a whole host of problems from heat management to spectrum and intensity issues.

Depending on where you keep the light, you may also need to worry about temperature and humidity. I use a small grow tent to help control both temp and humidity, but this also adds additional expense.

All this, just to mimic conditions that are generally readily available outside.

> Never said it was just as viable either but to deny like everyone preaches in this sub, it is what then?

You originally said

> you will come across many people who have grown years or decades indoor. It's an elitist opinion that it can only be outdoor.

This presents a view of indoor and outdoor as a choice of little consequence. aka they are equally viable.

> Moreover, stop referencing horticulturists unless you can quote one chiming in on the topic of bonsai, else that's just talk.

fine, here's a bonsai professional with a degree in horticulture:

> So there are clients that have found situations where they’re capable of cultivating these indoors, but it’s an extremely challenging thing to do. We also end up potentially designing the space in which their trees are held.

u/xXriderXx7 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Wanted to check in with the knowledgeable folks here just to make sure everything looks right. First grow so this is somewhat basic. Plan to go bigger and upgrade to some better stuff next grow or so. This was planted from a bag seed I found. Planted on Nov 5 into a coco expanding puck. Transplanted as soon as it sprouted (puck and all). Still can't tell if female or male, but if it's male I've learned a ton so I'm not too worried.

Current set up is:



Pots (Have the 5 gallon to grow into):


Medium: Fox Farms Oceans Forest (luckily a local store sells it)

Nutes: Fox Farm Trip (local again)

u/DreadNephromancer · 3 pointsr/HotPeppers

A lot of LED grow lights are purple. I don't know why offhand but I assume it's because plants reflect green and yellow, so they focus on the wavelengths that actually get absorbed.

u/Camelbak44 · 3 pointsr/Autoflowers
u/Astrali3 · 3 pointsr/succulents

I'm told the Feit bulbs are good, available via amazon, if you have a gooseneck lamp.


I use this, but it is somewhat overkill unless you have a plant rack with quite a few succs - I've been told by another user that its effective for two levels of his rack. Its also a bit pricier then what many wish to pay(although it is a bit cheaper then some led panels of similar size).

u/tbest3 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery


Few packages of these to hang lights and filter:

Extension cords
Plenty of options


Fabric pots:

Air control


Outlet timer:


Carbon filter

4 inch duct
Can find anywhere

Jewelers loop (super important)

To dry your buds

Surge protectors and ext cords
Find anywhere

Inline fans

Soil probe

A few other things I got locally from grow shops. Quality seeds are important. is always having bomb sales, ship from Colorado, and are top quality. Soil from local grow shops but can also buy from online. I went cheaper on light, but I wouldn't do that again. Get good quality lights.

u/hibird18 · 3 pointsr/succulents

45W LED Grow Light, UNIFUN New Light Plant Bulbs Plant Growing Bulb for Hydroponic Aquatic Indoor Plants
This is the one I use cuz I'm a cheapskate. Full spectrum is a lot better for actual viewing/ photography tho. I think it's about 6 inches from the plants and on for about 12-14 hours. I would check out the overwinter megathread under the about tab for r/succulents for grow light into tho. They are way more helpful :)

u/CptNasty · 3 pointsr/SavageGarden

I don't think any LED would do and unfortunately the ones I ordered a year ago are no longer available. But I bet you get better bang for your buck now.

I'd be happy to offer a couple humble suggestions if you can answer a couple questions.

Are you fine with the light being purple, or would you rather have white light shining on them? I went with red/blue LEDs but now I kind of wish I had gone with fluorescent lighting to better enjoy my plant's natural beauty.

I'm thinking about expanding my grow area and I'm seriously considering going with fluorescent and putting my "prize" plants there and using the LEDs for cultivation.

TL;DR- You can compare something like this to this

First is $19 and could probably do the job for a couple plants. Second is on sale for $29 and could probably do 3-4 times the area but I'm bad at math.

I don't necesarilly recommend those models specifically, but with the links others have provided and these examples that should give you something of an idea of where to start comparing.

u/Emerl · 3 pointsr/SavageGarden

Roleadro Upgrade and Newly Developed LED Grow Light Full Spectrum 2nd Generation Series 300w Plants Light

Yescom 225 White LEDs Grow Light Panel Hydroponics Ultrathin Lamp for Growing Room Tent Greenhouse

u/Strel0k · 3 pointsr/gardening

This is the guide that got me started, it's pretty comprehensive. The only think I would suggest different is getting these net pots instead of the ones they suggest.

If you have a sunny windowsill you can just put it there. If you want to grow year round or in the basement / darker room I would recommend a light like this

u/ausernamenoonewants · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I agree, just pick up an inexpensive led like this one and it'll be fine for your purposes.

u/MA_New_Microgrow · 3 pointsr/microgrowery


Light: Roleadro 300W LED light

Fan and filter: ipower 4" inline fan with carbon filter (my roomates are worried about the smell

Tent: Millard 30" x 18" x 36" tent

Odds and ends: A digital timer to schedule lights

A fan speed controller

3-gallon smart pots

A humidity and temp sensor

Plus a small clip on fan.


I have three different strains, Northern Lights, Pre-99 big bud, and pure power plant, and then an unknown seed(which I planted about two weeks ago as the previous unknown seed turned out male, see previous post [here]( One in each 3-gallon smart pot. For the first two weeks of growing I had an 18/6 light schedule, and then switched to 12/12. (I'm essentially doing 12/12 from as early as the plant could respond to the change in light schedule). Over the past 15 days I watered twice with tiger bloom nutes.

I definitely made the mistake of not listening to your advice when I originally posted and am trying to grow 3 plants in a 1.5X2.5X3 foot tent...It is getting crowded, I should've listened and stuck with one, maybe two plants. Other than that I haven't had any problem that I have noticed other then a few spots of damage on leaves occasionally but no pests or wilting. I'm sure there are things I could've done better though. Thank you for all your help, I can't wait to get to harvest.

u/FearLeadsToAnger · 3 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

That 600W led isn't a horrible option but very likely to be bottom tier chinese stuff considering not a brand in sight. Best possible option for your $100 would be something like 2 x Cree 3070 COBs $~25 each and a meanwell driver ($50-60~) but this is a bit of electronics and soldering which isn't everyone's cup of tea. May take some research but you'll get vastly better results for your money than anything else at this price, period.

Otherwise there's a brand on Amazon called 'Roleadro' which exist somewhere between Shit-tier chinese and decent quality stuff. The newer ones even use COBs

u/labatts_blue · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

The 400w (200 w actual) Roleandro COBs are down to $85 at Amazon

u/cobalt6ixty · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I ended up buying this cob 400w $100 I think it's still on sale as well.

u/Thunderous_Pupil · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I just bought this light and it is the best light I have owned but it's more expensive and not what I started out with.

For someone starting out I would get something like this which is 300 true watts or this which is around 260 true watts. Both are going to make your closet hotter so you may have to get an intake/exhaust fan but they will give you 10x better yield. I have grown with both of them.

I also have a few of these which will still be way better than what you have currently however these blurple lights get a lot of flack from people and weren't my personal favorite. But for $59 right now on Amazon that's a pretty good deal for 165 true watts.

Here's my first grow doing what you are doing

Here's my second grow using the lights I suggested

Edit: If you think you are going to get into growing and take it serious in the future get the light I linked first. It was around $150 after shipping and it takes some diy to put together but it will run way cooler than the other lights and is 15x better than any of the Amazon lights for $50-$100 more. If I could go back and do it again I would get rid of all the Amazon lights and spend the money on some nice quantum boards.

u/InspectorTroy · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I would go for a ceramic metal hallide, you can get one for 300 here . If you have your heart set on led, I personally would go with the roleadro you can actually get a 400w cob for 99 right now
Get that light or two of them, and use them for the first grow then move it into a veg tent so you can do a perpetual setup. I cannot stress enough how shitty these blurple lights make everything look, you cannot tell what color anything is. I already have the setup your looking for. Its way more expensive than you think.

  • Get full spectrum white leds
  • Make sure you can control temps in your lung room
  • You need an inline fan to exhaust air out of your tent and out of the room either into your attic or otherwise
  • lots of cheap fabric pots out there
  • controllers, thermostats, heater, ac, dehumidifier, pest management.
  • And have fun!
  • Indoor is 100% harder
u/Parcequehomard · 3 pointsr/orchids

What will you be putting in there? If it's mostly high light species you probably don't want to cheap out too much on light, but if you have a mix or mostly intermediate to low light you can probably get away with cheaper and fewer fixtures.

I have a few of these led panels, which are strong enough to tan a cattleya at a close range and could also cover a very wide area at a further distance for lower light plants. My oldest ones have been running daily for a little over a year and no issues so far, so hopefully they'll last a good long time. You could probably use one of these on each side at an angle so that the front of each shelf gets some direct light and arrange your plants closest by ordered of light requirements.

I also have some areas where I supplement light with a setup of cords---socket splitters---and smaller sized grow bulbs that I can swivel to target a wider or narrower area.

One more tip that I haven't tried with orchids but might be worth a shot in a setup like this, you could line the walls with foil or something reflective to help bounce light to the back sides of the shelves and have less spillover "going to waste". I've only ever done this with seedlings for my garden but it seemed to help.

u/Akilos01 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

This is from 6 plants. Initially grown indoors but put outdoor to flower, rainy fall made for quite a bit of bud rot. I’d say about a quarter of the yield was lost. The light I use is the Phlizon 600W LED Plant Grow Light. I think two of them may be overkill for a 4x4 but can’t hurt.

I start them off in DWC, create a nebula manifold and once the root system is sufficiently large I transfer them to a mix of my own compost, along with topsoil and mulch. 7 gal pots.

I have another group (genetic clones of the ones jarred) that is still under grow the lights, going to yield much larger than the outdoor even without considering grow lights.

u/Naaarrfff · 3 pointsr/cannabiscultivation
u/Spiralen · 3 pointsr/IndoorGarden

If you have these hanging in the open they will annoy you with it's blue/purple colors and are not good for your eyes. Try getting full spectrum LED.

Look up Quantum boards from horticulture lighting group or Atreum Boards, Amazon may not have them. They are generally more efficient and give off nice white light which will not annoy you and even brighten up the room!

A Quantum Board 65 Kit (65Watt real draw) is about 100$ and available on Amazon and should be enough for a first light but probably underpowered for 4x4 but for half shaded plants this will work fine. Most use them to grow weed which likes a lot of light. Veg/bloom switches are mostly for weed, yes.

But sure, the QB are a bit bare and not that pretty yet really lightweight who knows.


The Maxsisun 300W has about 130W real draw (the 300W is misleading since it's just an euivalent to HPS lights. So it draws 130W which is equivalent to a 300W HPS light) but is probably less efficient than the QB.


I'm growing Chilis with a DIY Fixture with full white LED comparable to the QB ones. I started out with a Viparspectra 300W (basically same as the Maxisun) so i know em both. Gonna take the Viparspectra apart soon to exchange the LED to full white ones. Will never touch the blue/purple lights again :D

u/gurilagarden · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

The more you spend, the better the light. The better the light, the better the plant. The better the plant, the more you yield. The more you yield, the more cost effective the operation is.

Cheapest option. Buy two:

Slightly better:

Best option within your price range:

u/KrombopulosPhillip · 3 pointsr/GrowingMarijuana

something with a little more power , they got 100watt (20w) versions of these bulbs that are a lot bigger on amazon but a panel is gonna be the best bang for your buck , These ones are cheap and efficient

u/MonsterShitStorm · 3 pointsr/Autoflowers

Do yourself a favor and return that and get 2 of these Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 100 V2 3000K Quantum Boards.

u/computercluster · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Would be ideal for a 3x3. It would definitely be worth it

You could also get one of these:

Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 100 V2 3000K Quantum Board LED Grow Light Veg & Bloom | Version 2 High-Efficiency Upgraded LM301B LED's

Then buy another when you start to flower

u/Babymicrogrower · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

You can get a small QB for a small space ~150usd

Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 100 V2 Quantum Board LED Grow Lamp Veg & Bloom 3000K

u/killaplz · 3 pointsr/Autoflowers
u/res06myi · 3 pointsr/succulents

I hate the purple glare of most LED grow lights, to me it ruins the aesthetic of my pretty plants. I think that far north, being too close to the window might be a little risky depending on the plant, some are cold tolerant, some are not. I have a couple smaller setups like on tables and my mantle where I use a little double headed white LED grow light from Amazon. These are the ones I have:

LED Grow Light for Indoor Plant, Relassy 45W Sunlike Full Spectrum Grow Lamp, Dual Head Gooseneck Plant Ligh with Replaceable Bulb,Double Switch, Professional for Seedling Growing Blooming Fruiting

They're pretty small and easy to move around lol I'll shove plants in every single nook and cranny possible and these are perfect for that. The bummer about having these scattered about is that you have to do a little marathon twice a day flipping them all on and off as opposed to one big rack setup.

u/tequilasoda · 3 pointsr/houseplants

This is the one I’m using now. It’s softer and more natural than the other grow lights I’ve tried. My house looks less like a club/grow house now, and it was only around $30.

u/starlightbotanist · 3 pointsr/houseplants

For some reason the link above didn't work for me. I think this is what was being linked to.

u/asmidler · 3 pointsr/houseplants

Oh I've got you covered!

I made a detailed comment a few months ago summarizing and reviewing all the LED grow lights I have used - many of which are white and won't mess with your decor (I too don't like the prospect of living in a Disco).

To summarize the post in case it is TLDR, here are my two favorite white-colored grow lights. Both of which I think could work well in your space.


Here is my favorite bulb type light

And here is my favorite goose-neck style lamp(It could work well for your plants on the shelf)

u/icarosj · 3 pointsr/succulents

I love looking at this echeveria.

Though, I noticed that the leaves are not as dense as what I see on other photos.

I'm using a grow light,

because my apartment gets too little sunlight.

should I try to give more lights ?

u/someonesdaddy · 2 pointsr/landscaping

I recommend getting a soil test. You can order a kit from Amazon or send a sample off for analysis.

Your pH could be off or your soil may need fertilizer. To grow anything you need to start with the dirt and then work your way up.

This little kit will get you started off in the right direction. I use this one and highly recommend it.

u/hop_addict · 2 pointsr/gardening

Luster Leaf 1601 Rapitest Test Kit for Soil pH, Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potash

u/slightlyintoout · 2 pointsr/lawncare

> see

As an alternative to this test, check your local coop extension. They'll likely do a test for a similar amount, but it will be much more accurate. They'll also make recommendations on how to rectify any deficiencies.

u/patl1 · 2 pointsr/lawncare

You're welcome! I forgot to mention that before you seed you may also need to put some nutrients back into the soil. A soil test will help tell you what you need. If you want a pro test, these guys can do it, or you can talk to your local state/agricultural university (not sure where you are in zone 6, but I know that Virginia Tech and NC State offer these services, other states most likely do as well). The university tests may be less expensive.

After the soil test comes back, adjust the pH and add nitrogen/phosphorus/potassium (those are the numbers on the bags of fertilizer, like 10-18-10/N-P-K) as necessary. Good luck!

u/sputnik400 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

dont matter ph is a huge part to play in your plants life. you might want to invest in this so u get more than one reading on ph and npk of soil . if its reading is 6-7 your okay then its not a ph problem. its probably the temps or idk because twisting and irregular leaves are caused by ph

u/jayomiko · 2 pointsr/gardening

Well I can say with some confidence that you're overwatering it. It's allowed to get a little dry on the soil surface. Tomatoes like it moist, not wet, so a good rule of thumb is always to water when you feel it dry about an inch into the soil (like stick your finger in). Tomatoes do need water, yes, but they also need oxygen and drowning won't allow them to "breathe". You also risk washing out nutrients needed by watering so much. Think of a sponge. You want the roots to be as moist as a wrung out sponge - still moist but not dripping from holding all that water in it.

Without looking too much into it (there are many number of things that can affect a plant and sometimes similar symptoms will have completely different causes), I would take a guess that it's a nutrient deficiency. If you've got other plants, it might be fun/worth it to get one of these kits to test it.

In lieu of that, since you're probably using standard potting soil from Home Depot which is usually fine I'd say re-pot it and stick to a slower watering schedule. Also don't forget to fertilize regularly and watch out for various insects throughout its growth.

u/queenovary · 2 pointsr/houseplants

You can buy a soil test kit for really cheap!

It’ll tell you exactly what your plant needs :)

u/top_gear446 · 2 pointsr/lawncare

Lots of good questions here!

> I put down a scotts crabgrass preventer and lawn food a few weeks ago and am aware I should fertilize again in the summer I think?

Yes but it depends on temperature. Synthetic fertilizer can stress the lawn when it is very hot. You can apply an organic slow release like milorganite or ringer which is lower in nutrients and is less likely or won't burn your lawn in high heat.

> I've though about aerating or dethatching but don't want to disturb the preemergent layer and am not sure if I need it. How do you tell if should dethatch or aerate?

Unless you can run your hand through the lawn and scrape up a fist full of thatch, you don't need to dethatch right now. You can dethatch and aerate in the fall as part of your winter prep.

> I've sprayed almost 2 gallons of roundup weed and grass killer on it over the last few days and there is still a lot of green, should I just give a week or so to see what all dies (I thought it would be faster acting)?

About 1 gallon per 300 square feet is sufficient so you've potentially more than doubled what you needed to put down (assuming 40% glyophosate strength). Hold off on applying anything else. Water this area really well. Roundup (glyphosate) is absorbed through the green leaves so it will be slow to act if the target plant is not actively growing. Give it three weeks before you reassess. It takes time.

> From reading online I'm thinking I should put down a broadleaf preemergent on the old mulch soon and also apply some kind of fertilizer to all the shrubs and bushes before the mulch gets put down.

You can use Preen either on top of the new mulch or on top of the old mulch before new stuff goes down. It's activated after the first rain or watering I believe so it will make it's way into the soil. It works by stopping root development in new plants so it won't effect established plants. Its safer than spraying a broad weed killer or pre-em since that may damage some shrubs.

> What kind of fertilizer should I use and how much?

You can use all-purpose miracle grow liquid which is easy to mix or use in the hose spray bottle. Another option might be Osmocote which is a slower-release all purpose fert in pellet form.

> I have some bags of composted steer manure I was thinking of just putting a mound around each plant underneath the weed barrier fabric.

That can work too.

> The old mulch I should say isn't very thick so I am just planning on leaving it.

No problem.

> Can I do all this without collecting, sending out, and paying for soil samples for each of these areas?

Yes. You can also get the diy soil test kit probably not as accurate as a lab but will give you an approximation.

*Edit - also yes, it will feel overwhelming and you won't get all of it done in the first year. Maintain what you have an improve in small chunks. It will come together.

u/Huskies971 · 2 pointsr/lawncare

You can test it yourself

Edit: if you don't want to do it yourself a University in the area usually offers the service. I live in Michigan, and Michigan State University will do testing for $23 a sample.

u/heartlessgamer · 2 pointsr/gardening

These are the types I have used for my lawn (small pill that you dump into water you've mixed with the soil and left sit over night, then match the colors). They worked very well. However, I am a big fan of getting your local university extension office to test your soil. Most of them do it fairly cheaply (or for free).

u/Deep_Space_Explorer · 2 pointsr/HVAC

Foamaster. Slightly smaller version of the NuCalgon coil gun. Half the price. Originally bought it to wash my car before I saw the NuCalgon version in RE Michel one day. Works pretty good! There's cheaper versions on Amazon. Adjustable dilution for different lighter or heavier soil buildup.

u/DeadFable · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I wouldn't buy it myself. Heres what I would buy it's cheaper and get the same results. Soap Foam Gun Wash Mitt Drying for about $60. It's what I started out with and I still use gold class every now and again and the foam gun for my Motorcycles.

u/ZackyChan · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing
u/Pinkman2012 · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

My favorite scent by Chemical Guys is their Mr. Pink soap. Smells like bubblegum. Detailer's Pro line makes something called Xtreme Foam that smells like spearmint gum and is very great - but it's kind of pricey to me.

I use this foam gun and I'm very happy with it. The sprayer is extremely high quality and I find that it definitely helps in my wash process - plus it's fun to use! The canister detaches from the sprayer easily. It also makes no noise - I think pressure washers can be kind of noisy if that has any bearing on your decision. Anyway, if you do go another route and put another package together be sure to post it!

u/zsmillybob · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing
u/BOFslime · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

The Gilmour Foamaster II (same thing) is available on amazon for $39.99 Prime - For those that are just looking for the foam gun.

These however do not foam like a pressure washer lance, so some people will be disappointed if that's what they're looking for.

u/gu_doc · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

This is what I use: Gilmour sprayer

You don't get a super thick layer of foam like the pressure washer ones do, but it's a very easy and convenient way to put soapy water on your car.

example: foamed up

u/Anton-LaVey · 2 pointsr/GolfGTI

Oh, maybe I misspoke. I have this that hooks to a garden hose, I didn’t realize there were pressure washer versions.

u/Blawaan · 2 pointsr/GolfGTI

Not at all. I use this one with Chemical Guys honeydew snowfoam.

u/15_bonneville_t100 · 2 pointsr/ft86

I have quite a process now for this car.

I use the 2 bucket method with the following:

  1. Put Grit Guard in one bucket, fill that with just water
  2. Put soap / water in other bucket (mixture ratio depends on what kind of soap you have)
  3. Rinse the car off with the hose
  4. Use the Cleaning Sprayer to get the first layer of dirt off
  5. Rinse the car off
  6. Take the wash mitt, dunk in water bucket and scrub on the grit guard, then ring out
  7. Dunk wash mitt in soap bucket, lather it up
  8. Wash one panel of the car in one direction with the wash mitt
  9. Hose down that panel of the car
  10. Repeat steps 6-9 for each panel of the car
  11. Once car is washed, use the cleaning sprayer all over the car one last time
  12. Rinse entire car
  13. Take microfiber cloth and carefully dry each panel with a different cloth (sometimes 2), going in one direction

    Extra stuff:

  • I also use a generic glass cleaner and take a microfiber cloth and do each window as well

    At first this took me almost 2 hours to wash my car, but after doing it every other week I'm now down to only an hour. It's extreme but it's detailed and allows me to also check if there are any rock chips, which I can then cover with some touch up paint.

u/chowmein86 · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

The Gilmour Foamaster II is probably what you're looking. I bought a Chinese knock off of Amazon (Canada) for a fraction of the cost of the Gilmour with great success! While you're not going to get the same level of foam as you would with a pressure washer foam cannon, this will do the job and provide you enough lubricity for your washing medium to glide across your paint!

Edit: - Chinese Knock Off version - Gilmour Foamaster II

u/Alupang · 2 pointsr/weedstocks

Also consider SMG bought General Hydroponics. I agree Miracle Grow is shit for MJ but everyone knows that.

Does General Hydroponics make good fertilizer/nutrients for MJ?

I think SMG's aim is to give your average MJ home grower a "one stop shop" experience at Home Depot or Lowe's. Or Amazon shoppers too.


u/pennypots · 2 pointsr/GrowingMarijuana

I'm concerned I might actually be under-watering, I've been just splashing a bit of water in the container. Last night I went down and they were bone dry, so I gave them a good soaking, hoping that maybe I'm just under watering. We'll see on that front. Here's the rundown on what I've been doing.
- Growing Medium - Soil - Roots Organic

- Nutrients - Bio Thrive 5ml/gallon - General Organics Grow Box -


I've got this PH Tester and have been keeping my PH between 6&7.

u/Jah348 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I have the grow box myself and it's done very well in my opinion. It gives the schedule all the way through the veg and flower. You can adjust the dosages to your liking as you begin to notice the habits of the plants you're growing. For instance I just set mine to flower and I'm feeding twice a week instead of once right now; white widow seems to love it.

I would also suggest getting a ph kit. You should be able to see one on the frequently purchased together listing thing on this Amazon page. Just a PH up and down bottle with small test kit dropper thing.

General Hydroponics General Organics Go Box

u/my_age_88forshort · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Honestly, you need to get on a forum such as rollitup and start reading the stickies at the top of each section until you have a better understanding. Read, Read, Read and read some more. Are you doing this for fun? Dropping a seed in soil to see if it sprouts? Or are you serious and really wanna grow some bud. If its the second option than lets be logical. How much bud do you think you could get off a plant that's growing in a small cup? I know some people start their seedlings in solo cups but from the pics it looks like your trying to do the entire grow in the solo cup. Man, there are just way too many bases to cover here but please do not give up. Keep growing the plants you have while you do more research from an informational dense place such as what I mentioned above. Just to touch on some bases you gotta get those plants out of those solo cups and into larger containers. You need A Lot more light (cfl's by the pic) and get them within 3 inches of the light or they will keep stretching the way they are. I wouldn't even expect much off those plants either. Just apply everything you learned from this grow and from your research to your next and hopefully it will be more successful. Here is a good complete line of nutrients for someone starting out and it should give you an idea of what your plant needs to thrive. Nutrients really don't matter if your plant isn't in a big enough container and is not getting enough light so take care of those two things first.

u/DarkyPoo · 2 pointsr/gardening

I started them in a 3 gallon SmartPot because I knew it would outgrow cells before I could get them outside. It transplanted easy along a fence. I fed them with an organic fertilizer (this one).

The soil was great. It was fresh soil in a spot that was never planted in before. Although a pine tree was near it. Could that have done it? It got sun around 12pm onward.

u/Neil_the_eel · 2 pointsr/cactus

I have this in two foot and 4 foot. Highly recommended. All my plants are nice and vibrant and not etiolated at all.

And I also have this for quarantine plants and at work for my desk plant. Works great and is dimmable, and each light can be turned on individually or together. Also has a few built in timers.

Also, as an aside, when you do get your cactus a light make sure you acclimate it. Just like us, cactuses sunburn.

u/creative_influx · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

yea, don't use ViparSpectra 300w. Grab some T5s instead:
maybe splurge on some bulbs. You will be able to bring the light much closer with the T5s. The LED u looking at is ~meh to say the least.
For some real restricted space, u may want to invest in something like this: with the money you save buying the T5s instead of that fail led. Then scrog whatever you stick in there. You can use a no-brainer bubbler in that setup for a nice grow too: (fuck soil, its for weaklings, bwahahaha!)

>I want to mainline the plant to maximise yield with the space i have.

then scrog.

or grab a 400W and vent that heat!

u/Mitten_Punch · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Can't speak to the hydro part.

  • If you are on a budget, don't go Gorilla Tents. Yes, they are great. For 1/3 the price you could go Apollo. Unless you are moving this thing around every grow, you won't see a difference.
  • These clip fans are junk. They move no air. Optimus 7" fans are well worth the extra $5.
  • Accurite monitors aren't great. Caliber are better. Really, unless you are going to be constantly monitoring RH, which you shouldn't need to, get a programmable thermostat from Inkbird, hook it to your fans and keep the temp at a set range.
  • You don't need a CMH for your veg tent. If you are growing perpetual, 2' T5 is more than enough.

    Since you are already considering $600 for lights, going Quantum Board (or diode strips if you don't mind DIY) really is a better option. 260w @ 3000K for flower, and 120w @ 4000K for veg for veg is a better option. Cheaper and they run cooler.
u/bamsii · 2 pointsr/succulents

I have these two grow lights: Ferry Morse and DuroLux

No heat may but was looking into getting this one

u/sluttyjamjams73 · 2 pointsr/hydro

I'd recommend the best 2 foot T5 HO fixture you can afford.

I've got one of these and it's fantastic.

u/LeapdayzNutz · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Why can't you buy online? There's nothing illegal with buying lights.

Return that shit and get rockin and rollin.

If you're that paranoid ordering online, you can order from home depot/lowes. They won't have it in store, but you can do ship to store in store pick up I guess.

u/t1me4change · 2 pointsr/hydro

I'd use something like this is you're talking leafy greens like lettuce or kale or similar. I'm using the 4 foot version of this for hydroponic lettuce and kale right now and they love the light.

T5 Grow Light (2ft 4lamps) DL824 Ho Fluorescent Hydroponic Bloom Veg Daisy Chain with Bulbs

u/MMOAddict · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

It depends on the plants, but that light wouldn't be much help to most garden/outdoor plants. Even something like this would need to be right next to the leaves to give them enough light, and left on for at least 12-16 hours.

If it's an indoor plant though, they generally don't need as much light and will most likely be fine even with that bulb you linked.

u/yoonamaniac · 2 pointsr/cactus

I use grow lights now because my non-cactus succulents are in front of an east facing window. I got this T5 fluorescent somebody recommended in r/succulents for my succulents. I bought the reflector later but they have a model with reflector included. I think it's generally recommended that the light temperature be daylight, 5,000K-6,500K, and as high lumens as you can get, but most lights don't usually specify lumens. I just got into cactus a few weeks ago, and so I just bought this T5 for my expanding cactus collection.

u/ratiocinator2 · 2 pointsr/hydro

I have these hanging from above, and these where I need something freestanding.

... My previous comment was actually kinda sarcastic. You see, these provide white light, which includes all (visible) colors.

u/hiddent69 · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Here’s my LED recommendation as for the light strips

u/shadowonyx23 · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Apollo Horticulture GL60LED Full Spectrum 180W LED Grow Light for Plant Growing

Yeah I had this light too close for a little too long. Raised it for the last couple of weeks. Now I know for the next grow!

Smell was stronger than I expected, smelled great though. Seemed to have a citrus smell too it while trimming.

u/howlermonkey · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Here is the link from Amazon

Tl:Dr 104 bucks

u/Zach925 · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

I've been using this in a 5gal bucket and growth has been amazing:

full build with plant photos, keep in mind I'm only just over 4 weeks in:

u/bucket_or_fuck_it · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Well, I figured those who planted directly in bucket just remove the spacers to get to the plant for trimming/LST/etc? I got my 3 gallon pot, was just wondering what's the easiest way to do this as the 3 gallon pot is gonna leave some fingers pinched getting that guy out (was thinking about drilling holes in the side and leaving some rope tied onto it so I can just lift it out by the rope).

I'm using this 180w UFO here ( and figured with that much punch, some light escaping wouldn't be a big deal. If it starts to stunt growth in flowering, I'll tape it up but it's a nice night light for the dining room right now. Unless you think it'll cause problems already?

u/AlanGreeenspan · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

I have the Apollo and its awesome.

u/raelovesplants · 2 pointsr/succulents

Check this out at
VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad 10" x 20.75" MET Standard

u/noideawhatimdoing8 · 2 pointsr/gardening

No problem!

Word of advice - if you want two heat mats with the thermometer regulator, best to buy one with the thermometer regulator and one without. It's weird, but it comes out a little cheaper than buying the 2 mats and then the thermometer regulator.

u/DrMonkeyhead · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

This one I believe VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad 10" x 20.75" MET Standard

u/Chorizbro · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I recommend a seedling heat mat. They provide gentle heat and are water-resistant.

For example:

This won't provide enough heat if you are trying to get a kveik to 100F, but it's good to boost something into the 70s.

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u/DoctorBaconite · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use a seedling heat mat, similar to one of the fermentation belts but half the price. I have 5 of them and haven't run into any issues with them yet. Paired with an inkbird I'm able to keep the carboys in my garage at about 68 even when it gets down into the 40's.

u/TurbulentConfusion · 2 pointsr/FIREyFemmes

On mobile, hope this works correctly. This is what we use for seedlings: Light and mat

I want to build an indoor basement grow room so we can grow throughout the winter but that requires serious lighting, temp, and air control.

u/squidboots · 2 pointsr/mycology

You can get a heat mat like this one - they're often sold for germination trays but many plants love them. Strongly recommend picking up a thermostat to go with it so you can better control the temp.

u/wesbrews · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Get one of these seedling mats: They're cheap and you can tape them to your fermenter, some even have thermostats.

u/2capp · 2 pointsr/Sourdough

I tend to keep my apartment around 70F, which wasn't enough to keep my starter decently active. I bought a seed germination mat with a thermostat and put it in a plastic storage bin. Works great to keep my starter temp consistent and doubles as a proofing bin when I'm baking.

u/VenusenvyXP · 2 pointsr/Winnipeg

It's not a kit, but something I made. These lights in a crappy light greenhouse like this wrapped in mylar sheets and the seed level has this heating mat.

u/DoctorMoebius · 2 pointsr/Kombucha

Funny, (as with everything these days) those are made by exactly the same Chinese manufacturer as the Vivosun

[Vivosun Digital Seedling Heat Mat Thermostat Contoller 68-108F](VIVOSUN Digital Seedling Heat Mat Thermostat Controller 68-108℉

(I paid $3 more for the green sticker on the front)

[VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad 10" x 20.75" MET Standard](VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad 10" x 20.75" MET Standard

u/brock_lee · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I have this guy. Don't even need to wrap the fermenter, just keep the pad in the chamber.

u/maggieq67 · 2 pointsr/BeardedDragons

I have never used a thermostat with it, they do well between 90-95 degrees and those mats are designed to be 100 degrees and then go thru the bottom of the tote and then float they can regulate their temps.

this is the mat I got

u/Jellybit · 2 pointsr/EpaxX1Owners
  1. My basement is around the same temperature or slightly colder. I bought two things, a seed warmer, and a space blanket. I taped the seed warmer to the top-back of the printer (above the electronics), wrapped the space blanket around it, and it keeps it toasty in the 90's Fahrenheit. If you want a specific temperature, they sell the seed warmer with a thermostat for almost three times the price. I also tried building a heater via thingiverse, but the seed warmer worked so well that I will just keep the parts around as a backup.
  2. A lot of people reuse some IPA for the first wash, but have a clean one for the final rinse. I think you'll find a lot of superstition around how to clean a print, and you'll likely develop your own. Side note: Don't pour IPA directly into your ultrasonic cleaner, as it's a fire hazard.
  3. A lot of people just pour it into a container and let it sit outside to cure and evaporate at the same time.
  4. Some have left it in there for a couple of weeks and it's still fine. The key thing is to pre-warm it (if it's cold), and stir it a bit with a silicon spatula or something else that won't scratch the FEP. Just like you need to shake/swirl your resin before pouring it, you need to re-stir it if it's been sitting in your vat.
u/somethingtoforget · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Heating: Heating Mat
The light bulb in a paint can always worried me about a broken carboy causing electric issues or the bulb burning out and me not knowing.
Cleaning: you can use diluted bleach and then rinse out with water and star san before you put a batch in there.
Extra: As for your chest freezer, I realize you have it laying around and ready for use, so go for it. But I went with an upright freezer and built a shelf inside. Reason being is that it takes up less floor space and I won't have to lift the 6gallons up and over the base of the chest freezer. I have also moved up to a conical and needed the extra head room.

u/CharlyDayy · 2 pointsr/rosin

A heating mat you say? That's interesting. Never heard of those. Something like this?

Can you control the temp pretty accurately with your mat?

u/bears371 · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

The reviews are meh, but it looks like customer service does a good job replacing faulty heat mats free of charge to people.

u/Bigfamei · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

One of these are your friend. Germination and seedlings love a warm environment.

u/jgosson · 2 pointsr/brewing

This one:

It's just large enough to place 2x 5 gallon carboys on. I also make sure to place a towel underneath to insulate and keep the hard glass form shorting any electrical.

u/noonelikesthisaccoun · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

Roleadro LED Grow Light, Galaxyhydro Series 300W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower

So far it’s been working pretty good so far w my white widow autoflower. Recently battled gnats and over fertilized so they’ve got a little Nitrogen stress at the moment.. but the lights seem to work fine

u/JohnnyJaymes · 2 pointsr/gardening

Hmm... Well the one I have is this one, but that's a bit out of your range.

I do know they have a smaller version, but I think that's still like $200 or so.

FWIW the one I linked to started to "sunburn" some of my tomatoes a year or two ago when I let them grow to close to the light without raising it. 😓

Looks like there's a knockoff (if you will) for about $100 -

Can't attest to quality so you might need to read reviews before deciding.

Edit: merged my posts together - stupid mobile app!

u/Guzan113 · 2 pointsr/OurFirstGrow

I have a 6 in fan in the top corner moving air. I have a wet rag hanging from the top bars. That's a Young Living humidifier (lol). And that bowl of water. The light is this one: Roleadro LED Grow Light, Galaxyhydro Series 1000W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower-1000w

u/So-Cal-Sinner · 2 pointsr/cannabiscultivation

I currently am running 3 different LED's.

Plilzin 600w from Amazon.- these were my first LEDs and although they are ok, I would not recommend them based on the availability of better ones at a similar price point.

Main lights are Besva 1500w. Love the light, very powerful, low heat.

BESTVA 1500W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum Grow Lamp with IR&UV for Greenhouse Hydroponic Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

My littles start and grow under this lamp. Amazing little unit. Deep penetration which brings great growth.

Roleadro LED Grow Light, Galaxyhydro Series 1000W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower-1000w

u/netxam · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I've got one of these:

And one of these:

One vegging spectrum and one bloom spectrum both pull around 120-140W from the wall. Yours seem to have the same true wattage. Was this your yield from those two lights running on one plant? Just curious, as I have purchased comparable LEDs and want to know what kind of yield I should expect. I have a 2x4 space thinking of growing 2 or 3 but not sure it is possible with my lights.

u/r4gingm00se · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers
u/SmellyFeets · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Nope, it’s this guy here, picked it up for $60 on a flash sale

Roleadro LED Grow Light, Galaxyhydro Series 1000W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower-1000w

u/CumHelp · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

So is GalaxyHydro a better brand than MarsHydro? Two of the 300w would give me ~270w of actual, so 67.5w/ft.

5 feet is my limit for my closet that the tent will be in.

edit: I messed up on something

u/Mach7Hommy · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

Medium: Hydroton

Lights: Roleadro LED Grow Light, Galaxyhydro Series 1000W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower-1000w

Environment Details: Homemade grow box (height- 6 feet, width- 2 feet, depth- 18 inches). This was built specifically for an available space in my condo.

Strain: Blue Dream Auto

Age: 4 weeks from transplanting into dwc

Pot size: 5 gallon Lowe's dwc- Papi Chulo Edition

Nutrient line and schedule: Maxibloom, Lucas method. 3 gallons of water with 3 tsp of nutrients

Watering Volume: Once it drops below the spot I marked off on the bucket ::shrug::

First things first, this is my first time ever trying to grow anything, other than children and our recipe collection. I'm looking at this as a new hobby and looking for some guidance. I'm pretty sure based on the pics alone, I'm going to be flamed. Since I do not know what I'm doing, I called myself trying to LST it and broke 2 branches, but I think I have the concept

I know there's some sort of deficiency based on the leaves, however, me being a first time grower, I'm proud of all the other fresh green. My PH has been going up within the last 2 weeks and I have to keep adding oh down. The good thing is the ppm changes based on the plant absorbing the nutrients.

u/swimmingpoolofpoop · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Yeah, pretty much all my research makes it seem like CFL is a pretty worthless way to go for this endevour. I have been looking ath this or one of the other Mars hydro 300's that everybody seems to like so much.

I just want to be able to run it all the fuckin time, and be planting auto's like every 30 days.

I just got my power bill, and it wasnt bad at all, so maybe adding another 250w or so HID wont be too bad. Its only about a 3rd of what I'm running already.

u/EaZyy- · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

It's not that you didn't spend enough on lighting, it's that you bought the wrong things. You spent 128 CDN (Give or Take) for crap. These are comparable to your price and you should see a significant increase.



3 a little more expensive but 400w Cree COB LED

u/StigbickDickson · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Nearly identical setup here. That will be enough for veg but you may want to add another for flowering depending on a few things. If you plan on filling out the tent with a wall-to-wall canopy then definitely get two units for flower. One well trained plant could do well under a single LED unit, but if you can grab another one you'll be covered for just about anything you can put in that space. I wouldn't recommend the wall-to-wall canopy as a first timer, though. I'm in my first grow as well and totally underestimated how much my girls would fill out and it has been a struggle to maintain. I have buds smashing up against the side of the tent and have had to chop a few lower branches early in the flower phase because the lack of light stressed them out. If you do end up filling it out just make sure your ventilation is heavy and proper and check for signs of stress every day.

Here are some shots of my 300w girls, each one has a unit directly above it. If you can afford a second light down the road when flowering begins it'll be a big boost, but you can be successful without it.



Edit: Lights are 300w GalaxyHydro with UV/IR

u/BohicaPepperHut · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

These were our set up last year and it worked great.

Going to order the same ones and have double the grow set up this year:


One of these: $79.99

Roleadro LED Grow Light, Galaxyhydro Series 300W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower

Two of these: $69.99

Roleadro Upgrade and Newly Developed LED Grow Light Full Spectrum 2nd Generation Series 300w Plants Light

u/lablizard · 2 pointsr/gardening

This will make the room violently pink, but casts a lovely width of lighted area and is super bright.

So far, my indoor tree is loving it and bounced back from acclimating to the new pot and location since it was from a nursery. He was a seriously un happy tree, I thought I would lose it. This light is awesome.

u/Morgaine1795 · 2 pointsr/gardening

Thank you for sharing! That is really impressive growth. I hope my plants get that large when I am ready to start them. (Zone 5A currently getting lows at -20F). I have never heard of that type of light, seems to work really well for you and they are on sale so I might have to try one. I wonder if I have one of those but still my other lights if there would be an issue, or if I would just use the mars one.

Also the comments from people on imgur really get on my nerves at times.

u/Carlifex · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

10 of those will definetly do. I started with CFLs until i bought a 250W version and it fucking sucked balls. (was listed a grow CFL). the package shows 14W->65W so that bad boy will produce the equivalent of a 65W subjective "brightness" for human eyes. Definition of Lumen. The specification is kind of misunderstood since it tells you something about the brightness a human eye perseives. A plant has other needs.
nonetheless, with 10 of those you will grow weed, but if you pay more than 7$ a piece you should consider getting one of these for starters: 300W LED for beginners. they got a much better spectrum (not the best, but theyre cheap and easy to use)

u/VLXS · 2 pointsr/aquaponics

I am talking about something like this (random link, not an endorsement) that can be used in a DIY setup. Check /u/LEDWizard 's threads to learn more about DIY leds.

Other than that, even just stringing together enough LED spotlights/directional bulbs would do the trick, just not as good as a COB led array (the ones I linked at the beginning).

Or you could go for a couple (or 3) of these ready made panels. Again, this is an example and not an endorsement.

Either way I'm sure it'll be great, because your setup looks pretty sweet as it is and you generally can't go wrong with LEDs. They last a long time and produce the most PAR (photosyntheticaly active radiation) per Watt consumed that any other artificial lighting source.

u/shaxsy · 2 pointsr/gardening

For a light I love these MarsHydro Mars 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum ETL Certification Lighting for Hydroponic Indoor Greenhouse Garden Plants Growing 132W True Watt Panel

u/souljasam · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

This light?

MarsHydro LED Grow Light 300W 600W 1200W Full Spectrum for Hydroponic Indoor Plants Growing Veg and Flower

If so that should be doable. Its a 132w light and with blurple its pretty easy to hit 0.5g/watt of light if you dont stunt the plant a lot.

u/ProfessorPihkal · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

They upgraded them. The old original ones did but the ones that they currently sell use 5w.

Edit: link

u/Caponabis · 2 pointsr/Bonsai

yes, LED full spectrum grow lights. something like this dont' give off too much heat and use a fraction of the power. The light is intense. doesn't have to be as close as HPS or Halogen grow light. the light i linked will cover a 4'x4' growing area. get more trees ! (you can also go without a light if it's close to the window and only one tree, it will survive until spring no worries)

u/Tri0ptimum · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

They advertise it as 132 watt actual:

More than enough for a Brute build, along with some side lighting strips for the bottom maybe :D.

u/blowedyo · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

MarsHydro Mars300 LED Grow Light Full Spectrum ETL Certification Lighting for Hydroponic Indoor Greenhouse Garden Plants Growing 132W True Watt Panel

u/juanitospeppers · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

there is not a good kit, you should buy stuff separate.

light, growing space/material, seeds/plants will probably come from different vendors.

if you wanted a super simple, easy to use kit could get an autopot and then some easy to use nutrients, a simple 1 piece light(led or HPS), then some seeds or wait for march and get some starter plants from me =D

u/StatutoryOmelette · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

This one seems about right for you.

u/Litigiousattny · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

For temps look at something with a temp sensor and pair that with a cheap booster fan and it will pull the air out when the light is on and regulate the temps for you.

I looked at a comparable led light and it looks like it would have appropriate PAR levels of light at about 24-30 inches above your plant. 12 inches is really close. Plants at that stage need very little light intensity. The consensus is about 250 par for seedlings. Here is a link to something with pretty similar wattage draw to give you an idea of intensity at different heights.

u/newgrower0405 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified Reflector-Series 450W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower, Has Daisy Chain Function

u/bellboy2088 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Apologies for leaving that out - here's the light I used:
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

Edit: Ok my bad apparently that version isn't sold anymore but here is the link to the 450W version :

u/Kaevek · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

Here is the Light I'm using. So far it's worked incredible. It's supposed to cover a 2.5x2.5 space.

u/raptor1jec · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

I doubt you have a 3D printer, but this is the pot I use:

Self-Watering Planter (Small) found on Thingiverse.

I also use General Hydroponics nutrients. They're so much better than the nutes that come with the Aerogarden. Here's a link, should last about a year:

General Hydroponics Flora Grow, Bloom, Micro Combo Fertilizer set, 1 Quart (Pack of 3)

Follow the directions on the bottle carefully, ie purple, then green, then pink. Idk why it's in the wrong order on the chart, it's really stupid they did it like that. I alternate every other one with plain water. I use this for both my Aerogarden and potted plants.

Oh, use filtered water, not tap water. Plants don't like chlorine.

u/SuperAngryGuy · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Most people just add nutes to water, adjust the pH of the nutrient solution as needed to get a runoff of around pH 6.5 or so, and then add the solution to the plants as per the two knuckle rule (stick your finger in the soil and if it feels dry at the second knuckle then do a complete watering).

You can store concentrated nutrients however you want just don't store concentrated multi-part nutrients together in the same container. This will cause some of the nutrients to bind up.

Using a syringe, tiny measuring cup, "soap" dispenser, etc does not matter as long as the nutrient solution is the appropriate strength and pHed before adding it to the soil. With the above 3 part GH Flora fertilizers I like a fertilizer strength of 1200ppm/1.9 EC (I use a TDS meter) and a pH of 6.7-6.8 to get a runoff of around 6.5.

Does the above make sense?

edit- slight correction and TDS stands for "total dissolved solids". I use an older version of this meter that has a 650ppm=1 EC correction factor, which can be different depending on the meter, and this to test pH.

u/ihc_hotshot · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

The General hydroponics Flora series is generally recommended to newbies.

You can add to it but those three bottles will grow anything you could want.

u/st_samples · 2 pointsr/microgrowery
u/Baron164 · 2 pointsr/hydro

I plan to grow larger variant tomatoes such as beefsteak and want to make sure this kind of layout and these components will be good enough for that purpose.

Here is the list of components I'm planning to use:

  1. Buckets
  2. Lids
  3. Hydroton
  4. Nutrients
  5. pH Control
  6. pH/TDS Tester
  7. Water Pump
  8. Water tubing
  9. Air Pump
  10. Air Stone
  11. Air Line
  12. Growlight (Already own) Galaxyhydro 300w LED Grow Light Full Spectrum


    The remaining plumbing components I need I'll pick up from my local Home Depot.
u/AJUniverse · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Hmm... That makes sense, especially since my last grow didn't have this issue, but this is my first grow using these:

u/BuffiDoinks · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I grow in soil and this is what i use, and i feel many others do as well.

u/Pharmy_Dude27 · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

The kratky method is a great beginners method to get into hydroponics. I currently have about 30 plants all doing the kratky.

General Hydroponics is a good brand and mix of nutrients. Its simple to use and doesnt require a scale to mesure stuff out. Use a tablespoon to measure stuff or a syringe.

Buy the PH up/down from GH too but be warned you will need to dilute it first or youre in for a fun time trying to correct your PH. (let me know when you get to this step and I can give better directions.

Get a simple PH tester. It will make your life a lot easier. Once I figured out that adding nutrients to my water brought my PH to around 5.9 I stopped testing everytime. (but i recommend that you do use it everytime)

You DO NOT need to grow in soil first, but like /u/BroposkisRump said you can just be careful washing off the roots. GOTO the youtube channels mentioned on check out Khang Starr's video first.

Some advice:

  • Kratky is BEST for leafy plants like basil, lettuce, kale, etc.
    You cangrow those with no effort.

  • Make sure all containers are opaque to prevent algae growth.

  • Get seedlings and sprouts under a grow light to prevent stretching!!

  • If you live in anything but a hot climate you will want a grow tent to grow peppers over winter - And a grow light - Get a digital timer and give your plants around 16 hours of light (you can get cheaper ones but I am showing you what i bought)

  • Get 2 inch net pots and a 2 inch hole saw for your containers

  • A fan on your peppers will help make then thicker and stronger plants and may help polinate them. You can also shake your plant ( thats what I do)

    Thats all I got for now. Once you understand this method try hydroponics using a different method as well.

u/Big_Ds_Snake_Oil · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I would also get a 600 w led. This one on amazon is a really good deal. If you’re really hurting for cash get the 300 w version for about $80 I think.

Also, you could start in cheep 5 gallon buckets. Get good garden planter soil from Lowe’s or Home Depot. Put drain holes in buckets. You can also just use miracle grow as nutrient.

Read i love growing marijuana website too. You could get closer to 600 grams as a rookie with that light, and good soil.

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/Pharmergreen420 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

48x48x80 link is up above, and I’m using a Viparspectra 600w led, will link below.

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/SuspiciousChemistry · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

It is an LED panel, this one to be specific.
It's been awhile since I took a physics course on waves and optics, but I think what's happening is the cracked door to the closet is causing diffraction, which leads to the light from individual LEDs on the panel to bend differently based on their color, creating the rainbow pattern. Of course it also might not be based on the individual colors but rather their placement on the panel, which would explain why the order of colors is seemingly random rather than the typical ROYGBIV pattern of rainbows.

u/oldmanslum · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Was looking at this one
Thought process was if I ever want to go with more than 6 (I think) it should be able to provide enough light. Thanks for the reply man

u/the413 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Snagged these for $89 yesterday on Amazon. Seemed like a steal. Maybe they'll be back on sale tomorrow.

edit: the 600w version of that light is on sale still

u/Toomanypasswords · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I think an led would be perfect as they run cool but still have power and spectrum options, perfect for tight spaces. I am flowering with a viparspectra600 (actual 267w) led in a 2x3x5 cabinet and love it.

Using every inch of your grow space wisely, and guiding the plants structure will help you maximize yield and plant health.

u/gbond666 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I bought this one for my first grow and am happy so far


u/ValorousVagabond · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

He's referring to something like this.

Pay attention to the amount of power it draws from the wall, not the "600w" figure they posted which is going to be quite wrong. I did the math on the ones available on Amazon, and the Viparspectras seem to give you the best W/$ ratio.

u/oh2ridemore · 2 pointsr/gardening

I have been really happy with these VIPARSPECTRA lights from
From the wattage observed via zwave switch and led count, thinking they use 3 watt leds. I liked them enough to buy 2 of the '300 watt' versions and one 600 watt. Combined with my old metal halide fixture, plants are super happy.
Coffee, lime, lemon, tangerine, pineapples, various other tropical plants.
If they last 10 years will be happy. Tired of using so much wattage on ballasts for the mh and hps fixtures.

u/mewincali · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

It's just a 2x4x6, Quictent 48"x24"x84" to be exact. I don't really recommend this tent, but it's what I've got right now. There's some light leaks and poor stitching I had to cover up.

It was originally meant for iPower 48"x48"x78" but I had to downsize for some space reasons.

I've been slowly upgrading where I can between grows, so the initial investment didn't hit me as hard. But if you can afford it, I would recommend getting higher quality material the first time around and saving your money long term. I've got 2x Blurple VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series V600 600W, that old 4x4 grow tent, and that old fan+filter combo all collecting dust -- essentially an entire grow setup.

I'm now using an HLG-600H Quantum Board (dimmed), that 2x4x6 tent, and the filter+fan combo I posted above.

Also, my fan is probably overkill for my current setup, so I did the math for the CFMs needed for my tent and used a Variable Fan/Router Speed Controller to turn it down a bit. Not sure if I'd completely recommend that controller, but it's just what I've got.

u/shuddles08 · 2 pointsr/SavageGarden

Wow, if you really want to make those heliamphora happy inside, you've got quite a project ahead of you. Get these things: an aquarium tank 30 inches long x 12 inches tall x about 12 or 15 inches wide. The first two measurements are the important ones. Get two of these to mount on each side of your tank:

Go led for best light:

Now get this for humidity:

wrap the tank in a reflective material, put your helis in, and they'll do fine.

u/TheMadFlyentist · 2 pointsr/gardening

Are you concerned with aesthetics? If not, you can easily get away with some florescent shop lights such as these. You would want to get some full-spectrum bulbs, or some that are in the sunlight spectrum at least. Depending on the plants, you may be able to get away with some standard 6500K blue/white bulbs.

If you really want to be super efficient/cool looking and you don't care about price then you could go with an LED setup like this, but you'd likely need several to keep many plants going and the cost adds up quick.

You could also get one large metal halide fixture such as this but they generate a lot of heat and look very industrial.

Please note that I'm not recommending any of these brands in particular, I'm just using these as examples. Were it me, I'd probably just pick up two fluorescent fixtures from your local box store and designate a corner of a room to overwinter the plants. They may or may not grow a lot under the lights, but they will survive and you won't break the bank.

u/mbxz7LWB · 2 pointsr/microgrowery
u/throwaway783846392 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Thanks! Something closer to this? Should we have the light on 24/7 until it starts flowering then switch to 12 on 12 off? That’s what we’ve read

u/Ianredding · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

Here is what I'm running. Couldn't recommend it more.

Have two of them and one larger size. One unit only runs at about 150W actually so better on the power bill. :) Ive grown all the herbs you mentioned under it with great success. I like it more than the pure red/blue lights. Less weird looking light color and all.

u/CallMeParagon · 2 pointsr/succulents

This is the light I use - it emits a small amount of heat that is perfect. Keeps my succulents around 75 degrees. I have them on a three-tier wire cart that I wrapped in foil to insulate until I can get real reflective padding.

Can't recommend this light enough - everything is doing so well now, I have a lithops blooming, some sedum, baby toes, one lace aloe, a haworthia turgida, and more.

u/absolutelystoopid · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

just want to chime in here, I was in the same boat as you. Starting out as just an experiment seeing if I could actually sprout a seed, turned into a dedicated project :p But I can tell you I didn't have any idea with like lights, tents, air filters etc. So first thing I bought was this LED , but a better option would be this Viparspectra (the one I bought though has been just fine) and just hung it in my closet with the plant, and that's it. veg'ed it for 4 weeks just like that with the light on a timer and my closet door closed. (get a little desk fan to to move some air over the leaves) Then I figured I'd switch to flower, and was kinda on the edge about investing in a tent and carbon filter. but every thread I read about smell, veterans would always say "It's gonna smell a lot!" So I bit the bullet and got a 2x2x4 tent and this carbon filter and fan . You can probably use your DIY carbon filter just fine. Anyway, long story short, I started to flower and literally two days later I walk into my house after work and the smell just hits me. And this is just one plant. So definitely invest in that stuff. But as for the PC fan, unfortunately it's not going to have enough static pressure to force air through a carbon filter. You don't have to go with the one I got, like brotha said the duct boosters will work too. If you have any question let me know cause I relate very well to your situation, except I've now been halfway through the process lol. pm me if you want

u/hodlorfeed69 · 2 pointsr/plants

I use this and it’s an absolute beast.

u/ThenWind · 2 pointsr/druggardening

garbage. would be better off buying LED lightbulbs which run in the 10-14 Watt range and are much cheaper than this. These would work good for seedlings but that is about it.

also for the same price you could get something like this instead. which is more than double the watts of the 4 lights that you posted.. but a lot of people hate on these sort of lights as well. lots of options out there.

u/BigOlBucket · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

I was actually looking at this specific light

I am also looking at some led strips for the sides

u/vinney1369 · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

You mentioned that you were thinking of having three 5 gallon pails of tomatoes and peppers, and if that is the case this light isn't gonna cut it. Without looking up the item, it looks like something you could use on seedlings or small young plants, but tomato plants get big, and its not likely this light would support them long term. It should be fine for lettuce assuming your plants aren't really spread out.

Honestly I would find something in the 300w range for three plants, such as this if you want to go LED. If you are looking to save money on the fixture, I would suggested some full spectrum CFL bulbs instead. Bar or coil bulbs should be fine either way, but you'll need a couple of them for good light disbursement.

(For the record, I did try to look this up but was unable to find it.)

u/Smartass_Man · 2 pointsr/GrowingMarijuana

This is the one I got off Amazon

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/Gun5linger67 · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

How big is your area? How many plants do you have? I grow Thyme, Rosemary and Oregano on a 2'x2'x3' tent with a 300 watt LED like this one They are in 6" pots and take up about half of the space. I use the other half for starting seedlings.

u/UsogosU · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Thanks! I thought the same thing when i saw those leaves develop!
The younger ones "wriggle" so much as they're growing in, it's awesome to look at.

I'm using 2 of these lights they were cheap but had pretty great reviews. so far so good.

Standard Fox Farm Nutes with Cal mag too.

Soil is just organic stuff from amazon

I went pretty cheap on the supplies, but so far so good.

edit: just adding quantity of lights.

u/THCgrown · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I'd go with this if anything for a single
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/Arcticflux · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

That tent is fine. The lights aren't great. I recommend ViparSpectra

That grow space could support 2 of these 300wViparSpectra lights. I would get two of them and place them inside that tent. Even if you don't want to go with the ViparSpectras, then go with a Mars Hydro. Works just fine. Just remember that lighting has a lot to do with Yield. So with this tent and set up, you can expect 2-5 oz total with 2 of these lights running together.

u/Zombiesmakemewet · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower, Has Daisy Chain Function

I have 2 of these. But take into consideration the amount of space you have.

u/SCP239 · 2 pointsr/SavageGarden

I have this and it produces about 50k lux 10" away from emitters. I use it to light my 2x4 grow tent instead of a handful of less powerful lights.

And different carnivorous plants have different light and temp preferences. My light is too bright for direct use on my Nepenthes, but I bet Fly Traps or Sarracenia would love it being only ~6" away.

u/Samrojas0 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Haré SCROG, sin embargo mi luz es de 300W, la siguiente:

Puede que quede fallo y tenga que usar también una de sodio es lo que me temo :/

u/DirtyQuad525 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I would imagine that your LED light would be fine. I have used on two plants in about the same size tent and everything was fine. I just made sure to rotate my plants every couple of days to make sure they were getting decent exposure all around. I now run two of these lights in my tent.

u/magnetic_couch · 2 pointsr/succulents

This is the exact one I own:

I've had it running for about 6 months, running about 12 hours a day. The fan on it is a bit noisy, but not any louder than an AC is. It's advertised as being able to cover a 3'x3' area at 2' height, which it seems to have proven (it covers a 3'x1' shelf at 1.5' height in my current setup).

It uses 5W LEDs which is great for high luminosity; most LED grow lights I've seen use a higher number of lower wattage LEDs (3W or 2W) which seems to be lower overall luminosity.

u/FadedMountain · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

oh and heres the lights I would recommend for smaller setup like what we have:

and finally, if you're poor as shit like a lot of us are then buy the quantum board first. you can still produce very nice flowers with just that.

u/twootherdanny · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

youre going to want more light for flowering. I made this mistake my first grow (on the second grow now).

I had a "150w" LED that was not actually that strong, then once told me how to calculate light strength, i picked up 3 75w cfl's in combo with the LED. It did okay, I think it would have been better had I not neglected the plant for a few weeks because I thought it was dead.

Now on my second grow I picked up this: - from what ive found 300w will be good for a 2x2x4' grow tent that im running now.

u/Ketaloge · 2 pointsr/succulents

I just bought two of those after having the 15w version for a while now. The 15 watt one is enough for most of my plants but it doesnt quite bring out the nice colors of most of them and my e. prolifica is still etiolating like crazy. The 45watt one will be enough though I think.

u/mdgates00 · 2 pointsr/gardening

What you really want to ask is how many Watts per square meter (or square foot). If your garden bed is large, you'll need more light. And light that doesn't hit the garden doesn't count.

Something like this covers about 4'x4' with pretty good brightness. With all the LEDs pointing at the plants, this will be far more effective than a LED grow bulb in a typical household lighting fixture.

u/Andymeows · 2 pointsr/Adenium

Does the fact that it's 18 months old count for anything? I'm getting contradictory advise

Edit: I also have it under a 45 watt grow light

u/demolition22 · 2 pointsr/hydro

I got this one from Amazon.

45W LED Grow Light, UNIFUN New Light Plant Bulbs Plant Growing Bulb for Hydroponic Aquatic Indoor Plants

u/somedud · 2 pointsr/Romania

Mi se par o companie de încredere și cu potențial de creștere.

On an unrelated note, ce părere aveți de produsul acesta?

u/TheBozo · 2 pointsr/succulents

45W LED Grow Light, UNIFUN New Light Plant Bulbs Plant Growing Bulb for Hydroponic Aquatic Indoor Plants

u/oyster_jam · 2 pointsr/gardening

I used some of these for an indoor setup with good success. Like u/LilPineapple69 said, maybe you could use a few in your greenhouse.

u/lazygamer1324 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I just ordered a QB 260 Watt set up, replacing some really junky lights. I'm at the end of my first grow so im excited for the major upgrade :D my grow space is smaller than yours.

Old lights

u/LittleFluffFerial · 2 pointsr/succulents

I bought a small metal shelf from home depot and got the 300W version of this grow light to hang from the underside of the top shelf

u/BreastConnoisseur · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I'd suspect your light is the leading cause of slow growth, barring ph issues. From what I can tell of the leaves, it looks pretty healthy! Light leaks don't bother the plant as much during vegetative state, you mostly have to watch for those in flowering. You could always grab an additional light online to bolster your plant.

Something like this:

Might be a good addition. Get the second Gen full spectrum yellow colored 600w (it's not a true 600w, but it's better than some of the other blurples and it's light penetration is solid)

u/Beneficial_Task · 2 pointsr/microgrowery
u/TheSexyChexican · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

i wouldnt get the light meter, the ufo wont register too well with a lux meter because of the mono LEDs. if you want a light you can use with the light meter, you could get this:

what are you using for nutrients? i think you will need a larger power supply for the leds, like 12vdc 5-10amp.

u/black_thumb_808 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

the brand galaxyhydro/roleandro is equal to, maybe a little better than marshydro, they are both chinese led panel amazon/ebay sellers. However, that particular COB is very low end, entry level, not worth +$30 over the regular mars300. its pulling 100w vs 132w and putting out the same blurple light.

A "real" 100w at the wall cob will set you back $200 and or more

stay with the 2 mars or better yet, get 2 of these newer white led panel

u/thin_rolling_papers · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I'm not sure which one is better, but this one will be much better on your eyes, the blue/purple light gets annoying after awhile...

u/garlic_rocker · 2 pointsr/orchids

I have an orchid that was gifted to me this spring. It bloomed beautifully through the summer, and when it finished, I trimmed back its spikes (they were being sacrificed anyway) and repotted it (the included pot was very small and couldn't drain). So far, it seems to be doing well: I have two new sets of leaves. However, I'm a cold apartment in Seattle (though it is south facing). How much benefit do you think I'd get from installing this $70 sunlight colored LED grow light?

Edit: it's a young phal.

u/PutterNut · 2 pointsr/succulents

There is no definitive answer on this because there are too many variables. Examples: The light requirements of each individual plant. The PAR given by the light. How far the plant is from the light. How long the light is on daily. How much natural light the plants receive. Yes grow lights CAN work, but you have to find the perfect balance. The great thing about indoor lights is you can control the environment! Too much light, you can reduce the time or move the plants further away from the light source. Too little light, move them closer or give more hours of light. It's not something you'll probably get 100% right on the first try.

They do make white LED grow light panels, but they are harder to find than the red/blue. You may want to try something like - -but it may be overkill, I don't know how many plants you have or how large of an area you need to light.

u/Teamgreensteve · 2 pointsr/microgrowery
u/kelchm · 2 pointsr/orchids

I've been pretty impressed with the performance of the grow lights I am using. I'm using this '400W' COB from Roleadro. Here's a photo from further back, if you're interested in seeing how the light is setup.

u/aerogrower · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

It looks like the cheapest thing they have is a 100w COB for $229. What makes their lights so much better than a 300w COB from Roleadro that's $100?

edit- the Roleadro is actually 400w, 200w actual draw

u/chalkiest_studebaker · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Look into different spectrums so its not all the same. Your plants and yield will appreciate it.... Maybe add COB into the mix. Beneficial to not all have the same blurple LED spectrum. I ran 600w purple LED COB first grow, now running that in conjunction with 300w of CFL. Definite improvements. See here:

u/TeethAreOutsideBones · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Roleadro 400W COB Full Spectrum LED Grow Light with Innovated Chips, 2nd Generation

This will be your best bet for that budget. A little under powered but should work.

u/riseheart2 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I've been looking into getting this one personally:

Just trying to find more info on Roleandro right now. They were Galaxy Hydro before, but very little information out there for their new reincarnation.

u/JohnqNC · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Thanks, I've watched a few of Growmou5's video's and it looks like that's the way to go. I just can't afford it right now. I'm wondering if I should just buy a $100 LED or try out a $100 COB (which I could upgrade in the future). I have a $100 Amazon gift card and really have no idea what to get. I have a $50 chinese "300w" led pulling about 120w and CFL's all around the area. So another "300w" would fit the best. But something pulling over 200w would be better but each light would probably not be level, the "600w" probably would be higher and the smaller one might block out some of the light....idk I can't have much heat though and COB's seem to give off more.

Others in the price range I'm looking at is:

Someone said Chinese COB lights can overheat though.

u/Merkaba316 · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

I've tried a few of the budget options from Amazon. They will work, just not the greatest. Also, several aren't actually what they say they are wattage wise. The actual rated power can vary anywhere up to 10w from my testing (on these smaller 30-50w actual fixtures).

My two remaining sub100$ lights based off performance are these guys and both are in my tent now supporting fruiting pepper plants: Roleadro HYG08-2X400W-W 800W COB Full Spectrum Grow Light LED Plant Lamp with ON/Off Switch and Daisy Chain Function, 2nd Generation Flowering and Veg

The other was a Marshydro 240w blurple that is either out of stock or not sold anymore, I believe it was right around 100$ as well.

With all of the cheaper blurple boards I had, I was fine vegging usually, flowering and fruiting was typically extremely difficult however. Both of my current lights do fine through all stages.

The cheapies usually will work fine for things like herbs or microgreens, but begin to show their true colors of being cheap when you get either too big of a plant or are trying to get a plant to flower and put on fruit. That's my experience at least.

u/very_kind · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Pretty sure I just picked up that same light on Amazon for $100. Anyway, there is a cree model of it that is a little better if you're willing to pay that price. Here is the one I picked up 4 days ago at $100, now it's $135

u/gratefulbreath · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I have been considering this COB LED myself.

u/saratoga3 · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

>if I didn't add ice, the bowl/water container easy goes up to 93F after a 16 hour light cycle...

If your house is 77F, but your water is 93F, something is wrong. The water should be at ambient temperature, which in your case seems to be 93F. Do you have a lot of hot lights right up against the plants with no fan? If so, fix your lights.

>with lighting from something like this but hopefully a bit smaller -

Don't use pure blue LEDs, you want either whites or red/blue. something like these:

u/sd42790 · 2 pointsr/AccidentalKubrick

It’s an LED array. It’s a cheap one; you’ll find they can get very expensive. LEDs are nice because they consume little power, produce almost no heat, and last a long time. These plants get some sunlight; I use a timer to run the lights 2-6 hours/day, depending on time of year.

I’m no expert, but I find they work well, especially for seedlings/young plants. Some plants do fine with limited sun, others need lots of light. Flowering plants apparently do better with a wider spectrum light than the one shown here. I’d suggest researching a bit, getting one that fits your needs, and giving it a try.

u/BreadstickNinja · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

Hey there! I think you're going to have trouble growing in the window if you're facing north. South is best, and I've grown nice window plants with good east and west exposure, but never north.

I think your best bet is to do a small indoor set-up like mine. This is where I start my peppers before moving them outdoors. I have three of these panels suspended from a shelving unit, and I'm growing below using Khang Starr's 2-cup method. The lights are on a timer for 16 hours of light and 8 hours of dark, but you could get away with a little less if it keeps your roommate happy.

I actually germinate the seeds in a starter with a heating mat to keep it around 85°, but while that will speed up germination, it's not completely necessary. You can also get good results by germinating the seeds in a paper towel, dampened with water, and sealed in a ziploc bag.

Last thing is the fertilizer solution for the bottom cup. I use MasterBlend 4-18-38, mixed with the recommended amounts of ammonium nitrate and Epsom salt. I've had really excellent results so far.

If you get started soon, I don't think you'd outgrow a small setup by mid-May.

u/AnesthesiaOnTheSide · 2 pointsr/succulents

Where do you live? Sounds like you need to invest in a grow light for it. If it’s that big, tabletop lights won’t be enough. Look at some of the hanging lamps like this.

u/takesmassiveshits · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

It's a phlizon 600 watt LED light.

Edit: it pulls 108watts from the wall aparently.

u/TheBrothersClegane · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

First timer here. I have 3 female autoflower Northern Lights seedlings at the moment. I am using a 600W amazon LED and 2 45W LED panels in a 4x2 tent. I wasn’t aware the actual wattage of the 600W Amazon light is closer to 150W when I bought it. What’s my best bet for having enough light for all 3 plants in a 4x2 tent? I’m trying to keep costs relatively low. Should I buy some CFLs and spread them around? How many?

My 600w

u/sherrillo · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

Excellent! I'm torn between the bulbs I did, the one you have, and this one,
( Do the bulbs for yours have a good shelf life? How costly are replacements vs the LEDs?

u/le_chef_boyardee · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

yes there is tons of options for lights... i can help you a bit.

where are you from ? whats your main language? if its french i can help explain stuff in french too to make it easier.


option 1: if you want just to get by until next month... maybe T5 would be best option

my guess this would enough... t5 4ftgreat for veg not so great for flowering

option 2: is a 400w hps you can a vented hood if you plan on using in a tent eventually. Better suited for a full grow than T5 if you want to go at it inside. This kit even comes with a MH bulb thats perfect for Veg.


option 3: quantum board (from china or usa/canada $$$). Most expensive option but very efficient and effective. i guess a 240w would be enough.

210$ us shipped + duties from china (alibaba - meijiu) or check out HLG in usa or canada who sell probably slightly better product (pretty much same components) for twice the price. But you get faster shipping and easier communication.

QB 240w or from hlg canada - hlg usa)


First two you can get easily with amazon or your local hydro store... QB board from china is probably 1 or 2 weeks...


maybe a fourth option is a blurple led light... i wouldn't suggest that but its an option that will probably do the job ok and its the cheapest i guess for the 600w

not sure but i think you would need a 900... old technology. not the wattage advertised.



if you have more question feel free to ask

u/okpatriot71 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Cool, I’ll probably switch both of mine on then. I’m using 3 of these in a 2x4x5 tent

u/RoboticAnatomy · 2 pointsr/Bonsai

Hi there!

So I would really like to get into the art of Bonsai. I've been looking at getting a Ficus. The only problem is that it would have to permanently (at least for the foreseeable future) live indoors, as I live in a townhouse complex, without access to a balcony/private yard/fenced in area. I completely understand bonsai don't do well indoors, but with the proper lighting is it doable? I have been looking at lighting from local hydroponic shops and am having trouble picking a light. Would a basic 100 Watt-Equivalent CFL work? Or should I get something a bit fancier like one of these?

250 Watt, 6500K CFL with Reflector

2 Foot, 2 Tube, T5 Fluorescent

60 x 10 Watt LED Grow Light (600 Watt Equivalent)

60 x 10 Watt LED Grow Light (900 Watt Equivalent)

[CFL 13 Watt = 65 Watt Equivalent, 6500K] (

CFL 23 Watt = 100 Watt 2700K

CFL 23 Watt = 100 Watt 6500K

If I were to get Fluorescents I would need a stand of some sort. Would something like this work? Should I change the bulbs to something more powerful?

24 Watt, 6400K, 2 Feet T5

Any of the lights purchased would be kept on an automatic timer indoors. Should the length of the timer be affected by the power of the bulb? Less powerful = More time per day?

u/HPapi · 2 pointsr/trees

These are not autos and I have 3-600w LED's. I have 2- VIVOSUN 600W LED Grow Light and 1- Phlizon Newest 600W LED Plant Grow Light -- seeds from

u/Flussschlauch · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Do you want to buy or is DIY an option?
DIY with Strips is fairly easy. But I don't know about canadian prices and availability of components.
An easy yet efficient solution would be 2 vegging QB.

u/Pork_Taco · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

Gonna keep it and supplement with 2 of these as well HLG 65 V2 4000K Horticulture Lighting Group Quantum Board LED Grow Light Veg & Bloom 4000K | Version 2 High-Efficiency Upgraded LM301B LED's

u/Big_N · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

I am just getting into the hobby so I don't have any real results, but I posted the same question here a few weeks ago and was recommended this:


I ordered it and like it so far. Very bright, lightweight (I am holding it in place with only a few zip ties), and doesn't get too hot. They also make a bigger one if you're going to have a lot of plants:

u/ceruleanXLII · 2 pointsr/GardeningIndoors

Edit: don't worry about the gallium aluminum arcenide, it is encapsulated in acrylic plastic & not going anywhere. Just like a phone or a computer 😆

u/menarthra · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

These are exactly the kind of answers I'm looking for! Anything to cut down on noise and heat is great, as for quantum boards, will something like this work or would I need to invest a bit more? And would leaving the flap on the tent open allow light to leak?

u/hogester79 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

They don’t need them - they don’t get hot only “warm” and they are full spectrum which means you have a grow and bloom light. Very efficient at creating light and spread and cost effective :-)

Some reviews here:

Get something in either 3000K or 3500K range (spectrum output).

Let me know if you want to know more!

u/DesertofBoredom · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

def at least 4 for a tent that large. honestly you'd be better getting a few more powerful versions. 4 of the [100 watt version] ( would beast out a 4x4 tent through flower. This 285 watt version could handle a 4x4 at veg but you may want to add some supplemental light at flower. And this 480 watt monster would be ideal, but it's getting pricey at that point.

if you are wiling to do a little wiring and buy you're own driver, you could buy just the boards for cheaper from the company on their website: Then you could wire all the boards to a single driver and have a good set up for less cost.

u/Battered_Unicorn · 2 pointsr/trees

a [HLG-100 V2 3000k]($150) would work well for two 5 gal fabric bag plants and should yield around 2-4oz a harvest once you get everything dialed in. It doesn't need any additional parts other than a pair of adjustable hangers($5-10) and a 24 hr timer(for setting 12/12 in flower). Something like this is great for ease of use, low heat, and efficiency. I'd suggest a combo of topping and low stress training(LST) to bush out your plants and increase yield, usually i'll shoot for 8/16 main cola heads however the veg time can be quite long with this method. Fabric pots are cheap and effective, and add some super soil(kinda pricey, but worth it) like fox farm ocean forest/ happy frog and you'll almost have enough packed in nutes to last you until flower. Supplement with budget cal/mag and some cheap flower fert like scott's super bloom and your good to go. Also never try to save time in the drying/curing step, by far the most important part imo and one of the most challenging to get right from my experience. Also you can def veg 4 plants under this but if you want a good yielding flower, 2 would be the sweet spot and you can always add another unit down the road.


This company makes DIY kits as well for cheaper, however if pure cost to yield is your interest HPS/CMH are still two great options with a few more needed components(duct fans, tubing, light hood). Also check out cobs if your a DIY person. Not as much spread as the quantum boards but pretty damn efficient too.

u/sailor_viola · 2 pointsr/succulents

It's this light from amazon.

u/aquarian-tears · 2 pointsr/succulents

Hi! I use these two products:

LED Grow Light for Indoor Plant,...

Grow Light Plant Lights for...

You totally don’t need to use both of them, the first one would be good enough. I bought these two for different uses but ended up using both of them at the same time. I leave them on for at least 12 hours a day.

u/momotheducky · 2 pointsr/succulents

I totally understand, I haven’t had to do the big chop myself yet, but it’s something that will probably have to happen in the future lol.

I’ve been using this one that’s pretty good. It brought out stress coloring in my succulents so it’s strong enough if you put it really close If you have a lot of succulents/plants I wouldn’t recommend this style of grow lamp because it doesn’t cover too much area.

If you wanna go the most inexpensive route you can get a grow light bulb and put it in one of your lamps.

There’s a lot of posts on this subreddit asking for grow light recommendations. You can browse through those to get some suggestions! :)

u/PeeparPepperoni · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

I have this one and have found it to be completely sufficient for keeping my plants happy in the winter! It has a clip and you can turn one or both lights on.

u/littleprettypebbles · 2 pointsr/succulents

Ok, so the top picture is from March 10th, the bottom one is a month later, so they've all been under the grow lights I purchased for about a month. Most everyone seems to be happy (my sedeveria letizia is struggling, but that's a different issue, I've not gotten her watering down yet) and the two girls in the middle there have each sprouted two buds and flowered! Wondering if anyone can ID the flowering cutey in the back (hoping now that she's flowered it might be easier).


The lights I purchased are these: if anyone is interested, I know people have asked for grow light recommendations and these have done pretty well for me so far. The lights are about 6-8" away from the plants.

u/nillah · 2 pointsr/houseplants

I bought this one a couple weeks ago, it works great so far. My only complaint is it doesn't have a timer or anything built in. I just bought this also (I have a lot of plants to cover lol), I think the light spectrum might be different, and it also has a timer built in so you can set it to stay on for 6 or 12 hours or something. They both are able to just clamp on to the edge of your bookshelf.

You could also get a power strip with a timer built in, that way you can plug the light(s) into it and they'll come on each day automatically, and you don't have to worry about buying a specific light with one included.

u/Marie4558 · 2 pointsr/gardening

HI! I have been growing my seedlings and some plants under a grow light ( ttps:// ) for reference. I was hoping to migrate them out to my porch in a few days but I was concerned about sun scorching? Will it be a problem to move them out, or will they be fine because they have been under the grow light for 16hrs a day? Thanks!

u/isomorphZeta · 2 pointsr/succulents
u/NoEmailAssociated · 2 pointsr/houseplants

I bought some clip-on plant lights from Amazon, would that work?

u/Andy_Onymous · 1 pointr/lawncare

This is what I have used -

Fellow Michigander here. You have plenty of time to get your yard off to a good start. I brought in soil but it is not always needed. Check and see where you are after the test.

u/blorgensplor · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

So I did the soil test kit that I bought. According to it the pH of my soil is at least 7.5, maybe a bit higher and the nitrogen content isn't detectable it's so low. Everything else looks good. I find it to be a bit odd considering the container is full of a rough mel's mix I put together of peat moss, vermiculite, compost, composted manure, and mushroom compost.

What would you recommend I do to the soil? As of right now the only ferts I have are 9-12-12, 4-15-14, and some miracle grow spray stuff that is 12-4-5.

u/Kimalyn · 1 pointr/mead

Can we be best friends??!

I have an idea for experimenting with Mead lees for fertilizer. Think straight up 4th grade science fair type stuff. Bean plants, same soil, same light, measuring how tall they get over a period of time. I think I'll start with a pure mead and experiment with various dilution amounts. Then I might go for a second round (once I've decided on optimum dilution from the first round) with various types of flavored mead. What I'd really like would be to test the contents of the lees for nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium levels so I could compare it to fertilizers. So I'll probably buy something like this!

We could go into alcohol experimentation business together!

u/jc4orr · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

You can try bone meal, but the only way to tell if there is a nutrient deficiency is to test the soil. I used this kit and it was pretty simple.
As for pests, there are plenty of sprays available. Regardless of which one you choose, the important part is to be consistent and don't stop when you first see an improvement. There are still eggs that will hatch and start the whole process over again.

u/HukIt · 1 pointr/lawncare

Luster Leaf 1601 Rapitest Test Kit for Soil pH, Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potash

u/mexicatz · 1 pointr/lawncare

it wasn't an actual test by a lab i tried using one of these

u/beepbeep_meow · 1 pointr/gardening

I agree, it's either that they're over-watered, malnourished, or both. If they're over-watered, the roots aren't getting any oxygen. They need to drink, but they need to breathe, too. If they sit in water, they rot.

This soil test is a good investment if they don't perk up from less frequent watering. It'll tell you what kind of fertilizer you need.

u/highwest13 · 1 pointr/lawncare

Yeah for sure. Buy something like this. You'll get an idea if your lawn is depleted of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, or Potash. You'll also get a measurement of the soil's pH level.

I'd fix the soil first. Thick, lush grass depends on healthy soil.

u/cityworka · 1 pointr/Winnipeg

Hey, you seem very knowledgeable. Would this be a good test kit?

Also, I moved into a new house last fall. The grass in the front yard has some bald spots that I would like to try and remedy. When is the best time to hit this with fresh soil and grass seed? When is the best time to fertilize? Also, how to you pick which grass seed to buy? Thanks for any help with this.

u/0110010001100010 · 1 pointr/marijuanaenthusiasts

wow, this is a crap ton of data on that site! I can't even figure out how to find those 3 things. Anyway, can I just pick up a test kit from Amazon?

I'm lazy and getting stuff shipped to my home is easier than taking soil somewhere, lol

u/mmcremebrulee · 1 pointr/gardening

I test the soil in my gardening bed. I'm too scared to test the rest of my yard's soil, hah. This is the tester I use-- it's pretty fun!

The first year I found out my soil was low in Nitrogen so I amended with blood meal. This year I only amended with composted manure and things seem pretty happy.

u/phattywierz · 1 pointr/lawncare

No print out - I used this for the soil, and my API aquarium test kit to test the water.

u/Jayson182 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

How do the leaves feel? I'm not terribly experienced but if they're soft and limp (derp) then you're over-watering, crisp and under-watering. Both will have the same sag \ limp. Feel the weight of the pot and feel the soil a couple inches down to confirm if it needs water or not.
Get a soil kit like this and test your PH \ Nutes. Dial in your nutrients and correct the PH.
For the lighting, if money is an issue, you can add some CFL (2700k) for the cool color spectrum.

u/helpmylawnplz · 1 pointr/lawncare
u/-ChOoSeAUsErNaME · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I have both the 3in1 light/moisture/ph stick which seems to be accurate enough. Then I picked up this rapid soil test kit with N, P, K level tests included.

u/jlc767 · 1 pointr/lawncare

Thanks. I was just going to buy a soil test on Amazon. Something like this. Not good enough?

u/TyrantLeo · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Or, pick up a foam gun if you don't have a foam cannon & power washer.

Foam down the car, rinse it, and then dry as usual with a proper microfiber towel and drying aid of your choice.

u/PizzaAnytime · 1 pointr/lawncare

I was using the Gilmour Foammaster to wash my car but upgraded to a pressure washer. Since then I’ve been using the Gilmour for lawn/weed chemicals and works great for me.

Gilmour Cleaning Sprayer Foamaster II Multi-ratio Spray Gun 1609706073

u/ThreeBeersIn · 1 pointr/TheBrewery

We are happy with this cheapo one. We quat foam lots of things with it including the floor, canning line, etc. And sometimes we acid foam vessels we want to shine up.

u/mightyprometheus · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I have been washing my truck with the 2 bucket method. I just watched a junkman video on his 2 bucket method, and he recommends using a foam cannon to loosen and remove most of the dirt and grime. Do the foam cannons really make a difference? I found this one online.

Another question - Can someone critique my overall process for paint correction? I have a griots garage DA, have 2 orange pads and 2 white pads, meg's ultimate compound and meg's 205 polish, as well as menzerna sealant.

I plan on washing the car w/ 2 bucket method (I use chemical guy's Mr. Pink), claying the car using Mr. Pink soap + water, then rinsing the car and dry with a waffle weave towel.

Then I plan to try to polish a section (white pad and polish) and wipe it down with isopropanol and a MF towel. Which dilution ratio should I use, 10% or 50% IPA/water? If I need a stronger cut, I will move onto compound (orange pad and ultimate compound), and once again wipe down with isopropanol and MF towel. Then follow up with polish again.

Then I want to apply a sealant, and I plan on using menzerna powerlock with a foam applicator (one of these guys) and apply a thin coat and let it settle overnight. Does this sound reasonable?

u/nehmia · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I'd get a fine grade nanoskin mitt or something similar for decon. Maybe a foam gun or foam lance and some soap. Might want to grab an APC for interior cleaning, although I think you can dilute ONR down as an APC... I really like Optimum APC though, very safe and effective.

I saw this today on slickdeals, choose subscribe & save to get it down to $13.35: 1-Gallon Chemical Guys Maxi-Suds II Super Suds Car Wash

u/Lovemarks · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Yes it is, you're adding more lubrication to your paint to minimize the chances of scratching the paint when washing. Check this one out I have this and I like it and it's 20 bucks cheaper. You should shop around on other sites, Auto geek has lots products and all but they're not always the cheapest. Oh and buy at least two grit guards for your two bucket washing.

u/pgh_duddy · 1 pointr/GolfGTI

I was using THIS before I decided to get one for the pressure washer. It works pretty decent, but it's nowhere near as good as one that hooks to a pressure washer.

u/pvtbclark · 1 pointr/FocusST

This is the one I use. It hasn't done me wrong yet. Good for quick washes or washing before a good detail. I just use straight car soap into it and you can adjust the mixture.

Gilmour Foamaster II Cleaning Gun Sprayer

u/hyper50 · 1 pointr/Mustang

Nah, it's just a normal hose attachment. It's the Gilmour Foamaster II gun. It seemed like it was the highest rated for ones under $50 so figured I'd give it a shot. It does great, it definitely puts a nice layer of foam on the car. I am using Chemical Guys Mr. Pink wash. The foam gun is here:

u/Chimuel · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

You need a pressure washer for that one. I used to use this when I didn't have a pressure washer.

u/frigginwizard · 1 pointr/microgrowery
I'm using this for my current soil grow, its directions state not to worry about PH, and so far that has been the case for me.

u/xx420jewxx · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Here is what I am currently using.

u/Growingupnorth · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yup. Using the General Organics GO box - it has a bit of everything in it. I'm following the schedule on the back of the box but keeping everything at half strength. I'm watering every 3-4 days, with nutes every time.

General Hydroponics GH5100 General Organics Go Box

u/kfa4303 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yes, if you needed to cover a larger area/footprint, then 2 x 600ws would make more sense, but in a single tent it would be overly complex, crowded and expensive. The small gain in light and yield (if any) wouldn't really justify doubling the expense and hassle IMO. A 600w will make plenty potent product ;) Again, it's 90% in the genetics. So long as the plants gets sufficient light, food and water the genes will do the rest. The key is to not get in its way.

All lights, including HPS, have an ideal range from the plants at which they work best. Generally, it's within 18-24" of the tops. As a result, if you have a 4 foot tall plant the top will get good light, but bottom will suffer. For this reason, various training methods (SOG, SCROG, FIM, LST, etc...) have been used to even out the canopy and put all/many of the tops close to the light source in a single, uniform layer. As long as the bulk of your tops receive light within this ideal range they'll be fine. Any closer and they may get damaged by the intense light and heat and farther and they may loose density and take longer to ripen. Many fellow microgrowers actually use nothing but CFL/Fluorescent lights and get very good results.

There is no magic formula or way to guarantee yield. Never let anyone tell you differently. However, there are some rules of thumb. If you can get between 1/2 -1 gram of cured bud per 1 watt of HPS light that's good, but there's A LOT of variation in there, and much of it depends on matching just the right strain with just the right growing method in just the right environment. So, when they say a 1000w "can" make a "pound" (16 oz), that is an idealized figure. Sure, it "can" be done by the pros using various whiz-bang hydroponic set ups and lots of fancy fertilizers, etc...,but not always easily or very reliably due to all the many variables involved. They aren't "lying" per se, but there's always fine print. If you have the time, money and patience to invest into it, almost anything is "possible", if not probable.

In terms of harvesting, remember, plants are 70-80% water, just like us. As they dry and cure, they're going to shrink considerably and loose the vast majority of their weight, just like tobacco, dried herbs and mummified pharaohs. If you've ever cooked fresh spinach, you'll know what I mean. You can watch an entire bag of leaves wilt into a pile the size of your palm in just seconds as the moisture evaporates in the pan. Of course, we need this to happen so the buds can burn, but we also want it to happen to concentrate the aroma and flavor too (ie "cure"). For these reasons and more, you start to see why good weed costs as much as it does, especially considering it takes months per cycle and you have to grow at an almost 10:1 ratio! If you want a single dry, well trimmed and cured ounce you'll need to grow about 8-9 "wet" pre-trimmed, ounces (that includes the fan leaves, stems, other bits, etc....) :/ It's kind of depressing the first few times you harvest, but you learn to anticipate it eventually and plan accordingly. It's also why folks can't/don't stay "micro" for very long.

The good news is that if you're legal you can grow presumably grow outdoors in which case you can literally grow "trees" that will produce 10-15 POUNDS each and still only count a "1 plant" !!!! They would be 20 feet tall and would take almost a month to harvest, but it can and is done all the time (r/trees). Of course, outdoor come with its own challenges, but the rewards can be HUGE.

As for nutes, there are gozillions of brands, but they all do the same thing. The main difference is in hydroponic vs. organic systems. Hydroponics are like sci-fi steroids and the results can be AMAZING, but there's lots more equipment and noodling around involved and when things go bad, they go bad hard and fast. Soil/organic grows are generally easier and more forgiving, but usually don't yield as much. You'll have to decide which you prefer. The "benefits" nute manufactureres espouse are again, mostly marketing. While there are some very expensive nutes (ex: Advanced Nutrients) they're not really necessary and seem to work as well as any other. I run an organic set up, so for small set ups like ours, I use GeneralOrganics GoBox. It only costs about $40 and has everything you need for veg and flower. I can usually get 2-3 cycles (veg and flower) per box. Considering it lasts for +6 months, $40 is pretty cheap. Other companies make their own kits too, but the GoBox is probably the most common/popular. Just follow the directions on the side and you'll be good to go. It's basically all I use and I have no plans on changing.

I'm not sure about the mechanics of becoming "legit"in Oregon, but my state will hopefully be following suit soon too (hopefully), so let's hope we both figure it out. One key is finding a robust, fast growing, large producing strain and the growing method it prefers (hydro v. organic). Every grower has their favorites, so I would ask around in your area, but Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies and just about any Kush variety perform well indoors and seem to be very popular and readily available on the West coast.

Hope that helps.

u/Accerbus · 1 pointr/microgrowery


Find a hydroponics store.
Find this

I'd say get a few CFLs or buy a t5/LED if you got the extra money.

Get some foxfarm soil and a ph test kit. And you'll be good to go.

u/agent_orange1 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

I use the General Organics GoBox at 1/2 strength and adjust if symptoms arise.

u/sorrymissfofo · 1 pointr/microgrowery

You can just buy a Gobox on amazon. This will have everything you need to have a successful grow.

u/papi_chulo83 · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

no that was right Perlite and flush..... maybe more perlite next time? Ive heard of people usually sitting between 25%-40% I use roots organic Since its pre-mixed and nute content is a bit lax to reduce early burn... Pair that with general organics Box lets me have more control on the nutes for my plant instead of the soil over saturating.

u/2moreweeks · 1 pointr/microgrowery

If you want something simple, fairly affordable (grow and flower nutes come with) mostly organic and complete (even calmag comes with) and to have nutes also for flower I'd sugest the gobox

Will last a few more grows too depending on how many plants

I used on my first grow 4 years ago, started using it again this year

u/SoCoGrowBro · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I'd recommend coco for sure, I mix in hydroton and perlite and use the GO box nutes in 5 gal smart pots.

I've done the Lucas formula with maxibloom before and I wouldn't recommend it. Definitely treat yourself to a good line of nutes and you'll see the difference right away. I'm really liking the organic stuff so far, I don't have to pH and my plants have gone crazy after I started adding zyme alive (thanks /u/Biloba414)

u/Eselkopf1 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

When I started I had nothing but disasters. Then I went to coco and general organics. Then I got some traction and started having success. Ive since moved on to more intensive stuff. I say Coco choir and get the general organics starter kit.

Just follow the instructions, its easy, its cheap, it works, and its pretty dang hard to kill your plants this way.

Edit: I did pull 1.25 pounds on 2 big plants in a scrog with a 600 watt HPS like this in about a 3.5x3.5 foot scrog. It was my second ever grow.

u/DotPealer · 1 pointr/microgrowery

It sounds like you should look into using the GO Box for nutes. I am coming up on the harvest of my first grow and I used the FF full line this time around with what looks to be great success. I got the hang of adjusting the pH pretty quickly, but the GO Box claims absolutely no pH adjusting is necessary. If you want something that is more or less just add nutes to water >>> shake well >>> water plants then I would check out the nutes I linked.

u/Ketamyne · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/unitool · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Thanks for the information! That is really helpful.

I'm currently using the GH Advanced Nutrient System -

I was using the GH Go Box nutes, but I switched to the ANS recently. I still have the stuff on-hand, tho.

I also ordered some GH Floralicious for this grow, but I have not used it yet.

u/Toxoplasma_gondiii · 1 pointr/IndoorGarden

These can take half shade to full sun and you'll likely get stronger and more compact growth and better fruiting at closer to full sun. You're nowhere near that. This might work but this really do it if its in your budget. You could also go the High pressure sodium light route. But in general, start thinking brighter. Also be aware of the inverse square law. Light intensity drops off at the inverse square of the distance so for example at 3 feet you have 1/9 the light intensity you have at the source. So basically I would put whatever light as close to the plant as possible without causing heat stress or burning the leaves.

u/peepeesmol · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

A T5 or LED setup like the ones in the links should work pretty well. There are definitely still other cheaper options out there, but I haven't done my research on that end of the market so I rather not give you possibly incorrect information.

u/fvEmme · 1 pointr/gardening

Im not sure about using this to grow them indoors but ive had success germinating and growing my veggies inside this season with this light - T5 Grow Light (2ft 4lamps) DL824 Ho Fluorescent Hydroponic Bloom Veg Daisy Chain with Bulbs

u/parmejohn · 1 pointr/succulents

just set up my T5 Grow Light


here ... 10,000 lumens... you think that'll be good enough?

u/random--username · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I use 4 T5 lights.

You want something like that for the first few weeks:

u/seanyp123 · 1 pointr/SavageGarden

Meizhi LED lights are great, alternatively this T5 is fantastic...

u/MountainAces · 1 pointr/succulents

The fluorescent lights are 2ft. These ones: ( I couldn't find 3ft lights I liked (although I think they would be too long), so I went with the 2ft and augmented them with a couple of simple reflectors with these bulbs: (


The whole setup is about 3ft wide. The shelving unit is a simple rolling set of shelves. For each shelf, I made a square frame and screwed wire mesh into it, otherwise the spacing on the shelves is too much and the pots tip over when trying to move them. Then the whole thing gets wrapped in a mylar emergency blanket. They're super reflective and keep a lot of the light in.

u/KrazYKinetiK · 1 pointr/SavageGarden

See, this is why I'm confused.. These are the exact fixtures that Natch had recommended and that he grew with these ones which they say are HO and are 24 watts.. So I'm not too sure why they're reading so low.

u/Maximumthemedical · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Also I would do some looking into the sidebar info as well as the search function

u/dat_kat · 1 pointr/succulents ugh I’m so sorry about the wrong link! My bookshelf doesn’t have strip lights. I just have these hung on each shelf. I cut a hole in the back of the bookshelf for the cord to go through too :)

u/HippieOnHigh · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

here is a cheaper link direct from manufacturers shop on amazon.

u/growtato_chip · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Unknown about the wall. Probably less than that. The 180 UFO I have is the Apollo. I forgot to mention I also have 1 strip of LEDs wrapped around the walls.

u/justanormalpers0n · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Hi everyone, here is an update on my first ever grow. So far my plant hasn't been as vigirous as I would have liked, I would love to hear what you guys think. Below is all the information on my setup.

Light: 180W Apollo ufo

Side Lighting: None

Growing Medium: scotts osmocote plus organics vegetable and herb mix mixed with 1/3 perlite

Temps: 21-24C (70-75f)

Humidity: 35-55%

Distance from top of plant to light: 30cm (12 inches)

Water ph: 6

Runnoff ph: 5.5

Nutrients: None (3 months of feed was advertised in the soil I used)

I fim'ed roughly 7 days ago. Is that supposed to dramatically change how the plant grows? It seems as though the plant is back to growing normally just with slightly shorter leaves on the top two nodes. I also lst'ed last week by bending over the main stalk. Finding a place to wrap the plant wire around without blocking nodes was kind of hard as it is very short and bushy.

Based on the pictures and information do you guys have any recommendation to increase the rate of growth? Also how should I be preparing her for flowering?

u/tubularbros · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I think that will work, I might spend a little more for a this one here for about 30% more power/draw but what you have chosen will also work.

u/HighGuyTheShyGuy · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

I would look into upgrading your lights. If you want to go the LED route, I would look into getting a ufo grow light like this one.

If you don't want to drop the money on an LED grow light, you can always go the CFL route. There are numerous builds on here that you can pull inspiration from.

u/trying2grow · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This one?

If so the t5 has more power and should for sure be the primary light. I would use them both top mounted and as low to canopy as possible.

u/373737373737373737 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Thanks for the reply. Given the draw number you're referring to, two of these (one over each plant):

Would provide 109 watts (draw) per unit, or 218 total. Does combining lights this way achieve the same goal?

u/MoistAsscheeks · 1 pointr/microgrowery

One of these? :P

If so, how's it work? I've been considering buying one, but I'm leaning towards the 300W rectangle light by Apollo, as it's only $40 more.

u/M240ITGuy · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets
u/anewgrowerhasarrived · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

LED UFO from amazon. gg&wp

something like this, but in your local Amazon:

u/SpaceBucketFu · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

from spacebuckets website

I prefer to DIY my own lights, but it can be slightly more costly if you don't already have tools and material laying around.

u/sandbull · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

On the spacebuckets website someone recommends using the following

and I went back to amazon and searched for one with white LEDs. I found only this one

Do you have one that you could recommend?

u/firstascent33 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Info: Samsquanch auto from Mephesto 5 gal smart pot with ocean forest. Popped on New Year’s Day. Last two watering have been ph’d water at 6.8 exactly. Previous watering before that included less than a quarter strength of fox farms big bloom and a 1/4tsp of calmag that is 2-0-0 all ph’d at 6.8 with ph down.

For water I’ve been using both purchased gallons of spring water or tap water which is fairly alkaline at 8.0ph. Usually takes over 15 drops of ph down in a gallon of water to adjust. Does that sound about right? Worried the ph down is affecting the plant.

The top of the plant is showing a different deficiency, which from what I can tell is possibly manganese (the random brown splotches on newer leaves). The lower leaves were browning from the edges, but that has since stopped.

Edit: this is my cob led from amazon. light Says 800 Watts, but I don’t believe it’s even 300 true watts. There is also a 180 watt ufo led in there but not directly over the plant. UFO Light

u/Jonelololol · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets
u/nbnbnb22 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

well I recently bought 2 of these:

As for why I posted is I just got an email from the site that I posted above that they are having a sale on a lot of LED's. Figured that they are probably no good, but thought I'd ask and post for others. Maybe someone can find something useful on there. :)

u/IncompatibleEarthGuy · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Hey, sorry edited my first post a couple times as I was going down each item and realizing I can't buy it.

Or what are the differences between these 2 lights? Both 180W but an $80 difference.

Gotta love no reviews on Canadian shit.

u/CampCodeCycle · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Thanks for asking! The plant shown in the imgur album has a 180W (not sure it's actually putting that much out) UFO light,

u/rocktoothdog · 1 pointr/shroomers

Maybe try a seedling mat?

u/qlock · 1 pointr/GrowingMarijuana

Any heat source will work as long as it gets warm enough and not too hot. You’re looking for about 85 degrees. For me, this means setting my mat to 93 degrees.

Here’s the mat I have with temp controller. It’s cheap but works. $28 shipped.



u/olliebell12 · 1 pointr/Plumeria

VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat 10"x20"

No problems yet

u/UnicornNippleFarts · 1 pointr/Kombucha

It's a VIVOSUN 10in x 20in seedling heating pad I bought on Amazon. I paid $8.73 USD for it with free two day shipping. It's currently going for 11.99. you can find it here

u/lewdite · 1 pointr/Peppers

Windowsill can be okay, habaneros are REALLY slow going to start and they like hot, dry climates so I imagine scotch bonnets are similar. Growing indoors is difficult (especially in a shared dorm room... I was in a double-turned-triple at UC Davis and it wouldn't have worked in that room) but not impossible! I bet you have Amazon prime student:


along with some containers and high quality organic soil will be enough to get you growing! You'll want to keep seedlings under a CFL until they have two well developed leaves, then you can stick it ~ 30" below the light. The difficult part is getting peppers to form... peppers put out flowers in the mid-late summer when nighttime temperatures are highest, cold temps will make it difficult to fruit so chances are you'll be waiting until late next spring no matter what... in which case you have to wonder if it's worth spending $100 on equipment (where you live next year might be a factor). On the bright side, the light supports a solid 3x3 area and you could try growing a few things. Good luck! Don't forget to study lol

u/RosneftTrump2020 · 1 pointr/fermentation

Just to emphasize, get a heating pad used for seedlings and reptiles. Not the ones used for your back. I got one of these

Just get whatever size you need for your cooler. They are flexible so it can be too long in one of the dimensions and just bends up the sides.

u/everythingiswrong_ · 1 pointr/fermentation

I use this:

Works great, just used it to speed up a kimchi ferment since it's about 16-17C in my apartment without the heat on.


edit: a word

u/csgfl · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Look into a seedling mat instead. Theyre meant for wet use and just a few bucks.

u/bigbadaobama · 1 pointr/Kombucha

I just got one of these: Seed Mat
The booch is at 80' F. Fairly cheap solution.

u/rollnwiththepunches · 1 pointr/Kombucha

I'm using this. No regulator, but my brews are staying right between 74-76°.

u/minispalla · 1 pointr/Kombucha

I completely understand what you are saying. I was looking into a reptile heating pad or a

seedling heating mat ( and

temp control setup ( not comfortable soldering something up that connects to a wall socket)

but was curious if there was something else out there.

u/Lifesophist · 1 pointr/gardening

If you just need it for seedlings, 75 watt will do well. I thought you wanted to grow plants in it. As for heat, heat pads. If heat becomes a problem you can use heat pads.

u/thetransportedman · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Will one like this be able to keep an outside 7cu at sour fermenting temps during the winter? GA winters aren't too harsh but a lot cooler than ~100ºF

u/h_uncertainty_p · 1 pointr/GrowingMarijuana
u/lobster_johnson · 1 pointr/succulents

First of all, any light will sort of work.

But you get a significant effect only if the bulb produces a wide spectrum of light, something that approximates sunlight. Look for "full-spectrum" or "6400K" bulbs; these are bulbs that produce a very wide spectrum of light. These 13W CFL bulbs ($23 for 4-pack, or $5.75 per bulb). CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs last for years, but you can also look for LED, which should last even longer. Both CFL and LED have the benefit that they don't hot, so that you can put them close to plants without burning them.

The next level up is a dedicated LED grow light, which concentrates the light in the range that plants like for photosynthesis, including infrared. Galaxyhydro ($77) is a well-respected manufacturer. These light boxes are generally designed to hang from the ceiling; they typically have heat vents that need to stay uncovered.

u/MakeVio · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I was actually just considering that, I was looking at these and thinking of buying 2 for about the same amount of money. Is there any brand that is preferred on amazon?

u/dragonriot · 1 pointr/aquaponics

I recommend an LED grow light for indoor use... You can get 165W or 300W lights for about the same price as the metal halide light the previous guy suggested, and it won't produce any noticeable heat, as it is LEDs.

This is a Chinese made light, but I use them to great effect...

Galaxyhydro LED Grow Light,300W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower

u/sirphilip · 1 pointr/microgrowery

What do you think of this one:

It says 1000W but if you look further down at the actual specs it says actual power is 135W

u/strawhat068 · 1 pointr/gardening
u/kitnbiskit · 1 pointr/microgrowery

HPS or LED...if you have Amazon Prime you should check Lightning Deals, LED grow lights always going on sale.

Not the best but decent and cheap. They go on sale for $59.99 often.

u/Delucabazooka · 1 pointr/microgrowery

haha I literally just bought this last night for my first grow. Iv'e seen a few people recommend it as a good cheaper light. but the advice I see the most is the more expensive lights are usuially better quality. another company that gets a lot of love is black dog so I expect their lights are good quality.

Edit: I found the thread that convinced me to get these lights. Here

u/EcstasyAeternus · 1 pointr/gardening

Thank you :) Yup, I got the seeds from Baker Creek and these ones in particular are Cherokee Purple

They germinated super fast @ 100% success. Started them in the expanding peat pots that you find in the starter kits with a heating mat under the tray. Now they're moved into a 5x5 Grow Tent with a small space heater, fan to circulate air, and two LED lights one two set on timers. They grew so fast once I repotted them and put them in the grow tent that I didnt look for a day and the plant on the left had burned itself on the light (you can see the couple of crispy leaves on the top left lol).

u/tparsons · 1 pointr/Bonsai

This is the full spectrum LED I use. Used it successfully all winter last year with my Bonchi and started all of my seeds for my garden.

This year I’ll have multiple Ponderosa, Juniper and various other pines under them along with my Bonchi.

u/chinky_gaucho · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I second this.

LEDs will be much more forgiving with height and meeting issues.

Check these out.

I have one and it works great, although I have heard that HID gives better yields.

u/windkitsune · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/Shoopuf413 · 1 pointr/ReefTank

I wired up one of those horticulture led strips and electrical taped it around a media reactor. Go for something in the plant spectrum at least. For a 40b fuge I'd go with at your budget. Personally I'd get the kessil h380

u/t123015 · 1 pointr/aquaponics

Difference in W looks like 36 versus 650. Is that a measure of the effectiveness of a grow light?

What do you think of this -- it looks like an older model so that might be a dumping price.

What do you think about a more concentrated source like this versus an array like this in terms of effectiveness?

Is there no possible (practical) way to take something like this and set the brightness very high and use that as a grow light?

u/joshamania · 1 pointr/Lighting

Galaxyhydro LED Grow Light,300W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower

I'm having rather good success with these. They say 300w but they really only draw about 120w.

u/MistaCreepz · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I've completed two grows with two of these and have had really good results. I know they would be better with nicer lighting, but if you're growing on a budget you can do a lot worse.

u/RedRosa420 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Woops got the wattage wrong it's 300 watts (132 actual). I chose this strain because it stays pretty short and bushy.

u/noodle_brain · 1 pointr/homestead

i started with two of these and then bit the bullet and bought this guy. worth it. the little ones are fine for a couple of plants but the rectangular one is SO bright (PS- do NOT look at those when you're plugging in the light) that you can have one several feet above your couple hundred seedlings and it's fine.

u/chip_butterfield · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Well given the situation with my grow lights thanks to a huge debacle with Amazon I'll probably get a tent and use the DIY closet for seedlings. I ordered one of those 300W Roleardro lights under a buy one get one free sale and recieved only one instead of two. Amazon credited my account the cost of the light so I can order the second one and when I ordered it the promotion worked (which ends today). So when all is said and done I will have 3 300W Roleadro lights (900W)! For the price of $75 bucks. Get's no better than that. Amazon even told me when I purchase it how to make sure the buy one get one promo worked so Amazon came through on this one. It also means I will need a bigger space! lol

u/1Os · 1 pointr/cannabiscultivation

Are these any better? I have two. If not, please recommend the best light to purchase.

u/Noob_Growbot · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Thanks, I was afraid to over water as I see so many people doing. Roughly how much water at a time would you suggest? 12oz? 24oz? 1 gallon?


What grow light do you have, link me. -

Tent is 48"x24"x60"

How far away is your light from the canopy? - About 20" from top of plant.

What soil are you using and you feeding at all? - Fox Farms Ocean Forest, have Fox Farms trio nutes as well. I have only given the "Grow Big" twice(a week apart) and 1/3 of the recommended amount.

What is the relative humidity in your tent? - Between 35-50%

What is the PPM of the water you are using? - Not sure, tap water.


She has been looking great until today.

u/PieRowFirePie · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

That's exciting to hear, I continually want to buy a KIND LED but the $$ just doesn't support it.
Here are some I've purchased:

u/tesselaterator · 1 pointr/portlandhomegrowers

I have two of these
and one of the Mars

the first one - galaxy hydro - is much purpler .
All three are in a small area - about 5 feet by 3 feet
I have 3 plants in there and they are doing great.
My total wattage consumed by the fans and lights is under 500w so obviously the advertised wattage is not accurate (3x300"watt" leds producing under 500watts?)
however they are SUPER bright and the leaves are deep dark green.

u/drugnerd710 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

The 20w leds on the sides are cheapo ones from Walmart or home depot. I bought 2 sets though, two for veg and two for flower, 6000k and 2700k respectively. The galaxy hydro is from amazon: I've been using the 300w from seed to flower.

u/Satsumomo · 1 pointr/itookapicture

It's an LED array, made of multiple, differently-colored LED lights, so when you only allow a small amount to come out, due to the angle being different from each source, you only see a few like in the picture.

u/dodg31995 · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

Depends what spectrum you buy ( seedlings, veg, flower etc. )
I use full spectrum for seedlings and my adult plants and they all grow like mad. I have 3 of these -

u/TheLordOTheDouche · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Hi, fellow bucketeer!

Just started my build as well. I'm going with some extra large bins from Target and a 300w led from amazon - This one.

I also bought the 5050 LED lights like you did, but I was wondering if one of the more knowledgeable people can tell me how effective those are?

I'm just not sure. I've heard that the only thing that matters for growth is the wattage that comes out of the wall that the lights are drawing, and those aren't drawing a whole lot.

Good luck with your grow! I'll be doing two OG kushes in the bucket, and I'm going to start 2 AK47s in the bucket, eventually moving them outside. Exciting!

u/Tsii · 1 pointr/gardening

You using this light?

Looks like you have it 12-16" above plants and a what... 3'x3' area for each one? I just built mine, but was considering getting more or getting a setup for when the big plants get bigger than the shelving would allow.

Looks like you have ~13 tomatos under one and ~17 tomatos/peppers under the other... how big will they get until you plant outside? Will those 2 lights be enough? (Just trying to figure out my own logistics)

I like the room though btw :)

u/zachbraffchemistry · 1 pointr/microgrowery

So If I would upgrade I'd probably take something like this Mars 300w. However I read that the true wattage is around 170w while the true wattage of my cfl setup would be around 184w. Is this relevant?

u/Newgrowercan · 1 pointr/microgrowery

The link in the starter list doesn't work. But the Mars 300 are still widely available at cheap prices on Amazon and ebay

u/mrselmedir · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This is what I used for my 2x4 tent and it worked perfectly -

u/Infusables · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Don't go with the cheaper light. 50w of red and blue led's arent going to be enough PAR to get you through flowering.

The 2nd option should work. but instead Look into mars hydro 300w LEDS. I've seen grow videos on youtube of someone using 1 of those to veg for referencelink and 2 to flower. he produced 6 plants that you may be able to get by doing 1 plant under 1 300w led. The plants yield will be limited by the factor in least supply- so all the light wont help if your short on nutrients, and all the nutrients wont help if your short on light. 300w redbluewhite led is a good start for a casual hobby plant.

u/FreakOfNature247 · 1 pointr/ReefTank

Any light that is used to grow herbs/tomatoes should work. I have and the only issue I have is that it is too powerfull for the distance I have it from the refugium. Tends to bleach out the chaeto if it stops tumbling.

u/afhlidh · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I was actually looking at that one, but decided that this one may get the job done:

u/Qballer76 · 1 pointr/PepperLovers

Mars 300 watt, I have three in a 8x4' tent, they work great.

u/lordandsaviorjc · 1 pointr/cannabiscultivation

MarsHydro 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Hydroponic Indoor Plants Growing Veg and Flower

u/its_my_growaway · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Mars Hydro 300, it's the standard intro LED and very cost effective. Lots of great grows posted here under those lights. Even if you upgrade to higher wattage, the little 120-130W "300W" panel will be excellent for the early stages of your plants.

You can also look into T5 fluorescent, which is what I use for veg but could be used for a small flowering setup. The best part about T5 is its extremely low heat output. You can grow the plants until they're touching the tubes practically. I would skip CFL, I feel it's a poor lighting solution that's a waste of money (up front and cost over life) in the light (heh) of high performing LED panels and inexpensive and more efficient T5 setups.

u/Numberoneallover · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This is actually a grow light and it's cheaper with a few more watts. It also has some red spectrum.

Edit: I see you already own could help as supplemental lighting or as a veg light

u/egosaurus · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Would a 300W light cover a 3x3x6 area?

More specifically, this one?

u/hi-litersharpie · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I have the 300w from this brand:

I have definitely added the thermometer to my shopping list, thanks for your input, its greatly appreciated!

u/GrizzlyBass · 1 pointr/gardening

You could have one nice big light, or a couple of smaller ones. Depends on how long you are going to grow indoors, and your budget. This fixture with six of these, would result in 4800 lumens. here you have 5000 lumens you could do this one, but the light is terrible to live in. And this would be your best option. 10.000 lumens.


u/saddvibes · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I found this on amazon and saw basically the whole review section saying it’s great to grow weed with, what do you think?

u/A_Decent_Man · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Hey Guys.

As my first grow ever, I had 3 seedlings germinate after planting on April 5th into my AeroGarden 6. Here is a progress picture from about 3 days ago.

As you can see, my guy on the left is really taking off, but my other two have kind of stalled. Should I be worried about that?

I hear I can wait about another week until transplant. Would then be a good time to move them into 5 gallon pots? I am also laxing behind on my equipment. I’ve been scoping this tent and this light off of Amazon. Would you guys recommend? Any other recommendations for ventilation? Working a bit on a budget.

Also, I checked all 3 of them, and they have mainly just one long root as seen here. Should that be concerning?

Appreciate any info, and sorry for the noob questions. Happy growing!

u/ExtractionNub · 1 pointr/microgrowery

There's more powerful models as well. I would suggest checking Craigslist as there are always growers getting rid of old equipment.

u/MakeItLegalBitches · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Get a cheap 300W Mars Hydro. You'll spend more using CFL's anyway so might as well bite off on something like this.

u/newFUNKYmode · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yea I think OP has 2 of these lights , looks like their true wattage is at 132W each

u/honkimon · 1 pointr/microgrowery

You got an ounce from a light that's meant for a 2x2 space? That's really good isn't it? I'm currently looking into possibly trying indoor for my first time and that lamp curently goes for less than $70 on Amazon.

u/hurrhurrhurrdurr · 1 pointr/microgrowery

> What kind of lights are you using?

Using a single Mars Hydro 300W (130-140w something real output).

> Are you using a part a-b?

This is the nutrient solution I am running, with a 3/2/4 N/P/K-split.

> or it has too high of a nitrogen concentration leading to ph lock.

Would it be better to use the HESI's hydro bloom nutrients I've already bought that has a 3/4/5 N/P/K split then throughout both vegetative and flowering phase?

u/thedolomite · 1 pointr/microgrowery

To light 16 square feet you should have around 800w of blurple or HID or 500w of COB or QB. I'm not sure you can achieve that with a budget of $150, though I could be wrong.

If you can increase the budget a tiny bit $185 will get you a state of the art light that will cover a 2'x2' area of your tent and you can add more later:

Or you could go with two Mars Hydro 300s, at $75 each, which would give you about 265w, enough to cover a 2.5'x2.5' area.

u/VeryLowSodyPop · 1 pointr/succulents

if you buy this light HERE if will keep all of the plants happy, even the wee weedle

u/Ser_NSFW · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

This 300W MarsHydro LED is still on sale for $89.99 with Amazon Prime, I got on and it's bright as hell, definitely check it out.

u/Dhaniiii · 1 pointr/SavageGarden
u/HamsterBitch · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This is the Mars I have:

I havent changed my light setup at all, I just pulled the plant out into the sun for the shot real quick.

u/_Jolly_ · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I would still go with a 300 watt UFO led. They are probably the most efficient because all of it is contained in one unit including a heat fan. It also has a limited scalability if you ever wanted to increase your grow size.
The above LED is full spectrum so you do not need to switch out the light during flower. There are other LEDs in that price range that have dual mode which means you flip a switch when you are in flower and it changes spectrum.

u/y_u_so_spoony · 1 pointr/succulents

How much distance should I put between my succulents and this lamp?

Edit: not for overwintering.

u/Loves-The-Skooma · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/19cent · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Guess I'm biting another bullet, is this the correct one?

Edit: Also, with more heat now, should I get a 6 inch in line fan ?and if so how will I rig it to my tent because the largest vent is 5 inches ?

u/wheremyseedsat · 1 pointr/microgrowery

It's under one of these:

I had it about 12" above, had put it a little closer, but then moved it back up after a day or so (when I started trying to save it). If it's light bleaching, would increasing the distance from the light save it or would it be too late for a seedling this small?

u/DuRban_P0isOn · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I mean, ive seen people have incredible results with this light
This or the 300W
Nothing is forever tho. Struggle through and grab a decent light when ya got some funds.

u/Psilocybin408 · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/ShatterWolf710 · 1 pointr/trees

At the moment it is nothing simple, I have a ViparSpectra 450w w/ bloom switch hooked up to a Century Timer. I just went and bought a small circular fan maybe 6 inches in diameter at Wal-Mart and tied it up in the tent to the top vent as an exhaust. It's in a tiny 2x2x4 Tent. I have a couple clones from my outdoor grow, 2 in pot rn and a few more in a dome, all in the same tent. Not obviously going to keep them all, just hoping the pick the best of the litter.

u/BobbSagett · 1 pointr/GrowingMarijuana

This is my light
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

It has a bloom and veg switch. I used the soil ocean forest potting soil.
My tent is 2x2x4

Thanks for the reply!

u/CayenneDingDong · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Two 450w LED's and the tent is 48x24x60"

u/beaglesandbongs · 1 pointr/microgrowery

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower
It has two switches supposedly for flower and veg separately, but I read most people just leave both on all the time. I did the same.

u/MikeInCincinnati · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Check out this Vipar Spectra 450W (200W actual) on Amazon. Very well reviewed and affordable. Just bought one myself for my next grow. They have a whole line if you want more wattage. VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/SR_TEXAS · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Haven't even purchased lights/tents yet, but seriously planning an indoor grow and don't know if my setup will work, so feel free to criticize all around.

Location: I plan on growing either in an attic (with good ventilation ofc) or the corner of a large, dark closet, both in a 3x3ft grow tent.

Plants: After some research on Leafly, YouTube, and various forums I have concluded that I am going to attempt to grow Wonder Woman, and I believe could grow 6 plants in that space, but 4-5 is also acceptable if anyone thinks there won't be enough room.

Light: It will be one tent (for now) so I intend on getting a combo veg/flowering LED (since money isn't a big problem and LED yields more than CFL) like this one. If anyone has any recommendations within the same price range (up to $200) I would be glad to look at and consider them.

Medium: Because there are already so many new variables for me, and growing potted plants in soil is something I'm used to, I plan on going with what I know instead of attempting a bunch of hydroponics my first few grows. I assume a better-managed soil grow would be much better than a shotty hydro system.

Also, when do we start cloning? After we determine the sexes? After harvest? Right before harvest? What lights are they kept under?

Thanks in advance!

u/mush_mush_mush · 1 pointr/microgrowery

It says 200 watts:


  • Replaces a 400 watt HPS/MH
  • Dimensions: 15.8x8.4x2.4 inches
  • Item Weight: 6.4 lbs
  • Use for all stages of plant growth
  • Max Coverage at 24" Height 3.5x3.5ft
  • Core Coverage at 24" Height 2.5x2.5ft
  • Avg. Power Draw: 200watt
  • (90pcs) High Intensity 5Watt Bridgelux/Epileds LED Chips
  • LEDs Angle: 90°
  • Input Voltage: AC100-240V
  • Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Lifespan: 100,000 hours

u/yadlla · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I have a few led lamps and am planning to buy a tent that will hold both lamps.

lamp 1

lamp 2.

I am planning to start with two clones. Veg for 1.5-2 months. Flowering for 2.5-3 months and end with a final weight of 1LB dry.

I would use the scrog technique and use floranova grow/bloom in FF soil.

Would a tent this size and lamps I will use yield me 1LBS dry??

u/Nikusha123 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

Ill buy this VIPARSPECTRA LED, I think it will be enough for 4-5 plants, what do you think ?

u/xfatdannx · 1 pointr/hydro

the 3 part set up. amazon link below. I have two 5gal bucket set up. About to replant bc i did not have goo luck with the lettuce and spinach. But the herbs i have (Cilantro and Basil) are doing great. Im going to try adding mint, thyme, rosemary, and probably sage.

u/Treekid46 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

General Hydroponics Flora Grow, Bloom, Micro Combo Fertilizer set, 1 Quart (Pack of 3)

u/mrnosbig · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

So the system I plan to have going is similar to the one in this video:

My basement is half finished, my room is about 18ft by 15ft, and the unfinished part, separated by a door, is about 12 ft by 30ft. Both have about 8ft ceilings. I was thinking of putting it in the unfinished room so I don't get bothered by the light or sound of the pump, but I'm not sure yet. This is my first time attempting hydroponics, so I really have no clue about all the technical details. Is there something you would recommend I grow first that would be easy to manage and not mess up? Also when it comes to lights, what is the difference between the red blue ones and the white ones? And how do I know what height to have them at and when to move them?

Thanks again for the help

Edit: General Hydroponics Flora Grow, Bloom, Micro Combo Fertilizer set, 1 Quart (Pack of 3) Here's the nutrients I got

u/lopjae · 1 pointr/microgrowery

For Nutes I was going to try General Hydroponics, idk if you've tried but some people swear by it on this sub

So if I mix grow and bloom into outdoor soil it would give enough nutes to feed the plant? Do you think if I did take this route it would be wise to monitor pH?

u/hempwickbic · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Hey quick question about using coco coir. From what I'm reading using coco coir is considered hydro...but I've also seen people blending coco coir with soil. When using coco coir blended with soil do you have to use nutes like these or are you okay not using those nutes at all and just whatever nutrients are in the soil? I'm reading about NPK and it's not very clear exactly how I achieve those ratios if i'm mixing my own soil and coco coir.

u/hvera51 · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

I this one? How do you use it? There are 3 of them, my plant is still growing

u/Billkr · 1 pointr/hydro

The miracle grow is fine for spraying your flowers in your yard but other than that I would steer clear of Miracle Grow for hydroponics.

Your plants will require different levels of nutrients (N-P-K) through their life cycle as well as a number of micro-nutrients. I will have to agree that you want to spend about $33 and get the 3 part Flora series from General Hydroponics. Amazon Link Here

Feeding schedule from General Hydroponics Recirculating is Here

Drain to waste is Here

u/cmokemtl · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Considering a good grower gets 1g/of LED real watt, you will not meet your expectations of 10-32 ounces with 600$, I am afraid. But have no fear. I am pretty good at budgets and enjoy a challenge so let's see what kind of setup we can generate.

Light - Your biggest and most important expenditure - 250$

I am an HPS grower that is actively is looking for an LED way out of the cooling I need to provide. I have read amazing things about viparspectra. This light has a real draw of 260W so you will be able to pull a half pound if you dial your environment right.

Pots - Fabric pots are the shit - 20$ CAD

I've grown in clay pots, nursery pots, dwc, rockwool cubes and I always go back to promix. And now I use Smart/Fabric pots. They are the tits of my life, ferreal. The handles help a lot.

Dehumidifier - You said you live in a bay area so i assume its humid af - 70$ CAD


Nutes - I've used these and have been successful. then again ive used 20-20-20 and been successul - 51$ CAD

PH adjusters - 30$CAD

PH Tester - You fucking need this, hanna is a+ - 140$ CAD


We are at 561$ CAD so 425 USD

Buy cheap ass dirt or go dig some up. I've used garden dirt successfully indoors but you will have to spend extra money fighting bests. Get bagged dirt.

5 gallon bucket to run your sauce - like 5$CAD - go to a hardware store

Hooks and chain - Max 10$ at a harware store

You still havent answered my question about smell. A carbon filter and inline fan combo will run you up another 200$ CAD

so like 650$ USD.


Sorry I'm Canadian.

u/bilen434 · 1 pointr/aerogarden

not sure if it counts as DIY, but i've been using the General Hydroponics nutrients with no issues. It does mean that you will need to adjust the pH after you mix the nutrients. You dont have to do this with the miracle grow nutrients.

u/mghoffmann · 1 pointr/hydro

Thanks for your reply!

All of the plants have roots in the water, and some of them have new white growth, but not a ton. About 7 out of my 24. I'm still not seeing new green growth on any of them.

I'm using this nutrient mix, with about 5 cups of the recommended mixture dissolved into my ~30 gallon tank. I'm using PH Up and PH Down from Lowe's. I don't know what acids/bases they are, but they're specifically marketed for hydroponics. I've only had to adjust the PH down, from 7.9 to 6.1.

I actually bought some larger plants that are already blooming and fruiting yesterday, so I was planning on refreshing my water and remixing my solution and then transplanting the more mature plants today or tomorrow, but if the crowns can be salvaged I'd like to save them too.

u/MrsAllOrNothing · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Sorry forgot to add those.

Lights: Full Spectrum

Nutes: General Hydroponics Flora Grow, Bloom, Micro Combo Fertilizer set

Grow Tent: Grow Tent 96x96x80

Also using Mother Earth Coco+Perlite

u/joshthehappy · 1 pointr/hydro

I use Perlite in two gallon buckets, and these nutrients: General Hydropnics, CalMag both ordered from Amazon.

SImple setup, check out my post here: My setup.. I have most of the details of the setup in the thread.

Water with nutrients is pumped into the buckets 4 times a day, and it all drains right back to reservoir.

I have mine set up outisde, but i've had to put a tarp over the reservoir as it's been raining a fair bit lately.

u/bobby2552 · 1 pointr/hydro

Yes! I was in the same situation, trying to come up with a small but effective system in college, and in a small apartment.

My design was based halfway off of what I'd seen from Jeb Gardener on YouTube, and the other half just what I could throw together with what I had lying around. Jeb is a little... well... interesting, but very informative.

Basically, what I did was get a 10-gallon flat stacker tote from Walmart, drill holes in it, put net pots in, clay pebbles, and rock wool cubes, and now I have a garden! It's really tough to describe all of the little intricacies with it, but this community has helped me out tremendously. By no means is my system perfect, and in fact, it's super Jerry Rigged and super jank, but it works! This whole process has been a great learning experience. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask in this community, or if you want to hear more about my system, feel free to DM me! Here are some photos!

Here are the various things I bought off Amazon to get me started!

pH down (the better kind)

pH meter (not available on Amazon anymore)

rockwool cubes (1.5")

General Hydroponics nutrients

pH up & down (the down didn't last very long, but the up seems to work fine. You probably won't need up near as often as down.)

air stones (these seem to do a fine job. Not the best certainly, but they work.)

clay pebbles (not sure what quality these are, but they do their job! Be sure to rinse very thoroughly.)

net pots (these work fine. Nothing special.)

EDIT: Added links to Amazon

u/budthrownewbie · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Most use the foxfarm or general hydroponics lines.

u/dudegrows · 1 pointr/microgrowery

So if it is a Nitrogen deficiency, how would I go about solving that in soil? Is there a specific product I need to add? I have this on hand but tbh I'm not entirely sure how to use it. Or something else I should be doing to correct it?

u/Gravefall · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I just bought VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W which supposedly compares to a 600 watt HPS/MH

u/Dont_throwaway420 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Thanks for your feedback, and these are questions I should consider as I’m starting my grow.

I guess as I begin, I was hoping to find an ideal route that would allow me to adapt as I go. I have a decent amount of space for growing (an entire 10x10 room) and am willing to budget fairly for what’s needed. I just don’t want to overextend, as I will just grow for personal use (albeit, I do smoke quite a bit). I want to keep the plants “clean” and as healthy as possible, and hope to test out a few different strains. For lights - I’m willing to go as suggested, but initially considered LED (maybe something like this:

I’d love to connect and chat if you have more insight for a beginner grower. Thanks for your initial feedback!

u/Anakenyan · 1 pointr/microgrowery

you would want something pulling about 300 watts

this one (if you want a blurple)(make sure you select the 600w version) is rated to pull 260w so it wouldnt be a bad decision and is rated for a 90x90

some people recommend to split your watts into two lights so you can manage them for better light coverage to the lower parts of your plants, so splitting this into two 300w from the same brand also wouldnt be a bad idea. but the single light is definitely okay for beginning

u/Majestic_unicorn31 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

Performs great I couldn't be happier with it. They'd been running pretty much constantly for 4 months and not any problems. VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED
I'm planning on getting another one or there 1200w model eventually.

u/Hickorydickoryducks · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yeah I would do that but the electric and power draw I am not able to meet. I like the led because it uses so little power. I wouldn't want to get more than like an ounce a month either way. VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower, Has Daisy Chain Function

I was looking at that light do you think thatd be good?

u/deadstock4s · 1 pointr/microgrowery

LED Grow Light, 300W Grow Light Full Spectrum for Greenhouse Hydroponic Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

Current light

What I’d like to get
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/TurtlesBeFree · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I was thinking of buying this VIPARSPECTRA LED light to use for the whole process. should I buy 2 for my 4x4 tent?

u/dozazz · 1 pointr/gardening

I went with these VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/XdefeatsY · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

Thanks! I am using 2 different LED lights in my tent (Apollo 4'x4'). I started out with just this light for the first 3 weeks because I was short on cash and thought I'd try my luck at skimping on coverage with a cheap, Chinese light from Amazon. By week 3 or so, I had serious doubt about its ability to cover 4'x4' in flower. I bought this light to run in addition.

u/literocola431 · 1 pointr/bostontrees

a good starter pack of nutrients - a small sized grow tent that can fit 4 plants - a fan ventillation system that will handle the smell when you get to flowering - airpots if you want to grow from soil - or DWC hydro buckets if you want to go hydro note that these are pretty easy to DIY, buckets are $5 ea and pumps run $20-50. LED lights to grow with for $160 or you can skip up to the good stuff and go with Quantum Boards which are far superior - not on amazon You can do a lot of your own work on these boards to make them not as expensive.

After your get some seeds, either from bag seed or from an online seller, its really just a matter of paying attention to what the plants are doing and keeping a good schedule with your nutrients or watering. There is a ton of information online, both on reddit and elsewhere that can guide you with anything.

u/Sarey14 · 1 pointr/SavageGarden

currently my dad has a umm lets just call it a grow set up in our basement with some tomatoes and other plants and uses these lights its a full spectrum grow light and i was thinking of just putting my plants down there for the winter, however there is not a ton of temperature variation from day to night down there, as it is a very controlled environment. I was thinking of getting something like that and just putting them in an old fishtank in their pots as a makeshift terrarium and then just removing them from the windowsill and just using the grow light, as there are massive temperature fluctuations and the window is pretty drafty. Any experience with the 'full spectrum' lights?

u/St0f89 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

What heat output??? they run very, very cool. When I went from HPS to led, I went from active cooling to passive cooling. Seriously, they're the best.

4x4 will be a little more pricey, but not by much.

Something like this, or use 2 units and spread them out (that's what I'd do)

u/ryanmich · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I have a 36x36x72 grow tent, and this is the light I use.

It has a setting for veg/flower, but I just keep them both on to maximize the amount of light they're getting.

u/CrackaJacka420 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I use these 600w for my 4x4 tents, you could also put smaller light strips on the side if your worried about light coverage but this good beginner grow light in my opinion

u/Flesh_Tuxedo · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Would something like this suffice?
Where it says consuming 276w, or am I not reading it right again! Sorry for all the questions, just don't want to waste and mess up my first attempt!

u/_marv_ · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Thanks for the help! How far away should the light be in this stage? I using this light

u/haloofsin · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

>the usable photons hitting the canopy. Instead of watta

Just to prove my point, see the coverage maps below under product description:(

It was the first light that popped up on Amazon. I do note the umol/m2/sec unit of measurement but notice it says "PAR Value".


EDIT: Provided link as I am unable to paste pictures.

u/famaskillr · 1 pointr/microgrowery

You sure it's not this one

u/chlorobot · 1 pointr/IndoorGarden

If you're serious about LED lighting consider one of these - one of the highest rated grow LED brands. Great warranty, solid spectrum and a full product line of different wattage and sizing.

I'm using this very model for my project

u/NikIsAnAssHole · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I have a different LED but maybe this can help.

This is my current grow: (The second picture in the album shows the hook)

and this is the 300 watt light that I have:

Our hooks might be different but maybe this will give you an idea on how to hang it

Also these may be the hooks you are looking for:

u/bowhunter3 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I'm about to order this for basically a fridge or small closet type area. Do you think it will do the trick? I came to this one after reading a book and reviews. What do you think?

u/SpellDog · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Bought the 300 watter (136 watts draw) for $99 for my 2' x 1.5' x 5' newly constructed flower box. Working great on 1 plant so far. Check back in a month and a half.

u/_Zhitan · 1 pointr/succulents

Are those all stretched as well? And I have one of those LED clamp strips, but I use them on props and baby succulents. My mature plants stretched when I used those. I personally don't find them strong enough and would stay away from that specific lamp.

The red blue LEDS are still worth looking into, but something more like this:

Or T5 High Output (HO) 6500k bulbs. Comes in 2ft and 4ft lengths. It provides more than adequate lumens (2000lm +). Amazon, Home Depot, and Lowe's are good for those.

LED saves you money in the long run. But initially the cheapest option would be CFL bulbs (6500k 60watt) in aluminum lamps!

u/kratos_1812 · 1 pointr/KratomGarden

I have several different types of lights but really like these. In my opinion they've been the best so far. VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified...

u/intldrugsmuggler · 1 pointr/microgrowery

hehe god speed son! seriously though you'll need at least something like this before you're going to get anywhere. not trying to be harsh at all but the desk lamp will really get you no where.

u/dalegrizzle1 · 1 pointr/gardening

I looked at these the first thing when I wanted an indoor garden myself, and honestly, he's right, and he's trying to help. They are v low wattage, like 20-30 each, if that. Simplest setup i would say, if you can spend 70$ and replace those heads and put up a nice blurple 300w like viparspectra, your money would go a longer ways. I did this and had some mylar survival blankets wrapping the whole thing, strung up with tape, for a long time. The mylar blankets are 7$ and they have more than enough to make a makeshift "grow tent" of sorts.


edited grammar

u/AreasonableAmerican · 1 pointr/trees

I have 5 of these for my 6 plants, grown with bubble buckets in a happily legal state. Started with 3 lights, but the autoflowers didn't get super thick buds before the pistols were 75% orange. With the 5, they are getting enormous. Power for the 5 is about $70/mo at my rates.

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/Henry_Haberdasher · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

Ok, if you want LED and wallet is no problem check out these. I've not used them myself (obviously) but i've seen grow diaries of them and they are amazing.

If you want more bottom end of the scale then you want something like this. This will grow you one, maybe 2 plants very nicely.

u/Tyler_the_Tank- · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Thank you!
Got a light off Amazon that was on sale

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series...

Edit: Words

u/maseffect · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Get either a mars hydro or viparspectra v300 . Either one will be more then enough to get you through your grow . Get some Mylar and cover the interior of your box and you’re ready to start growing . Mount light at 18” from plant and have fun 😉
Oh here’s the link for the light I use : VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/Potarazzi · 1 pointr/microgrowery

A 1x1 would not take much Rule of thumb is no less than 30w a square foot. A simple 90w (true watt, not the fake advertising watts) UFO style would be fine. Amazon is a good place to check

u/hoarybat · 1 pointr/succulents

I'm shopping for an office setup for a couple of specimens of Stapelia: S. hirsuta and S.grandifola. Thanks to those who provided some early feedback on what I'd need.

Specifically, I'm going to be buying a grow-light for my office. I anticipate having a total of 3 succulents, each in 6" or 8" clay pots. Substrate will be Bonsai Jack Succulent Cactus Soil Gritty Mix #111 -- the relative high cost of this soil is OK since I won't need much, and I'm hoping for a good setup.

I'm having difficulty picking a grow light. For several reasons, I want to go with LED grow lights, and not fluorescent tubes. What I need help with is the wattage of lighting that I'll need; I want sufficient light, but don't want to fry the plants.

I'm thinking about this 100W grow LED bulb, which I'll mount over the plants. Is this a good wattage, or should I be looking at something like this 300W enclosed LED kit?

Thanks! -- Dan

u/Pureness304 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

There are plenty of options on amazon. Lots of small LED set ups. The cheap Chinese lights really aren’t too bad either. A 300W will definitely do the job of you have room. Biggest concern with keeping things stealthy is the smell. You’ll need a carbon filter. During flowering things start to really reek!

This is the light I use currently.

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series...

It works well. Definitely not the best on the market but it does the job!

u/toeknee32 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/TheyWillEatTheRich · 1 pointr/nyc

Lights such as this. Good for supplementing the little bit of light people get in their windows in the city.

u/blokie07 · 1 pointr/OKmarijuana

Most LEDs marketing toward growing list the wattage based on the output equivalent of traditional grow lights. Obviously traditional grow lights put off a lot more heat and are much less efficient. For instance this viparspectra lists 300W but if you read the fine print it only pulls 130W. Mars and most grow lights market this way. I only ask because I am building an LED setup with 300 actual watts.

u/hotpeppers5656 · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

I'm doing it now, look at my posts to see my setup. You could get a small setup going for <$200 for everything to grow 4 decent sized plants, or you could spend a lot more on things like more efficient lights that aren't pink/purple, a tent to enclose it, or just a bigger setup for more plants.

Cheapest and easiest way to start with 4 plants is to use a LED like this from Amazon and put it like 2 feet over the plants. Get some 3 gallon pots, I like fabric pots because they drain well and dry fast like peppers like. Get some decent potting soil and some trays to sit the pots on. Humidity will probably be an issue though, and dehumidifiers aren't cheap.

You can use CFL or LED light bulbs, I started like that, but once I did the math on how many bulbs I needed and how much they and the sockets and everything for them were, I decided to go the LED grow light route. But then I didn't like the purple light color and wanted to make shelves, so I DIY'd some LED strips.

u/Closetmedicinegrow · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This is where I'm sourcing the true wattage

Kind of a bummer, and a surprise to me as well but I can't speak for LEDs as I'm totally inexperienced with them - it's weird seeing lights like this listed at $90 for 136w of true watt, obviously would be cheaper to go this route just not as efficient of space as the single larger one, dunno.

u/dylanm19 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Here are the respective links to the lights I was talking about. although I have no experience with grow lights, so I might be looking at bullshit, you'll have to let me know👍🏼.

COB LED Grow Light Full Spectrum 300W, CF GROW Indoor LED Plant Grow Lamp for Hydroponic Greenhouse Plant All Stage Growth Lighting Replace UFO Growing Lamp, High PAR Output

VIVOSUN 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Hydroponic Indoor Plants Growing Veg and Flowering

VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified 300W LED Grow Light, with Daisy Chain, Full Spectrum Plant Growing Lights for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

Phlizon Newest 600W LED Plant Grow Light,with Thermometer Humidity Monitor,with Adjustable Rope,Full Spectrum Double Switch Plant Light for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower- 600W(10W LEDs 60Pcs)

LED Plant Grow Lights, KINGBO 600W High Power Grow Lamp with Optical Lens, Double Chip/Three Chip, 12-Band Full Spectrum Grow Light for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower (Daisy Chain Function)

u/Gormak · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yes veg and flower, do you have limited space to grow? You might try one of these:

I use those in a little grow cabinet and they are great, super cheap and efficient. I did have an issue with one farting out on me after a year though.

u/zaipsoi · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Hmm I didn't know that. Is there anywhere to see the exact spectrum? Maybe getting one Vivaspectra and one Roleando would be good? I know the vivaspectra is pretty heavy on blue.

Though, I'd probably get this with it instead. No idea how much blue on it.

u/easy0906 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified 300W LED Grow Light, with Daisy Chain, Full Spectrum Plant Growing Lights for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/Vew · 1 pointr/SavageGarden

Ooh, that explains my question. This is the one I use. Seems to work pretty well.

u/pabloe168 · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

I see your point. I like the option but here is a question..

Say I buy this:

Like you are saying its $150. and its supposed to be as effective as a 300w cfl.

It consumes the same amount of energy as say this:

Which is also supposed to be as effective as a 300w lamp...

Whats the reason behind spending double if I am not gaining anything on performance or efficiency? The one advantage I see is no pink light.

u/hopicide · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

Every time I see a post about lights and wattage, I say this Check if the value is true or equivalent wattage!. This vendor in particular is something else:

> Question:
> What does it mean that it as 15 / 45 w?
> Answer:
> LED power is 45 Watts. Consumption is 15 Watts.
> By Osunby SELLER on March 1, 2018

WTF? LED power is not 45 Watts, LED power is 15 Watts, which is equivalent to 45W of incandescent bulb.

That's 24$/15W = 1.6$/W. Checking for example this one (I'm by no means recommending it), which although has the same presenting equivalent instead of true, you get 0.44$/W with the current deal, or 0.56$/W with the old price. This is a factor of 3!! Granted, you might not need such power for a small setup, but there are others out there with lower power rating.

BTW, I'm not trying to "own" you or anything. I just want to spread the message so that people don't buy something on false information/assumptions, especially when someone says "Oh, you need X watts for that area or that amount of plants"

u/Fraulein_Buzzkill · 1 pointr/succulents
u/NterceptingFist · 1 pointr/Peppers

I have a few different things going on. The one listed below is my favorite (and my plants' favorite).

Inexpensive upfront cost, 300W output, consumes less than half that. Very quiet.

LED grow light

u/GrowieMcGrowerson · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Not going to lie. 2 600w led's is alittle out of my price range currently. Would I be able to do 2 300w led's without the concern of decreased yield or anything like that.. I'm also plan on running auto flowers so would that be a problem? Would 2 of these work.

u/robotsautom8 · 1 pointr/IndoorGarden

I just picked up this guy. I have my succulents on my top shelf, and my seedlings 2 shelves down. So far I've seen really good results (which makes sense given how damn bright it is)

u/attacksushi · 1 pointr/succulents

This is the one I bought, it's 300W. I'll try lowering the light thought, right now its about 12" above the top shelf.

u/Enigma6 · 1 pointr/hydro

Here's the light. No management of nutrient temp. I didn't actually know that was a concern.

u/irvininirvine · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I picked it cuz it has a lot of reviews saying it's lasted pretty long, plus being UL certified gives me peace of mind. Not really a 300W, but 130W of LED for $70 shipped is pretty good compared to what I find in my grow shops / Home Depot / Lowes

u/sfsellin · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Hey - thanks for responding. The lights are about 16'' above the plants, and I'm running 2 300w LED's, here they are: . I'll back off on watering to every 36hrs and see how that goes. What do you think about the height of the lights, and those lights specifically? They were wonderful on my first harvest (blue dream last December).

Edit: 300w, not 200w.

u/scarsandstories · 1 pointr/microgrowery

you’re right. the superiority complex is definitely the internet in general. i have met a couple super nice people. someone even sent me the break down of how to DIY my own light system. my girlfriend bought me this light for christmas. (only fair since i’m growing for her, ha. i can’t even smoke because of work.) the way my closet is set up there’s a shelf so, it’ll be perfect and easy to hang the right distance away. the PPFD graphic is which? the circular one? wait those say PAR value.

i have seen the posts and also on amazon while i was looking at lights. a lot of them said “newer model available” and just had 2 larger white bulbs. they were also two and three times the price. i figured one light should be okay for 2-3 plants. this way i can use the smaller 75W CFL for tiny clones/seedlings. i was reading reviews to see how it works for other plants, too. obviously since it’s nearly winter i had to bring in all my catnip. plus, i have a garden in the spring so it’ll also be great for my veggies, too.

marijuana is one of the few things that’s fun to learn about because in the end you have a pretty decent reward. well, growing anything in general is. it’s a lot of fun. i also had no idea growweedeasy was put together by a woman. that’s awesome. that’s my go-to site right now. that and this. i’ve spent hours upon hours just reading. with legalization and technology it’s constantly changing and there’s always something new to learn.

u/DarthStem · 1 pointr/trees



Gotta buy another light next pay check.

u/ktrcoyote · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Four plants in a 36”x20”x62” tent. I don't know the strain. (three sativa and an indica I believe. Got the clones from a friend. I should ask)

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light about 24" inches from canopy.

They're in gallon pots in organic potting soil. I did a nute cleanse last Tuesday and that didn't make much of a difference. The soil PH is around 6.0-6.3.

u/Rekov · 1 pointr/SavageGarden

The LED is this one:

There are a few similar ones at similar prices. I'll just quote the advice I was given on LEDs, here:
> The main thing to look for in LEDs is the actual wattage drawn (~130 Watts on both). In terms of raw lumen per watt output MH, HPS, fluoro, and LED are all in the ballpark of 90-100 lumens per watt.
> At this point, the advantage that LED leverages is that bulbs can be engineered to emit specific wavelengths of light that hit the most photosynthetically active regions of the spectrum. This is why there are no green bulbs (chlorophyll reflects green light), and why the spectrum you will see from these lights are kind of a bizarre fuchsia. So, whereas the lumens (visible light) per watt (electrical energy consumed) of LEDs is not much different than the other high output lighting choices, the light that is produced by LEDs is all useful, whereas other choices produce light in the green region of the spectrum that is essentially wasted.
> That said, while the fuchsia LEDs are great for growing, I think they make for really ugly presentation. If you want to max out growth per watt, then LED is probably the way to go, but if you are wanting to have something nice to look at every day, I would still suggest a fixture with T8 flouro tubes. Another thought is to grow under LED, and then just have a different light to turn on when you want to display your plants.
> The scammy thing to look out for is LEDs with a low actual wattage drawn. If it's a fixture that is only pulling like 20 watts or something, it's a waste of money. Over 100 Watts and you're looking at a grow light for serious people.

u/The_Real_Bill_Murray · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

It looks to be only affecting my jalapeno, cayenne and crosses of the two.

The light was probably 1-2 feet away, maybe they got burned?

I have noticed that the soil is taking forever to dry. I'm suspecting my light source is an issue?

I have the light on from 6am to 10pm, fan running, 2 of 3 flaps open. Room temp is 68F, no idea of the inside temp of the tent.

Using this LED light and this fan

A week ago I shaved the top of the soil, it was dark, hard and just not drying out. That's when I added a fan to the equation.

Am I right in thinking it's the light? I am thinking of grabbing this one

u/Bucketfullofsuspence · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets
u/glarblarbsulsul · 1 pointr/gardening

thanks for your help !!!! I'm almost convinced to get Fluorescent... It looks like T8 fixtures are cheaper than t5. There is one for $18.48 but then then the bulbs only come in a two pack.. if I buy a set of warm white and a set of cool white then that would be about $20, at $10 per double pack. So if I have just one 2 bulb fixture and 4 lights, i may as well get another fixture so I don't have any leftover lights. So - 2 fixtures and 2 packs of lights it comes to about $57.

Now these LED ones I found are not as strong as the 300W ones, and seems that people use them for house plants. They are about $30 for one But there was another seller offering 2 for $55.

My only concern is judging from the grammar errors on the amazon listing, these LED seem to be from foreign manufacturers and they don't say anywhere on the page if they are UL listed like the Florescent lamps are - so I have to assume these lamps are not and reviews say they get hot so I really don't want one of these to burn my house down.

So, knowing they're both the same cost what would you do??? Florescent or LED? Or can I just get 1 pack of full spectrum bulbs and one florescent light?

u/reefshadow · 1 pointr/IndoorGarden

I have this one

And this one

The LED light is a much more attractive spectrum, the HPS is quite yellow. No way the LED is actually producing 1800 watts but i suspected that going in. Growing banana, avocado, jackfruit, mandevilla, succulents, lemon, pitaya and some others in a dedicated room. Room had been set up for over 2 weeks, new growth on everything. 18 on, all lights on single timer. You can buy the ratcheting carabiner cords for very cheap. One caveat about any light that is going to actually produce healthy growth is that if it is above your eye level you will not like it. Mine is not set up for aesthetics but to keep my plants thriving through the winter in zone 6. Last year I really struggled along with shitty cheap lights and lost a few plants. We have some huge windows but deep eaves and they just aren't adequate. Entering the plant room is like walking into a blast furnace for the eyes because my plants are so tall.

There are some really shit lights so make sure you're reading the reviews. If people are growing weed with them you're generally good to go. Last year I bought a cheap purple panel led and some spot lights and they were shit. They are also hideously ugly, they make the foliage appear brown. Edit- this is the one I bought last year. I would not buy any this weak again

They may be good for starting seedlings or for lower light houseplants but to keep outdoor full sun plants thriving indoors they were total failure.

u/xCurb · 1 pointr/cannabiscultivation

Think that’s the light that’s hanging in the middle, then 4 9inch reflector clamps in the corners with “100w Led Bulbs” - GreatValue brand- that only pull 14w each from the wall.

So 56+45 =101? That was my basic workout of it in the beginning, or something close to it. Think I have wrong spectrums for flowering with the reflectors, no nutrients to boost them (do have foxfarm coming), and I’m aware middle light isn’t strong enough for several plants, but it’s doing pretty good on the one far as I can tell, there is a second in the room it’s just further behind/bigger/different strain/not getting enough spectrum from reflect lights so not flowering normally.

What a world to live in :-)

u/mbonaccors · 1 pointr/gardening

Haha - here is some additional information.

  1. It's a 45 W LED Light -
  2. Window faces south gets half days worth of direct sunlight
  3. It's a bush tomato plant (Bush Boy)
  4. It's standard miracle grow potting soil
  5. Using miracle grow plant food - mixed into water once a week
  6. Watering every other day, when top of soil is dry-ish
  7. Yes, there is a hole at the bottom of the container but it has never drained.
u/JThoms · 1 pointr/gardening

I've seen on Amazon, as I did some light searching, these LED grow bulb setups. 45W grid of LEDS that are used for growing, at least from seed, indoors. I know you've recommended the flourescent tubes but what's your opinion on these? If it's similar to what you are saying where they keep growing all winter I could see it being a fair replacement to the tubes.

I only used the basement as an example as I do not have a garage and the only south face window which would get enough light exposure is right above a heating element which I have read could interfere with the plants. It also happens to be my dog's watch post, therefore I think the basement would be the best compromise. I will look into setting up the shop lights or perhaps if you are able to recommend, that LED setup.

u/Bscott05 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

So.. as I was looking at more I came across these. They have great reviews, seems like I can get 3 of these and that should cover all of it. Would that work? Sorry for these noob ass questions.. just wanna be sure with a second or third opinion
new led light

u/Tuerai · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

I use LED grow lights personally. I have a bout 3 of these and 2 of these in a different spot.

u/boredweare1 · 1 pointr/collapse

What about using grow lights. But more importantly this plan depends on having a small population. I'd imagine 1-2 million max.

u/darkblueabyss · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This is the light, I have two, one for each plant. Theyre a little shitty but quite cheap so was perfect to start off. Looking at getting a 1000w led panel to replace these two.

u/dushadow · 1 pointr/gardening

I have a few of these for my plants while they stay inside for the winter. My key limes and custard apple all have new leaves and started to bloom.

u/ranoutofbacon · 1 pointr/gardening

ditch that strip and go with these

u/Icouldbeanyone · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

I have mine currently on my laundry room shelf with an LED light. Ha. Nice setup. I don't have any reflective insulation right now since I will be moving mine outside soon. But next year I plan on it. Would you say it's cheaper to do that or just get a tent?

Anyone curious, this the LED and hooks I have:

u/fuckymcshitface · 1 pointr/microgrowery

looks like this one

1 bad review, one guy doesn't know that all lights have about half advertised wattage.

meh. it's a gamble on reliability. some people who know more about LEDs than i do, apparently, talk shit about these "blurple" lights, in favor of full-spectrum. basically the cree bulb with the highest model number is near the best you can get. i'm still digesting this stuff myself. efficiency, higher lumens per watt is what you get in the good ones.

I'm not an expert, but you're asking me, the lights i wish i got were two key words being full spectrum cob. It comes with the Cree CXA3070 which is the chips hobbyists on /r/microgrowery used in their own builds a year ago. They've moved on to better cob chips, but a cutting edge light for 2015 can't be that bad.

I got one of these along with a mars 600 and the roleadro isn't bad for a $70 light, it may not be worth the cob premium for all i know. Three of those may do you.

u/OaksByTheStream · 1 pointr/Bonsai

I'm not sure if this is the exact one, but it looks like it.

u/Sonneschimmereis · 1 pointr/orchids

I miss all that free porch sunlight from my parent's home! And almost all my plants were pretty traumatized by my move a couple years ago. I ended up losing only one, but most of the other ones lost about half their mass? At an estimate.

Right now I have one big box of leds ( The roots are looking good right now, though I'm a bit disturbed by just how many are in the air, all sticking out the same direction. It looks pretty funny.

u/yuppiecruncher · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Its a single Viparspectra 300. I know some folks are saying it's underpowered and slightly the wrong spectrum. That may be true, but this is my first grow so I'm going to gauge performance after the harvest and make changes if the harvest is unsatisfactory to me. I would rather not have too many variables to consider at once. I am strongly considering another 300w light to match this one OR switching to using the Roleadro Grow Light

u/hello_cerise · 1 pointr/succulents

Return it. The single bulb ones don't really have much spread to them, even if wattage is ok. I've had good luck with square panel
LED grow lights (about 45w but works), but better are the 122+w (true watts used not "equivalent watts listed so these are sometimes sold as 300w) full spectrum LED (yellow light) like this one:

u/dsoba · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

I would recommend the Roleadro 300w 2nd gen LED light. No blurpleness (which is why I got it), it's a decent light for about $70 on amazon. I'm only using about half of my 4x2x5 (LxWxH) tent, so I would get two if you'll be using your entire tent.

It's my first growing season with it so I can't comment on its long-term reliability but so far it's been great (I.e., decent build quality, no burnt LEDs). Heat hasn't been an issue and inside of my tent, it hasn't been too loud.

It does have its downfalls though. One is the hanging hardware it comes with is pretty cheap and doesn't adjust so you'll need to figure that out. Also, there isn't an on/off switch or the ability to daisy chain lights, which many of the other brands have.

However, for $70 it's a decent budget light.

Roleadro Upgrade and Newly Developed LED Grow Light Full Spectrum 2nd Generation Series 300w Plants Light

u/aesthetics247 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

why not just a roleadro 300w watt LED or something if you're just going to go with a veg light for starting seeds + vegging. I assume you'll be moving your plants outside in a few months? A lot of people on here seem to be liking the roleadro lights over the mars hydro lights due to each LED being a little more full spectrum compared to the bluish purple hue of the 1st gen mars 300's.

As for the light I switched to, I saved up for a CMH setup because it was Ideal for my situation and I wanted to get good lights in the meantime until I start messing around with COB LED's. Kinda pricey, but my buddies also grow and would be interested in taking that light off me secondhand once I get my COB's built down the line.

u/Prime_Observer · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I don't the like the old Mars. The spectrum seems to cause malnutrition problems.

I have this roleadro. But, I'm not using it yet:

My other COB light that I'm running now:

I'm using the CRX for my veg plants and they're growing fast. I can see it after a few hours. I'm impressed so far. I like it because it has UV and more middle colors.

The roleardo uses epistar lamp beads that are supposed to have the same spectrum as the CXA 3070.

My mars had 10 lamp beads burn out. I had take it apart and solder new beads on. It's kind of a pain. COB's are easy to swap in comparison.

u/BlackHoleWaltz · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Plan right now is 2-3 plant Scrog garden with 2-3 Roleadro 300watt white panels.

Really appreciate the help everyone.

u/THIS_BOT · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Also looking at a Roleadro 300w ( I guess my question also comes down to whether I need one or two of these. I heard the 50w/sq.ft measure, which 300watts ideally covers; but I've also heard that you should cover the ceiling of your tent to get the proper coverage, but these panels are pretty small compared to the tent (which is also pretty small).

u/BasementBiotech · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

I've seen a lot of people recommending this one

on here, is that for all stages of growth and the one you linked just for flowering or something?

u/lordpuddingcup · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

honestly pay a few bucks more for a higher watt growlight, as remember the cheap growlights (all of them) are only about 1/2 or 1/3rd of what they are rated as. for instannce

should be MUCH better light vs what you got, this is something i really wish i knew before i got my first ufo

u/nfhiggs · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I would suggest looking into F series LED strips from Samsung, instead of more panels. Like this one that I just built for my 2x3 cabinet. For a little over $100 this light puts out over 15000 lumens at 90W - compare that to 5000 lumens from this typical 300W panel which is the exact same light I was using before I put the new light in there.

u/numismatic_nightmare · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/mrdeedssucked · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/DanFForbes · 1 pointr/IndoorGarden

My bad. I got that one on Amazon. I'm not really sure how that one compares in strength to the T5s, but I'm inclined to say it's weaker. I still think "a few feet" would be a stretch for a Cattleya light. I think the product listing on Amazon has some information along those lines.

u/RevolutionarySteak · 1 pointr/gardening

I like this one... my plants do too. Roleadro

u/the_super_tech · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

VIVOSUN 48"x24"x60" and 2 x Roleadro 300w LED Grow Light Full Spectrum Light Fixture

I am doing more of a DWC setup. The tubs are 15 Gal with 2 x airstones and the 5Gal buckets get 1 airstone each.

u/beefiftyone · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

Thanks for the insightful replies everyone! I've been looking at some of those COB lights also on amazon (one in particular - )

It seems the little boost of extra wattage from this Roleadro would make it better than the mars 300w to ensure adequate coverage for just 1 auto at any given time I hope?

Thanks again for the replies everyone!

u/vapor_inhaltor · 1 pointr/microgrowery

More photos -

F17, Day 49 from seedling.

2x2 tent organic grow (amended FFOF soil, watering with liquid seaweed and molasses, using compost tea every other feeding with compost earthworm castings, and flower and rose mix)

Light is a Roleadro 200w actual COB. Roleadro 800W COB Full Spectrum Grow Light LED Plant Lamp with ON/OFF Switch and Timer Function, 2nd Generation Plant Light for Flowering and Veg

AC Infinity T6 with Phresh carbon filter

I’m sure I made some newbie mistakes on my first grow. I’m pretty sure I had the light too close earlier on, which I just fixed by raising the light as high as I can in the tent.

I also screwed up by using a watering mix that fermented after I left it for a couple of days. I learned I can’t use leftovers. It started smelling like vinegar and I measured the pH at 4.5!! Yikes! I know...I felt like a bonehead.

I’ve been constantly battling with high temp and humidity. I feel I have a little better handle on that now with temps sticking around 80 with RH hanging in the 50s now that I introduced a dehumidifier. I measured the chassis of the LED with an IR meter, and it’s showing 95! Next grow I’m going with a better light where I can mount the driver outside the tent.

I’m learning a lot this time around, and I’m hoping to have it more dialed in next time.

With all that being said, how’s my girl looking?

The things that are bothering me are the burnt/yellowing leaf tips. I’ve always had a hard time nailing down if this is light burn or nute burn. Also, I’m seeing lower fan leaves starting to go completely yellow and look bad. I know this will happen in flower as the plant starts redirecting all its energy to the flowers, but is this happening too soon? Either way, I’m going to water tomorrow with straight RO water.

I’ve looked at the guides on determining the problem, but honestly, it’s hard for a newbie to tell. It’s kind of like having a innocent pain then looking at WebMd—next thing you know you start having anxiety because you think you’re dying. Same thing with this—I look at these charts and I start thinking my plant is in horrible shape and not going to make it. Lol.

Thanks and happy growing everyone!

u/samlikesturtlez · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yeah - I have seen the pre built panels that feature COB (chip on board) LED's such as this one but I really do think if you are going to shell out money for a COB LED when you already have (2) Mars panels you spent money on then you might as well do it right and put your own together. As far as the actual COB's go, there are many to choose from. I would try watching some growmau5 videos on youtube if you want to learn more about COB's - he helps a lot.

The Cree CXB3590's are considered some of the best COB's out right now, they are pricey! Citizen's are popular, and Vero's too, but I went with Luminus CXM22's. If you go the route I did, make sure you get Gen 3 version, they compare in specs very well to any other COB's out there and they are affordable at 19$ per.

u/DirtyBongTokes · 1 pointr/microgrowery

get a bigger tent I wouldn't mess with anything under 120cmx120cmx200cm for 4 plants but for 1 plant 60x60 should work fine. You'd be surprised how big they will grow given enough space even under a shitty light like the one you're planning to use. When you switch to flower they will almost double in height, keep that in mind. I would however suggest a better light that one, it is not pulling 450 watts from the wall probably more like 100 using old epiled tech. expect 10-30 grams with ideal growing conditions/technique & genetics. It might do okay for veg for several small plant for the first few weeks when establishing root system but vegetation and flower is another monster altogether and unless you really don't smoke much it won't be worth the investment or time growing with such a small setup.

What are your goals for your grow? on my first grow running 200 true watts of cheap LED's later got a proper 65watt cree cob kit

off 2 small plants running in a 90cmx90cm during veg until they got too tall and switched to a 120cmx60cm closet after 92 days (42veg, 50flower) I got a total of 46gram once dry/cured. I also turned down a lot of leaf and small popcorn bud which I made into about 5-6 grams of 70micron grade hash. I might be bias but it was really good stuff grown with bagseed far better than the outdoor bud I got the seed from but I also did a lot of research for 6 months prior to attempting my first grow and spent 100$ on synthetic nutrients and found a good feed schedule employed Low stress and high stress training, supercropping lollypopping defolitation on week 4 of veg and week 3 of flower. If I could do it over I'd run 6 weeks veg and let flower go a little longer to fully ripen and also have a proper tent with a scrog instead of growing in closets.

I've prob spent close to $1000 on my garden now but I will have a perpetual grow and multiple units I can move between separate areas as I see fit. My goal for growing is to get to the point where with 4 plants I don't need to measure grams and just know I got enough to last me until next harvest. I will probably end up running plants a month apart and/or moving them into flower room when they get big enough. I also wouldn't mind running a SOG to find some phenos for next year outdoor, which will be my first year outdoor and ill prob experiment with organics then for now its coco coire and synthetic nutes.

u/hetaybluedemon · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Would you recommend getting 2? I found a discount online to get that light for $40, I could get 2 or 3 if you think that's what I would need. And I would really like to stay away from HPS due to increased electricity costs

Edit: Would I be better off getting two of the blurple panels or one of these 400w Roleandro COB lights?