Generally, as a rule, with the fewer sources of light in a grow room, you end up with more shading issues. The extent of which, course depends on what it is you are growing. You're almost always better off with more fixtures/bulbs…"
"I am well within the "rule of thumb" I need 2400 watts for my sq footage. I guess my concern is physical spacing. Should I run 3 1000w lights down the middle like in the drawing below? Or 1 600W light above each bed?
"Usually a fixture will specify vegetative coverage and flowing coverage, so it will depend on what you are growing.. Coverage will also vary depending on the reflector used in the fixture. I would go with what the manufacturer states. Overall I have…"
"trees.. we are going to grow banana trees and who knows maybe a papaya or something? Mostly for long runs of tomatoes, cucumbers etc.. Don't want to block out too much of the sun. I thought about stacking DWC's, but that might block…"
I have a lighting question, I am getting ready to run electrical in my grow room. The grow area will consist of 2 8' x3' GBs put end to and and 2 8'x3' DWC sitting just below and adjacent to the GBs. The total foot print will be 6' -7' x 16'. I was…See More
"Were using granite for the media as usual..
its built as an AP system, using an index valve (300 gallons to four 6' x 13' beds).
never added live water, no live gravel.. just fresh granite, well water, and worm tea.
when we get the other…"
The main reason is the cost of net pots here. I like the concept of using the neoprene inserts they work well and there is no messing around with media. I just use a pool noodle and cut slices off it to make the inserts. The sheet holds…"
I am interested in creating a AQ Business plan in Spain. I currently live California and have taken two intensive classes with Jon Parr. In the near future, I will work as an intern at his AQ workshop in Half Moon Bay, CA. my wife who…"