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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID Lighting Coverage
"Hi Chris, Those types of controllers are nice items, but not a necessity. You can use standard type timers. Just off-set the timers (even by just a few minutes apart) so that they don't all kick on at the exact same time...meaning so that they…"
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Chris Blanco replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID Lighting Coverage
"Thanks Vlad! Do I still need a lighting controller with the reduced Wattage? "
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Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID lighting in the group Artificial Lighting
"I would call the manufacturer of the fixture, if they aren't available then your reseller. "
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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID Lighting Coverage
"Hi Chris, 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…"
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Chris Blanco replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID lighting in the group Artificial Lighting
"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? "
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Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID lighting in the group Artificial Lighting
"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…"
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Brent Dougherty replied to Brent Dougherty's discussion Intro in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"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…"
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Jeremiah Robinson replied to Brent Dougherty's discussion Intro in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"I love the high ceilings. Do you have any plans to use the height for something?"
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Chris Blanco replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID Lighting Coverage
"Just to add some color, I will be getting these lights: Virtual Sun Lights and this controller: Helios 4 Lighting Controller"
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Brent Dougherty replied to Brent Dougherty's discussion Intro in the group Cold Weather Aquaponics
"Thank You Chris, we have been working very hard.  It is just me, my wife and a good friend of my wife."
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Chris Blanco posted a discussion

HID Lighting Coverage

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
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Chris Blanco replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID lighting in the group Artificial Lighting
"Thanks for all the comments, can anyone answer my question about coverage though? :-)"
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"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…"
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Mr. Python replied to Mr. Python's discussion My 1st client build...
"Hey Jeff, 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…"
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