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Jeff S replied to Chris Blanco's discussion My First System
"Chris, I don't know where you got your info but I would never invest that much money in equipment and pay continuously for all that power unless I was growing a money crop (marijuana) lol. You said you want to economically feed your family but…"
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Vlad Jovanovic replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID Lighting Coverage
"Chris keep in mind when buying your ballasts, that using the controller you linked you will need ballasts that run on 240 volt (not the 120 volt).  I know it doesn't say on that web page you linked...but that Titan Helios 4 product is…"
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Chris Blanco replied to Chris Blanco's discussion My First System
"Ok, the answer I got for the lighting changes my whole design (at least for electrical and exhaust!). I will be running 3 600W over the GB and 3 400W over the DWC. I will also need to upgrade my exhaust to cool that many lights. Ugh. This gets more…"
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Chris Blanco replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID Lighting Coverage
"Got it. Thanks. I will just run the 240 for the Controller. I need to run wiring for the exhaust and intake systems anyway. This build gets more and more complicated by the minute! "
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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…"
5 hours ago
Chris Blanco replied to Chris Blanco's discussion HID Lighting Coverage
"Thanks Vlad! Do I still need a lighting controller with the reduced Wattage? "
6 hours ago
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. "
6 hours ago
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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…"
8 hours ago
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? "
8 hours ago
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…"
8 hours ago
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"
10 hours ago
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."
10 hours ago
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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