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    400 Watt HPS grow with added 160 watt full spectrum LEDs

    Hey guys...
    i am currently growing with a 400watt HPS in soil, they are approximately 12-16 inches away from the plants.
    They grow well and everything... What difference would it make if I added (2x80watt) 160watt full spectrum LEDs in the same grow space.
    Would it help or would I need to make additional changes?
    I am growing about 6-8 plants under the 400hps currently.
    Critical-Berry

    #2
    Are those your buds? Have you checked the trichomes? They look ready or very close to it. Adding lights now wont change anything.

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    • Juba1Nc
      Juba1Nc commented
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      Yeah they about ready to harvest... But there are much more plants not ready as yet....

    #3
    Chop,chop,thay are looken done,no sense adding more lights now.
    The best weed has yet to b grown

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      #4
      I don't think you have any room left for more trichomes. Get the lights for next time. Or better yet get this light https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 for next time.

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      • Smokesteve
        Smokesteve commented
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        It's not better than HPS for flowering. Imho

      • starramus
        starramus commented
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        That's true. If not the sun I always use my HPS for flowering. You will get more yield than the CMH. However from the pics Nebula posted the CMH is fantastic for veg.

      #5
      But to answer your question I was testing running a 1000 watt HPS with a 450 watt viperspectrum (think 212 actual watts.) The temps were to much to control for a summer grow. Gonna play around with it this winter. I am pretty sure that having better temps trumps more light.

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      • Smokesteve
        Smokesteve commented
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        Yes man I've learned the hard way that just pumping down mega light without mega exhaust is a recipe for mediocrity. They almost love nice temperatures and fresh breezes as much as strong lights. You really need both to be successful.

      #6
      Question for you people running these 1000w lights... How much did your electric bill go up once you started running these?? I'm running a 350 LED and did not notice much if anything of an increase... I'm concerned that if I add another 350 led or jump to one of these 1000w lights my electric bill is going to jump considerably????

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        #7
        Well with everything you need to run one fans, exhaust, lights etc etc about $45 per setup where I am. Most of mine is running on solar with battery backup. But yeah they do add up.But we have very cheap electricity where I am.

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          #8
          You will increase the heat output and electricity bill. Probably won’t help this grow, but next grow is on!! The blue spectrum (us-a and up-b light) really brings out those trics.
          4x4 600w HID with 4 mimosa (new strain for me)
          3x3 400w HID with 9 white buffalo
          2x2 LED 300w Mars Hydro with 4 mother strains
          running all simultaneously for a perpetual harvests.

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            #9
            I run a 1000w hps a 300w led and the 6in blower. Plus a fan and a 6500btu window a/c 24hrs a day and its about 70$ a mth extra on my bill. But the bud yeilds and quality seem well worth it.
            Grow -1 Spare bedroom 10x12x8--
            Soil FFOF mixed w/ perlite 75%/25%
            Flower- hps 1000w
            Veg-T5 ho 4ft 4tube 216w 6400k
            1- pauls crystal aurora auto
            2- super dense auto
            2- white moscow auto.
            1-northern lights auto
            ALL FROM NEW420GUY
            megacrop- armor si- calmag--molasses
            3gal smart fabric pots
            Window A/C cooled- box fan
            6in hydrofarm exhaust blower to hps

            "Free your mind, and your ass is sure to follow"

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            • Juba1Nc
              Juba1Nc commented
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              When u say Led that's side lights, how far are they from plants ? #WonderWhatItLooksLike
              I'd like to do more research about side lights and experience the differences

            #10
            My grow box is well insulated and the box is also in a cooled room that's insulatad aswell which makes it easier to control the temperatures...
            I wish to add it and test the time differences and yields with added LEDs...
            Thanks to Nebulas site I managed to setup my own box which still has much room for improvements

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              #11
              Juba1Nc there's a pic. Just growin in a spare bedroom.
              Grow -1 Spare bedroom 10x12x8--
              Soil FFOF mixed w/ perlite 75%/25%
              Flower- hps 1000w
              Veg-T5 ho 4ft 4tube 216w 6400k
              1- pauls crystal aurora auto
              2- super dense auto
              2- white moscow auto.
              1-northern lights auto
              ALL FROM NEW420GUY
              megacrop- armor si- calmag--molasses
              3gal smart fabric pots
              Window A/C cooled- box fan
              6in hydrofarm exhaust blower to hps

              "Free your mind, and your ass is sure to follow"

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                #12
                Thanks so much...
                looks cool.
                what differences does the side light give you on your yields? With and without? U running 12/12?

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                • shotgun980
                  shotgun980 commented
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                  Just harvested first autoflower at over 6ozs and got a bigger one coming. I think it helps? Im fairly new to this

                #13
                6ozs from how many main colas ?

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                  #14
                  Never counted
                  Grow -1 Spare bedroom 10x12x8--
                  Soil FFOF mixed w/ perlite 75%/25%
                  Flower- hps 1000w
                  Veg-T5 ho 4ft 4tube 216w 6400k
                  1- pauls crystal aurora auto
                  2- super dense auto
                  2- white moscow auto.
                  1-northern lights auto
                  ALL FROM NEW420GUY
                  megacrop- armor si- calmag--molasses
                  3gal smart fabric pots
                  Window A/C cooled- box fan
                  6in hydrofarm exhaust blower to hps

                  "Free your mind, and your ass is sure to follow"

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                    #15
                    This ones next and she got bent over so about 8 bigger colas
                    Grow -1 Spare bedroom 10x12x8--
                    Soil FFOF mixed w/ perlite 75%/25%
                    Flower- hps 1000w
                    Veg-T5 ho 4ft 4tube 216w 6400k
                    1- pauls crystal aurora auto
                    2- super dense auto
                    2- white moscow auto.
                    1-northern lights auto
                    ALL FROM NEW420GUY
                    megacrop- armor si- calmag--molasses
                    3gal smart fabric pots
                    Window A/C cooled- box fan
                    6in hydrofarm exhaust blower to hps

                    "Free your mind, and your ass is sure to follow"

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                    • Jibblerjoe
                      Jibblerjoe commented
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                      Nice thick and juicy

                    • shotgun980
                      shotgun980 commented
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                      thanks

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