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    #16
    Best buy, HLG QBoard,
    Worst buys, 2-3 cheap ass, chinese, led lights.
    Cfls for a week or two
    315lec for everything else
    Dug up Ms.topsoil, with perlite added
    36x36x63 inch tent.
    6inch - exaust - intake fans an scrubber
    Smart pots
    Molasses
    Autoflowers

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      #17
      I haven't been in this very long, but my worst purchase was a Topolite 315CMH. It was a full 25$ less than the Vivosun version and in my thrift and haste, I failed to notice its lack of warranty. It ran for a little over 2 weeks and when it quit, it was out of its 30 day return period. I've got a Vivosun in there now, with a 3 year warranty on it.

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      • SoOrbudgal
        SoOrbudgal commented
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        That's so messed up thumbs down to Topolite in this instance.

      #18
      Best:

      Viparspectra TC1350
      It’s a great value for a “cheap” blurple light for a 4x4 tent.
      Con: Has poor canopy penetration.
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078B4VJ35...p_mob_ap_share

      Gorilla Original 4x4x8 tent
      Built to last. Good zippers. Roof holds 300lbs. Pretty much light proof.
      Con: Doors are a serious pain in the ass after awhile. 5 zippers to open. 5 zippers to close.
      https://www.gorillagrowtent.com/products/4x4-grow-tent

      Tripp Lite 6 Outlet Waber power strip.
      Has a covered switch so my cats can’t turn it off. Solid, metal construction.
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V58T0C...p_mob_ap_share

      Vacmaster, VJC507P, 5 Gallon wet/dry vac
      I love this thing. Well made, quiet and powerful. Makes removing runoff really easy.
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WSZL04K...p_mob_ap_share

      WORST:

      VIVOSUN Oscillating pole fans.
      Mine made it 2/3 weeks. These are fantastic till they break. I wanted these to work so bad.
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QW4YK9S...p_mob_ap_share
      4x4x8 tent
      Viparspectra TC1350 (600w actual)
      6” fan/filter
      FFOF soil
      FF nutrient trio
      4 Platinum ZkittleZ
      6th week of flower

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      • stump
        stump commented
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        I added four side poles in my tent. With the extractor fan on the sides of my tent get sucked in. Those fans hit the side of the tent and where them out quicker. Now there working great and not getting in a bind by the tent. Took me 2 fans to figure that one out lol.

      • Dieselgrower
        Dieselgrower commented
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        bummer I just got one of those fans. hope it last longer.

      • cannatom
        cannatom commented
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        stump. I have 3 sets of horizontal high cfm poles on mine. The fans weren’t touching the sides. They would oscillate to one side and then just die

      #19
      I had waited 3 months for the option to buy and 2 months for the arrival and all for an experiment and in these days of 2 day amazon type deliveries, was annoying as hell but.... the pacific light concepts photoboost strips have proven to be exceptional performers that have produced remarkable plants and the worst is probably the grey plastic Carson microscope.

      additionally, that Cloudline ac infinity t-6 is so awesome, I had to get a 2nd one

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      • stump
        stump commented
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        yea the cloudline are awesome.

      • Dieselgrower
        Dieselgrower commented
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        nice I have the cloudline t4 with the controller on they way.

      #20
      BEST: plant elevators (see photo), they keep the fabric pots out of the runoff and make sure the bottom of the pot is getting air as well. I love them!

      WORST: VIVOSUN oscillating clip fan, worked great for a month then died. to be fair, when I reviewed it on Amazon VIVOSUN gave me a full refund. Great customer service!

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        #21
        Best Buy - Optic Slim 600H LED Grow light

        Worst - too many to speak of to be sure
        3' x 6' Grow Closet for Veg w/3 ea 55 watt Autocobs
        New 5' x 9' x 7'11" Gorilla Tent for flowering with new Optic Slim 600H
        Flora Trio w/Cali and Hydro guard
        5 gallon Bucket DWC with top drip and scrog set up

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          #22
          Best - Secret Jardin Daisy 100 HID reflector (I recommend these to anyone using HID and square tents, especially sog & scrog) https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Jardin.../dp/B07GQTRM6N

          Worst - Vivosun 5 mode adjust 315w CMH (this light is powerful but has a crappy footprint and can't change reflector or move ballast outside of tent because it's all in one) In case anyone else would like to spend about $200 and be disappointed, here's the link! https://www.amazon.com/VIVOSUN-5-Mode-Adjust-High-Reflectivity-Aluminum-Upgraded/dp/B07RPKT58L/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=vivosun+315+cmh+adjus t&qid=1585668150&sr=8-4

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            #23
            Yes. Too many bad buys in my last 8 year venture into cannibal cultivation.
            8 in flower, 4 strains, 2 Indica Dom and 2 sativa dom.
            ​​​​GH full line. Philizon lighting, currently, with lots of supplemental lighting along side.
            8 vegging at a seperate location (sshhh)
            36 3 weeks from seed, here in Canada allowed 4...
            Homemade soil. Bagseed boss.
            2 x opulent systems 4x4x80 tents+1 24x40x48 baby box. here to help/get help, don't be shy to ask
            No one is safe from failure!, As anyone can have the greatest success, they can have the worst failure, regardless of experience.
            Happy growing/consuming 🥴

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            • Jordann
              Jordann commented
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              Cannabis **********

            #24
            Farmall your PLC lights. I can't figure out to figure out how many of those types of strips I need for a 3x3x6.
            Carrion!!! HA!!!
            3'x3'x6' Veg and flowering tent
            Good ol' American sunshine
            350 Watt Viparspectra LED
            3 - Purple Hulk Auto in fabric pots (1 in one gallon)
            2 - Bagseed from solo (in one gallon)
            2'x2'x4-6" Sprout and veg tent (empty, I swear except maybe one)
            Straws for germinating and planting
            GO GoBox nutes - double strength
            Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil
            Black Magic soil
            Diatomaceous earth
            Molasses

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            • 9fingerleafs
              9fingerleafs commented
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              check greengenes channel on youtube, hes the owner of PLC and has tons of videos explaining their lights, to my understandind you can make 2x4 or 4x4 but you may be able to make a shorter one

            • Farmall
              Farmall commented
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              Exactly.... search Photoboost led ... I’m sure at least 4 will pop up

            • Gingerbeard
              Gingerbeard commented
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              Thanks, folks. I've written down the name of the company and will look into it.

            #25
            Worst buys - Engagement rings and wedding rings.
            Best purchases - My cardboard salt shaker, that came with a cardboard pepper shaker, that has lasted longer than both marriages put together. The $.89 pair of kitchen scissors that has lasted longer than my cardboard salt shaker.
            Carrion!!! HA!!!
            3'x3'x6' Veg and flowering tent
            Good ol' American sunshine
            350 Watt Viparspectra LED
            3 - Purple Hulk Auto in fabric pots (1 in one gallon)
            2 - Bagseed from solo (in one gallon)
            2'x2'x4-6" Sprout and veg tent (empty, I swear except maybe one)
            Straws for germinating and planting
            GO GoBox nutes - double strength
            Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil
            Black Magic soil
            Diatomaceous earth
            Molasses

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