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    I’m a noob who is attempting growing a small auto flowering indica plant and I’ve decided to grow it in a closet. Although it’s auto flowering, I’m looking for some pointers on what basic equipment I will need for one plant (preferably the cheapest option). Will an LED light be suffice and if so, how many hours will I need the light on the plant. Will I need a small tent and fan also? Thanks for any advice

    For a auto you’ll want to have it under a light at least 18hrs a day. I do 20 on/4 off and some prefer to leave the light on all day the plants entire life but it’ll need 18hrs of light per day minimum.

    For 1 plant in a closet you could use a few CFL’s or get yourself a cheap fluorescent light, the results won’t be great but you can get your feet wet and see how you like it. Personally I would go the cheap route until you decide it’s something you want to do. With cheap lights for one plant in a closet heat and humidity shouldn’t be a issue, just put a small fan in there to circulate the air. Since it’s a auto you could grow it in a empty coffee can with holes in the bottom. They only need a couple gallon container and that would definitely be the cheap route lol


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      • bboyfromwayback
        bboyfromwayback commented
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        There it is! I remembered seeing this pic on one of your other post lol that’s some good stuff right there

      Would a 250w LED light work, with a fan. 18 hours on? Would that be the only equipment I will need then?


      • SoOrbudgal
        SoOrbudgal commented
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        If that is 250w from the wall sure will work. 18 on is what lots of folks use just like the other poster said some folks do 20 on 4 off. I'm thinking you'd be ok for the setup. Now the important thing is if you want a decent harvest is the soil and if you plan on giving a nutes? Just want to say, those coffee containers are not the optimum grow for autos, this is kinda of an experiment to see how they can take small container. They love 2-3gal. fabric pots, bigger roots bigger fruits as they say. But I get where your coming from with your set up. We all start somewhere.

      There is a lot more, fans, hydrometer, thermometer, carbon filter (for smell), PH test, some would say a tent
      Are you going to use soil or hydro etc.? Soil perlite nutes,,,, I use my own organic living soil.
      Do what you can to get started and upgrade when you can.


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