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Cheap, Easy, Effective, CFL Rig

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    Cheap, Easy, Effective, CFL Rig

    A super easy CFL rig. All these parts can be purchased at your local big box hardware store or ordered online. It works well from germination to small plant in vegetative state.

    10.5-inch clamp light
    Bulb extenders (x2)
    Bulb splitter
    45-watt CFLs (x2) Daylight bulbs or 6500 Kelvin or similar

    Assemble as shown in pictures.
    SF 35X47X70 tent
    SF1000 X4
    AC Infinity 6 inch exaust fan
    AC Infinity ocillating fan X2
    FFOF Soil
    FF Soil Trio. and CalMag
    GH Flora Series
    3 and 5 gallon fabric pots

    Mango Sherbert
    Gelato Cake
    Grape Icecream auto by going2fast

    got one but not the splitter i'm using right now for abit xtra heat in my tent, but use it primarly for seedlings an clones.


    • dirtymike
      dirtymike commented
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      I like them wood boxes you have under your pots

    LOL, add 2 more splitters and you have a 4 way. I started my indoor with twisty bulbs, they do ok, but you will be happier with a decent LED.


      SF1000D from spider farms are on sale for 70 bucks presidents sale. those spiral bulbs aint cheap! I had this set up with 4 lights(8 bulbs) $$


      • SoOrbudgal
        SoOrbudgal commented
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        Hi dirtymike those old boxes i've kept for over 40yrs i had to down size my house and left alot of my wood scrapes i use to use for elevators at my old property so a now make do. As long as they are clean free from bugs i use them. And you just can't beat the 100watt LED boards these days.

      produces best results for germination and seedlings hands down...One could wire together 250 w cfl pretty easy, like you did.


      • dirtymike
        dirtymike commented
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        I still have my 4 light CFL. It just runs to hot. Sure does make them seedlings stand up quick and spread out. Ive had then ready for a pot in a week.

      • changeofpace2014
        changeofpace2014 commented
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        I agree, CFL with a little heat pad will crank out roots..

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