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is my grow station strong enough to grow my plants

by Newbiegrower17 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:47 pm

I have a shelve that's about 15 inches wide and 36 in long. Also got a new led grow light full spectrum 240 watt. Just looking for some advice on if it would work and how close I should have the light to the plants.

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Re: is my grow station strong enough to grow my plants

by Newbiegrower17 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:07 pm

Anyone have some helpful advice I'd appreciate it.

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Re: is my grow station strong enough to grow my plants

by Hungry Plants » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:50 pm

How tall is it ? The shelf that is.

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Re: is my grow station strong enough to grow my plants

by Shadowtski » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:23 am

I have a MarsHydro 300 (125 actual watts) LED Grow-Light and I should keep it about 24 inches above the plants.
At this height, it illuminates a growing area 24 inches by 24 inches.

Any recommendation I make to you is a guess without more info.
What is the make and model of your grow light?

Good growing,
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Re: is my grow station strong enough to grow my plants

by Newbiegrower17 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:18 pm

Well my stand is about 66 inches tall. I'm using two sections each about 30-33 inches tall. Both shelves are 18 inches wide and 30 inches long. I'm using a mars hydro reflector 240 watt 4600 plus lumens. For my top empty shelve I was planning on upgrading to a little more power led but not sure if it's needed or not.
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Re: is my grow station strong enough to grow my plants

by Newbiegrower17 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:21 pm

Next light up would be about 9378 lumens

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Re: is my grow station strong enough to grow my plants

by Newbiegrower17 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:36 am

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Re: is my grow station strong enough to grow my plants

by Fieldofscreams » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:37 pm

Mars hydro's come with instructions for how high above the plants it should be, start there and adjust as needed.

I have a mars hydro 300w full spectrum and right now I have the light 20" above the pots. It might be too close, I might have to adjust soon.
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Re: is my grow station strong enough to grow my plants

by Newbiegrower17 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:44 pm

Well I was looking into the mars reflector 96 which is about 9677 lumens now I'm thinking it's to much. Some people put their light 8-12 inches away. Is that cause the light they using isn't strong enough. But I was keeping my plants at least 12 inches away but I think that's to close one trap turned black quick and my pitchers on my pitcher plant started turning brown which is a sign of stress or not enough light.


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