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By -twillyranger-
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Joined:  Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:47 pm
#319884
I’m interested in upgrading my lighting and I’ve heard that Mars hydro 300Ws are great for growing carnivorous plants. I like the pricing and the look of full Spectrum light but I have a few questions. First, how high do I place the lights? I’ve read on this forum that some growers have them 18-20 inches above their plants, is this correct? Secondly, will this light work for nepenthes and Drosera growing under the same light with the light at the same height? (Provided that the larger plants aren’t shading or crowding out the smaller ones). And lastly how much growing area will one light cover? If any of you have a grow set up with mars hydros I’d love to see pictures too! Thanks so much!


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By KategoricalKarnivore
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Joined:  Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:00 pm
#319890
I have one of those and love it. Mine is around 15 inches above my plants. You can grow dews and Neps under it just make sure the Neps can take string lighting. If not you can place them off to the side where it’s not as bright. I have a 22”x22” area illuminated with mine.
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By Jeeper
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#326405
Sorry to be off topic, but Mike do you have issues with heat using those tanks?
By slicric78
Posts:  52
Joined:  Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:21 am
#328468
Hi guys. I am receiving my Marshydro 300w for my seedlings. Does the 18-24 inch from plants recommendation also work for seeds/seedlings?

Many thanks!

Ric
By alexbuffet
Posts:  2
Joined:  Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:48 am
#382620
Hi,
There are many good alternatives to MARS HYDRO 300W available in market . You can check this:
1. HLG 650R LED Grow Light– Best Energy Efficient Grow Light
2. Spider Farmer SF-1000 Grow LED Light– Best Budget Light
3. Gavita Pro 1700E LED – Most Durable Commercial Grow Light
4. Mars Hydro TS 1000W LED– Best Budget Grow Light
5. Advanced Platinum P300 series– Premium Quality Grow LED Light

All are worth buying. You can check reviews of best led grow lights here.

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