2x4x5 tent, needs advice


#1

Currently have two 300W mars led’s, will be running the tent on a vivosun 190 CFM 4 inch fan, I want to add a ballast in between my led’s, what should I get?

I have seen small 250W kit wich seems nice, but also seen dimmable 400W ones with bigger reflector I could dim down to 250W.

This will be my first grow, seeds are in paper towels atm :smiley:

Thanks :smiley:


#2

I would go with 250 watt kit, (2) 300 watt led lights and a 250 watt light should definitely be sufficient for that area. You want to aim for 35-50 Watts (true Watts when using led lights) per square ft of grow space


#3

@Majiktoker Thanks for your answer, now should I get a 400W kit and dim it to 250w? 400W seems to take lots of space with two 300W leds, but reflector seems way better… what do you think?


#4

Reflectors are better, but if your tent has mylar in it that is 90% of light reflected so id go with some thing smaller, more room for the plants are better, but also heat is a factor to consider when adding more lights.

The more lights you add the more heat your gunna add so i would stick with a 250 watt kit. Plus in addition if taking up more space you wouldn’t be able to add additional ventilation if that needed to happen


#5

I think you are right! Thanks alot for these advice !


#6

My pleasure happy growings :slight_smile:


#7

sounds like a good set up @Blasting


#8

I would start with just the LED for you first run. Get a grow under you belt first. Your techniques and timing are more important to learn first. I have a 6 x 4 x 7 tent.