8 pot 13 gallon RDWC

How much will yield be for 8 pot 13 gallon RDWC? Is 3, 315 LEC Sun system light sufficient? Any advice for first timer? I been doing soil for a year and I want to try hydro.

Draw your ideas up before implementing them. Having an idea of your plan of attack will help.

Store bought or diy rdwc?

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How big is your space? I fill up my 4x4 with two gals in five gallon hydro single buckets. You donâ€™t want to run out of roomâ€¦

My space is 13x8. I want to know If 8-13 gallon pots is enough or should I do more?

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Eight 13 gallon pots will completely fill your space. Iâ€™d start and probably stay with just eight. Otherwise besides your full time growing job youâ€™ll fill that space right up, with good lighting

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Agreed lighting will be the biggest challenge here and often with new growers.

I have three 315 LEC Sun System lights. Is that enough?

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Time to ask the man @dbrn32 lighting up a 8x13 heâ€™s who Iâ€™d check withâ€¦

13x8= 104sq/4 (sq per plant) =26x 65w (ideal sweet spot for lighting)
1690w

3x315=945

1690-945= get another light and youâ€™ll still be short a bit lol so maybe two

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The 315â€™s are good to flower about a 3x3 canopy. If you run a healthy grow i would expect about a gram per watt or so.

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My brain is to tired to see how that compares to his 13x8 or my math I didâ€¦
Did I win? @dbrn32

@peachfuzz can you decifer for me I gotta eatâ€¦

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13 x 8 is a big spaceâ€¦
I keep my tables at 4 x 5 with a 600 watt hps magnetic ballist in a xxxl air cooled hoodâ€¦
I think you would need a 630 watt cmh for that same spaceâ€¦
Not sure , because I donâ€™t run cmhâ€¦
I hear good things about them thoâ€¦
Iâ€™m old school and itâ€™s hard for me to change my ways when everything is running like clock workâ€¦

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Um @peachfuzz lolâ€¦

#1 you donâ€™t veg with HPS do you? My God lol

#2 I did the math above for that space (at least to my knowledge) Iâ€™ll let @dbrn32 clarify

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No â€¦
I use cheap @ss cfls for veggingâ€¦
12 cfls at 23 watts eachâ€¦
Iâ€™ll get you a pic of my setup right this momentâ€¦
Clone and veggâ€¦
Plants are pissed at me thoâ€¦
Not giving them any loveâ€¦
Had to raise the lights , they were getting burnedâ€¦
Lol
This space is 2 x 4 â€¦

No tent , no nothingâ€¦
Just some reflectix and a cheap bathroom light fixture that I put a whip on and some stupid little hooks to hang it from and some yâ€™s to double up the lightâ€™sâ€¦
Pretty cheap setupâ€¦
Lol
Oh ya , and one oscillating fanâ€¦
Lol

Super easy setupâ€¦

One fan , one 951 air pumpâ€¦
No media , just neoprene collars and water and nutrientsâ€¦

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Old man setup lol

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Always remember young whipper snapperâ€¦
If it ainâ€™t broke , donâ€™t try to fix itâ€¦
I have better lighting and all of thatâ€¦
But Iâ€™m just using this spot just for a moment and still killing itâ€¦
Sometimes things canâ€™t be permanentâ€¦

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My question is will three 315 LEC light be enough to cover eight 13gal pots

I understand that and we have asked @dbrn32 for clarification.
I said no.
Did you see my math above?

@peachfuzz I know Iâ€™m giving you a hard time friend

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How big are the hoodsâ€¦
You need to figure out your foot print and how much heat is created by the height of the lights to determine your best footprint of light at your distanceâ€¦
Than you will be able to determine how much square footage you have for plant matter and also if you need to lollipop your plants and scrogg themâ€¦
Lots to considerâ€¦

I usually base my footprint by my heatâ€¦
Iâ€™m usually about 24 inches above my canopy with an air cooled hood , but I could be closerâ€¦
I want a bigger footprint of light , so thatâ€™s why I keep them that highâ€¦
I also have free floating walls that keep my light focused on my plantsâ€¦
If you want to be cheap with this hobby , you definitely need to think out of the boxâ€¦

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