I really dived in head first with this grow; I tried to do as much research as possible before hand but I’m drowning right now.
First issue: too fucking hot
I have a 600w MH light within a 2’ x 2’ grow tent and it’s standing around 100F inside. My poor seedling was struggling. I moved the tent outside under our deck and opened up the door (it’s legal here, not worried about privacy) and I"m now able to keep it around 92-93 and the plant has tripled in size in the last week.
I have two 4" 240cfm fans, neither of them seem to do much inside as it raised the ambient temperature of the room to the point where the whole room was too hot (opening a window was not possible due to security reasons).
Thinking about switching my 600w MH/HPS light to 1000w LED. Do you have any recommendations on pot specific lights? I’ve seen a million of them on amazon but too much choice is a curse and I would appreciate some guidance. They also claim 1000w LED or 600w leds but only actually pull 100/200w… Does that mean they generate as much light as a 1000/600w led and only actually pull 100 or am I missing something? I would like the light to be able to cover my 2’ x 2’ grow tent and be able to provide enough light for up to 4 plants.
If you think I should stick with the MH/HPS light can you recommend a fan that would do the job? Trying to keep the solution under $150 if possible
I’ve got a couple more seedlings on the way