I recently upgraded my lights with an SF1000 along with my 300 watt blurple light. I have a 2x2x4 grow tent, which is too small anyway, but I can’t upgrade just yet. I have a single ILGM Sour Diesel growing in there in a 20 gal DWC container. She is in her 2nd -3rd week of veg. No matter what I do, I cannot keep the temp down below about 77F /24C. I have been cooling my nute solution crudely with reusable ice blocks to keep that temp down to 70-71.
It has been really hot here and I can’t afford to keep my house cooler than about 75. The basement where my tent is does not get much circulation and has been staying warmer.
So, my question is would I be losing much if I take the bluple LED out of the equation for now? I think that would make it a few degrees cooler in the tent, which I am leaving open during the day anyway, and using a fan to make it a little cooler at least until things cool off here a bit. Or should I go the other way and keep the extra light but cool my nute solution more aggressively?