After taking the advice of @Myfriendis410 to heart, I’ve decided my very ambitious 16-plant window grow was a dumb idea from the start. I was drawn to the idea because we have massive windows, but it seems clear now that under an LED light in a tent is the right way to do this.
Problem is, selection here in Chile sucks! Buying on Amazon is often the right move in Chile, but unfortunately < 10% of Amazon items ship to Chile, so the choices are very limited. For example, I couldn’t get the Gorilla 5x5 grow tent I wanted, and can’t get ANY brand of 5x5 tent shipped to Chile. Only option seems to be 120x120x200cm (4x4x6’6"). And the selection of lights and everything else sucks compared to N. America.
I could sure use some expert help choosing the best available choices. Links below are to the choices I could find in each category. For the Chilean websites, right click and choose “Translate to English” in Google Chrome.
Note this is NOT genuine Gorilla brand. It’s GORILA (with one L), a cheaper knock-off. I can’t get real Gorilla products here unfortunately.
I can’t really tell which of these two models is better.
Amazon doesn’t ship any 4x4 or 5x5 tents to Chile
This appears to be the top-shelf light option here in Chile. Rather expensive ($1400 USD), but everything in Chile is more expensive than USA. Buying local also has the advantage that it will be 220V compatible and not require a transformer.
The remaining options that can be locally sourced are in these two links:
Ordering from Amazon may be the best choice for lights. The voltage is different here but I already have a big 1000W transformer I could run U.S. voltage lights on. The selection is very limited when you filter by “Ships to Chile”. Here are the options.
The price typically doubles when you add shipping and import duties, but even then these prices are much lower than the top-shelf option (above) sourced locally.
CARBON FILTER & EXTRACTION FAN:
We have 220V 50Hz power here, meaning I need a 50hz motor in the fan. So best to source locally. Note that 150mm is metric for 6" ducts.
? Pulley thingies for hanging the lights?
? SCROG nets
? WHAT ELSE???
Thanks in advance to anyone willing to cruise the links and give me some feedback on best choices, particularly for lighting.