Newer grower needing tent/lighting advice

I’m looking at setting up a 4x4 flower tent. As well as a mother/clone tent. I’m wanting to keep 4 plants in flower always. I’ll be using fox farm soil in either 5 or 7 gal containers. With fox farm nutrients most likely. I’m also currently using bag seeds (best and only real option for me currently). I have used a 600w mh/hps with pretty good success in the past, but was needing some advice on sticking with the 600w mh/hps or trying out the led’s. I’m trying to shoot for around 1lb for a four plant harvest if that seems doable with this type of setup. But I’m also not trying to drop a grand on a tent right now so any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.


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Here is my list so far… Might give you ideas…

Lasko 2521 Oscillating Stand Fan, 16-Inch 1 ea

Simple Deluxe HIWKLTCLAMPLIGHTM Clamp Lamp Light w/ 8.5-Inch Reflector, 150-Watt, 6-Foot Cord, UL Listed 2 ea

3 Way ( Straight Shaped ) with Plug Locations On The left, Right, and Middle – Wall Outlet Splitter Triple Prong Wall Plug Adapter– Green Color 1 ea

SPL Horticulture GLRP18 Pair of 1/8" Adjustable Grow Light Rope Hanger w/ Improved Metal Internal Gears 4 2-pk

Ideal-Air 380037 Noise Reduction Clamp, 6" 1 ea

VIVOSUN 6 Inch Noise Reducer Silencer for Inline Duct Fan 1 ea

Covery 3 in 1 Soil Tester Moisture Meter, Light and PH acidity Tester, Plant Tester 1 ea

Chapin 20000 1-Gallon Poly Lawn and Garden Sprayer 2 ea

Philips 433557 23W 100-watt T2 Twister 6500K CFL Light Bulb 1 4-pk

200 Count- Jiffy 7 Peat Soil 42mm Pellets Seeds Starting Plugs 1 200-pk

Stansport Reinforced Multi-Purpose Tarp 2 ea

G-LEAF 5-Gallon 10-Bag Grow Bag, Grow Pot for Plant 1 10-pk

General Hydroponics GH1514 Ph Control Kit 1 each

VIVOSUN 440 CFM 6" Inline Duct Fan with 6" Carbon Filter Odor Control with Australia Virgin Charcoal 1 ech

Growsun 60"x60"x80" Horticulture Grow Tent 5x5 Indoor Growing Tents Mylar Hydroponic Grow Room 1 ea

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 900W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower 2 ea

Pack of 3 - 22 Oz Durable Empty Spray Bottles 1 3-pk

Yield Lab 5ft. x 15ft (60 in x 180 in) Soft Mesh Trellis Netting 1 ea

Fox Farm FX14049 Liquid Nutrient Trio Soil Formula: Big Bloom, Grow Big, Tiger Bloom 1 ech

Century 7 Day Heavy Duty Digital Programmable Timer - Dual Outlet 1 ea

10 Plant Growing Trays (No Drain Holes) 1 10-pk

Digital Aid Professional pH Meter with Large Backlit LCD Screen 1 ea

Foxfarm FX14000 Ocean Forest Soil, Smart Naturals, 1.5 cubic feet 3 ea

White Widow Seeds 1 10-pk

My Cozy Home Pruner - Bypass Pruning Shears with Safety Lock 1 ea

Century 7 Day Heavy Duty Digital Programmable Timer - Dual Outlet 1 ea

iPower GLDUCT25C Non-Insulated Ducting Aluminum Foil Vent with 2 Clamps, 25-Feet 6-Inch 1 ea

AcuRite 00613 Indoor Humidity Monitor 1 ea

Lasko 2004W 2-Speed Clip Fan, 6-Inch, White 1 ea

3’ Fixture Chain, Nickel - 2 Pack 1 2-pk

Hydrofarm HGS16P Green Premium Saucer 1 10-pk

Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector 1 ea

6 Inch Plastic Flower Seedlings Nursery Supplies Planter Pot/pots Containers 1 40-pk

Farmer in the Glen 10"x20.75" Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat for Hydroponics, Propogation and Cloning - Mat Only 1 ea

Apex REM 15 15-Foot Connector Hose 1 ea

A1001 Heavy Duty Brass Y 2 Way Garden Hose Connector Brass 2-Way Splitter 1 ea

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Thanks Will that’s actually a lot of the same stuff that Ive been looking at online. I did a few grows about 4 years ago or so but the led tech was decently new still so very out of my price range then. I just didn’t know if the led’s were the best affordable option for my setup. I’m just very confused about how they even compare to mh/hps lights that I know created heat and used a lot of electricity. But I also paid for really good ushio bulbs so I’m not sure how the led’s would compare.

I’ve decided to stick with the hps light. Seems like I’ll only need one light for the same amount output of two led’s, area coverage wise anyway. Having a hard time deciding on tent size since I’m going to be using four seven gallon containers and trying for decently large plants. I wasn’t sure if 3x3 would be large enough. I was also planning on trellis them which I haven’t done before. And that looks like it takes more room up as well. But I could be wrong about that. Would appreciate some extra input on it.

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I would run a 4×8 by 7’ tall or better with 2 wxxxl
8 " sealed hoods with 600 watt mh , hps ballasts on two 4×4 scrogg tables rotating on a 4 to 9 week schedule… :wink:
T 5 ho’s for your clone and veg room… light leaks don’t matter in veg… :wink:

:v: :sunglasses:

I would like to have a larger tent but I reside in a not so friendly state. So it’s hard enough to get the fiancé on board with the 4x4 tent. Especially since this is gonna just be taking care of my personal needs and some extra income perhaps. Maybe I should just run two plants at a time and just try and get them as large as I can. That would at least give two square feet per plant.

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