Roger.Tests Spider Farmer SF2000

Hello @Roger.Tests I have a couple sf2000 and a 4x4 sf tent I later bought a sf7000 (big mistake but a long story) and moved the 2000s into 2 2x4s they’re off brand but decent. I do like the sf people they’ve always been very helpful. They are in the process of upgrading all of their equipment…
Anyway I’m set to watch I have my 🧋🍿
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Set to follow :love_you_gesture:

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Interesting stuff. Spider Farmer has come a long way with their SF series. They look like decent lights.

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Well well. Good to see you here. I am excited about doing a new grow with new equipment. I have only experimented with small LED lights in order to help new growers who were buying them cheaply. This is my 1st LED grow, as I have always used HID.

Seeds were started lastnight, and usually I get sprouts within 2 days using ILGM seeds.

See you all around.

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Once again; I must say…I hate tents. :smiley: At least building them. I think this tent will do for the review and testing of products and the simple grow I am going to do.

I set up the tent and now I am dying over a Corona… It is 55" x 28". That is badass for an advertised 2 x 4 tent. Most are smaller. Anyway; This made the space I cleared too tight. I am going to have to rearrange and/or remove 2 storage bins abd my 4x4 tent frame, somewhere else, because I cannot walk past my portable AC unit. Either way. the Spider Farmer 2x4.5" tent is set up. I do like the idea of 4 extra inches. Thart will give the plants more space and airflow in the long tun.

Let me see if I can get you some piks.

I iwll replace these piks once I make more room. These just don’t cut it. Proof that tent is up.

I might add the light tonight, but moving all my stored grow lights and chit’man…might take the wind out of me for the night. 20 years ago I would work all night and still be ready to go. Tasmanian Devil style. Now I can only do that for a couple minutes. :crazy_face:

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So, I managed to hang my SD2000, but I did have an issue and had to fabticate a way to use the hangers by weap Romex aroung the long roof brace. The hangers in the light box were not big enough diameter to fit around the braces or frame pieces.

Piks to follow once I make enough room to move around in the room.

Man this little sucker is bright!!! I never expected it to be so bright I had to keep from looking directly at the LED’s.

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I want to apologize to Spider Farmer for attempting to do more than one product test in this review of you AF2000 LED.

I decided to just start over, and ocncentrate on the light.

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Here we go!

Seeds started. 4 Durban Poiosn and 4 Gold Leaf. Started in 1.5" eockwool cubes. Almost fool proof.

Here is how I start my seeds in rockwool 1.5" cubes for small home grows.

I take one of these food grade containers, and although I can fit 12 cubes in this vessel, I limit to 8. you could do 1 or 2-3-4…

soak the rW cubes, and drain excess. I like to use warn water from ny well. 6.9ph, 220 ppm.

Now 2 days later. Here is the simple truth.

I have a heatin matt on top of 2 cinder blocks under the SF2000 just a light turn above low power. 2 day in, and we have some nice progress on our seedlings.

I have my new T5 and I am debating on whether to nuture the seedlings with the T5 which is just perfect everytine, ro try to use the LED which I have never used for propagation and seedlings, as I have always built and used HID.

I think I am going to use the T5 for a couple weeks, just to make sure I get a good grow in ofr Spier Farmer or, Maybe I will place a couple to one side using the sF2000 and a side by side with the T5. hmmm…

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So here is my little 8 cube tray with a lot of popping going on.

We should have all popped by tomorrow.

FYI. this has nothing to do with the light but, I allow these to dry little by little over about 3 days. Tomoorow, I iwll add an 1/8" of water to allow the rockwool cubes to remian moist as I will add a fan as soon as 6 or so pop, in order to strengthen the stem.

Here we go. Please keep chat to a minimum. Thanks for following Roger.tests_001 Spider Farmer SF2000

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These photos are from Tuesday night. Like I said; 8 out of 8, using my tried and true rockwool method, and now under T5’s

We will move them from under the T5 and use the SF2000 once they get a good root hold. 5-4 alternating nodes. Enjoy.

8 of 8 popped. (foolproof)
Zkittlez in the front row ~ Gold leaf in the back row.

I just hung the T5 on the SF2000 to make life easier.

A look down over the lT5 and tray

T5 placed 1.5" above top of seedlings

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Nice Roger, 8 for 8 :love_you_gesture:

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I have found over 20 years that fi you drench a rockwoll 1.5" cube, drop a seed into it, pull off a little piece of the corner to force the seed to make an effort; It works everytime. Thanks.

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p.s. You should them today. :slight_smile: Looking good. I cannot wait to get them planted once they are ready.

Going to once again use Bergman’s fertilizer.

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Right on Roger, you and I still have a bubble bucket grow to plan in the future :love_you_gesture:

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I bought the Spider Farmer SF4000. I am so happy with it and the growth I’ve had on my first indoor set up with autos. Even considering the bad start with dirt I had.

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Do you have anything ready to go? I was going to do a ProMIx / Bergmans Nutrients grow in 6-8 small posts in order to control size and harvest faster…BUT! I could be persuaded to do 1 - 5g bubbler on the side, or, we can do it later.

New images and 1st transplant coming tomorrow.

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Propagation and seedlings have progressed, so that we may nove onto the SF2000 review. I have some seedling updates, and a surprise or 2…:slight_smile:

After thte testimony for using T5 ofr germination and sprouting, to seedlings; I will show the transition to Spider Farmer’s SF2000; Grown in ProMix, Bergamn’s fertilizer.

The only additive I have used so far is Liquid Karma

Here are the final images of the seedling stage.


Terrible pik but, roots show 3-4 alternating nodes (leaf sets), showing root zone is developed.

Gold Leaf and Zkittlez


SF200 at 55-60% power

Over look of SF2000 over grow in 28"x 55" SF growstent. BTW…On the floor you see a tent tray. Below that is a sealed tent floor.

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I have the SF2000 at 24" as prescribed by @SF. Have not checked temps yet as the room feels comfortable. I have portable AC, and Dehumidifier if needed.

Plants are looking awesome after 1 full day in ProMix under the SF2000. PLanrs see m to be responding well to the light.

Will start Bergman’s Fertilizer at next watering.

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I like the setup I have two sf2000 in 2x4 tents I sure wish I would have gotten the sf tents the quality is much better than the ones I have. I know this because I have a 4x4 from sf it’s a top quality tent
Edit = and the plants are lookin great :+1:

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Another quick note: I found that when researching distance from canopy to light height, it appears you never really acjudt the light. Plants grow to it and you increase light intensity as grow progresses. Monitoring that suggested distance form light to canopy is crucial during a grow. Keep in mind that you may find a need to adjust this space accprding to your environment but, never more than a couple inches or so.

I do like the look and feel ofthis light. The plants have respnded over the last day or so, and appear happy. As a grower; When I see happy plants; I am a happy growing.

Growing should make you happy.

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