So after months of research and saving, I’ve decided to dive into this new hobby. I’m putting together a list and will be submitting orders very soon. I’d like to have anyone’s opinions on my selections before I spend money on something wasteful - so many good people here willing to share knowledge here and I appreciate you all.
Tent: Topogrow 2 in1 Indoor Grow Tent 60 x 48 x 80 (this is basically a 4 x 4 tent with an extra foot with a divided room for seedlings - for some reason I like having things all in one spot)
Lights: Either two HLG XL QB Rspec LEDS or one HLG 550 v2. I like the idea of having two separate lights so I can hang at different levels for height differences of plants or if I only have one or two plants versus filling the entire 4 x 4 space. Although the 550 may be nice just to hang and not worry about coverage, etc.
I’m not sure what lights would be best for the propagation room. I’m assuming some 4 foot long T5 lights - but I’m not sure what will fit since I only have a foot wide of space.
Filter/Filtration: Either an AC Infinity T6 or S6. I don’t mind spending the extra $40 to have humidity and temperature controlled, but I’m wondering how effective the controllers/sensors are. Would I be best to go with a S6 and try a separate monitoring system? With the filter I’ll probably just go with the AC Infinity brand - Ive heard great things about Phresh but they cost $100 more and I’m not sure I want to spend the extra out of the gate. I’ll also be buying 8 feet of ducting
A couple clip on fans for ventilation/air movement
5 - five gallon grow bags - I plan on doing everything really simple for my first grow - autoflowers, no LST - just want to keep things simple
Fox farm Ocean Forest/Happy Frog soils (I’ll get nutes down the road - I figure with hot soil I’m good for at least a month as is)
Acurite o00613 Digital hydrometer/Indoor thermometer Humidty guage (maybe a camera linked to my phone so I can keep track of things from my phone) ($14)
Apera Instruments A1209 Value series ph Meter with Ph Control Kit and soaking solution ($80)
so how off the mark am I? I think my biggest decision is going with either two 260XL Rspecs or the 550 V2. I’ll be ordering seeds from IGLM asap - I’d like to start with autoflowers, even though I’ve heard they are a little bit tricky initially - I just want to start the easiest and quickest route first as I learn. My tent will be in my basement - I’m not sure if venting out in the same room I’m intaking air from is feasible? It’s possible I could run the ductwork to an adjoining larger room in my basement as well.