Ok… so, I’m new here, but an old grower, it’s just been about 20 years…
I have lots of experience in hydro, drip, ebb and DWC.
I use to use a 400w MH for veg and a 400w HPS for flowering. I’m starting using LED, it looks as though that’s the way the industry is going, and has been for a a bit. But I always had fantastic results.
Ive purchased a Viparspectra p1500 not knowing a lot about LED after some research, it seems like it’s a full spectrum light. And the wattage looks like it’s comparable to a 400w lamp. I’ve read some reviews that praise that particular lamp and it’s the best one they have according to them.
My set up:
6-3 gallon buckets with HTG lids, standard clay pellets, high velocity air pump, with adjustable proportional valve, 1/8” hose. 2” grodan cubes.
Space is fairly large but I’m using around 3’x3’ space. Jungle juice nutrients at 15ml per 5 gallon (micro and grow at first)
Seeds are I49 LA confidential, Death punch, White rhino, grand daddy purp, and Queen City genetics strawberry patch and bluey gooey. (These last two are auto) all 6 are feminized.
Times during initial grow is 18 on, 6 off… then I go 12/12 (a couple of mine are auto, I’m gonna give those to my sister)
My questions :
Should I get another P1500? And use them side by side? I have as much budget as I need (realistically) … or should I just get a 400w or 600w MH and HPS?
I like the LED concept with low heat and low power, no spikes, etc.
Does anyone have any experience with the P1500? I’ve read some of these posts about the viparspectra’s with the predominantly blue light, these aren’t those, these should be full spectrum, with IR.
Thanks!!! You guys rock, digging the reading material, the pictured and the info!!