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bigphil1984    11

Hi everyone there's been no sun in the uk, well the part I'm from. So put my little baby under this light! Good idea or not? If it is, is the light close enough? It's only a 45 watt panel.f92250917e81e4088677dfc541b221fb.jpg

 

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manders    573

Does it actually consume 45W?  Or is it really a 20W panel labelled as 45W?  (Normal chinese practice).  I used to grow neps under similar, worked ok up to a point, not sure gow vft's will react, maybe someone on here has tried it.

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bigphil1984    11

It is from China lol. But it works well I've grew chillis under it, and my vft seems to like it too

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manders    573

I think you've answered your own question then.

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manders    573

You just said your vft seems to like it... :)

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manders    573

Im not a big grower of vft's, i keep mine outside all year, so cant realy say much about how this will work.  I've allways felt that vft's like to be damp rather than really wet.  That is my only comment.  Hopefully other folks can help more.

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bigphil1984    11

So theres no sun again here! Rain rain rain, which is good for water . Anyways ive put them back under the led, they seem better, every leave and trap lifting up and looking happy. And temps seem good d03762d888b83f21e95a51f2a69cf250.jpgfd6494c52176b3c45717169fb4749fd3.jpgbd5c796db77d6f19b301899a69d3e0dc.jpg

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 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rnX997EbaseXNfY19SNDlmUmpGUHV5Ny02clRLWWF2Rllr

 

Got all mine under 2 x 150watts and as young CPs and other misc plants, they are all doing brilliant since I made the changes from 45watts to T5 to 150 watts :)  I have found that the budget LED lighting systems are too weak and resemble the strength of moonlight on plants. As a temporary fix it is possible to grow under the budget lights but they will definitely have a slow growth rate and the light needs to be very close for you to get any response from them. I have mine about 2 foot higher than the plants at this stage :) 

 

Hope this helps you Bigphil1984 :)

 

Edit: The low wattage on budget lights does create longer stems as plants will grow as high as they need to, to get to the light, which is why i think your traps are lifting slightly. :)

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bigphil1984    11
 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rnX997EbaseXNfY19SNDlmUmpGUHV5Ny02clRLWWF2Rllr
 
Got all mine under 2 x 150watts and as young CPs and other misc plants, they are all doing brilliant since I made the changes from 45watts to T5 to 150 watts :)  I have found that the budget LED lighting systems are too weak and resemble the strength of moonlight on plants. As a temporary fix it is possible to grow under the budget lights but they will definitely have a slow growth rate and the light needs to be very close for you to get any response from them. I have mine about 2 foot higher than the plants at this stage :) 
 
Hope this helps you Bigphil1984 :)
 
Edit: The low wattage on budget lights does create longer stems as plants will grow as high as they need to, to get to the light, which is why i think your traps are lifting slightly. :)
Hi elliott, there back on windowsill now as we supposed to be getting loads of sun this week yey! And hot! 3edbc959d0ff0d5ed392f2c64803505e.jpg

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mobile    462

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I wish the house I moved into had south facing windowsills :(. its why I just gave in and started indoor growing. Good light with the natural light, I hope you are lucky where you are and it's not raining. if its not raining or windy then its snowing here :D I dont know why I moved where I did

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bigphil1984    11
I wish the house I moved into had south facing windowsills :(. its why I just gave in and started indoor growing. Good light with the natural light, I hope you are lucky where you are and it's not raining. if its not raining or windy then its snowing here  I dont know why I moved where I did
It's been raining here too in uk, on and off but still sunny and hot at times. But this week is supposed to be ok so keeping them on windowsills, and when the sun go's round I'll move my flytraps out side from time to time into sun for an hour or two then bring back in. Coz can't tell when it's going to down pour heavy.

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2 minutes ago, bigphil1984 said:

It's been raining here too in uk, on and off but still sunny and hot at times. But this week is supposed to be ok so keeping them on windowsills, and when the sun go's round I'll move my flytraps out side from time to time into sun for an hour or two then bring back in. Coz can't tell when it's going to down pour heavy. emoji6.png

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I got all mine sitting at 26.C, plenty of 'wind' for them from the fans, plenty of light and so much distilled water that I could drown them all. My issue when its warm in the UK is keeping the heat down on my grow room, but thankfully its colder more than it is warmer. ;)

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There are 3 circular ports (to allow for intake, exhaust and cables of electronics), one port is designated for each option. I currently have a 4" inline fan pulling air from my room into the grow tent (which I spend most of my time at home in), If its a dry day and I plan to be at work or out of the house then I will put the ventilation pipe out the window to draw air in from outside. This is strong enough to shake the plants slightly and draws enough air to make sure that the air inside the grow tent does not become stale. There are two small clip on fans inside the grwo tent on either side to create a good circulation of air inside and through convection, warm air from the grow room is passively pulled through the exhaust port into the dehumidifier to be circulated into the room I am in so I do not get humid warm air. Because of the dehumidifier doing its job outside of the grow tent, I have also got a humidifier inside the grow tent to increase the humidity to around 60-70%. It takes constant monitoring and everything but they do grow better in there than anywhere in or out of my house. :)

 

I hope this was detailed enough for you? :)

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bigphil1984    11

If it gets to hot and humid in there I would just leave the door open through the day and close at night if too cold

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bigphil1984    11

And bottom vents open so cool are can come in around pots and the hot stail air will rise

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Overview  -   https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rnX997EbasX2ROQ2pnc25MSWduVzZWdTE5cEs3QzlXbGNJ

Intake  -        https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rnX997EbaseVE0YzRpQjhYNHFXc05hZ1NENC15MHctS29F

Electrics  -    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rnX997EbasZHJMcWNSLXVRa2lpNW4tX00zQzJNMjYxLXNj

Right Fan  -   https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rnX997EbasQ0wxYUQ3bUthcUxWRVhfUEtGWjBUaEkyQWpR

Left Fan  -     https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rnX997EbasU05aLVZubllEanBrdEdpUXlnM0hnQlRzaGlB

Exhaust  -     https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rnX997EbasQjEzdDVWc05ObHoycksxMko3ZEVTVldlTkI0

Exhaust 2  - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rnX997EbasVjlYMXpXMnZLaG5JRmV0Mko4cEpiTmpELTFn

Intake Fan - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4rnX997Ebasb0poRGw4RHFyTkxLUFZZcl82bVp2czdQWmt3

 

Had to put them all on my google drive as we are allocated so much on this forum to upload. Hope this helps :)

Sometimes I do leave it open but the issue is it completely depletes the humidity in the grow room having the front opened up. Its also a pain as sometimes I have to be at work at 6am and I dont always have time in the mornings to check the weather for later that day while I'm at work.

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I will be upgrading and buying another tent soon, something that should measure about 120 (w)  x 120 (l) x 200 (h). However while all the plants are small, this will suffice for now till my collections grows and the plants themselves grow as well. Eventually I want the two tents next to each other and have the smaller one for germination and starting plants off and as they grow and mature, get them into the taller tent. :)

 

Few more wage slips and we will invest in the next stage. :)

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