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Most of the full spectrum "Blurple" (those LEDs that alternate red and blue with an occasional IR and UV that look blank) panels you find in Amazon will be pretty serviceable. A 225 bulb, 16-24 watt panel in the right spot could easily grow two good sized plants. Something like this. [link]
Two or three of those bad boys could churn you out a good quarter pound dried every 100 days or so if you only keep one grow area. Get an army of them, and set up a couple different areas for different parts of the plants life cycle and you can just be churning out mature flower almost constantly.
I run one of these cheap lights and have had good luck. LED Grow Lights, Full Spectrum Grow Lamp with IR & UV LED Plant Lights for Indoor Plants,Micro Greens,Clones,Succulents,Seedlings,Panel Size 12x4.7 inch [link]
That could be pretty tough if you are hoping to grow vegetables, herbs and lettuces may perform decent. Peas do okay for me with indirect sunlight, but the sun is pretty intense here. You can of course grow whatever you want there, but fruiting will not be as good as it should be cuz most heavy yielding plants like sunlight. If you want to try tomatoes I'd try cherry or very small tomatoes so you don't need as long for ripening. If you try peppers, settle for few fruits and pick off most of the flowers so that the few you leave can have most of the plants energy to ripen. Small peppers will take less energy too, so stay away from those huge bell peppers and pablano and such. Or consider supplementing the light with a nice little led panel and a light timer, i actually have 5 panels similar to this one and use about as much electricity as a standard incandescent bulb
You really do need a brighter light if you want it to do well indoors. I’d stay away from bulbs, and instead get an Led lighting kit. Here’s something decent that’s on sale [link] Hope this helps
You’re right I didn’t realize how far my light was from them. Do you think I would be better off putting them back inside, closer to this grow light: [link]
OR would I be better off just keeping them out in the greenhouse? Appreciate your input !
Hope you don't mind if I piggyback on here, as I was about to write a similar post!
I'm planning on running a 2.5 gallon self contained budget environment, no filter or heater. I don't have previous aquarium experience, but I've been reading posts here, and learning the nitrogen cycle. I just filled it today with a mixture of distilled and tap water, and am conditioning it now. Eggs prolly won't be here for at least a week, so I've got time!
I have a few specific questions:
My complex has a large drainage pond, and there are usually at least a few standing water pools. Could/should I use a few drops - few ml of this as my 'detritus'?
Along those lines, could I use an aquatic snail or two from there? Plants? Or do I run the risk of bringing in disease or something I'm not thinking of? I've bottled some of it before, and it was teeming with life! (Texas, US if that makes a difference!)
How long should I wait after conditioning to add detritus? Plants? I'd like to have as much of a functional ecosystem as I can before the triops are our of their nursery.
This one's kind of in left field, but could I use an LED grow light as the main lightsource for my tank? I use something similar to this for my indoor succulents and have a spare.
I do have an algae colony already from the previously mentioned waterbottling, that just went through a complete water change a couple of days ago. Can/should I use that to seed this aquarium? (Jar terrarium died, so I dumped it, and refilled the jar with distilled water for the algae, so shouldn't have anything else in it)
Any other info I need to get a healthy micro-ecosystem going both before and after the triops move in is appreciated!
So my sliding door is south facing and gets decent light thoughout the day. Where I plan on placing the greenhouse shelving is actually right near one of my floor vents, so I was hoping that could help me replace having to purchase the heat mats. Thank you for your suggestion on the heat lamp! I found a similar one on amazon here!
I’m using this light which has done me well in past grows, it’s currently about 4 inches from the canopy
What about this one?amazon says that they are broad spectrum and they look similar to the picture
These look very similar to the ones I have and I bought them in amazon. grow lights that I use
LED Grow Lights, Full Spectrum Panel Grow Lamp with IR & UV LED Plant Lights for Indoor Plants,Micro Greens,Clones,Succulents,Seedlings [link]
I'm using these, I have four set up. I've grow lophophora under it from seed.
LED Grow Lights, Full Spectrum Panel Grow Lamp with IR & UV LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants,Micro Greens,Clones,Succulents,Seedling [link]
But I want to get a different light, seems a little weak and could under-develop the stems so the plants fall over.
Grow panel such as this works fine and are pretty affordable, if you can't order Leds for growing, buy fluorescent lights, compact fluorescent and tubes both work great on a budget (go for bright white or daylight color, not softwhite) or if money is not an issue get metal halide lamp(s), but they cost a bit and will run the energy bill up, as well as produce significant heat, but they work AWESOME. Use a light timer (like for Christmas lights) so you don't mess up the light cycles with common human error. As others have stated, don't bring outdoor plants inside cuz of bugs and you might make them think winter is coming and cause them to bolt. Use sticky traps like these to prevent/control a fungus gnat infestation. And if you want it really easy, look into an aerogarden, you can always transplant them into pots if they outgrow it. Herbs are not heavily demanding of light except maybe rosemary, so they don't NEED sunlight
Mars grow light : [link]
Depends on the scale, if you are doing a few seedlings a year, that standalone light will work, otherwise I'd go for a wireframe rack and a few of something like this:
Just lay the lights on the top of the wire frame rack and put the seedlings on the second shelf.
i saw this had good reviews and was inexpensive so ima try this
LED Grow Lights, Full Spectrum... [link]
I can't speak for how it'll work, but it's 22 bucks black Friday deal...
Give it a look, maybe it'll do for you.
Is this a good light?
im kind of on a budget because my state just went into lockdown again, so i just chose a cheap one off amazon with good reviews. this is the link lol light
LEDs are amazing, check out the space bucket website for inspiration, in addition to this here is a amazon LED that I’ve seen a fair few people use somthing similar too that has had fairly decent reviews.
I would highly recommend LEDs for a space bucket for two reasons. Firstly, to get proper light dispersion many people use LED strip lights to get light to the lower canopy. Secondly they are allot more efficient and cooler than other HIDs and fluorescence bulbs (all though all lights have been and will be used in space buckets on this sub). They save allot of hassle too and cheep leds can be as cheep as $20. However your Going to need some other stuff, 5gal buckets or totes depending on what you prefer or your overall goals and some old pc fans, Add in an extension cord and your Mylar and your good to go.
Overall LEDs are cheep, effective, small and light. All perfect quality’s in this grow set up, depending on how you plan your grow I would say any 400 w grow bulb will be way too much as you have to remember not much of the light escapes the space bucket (if you can help it) meaning less wasted light and less need for lights that powerful.
Good luck, bucketer
>re super leggy. Just move it closer.
I want from 7 watt to 100 watt light. You sure closer?
Grow light: [link]
Temperature is around 70 degrees F. Unsure about humidity levels, I don’t have anything to measure that yet
That was not under the grow light. Here’s the grow light I have: [link]
I have them in sphagnum moss. It shouldn’t have any fertilizers unless the moss comes fertilized
Light sitting there for now since I have one plant.
Here is link . [link]
I have it on a lamp timer, it comes on at 6am and turns off at 10pm.
This is the light - [link]
Its a little flimsy, but it seems to work well enough.
You can do it that way, or use the ultra-thin products tastefully attached to the underside of that shelf:
yes i can! sorry, new here!!
i kept being told i was overwatering with past plants so i would just dampen the top of the soil and the leaves with a spray bottle. i’m just using a regular garden soil medium. i’m using a cheap [light](www.amazon.com/dp/B07FKF6BT4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_XjMHFb7F241YR) from amazon, i haven’t begun nutrients yet and it’s not in a tent.