Biggest yeilds per wattage?
Posted 09 July 2010 - 03:37 PM
So here's the million dollar question..... " What is the best set up, the best strain, and the best method to produce the max yeild per wattage? I'm about to invest in a vertical garden, 360 degree light, 2 1000w HPS in an air cooled tube, rockwool slabs with a gravity drip, called the Ecosystem 2.... Ecogrow. This is a $3000 investiment just for the system itself.... You can check it out on Biofloral's website.
Looking for input/advice on this matter, thank you
Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:09 AM
In growing there are no fool proof, one hid wonder systems;
it is more like different strokes, different folks;
and no one fool proof system can take the place of experience and skill.
I do not grow for yield per watt, but for quality.
I have no system, other than this listen to your plants.
Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:29 PM
Posted 16 July 2010 - 05:04 AM
My motivation is slightly different to yours, though I too want quantity and quality.
I like to mix and match; hybrid systems;
I love to grow big plants and see them express their phenotype.
That is where the joy is in growing for me, as well as the end product.
My growing technique, as I grow large plants, is not the most efficient way to grow, if you are aiming for 1 gram of product for each watt of light.
So it is good to see another grower approach things in a different way, and learn something new from their different approach to growing.
Good luck with your grow,and please keep us informed,
happy heavy harvest,
Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:54 PM
I am currently using 4 120w LEDs, and 5 125w warm CFLs in my 4x9 garden. I have 8 plants all in bud, super lemon haze h-gold and super skunk. They are in their 6th week, and are phat, and hairy.
My electric bill has gone up a total of $50 a month. Not much more than having a teen ager who leaves lights on.
BTW, my LEDs cost $145 a piece, I bought the last two here:
The seller is in China, but ships quickly and reliably!
Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:24 PM
Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:55 PM
I think for my next grow I will use an HPS for a week or two post veg, as the plants will stretch a lot more under HPS than LED. I'm looking for about 5' plants from my next growth, with less plants, but my veg area has a lower height, my bud area has from 6-9' to grow in (say hello to my future Thai plants lol).
As for the ECOSYSTEM 2, is this the one with the rotating plants? If so, I looked at it, and frankly, from my experience, the more moving parts, the more problems. As you already know, you have keep the system up for 8 weeks minimum, with no break downs.
I was thinking that it would be better to grow more vibrant plants to try to increase yield per watt. For example, I am growing Super Lemon Haze and Super Skunk. The skunks grow really fast and finish early, like 6-8 weeks, with excellent yeild. The Haze takes a few weeks longer, and the thinner buds have a small yield. Sure, the weed is most excellent, and I plan on continuing to grow it, but for bulk and speed I will continue to grow the skunk too.
Just my 2 cents
Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:50 AM
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Posted 15 September 2010 - 04:22 AM
Posted 06 October 2010 - 04:54 PM
Vertical grow looks interesting, i did wanted to try to put my cooltube vertically but never done it ^^
I'm trying on the MOby Dick now 3 plants in 30L pots with my 400W hps... i'm trying to improve my yeild so we will see what it gives us ^^
Have a happy grow all
"When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life...." John Lennon
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