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HPS system is up & running.

This is a discussion on HPS system is up & running. within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Well my HPS light systen(400w) is about set up.It needs a little tweaking but i,m ...

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    Default HPS system is up & running.

    Well my HPS light systen(400w) is about set up.It needs a little tweaking but i,m very happy with the amount of useable light .The room is 6' wide & i,m getting 1000 fc @ the edges of the staging & about 1750 fc @ the brightest parts.This is with the HPS light & reflector as high as i can get it.
    I,ll lower it down when the plants have got used to the higher/longer light.
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    http://www.talbot-terry.freeserve.co...chids/HPS1.jpg
    The light is nowhere near as red as what it,s come out on the piccie , just a slight tint of red.

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    Very nice, now *that* is what I'm talking about ! Congrates to you, now I'm waiting for 1 part to arrive and soom I will have a grow room!

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    Heh.. That'll work. Good going!

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    Great setup! You are going to be amazed from the reaction of your plants to the additional lighting. My plants took off as soon as I placed them under the lights. It seemed that everything began putting on new roots, leaves and in many cases new growths. Good luck with the setup. I know you and your orchids will love it!

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    awesome looking setup, hydroleca boy! youll be wearing sunglasses everytime ya water! what are the large-sized balls in the two pots on the right? is that also leca? if so, it looks cool.

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    what are the large-sized balls in the two pots on the right? is that also leca? if so, it looks cool.
    Thats just decortion on the s/h pots
    They,re plastic pint glasses.

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    Boy, you're gonna have Some Fun Now !

    Happy growing,

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    Default What distance is your light away from the plants?

    Also, have you measured your temps? What dimensions are your growing space? Maybe I missed this in another post, I'll go search. Looks really good! I might build something light that in my basement. Thanks for sharing!
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    Room is about 6" x 6"(slightly bigger).

    Temps for days max so far is 28c & 20c @ night(about 20c ambient).
    I lowered the lights a little & now the max fc is about 2500 fc.
    Air movement is pretty strong & the door is left open fairly wide ,
    i want high fc but lowish temps.2 of my 3 Phrag seedlings are getting white lines on the edges of the leaves so i,ve moved them out of the stronger light for now.
    My Den Kingianum is getting purplish leaves(which is good) & my Phrag SA is growing like a weed(it gets the full 2500fc).

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    Wow! Wanta come over to my house?

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