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    New Growtent info

    Hey guys i had a quick question...

    couple days ago i bought a 4' by 4' by 78" grow tent. i was gonna get this...
    4 Bulb/8 Tube T5 HO Grow Light Hydroponic 2ft/4ft 48" Bloom Veg Fluorescent Lamp.
    Im pretty sure, but i wanted to ask if this is good? i am gonna hang it on the top (maybe a foot away from the top), and put numerous plants in the room. This will be the only light source. i plan to put the plants maybe three to four feet away from the tubes.
    thanks!
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    sounds good... but I have no idea why you wouldn't keep it outside/near a window as well.
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    Ok scratch what I said earlier. I did not realize the price of the entire 8 bulb fixture until now- 200 dollars!!
    So now I have a basic question for you guys- what is the rule of thumb when it comes to illumination/ wattage per sq.ft.? I think I was overdoing it any way with 8 bulbs. Would a single 4 bulb 20,000 lumen t5 fixture support the 4'4'6.5' tent? It will be probably 3-4 feet away from the plants.
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    4' x 4'? Well, put it this way, I have a 48'' long x 14'' deep grow rack and I use a 4 bulb t5ho fixture. If you're talking 4' long by 4' deep, I'd personally want to go with a 6 or even 8 bulb fixture, but it totally depends on how many plants you want to cram into that space.

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