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Forum: Hydroponics 02-14-2012, 06:30 PM
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Posted By frnz571
Your right Swainer, I'm sure florescent light...

Your right Swainer, I'm sure florescent light would be different.
What I was reading was probably referring to high-pressure sodium only.

I would not know how to apply that to lumens.
Forum: Hydroponics 02-14-2012, 12:21 AM
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Posted By frnz571
Okay I just measured my t5 W/8tubes, I was way...

Okay I just measured my t5 W/8tubes, I was way off.
I get 3000 candlelight if the meter is right next to the florescent light.
I get 2000 candlelight at 8 inches away.
I get 1000 candlelight at 15...
Forum: Hydroponics 02-13-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By frnz571
Sorry I said that wrong my florescent gives off...

Sorry I said that wrong my florescent gives off 3000 candlelight somewhere around 10 inches.
I can't measure them right now because the lights are off. But when they come on at nine o'clock tonight...
Forum: Hydroponics 02-13-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By frnz571
The owner of Hydro Gardens{Tomatoes are his...

The owner of Hydro Gardens{Tomatoes are his specialty}once told me that a tomato plant needs at least 1000 candlelight.
My T5 florescent lamp with 8 tubes gives off about 300 candlelight's about 10...
Forum: Hydroponics 02-13-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By frnz571
I can't see either way as working. Tomato plants...

I can't see either way as working. Tomato plants need lots of light and I don't think 100 Watts will work.

Let me know if I'm wrong.

I use 1000 Watts HPS for about four plants and that will...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 11-09-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,232
Posted By frnz571
the nutrients that i and also GPSFrontier had...

the nutrients that i and also GPSFrontier had mention do not come from a hardware store.they are developed and used by professionals that i know for fact have been in the business since the 70's.
i...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 10-05-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,232
Posted By frnz571
you can go with one style of fertilizer and make...

you can go with one style of fertilizer and make changes as you learn. some plants have different needs so you need to research the type of plants you want to grow and make improvements as you go. I...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 10-05-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By frnz571
the web site i posted has a hobby formula. if...

the web site i posted has a hobby formula.
if you want to make up your own batch you would have to do research .
this book got might be of help at the library
Hydroponic food production :howard m...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 10-05-2011, 02:21 PM
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Posted By frnz571
the best [cheapest] way is to make it up yourself...

the best [cheapest] way is to make it up yourself and is just as good as as any of the overpriced brand names.That may overwhelm some so i my self buy a two part fertilizer from a hydroponic...
Forum: Hydroponic Nutrients and Mediums 05-09-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,122
Posted By frnz571
ck out hydro-gardens.com they use to be owned...

ck out hydro-gardens.com
they use to be owned by Tim at verti-gro.
price of fertilizers are dirt cheap
they know tomatoes and and give the customers great support
Forum: Hydroponics 02-24-2011, 01:41 AM
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Posted By frnz571
here is the best picture i have. the plants are...

here is the best picture i have. the plants are over 5 foot tall
Forum: Hydroponics 02-24-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By frnz571
i grow tomatoes up a twine roll with plant...

i grow tomatoes up a twine roll with plant clips .the twine hangs on a overhead cable from the ceiling..works great .when the plant gets too tall i will lower and lean the plant. .ck. out...
Forum: Hydroponic Grow Lights 02-06-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,318
Posted By frnz571
i would think a 150 watt is not enough. i did ok...

i would think a 150 watt is not enough. i did ok with a 400 watt for 3 foot plants.now i have a 1000 watt light w/ 4 plants under them almost 4 ft high.
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