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    Gavita 1700e users??

    I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the Gavita 1700e’s and the brightness of the lights. Someone told me the best way is to start at 50% obviously and then wait until bloom to start increasing 5% weekly. And that I don’t want to hit 70% until week 3 at least. Also I heard these LEDs make the plants eat more nitrogen so Nitrogen Boost is recommended. Any thoughts? Tap in.

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      #3
      Ah I see. During the early veg stages that should explain the stems turning purple during the early veg stages. I was waiting on my EL1 controller and had these 2-3 week old veg under the lights at 100%. I had to put sheer curtains under the lights until the controller had arrived.

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        #4
        But do I really have the increase only 5% a week? I’m tempted to just bump it straight up to 100% right away but scared to stress them out AGAIN

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          #5
          Ah I’m on week 3 of bloom and am noticing my zookies stems starting to turn purple as I turned the lights to 70%. I upped the nitrogen and cal mag hoping it helps. Anyone else have any pointers or thoughts?

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            #6
            I have 2 of the 1700e's...........I run them full strength at all times. I keep my LED's at 36 inches thru veg, then lower them to 18 inches in flowering.

            search out sshz and gavita on google.

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              Originally posted by sshz View Post
              I have 2 of the 1700e's...........I run them full strength at all times. I keep my LED's at 36 inches thru veg, then lower them to 18 inches in flowering.

              search out sshz and gavita on google.
              Super helpful man. Thank you btw how was your yield in comparison to 1000hps

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                #8
                Under two 1000 watt HPS's, I'd average about 2 lbs. per light. If you read the thread, you'd know I'm two weeks away from 1st harvest with the gavita's. But experienced LED growers feel I'm going to blow those numbers out of the water. Here's one side of the room, the other side looks exactly the same.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by sshz View Post
                  Under two 1000 watt HPS's, I'd average about 2 lbs. per light. If you read the thread, you'd know I'm two weeks away from 1st harvest with the gavita's. But experienced LED growers feel I'm going to blow those numbers out of the water. Here's one side of the room, the other side looks exactly the same.

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                  Sorry I had trouble navigating that site. But yeah lookin good man. How long you veg for?

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                    28 days............

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                      SSHZ......Killer job on that side of the grow area......You say the other side looks identical , so I`m wondering exactly what size the grow area is......How many plants under each light , and lastly , what size containers are those......ok....what medium as well.....also.....what`re the dimensions on those lights , and at 18" above canopy how does the light cover all those plants everywhere outside the main footprint of the lights actual length by width ?.....and then.....

                      Those plants look healthy but short Bro.....Do the LED`s prevent rather retard stretch ?.....regardless.....Awesome job again and thanks for your time......

                      Peace.....DHF...... .....
                      Knowledge is power.....Adapt or perish....

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                        #12
                        Wow, so many questions.......I'll answer them, but i recommend you read the whole thread over at T H C Farmer or do a google search with "SSHZ and Gavita" and it should show up at the top of the page. The thread now has well over 9000 hits.......

                        2 lights, each in their own 4 ft x 4 ft area. The lights are 43 inches X 44 inches so there's a few extra inches on each side. 12 plants under each light. 5 gallon pots, with Pro-mix, lime and perlite. The lights were set at 36 inches above the canopy in veg and 15-18 inches above the canopy in flowering.

                        And yes, if you keep the lights close enough, it does retard the stretch. These were topped and defoliated many times with the goal of keeping them short (it's a tall sativa).

                        There's soooooo much more, if you really want to learn about LED's and my style of growing, check the thread. I have 35 years of growing under HPS, this was my first crop under LED's. There's also a contest going on- guess the yield of the room and be closest and win 2 packs of GreenPoint Seeds.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by sshz View Post
                          Wow, so many questions.......I'll answer them, but i recommend you read the whole thread over at T H C Farmer or do a google search with "SSHZ and Gavita" and it should show up at the top of the page. The thread now has well over 9000 hits.......

                          2 lights, each in their own 4 ft x 4 ft area. The lights are 43 inches X 44 inches so there's a few extra inches on each side. 12 plants under each light. 5 gallon pots, with Pro-mix, lime and perlite. The lights were set at 36 inches above the canopy in veg and 15-18 inches above the canopy in flowering.

                          And yes, if you keep the lights close enough, it does retard the stretch. These were topped and defoliated many times with the goal of keeping them short (it's a tall sativa).

                          There's soooooo much more, if you really want to learn about LED's and my style of growing, check the thread. I have 35 years of growing under HPS, this was my first crop under LED's. There's also a contest going on- guess the yield of the room and be closest and win 2 packs of GreenPoint Seeds.
                          May seem like a dumb question but does it matter which way you hang these lights? I only ask bc I’ve seen multiple Gavita advertisements and they hang them side by side. Does it really make a difference. Here are the ads shown below. I hang them the other way which seems to make sense..
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                            #14
                            Actually it's a good question, I noticed that before too when I bought the lights. I hang mine close to the 4 corners, hooked going straight up to the ceiling. Personally, I think they show it that way to make the picture more appealing to the eye. It's all a marketing ploy.......

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                              #15
                              Well damn Bro.....If my old ass had known you were over at the farm , I wouldn`t have bothered you , but thanks for your time regardless.....I`ve not been at the Farm for a hot minute , so again thanks for the info.....now.....

                              I thought those looked like Sat cola heads , but again being so short actually threw me off and had me scratchin my head about what kinda polyhybrid grew short fat Sat colas.....but I digress.....shoulda known with your Nick being "SSH Z".....lol.....and yeah.....I started inside back in the mid 80`s myself after a dozen or so yrs outside till the choppers started flying too regular.....

                              I`m retired now , but about to cross over from my old Horti-600`s and go to LED`s for my lil headies closet setup , so that`s where all the questions came from Bro.....thanks again , and keep up the good work.....I saw where this will be your first harvey with the Gavita`s so I`ll come visit the Farm for the final numbers.....

                              2 lbs per 1K is 1 thing , but 2 lbs per 645 actual watts under right at 40.31 watts per sq ft compared to 62.5 HPS without all the extra power draw AND heatgain is big.....anyways....Here`s hoping for a bumper crop above 2 per , so Good luck and.....

                              Peace.....DHF..... ......
                              Knowledge is power.....Adapt or perish....

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