What's up everyone?! Been a few years since I've been around the forums, I was running a little 3kw stadium for a couple of years.
I believe the specs were 6x10x7 with 3kw and two 6" fans/filters between the lights. I ran everything from 7 gallon pots with bigger plants and a shelf system with 3 gallons and even 1 gallon v-SOG. Organic soils as always. Sometimes a drip system, but usually just hand water.
My landlord wanted to do an inspection (first time in 2.5 years) so I had to tear everything down. Probably a good thing as I had become entirely uninspired and my gardening was seeming more of a chore than anything. That was over 6 months ago.
Since then I've thrown up a couple of stacked bulbs in the corner and am coming up on my first harvest in a while. I am re-building my grow in the upcoming weeks.
Space isn't restricted. Equipment is. I will not be purchasing more initially. I have 3, 1000w ballasts. I have 2 flip boxes. Question is, how do I set it up? I don't have much desire to attempt a SOG clone factory.
I'm thinking another 3kw stadium. Two tiers with plants in 3-5 gallons, finishing up at 30-36". I calculated my previous 6x10' room last time based on 50w/sqft. I kinda feel like that was maybe a little large? How big would you build a 3kw stadium? I assume 24-30" between bulbs?
Then I can use my flip boxes on 2 ballast and do a 6x6 stacked bulb set-up with trees in 15 gallon pots. Only looking to grow some 5' plants, leaving 12" at the ceiling for heat to collect/be exhausted.
Veg is in a separate room, I have a 8 bulb T5, a 6 bulb T5 and a 400w MH for vegging.
What would you do differently?
few plants I currently have vegging out (sour d, gorilla bomb, double black, jabba's stash, grape ox, blue dream cbd, white widow).
My current flower room situation, donut in 15 gallons.
Lemon Stomper (hazeman) current
old stadium prior to tear down.