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muddy, hotc, atmo etc... hi fellas.
Hal, looking good buddy, i love the way you reserved the first ten posts lol.
i think the reason motaco doubts this method is because like so many growers he has 'per plant' or 'per harvest' or even 'per watt' yields on the brain. these are completely meaningless. you can yield anything in an undisclosed amount of time, as a grower you want to know much weed you can grow in X amount of time using X amount energy and X amount of space. this is the ONLY way you can truly define your skills, you simply have no bragging rights without these numbers, period.
here's og's efficiency calculator from memory, this is the way to accurately compare growers who use different methods, lights, strains etc:
RootEnergyTime = (RootLightEnergy × (RootLightOnTime/1000)) × RootTime
VegEnergyTime = (VegLightEnergy × (VegLightOnTime/1000)) × VegTime
FlowerEnergyTime = (FlowerLightEnergy × (FlowerLightOnTime/1000)) × FlowerTime
Energy Efficiency = DryYield ÷ (RootEnergyTime + VegEnergyTime + FlowerEnergyTime)
Space Efficiency = (DryYield ÷ ((RootGrowArea + VegGrowArea +
FlowerGrowArea) x (RootTime + VegTime + FlowerTime)))
Garden Efficiency = (Energy Efficiency + Space Efficiency) ÷ 2
1. Energy= total energy that the space consumes, in watts (lights+fans+...).
2. use grams for DryYield and square meters for Area.
3. the correct expression of yield is X g/w/m (... grams per watt per month).
so is anyone with me on this, or am i speaking greek here? it's really simple if you think about it... just punch your numbers in and see what you get.