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QB boards and COBs in winter? Are they warm enough?

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by Colo MMJ, Nov 13, 2017.

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    burnpile

    burnpile Member

    I agree, just got one of these, before the veg room would be in the 60's / 80's, Now it stays at 75 / 85. Right now it has 4 qb 120's & an 8 bulb t5, soon to be replaced with another 4 qb's. room is 36" x 120".
     
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    Humple

    Humple Well-Known Member

    Low temps are my biggest challenge. I grow in an unfinished basement, in Michigan. I've partitioned off the grow area (one cab and two tents, plus room to move around and for storage - the space is about 10'x15') with plastic drop-cloth, which I'm planning to double as we head into the colder months. Running a space heater in the garden, which helps, but it's having difficulty keeping up with the falling temps. I'm planning to (finally) run some ducting into the basement, but just into the grow area, so hopefully that'll get me through the winter.

    Edit: I should clarify - low temps are my biggest challenge this time of the year. In the summer, HID just cooks my plants, which is why I made the move to LED. I figure it will ultimately be easier to keep temps up than it will to keep them down; especially with no way to add AC.
     
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    chakup

    chakup Well-Known Member

    I'm adding some CMH to my LED's to help raise temps.
     
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