Make sure you have room to work around that 5x5. My buddy has a 5x5 it’s so close to
The walls he only has one access door. Has a pain in the ass tending plants at the back.
3x3 and 4x4 you can reach still I find.
1200 is a decent budget.
400-500 for tent,fan,filter, timers and what not...
I’ve had a 5gal perlite hempy that took 1.5gal a day in peak flower. That was a 3f wide 4.5ft tall plant.
I also did a 1 plant 3x3 scrog that pulled 18oz
In 15gal Promix. That plant was watered maybe every second day at its peak consumption.
Some plants are thirsty some are not.
I also have a stealth RO 150.
I filter my 250+\- ppm well water
I only use it in my hempy buckets and drinking water.
10-15gal a week
Takes about 1.5hr to fill a 5gal. But my water pressure is not in the best range.
I get about a year out of my filters.
No issues with it at all over 3-4 yrs
No hot spots.
I have that Korona par app on my phone.
I set the center at 1000-1100 PPFD and my outer edges of my 3x3 is around 800ppfd.
I have a smaller light then I posted a link too. ( timber VS4)
When I had my lights close enough to get 1300-1400 PPFD my plants weren’t happy. Droopy at...
I run perpetually now with separate tents. I like cracking a Different bean every time.
Chop one down and move one from veg to flower and start and new seed.
I use to do veg then flower in the same tent. I also did full flower tent and a full veg tent going.
Kinda cool pulling big weight...
Just trying to help someone with my experiences. Not down playing anything.
Lighting is one of the biggest factors indoor.
Maybe other places to save $ that won’t effect your grow. Like cheap tents or fans. Or using old 5gal pales to grow in.