Member, from Atlantis
it will come back. be patient
It isn't the lumens. So yesterday. :) It is the quantum energy in nanometers at the specific band of lights of light the plants like vs what we see in.
PAR. Completely different. So, CFL at 300w is what I use. That can grow a pair of clones to 30" tall in 8 weeks. But, those 2, will fill the little tent.
And believe me. These questions about optimal or ideal, means you cannot be thinking this small. None of this you are talking about, can ever be that.
But, you can be your own test pilot. Tell us how it goes. Good luck.
Just buy yourself a complete kit. comes with bulbs and hood and socket set and ballast. that low light cfl you have is only good for propagation of clones. its about 2700K which is its color. you need a stronger light source. if you buy it complete its cheaper...ebay or amazon. home center stores have adequate lights also. hope that helps
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