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So, in your opinion if you had to light a 4x8 raft bed - you would put probably 2 mixed-bulb-T5-arrays over it?
I am building Friendly Aquaponics' micro system 64 with 2 4x8 grow beds and need to light them indoors...
There are 6 100 watt CFL's. I am adding another bar from the pond today to make 10. The best lighing from using the following: 1000 watt Metal halide--shop lights with 4200k --CFL's 100 watt--T5 flour 4' tubes 4 and 8 bulb units.
I have to say hands down that for the floating raft T5 tubes are the best. low heat and low power comsumption for the brightness and spectrum--i have mixed bulbs in one side and just veg in the other and the mixed bulbs are the way to go. 3000k flower and i think they are 5000k veg--the T5 units cost about the same as a 400watt MH/HPS system.
That unit is 4' x 8' 24" of water on the bottom and 12" of water on the top--I made a gravel/oystershell/plant and mosses from the forest filter out of a old ugly 55gallon tank i got off of craigslist for 20 bucks. The black back side is towards the lights
Nice pics guys!
What size growing area is this and what lights do you have on it???
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