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shopping Should i buy this?

I just found this locally on craigslist. This year I had just used two T12 shop lights to start my 20 plants until they went outside. I thought for the right price I could pick this up for next year. Maybe offer 80 bucks? Any thoughts?

http://fargo.craigslist.org/ele/2382874028.html
 
Sure seems cheap at 80 clams. Do your math on energy consumption though, to run one of those here would cost about 20 clams a week.
 
You setin up a growhouse sure he was gonna grow peppers, they bust people down here all the time and they aint growin peppers in their houses. Hmmm this single fam house has a $1500 dollar electric bill wonder whats up with that?
 
that setup costs 102 bucks i think over at htg supply, so 80 if its in good shape is pretty good.

http://blogs.computerworld.com/18335/bitcoin_miners_busted_police_confuse_bitcoin_power_usage_for_pot_farm?source=rss_blogs

they coulda been mining bitcoins! :rofl:
 
For twenty plants, a set-up like that seems to be a bit overkill in my opinion. I'd stick with the fluorescent lights.

That was one of my thoughts. My flouros seemed to work well but just thought I could get something a bit better. Is it worth it to switch from T12s to T8s or 5s? I will probably remain with 20 plants again next year. It's about all I can handle with it just being another hobby.
 
NO - DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

Sorry for yelling but the very last type of light to use to raise seedlings is a HPS. The plants will be extremely leggy.

Mike
 
+1 if your only starting your plants indoors it probably ain't worth it... cheap though it is. It's in the mid-late stages of growth that CFLs start to pale.
If you have any plans to move indoors in the future however, I would snap it up!
:onfire:
 
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