Sansi LED Floodlight grow update

Sansi LED Floodlight
Sansi LED Floodlight

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I’ve been using the Sansi LED floodlight as a test grow light since August of 2018. This light isn’t marketed as a grow light, it is for general utility, illumination. Sansi sent me this light for free to review. The color temperature is 5600K, which I think is great for growing. I suspected it would be only ideal for vegetative growth, but my plant test subjects have both fruited under it, not once, but twice.

Here is a video of the update:

Easy, cheap, DIY wicking cups

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This year I’ve transplanted most of my sprouts from the AeroGarden Bounty and my DIY system, into Styrofoam wicking cups. These are super easy and quick to make. They are nice intermediate vessels for the plants until being moved to their final location. These setups also provide more flexibility than standard double cups do. For instance, you could remove them from the bottom cup and set in something larger for the plant/s to drink from.

Watch my video below to see how I make them.

Items that are shown or mentioned in the video:

– 20-ounce styrofoam cups ( You can also pick these up in the grocery store or places like WalMart) – https://amzn.to/2Cz2O1m
– Microfiber clothes – https://amzn.to/2WkSLUO
– HLG-100 grow light – https://amzn.to/2HVsCbv
– 48″ x 48″ x 80″ grow tent – https://amzn.to/2U5MxuJ
– Coco coir – https://amzn.to/2TuOi05
– Perlite – https://amzn.to/2uocFm7
– Dyna-Grp 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2uqDeH4

Hydroponic DWC seed starting system – DIY AeroGarden

DIY AeroGarden with plants
DIY AeroGarden

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I built this hydroponic deep water culture system for starting pepper plants. It was very inexpensive and easy to build and works well. It uses a small air pump, air stones, one-inch net cups, AeroGarden sponges (although just about any kind of growing sponge would work, ie BioDome, Rapid Rooter, Root Riot, etc… It has a built-in light stand with a Sansi 30 watt grow light.

Parts showed (or equivalent) in the video:

Commander XL 5 gallon tote – Get at Lowes
Air pump – https://amzn.to/2XNpXpB
Air stones – https://amzn.to/2TtfFfG
Sansi 30 watt grow light – https://amzn.to/2XPc8H7
Dyna-Gro 7-9-5 – https://amzn.to/2XOKz0T
Air tubing – https://amzn.to/2NV3LFI
1-inch net cups – https://amzn.to/2NV06r7
AeroGarden sponges – https://amzn.to/2TqEn0m
or
Rapid Rooter (cut these in quarters the long way) – https://amzn.to/2XOKzxV
1-inch bit – https://amzn.to/2NT804t
1-inch PVC pipe – get at Lowes
1-inch PVC tee – get at Lowes

Here are pics of some of the plants I transplanted out of this system.

Aji Lemon Drop
Aji Lemon Drop
Fish pepper
Fish pepper

Sansi 40 watt LED Daylight grow light review

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Sansi 40 watt LED grow light
Sansi 40 watt LED grow light

Sansi recently sent me their new 40-watt Daylight spectrum LED grow light for review.  This is a very nice light, with good, even distribution of light. The PAR values were not bad, considering the power draw of 35.5 watts.

Mr Hua 200 watt cob grow light update

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This is a two months update on the Mr. Hua 200 watt cob grow light. The light does very well, but I think the specs are a little exaggerated, as far as coverage area, and light intensity they claim. The plants I’ve had under it have responded well though. They advertise it as a 600 watt, but the actual power draw is around 200 watts. You can see my video update with time-lapse below.

Unboxing and setup video

HLG-100 from Horticulture Lighting Group – grow update

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I just want to share an update on the pepper grow using my HLG-100 quantum board LED grow light from Horticulture Lighting Group. This is an awesome grow light and I highly recommend it.

Sansi LED floodlight update

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This is a 10-week follow-up on the Sansi LED floodlight. It actually got two pepper plants to produce fruit in this time.

Mr Hua grow light 200 watt COB

 

Mr Hua 200 watt cob
Mr. Hua 200 watt cob

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I just purchased the new 200 watt LED COB grow light from Mr. Hua. It has nice specs, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it does growing peppers. Currently, I have it over a couple Khang Starr crosses that I transplanted from small Kratky containers; a KhangSta Red and a StarrRacha Bonnet.

Here are the product details:

Dimensions: 23x4x3.5inches
Item Weight: 4.8lb
Max Coverage at 24″ Height 5x5ft
Core Coverage at 24″ Height 4x3ft
HPS/HID Replacement: 600W HPS/HID
Avg. Power Draw: 200W
LED Quantities: 3pcs* 200 watt Integrated COB Bridgelux LEDs
LED Lens: 120 Degree
Input Voltage: AC100-240V
Frequency: 50-60Hz
Lifespan: 50,000 hours
Warranty: 3 years

Here is a video showing the unboxing, tests and setup:

How to take apart the AeroGarden grow deck for recirculating models

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It’s important to pop apart the grow deck for recirculating models between gardens. This is because roots can get in the channels and block nutrient flow. It’s very easy to do, but not very intuitive if you’ve never done it before.

Here’s a video showing how to take apart the grow deck on an AeroGarden Bounty model.