We are five weeks into veg with the Spiderfarmer
SF2000, is it as good as I was hoping? Welcome to The Hippie Geeks, lets dig in to this grow
update. Back in October Spiderfarmer reached out and
wanted to provide one of their SF2000 grow lights for free, in exchange for an unbiased
review. In our first video, link in the description below, we unboxed it and went over our initial
impressions. In this week�s video, we are going to look at how it has worked out for
us now that we are five weeks into veg. Spoiler warning, it has been fantastic.
With our grows, we always sprout from feminized seeds. I know that a lot of you prefer clones,
but for us seeds are the way to go. If you would like to see how we typically sprout
our seeds, I will leave a link to that in the description below as well. We sprout under
three 24� Sunblaze T5 lights. We find that the light is great for seedlings and you can
see our sprouting area here on the kitchen counter. We are currently growing herbs in
that area now that the ladies have been move out into the tent, Lindsay uses them too cook
with and they will move out into the garden when the weather changes.
We moved the seedlings out into the tent at the one-week mark and placed them under the
SF2000. They were a little shocked at the change, which isn�t surprising as the light
is strong. You can dim this light, but it means that you need to unscrew the driver
from the top of the light and flip it over, remove the rubber plug that covers the voltage
screw and use a small screwdriver to adjust it. We left it at stock however, and just
started the light at 18� above the plants, and slowly moved it to 12 inches over the
next week. The million-dollar question is, how well did the seedlings do?
Well, take a look for yourself. All twelve of these plants spent the last four weeks
under the SF2000, at which point it was time to move them into bigger pots and spread them
out. We are honestly thrilled with how much growth we have had. This is the largest that
we have ever had plants at this point, and we are blown away with how good they look.
We have pushed them hard with both light and nutrients, but they have taken it amazingly
well and look great. At this point, there are now only two of the
plants directly under the SF2000, with two more getting partial light from it. The light
will cover a 2� by 3� space in flower, which is how we have our lights spaced out
now. We have a variety of other lights in there and moving forward it will be interesting
to see the difference in growth between the plants that are fully covered by the SF2000
and the ones that are under the blurpie lights. So, how do I feel about the Spiderfarmer SF2000
at this point? I love it to be honest. The amount of light that it is pumping out at
200 watts is amazing, and as I mentioned before we have never had this much growth at the
five-week mark. We will check in with these plants again in five more weeks, right before
we flip over into flower to see if there are any differences in plant development under
the different lights. For those that are interested, we will link
all of the hardware we are using in this tent in the description below, well the things
that are still for sale anyways. We are running in a 6� by 6� by 6� tent, using a wide
mixture of lights, with the SF2000 being the newest and most efficient. We have a 10 inch
fan and carbon filter outside of the tent pulling air out from the top of the tent,
with another 10 inch fan blowing fresh air in from the bottom. The plants are in 10-gallon
Aurora fabric grow pots, with some 17� trays below them. We run Roots Organics soil and
nutrients exclusively, we love their products and have always had great results with them.
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