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Mars Hydro FC 3000 vs. Mars Hydro FC-E3000

fritose89
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Hi everyone, first time grower here I was curious about the communities opinion on these two grow lights in a 3x3 grow tent. Would love to hear what your preference is and why. It seems like the website is saying the FC 3000 has better hardware but is less efficient than the FC-E3000 and also has a higher cost per micro mol. 

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Posted : 08/21/2022 7:55 pm

My preference is FC3000 due to the diode. LM301B has taken the industry by storm, and for good reason. It is adaptable in regards to hang height mixed with dimming. Notice Dr. Coco's hang height on his FC6500 (16.5") and FC-E6500 (12") reviews. It is helpful to see efficiency as distance. To reach your target maximum (non co2) ppfd for flowering, you'll be 4.5" closer to your colas with the FC-E than with the FC. The FC gives you the flexibility to run at a lower wattage and get closer to your colas, or have a more even PAR map at a higher hang-height at 100%.

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Posted : 08/21/2022 8:43 pm abc liked
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A $40 or $50 difference in lights is not where you want to be cutting corners in your grow. 

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Posted : 08/21/2022 11:19 pm