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    Posted: 03 March 2011 at 22:48
you are wasting power..the 1000watts is enough for about 5 square meter!
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  Quote skunkluvr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 March 2011 at 22:23
THANKS G!  ive been runnning the cfl's at same time as hps.....because i wuz thinkin since i was starting it out so early on hps that the cfl wld help keep it from stretching as much? do u think i need both at same time or am i wasting power? i was planning on only using the cfl's for clones and mammas but since i only got one to sprout i thought id give it all the light i had..... ganja, your advice is sooo greatfully appreciated!!
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  Quote Ganja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 March 2011 at 17:25
Stoneyyay, as mentioned earlier, halogen lights are pretty useless for growing.

It doesn't sound like heat or IR was the problem, just that the bulbs weren't giving out the correct spectrum of light, so the plants stretched as if they were being shaded, trying to find better access to the 'sun'.

skunklvr, it doesn't sound like there's much reason to run the CFLs during the 6 'dark' hours. The difference between their light and the light emitted by 1000w of HPS is so great that they probably won't grow much in the extra 6hrs. Stick to 18/6, IMO.
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  Quote skunkluvr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 March 2011 at 16:35
sorry to hijack your thread but quick question.....i got 1 sensi skunk seed to sprout out of 15...(pobably cuz the seeds were 7 yrs old) but now its about 7 inches tall and lookin gd! i had hoped to have more seein as i bought a 1000watt hps setup....ive got it under hps for 18 hrs and also givin it some cfl ....would it be bad for it to never get any darkness and keep the cfl's on it thru its dark time??  (....wld make it 18hrs of hps and cfl, and 6 hrs jst cfl's....) what u guys think?
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  Quote stoneyyay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2010 at 09:35
hey, lol thread wound up getting hijacked :D all good lol just wanted to let you all know that it worked quite well, and with a few alreations its workingeven better now, i've switched to said envirobuls, the 200 watt replacement, and some blue neon tubes aswell, and theybe been vegging like mad on a 24 hour runlast crop was about an ounce a plant, they grew way to tall way to quick under the halogens, im guesing the heat and infarred light, which is better used in budding than veg lol if at all they wound up being 5 and a half feet tall with next to NO leaves on the bottoms, as the tops stole all the light, so now i've lowered the lights, added 2 50 watt cfls. UNDER the top leaves and upgraded my extractor and blower fans, the temp usually stays between 20 and 24degrees celcius it was getting a littl too moist in there, but beefing up fans helped significantly..
just thought i'd start my own expirimentations and thought id let u guys know maybe you have done something similar and either of us fouond a way of improving it..


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  Quote dc24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2009 at 18:11
my advice go with hps you can use them for both u dont need mh Hps all the way
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  Quote dc24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2009 at 18:06
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I have just brought a new 250w high presure sodium kit and its like a ufos just landed its bright it goes white blue then turns orange red pics will be up soon
 
I have 2 white skunk in  seedling stage hopefully i will get a female this time round
 
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  Quote Ganja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 September 2009 at 10:08
HPS is better for flowering, but MH can be used.

Plants might look a bit stressed or in shock for a few days after being put under HID light, but they should adapt very quickly.

To keep them in flowering, make sure they get only 12hrs of light each day, followed by 12hrs of complete darkness.
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  Quote Hanfarmer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 September 2009 at 22:42
P.S. I ommited the most important detail, they have been flowering for about 3 1/2 weeks but still have that premature grapefruit smell,
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  Quote Hanfarmer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 September 2009 at 22:40
Hey I had a quick question, I have an old 400w MH light hangin out in the closet and I was wondering if I could put it over my plants which are huge (3) which were as of until last night outdoors, they still look happy and I heard that the hps light is the best, but does MH do the trick? Vielen dank,
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  Quote stoneyyay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 September 2009 at 07:17
okay lol picture's will have to wait till i can find my camera one thing i find interesting is how the lower leaves appear to be "sloutching" downward and growing towards the bottom light
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  Quote stoneyyay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 September 2009 at 06:59
%3c3ceed%3c20leaflol k well I didnt take any of your advice (not that input wasnt apreciated) and umm lets see theyre about 4 ft tall as tall as theyre box STARTED they wound up hitting the top (one got a lil scortched but its ok) so i hat to upsize adding on another few feet its about 5'9 tall now i had to put them onto a 12/12 cycle and they smell tantalizing been on a 12 and 12 for about 2 weeks now make that a week and a half since i bought my timeri'll be posting pics in a few minutes after i up them from my phone well i guess i DID kinda take your advice and put a second bulb (cfl to keep heat down) and COMPLETLY redigned the way the box's air flow's through it%3ceed%20leaf
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  Quote Solidopc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2009 at 01:13
Envirolites are great. Very cheap, check ebay, i bought my two for about £20 with the cable. Though i didn't get mine with a hood, just the bulbs, wires and connectors. The one i bought with a hood came from my local growshop which is a ripoff.

I'm sure you could get it quite cheap online somewhere though. They don't give off buggar all heat, and for just a bit of fun would be ideal. They will produce you some decent bud. Not the biggest yields, or fattest buds, but as far as aroma, taste and potency go, it should be fine.


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  Quote Ganja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 August 2009 at 09:54
Better to get one of the 'giant' CFLs, also known as envirolights.

They're large versions of the normal household ones, about 40cm long, 100 to 200w, 10,000lm to 18,000lm or so.

Envirolights are intended for indoor growing.
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  Quote stoneyyay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 August 2009 at 06:01
thanx for the input ganja but i dont have room for 60 cm flouro's would cfls suffice lol i could get upwards of say 12 in there if necisary  ???
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