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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 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?
Many Sincere Thanks to EVERYONE!! Gd luck and God bless your gardens!
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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 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!!
Many Sincere Thanks to EVERYONE!! Gd luck and God bless your gardens!
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  Quote martiniGR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 March 2011 at 22:48
you are wasting power..the 1000watts is enough for about 5 square meter!
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