I found some new bulbs that I'm super happy with. The Giesemann Actinic Plus and the Giesemann Midday 6000K bulbs. They are awesome. I got 4 Flora Suns, 1 Giesemann Actinic Plus, 1 UVL Red Sun, 2 Giesemann Midday 6000K in my fixture now. The plants are even happier than they were before. I might add some red 660nm LEDs to boost the ratio of red to blue. The Giesemann Actinic Plus is like an Actinic and a Blue bulb in one! Makes it nice to have 1 free spot for another bulb having the 2 in
Ok, so I switched one last time to try and accommodate these lovely ladies. So now I am rockin 4 Flora Suns, 2 Coral Waves, and 2 C.A. Plant Grow bulbs. I will keep these the rest of the flower cycle. When the flowers are almost full size, I will add the UVb lights for 4 hours during the mid part of the day cycle. Here is a photo of what they look like under this light mixture,
Well, 24 hours later and they look like shit. These Red Suns have to go!(at least for this variety for now)
I'm switching back to what was working so well before. 50/50 Flora/Full spectrum. For the full spectrum lights I'm using a new type of plant grow bulb that has a really nice blue range around 470nm. Should work. I will post results tomorrow.
I will be using this for flower up until I add the UVb unless they start to look like shit.
At some point I will be needing to switch out or add some bulbs to get a heavier red mixture