Or do you use CFL's until they fully root in the new pots?
Put them under the MH bro, just not so close. Start really far and every day lower the light a bit until you reach the optimal distance for the wattage of your light, she'll be just fine and she will grow stronger from the get go, no need to buy another veg light, that's nonsense. I use my 400W MH from seed and I've never had any problems (she starts at almost 4 feet from the surface though).
My clones are under my 400 mh from the time they get cut. They just sit far away from it til they root and enter soil. Why set up extra flouros when I already have a whole room dedicated to mh?
I got rid of my MH and went with T5 for seedlings... MH just provides too much light for the lil ones and usually you get way more growth above ground than below ground... T5's let em grow at a move even pace above and below... everyone knows the saying... healthy roots healthy fruits. Def saw an improvement with my ladies overall after switching to T5... Just my .02
We're talking clones here tho not seedlings. My clones come from a mother that's already used to the mh therefore so are the clones. On rare times I'm starting from seed they too just stay in the veg room. You just gotta watch em grow and adjust there distance to the light.
As soon as the plants have a fair amount of roots coming out of the rockwool they are safe for any kind of light as long as the temp and ventalition is good. An E-Z Clone spits out a different kind of root structure in 8 to 10 days. They are more delicate and have fan like roots with some that look like ladders. The reason I say when the roots are there, from an EZ-Clone the roots take to the dirt and run under any light. I've had them under 1K watt MH plus CFL's going. The EZ=Clone box near the middle of my veg/flower room most of the time. I understand you're trying to get a grip on a stress-free transition out of rock wool - So, maybe if you can inspect them each day and when the roots have gotten into soil, that should be a good go time for more intense light.
One thing - I surly wouldn't wait for the roots to take up more than about 4/5 days once the roots have started crawling into the soil - That should be plenty time for the roots to have adjusted to the new home.
Last edited by Medicine4Me; 08-15-2012 at 11:37 PM.
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