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Im offically a LED grower. Spectra Im here. in the
Indoor Growing forums; DAY 23 (WEEK 3) BLOOMING
Here we are growing with the great spectra led lights. Im loving these lights, Ive ...
03-18-2012, 11:46 PM
DAY 23 (WEEK 3) BLOOMING
Here we are growing with the great spectra led lights. Im loving these lights, Ive been testing these lights on so many of my beans. Been growing all different ways again. Like when I was new to it all. Fun stuff.
Here are the pictures you have been waiting for. I will post alot. Seeing as alot got removed by hackers.
Still running 2 lights these babys did some nice growing. They sure did get tall. Lights are about 2ft away. Im going to rearrange my lights very soon. I will put 2 LED spectras directly in the middle. I think these plants are use to that much direct led power.
Penetration on these LED are amazing. I decided I will not grow lollipop this grow. I want to see how well those lower bud sites grow. How deep in the canopy do these spectras actually get. I have another lollipop sog from my own auto seed going now. Thats a 35 tote using 1 SPectra 100 to flower all 35 plants. I will lollipop on these plants in this tote, it will need it. 35 plants under 140w. Cant wait to see what I yield there.
One of the plants, look at all those bud sites, thats going to make one nice big thick cola. Nodes are close, these LED sure know how to make a plant grow. Look at that node spacing, thats after the stretch. Thick stem to hold those heavy resin covered buds.
LED BLOOING TOP. That plant is absorbing that led light. Don't mind the burnt tips, I max nutes out until tip start burning. Fastest way to get to that high ppm mark. Right now im at 1300 ppm.
Look at that healthy plant, its super leaning on the sative side of the gene pool. Skinny leaves, but buds are fattening up just right.
Even the low canopy got the pink shinning on it. These LEDs is going to make its light through those leaves. I dont know why people say LED dont penetrate. They are the BEST GROWING PENTRATORS IN THE GAME. You would need your hps lower, which means you need cooling, which means your coverage area is not that good. I could put this spectra 4 ft up and I bet the lower buds would still get that needed pentrating LED light.
Close up on one of the budding tops, Look how healthy that looks, that trichs are getting big. That plant is going to be super frosty before we even get into the plants trich bulk up stage. I cant wait to see end product. Bag appeal is going to be sweet.
Trichs are everywhere. Looks at how dark green that is. I use only the lucus formula now, I tweaked it to my liking. But, I went to spending so much on liquid nutrients years ago additives, boosters, to spending pennys on dry general hydroponic nutes. MAXIGROW, MAXIBLOOM, KOOLBLOOM. LAST FOREVER! Really dont see that much in lost overall yield, maybe a 8th or 2.
Same plant no close up pic 1. See you nute it until leave tip burn back off, add water to res wait a week, up nutes some more. REPEAT
2 plant no close up.
All in all, im loving growing with these LEDs, I have all different things Im trying again with the LED. TOPPED a couple plants, LST plants from there 4th leaf. Using 1 light on 35 plant sog. using 2 led light on 35 plant sog. Im using most of the lights I have, still not using 2 of them. Did I buy to many, hehe naw, ill find a way to use it.
LED for flowering so far is great, they are frosting the plants up nice and quick. When I grew with my 600w+ cfl in that cab, my buds would not get that frosty to much heat. I got huge rock hard buds though. 1-2 oz a plant. I hope using 280w of led will yield me atleast 1 oz a plant. I think Im asking for alot out of 280w, but im confident in my growing abilities, even if this is my first run with led.
Happy growing all, and be safe.
Last edited by Swiftowl11; 03-19-2012 at 11:00 AM.
03-18-2012, 11:49 PM
how well do ya think a 90w tri band UFO and two daytime CFL's will work in a small tent with prop nutrients for veg? Then swapping out daytime CFLs for soft white for flowering? Thanks
03-19-2012, 11:03 AM
Depending on how small you talking, it will work great. Im talking small though maybe a 1.5 x 1.5. CFL flower fine, you need atleast a pack of them, then they need to be in a circle around the plant. You'll get a pretty decent yield.
03-19-2012, 11:08 AM
Read through this, very good info.
Originally Posted by BlueB
03-19-2012, 11:13 AM
That is a nice grow. Ive always been interested in PUR spectrum T5 growing. I wouldnt mind some new bulbs, but wife wont allow me to spend anymore money this year on the grow room. I have a couple t5 fixtures, they are 10000k and super actinic. When I changed to those from the 6500k bulbs I was using. Growth exploded. But, I only use my T5s for VEgging. Never used it for FLowering.
Originally Posted by BlueB
03-19-2012, 01:36 PM
Awsome! the tent is 20"x36"x62. I'm working with 3 seedlings now and will update with pics when i can. Thank you
03-19-2012, 04:49 PM
I will add 2 more CFLs to the mix so all 4 sides are covered with the LED overhead. thanks
Originally Posted by Swiftowl11
03-20-2012, 07:56 AM
Just read through this entire thread. Sucks that ya lost a bunch of it with the hacking last week...
Anyway, Good read. I just bought my first LED, it should be here this week and then I'll begin vegging.
03-20-2012, 06:41 PM
resubbed.............fuck u hackers........rearranging my subbed threads is a bitch.......
And give back my fucking LIKE button RIU............your growing like a boss swift...
03-20-2012, 06:59 PM
I'd "like" that P but, well, you know.........