I don't know I run 24 hr veg just because it is easier. alot of people suggest 18/6 I would do that if i had a timer plug. but I wondered about the same thing because i left my door open all night so light got in in dark hours. but my veg lights still hit the plant in flower. and I was told it would be fine and it has been.
Right now I am fliping my light cycle so my power is on at night instead of in the day (for energy reasons) and to do that I am running 12/14 (12 hours light and 14 darks) and will do that till I get my desired time (lights on at 10 pm and off at 10am). I cannot say if it will do anything**** but I do know in flower you have to have at least 12 hours of pure dark.
i would bye a back up power supply that your mains could be run though and use a 20w cfl
so its on all the time your other lights are on but if you have a power cut the 20w cfl will use the back up power supply to keep light cycle good
this is not good for the plants but a lot better than all the lights turning off
hey smokekeeper,I'm kinda new to this,i accepted your friend request,but I'm not sure what it really means.do I have to send you one in return?or does the one you sent me work both ways?
I put a jug of frozen water in front of my intake fan and my temp is around 86-87,but we're having a major heat wave on the east coast.I'm definately gonna get some kinda cooler soon.I'm scared to death to put the jug in the phototron,it's too cramped and I'm afraid of putting the roots on ice.can the roots take more or less heat than whats above ground?my gizmo has two 3' fans(in and out),but other threads suggest the intake should be 2x the size of the out.Is this a necessity or is for optimal conditions?
i added you as a friend and it askes me if i want you to be friends with me. I just wanted to see how your op goes. I am new to so suggestions that people sent to you I might be able to use in the future with out haveing to start a new thread. I think you are my 7th friend on here.
I personaly don't know the answer to that one. but I would say that you would want a bigger intake to allow better airflow in,but at the same time one would think the exaust fan sould be bigger so that you can pull heat out. I think that your gizmo would set it up the correct way(or did you put the fans in) and was the 25w mh in there or did you put the in. I wwas thinking that could still be your heat sourse problem.
I try to help with what I know, and I will suggest thing I think I know from others. so anything I can help with I will
I wouldn't ice the roots, but ask around. lol maybe you could hang some dry ice in the just don't let it touch your plant at all. its smaller and colder. I might get yelled at for that comment we'll see
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the fans & the 25w bulb came with the gizmo.the bulb doesn't give off much heat,I can touch it,but the biax bulbs give off heat.i know people who use these things to grow vegtables & herbs,but they don't have to hide those,so they keep them in thier living space.i was really hoping for more than one response about the 24 hour veg. thing.C'mon people,can ya hook a brother up?The paper work that came with the phototron is pretty vague about those biax bulbs,but with the claims they make about themI have to assume they're cfls.Although I was taught that when you assume you make an ass out of u and me.some one suggested i just put them outside,but it's hotter out there than my basement,so I can't see the point in that.