24 or 18/6

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by Kincaid, Apr 13, 2009.

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    Kincaid

    Kincaid Well-Known Member

    should i have these little guys at 24 or 18/6

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    Jerry Garcia

    Jerry Garcia Well-Known Member

    Its up to you. I ran my first set of seedlings at 18/6 and they grew up just fine. I'm trying 24/0 now, and they seem to be doing just fine as well. If you're using an HID, 18/6 will save you 6 hours of energy...something to consider.
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    Jerry Garcia

    Jerry Garcia Well-Known Member

    But either way, get your light closer to them as they are getting stretched!
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    Madhadda

    Madhadda Well-Known Member

    In my opinion (sorry if i type shit wrong my eyes are closed as i have8 pink eye....lol) anywho. From my experience 18/6 works amazingly because the plant can use all the energy it has stored during those eighteen during those six to build itself faster. Its kinda like spending eighteen hours a day gathering materials to build, and six to use the materials. it works fantastically.
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    Kincaid

    Kincaid Well-Known Member

    yea im using a 400w lumatek cool tube i lowerd the light earlyer today ,


    thx for the input ill keep the 18/6 cycle
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    Madhadda

    Madhadda Well-Known Member

    no problem :D
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    Sirgreggins

    Sirgreggins Active Member

    24/0 might give you faster growth but 18/6 will make it root faster (my 2 cents)

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