aerogarden light setting

Discussion in 'Aerogardeners' started by thekinghasarrive, Jun 27, 2008.

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    thekinghasarrive

    thekinghasarrive Well-Known Member

    should i keep the setting to 24/0 with th pump continuously running or should i put it on herb which is 17/7 with the pump not running continuously. does weed need a dark period in the vegetative stage?
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    korvette1977

    korvette1977 Well-Known Member

    You should use the Tomatoe setting .. that is setup for 18 hrs on 6 hrs off ..


    And yes dark time is good
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    thekinghasarrive

    thekinghasarrive Well-Known Member

    in the manual it says tomatoes/peppers light cycle is 16 hours lights are on and 8 hours lights are off
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    thekinghasarrive

    thekinghasarrive Well-Known Member

    should i just be using my wall timer instead of the ag timer?
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    korvette1977

    korvette1977 Well-Known Member

    ok i was off a little... I would use the wall timer when your putting them into flower .. Cause the aerogarden does not have a 12/12 setting .. Vegg the plants till about 4-5 nodes high then switch to 12/12 and I would add an airstone and small pump to the res also .. good luck
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    thekinghasarrive

    thekinghasarrive Well-Known Member

    thanks man i ordered the air-stone wit pump so it'll be coming any day now.
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    korvette1977

    korvette1977 Well-Known Member


    I used a 5'' one then saw that if you get the smaller ones and a splitter you can have two instead of one ,
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    kingswisher

    kingswisher Well-Known Member

    AG LIGHT AND WATER PUMP CYCLES

    www.aerogarden.org.uk/forum/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/aerogarden-light-cycles.pdf -
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    kingswisher

    kingswisher Well-Known Member

    OOPPPSS

    Setting the AeroGarden
    Light/Water Cycle​
    The AeroGarden has a timer that
    automatically controls the length of
    time the lights and the water pump
    are on and off. There are 5 different
    plant settings on the ​
    Control Panel

    from which to choose. This allows​
    Control Panel Light and Pump Cycles​
    Note: On all settings, the pump always runs when the lights are on.​
    you to find the ideal combination
    of light and moisture for the plants
    you grow. Use the chart below to
    determine which plant setting is
    best for your garden.​
    HELPFUL HINT: “Herbs/Basil” & “Strawberry”
    are the only setting for which the pump is
    always off when the lights are off. All other
    settings have a “wet” interval, when the lights​
    are off but the pump is still running.
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    "SICC"

    "SICC" Well-Known Member

    thats why you get a timer and connect them to the lights, then you have total control of them, then you just use the setting for how long you want the pump on
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    kingswisher

    kingswisher Well-Known Member

    Tomatoes/ Peppers: LIGHTS ARE ON FOR 16 HRS/ 8 HRS OFF. PUMP IS ON FOR 20 HRS, AND OFF FOR 4 HRS

    Salad: LIGHTS ARE ON FOR 16.5 HRS/ 7.5 HRS OFF. PUMP IS ON FOR 24/ 0 HRS, AND OFF FOR 0 HRS.

    Herbs/Basil:LIGHTS ARE ON FOR 17 HRS/7 HRS OFF.PUMP IS ON FOR 17 HRS, AND OFF FOR 7 HRS.


    Flowers: THE LIGHTS ARE ON FOR 15.5 HRS/8 HRS OFF .PUMP IS ON FOR 20 HRS, AND OFF FOR 4 HRS.

    Strawberry: LIGHTS ARE ON FOR 15 HRS/9 HRS OFF.THE PUMPS ARE ON FOR 15 HRS, AND OFF FOR 9 HRS.

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