Can i use 2700k for veg stage?

Discussion in 'CFL / Fluorescent Lighting' started by iBong, Jan 7, 2009.

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    iBong

    iBong Well-Known Member

    I am over a month into growing and my plants are not very big. I just realized that i am usinf 42 watt soft whites for my plants. Is that the problem? If it is, can i still save my plants?
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    v12xjs

    v12xjs Well-Known Member

    My plants never see anything but 2700K lighting. It keeps them small but this is what I need as I only use a pc case.
    There should be no problem if you change over to 6400K now.
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    Mr. Pacific

    Mr. Pacific Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. I also use nothing but 2700k for the whole life cycle.
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    Puffster

    Puffster Well-Known Member

    well the lil knowledge i have says,NOOOO.every scrap of info ive read indicates min, of 5500 k for veg.2700k for flower.good luck!!!dont take this for gospel.read other sections and take advice from experts,there sure as shit enuff on here!!!!
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    Mr. Pacific

    Mr. Pacific Well-Known Member

    Look at my journal. If that isn't evidence enough I don't know what to tell you.
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    Daf700

    Daf700 Member

    How fast will the plants grow only under 2700k lighting?
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    DO3SHA

    DO3SHA Well-Known Member

    It all depends on how much space you have, if your trying to keep em small jsut stick with a 12/12 2700k throughout the grow, if your trying to get some good sized do a 6500k 24/0 for veg and flip to 2700k 12/12 for flower
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    Twistyman

    Twistyman Well-Known Member

    yeah you can BUT..throw a daylight/cool cfl in there...I've vegged for yrs with 2 x T5 blues...and 2x red T8's(plant/aquarium)...you'd do better with
    SOME blue...
    like most HPS now have some blue spectrum.

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