can you tell the difference between MH buds and HPs Buds?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by snypavat, Mar 19, 2009.

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    snypavat

    snypavat Well-Known Member

    Recently, I put 6 plants under a MH for 3 weeks of flower. The other day I switched the bulb to a HPS.

    What I would like to know is there really a difference between flowering under a MH and flowering under a HPS?

    I guess this is a question for someone who has done both. What kind of traits did you recieve from each one? Is switching from a MH to an HPS going to produce more even since they were flowering under a MH for 3 weeks?

    I just want to hear peoples experiences with each light. Thanks a lot guys!:lol:
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    easygrinder

    easygrinder New Member

    i found that the bud i got from the mh was more potent,

    i found that the bud i got from hps was slightly more dense

    i found that mixing the two together kicks ass
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    ste147

    ste147 Well-Known Member

    yes theres a big difference, hps is supposed to be for the flowering period as it has a different spectrum of light that represents the summer time which the plants need to flower, MH is a blue light to represent winter conditions!!!!
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    easygrinder

    easygrinder New Member



    :wall::wall::wall::wall::wall::wall::wall::wall::wall:



    errrrr


    wtf
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    ste147

    ste147 Well-Known Member

    well basicly in a nutshell of course hps buds will be better, didnt kno u needed it spelling out
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    snypavat

    snypavat Well-Known Member

    Ok, Buds will be better but what does it do to a plant when you use both? If you are trying to mimic seasons with the color spectrum of the light wouldn't using both cause a little confusion?
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    ste147

    ste147 Well-Known Member

    exactly! cant honestly see the plant thinking ''hmmmm this is fecking strange, i think i'll produce some world class bud now'' loooooooooooool
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    snypavat

    snypavat Well-Known Member

    Lol. Like I said I was using the MH for 3 weeks and the buds look pretty decent, lots of hairs everywhere and a lot of bud sites, Biggest cola is like 3 inches long so far.

    My balast takes both bulbs so I figured I've heard HPS is better so I'll try it. Then I started thinking if I've got nice buds on there so far how would HPS light change their development and how would it be better for them at this point?
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    ste147

    ste147 Well-Known Member

    MH for veg and HPS for flower, u wont go wrong or get better buds!
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    mygirls

    mygirls Medical Marijuana (MOD)

    either way mh or hps from start to finish is ok. back in the day that's all the old timers had grow with indoors. yes mh is the best for veg, and he is better to flower with, but both now you really have full light spectrum. mh does not lessen potency in the buds, and is not the reason buds are airy.
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    snypavat

    snypavat Well-Known Member

    So, really I just spent $20 on a 400w HPS for pretty much no difference in yield or bud potency?
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    robtoker

    robtoker New Member

    so is it good to mix em
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    easygrinder

    easygrinder New Member


    blue light represents winter??????

    hps is for the flowering period that represents summer time??????????

    and hps buds won't be better they will be bigger,

    mh light will producer better buds but slightly lighter in weight

    I appreciate that your just offering your help, but try to be a little bit more factual
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    mygirls

    mygirls Medical Marijuana (MOD)

    because we are trying to mimic mother nature, and during the early months of the year the sun puts out more blue spectrum which is for plant growth, and as the month move on the sun spectrum changes tomore of a red. this is what we as growers are trying to mimic.:weed:
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    easygrinder

    easygrinder New Member

    and unless you have actually really flowered a plant with a decent powered mh you wouldn't really have a clue about the amount of difference anyways.
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    mygirls

    mygirls Medical Marijuana (MOD)

    you may see a little difference but i would run mh veg and hps for flower.:weed:
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    snypavat

    snypavat Well-Known Member

    Ok great, Thanks for that. So Since I switched to a HPS (also have a 200w CFL in there) I should expect to see faster/bigger bud growth then I have in the past 3 weeks with the MH?
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    snypavat

    snypavat Well-Known Member

    thanks for that, I was just wondering what kind of changes to expect.
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    mygirls

    mygirls Medical Marijuana (MOD)

    from cfl's to hid's big difference, mh and hps not that much as to lumens but spectrum yes. and as for faster buds growth no, but better light penatration threw the plant.
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    snypavat

    snypavat Well-Known Member

    Yea I noticed that the light seemed brighter/more coverage. Thanks man, +rep.

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