Do I need a heat pad when cloning?

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    yoyoyojoe

    yoyoyojoe Well-Known Member

    Do I need a heat pad when cloning or can I just put them under my fluorescents and it should be ok. When I was popping the seeds there was not much moisture that produced on my hood when I put them under the flourescents.
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    Dutch1976

    Dutch1976 Well-Known Member

    I use one. Don't know if it's a must but it came with a cloning kit I bought.
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    frmrboi

    frmrboi Well-Known Member

    it helps provided it's a grow heat pad your talking about not a medical one. If your room is warm though (75-80 F) you'll get by without one.
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    Florida Girl

    Florida Girl Well-Known Member

    I use one .... doubt it's a requirement if your space is warm enough. I use one because I grow clones in the closet of my grow room and I keep that room air conditioned.... soooo a heating pad makes sense for my setup. :)
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    Florida Girl

    Florida Girl Well-Known Member


    LOL... I use a medical one.... set on low.... I put a towel on top of it and the clone tray on top of that.... works great and only cost something like $15. :D
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    frmrboi

    frmrboi Well-Known Member

    ditto, but i use a sheet of cardboard
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    rezo

    rezo Well-Known Member

    a heat mat is a good investment youll find better results with it. i did
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    fdd2blk

    fdd2blk POW Staff Member

    your heat pad should be set 10 degrees lower than your canopy temp. if your thermometer at the dome reads 85 the heat pad should be set at 75. this 10 degree difference will give you excellent results. or is it the other way around? lol
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    Green Cross

    Green Cross Well-Known Member

    75 degrees - thanks just what I needed to know
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    c5rftw

    c5rftw Well-Known Member

    they really help.. i have successful clones without a heat mat, but they are so cheap that are worth it
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    anhedonia

    anhedonia Well-Known Member

    I have a strain, blue dream, that I cant get to root. My hydrostore guy told me to add a tiny dose of bloom and some bio-bizz root juice to my regular concoction of clonex clone solution and hygrozyme that my clones sit in for the first 4 days. I keep a dome on them for a week then take it off. And I use oasis wedges as substrate and dip the cuttings in clonex gel.

    My question, do I need a heat mat? Will it really help these clones that dont like to root?
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    anhedonia

    anhedonia Well-Known Member

    Got the hydrofarm mat and its pretty warm. Theres no temp adjustment on it so maby a towell or is it made to be at the perfect temp?

    Anyone.....???
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    anhedonia

    anhedonia Well-Known Member

    Found one of my blue dreams...:cry:with a toatally cooked stem:cry::cry::cry:! Now what do I do? Thats 8 clones of this strain that Ive killed and the rest I havnt even gotten roots from. I have yet to see what damage that super hot heating pad has done to the other cuttings that are still standing. How many have been so cooked that they cant grow roots? Ive been waiting so long to have this particular tray of clones and what the hell, I fucked 'em all up:cry: How could this happen? My hydro store guy told me I needed one of these and I just followed the directions, put it on the mat...that thing fuck'n baked that one's stem. thing didnt have a chance. Have I been cursed?:neutral:
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    Roarbie

    Roarbie Member

    Did you make sure they were only around 76 degrees and the dome stayed humid?
    And to the original poster, the heat pad is supposed to help root faster, but I don't think it's needed.
    Although I would invest in it if I were you.
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    Drr

    Drr Well-Known Member

    I use one.. works wonders..
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    golddog

    golddog Well-Known Member

    I used a heating mat, it was kinda hot, so I used pencils to elevate my clone tray and humidity dome off of it. It also raised the temperature of my humidity dome. I had them in my garage which is less than 60 degrees at night.

    They also sell dial adjustable temperature control units for the heating pads. If you are cooking the cuttings.
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    sirgrowalott

    sirgrowalott New Member

    You want the medium to be warmer so the roots will grow faster. If the foliage is colder, it will grow slower which is exactly what you want with clones. You want the piece of plant to put as much energy into making roots as possible which would go hand in hand with putting as little energy into growing leaves as possible. fdd2blk u were close. I wouldn't say 10 degrees rather a few. Canopy 75, growing medium 78 is perfect.
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    333maxwell

    333maxwell Active Member

    Room temp is fine..

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