light cycle with fresh clones?

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by apstoned, Nov 17, 2007.

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    apstoned

    apstoned Active Member

    so i have 2 clones just put into their first pots, sitting under 2 100w CFLs. my growshop gave me a feedling/lighting schedule, but i wanted to check here for further advice.

    i'm doing a closet grow, so the plants cant really get taller than 2-2.5 ft.

    the person at the shop said i should put them at 18/6 for 4-5 days, then transplant them and drop the light to 12/12 for the rest of the 10-11 weeks.

    however, i have heard that 24/7, is better for them. basically, how long do you think i should wait to drop it to 12/12, and in the meantime, should i be running in 18/6 or 24/7? any help or additional advice would be appreciated too. thanks
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    tusseltussel

    tusseltussel Well-Known Member

    I put fresh cuttings on 24\0 for ten days under floros than 18\6 for 15 days under mh than 12\12 under hps till thair done but thats just what i do, i have a fresh clone area a mother area and than a flower veg area i just change mh to hps bulb in flower room.:blsmoke: you should get a few opinions and than make a dicision, after you do it a few times you can make your own way of doin it
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    reeffermadness

    reeffermadness Well-Known Member

    for vegg I just go with 24/0 ...esp for clones...but if they were seeds I would probably go with 18/6.
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    medical.use

    medical.use Well-Known Member

    Did the dude say what kind of clones they are? If you have a max of 2.5' i would go 12/12 when they get just over a foot. Depending on many factors but they should double in size when flowering. You could also tie down branches if they start getting too tall. If the dude was using 18/6 i would stick with that. Also are those 100 cfl's really like 26 actual watts or do they use 100 watts each.
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    apstoned

    apstoned Active Member

    the plants are power plant. the lights say they use 18w or energy, but put out 100w of light, so i assume thats ok?
    also, should i be feeding them the root stimulator every day for the first week?

    so how long have you guys let your clones veg before putting them on 12/12? is there a good way to tell when to switch?
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    MisterNiceGuy

    MisterNiceGuy Well-Known Member

    whenever you find the right height, just leave it room to get just a little bit bigger buds

    power plants the shit!!!
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    NBPaintballer

    NBPaintballer Active Member

    so you only have two 18 watts ?
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    jessec

    jessec Member

    I just took 7 cuttings from my crimea blue and its only been two hours and they are starting to wilt . What can i do? How many times do i water them?
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    tusseltussel

    tusseltussel Well-Known Member

    do you have a humidity dome over them???

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