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Lowryder Auto Flower Light Cycle Advice

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by incogneattow, Apr 16, 2009.


    incogneattow Active Member

    How would you run your light cycle on an lowryder auto flower?

    Here is my mental conflict... if it auto flowers and i run it 20/4 will it grow more due to the light being on longer? Or if i run it 12/12 will it produce the same or more because it is in flower mode anyway.

    Experienced advice is best, but your thoughts are appericated, please let me know if it is your thoughts or experience talking. :smile:

    Thanks in advance for your input.

    Of course this is a purely hypothetical situation. I dont grow weed...
    LAX Skunky BwS

    LAX Skunky BwS Well-Known Member

    autoflowers ... flower on they own... they do best 18/6 20/4 and some auto's pending on strain do good under 24/0...im doing a lowryder dwarf mix 18/6 the whole way
    LAX Skunky BwS

    LAX Skunky BwS Well-Known Member

    they dont respond to light cycle..

    incogneattow Active Member

    thanks LAX! i realize they do not flower based on a light cycle i am wondering if anyone ever measured output on various light cycles for auto flowers. will it produce the same amount on 12 hrs, 18, 20, 24?? i think some guys run the entire thing on 24 lights. but if the plant produces the same amount on 12 as 24 then why run 24... see my point.
    LAX Skunky BwS

    LAX Skunky BwS Well-Known Member

    i dont know if anyone has ever done a autoflower straight 12/12 the whole way.. but if u wanna do that.. then u might aswel get a regular strain and do 12/12 straight from seed... all i know autos do well under 18/6-20/4 and pending on the auto strain 24/0

    Skeksis Well-Known Member

    24/0 is a waste, diminishing returns. I run mine 20/4. If you run 12/12 you may not get as much yield, because that
    means you end up with 56 hours less grow time each week than if you did 20/4, which adds up to losing more than 2 days of
    grow time each week.

    some do 18/6, some do 20/4. The seed breeders recommend 20/4.

    BisGrow Active Member

    i got a dieselryder 3 weeks in on 20/4 and shes doing GREAT!!!!! just started flowerin monday!

    incogneattow Active Member

    Thanks - Skeksis - i think you understood the question. I am wondering if you run 24/0 will it produce more than 20/4 because you have 4 hours more grow time each day... or will it just tire out the plants and produce poor root development. my brain says 20% more grow time means 20% more grow... but i read that running the lights 24/0 is not good because the plants dont get rest time which leads to poor root development. the girl has been growing like a weed from seed till sexing at 18 days on 24/0. four days ago she was switched to 20/4 and i dont really see a diffrence in growth rate or health.
    LAX Skunky BwS

    LAX Skunky BwS Well-Known Member

    it's pick your poison... for best results 18/6 or 20/4 u cant go wrong with neither

    incogneattow Active Member

    thanks for the input!

    bigballin23 Active Member

    When you do you all give em some ferts? Mine are about 2-3 inches tall. I was wondering if I should hit em with a light dose?
    LAX Skunky BwS

    LAX Skunky BwS Well-Known Member

    all depends on the type of soil u using .. i didnt use nutes till they were 5 weeks old

    SWAMPMIESTER Active Member

    please dont use 24hr light cycle im on my first grow of lowryder original and am just past the 4 week mark and no bud yet so from tomorrow im swapping to 20/4 and hopefully ill get some yeild.
    Ive got 1 plant in a modded pc tower (2 infact bolted together) freebee looks and smells great but like i said no bud yet :( .
    good luck with your grow

    swampmiester ;p
    Guy Dasilva

    Guy Dasilva Well-Known Member

    They do respond to light cycle, they also need some dark period to grow properly like normal plants.

    usaburk Member

    My Lowryder 2 and Easyryders went 24/0 and i saw great yields. I'd stand by 20/4 aswell..

    Flogro Member

    Plants need dark as well as light,20/4 I'm lowryder 2 grower

    midowo Member

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