need info on switching my cfls to 12/12

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by youngbuck1985, Dec 5, 2012.

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    youngbuck1985

    youngbuck1985 Member

    hi guys thinking bout switching my plant over to 12/12 at the end of the week its around 4 weeks from seed I dnt have a lot of grow room plus I wanna find out the sex of my plant when switching over to 12/12 lighting can I expect my plant to get bushier and taller quickly or will it stay around the same height only new at this indoor growing thanks !!

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    Agito

    Agito Active Member

    probs double in height

    at 4 weeks its very small check your condtions
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    grorite

    grorite Well-Known Member

    i would veg some more unless you dont care about yield do some lst how many actual watts you running also like agito said it is small for 4 weeks here is one of mine at 4 weeks

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    Chiefems

    Chiefems Active Member

    just curious how many cfls you got in there in there and what kelvin are they
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    bob jameson

    bob jameson Active Member

    In two to three weeks of 12/12 it will double or triple in size. At four weeks you can go to 12/12 and see flowers in one to two weeks.
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    grorite

    grorite Well-Known Member

    was this to me
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    youngbuck1985

    youngbuck1985 Member

    grow box is small 50cm x80cm running 4 23watt 6500k bulbs around 2 three inches from the top 18/6 cylcle at the moment
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    The Red

    The Red Active Member

    Mine is a little over half the size of yours at 8 days so I'm guessing you don't have enough light in there. How do you have your lights hooked up? Because a buddy of mine had 2 Y adapters attached to 1 and it wasn't capable of allowing enough wattage through so his lights weren't working at full power. Sorry if this didn't help I'm really high
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    Chiefems

    Chiefems Active Member

    No to the op sorry rite ive seen your setup quite a bit (bitchin for cfls) by the way
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    youngbuck1985

    youngbuck1985 Member

    so r you saying pump a few more cfls in there dnt wanna heat the box up to much
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    Chiefems

    Chiefems Active Member

    if you have a fan in there i wouldnt worry about the heat from the cfls too much
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    imchucky666

    imchucky666 Well-Known Member

    I think it was.
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    imchucky666

    imchucky666 Well-Known Member

    I didn't see you mention how large of an area you have, but I got a 2x2x4, with 100 actual watts of CFL's, and run them 20/4, with the off time between 10a.m. and 2p.m., fan in there, and sometimes still run an incandescent bulb at night for a little heat to keep me between 70-80.
    Pic taken at 21 days from sprout. roots21daysold_zps6f50d9a3.jpg transplant21daysold_zps0bb601d6.jpg
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    youngbuck1985

    youngbuck1985 Member

    i might put sum more cfls in my box and start sum lst to try bush it up sum i just transplanted it into a bigger pot the other day my plant seems heathly but just not real bushy has new groth forming underneith just hope its a female
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    imchucky666

    imchucky666 Well-Known Member

    Get as many as you can in close, and keep them low.
    I have mine surrounding the pot, and also above it, but I rotate the pot frequently in case I have a little gap in the lighting.
    If you read up on topping, that might also be something for you.
    It will make it bushier.
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    longarms90

    longarms90 Active Member

    I have been and am running 3 23w cfl 2 13w IMAG0225.jpg cfl and a 15w led panel since seed. Im on i think my 7th week of flower. My cfls are all 2700k, my plant did great! ¦) I think 4 23cfl are plenty enough to get your plant all the way to flower, if you dont have a lot of space to work with. Id wait to flower for a while though, you wanna see good vegging, side growth, before you put her into flower. What kind of soil are you using? Ferts? Idk why at 4 weeks shes so small. Mine at 4 ish weeks
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    youngbuck1985

    youngbuck1985 Member

    iam using searls premium potting mix with searls organic plant food it contains a heap of stuff only just repoted it the other day hopefully all this stuff in the organic plant food will boost it along not sure why its so small well time will tell I guess just did my first lst this afternoon on it tied it down to let more light penertrait the under growth and see what happens

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    legallyflying

    legallyflying Well-Known Member

    Looking good man. Make sure to screw in the CFLs backwards when you switch to 12/12 so they have the right spectrum.
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    Agito

    Agito Active Member

    thats half the power they need for flower plus i think your using to much perlite starving your plants and making the pot smaller than it is

    as perlite is dead space reduce to 20% of your potting mix or use coir
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    The Red

    The Red Active Member

    I don't know what this means haha.

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