Real quick easy question

Discussion in 'Auto-Flowering Strains' started by hzbodin, Jun 29, 2013.

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    hzbodin

    hzbodin Active Member

    I have 8 babies right now(delicious seeds critical jack x3-delicious seeds northern lights blue 4x- and Dinafem blue cheese 1x), the question is: could i start them off with a light cycle of 18/6 and then move onto 20/4 in a months time? or a 24/0 cycle to 20/4? Would it stunt them in anyway or mess with them?

    Thanks.
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    Situation420

    Situation420 Active Member

    No but anything over 18/6 is a waste they don't grow faster anyway. Your just wasting energy.
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    tekdc911

    tekdc911 Well-Known Member

    they will grow on any light cycle
    i run 24/0
    but i dont drive a prius
    454 c3500 flat bed 8 miles per gallon bongsmilie
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    Belle of Buds

    Belle of Buds Member

    Plants actually grow best with a rest time.
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    Bottleandmobile

    Bottleandmobile Active Member

    20/4 is the best schedule
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    greenlikemoney

    greenlikemoney Well-Known Member

    There is NO scientific evidence that says 24/0 is better than 20/4 is better than 18/6 etc etc.....as with any growing thing, a bit of rest helps, however, I have never heard a plant complain about needing a breather during the veg stage.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it !!!!!!
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    Situation420

    Situation420 Active Member

    It's just unnecessary to run 24/0. Lol i don't drive a Prius either and im lazy and run 24/0 until the last week n a half of veg and taper it down and put in a timer i pre programmed.
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    tekdc911

    tekdc911 Well-Known Member

    there is no need for a rest period
    on a photo period maybe

    bud structure or to
    keep temps lower
    or trying to save money
    or maybe to keep the plants smaller
    are the only reasons i can think of for a dark period
    they stretch a bit more on 24/0 if your using weaker lights this isnt a bad thing helps with penetration
    there is no magic number
    i just turn my fan up to keep temps lower
    ive seen a few grows with 1000w hps on 24/0 and they are not lacking in anyway
    there are alot of "myth's" and opinions about auto's and most are no where near true
    just saw a thread a guy pull 4 oz's from a topped auto
    but from what i hear constantly is dont top them there life is too short they wont recover
    there are a few people that have set goals to bust alot of these myth's and misinformation's
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    tekdc911

    tekdc911 Well-Known Member

    but yet there is no proof that a autoflower of ruderalis genetics needs a dark period
    with a predetermined life span why would you waste any of it with a dark period
    just wasting time with the lights off
    dont get me wrong i do give them a dark period for a few days at the end to bring out colors if it starts to show some but thats the only reason
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    hzbodin

    hzbodin Active Member

    Thanks for all the replies mothafuckas, much appreciated.

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