Vegging with T5 lights - need pics

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by dadio161, Nov 8, 2010.

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    dadio161

    dadio161 Well-Known Member

    Hey there fellow growers . I am looking to upgrade my grow system a bit . The wife is giving me a few bucks and going to let me get a T5 light so I can veg with and improve my turnover times . I am looking to buy a 2 foot 8 bulb set up going in my closet . I am very curious on how fast the girls will grow during vegg . I want to make clones and root for two weeks , and then veg for 5 weeks in my large cubes . Does anybody have any pics of them vegging with T5 lights ?
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    genuity

    genuity ambition

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    dadio161

    dadio161 Well-Known Member

    Those look awsome . How long have they been in veg ? They look very healthy .
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    genuity

    genuity ambition

    i veg'd them plants for 5 weeks,in 2 gal pots.
    i add 4-42 watt cfl's,two to each side works well.
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    dadio161

    dadio161 Well-Known Member

    Look damm good . Just what I'm looking for . Did you start from clone ?
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    genuity

    genuity ambition

    yep,all from clone.
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    dadio161

    dadio161 Well-Known Member

    thank you so much . I want to veg for the same time and just before going into flower , I will take new clones and just keep going .
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    blackonblack

    blackonblack Member

    I am very new to growing and I haven't started my first grow yet. I've been trying to figure out the best lighting for vegging plants. I planned on hydroponics ebb & flow, but should I use a T5 6500k bulb system or a metal hydride bulb?
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    genuity

    genuity ambition

    thats been working for me........
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    dadio161

    dadio161 Well-Known Member

    That is going to depend on what works for you . Right now I am vegging with a 400W MH but am looking to change things a bit so I can flower full time with my big light .
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    Adam & Cola

    Adam & Cola Active Member

    I used a 2ft 4 tube T5 in Veg. In a month the clones were 19" tall. That was in DWC. Too bad the plants ended up having a defect and needed to yank them last week.
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    Adam & Cola

    Adam & Cola Active Member

    OOps, Here is the pic!

    IMG_7851.jpg
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    randomseed

    randomseed Active Member

    I use 3 X 4ft 4 bulb T5's in my mother and clone/pre-veg tent and a 6oow MH in the main veg area.
    The only thing the MH has over the T5s is a bigger footprint and being able to hang higher over the tops, otherwise I would NOT say the MH does better the the T5's. The plants love them both.
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    firsttimeARE

    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    According to some growers HIDs produce fatter stems and faster growth. I've never did a side by side but did just order a 4ft 6 tube setup as I only need clones every 2 months. Going to have 4 mums under it to feed a 36 plant sog

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