First CFL grow. Week 2

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    ryeguy

    ryeguy Well-Known Member

    First CFL grow. Week 2. Am on a tight budget. 10 seedlings. Currently have 8cfl's (5000k) hanging off 2 bars attached to pulleys to easily adjust. Using pro mix soil. One inlet fan to help air circulation + strength. 18/6 cycle. 10 days old now. Seem to be doing well.

    I see some growers using e27 cfl bulbs that are much taller and have more light output, may look into buying a few of these also. They will only be in the box for another month and then right outside for summer. Any positive feedback is appreciated.

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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

    Doing good so far for having 80watts. If you are only running those for a month then outside u might not need more light. But those lights wouldn't be enough for all them plants if just vegging indoor for a month or longer
     
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    ryeguy

    ryeguy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your feedback. Guess
    Mother Nature will let me know if I will need more lights in the future by the weather trends. Have you much experience with the e27 cfls. I think I'm going to invest is some better CFL bulbs for better results, turned on lights at 4:00am and they were perky and grew a bit over night, thanks again for feedback good luck with your season. Cheers.

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    john wishmyer

    john wishmyer Well-Known Member

    gonna buy some more cfls as well i have 2 but i feel like i need two more , which ones are you running
     
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    BudmanTX

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    not bad, for the amount of clfs you have, that veg area will work......if you wanna flower inside you need to think cfls in the 3000k or 2700k color just saying.

    If you going to flower outside, which is cool, let those little ones get to the 4th node for the sexing, then you can start tranfering outside, start with a shaded area, and them move them to the sunny area....remember you need a full dark area as well while your outside so keep that in mind too....
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    i've seen your setup, another 4 bulbs in that are with help you alot, stay with daylight cfl's 5000k to 6500k, and you veg just right.......
     
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    john wishmyer

    john wishmyer Well-Known Member

    u think my plants will stress out that bad if its done half out doors then indoors
     
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    BudmanTX

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    not really, remember you are now a caretaker of the plant itself, keep it simple please....

    if you veg indoors to the 4 or 5 node this way you can determine sex, then start slowly getting them acclaimed to the outdoors, start with a shaded area or car port, then slowly move them to the sunlight.....

    keep in mind you are gonna pot up, that mean basically start where you are, then move them to a larger pot, the finally move them to there final pot for the finish....

    have patience, and keep it simple......
     
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    john wishmyer

    john wishmyer Well-Known Member

    gotcha some of em are somewhat sexed not sure if this means it was cut to late as its thefirst time ive dealt with clones, but will be trying to get them out slowly im hoping for a bit more growth and thickness somprobably will extend the veg period for a while. i want to creat a even canopy with them but not too sure on how to do that with clones
     

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