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Gas Lantern Routine

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by Reefer Creature, Jun 25, 2011.

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    higher self

    higher self Well-Known Member

    Ok cool will most defiantly try that. The strain I'm running is zamaldelica (Thai x Malawi x Zamal) ran her before but this is a seed run so not sure which pheno's I'll end up with. Got a few other 10wk sativas in the mix so after about 8 weeks I'll start light diminishing. Thanks @Dr. Who
     
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    Dr. Who

    Dr. Who Well-Known Member

    Your welcome.
     
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    BobCajun

    BobCajun Well-Known Member

    I don't go lower than 10 hours myself, because that's the shortest the days ever get in the hash growing areas of Afghanistan so that's the lowest any Indica could be acclimated to. I figure why go lower than necessary and sacrifice yield? The difference between, say, 9 and 10 hours is 10%. That's substantial. And with 8 hours it's 20% less. They sure won't magically grow more or the same with less light. I've never seen evidence of that.
     
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    higher self

    higher self Well-Known Member

    I don't do a lot of indica plants So definitely not gonna do the light diminishing for my cookie tent. After this Zamaldelica run it's Zipolite or Colombian ya know those landraces from Bodhi so I need to develop a light routine to speed them up if possible.
     
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    Dr. Who

    Dr. Who Well-Known Member

    Never had any "need" to run Indies under speed up conditions....
     
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    chemphlegm

    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    not sure if related but one part of my room is lit with a (6')moving 1k hps. the plants if left on the ends are bigger and do produce more buds
    but the buds in the middle are always the prize. I stopped moving light and added another instead
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    I don't think many people really "need" to run things in sped up conditions but cropping out every 50 days versus 65 could mean an entire extra harvest to make up for any loses that bob or anyone else is sure of happening.
    Im not so convinced but then again I'm not online to argue
     
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    BobCajun

    BobCajun Well-Known Member

    You'd just get an extra crop of underfilled buds. You can't get full development in 7 weeks, especially with less total light.
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Do you have pics of these plants you grew that were underfilled and underdeveloped?
     
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    BobCajun

    BobCajun Well-Known Member

    No, I don't normally take pics of under-developed buds, sorry. However I do recall having to chop at 8 weeks once and the buds were very lacking in density, barely usable. At 7 weeks they would have been completely useless.

    BTW I posted earlier that I was using 10/2 for veg. Well it didn't seem to be working that great so now I'm trying 5/1. I think they still need 20 hours light per day but I think they need less light hours at a time, and that will require also less dark at a time. I think this may just be the ultimate veg light cycle, at least if you use LEDs. Obviously a lot of starts are bad for the life span of HIDs.
     
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    sandhill larry

    sandhill larry Well-Known Member

    Did not read the whole thread, but the light on for an hour at midnight has been used by outdoor growers forever to keep plants in veg. The longer length of night is what triggers the plants to flower, not the shorter length of day. So by breaking the night up into two shorter nights, the plant thinks it's summertime, and keeps on keeping on.
     
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    BobCajun

    BobCajun Well-Known Member

    I just went to 24 hours myself. Too much water was condensing during the off periods.
     
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    Xs121

    Xs121 Well-Known Member

    KK, I'll add my 2 cents to this routine. :D

    I been using this lighting routine to my current grow both in veg and flowering. I dont know if I'm just seeing things or feeling things but during the veg you get the sense that the plant is about to burst into flowers. Since you get that 1hr light on between lights off, it keeps the plant in veg as long as you want.

    After the flip (no more 1hr lights on), it took about 6 days for my plants to start to show pistils and all over the place at once. Not just the apical shoot but all over the plants.

    Plant just finished 5th week of 11/13 and the flowers are healthy and covered with resins.

    I would recommend this lighting technique.

    :peace:
     
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    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    The last thing I want is my outdoor plants to veg longer lol I'd be covering those bitches if I could.
     
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    sandhill larry

    sandhill larry Well-Known Member

    I'm with you. I started late this year so my season would be shorter. I might give it a try for my Spring crop next year. I think I would get better growth from the sun than the redneck light setup we used this past season.
     
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    frontline

    frontline Active Member

    Works very well for mother plants also .
     

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