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Reduced hour light cycles

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by torontoke, Aug 9, 2017.

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    GUess google screws up some times, I will see if I can sort it out some time. Busy with a steak braai over some Namibian camel thorn acacia coals.
    Going to have some chips and mushroom sauce with it. Maybe a light cucumber and onion salad.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Sounds lovely!
     
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    hillbill

    hillbill Well-Known Member

    10 1/4 on and my buds are bigger in less time with more frost and less kilowatt hours. Did not quite expect to be this happy! Just do it!
     
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    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    Q for the 24 guys.
    Does it take longer for the plant to react to 12/12 after being under light for so long?

    Ive just switched from 24 to 12/12 and the stretch didnt seem to happen as fast as i thought it would.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    When I ran a 24/0 veg it took several weeks for stretch to happen.
     
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    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    Thats some gold info right there. Ive never seen it mentioned before.
     
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    berten-ernie420

    berten-ernie420 Well-Known Member

    This tho
     
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    ruwtz

    ruwtz Well-Known Member

    I'm interested in running 6/2 on my next veg round in a few weeks; won't be introducing it to the current veg crop.

    Anecdotally at least I can attest to that "midday slump" kinda thing under full power cobs.

    And besides, that extra lights-off period gives me an ideal window for my foliar treatments.
     
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    Gquebed

    Gquebed Well-Known Member

    I can attest to the cob slump too. So this coming round i plan to set up a light cycle where i will rotate shutting down two light bars at a time for 45 mins or so... so the plants get a break from the intensity of direct light above them.

    Like:

    X0
    0X

    Then
    0X
    X0
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Interesting- this amounts to a day with scattered cloud cover.
     
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    Gquebed

    Gquebed Well-Known Member

    Thats exactly what i was thinking.
    Get my spray bottle out and i can make it rain too!
     
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    berten-ernie420

    berten-ernie420 Well-Known Member

    My current light schedule
    Veg =18/6

    Flower = (on/off)
    13.5/10.5 for 1st week
    13/11 for 2nd week
    12.5/11.5 for 3rd week
    12/12 for 4th week
    11.5/12.5 for 5th week
    11/13 for 6th week till harvest.

    Running this setup since i started growing with my diy leds. Works like a charm to somewhat mimmick the days shortening. Plants seem to love it.
     
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    thccbdhealth

    thccbdhealth Well-Known Member

    So then ehat are yourbplans for flower?
    6 Hours on
    6 hour off
    repeated for a 24hr cycle?
     
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    ruwtz

    ruwtz Well-Known Member

    I aint messing with the dark cycle in bloom, this is only for veg.
     
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