Can I slowly move my 12/12 schedule to an earlier time over the next 2 two weeks?

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by Akira90, Nov 14, 2017.


    Akira90 Member


    My work schedule's changing and im 3.5 weeks into flower. Can I move it by ~8-9 minutes per day over the next couple of weeks so my lights turn on 2 hours earlier and if I can, will it harm my ladies? Thanks guys!
    andy s

    andy s Well-Known Member

    just turn them off early one night and make sure its off for the 12hrs they should adjust pretty quickly and not hurt em might shock em for a couple days but no worries
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    neckpod Well-Known Member

    Just change it to what you want it it to be, It will only be fucked up for one day so nothing really to worry about.
    I bet you don't even notice difference in them.

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Worst thing that can happen is they hermie and you end up with a lot of feminised seed.
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    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    done this a few times, be sure to extend the dark period and not the light period for a 100% successful next day reset.
    Ripped Farmer

    Ripped Farmer Well-Known Member

    ^ This.

    Sometimes there are rainy days, lots of clouds and no sun. Its all good.

    Akira90 Member

    Thanks guys!
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    bigsteve Well-Known Member

    Your suggestion would require a lot of unnecessary bulb clicks which you want to avoid. Nothing pops a bulb faster than twirling the timer with the ballast and bulb inline. It takes about 3 weeks for a flowering plant to revert to veg mode when you change the light schedule from 12/12 to a veg time. So there is no problem with changing the timer at one time. Better, for one day, they receive more light over a 24 hour period than less than 12 hours.

    Good luck, BigSteve.
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