Question About Flowering Under T8 Fixture

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    gwailo

    gwailo Well-Known Member

    I'm trying for the first time to grow to harvest under this T8 fixture. I've started plants under this light before but have always moved them outside.
    I have a T8 HO fixture with 6 bulbs and currently using 5000k bulbs.
    My question is what bulbs should I use when flowering? They have bulbs available in the 3000k range, should I go with 6 of the 3000k or should I keep some of the 5000k bulbs in there?
    I'd appreciate any help I can get.
     
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    gwailo

    gwailo Well-Known Member

    Here's a pic:
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    Here's what she looks like after topping:
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    Muchakinock

    Muchakinock Well-Known Member

    Keep the light close like 4 " and use a mixture of both 3000 and 5000 spectrum. It works just fine as long as you keep the light close.
     
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    gwailo

    gwailo Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your reply. I went with (5) 3000 and (1) 5000. I keep the light as close as I can.
    Do you think it would help to supplement with cfl's?
     
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    slapmehard

    slapmehard Member

    I think with the 6 bulb unit you should be more then fine. If during flower she starts running and that strain has worthwhile lower buds just add a few.
    looking good and good growing
     
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    gwailo

    gwailo Well-Known Member

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