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  • DingusKhan
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    Even a red, lighted switch on a power strip can be a bright light in a dark tent.

    But like alwaystoned sez, a light leak in veg is no big deal. Only matters in flower.

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    That’s badass thank you.

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  • JDU
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    Pinch/roll your fingers from the stem up like milkin a cow & most if not all of them will pop right out.

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    alwaystoned thanks! That helps my stress level a lot. I know how important darkness is in flowering. Last year I got cocky and left a 60 watt lightbulb on about 75’ from my plants. 2 hermed and the rest took like an extra month to finish flowering. The herms left me with over a pound of great smokable weed absolutely packed with seeds. Anyone know a good way to separate them?

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  • alwaystoned
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    Yeah, this is because in order to bloom, cannabis plants can only create the hormone that causes them to flower when in total darkness. Even a blinking light in your tent when in bloom could cause them to reveg or go hermie, but before bloom, if it's kept minimal, you shouldn't have any issues.

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    Please tell me if this is correct. The plants are less sensitive to light during the dark period in veg than they are when flowering right? I may get a small amount of light intrusion into my tent at night until a part comes in for the inlet vent light traps I’m building. After that it will be 100% dark in there.

    4x4x8 Gorilla original grow tent
    Viparspectra TC1350 light
    (timer/spectrum control)
    Hydrofarm JetFan 6” mixed flow 350CFM FAN
    Vortex Pro lite 6” x 16” 400CFM carbon filter
    2 Vivosun oscillating pole fans
    Century 2 outlet digital timer for pole fans
    5 gal nursery pots
    Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil
    Fox Farm nutrient trio
    4 platinum zkittlez

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  • DingusKhan
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    You could also reduce the light they're getting by raising them up a little higher. Even let them stretch just a little bit, you might prune offf less before flipping.

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    Thank you all. Got my plants today and they already have 4-5 nodes and have been pinched once. I’m starting with my led at about 50% at 18/6 for 2-3 days and then will increase gradually to full power over a couple days. The plants are bigger than I expected so I’m not as worried about frying them. Got 4 platinum zkittlez and look forward to trying it for the first time.

    4x4x8 Gorilla original grow tent
    Viparspectra TC1350 light
    (timer/spectrum control)
    Hydrofarm JetFan 6” mixed flow 350CFM FAN
    Vortex Pro lite 6” x 16” 400CFM carbon filter
    2 Vivosun oscillating pole fans
    Century 2 outlet digital timer for pole fans
    5 gal nursery pots
    Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil
    Fox Farm nutrient trio

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  • 5Chord
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    18 -6 don't risk it

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  • JDU
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    I keep em in the veg tent & they get the same amount of light & sleep as everything else.

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  • Rwise
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    I would run at least 14 hours per day light on your clones, they will flower at 12s

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  • FunkyButtLovin
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    My clones get light pretty much 24 hours a day unless I need to turn off lights but then they are so small I can move them around as I keep 2 HIDs going 24/7 I just keep them about a foot or so below the canopy or off to the side of larger plants for 2-3 days while keeping an eye on them for stretching. Then move them up to the same distance as normal vegging plants over a couple of days. If you put them in the dark for 12 hours or more a day, they will flower.

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    Clone photoperiod question

    My light, Viparspectra TC1350, recommends a 3-5 day acclimation period at 10 on/14 off, then 12/12 for seedlings and young vegetative, then 18/6 for regular vegetative plants. I’m starting with clones and I understand the need to take it easy on them but won’t I run the risk of early flowering if I start my clones at 12/12? I’m thinking maybe I’ll start them at 12/12 with the light dimmed down for a few days and then gradually raise the intensity from there over a week to where I want it for veg and then switch them to 18/6. So they’d be in 12/12 for like a week and a half. Does that make sense? Any suggestions?


    4x4x8 Gorilla original grow tent
    Viparspectra TC1350 light
    (timer/spectrum control)
    Hydrofarm JetFan 6” mixed flow 350CFM FAN
    Vortex Pro lite 6” x 16” 400CFM carbon filter
    2 Vivosun oscillating pole fans
    Century 2 outlet digital timer for pole fans
    5 gal nursery pots
    Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil
    Fox Farm nutrient trio

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