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    16-8 Light Cycle

    I have 3 tents, one bigger than the other.
    1) is my seedling/germination box 2) is my med tent 3) is my veg tent which will also house my flowering ladies.

    I had my seedling box on a 16-8 but box 2,3 on a 18-6.
    i read that less light will encourage females. I also have a blue dominant spectrum light in my seedling box.

    should I leave the 18-6 or keep the 16-8?

    #2
    Gender is written in the DNA. Light fluctuations will cause hermies, but the normal is 18 on and 6 off. 16 and 8 shouldn't hurt or encourage anything. In the vegatative state, more light ( eith restrictions such as heat and so forth) is required
    Ask questions, take notes, and check your pH regularly. 😌

    2 x 2 x 4 Tent
    300W full-spectrum light , 11. in from canopy

    MiracleGro soil (0.21 - 0.18 - 0.14)
    Expert Gardener Plant Food (24-8-16)
    Humboldts Secret Calmag & Iron (2-0-0)
    FlowerFuel (0-34-32)

    Phase: Flowering, 3 weeks in

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    • 9fingerleafs
      9fingerleafs commented
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      Couldn’t said it better

    #3
    14/10s with certain temps and ferts at certain times is said to create more females, so I have read. I certainly cant prove it!

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      #4
      When you suggest you are trying to encourage females, I'm reading you're growing photoperiod seeds? Yes?
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        #5
        Originally posted by EzPz View Post
        I have 3 tents, one bigger than the other.
        1) is my seedling/germination box 2) is my med tent 3) is my veg tent which will also house my flowering ladies.

        I had my seedling box on a 16-8 but box 2,3 on a 18-6.
        i read that less light will encourage females. I also have a blue dominant spectrum light in my seedling box.

        should I leave the 18-6 or keep the 16-8?
        post the link so I too can get more females using the dark

        cheers

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          #6
          I’ll copy and paste the book text when I can. But it said the the 16-8 can encourage females when coupled with a dominant blue light spectrum. I’m using seeds. I have over 50 seeds so I will test the theory and give you my findings.

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            #7
            Experiment around my friend. With that many seeds you should be test all your theories!
            Ask questions, take notes, and check your pH regularly. 😌

            2 x 2 x 4 Tent
            300W full-spectrum light , 11. in from canopy

            MiracleGro soil (0.21 - 0.18 - 0.14)
            Expert Gardener Plant Food (24-8-16)
            Humboldts Secret Calmag & Iron (2-0-0)
            FlowerFuel (0-34-32)

            Phase: Flowering, 3 weeks in

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