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    So my plants super stretched since I switched to 12/12. I have under 1000w hps in a 4x4 x7 ft grow tent. Problem is I can not move light any higher and plants are too close to light. When I say super stretched I mean that there is like over a foot of growth between nodes. Is it the strain or my growing conditions that accounts for the stretch? I just stripped the under growth and am figuring I may have to take down tent and hang light from the ceiling. Or is it too late to supercrop? 2 weeks in since the light switch.

    #2
    Supercrop 'em

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    • kingfish
      kingfish commented
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      Agree, Supercrop them

    #3
    Better just getting rid and starting again imo. You get plants that don’t grow right. I had the exact same issue as you and I killed it. It sucks but reinventing your grow space to fit 1 plant isn’t the solution.

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      #4
      Agreed, supercrop them. 1000W HPS is a little excessive for that small space though IMO. Bet the heat is outrageously high in there!

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      • FunkyButtLovin
        FunkyButtLovin commented
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        Agreed, 1kw HPS is a beast in a 4x4.

      • dphipps1020
        dphipps1020 commented
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        I tried one in mine when I first started and it definitely didn't last long in there.

      #5
      Originally posted by FunkyButtLovin View Post
      Supercrop 'em
      Yep ...tie em down, bend them over...gently break the stems... I even tied weights to the branches to keep them down...

      note I grow with led and I keep them dam close, not much stretch for example my thai was only about 5 ft, including10 " of pot size.. Outside was whole another story...

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        #6
        Stays between 72 up to 82F six inches below cool tube reflector. I have a homemade 9 bucket dwrc with the resivor outside tent. Using 5 gallon buckets. Thats probably a bit much for a 4x4 as well. First hydro style grow for me. First real indoor as well though I'm very familiar with outdoor. Anyhow I got a bit rough with the ladies and bent em over. I will post pics if I decide to continue out this grow. Thanks for the input.

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          #7
          And dont forget cloning!

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            #8
            Cloning great thing when I find a strain that has good traits. The stretch in these very undesirable. It was oilslick from Greenpoint seeds. Anyone have any experience with seeds from them? I have a bunch and I hope they are not all similar to oilslick

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            • dphipps1020
              dphipps1020 commented
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              Could be that your light was too high during veg? Just a thought

            #9
            Just checked the website and the reviews said everything from short and bushy to way too tall. The description reads med-tall to tall. At least next time you'll know that you need to keep them short and bushy from the get go. Maybe plant a few seeds and pick the shortest bushiest one to go with.

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              #10
              Mine stretched more than I thought they would too but I tied them down during the stretch as needed to keep them at the appropriate distance from the light. I have a bunch of branches that are now tied down a little more horizontally than they would be if they weren't too close. No problem. Also, it exposes the lower buds to more light so they are getting bigger now. I personally would always tie a branch down if I had to rather than supercrop during budding and cost yourself two recovery days where your buds will stop on that plant til the plant recovers. Just my two cents.

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                #11
                So 1st pic is of plants continuing to stretch, 2nd is pic of something I must be doing wrong. Quality sucks due to interference from 1000w hps.
                Attached Files

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                • dphipps1020
                  dphipps1020 commented
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                  If you hold sunglasses in front of your camera lens it should get rid of most of the lines in your pictures.

                • Fishmiser
                  Fishmiser commented
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                  Oi hey thanks

                #12
                Ok that is backwards 2 pic of continuing stretch

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                  #13
                  Props for keepin' it old school with the magnetic ballast. Unfortunately we can't see much. What is the problem?

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                    #14
                    Buds are stretching. Not filling in to make nice colas, just numerous small buds. For as big as the stem is, outdoors I would have some beautiful buds. I don't have much experience indoors

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                    • FunkyButtLovin
                      FunkyButtLovin commented
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                      It's probably light type/distance on top of genetics.

                    #15
                    I gotta agree with FunkyButtLovin tell us about where they are, tent or room also. How old the plants are also. But i do believe it's light and environment. My 2 cents.
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