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    Light too close?

    I think i know the answer but just want to make sure. My light is too strong right? causing it to wilt a little?
    Current light is Spider Farm SF1000, Running at 100% at 19 inches away from top. I just backed it off to 60%. I had it at 100% because i keep struggling with stretching so thought she needed more and i read on a form someone keeps at 100% from seedling on.


    I get so many mixed messages on correct height/intensity to use it hard to keep up. Im assuming i didnt mess up the plant and it will recover but probably didnt help her.
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    #2
    Sorry but you have embarked on a life of trial and error, elation and depression. 100% for seedlings is too strong. Lower your light about six inches and cut it to 60% power. You're going to have to play with power and light elevation in order to find out what works for your set up. On a different note, I believe your plant is showing signs of a PH imbalance.
    Current Grow: 1 Purple Haze, 1 Bay Burger, 1 11 Roses Photoperiods
    5 gallon cloth pots
    30"x30"x60" tent
    Spider Farmer SE3000
    Coco Pearlite mix
    GH Trio, Silica, Cal-Mag

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    • Bluey
      Bluey commented
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      Most soil is not what I call soil.

      Drop your pH to under 7 with a few drops of lemon juice and see if you get improvement. 6.5pH may be tour target but depends. Good soil is forgiving. Bad soil is just bad

    • ponzi314
      ponzi314 commented
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      I’m hoping it’s good, i got it at a local nursery.

      Can i put the lemon in the water dish on bottom or right ontop

    • Bluey
      Bluey commented
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      I'd pH your water to 7 to start and pour it through from the top...until you get runoff. Too much runoff in soil strips the nutes out of it and the soil takes sometime to recover.

    #3
    Originally posted by ponzi314 View Post
    I think i know the answer but just want to make sure. My light is too strong right? causing it to wilt a little?
    Current light is Spider Farm SF1000, Running at 100% at 19 inches away from top. I just backed it off to 60%. I had it at 100% because i keep struggling with stretching so thought she needed more and i read on a form someone keeps at 100% from seedling on.


    I get so many mixed messages on correct height/intensity to use it hard to keep up. Im assuming i didnt mess up the plant and it will recover but probably didnt help her.

    I used the Photone app to position my younger plant to receive the proper intensity and duration. I just had to move it out of the direct footprint until I got the correct parameters and everyone is happy.
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    • ponzi314
      ponzi314 commented
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      tried checking this out but too cheap to purchase it for LED when i dont really know if it will gain me anything

    #4
    Id say she recovered nicely

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    • SoOrbudgal
      SoOrbudgal commented
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      Yep she looks good for sure. I like that stretch going on. The more familiar you get with that light you'll know the sweet spot that the plants respond best to.

    • ponzi314
      ponzi314 commented
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      I just raised a power a little more (80% to 90%) because of the stretching. My tent is only 6 ft so i dont want to run out of space

    #5
    Yeah, available headroom is a major issue for me as well. If I ever purchase a new tent (which is doubtful) I would definitely go taller. I only buy seeds expected to grow to no more than120cm, I then top and LST to help keep them short. Right now I have seven plants, the tallest is 71CM..
    Current Grow: 1 Purple Haze, 1 Bay Burger, 1 11 Roses Photoperiods
    5 gallon cloth pots
    30"x30"x60" tent
    Spider Farmer SE3000
    Coco Pearlite mix
    GH Trio, Silica, Cal-Mag

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    • ponzi314
      ponzi314 commented
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      Yea its tough, 2 more feet taller would be great but i just cant do it. Since posting the above, plant shot up. Almost at light already

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