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    Germination in soil questions

    @NuttyProfessor I've topped up the soil and setup a seccond fan to drive temps down. Holding at a constant 25 degrees now. Soil on the closer plant is a bit loose(can get fluffed easily with a finger). Hoping she turns out fine. I changed the light distances a few times to observe whats best...
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    @skirk Alright skirk. Thanks for the support and info. Ill try put a pic up if anything changes
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    For @bluter pic of a lights plus a pic of me upping the soil to fill up the stretch. @BeanTownFan420 @skirk thanks im not sure how bad my lighting mustve been, but i had it at full blast for 2 days, while initially testing the dimmer on the first. So the plant has been getting the full blast...
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    Alright, if anyones still following this thread ill post some pics a few hours after i've done the soil refill. I tested my lights at several distances. Last night i changed it from 12 to 18 inches and the stretch stopped. Think my lights are giving enough?
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    @BeanTownFan420 Do you think it could be heat stress? My temps were ranging 27-29 degrees C. Also should i make the top soil mix a little looser to improve the compaction?
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    @BeanTownFan420 Yeah bean a few members mentioned a similar thing. Im just bout to go pick up some potting soil (ran out) and mix it in with some perlite. Gonna get to it asap. F.Y.I These two are autos as well
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    @BeanTownFan420 Wow never thought id look at short seedlings and be jealous haha. Those look great and i guess youre saying your MH was giving too much light, so you brought the distance up? I got a 120w light and originally i ran it at 12inches. Ive just increased the distance but also...
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    Just some input for this discussion. Heres a pic of the plants about 8 hours since the initial notice of the stretching. Be weary of the angled down shot (makes it look a tiny bit 'big'), but essentially the stretch seems to halted and the leaves are spreading out. This is after I implemented a...
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    @Emilya Think thats a good chunk of wisdom to live by in the growing world haha. Well if anything comes close to a test like that, I've been alternative height lengths and checking the growth of the plant. However as i replied to @Stunger earlier im starting to think its the heat stress thats...
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    @skirk Yeah skirk had me thinking. Some say even a 40w CFL is enough to help your seedlings. I think i nailed the true culprit. Believe my plants were actually having heat stress not light related issues. Long story short after testing several heights with my new fans for cooling the stretching...
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    Yeah I’m SOL for tools haha. I’ll probably be well stocked after the outcome of this grow. I’ll grab the meter next time I’m out. I did some background work to make sure not to get those ‘knightbrite’ style Mars knockoffs. Reviews tend to say these guys are fairly accurate too. I’ll watch...
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    Manufacturer claims it’s 120 real draw too (just to add)
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    Hi @VetSmoke85 im not good with the terms, nor do I have the tools to check it’s draw at the point. It’s an aliexpress quantum board that used Samsung lm301b diodes. It uses a meanwell driver so the specs say it draws 120w at maximum
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    Okay thanks Emilya wanted to nail that down. I’ve Read some conflicting stuff that says too much light can cause stretching and so on but these places are often vague on the exact symptoms. I’ll keep watching them for now. Appreciated
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    Stretching seedlings from too much light?

    As subject states, and a follow up from advice on my other thread. Could my seedlings be stretching because of light stress rather than a lack of light? I got a 120w light that I ran at 18ish inches. However I lowered it since I started seeing the stretch at first. Now they’re around 12inches...
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