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Avgjoes LED vs T5 Veg Grow

Avgjoe

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Welcome everyone as I try an experiment that I have not done before and compare different light spectrums and how they grow for my setup.I usually veg with 700+ watts of 4' T5s(6500k) 54 watts per bulb in a 5' x 4' area.
The LED is a 420 mag sponsor(Big thanks to 420 Magazine for this forum) running at 540 watts in a 4'x4' Sun hut.
First I will post pics of the plants in the LED tent on their first week of veg (18hrs on)
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I started 8 clones total 4 for the T5s and 4 for the LEDs from the pic above at the top right going clockwise we have Cinderella 88-99,Panama Princess,NL5,and Apricot Cush.All 8 were planted at the same time so I could compare growth rates.I tied a white string on the plants in T5 growth so I can keep track of them all.
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Heres the NL5s after 10 days(T5 has the string)
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Cinderellas here
I have more photos to load as I am nearing week 4 of my veg exp here,let me know what you think,thanks avgjoe
 

Avgjoe

New Member
My hope in this experiment is to reduce electric costs while increasing plant size and this is what I've noticed in less then 3 weeks,the plant stems under the LED are double in size compared to the T5s,root ball is almost doubled as well.This has surprised me:bravo:
The LED is a G8 900 running 540 watts and its beating out my 700 watt T5 setup,so I gotta give kudos to Dorm Grow,your making me a believer
 

MassMedMan

Member of the Month: July 2015
Short and thick, how I like my women -- just kidding about the women. I'm in, thanks for sharing your info :)
 

Avgjoe

New Member
Hey everyone back with pics and updates these are from last week so I'm a week behind
All pics were taking near my t5 veg room and not in the Led tent
T5 grown plants are on the left side for comparison.
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First up Panama Princess
 

Avgjoe

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Now NL5 (t5 on left side)
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same plants diff pic
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Cinderella 88-99
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Im seeing a big difference between my 2 veg gardens.The G8 900 LED is giving me way more branching on all 4 plants so far and the fact that their growing a lot faster under the G8 has me amazed,hats off to G8:high-five:
 
Now NL5 (t5 on left side)
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same plants diff pic
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Cinderella 88-99
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Im seeing a big difference between my 2 veg gardens.The G8 900 LED is giving me way more branching on all 4 plants so far and the fact that their growing a lot faster under the G8 has me amazed,hats off to G8:high-five:

If there are any questions regarding how to use the G8LED lights please feel free to contact us. We will do our best to respond to you within 1 day.
 

Avgjoe

New Member
Now on to veg pic updates 6 weeks in
Here's Panama Princess clones with T5 on left side
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Here's NL5 T5s on left side
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Apricot Cush T5s on left side
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And finally Cinderella 88-99 T5s on left side
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6 weeks in and we're almost ready to move the G8LEDs in bloom in a cpl of weeks,that
will be a sep journal.This is a blowout as far as competing against my old tried and true T5 setup.
 

David Bowman

New Member
Hope all is well in your world.

Is this grow still alive?

We would love to be updated with some pictures and info.

How about posting a 420 Strain Review?

If you need any help with posting photos, please read our Photo Gallery Tutorial.

I am moving this to Abandoned Journals until we get updates.

Sending you lots of love and positive energy.

:Namaste:
 
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