I considered that before I did it,so I checked the light temp before doing it-it only ran about 10 degrees (f) above the box temp-since I added the "wings",it runs around 12 degrees above the box temp,so It did warm it up a little-both exhaust fans are above the light,so they pull enough cool air up there to keep the light cool enough.I would sacrifice the efficiancy of the light being cooled down
They look absolutely awesome mate. Great work.Here it is Monday again,so it must be time for an update!
Had a busy week last week -all kinds of "life" stuff has been taking up my time,but I think I've finally got most of it squared away,so I can get back to the stuff I enjoy doing,instead of the crap I "have to" do....
So here's the girls this morning,the Peyote Critical on the left is 18" tall now,the NL is 16.5"-
day 27 of 12/12:
They both got their legs shaved 4 or 5 days ago-it was just getting too congested "down there"-
there was no way any air could flow through-I got a whole wastebasket of leaves off them then,and another pile of some small stuff this morning -So this is what the PC looks like now-
You can actually see the quadline structure again on both of them
Here's one of her buds-a little frostier than the Northern Lights,but it's still early...
And here's the NL-a little shorter than the PC,and a little more husky- her buds are a bit denser too
Here's one of her buds-you almost have to see her in person to know what I mean by
denser buds-more pistils,and they're "thicker" than the PC's-but not as many trichomes yet:
Here they are tucked back in to their happy little home-I switched sides -I do that every so often
to make sure they both get even light coverage-probably doesn't help anything,but I do it anyway.
NL left,PC right:
Next week,I'll turn the led off for this type of pic-the taller they get the more glare they get from it.
And an update wouldn't be complete without a pic of the guy outside...my plan for him isn't going exactly as I hoped-he's still not flowering enough to harvest any pollen,and he's as tall as I am again...pretty soon he's going to look like he used to,except twice as wide....
All his rather severe defoliation did was make him more determined....he's got plenty of small branches now,so I think I'm going to try and get a little clone going so I can put it under 12/12 in with the girls...sounds risky? not really, because I can almost guarantee you it's not going to work-but I'll try it anyway...
I want to send out a special Thank You to @Heavenly Hybrid for not letting me do a half-assed job on my defoliation-I thought I might get away with it,but she caught me being lazy...
So that's all there is for today,Thank You for looking-I appreciate the support!
I'll see you back here in a week or so