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First indoor grow, help!

Yancey420

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4x2 tent started with 2 600watt led then realized I was burning then so I took one out, still having a bit of a yellowish color, currently 20 days old

all autos, 2 blue dream, 2 big bud and 2 berry

also on a 24 hr light schedule
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TorturedSoul

Member of the Month: May 2009, Oct 2010, Sept 2017
1. I can't see details in blurple light. Try turning that thing off and taking pictures using some other form of light; a desk lamp, camera flash, flash light, birthday cake candle, et cetera.

2. The average "600watt" blurple LED isn't. Most are far less than advertised - what is the actual power draw? Should have been listed somewhere in the specifications on the product's webpage, although it may have been "minimized" so as to obfuscate it. Also, should be on a tag, sticker, or plate attached to each device, assuming they're UL approved, or approved by a comparable organization.

3. If you managed to win the blurple lottery and your LEDs actually are 600-watters, one will still be too much light for your space... I wouldn't go over 500 watts in it, and that when flowering photoperiodic plants @ 12 hours per day of light. Less if in vegetative growth phase or flowering autoflowering plants at 18 hours per day (or, possibly, 20 hours per day).

4. Why on a 24/0 schedule instead of 18/6 or 20/4?
 

Yancey420

New Member
1. I can't see details in blurple light. Try turning that thing off and taking pictures using some other form of light; a desk lamp, camera flash, flash light, birthday cake candle, et cetera.

2. The average "600watt" blurple LED isn't. Most are far less than advertised - what is the actual power draw? Should have been listed somewhere in the specifications on the product's webpage, although it may have been "minimized" so as to obfuscate it. Also, should be on a tag, sticker, or plate attached to each device, assuming they're UL approved, or approved by a comparable organization.

3. If you managed to win the blurple lottery and your LEDs actually are 600-watters, one will still be too much light for your space... I wouldn't go over 500 watts in it, and that when flowering photoperiodic plants @ 12 hours per day of light. Less if in vegetative growth phase or flowering autoflowering plants at 18 hours per day (or, possibly, 20 hours per day).

4. Why on a 24/0 schedule instead of 18/6 or 20/4?
So to be completely honest, I watched a bunch of YouTube videos gathered the basics of what I needed and think I overdid it, I’m not sure about the lights but I’ll leave a pic of the label, maybe you could break down the wattage and square footage? And the 24/0 simply because I read that the more light the better with autos due to such a short veg stage.
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Yancey420

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cellular division (growth) happens most at night time, plants need there "sleep". theyll just grow faster with 18/6 imo. i suggest switching to 18/6.
Thank you! And it’s not too late into veg? I actually just turned on both veg and bloom, should I go back to veg only?
 

VanIslandConnoisseur

Well-Known Member
35w/ square foot minimum for adequate light, 300 250-300w for 2x4 but depends on reflector design, the mars tsl2000 and sp250 are long and perfect for 2x4
 
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