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backatit92

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What is the best lighting combination to keep a plant in vegetative state with a 400w mh bulb?...is it ok to use a 400w mh bulb on 12/12 cycle to clone?
 

backatit92

New Member
Ok thank you...but if I don't have a t-5 light is a mh bulb ok?...and what would you recommend for a plant trying to be kept in a veggie state under a 400w mh
 

labexperiment

Well-Known Member
I believe a 400 MH is too much for clones. CFL would be my second choice.

Topping, and tying down would be my recommendations for keeping a mother in veg, I would also use T-5, T-8 or T-12 with daylight bulbs for a mother, even if I had to buy them from a second hand store. T-12s are pretty cheap now a days though.
 

Rodrigo

Active Member
It is OK to use any kind of light for veg, but people (myself included) use fluorescent and CFLs for veg because the energy consumption of a 400w MH or HPS is not proportional to the result you get, this means that by using CFLs and T5s you get pretty much the same result but at a fraction of the cost, making it a much more efficient setup for small grows. You will spend way much more money on power than you would by investing in CFLs and T5s.

For clones 2 CFLs are more than enough. You are not going to get better results by using other lightning setup. And I'm pretty sure that you will harm the clones with a MH because of the heat.
Also, keep clones under 18/6 just like the mothers, 12/12 and below is only used for flowering.

Hope this helps.
Good luck and happy growing! :Namaste:
 
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