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a question about a light i have
    #658071 - 02/08/13 07:07 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

So while digging through storage today I Came across a old 4ft shop light, it has t8 bulbs in it. Will it work for VEGING plants? I had bought it for my mushroom tent a while ago.


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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: lostinbq]
    #658074 - 02/08/13 07:38 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

4 ft by what?  You're not going to get enough coverage unless it's a 4 or 5 bulb setup at least.  T5's are ideal for fluorescents, but you'll never reach the plant's potential for growth.
I ONLY use fluorescents for seedlings, and I haven't even done that for a while.


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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: 81renaissance]
    #658079 - 02/08/13 08:46 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

Oo, its only a 2 bulb 4ft light.  In the 65k spectrum. The applacation I was going to use it for was to start seeds for a garden and possably to get clones going.  Was just wondering if a t8 bulb would work for any aplacations in cultivation. Might as well use what I have around if I got it right.


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Everyone are you ready for doom,
Because I've blackened the sun,
And I've bloodied the moon.
I bring gloom when I step in the room,
With the fumes of a tomb.
flowers bloom when Im taken away
:rofldrunk:


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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: lostinbq]
    #658083 - 02/08/13 09:23 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

It will work just fine. I keep my mothers under the exact same thing, except I use plant specific bulbs in it.  Which are inexpensive at Fred Meyers and the like.


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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: 81renaissance]
    #658102 - 02/08/13 10:48 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

What kind of bulbs shoulsd I look into hawk? Tax season is here and I wil have some cash to play with.


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Because I've blackened the sun,
And I've bloodied the moon.
I bring gloom when I step in the room,
With the fumes of a tomb.
flowers bloom when Im taken away
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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: lostinbq]
    #658104 - 02/08/13 10:55 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

If all you are using that for is seedlings and clones then I would just go down to Fred Meyers and get the plant and aquarium bulb they have for that type of fixture.  I clone under it and keep my mothers under it as well.  No need to spend a ton of money on lighting for cloning and the like.


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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #658106 - 02/08/13 11:05 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

I'll have to search to see if that place is around me or not. Or check their site to see if thay ship.


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Because I've blackened the sun,
And I've bloodied the moon.
I bring gloom when I step in the room,
With the fumes of a tomb.
flowers bloom when Im taken away
:rofldrunk:


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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: lostinbq]
    #658109 - 02/08/13 11:11 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

They'd have em at walmart etc.  Any store like that


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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #658110 - 02/08/13 11:16 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)



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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #658111 - 02/08/13 11:34 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

Word, I actually got the fixture from wallyworld. But I thought a mother needed A light in the 65k spectrum? Thatink is showing a 34k light tho.


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Everyone are you ready for doom,
Because I've blackened the sun,
And I've bloodied the moon.
I bring gloom when I step in the room,
With the fumes of a tomb.
flowers bloom when Im taken away
:rofldrunk:


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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: lostinbq]
    #658112 - 02/08/13 11:38 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

They can use all sorts of different spectrums.


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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #658113 - 02/08/13 11:57 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

Word ill check wallsmart next time I'm their b4 I spend extra on s&h.


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Everyone are you ready for doom,
Because I've blackened the sun,
And I've bloodied the moon.
I bring gloom when I step in the room,
With the fumes of a tomb.
flowers bloom when Im taken away
:rofldrunk:


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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: lostinbq]
    #658114 - 02/09/13 12:38 AM (3 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

lostinbq said:
Will it work for VEGING plants?




Hawk, I get that you can use the fluorescents for cloning and mothers, but are you also recommending that he use a 6"x48" fixture to veg his plants? I don't see it going so well.


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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: lostinbq]
    #658121 - 02/09/13 02:07 AM (3 years, 9 months ago)

No, I recommended it for mothers and cloning.

Quote:

lostinbq said:
Oo, its only a 2 bulb 4ft light.  In the 65k spectrum. The applacation I was going to use it for was to start seeds for a garden and possably to get clones going.  Was just wondering if a t8 bulb would work for any aplacations in cultivation. Might as well use what I have around if I got it right.




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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #658149 - 02/09/13 12:26 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

Just making sure the message is coming across loud and clear.


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BlueBerry_Swisher said:I want French fries. No, I want a penis French. Thank you. I'm so excited. I can not contain myself. Now I eat chocolate. It is so good. I'm trying to rub it all over myself. And then lick. Now I need a hot shower. The end.


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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: 81renaissance]
    #658202 - 02/09/13 04:25 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

Message received loud and clear rubber duckey.....


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Everyone are you ready for doom,
Because I've blackened the sun,
And I've bloodied the moon.
I bring gloom when I step in the room,
With the fumes of a tomb.
flowers bloom when Im taken away
:rofldrunk:


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Re: a question about a light i have [Re: lostinbq]
    #658612 - 02/11/13 03:08 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

Great thread.

I have a bank of four T-8 with some seedlings turning into mothers.

They look this OP:


Your T-5 should do better...esp. if you use hang-ups that allow you
to control the height of your lights. (I intend to add these)

....but the structure is not too bad:

(if I could lose a few inches of that long bottom of the stem ;0)

I will be veg'ing these plants under just the T-8s, but only to take
clones from them.  This might not be optimal, but I am in a one-tent
situation.

Good luck OP!

JD


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