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Offlinewhitelightsmoke
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Is this normal stretch?
    #673012 - 05/29/13 10:38 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

This is my pineapple kush, about 2 1/2 weeks old. Its under a 60w LED and a 75w growing light (type unknown)Its fully healthy, but is stretching like crazy! The 75w give off a ton of heat, But not scorching. It gets a good amount of light to. Any ideas?




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Re: Is this normal stretch? [Re: whitelightsmoke]
    #673014 - 05/29/13 10:46 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

IME stretching means it needs more light or the light you have is to far away.


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Re: Is this normal stretch? [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #673015 - 05/29/13 11:32 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah looks like its trying a bit hard to get light. What cycle are you running?


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Re: Is this normal stretch? [Re: GreenHorns]
    #673019 - 05/30/13 12:27 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

about a 15/9. put it on when i wake up at 7 then it goes of at 10


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Re: Is this normal stretch? [Re: whitelightsmoke]
    #673020 - 05/30/13 12:28 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Its directly under a light hough which is strange. it gets A TON of light


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Re: Is this normal stretch? [Re: whitelightsmoke]
    #673028 - 05/30/13 01:22 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

If you have those cheap LED grow lights I have herd some bad things about them.


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Re: Is this normal stretch? [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #673032 - 05/30/13 02:23 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

You have a 130watts there total and that's not a lot of light. Esp if the led's are cheap and the grow light is one of those junk spotlight ones.


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Re: Is this normal stretch? [Re: Magash]
    #673057 - 05/30/13 10:59 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

yah as magash said that's not a lot of light, right now in my veg tent I I started some plants and I have my ballast on 250 wats instead of 400wats due to heat and there stretching a little. So you deffently need more light. If you can go pick up a 400wat mh, or a dimmable 600 or 1000 ballast so you can have the lesser light for veg and then put out the extra light u need when u go to into flower, if you can try to get a ballast that does both mh and hps. mh for veg and hps for flower.


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Re: Is this normal stretch? [Re: Mrshroom]
    #673128 - 05/30/13 07:48 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

You gotta get yourself a basic light meter; something that can measure up to 2,000 lumens (if I remember) should be more than sufficient.  They are like, 10 bucks - tops. I also recommend a laser thermometer to manage excess heat.  Again, super affordable.  My friend's an electrician and hooked me up with his broken one (difficult to fix, but a fun challenge) ... and it totally rocks. :smile:

I'm sure you're well aware, but just in case: your lights totally suck for growing.  You can't grab a couple desk lamps and hope to create energy levels even remotely close to that of the sun as it is outdoors. 

Factor in the more than 90 million miles the sun is from here, the effect of atmosphere and cosmic barriers on earth, and plug that all into the inverse square law of light.... and the sun light is still many factor more intense than your lamps....

Upgrade your grow op or stick 'em in mother earth...'cuz cannabis loves the shit outta the sunlight.  Remember - photosynthesis requires sufficient levels of both H2O and light to bio-synthesize basic carbohydrates and all the organic chemistry that follows.

P.S.  I'm sorry if I sound like a dick or a smart-ass.... I'm honestly just really, really high.


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