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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #95819 - 07/28/08 10:32 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

It might help it "finish up maturing, but I'd have to imagine all this means is less yield and less potency. Anything less than 12/12 and you're really only taking away light the plant still needs for photosynthesis.


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Sirius]
    #96090 - 07/29/08 01:43 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Damn, well I'll just keep it in 12/12 then............. :thumbup:


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #96238 - 07/29/08 09:54 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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I know man.... I wasn't expecting anything like this..... it's amazing what a little love and mercury vapor can do for a plant.............




Great job man...I haven't been to your place in a bit, it's lookin amazing.
Can't wait to smoke that shit haha.
Mids can be good with a little care:)


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #96554 - 07/29/08 03:43 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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I know man.... I wasn't expecting anything like this..... it's amazing what a little love and mercury vapor can do for a plant.............




I thought this was a CFL Grow???  Did you end up buying a Mercury Vapor HID? Those have a terrible light spectrum for Cannabis.  Metal Halide is even a much better choice to flower with than MV but HPS is the best.  Fill me in please if you've changed your light source.

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Re: CFL grow [Re: Inverted]
    #96579 - 07/29/08 04:00 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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Siekostoner said:
I know man.... I wasn't expecting anything like this..... it's amazing what a little love and mercury vapor can do for a plant.............




I thought this was a CFL Grow???  Did you end up buying a Mercury Vapor HID? Those have a terrible light spectrum for Cannabis.  Metal Halide is even a much better choice to flower with than MV but HPS is the best.  Fill me in please if you've changed your light source.

~Inverted :devil:




Wait, I said that under the assumption that CFL's were like regular fluorescents in the fact that they "use electricity to excite mercury vapor." :what:


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #97483 - 07/30/08 07:47 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Okay, I have a couple questions.....

1. There are a couple red hairs on my plant, the rest of them a white........ I read that it's ready to be harvested when half the hairs turn red..... the only thing is, it looks like the hairs that already turned red are just dying, and that the hairs that are white are just staying white. I have no clue what I should do.

2. Supposedly you're supposed to dry in a dark cool place, because THC breaks down under light..... does this mean sunlight? Would the light from CFL's hurt it?


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #97549 - 07/30/08 09:03 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Deciding when to harvest by the color of the pistils isn't a good method to do it by. The best, most common way is to look at the trichomes. Usually you would harvest when most of them have turned cloudy and some amber, although it is really a matter of preference as how much you allow to become cloudy or amber will determine to some extent how the high will be.

I'm sure THC degrades while the buds are still forming as well, but the difference is the plant is still growing and probably quickly replaces any that is lost so that it doesn't make a difference. Once the plant is harvested, of course, it isn't capable of producing more, and you're just losing it from light degradation. :wink:


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Sirius]
    #97556 - 07/30/08 09:09 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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Deciding when to harvest by the color of the pistils isn't a good method to do it by. The best, most common way is to look at the trichomes. Usually you would harvest when most of them have turned cloudy and some amber, although it is really a matter of preference as how much you allow to become cloudy or amber will determine to some extent how the high will be.

I'm sure THC degrades while the buds are still forming as well, but the difference is the plant is still growing and probably quickly replaces any that is lost so that it doesn't make a difference. Once the plant is harvested, of course, it isn't capable of producing more, and you're just losing it from light degradation. :wink:




Ahh, thank you..... I see.....

I don't have a very good means of looking closely at the plant, but from this little magnifying glass, I can see that all of the trichomes look cloudy, none are amber........ is the difference between clear and cloudy easily spotted?


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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #97609 - 07/30/08 10:16 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)



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Re: CFL grow [Re: Sirius]
    #99287 - 07/31/08 06:28 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Hmm.... the buds are starting to develop more trichomes, but what's bothering me is that one of the buds, the shortest (farthest from the light), looks like it has more trichomes on the small surrounding leaves than any of the other buds...... why?


This bud seems to be way more sparkly.....







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Re: CFL grow [Re: Siekostoner]
    #99598 - 07/31/08 10:01 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

That looks awesome.

About how tall is your plant?


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Re: CFL grow [Re: CaptTrip]
    #99894 - 08/01/08 09:24 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

You have inspired me to start my grow cabinet. CFL cheapness for the win. And you are correct in assuming that CFL's have mercury vapor in them. So don't break them cause not only will you then have mercury vapor in your room to get it professionally cleaned and shit costs like 2 grand. >.<


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