First led grow cooolbeans genetics

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BehindEnemyLines

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Yes, but I am learning the power of this led compared to a hps. Started bleaching leafs so I turn it down. Just to turn it back up a week later. I feel like I'm going into flower with my light not turned up high enough. (400 ppfd) about 24 inches from the canopy
How often should I increase my light? I'm only on setting 3 of 10
How are you measuring ppfd?

I use an Apogee MQ-610 Par Meter. I would highly recommend a par meter if you don’t have one. The Apogee MQ-500 & 600 series meters are the best on the market.

I veg my plants pretty much exclusively at 400 ppfd 15/hrs a day with mostly indica dominant strains (other strains may prefer as high as 600 ppfd) When I move them to flower, they start anywhere from 400-600 ppfd and are maxed out at 800-900 ppfd within 2 weeks for me (usually within 10 days). My target for the canopy is even 800 ppfd coverage.

Also, the primary benefit of a bar light is being able to run it close to the canopy. Fluence has a recommended hanging height of 6-12 inches. That’s the same height I run my bar lights. That will allow you to run a reduced (lower percentage) light output and produce the same ppfd. You will get significantly better efficacy out of your light which will: 1. reduce your electricity usage 2. Increase your lights overall lifespan 3. Decrease heat.

Just to give you an idea, I’m running 2 light bars totaling 600w over my plants. They’re hanging approx 6-12 inches over the canopy, dimmed to 45% I’m getting even 800-900 ppfd.
 
Fisherman420

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I don't have a dedicated meter just a phone. I know it not as accurate. I'll be getting a par meter soon
 
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OleBruh

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Really good looking seedlings. Godspeed my dude. To you and your ladies.
 
Fisherman420

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I want to enduce co2 soon. I would like to keep my temps in check. Been running 88f sealed with a co2 bag. I'm waiting for my controller to show up next week. They could look worse.
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Fisherman420

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Got my controller. Now I can see where it's at. Been anywhere from 550 to 700. I have a co2 bag. Too broke for a tank. Get that later. Here is a pic from today.
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Fisherman420

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Thank you. Had a few issues with ph a week ago. I hope it's fixed. It doesn't look as good as it could. Oh well. I think I'm going to run some clearwater genetics rainbow belts x pablos revenge. Hopefully that grow is dialed in better.
 
Fisherman420

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Had to pull my net. Seen some male flowers on the lower bud sites. Cut them off and removed some more fan leaves. I did stress them several times before getting things right. Hopefully there isn't any more.
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Fisherman420

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I have 6 strains of there's. After this run I want to do clearwaters rainbow belts x pablos revenge. I have a few different packs of seeds from different breeders if I'm not a fan of these.
 

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