HPS...Yeah I paid the light bill, =)

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Springerguy

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Ok might be a problem might not be, but with some of the numbers online I have seen it bothers me, the last harvest, had some nits and a little PM so I read how to wash, and wash I did, let it dry and the buds all of a sudden seemed a bit airy, well I continued to harvest and placed in jars, looking at some reasons I went through the whole gambit, they were done ( I mean trich done! and all the signs a week and a half early) I chalked it up to the possibility they were clones and started faster and finished quicker, I checked the distance on the new plants I just put in, I keep a continual grow, I keep them 16 inchs away from the bulbs, I have 2 600 watt HPS, I used a lux meter and at canopy level it registered right at 38000- I thought that to be a little low, so I changed the bulb out on one of them and it never increased,the room isnt really large and I have had some that the buds were really tight, cured well and had great bag appeal, but looking around some say the HPS should be at 60-75000 Lux, hell I just dont want to go through this again, I use a combo of nutes FF- Big Bud, Grow Big,Tiger Bloom and Open seseme, Beastie Bloomz,and Cha Ching, Cal-Mag,Molasses, and usually Happy Frog. I know some strains are notorious for airy bud, but I dont think this is one- Ive grown it before and tight as a drum. Im wondering if the washing might have "fluffed" them up a tad, with 2 600 watt HPS shouldnt be a problem room is 5 foot by 7 foot, and a bit of that is just used for access, I cannot understand the low Lux readings? Or are they good? At a loss...
 
Grapefruitroop

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Are you sayn that you already grew the same strain IN THE SAME SETUP?
im guessin you already ruled out the heat as possible cause of it ?
 
TheBioMaster

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What type of bulbs and ballast you using?

What numbers are you reading and from where?

The ONLY guide you should be looking at is specifications from the manufacturer of the bulb and ballast. Those numbers are the ones you should look at as opposed to the numbers "online".

Keep in mind less than 1% of what you read "online" is accurate or true.
 
Springerguy

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What type of bulbs and ballast you using?

What numbers are you reading and from where?

The ONLY guide you should be looking at is specifications from the manufacturer of the bulb and ballast. Those numbers are the ones you should look at as opposed to the numbers "online".

Keep in mind less than 1% of what you read "online" is accurate or true.
One ballast is an Ipower the other and Apollo, both 600 watt, I power bulbs I believe-switched out the one, didnt change a thing, the clones were Tyrain Kush, Skunk,and an AO. the AO always is tight, Think Im silly, but I do believe the washing airs them out a bit...It might just be my misinformation but a 600watt HPS should produce more than 38k at the canopy...I would think-the reading Im getting is pretty much the highest from the hotspot- you know HPS bulb isnt consistant there are some variations- or it seems,at a distance of 16 inches from the bulb..
 
Springerguy

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dont always believe what you read online,what strain are you talking of?
I ran Tyrain Kush,Skunk, Agent Orange- all are good hiters, tight-pretty and sizeable, look good in a bag..the Kush was clones as were the AO, the Skunk- well it was seed.Had 6 nice size, so I did get a spot or two of PM, I washed it..Im thinking it fluffed it up,heck I dunno, but when I took the light readings- would love it if a guy with a 600w could tell me values at the distance- it might just be some of the youngins around who always think you need the Death Star to flower..yeah you need power but never had a problem with 2-600 watt HPS in a 4x6 area, cants see it
 
TheBioMaster

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Probably did have something to do with the washing...... Nothing else really seems off.

I would just reset the room, make double sure you clean and disinfect really well.....and rock on with the next set of clones or whatever you're planning to run.

Those 2 600's should pull 4 bangers pretty easy I would think.

Need to get rid of the PM for sure or it will constantly be a thorn poking at ya!!
 
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