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18/6 vs 24hrs lights?

Tool46

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OK OK I know this is a conflict of interest. But ive always ran my lights 24 hrs. Although it just makes more sence to me that the plants would be much happier if they had a break from the lights everyday. Can anyone tell me if it would hurt my babies if i changed my lights over to 18/6. I truly think they would be much happier? Please people im starting to freak out a little. Please reply.
 

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I've allways used 18/6.
It wont hurt anything.
 

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There are good arguements on both sides of the issue. "I" believe that the plants are capable of and will utilize as many hours of light as they recieve.
I hear ppple say that they experience faster growth under 18/6. I believe this is due to stretching for the light during the dark period and NOT actually beneficial growth. In my experience, I get better results under 24/0. The same amount of nodes, but closer together. No stretch.
 

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Hick,
Thanks for the detailed reply. And that does make sence that they would strech for the lights during off time. Well what if i had the lights running 22hours on 2 hours of, to reduce strectch but to also give them a break? What do you guys think of this idea?
 

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