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Can i clone under a 400 watt hps?

JollyGreen

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My fluros are not working at the moment, don't know why but i just took clones and all i have is a 400 watt hps and my buddy said that i wass too strong and would kill the clones in one day. Is this true should i go get new fluros or will the 400 be fine?
 

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IM your better off to get new fluros,, the HPS put off the wrong spectrum of light to promote rooting.
 

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ive cloned under hps before, and it seemed to take forever to get cuttings to roots. recently i replaced my 65watt CFL bulb with a 12(?) watt CFL bulb and my cuttings seem to root quicker.

i believe i heard somewhere that too much light can slow rooting?
 

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keep it as far from the clones as possible. Got any cfls and a desk lamp?
 

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Less light is mo better.....but you can do it under an HPS if need be. I wld keep the light plenty far away though...I believe intense light is counter productive to throwing roots. I like rusty find a smaller cfl does better then the larger ones. Jmo
 

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Thanks to all for the advice, It sounds like the hps isn't the right tool for this job so i just went out and picked up two new fluros I clone a lot so i figured this was best. What do you guys think about the t5's?
 

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IMO they are the best fluros on the market right now
 
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I'm with Ozzy--I love my T5s. They put out about the same amount of lumens per watt as a MH with far less heat. I believe the fact that you can keep them within inches of the canopy and that the light is spread more evenly makes them more efficient than MH.
 

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HO T5's are the bomb....period. They might allow me to run a mom tent throughout the entire hot summer. Best veg lights I have ever used.
 

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The Hemp Goddess said:
I'm with Ozzy--I love my T5s. They put out about the same amount of lumens per watt as a MH with far less heat. I believe the fact that you can keep them within inches of the canopy and that the light is spread more evenly makes them more efficient than MH.
:yeahthat: couldn't have said it better myself ;)
 

Rusty Gribble

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i love my t5 setup. it is the bees knees. i wouldnt put my clones under it though.
 

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