Made a couple changes

craterlake

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Hi folks!!
Well, I made a couple changes in my little garden. I took THGs' advice and got another light. I now have two 400W HPS over my seven ladies. I also placed the lights closer to the plants than I had them. You read so many different ideas on that one... One place tells you to put them two feet above the plants when in flowering, but I am getting the idea from you all that that's pretty much b..s?!? I now have them about 8-10 inches and I'll keep a close eye on them so they don't burn. Sooo.....I am hoping for some improvement! My plants are in full flower and are looking pretty good to me:D , but this is my first serious grow as I stated before, so they are the best I've ever done!!!
 

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Hold you hand over your plants...if the light is too hot on the back of your hand, it's too hot for the plant. 8-10 inches sounds pretty good. I'm about that far away with my 600. You might be able to get a little closer. Is it a cool tube or air cooled hood?
 

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TheKlonedRanger said:
Hold you hand over your plants...if the light is too hot on the back of your hand, it's too hot for the plant. 8-10 inches sounds pretty good. I'm about that far away with my 600. You might be able to get a little closer. Is it a cool tube or air cooled hood?
Not hot at all on my hand. If I lower them anymore though, they won't be above the tallest plants.:confused2: The only thing cooling the hood is the fan I have in the closet. It oscillates and hits the light hoods as well as the plants. I may be able to lower the one because I have one over the shorter plants, but the other light is already pretty close to the taller ones. Not much wiggle room there!

Tanks!
 

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craterlake said:
Not hot at all on my hand. If I lower them anymore though, they won't be above the tallest plants.:confused2: The only thing cooling the hood is the fan I have in the closet. It oscillates and hits the light hoods as well as the plants. I may be able to lower the one because I have one over the shorter plants, but the other light is already pretty close to the taller ones. Not much wiggle room there!

Tanks!
Sounds like you're good to go!
 
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:aok: Your plants are going to love the extra light.

Next, you should be thinking of some real ventilation. You need to actually be exchanging the air in your space--out with the old and in with the new. An oscillating fan will simply move CO2 depleted air around. Your girls need a continual supply of FRESH air all the time the lights are on.
 

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The Hemp Goddess said:
:aok: Your plants are going to love the extra light.

Next, you should be thinking of some real ventilation. You need to actually be exchanging the air in your space--out with the old and in with the new. An oscillating fan will simply move CO2 depleted air around. Your girls need a continual supply of FRESH air all the time the lights are on.
I also have a high capacity ceiling exhaust fan in the closet that runs constantly. It exhausts into my attic which in turn has a solar exhaust fan and roof vents. It's pretty comfortable in there!:) I attribute the fact that not much odor has gotten into my house to that ceiling fan. It really 'sucks' good! LOL!! I was afraid that adding the new light now would be a little too late, but I'm going with what you said...they are going to love the extra light! Tanks for the feedback!!
 

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TheKlonedRanger said:
Sounds like you're good to go!
I hope so! This is my first serious grow and I am proud of my ladies so far!!
 

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craterlake said:
I hope so! This is my first serious grow and I am proud of my ladies so far!!
Same here. First grow and I'm getting close to harvest. Good luck!
 

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I'm happy for you. The plants will be happy too. Smart move.
 
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More light....you're getting serious here!!! :D NICE, keep it up and you'll soon be proudly harvesting that first crop!! Good work!
 

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