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TurnNBurn started grow question 3 years ago
I started this grow with 2x2x4 with a 350 watt LED and moved everything in to a new 3x3x6 with a 600 watt LED. Shortly after transition to flower I added my old LED thinking this would provide additional canopy penetration. Is this worth it or is it over kill?
Blue Dream 'matic 2019
12 weeks
Blue Dream 'matic 2019 TurnNBurn
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24 comments · 3 years ago
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Week 7
Techniques. Defoliation
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
I think more light is almost always desirable. Unless...you're already pushing your plants ppfd already. But if you're seeing shadows, and no signs of any light stress, i say amp it up...you can always remove later if you think the additional light is a pain, either energy consumption, heat, etc. Good luck with the finish.:v:
The_Projexx answered grow question 3 years ago
This will depend on a couple things , firstly I can see that your day time temps are pretty high so adding another light in your room may not be a good idea it may raise the temps higher and at 29C that's already pushing the limits . However if you can get the temps to be lower I wouldn't see a problem with adding another light . Being that they are in flower you want as much light as you can get more light = bigger flowers = more yield . The only thing that would worry me here is that if you add that other light you will go above 30C in that tent and then your plants will essentially shut down during the day because its too hot. Your ideal temp ranges for flower should be 26c during the day and 18c at night , if you cant reach those temps the closer the better . If you think that your other LED panel won't add a lot of heat try it out , but watch your temps you dont wanna cause heat stresses at this point . If it works out were the temps stay the same for you but you get more light keep it in the room if you see that the temps are too high and hard to control take it out or get a stronger exhaust fan for your room . I hope this information helps you understand that you can use more light always but you have to pay attention to the risks that come with it ( high temps , heat stresses , C02 problems ) -Happy Growing!
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey TNB, yeah it's totally worth it , it will increase the PAR and the LUX and the plant will reward you for it with a bigger yield and a quicker flowering time. Hope this helps ! :rocket: