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  1. I’m noticing substantial amount of increased resin production on the sugar leaves nearest to the UV light . It is possible that they are naturally heavier producers though since they are all the same strain but from seed. But it is split at about half and half . The 4 nearest to the light are producing heavier than the 5 furthest away. However, the largest increase was noticed in the first few days of implementing the UVB bulb. The effects seem to be tapering off now as more days pass . Can’t wait to try it again with a monocrop of Zkittalicious by Exoticseed 2 cycles from now.
  2. ooh ok. Those are some numbers I like more 🙂 I’ll have a look at the Luminous and Marktech. I’ll also check out what the Dr. has to say , thanks for informing me . Hmm I am only trying 3 hours a day basically. So 200-400 days roughly . So 3-6 flowering cycles . That’s not too bad imo if the light is 100ish or so. Hmm I have lots of research to do , thanks again !
  3. So the Rapid LED UV lights I see just go down to 365nm, therefore it is just UVA present . This is great for vegetative growth from what I have been reading up on. UVB is 280-320nm and is the band that causes the increase in resin production . The SolaCure bulbs are actually 320nm, so just barely UVB. They are about the same price point so I would rather go with the SolaCure, however , a combination of this and that could possibly work nicely and synergistically. The 26watt exo terra came in today and I’ve begun flashing them with that for now. Either one of those would be much better than this I’m almost certain, but maybe just some UV present at all will provide a boost. Hard to find conclusive evidence anywhere on anything to do with this stuff lol. Oh well . Guess we have to learn ourselves .
  4. Thanks a lot! I’ll be researching some newer and better quality UV lights for the near future, definitely gonna look into these . The 26watt exo terra came in today and I’ve begun flashing them with that for now. Thanks for the link !
  5. I seen for general agriculture it is proven that UV can increase production of certain hormones up to 35% in some plants, has not been proven with Marijuana though. Unfortunately I will have nothing to compare it too, seeing as this is a new strain compared to my last grow 😞 But if I am consistently getting ridiculously resinous buds then I will likely attribute it to this UV light , considering I’m still a noob to growing and I don’t expect consistent fire . I am now interested in planning out A side by side grow with a pure Sativa, seeing as those generally are more exposed to UVA/B in nature. SB is doing a side by side monocrop comparison with UV right now, he just plugged the clones ! So that will be a very good indicator !
  6. Actually, that 1 Solcacure bulb With fixture was much more expensive, and since this is my first time experimenting I didn’t want to invest much more considering I just bought an entire new veg tent setup. The fixture and bulb that I ended up getting was a total of 27 only. It is 26watt bulb, they do not state the band of light which it is , I was doubting that it’s 280nm-315nm, but I actually found someone on YT who is swearing by this light bulb( Exo Terra 150), so we’ll see. Also on the reviews someone said it was also releasing UVC when they tested it. Supposedly a bunch were recalled but they got inventory mixed up and they are still sending them sometimes lol. Problematic if your using it with a reptile, but a benefit if using for cannabis. UVC will protect from disease and pests if I remember what I learned correctly. I remembered to get proper protective gear as well! I’ll be hanging it about 12 inches from my canopy and start by using it at 5 minute intervals every 4 hours . Then the next day I will increase exposure to 10minutes every 4 hours, then 15 minutes every 4 hours and so on til I reach 1 hour of exposure every 4 hours, at which point I will hold that level of exposure until harvest. Tips, observations , criticism all welcome. Thank you.
  7. Actually canceled that and found a company named SolaCure that produces UV lighting especially for Cannabis, grabbed a 2ft bulb and a fixture.
  8. I’m looking to supplement my 3x3 flower tent with UVA/ UVB . I’m thinking 20-30watts should be enough. I found this REPTI ZOO Energy Saving Lamps UVB Bulb,Spiral Compact 15 Watts 26 Watts UVB 5.0 Reptile Light Bulb Fit for Rainforest Type Reptile/Snake/Lizard/Insect/Turtle/Tortoise) . On amzn I ordered this 26 watt, but this is meant for reptiles. They have some for birds, which would probably penetrate better , but I couldn’t find one that I was looking for, they are all above 100watt. I guess I can just hang it low .Anyone know or have a clue as to whether this bulb will Work on plants ? Or do you have one you could recommend ? I didn’t think it would be such a pain in the ass to find one for plants. I know not much research has been done on the effects of UV light on marijuana plants, and I’m too impatient to wait for SB’s study lol. Thank you !
  9. Shirt came in! Surprised at the softness and quality of the shirt for only $35, perfect print and perfect fit too. This is a large,  i’m 6 foot 180lb for reference. 



  10. Feeding about 1400-1700ppm, so not much I believe . But every 2-3 days . Im not alternating water,feed,water this time around... I didn’t realize Roots Organics was so super charged tbh , I been feeding since about week 3 (oops....)I actually chose to flush them , took over 15 gallons ph water in each 3gallon to get the runoff down from 800 to 300. I figured that would be sufficient enough , am I wrong ?I’m going to continue feeding every watering but starting at half strength in a few days when they dry out . Ill slowly increase nutes from 50% to 100% until til 10 days before harvest, at which point I’ll water just ph’d water . I won’t be increasing N, it will stay at 50% til 15 days before harvest . I am also going to start using Beastie Bloomz next feeding, also at 50% , then 100% for 2 weeks.Thanks for the feedback , unfortunately I didn’t see this til after I did the flush. I was hesitant at first but , I did it early, an hour after lights on, then opened The tent and put all the fans on max and brought another one blowing through the door opening. It dried quicker, down to 48rh from 70Rh after the flush . I put some dry topsoil , my thought behind this is thst it will prevent mold forming on top? also put a few giant yellow sticky traps on a stick into the soil.The very tall ones I super cropped Down to canopy level, as you can see in the pictures, they are bouncing back and going up pretty quick still ! Thickening up significantly as well. The leaves are praying upwards now . What damage was done was done and the new leaf growth is looking much better. Also lowered the light to 70% down from 80%. Some defoliation as well. Probably finished defoliation for rest of grow. Well see what happens tomorrow ! Temps are lower near 72-76 now, Rh 45-50.
  11. I see what your saying with more holes = more options for placement of colas. Thanks again for the input!
  12. Thank you so much, will be flushing ASAP and decreasing N by 50% every week from here on out. I think I’m going to water less, but more often in order to keep a consistent RH. I will be studying the chart! Good shit, thanks for that 🙏
  13. Thanks for the reply ! The tent is actually 32x32 so not quite 3x3, I’m going to settle for a Mars Hydro 1000, 150watt. I have some smaller 20watt panels I’ll hang on the side . Was gonna go with a Another SF2000 (200watt) but that’s about $300 vs the $130 for the MarsHydro. I’ll save the SF2000s for my flower tent since I already got 2. Thanks again 🙏 Good to see someone else finally posting something on these forums . So many professionals on this forum that no one has any questions or anything to say ever ! Lol
  14. Can’t wait for the progress updates and pics, bringing a lot to the table. Welcome!

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