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    Re: starting your plants under '' lights'' > share your experience,

    the bulbs are both red and blue. 60 red and 20 blue leds to each bulb. I was thinking of cfls, but a 42 watt bulb was a little pricey when you buy 6 of them. The power consumption was als0 a factor. The way my trays will be setup is 48x24 inches. I am hoping 3 bulbs will cover each tray. I have to trays on my starting table.

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    Re: starting your plants under '' lights'' > share your experience,

    They will work fine,the best thing about them is u can have them touching ur plants without burning them,also the power cost thing
    But no heat also inturn reduces power cost in extraction fans etc,for seedlings it pays to hav some warmth tho.but u probably know that aye

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    Re: starting your plants under '' lights'' > share your experience,

    I will have heat mats under the trays. thanks

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    Re: starting your plants under '' lights'' > share your experience,

    Ive heare 3 to 1 ratio red to blue is pretty good for the general cycle of a plant,but thats more concentrating on the flower side of things
    ,,but I think the will still be fine .ideally wen they're little tho they would be better under a 3 to 1 blue to red( 60 blue 20 red)
    They tend to need more uv young then more infer red as they get older or flower
    But the bit of red would stop them growing to leggy as others b4 have mentioned,which u tend to have to b carefull of under tube
    Lights,or most veg lights

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    Re: starting your plants under '' lights'' > share your experience,

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakota View Post
    I will have heat mats under the trays. thanks
    Thats about all water beds are good for these days

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    Re: starting your plants under '' lights'' > share your experience,

    I will only be using it for the 6 weeks and I will try to keep the lights as close to the plants as possible. Hopefully this will stop them from being leggy.If that does not work then I guess I will just bury them deeper when moving to the grow area

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    Re: starting your plants under '' lights'' > share your experience,

    I still sleep on one. warm in the winter cool in the summer. Backacak year round.
    A new start...

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    Re: starting your plants under '' lights'' > share your experience,

    Quote Originally Posted by Boboro View Post
    I still sleep on one. warm in the winter cool in the summer. Backacak year round.
    Do u not find yourself waking up suffocating down the side,having nightmares your stuck out at sea,,.lol

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    Re: starting your plants under '' lights'' > share your experience,

    alot of people cant get rid of them fast enough in nz,I think the just get sick them when they have to move them,I usually just try to grab the heat pad b4 the chuck it away for seedraising and under my reptile tanks

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    Re: starting your plants under '' lights'' > share your experience,

    I worked offshore so I thought those nitemares were normal. The plants I start in the shed I keep a radiant heater under the shelf.
    A new start...

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