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How much light do clones need?

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  • May 01 2013 07:19 PM
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:19 PM

I'm building a mother/cloning cabinet and I was wondering how much light I would need in order to get the clones to root. The top portion of the cabinet is going to have a separate shelf for the clones, only about a foot high. I don't want to veg at all, simply root them and transfer them to my tent. A buddy of mine has a single clf tube lighting system that will run 24 watts. I was thinking about buying it from him and using that to root any clones I take.

So would 24 watts be enough to root clones or would I need more? The walls and floor of the shelf are going to be covered with mylar if that makes a difference. I'm running low on funds so I'm trying to scrape by with the minimum for right now.

Edited by killraven, 01 May 2013 - 07:24 PM.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:40 PM

You want the light levels low, like so the photosynthesis action on each clone is just ticking over, 15w - 25w CFL/flouro is ideal

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:13 PM

Awesome! Thanks! Just what I wanted to hear :D




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