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CFL vs T5s and FLORESCENT TUBE LIGHTING
Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:19 AM
as for all lamps they all lose intensity . or the wouldnt say they all lose intensity after a few months to a year. its ( all math aside ) how you get the light where it needs to be and the simplist way i see this post is that cfl does a better job for the space he has for TOTAL COVERAGE OF THE PLANT not just on top of the cannopy like a t5. i dont know how this is all blown out. lol
Just had to jump in too didn't ya.Jigg:D
Love my CFLs - White Widows are pushing 3' tall under 'em & wouldn't trade them for the world + only added $15-20 a month on electric bill for 2000 watts (reg - 486 CFL) on 18/6 so I aint gonna fight that:)
Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:40 PM
There's no "trolling" going on here. There is you, claiming untrue things about T5s. And then there is me, posting facts. T5s decrease in output like any lamp, but they retain their output the best out of any common grow light technology. There is no possible debate; T5s have a better lifespan than CFLs, and retain their output better over their life.
I really have no idea what you're even talking about with the 45 degree angle thing. You can't deliver light at an angle with intensity? That doesn't even make sense in any way. And nothing about my T5 fixture is 45 degrees.
Dude, don't bother. Seriously, the guy just found out what the inverse square law is after "25 years in the know". Just leave it alone. He is going to believe what he wants to believe. After all, he has 25 years in the know.
Posted 13 June 2010 - 12:24 AM
Posted 13 June 2010 - 02:35 AM
you need to make sure about your ph texy . it has to be within range or you will get big problems. make sure you water with no less than 6.2 or higher than 7.0 ... you will regret not prepareing with a tester. the plants will lock out and basicaly stop growing then die if they cant eat properly without have n the range at 6.5 to 7.0
Tell that to my 2" long blackberry & 1 -1/2 lb Beefsteak tomatoes still green on the vine (wwill include pics 4 u:)
1 & only time I gave them full strength tea they got nute burn! Follow the pics & see if I'm doing alright.
Here they are
Any help on sexing the 1 in close ups would be greatly apperciated - got hairs on the other 4 & don't want 1 bad 'boy' to ruin my girls
Thank you very much,Jigg:)
Edited by Txweedwoman, 13 June 2010 - 03:34 AM.
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