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    Can you grow auto flowering strains on 12/12?
    Would they mature at the same rate?
    Is the yield worth it?

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    Could I put them on 12/12 for two weeks then switch to 18/6 or 20/4?

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    why on earth would you want to do that? Autos work best on 18/6 or 20/4
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    Because I need to get something started due to time constraints and my other plants are in flower.
    I also have house viewing all the time so need the light of during most of the day.

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    its dodgy doing a grow while you got house viewings imo
    personally i would wait until you can go 18/6
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    yes you can grow them on 12/12, they may not yield as much and will probably stretch a fair bit more. changing back to a veg cycle after a bit should be fine as long as you trust the breeder, i've had a fair few 'autos' that weren't strictly auto at all.

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    What Tay said. I've started them on 12/12 before and have finished them on 12/12. I've just never gone 12/12 from start to finish in 1 grow.
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    Thanks for the help. Anyone else have any experience of it?

    I'm also wondering if it is work getting a cfl to veg them under instead of the 400w?
    This could mean I could build a separate area and perhaps save on leccy bill.

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    well the thing about autos is, you only get a couple of weeks of veg so providing the perfect environment is essential at the beginning of their life if you want a decent yield. (especially since they're on 12/12) putting them straight into their final pots from the get go and getting as much light on them as possible is the only way to ensure they reach a decent size before they start flowering.

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    If you can - and i'm not sure if your circumstances allow,

    I would give them as much light as possible in the first few weeks - 24 hours if you can - to maximise the tiny seedling/veg stage/pre-flower stretch etc,
    then flip to 12/12

    In flower I have seen AF's down to 16/8 with no real losses in size and yield.

    I currently have some (got too many females) on 10/14 and they are doing fine under a 400w hps (cutting down on electricity, as wasn't planning to have two spaces going, but couldn't cull them either)
    They are not as advanced as their sisters, on 18/6 under 600w but thats to be expected.

    Some good advice from the people above though.

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    Cheers for the help.
    I don't think they are going to be worth while on 12/12 because getting some good growth in the first weeks seams vital to getting a reasonable yield.

    The problem is the grow is limited by time (hence the need for AF) and the almost daily house viewing ( hence the need to be 12/12).

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    I think the more light you can give at the start is important. But these are autos so any amount of light will give you some thing just not as much as if you were to 18/6 them. I'm sure 12/12 will be fine
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    I had to switch my auto to 12/12 from 18/6 as the other plants in the room wasn't auto flowering, but it seems to be doing fine (check my album) it wont yield as much but never mind will still be a nice smoke! as people above said it will do better under more light

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbleCheese View Post
    I had to switch my auto to 12/12 from 18/6 as the other plants in the room wasn't auto flowering, but it seems to be doing fine (check my album) it wont yield as much but never mind will still be a nice smoke! as people above said it will do better under more light
    link for album?

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    Thanks man, went with some blue cheese on 12/12 from seed in the end.

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    yes u can do them on 12/12 but u will not get as much out of it tho it shouldnt effect it to much,and u could put them under a cfl but ,make sure it is a blue spectrum bulb or u can put the blue in with the 400 as they will like the extra blue light,,autos do like the blue spectrum as it helps with vegging,as they flower straight away they will like the blue so they can almost veg and flower at the same tiome,,
    Quote Originally Posted by Stone-R View Post
    Thanks for the help. Anyone else have any experience of it?

    I'm also wondering if it is work getting a cfl to veg them under instead of the 400w?
    This could mean I could build a separate area and perhaps save on leccy bill.

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    we are currently doing 1 auto and 3 regular plants, they all went 18/6 for the first 30 days and have been on 12/12 for the past 21 days and the auto is 4 feet tall and loaded, I am hoping to get 2 ounces from her...to last untill the others are done
    they are in dirt under a 600watt HPS

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