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    Im growing four white dwarf autoflowering seeds... there seems to be differing opinions on how long the light cycles should be. Obviously for normal feminised its 12/12 but some people have mentioned using up to 18/6 for autoflowering. What would be best for a high yeild?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yodaone902 View Post
    Im growing four white dwarf autoflowering seeds... there seems to be differing opinions on how long the light cycles should be. Obviously for normal feminised its 12/12 but some people have mentioned using up to 18/6 for autoflowering. What would be best for a high yeild?
    i have read on this site somewhere that autoflowering plants grow better on 18/6 but im sure i will be corrected if im wrong

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    they will flower ''automatically'' without a change in the photoperiod.12/12 will reduce the yield ,most folk go 18/6 or 20/4 but it does not matter they will flower regardless.
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    For true auto flowering plants then minimum of 18/6 but 20/4 is better. You could even run 24/0 if you wanted to. I say true auto flowering plants because there are those out there (Nirvana) who say they are auto flowering plants but they don't auto flower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobby2812 View Post
    For true auto flowering plants then minimum of 18/6 but 20/4 is better. You could even run 24/0 if you wanted to. I say true auto flowering plants because there are those out there (Nirvana) who say they are auto flowering plants but they don't auto flower.
    what about buddha seeds?
    so you would suggst 20 on?
    if so what is better for yeild 20 or a full 24?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yodaone902 View Post
    what about buddha seeds?
    so you would suggst 20 on?
    if so what is better for yeild 20 or a full 24?
    i done some big buddah automatics and had the light on 20/4 i think its the best light cycle for autoflowering plants

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    I've only ever grown Lowlife and Joint Doctor and my own breed from Joint Doctor. As for light cycle then it's up to you. Obviously you use more electric with 24/0.

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    I had much much better results with autos using 18/6 or 20/4 than on 12/12. They seemed very "airy" on a 12/12 cycle.

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    Growing a auto flower at the moment. I was on 12/12 then was advised to give more light so I changed and the plant went back into veg. So what ever you do, pick a cycle and stick with it. 12/12 is fine by the way.
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    Most go with 18 / 6

    Im just about to start an auto grow and going 18 / 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by boldswede View Post
    Growing a auto flower at the moment. I was on 12/12 then was advised to give more light so I changed and the plant went back into veg. So what ever you do, pick a cycle and stick with it. 12/12 is fine by the way.
    that was not an auto whatever it said on the packet.

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    Cheers for the question also can CFL go straight into a timer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by autooutdoor View Post
    Cheers for the question also can CFL go straight into a timer?
    Yes it can

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    Growing a auto flower at the moment. I was on 12/12 then was advised to give more light so I changed and the plant went back into veg. So what ever you do, pick a cycle and stick with it. 12/12 is fine by the way.
    hmmm..... got me worried now, im 40 days in with my autos, flowering nicely, budding up well, I've been using 20/4 so far and was thinking of switching to full 24 hour light now to help buds develop, I figure I've got a nice root structure and whatnot now as they are standing strong.....

    Whats the deal with that, will it go back to veg or otherwise fuck up if I switch to full 24 hours now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weed Weegie View Post
    hmmm..... got me worried now, im 40 days in with my autos, flowering nicely, budding up well, I've been using 20/4 so far and was thinking of switching to full 24 hour light now to help buds develop, I figure I've got a nice root structure and whatnot now as they are standing strong.....

    Whats the deal with that, will it go back to veg or otherwise fuck up if I switch to full 24 hours now?

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    no, autos can never ever go back into veg whateva light you give them, they will start flowering under anylight cycle, they start flowering due to their age and not a photoperiod. so even if u put ur lights on 24 hours they will not reveg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wert View Post
    that was not an auto whatever it said on the packet.
    yes it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weed Weegie View Post
    hmmm..... got me worried now, im 40 days in with my autos, flowering nicely, budding up well, I've been using 20/4 so far and was thinking of switching to full 24 hour light now to help buds develop, I figure I've got a nice root structure and whatnot now as they are standing strong.....

    Whats the deal with that, will it go back to veg or otherwise fuck up if I switch to full 24 hours now?

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    This is my plant diary for lowlife lemon skunk. And it auto flowered with out changing my times.

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    and this is what happened when I changed my cycle for a longer light period.

    http://www.thctalk.com/cannabis-foru...tf-is-going-on

    I've put it back to 12/12 now and it's budding again. I'm no expert but people saying it's impossible for it to go back into veg is talking shite. Mine honestly did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wert View Post
    that was not an auto whatever it said on the packet.
    Quote Originally Posted by boldswede View Post
    yes it was.
    No it wasn't.

    You started off with the lights on for 14/15 hours a day, many regular plants will flower with that light time table, when you introduced more hours of light it went back to veg - as a regular plant would do. It wasn't an auto as the change of light would have made no difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boldswede View Post
    I'm no expert but people saying it's impossible for it to go back into veg is talking shite.
    Quote Originally Posted by boldswede View Post
    yes it was.
    i try my hardest not to talk shite but if your plant was effected by the photoperiod to change from veg to flower or vice versa it was not an autoflowering plant...........whatever it said on the packet or whatever you say......do some reading before you call ''shite''.
    google ''ruderalis''.the seeds you have were either not packed correctly or they are a poor attempt at creating a autoflowering strain.

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    listen to wert mate..he is one of the top experienced growers here and I know for a fact autos can not revert back to veg,I will stake my life on it..

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