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    this was very useful, thanks-

    thing is, my plants arent getting 100% sunlight, or 100% HPS (depending on weather i put them in or out), so im not too sure about "cleaning" off the lower brances yet..

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    I think the 'cleaning off' you refer to is more about the 'fluff' that doesn't do anything. The more buds you have the more the plants food resources have to be stretched. Why waste its energy on silly popcorn buds, when you can send the energy to your bigger buds?

    Fluff meaning the small heads that grow in and around the main stem and the bottoms of the branches. To be fair though at the switch, or a few days before, i look over my plants and decide what buds have a chance of reaching the light, how stretchy they are, and whether that 'matchstick' thick branch will ever amount to anything. If not, away it goes. And it does make a difference concentrating the growth.

    Even in full sunlight there will be small, and useless growth that will never get any light, get rid. In scrogs you remove everything below the canopy top, that demonstrates you can be quite harsh to no ill effect, and mostly to a greater effect, if you do it well, and correctly.

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    I agree the popcorn bud at the bottom of the plant is better removed - It can be prone to budrot too.

    I was thinking of strapping a 24" T5 FL tube in each corner of the tent to light from the top of the pot upwards to make up for the lack of penitration from CFL's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Bimble View Post
    I agree the popcorn bud at the bottom of the plant is better removed - It can be prone to budrot too.

    I was thinking of strapping a 24" T5 FL tube in each corner of the tent to light from the top of the pot upwards to make up for the lack of penitration from CFL's.
    Good idea mate, as long as you can get rid of the heat, people underestimate the heat given off by Florescant and CFL lighting, cause its cooler than HPS/MH people assume its cold. far from it. 4 tubes in a tent, on top of whatever lighting you already have with treble the amount of heat, if not quadruple it.

    Using a few small cfls, 20/25/30/40w can do as good a job, and create less heat by a long way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrams View Post
    Nice post mate, glad you posted this because you would be suprized at how many people have there lights to close or to far away. Also topping is another soar subject with alot of growers who usually end up cutting not enough or to much. I personally love to FIM (Fuck I Missed) my plants I also clone alot so that helps remove alot of the lower branches because if I want 8 clones I always make sure I cut 10 or 12 and pick the best looking and strongest looking and bin the rest.

    I was thinking of using mirrors in my grow room to try and bounce some light back up under the colas and top branches, has anyone else ever used mirrors in there grow tents/rooms or know anyone who has...? If the answers yes was it any good and would you recommend it...?
    i wouldent use mirrors i tried that with my very first plant it didnt go so well if anything cut out the shape of your plant pot with the same stuff your using for your tent/growroom and cut halfway through and cut out the shape of the stem so that you can rest it ontop of you compost/bottom of the plant this has a massive affect on the bottom of the plant as it is getting almost the same amount of light as the top if well positioned

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    great info! I like the non tech jargen...easy for a stoner to comprehend.

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    so whens the best time to top the plants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weedgrower1 View Post
    so whens the best time to top the plants?
    eney time at the sixth node! i go 8 but its not much diff as long as its nice n tightly noded!
    simples!!

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    am thinken of growen with plant magic coco, anyone had any good results?

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    I wasn't impressed with Plant Magic and reverted back to Advanced Nutrients and since then have never used anything else. Before Plant Magic I tried Ionic Hydroponic HW (Grow, Bloom and Boost) but otherwise Advanced for me every time No nutrient compares to Advanced Nutrients as far as I'm concerned but everyone has there own favourite. It's personal choice really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meercat.com View Post
    eney time at the sixth node! i go 8 but its not much diff as long as its nice n tightly noded!
    Top or FIM you can do in the first couple of weeks of flowering, I usually FIM (Fuck I Missed) as I switch then 2 weeks is plenty of time for your plant to remove all stress before first signs of hair arrive on your cannabis plant

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    top post very informative respect

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    hi i,ve a problem with a kind of cob webbing did,nt what it was but small bottom leaves were looking droppy , had a bit of leaf curl ,,
    i was about 2-3 weeks into flower so i pruned alot of the bottom leaves and a bit thickness out ,that was 4 days ago , any think there will be a prob
    things looking fine
    any advice

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    Great post and exalent advice thanks.

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    hmmm ok i clipped off most my fan leavez, there was no light getting to the middle of the plant, i clipped most the big fan leaves of, now light is getting to the plant, is that ok you think, or did i do wrong, plant still alive, juz wondered if it help or muck up my yield?

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    nice post yoko

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    exactly the way i do it, i only top the plant once & use this as a cutting.

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    good to know that this post is still helping people, long after iv been gone, despite all my pointless shit i posted on here its good to know i contributed in someway.....but now im back hehe....for a while anyway!
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    Welcome back stranger

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    Very useful info

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