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Great question IrieGreen,
I have found that over the years it is good to do what I call transition light placement, I’ll explain.
In my Vegetative room I start off with T-5 bulbs for seedlings, cloning and small containers.
Then once the plants are large enough to be transplanted into 1 gallon containers the plants are placed under metal halide bulbs.
Then when they are almost to the desired size to begin the flower stage, I place them in the flower room under a ratio of 1/3 metal halide bulbs and 2/3rds hps. I believe that dual spectrum in the flower room is key to a healthier more successful flower room. Now you want to place your plants in the flower room a week or two before you start the initial flowering process. The reason why you want to place your plants in the flower room before you start the 12/12 cycle is so that your plants will get used to and adjust to the hps lighting. Also this help in case any plants received any shock from the spectrum changes, it gives them time to adjust before they start flowering under 12/12. I just find that by implementing proper Transition Light Placement in gardens reduces transitional stage stress’s. It also send the proper signals to the plants precursors that the season is changing soon and it will prepare itself for flowering.
If you don’t have a dual rooms, say a tent or single room just switch your bulbs at the proper time for Transitional Light Placement
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