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Having issues here in veg and im suspecting my fluorescent bulbs need to be replaced seeing that I've never replaced them unless they blow out how often do you change out you T 5  T 8 or T 12  bulbs?

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Yes but I'm really just curious about the fluorescent tubes for my veg room my plants don't seem to be getting enough light lately with  dead leaves and such halfway own the canopy which leads me to believe my bulbs are  in need of changing..

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7 hours ago, Restorium2 said:

cfl's last longer, cost less, and do the same thing. 

Yeah but thing is the amount that I would need to get proper coverage use to create a massive amount of heat which would blow up the temp during the summer.

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plus its getting harder and harder to even find CFL's since the ban....

King i Don't ever change T-5 either until they blow... and since they seem to blow after about a year i would say i replace most of mine annually as needed.  i bought a case of plusrite (24 bulbs) and it lasted until about 3 weeks ago :)  (2 years).

issues in veg - could it be water temp? i have showed some issues due to my incoming water getting so much cooler after traveling through my pipes and chilling because of winter...  the other thing is are you using reverse osmosis?  i think i remember you use straight h2o from the D... could be a source water issue this time of year the "ingredients" in your water change as the treatment facilities try to cope with the cold.. perhaps there is some antifreeze (winter product) residue of some sort makin its way in?

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10 hours ago, mibrains said:

plus its getting harder and harder to even find CFL's since the ban....

King i Don't ever change T-5 either until they blow... and since they seem to blow after about a year i would say i replace most of mine annually as needed.  i bought a case of plusrite (24 bulbs) and it lasted until about 3 weeks ago :)  (2 years).

issues in veg - could it be water temp? i have showed some issues due to my incoming water getting so much cooler after traveling through my pipes and chilling because of winter...  the other thing is are you using reverse osmosis?  i think i remember you use straight h2o from the D... could be a source water issue this time of year the "ingredients" in your water change as the treatment facilities try to cope with the cold.. perhaps there is some antifreeze (winter product) residue of some sort makin its way in?

I have an osmosis  filter system but was having deficiency issues and my plants looked worse than they do now I've been dealing with all kinds of negative crap this last year including not being able to get a seed to sprout so I've been reduced to just getting clones from   others and going that route.

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On ‎1‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 6:46 AM, mibrains said:

plus its getting harder and harder to even find CFL's since the ban....

King i Don't ever change T-5 either until they blow... and since they seem to blow after about a year i would say i replace most of mine annually as needed.  i bought a case of plusrite (24 bulbs) and it lasted until about 3 weeks ago :)  (2 years).

issues in veg - could it be water temp? i have showed some issues due to my incoming water getting so much cooler after traveling through my pipes and chilling because of winter...  the other thing is are you using reverse osmosis?  i think i remember you use straight h2o from the D... could be a source water issue this time of year the "ingredients" in your water change as the treatment facilities try to cope with the cold.. perhaps there is some antifreeze (winter product) residue of some sort makin its way in?

CFL's banned? Where?

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