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 seedlings, lights & heat mats

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seedlings, lights & heat mats
Heat mat on timer with lights
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heat mat on all the time with light on timer
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other (please specify)
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San Rainbow
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PostSubject: seedlings, lights & heat mats   Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:37 pm

curiosity calls for a poll...
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PostSubject: Re: seedlings, lights & heat mats   Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:44 pm

lights on timer for me. too lazy to wake up at 6:30 every morning and go to the garage and turns the lights on manually before school. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: seedlings, lights & heat mats   Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:50 pm

My lights come on at 4.30 to help with a bit of warmth before colder morning temps kick in .

Had 0C with a frost already and that was last week
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PostSubject: Re: seedlings, lights & heat mats   Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:56 pm

good idea that Betty, but i seem fine (for now, until eminent expansion lol), covering the small prop with towels and having the heat mat on all night, gets down to like 17C in there which is fine, warmer where the seedlings are.

Got a 0C or 1C last week as well, shallow water in dogs bowl and gutters was frozen when i woke up. frost everywhere as well. very unsual, especially this early.
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PostSubject: Re: seedlings, lights & heat mats   Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:57 pm

do you notch down the thermostat temp over night, or leave it as is?
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PostSubject: Re: seedlings, lights & heat mats   Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:18 pm

I leave the thermostat alone once I have it set.
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PostSubject: Re: seedlings, lights & heat mats   Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:00 pm

I leave my heat bed set at 21c just to take the edge off any early morning low temps. I dont use any artificial lighting. I think its better that the seed gets natural diffused light. that way they know spring is on its way. besides my boss would kill me if our power bill was any bigger, its bad enough with the heat bed pulling 40w 24/7 for 4 months.
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PostSubject: Re: seedlings, lights & heat mats   Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:12 pm

Hey welcome to ACF 'shortly'

Must be nice weather up your way this time of year Smile
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PostSubject: Re: seedlings, lights & heat mats   Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:34 pm

Natural light through a northerly window. Constant temp day and night.
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PostSubject: Re: seedlings, lights & heat mats   Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:32 pm

Thanks Betty
Yeah it has been great weather, we've ony had 3 days of real winter weather so far. Just wish the easterly winds would stop, the cacti dont like the salty winds.
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PostSubject: Re: seedlings, lights & heat mats   Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:12 pm

Hi all, first post here.

I have my heat mats running constantly at about 30C and the lighting is on a timer on an 18/6 schedule.

I have noticed my seedling growth rate has over doubled since leaving the bottom heat on constantly Smile
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PostSubject: Re: seedlings, lights & heat mats   Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:51 am

Lanna wrote:
Hi all, first post here.

I have my heat mats running constantly at about 30C and the lighting is on a timer on an 18/6 schedule.

I have noticed my seedling growth rate has over doubled since leaving the bottom heat on constantly Smile


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