- Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:21 pm
I'm sure there's a lot of info on the web (and on this forum) beyond "blue for growth" and "red for flowering". I've got no argument with the red+blue rule. The thing is, when I view my plants under an unbalanced spectrum, the colors of the plants seem "off" in a hard-to-describe way. I use only full-spectrum (sunlight) bulbs and the colors look right. I can't talk about Helis - I don't have any - but I can say that with my full-spectrum tubes my VFTs get very colorful. The reds are as deep and dark as any pictures I've seen. And my sole baby Ceph is coloring up quite well, too.
To me, full-spectrum gives the best color.
Of all the things I learned in grade school, trying to avoid cooties was the last one I expected to use later in life.