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How much light do I need?

Posted by aeradix on 06/03/2019

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The previous post offered an introduction to PAR and PPFD. The question is how much is enough light and when is it too much. Supplying your plant canopy with an even and adequate amount of usable light is vital, but supplying your plants with more than they need can be a waste of energy and money. This can also lead to negative impacts on your plants. All plants are different but can be placed into

LUX, Lumens, PAR and PPFD

Posted by aeradix on 08/02/2019

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Continuing from our previous post on why red and blue features so prominently with LED grow lights, this post looks at measuring the effectiveness of grow lights. Brightness of light is most often measured in lumens or LUX, but these measurements aren’t directly related to better growing plants. Both are aimed at how humans perceive brightness, mostly in green regions and mostly irrelevant to plants. Plants love blue and red wavelengths, and if you have

Why so many LED grow lights are red and blue

Posted by aeradix on 07/02/2019

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Blue and red spectrum LEDs are the foundation of most LED grow lights and the resultant hue is sometimes referred to as blurple. There are good reasons why red and blue spectrum LEDs are the foundation of most LED grow lights and this post is the first in a series aiming to better understand the science behind LED grow lights. Chlorophyll Understanding why red and blue LEDs feature so prominently in LED grow lights starts

tCheck CBD vs THC Testing

Posted by aeradix on 01/02/2019

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A frequently asked question is how to test CBD and THC on the tCheck when there is no setting to choose beforehand. Below is the current status as of 2019/02/01. Strains with a 1:1 CBD to THC ratio will not work until the latest update is sent. Most strains are either predominantly CBD or THC. For example, with 2-3% CBD and 18% THC, the device will give the THC reading because it is the dominant

tCheck 2 and Flower and Concentrate Kit Features

Posted by aeradix on 26/08/2018

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tCheck 2 and flower and concentrate kit features chart. tCheck 2 and flower and concentrate kits come with a 6 month warranty.     Features tCheck 2 base Compound breakdown subscription (TBA) Flower & concentrate kit     Requires tCheck 2 base Requires tCheck 2 base Compound by volume measurement Yes Yes Yes Coconut oil Yes Yes   Butter Yes Yes   Olive oil Yes Yes   Alcohol Yes Yes   iOS app Yes Yes