Beginner transplanting clones~not sure if posting correctly / or creating support ticket

Hey everyone this is my 2nd grow. First one did not work out very well.
Did not take advantage of forums the first time. This time I will. Got 8 day old clones last night. Going to transplant today into FFOF.
So no need for any nutes for 3 -3 1/2 more weeks?
1.) is this accurate ?
2.) I water soil first with 5.8 to 6.3ph h20 and than transplant?
3.) Light cycle 18 / 6 for 3 weeks and than 12/12?
4.) Any suggestions? Or am I missing anything?
Thanks in advance for your help.

Strain; Type, …Bubba Kush / 8 day old clone

Soil in pots, Hydroponic, or Coco? farms ocean forest / 3g fabric pots

System type? Tent / Hand watering

PH of runoff or solution in reservoir?.. N/A

What is strength of nutrient mix? EC, or TDS…N/A

Indoor or Outdoor…Indoor 6’ tall x 3’ x 3’ tent

Light system, size? 300w galaxy hydro full spectrum LED

Temps; Day, Night…N/A

Humidity; Day, Night…N/A

Ventilation system; Yes, No, Size… Ventech 240cfm

AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier,…Humidifier & AC

Co2; Yes, No… No

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soil you want a pH of 6.3 to 6.8 and 6.5 being kind of the sweet spot. Yes ffof soil should do you for a little while but you are going to need something eventually. light cycle is fine. Myself don’t go by the exact day count but how the plant looks. it all depends if you are manipulate the plant at all and how much space because when you flip the light cycle the plants will stretch. @dbrn32 is the light guy and can tell you more but I think you may want more light.


You may want to wait another few days before transplanting. 8 days old is a bit young IMO.

I would not advise going into a large pot yet for numerous reasons. One: small pots can all sit under one light. Small pots are harder to over water (the most common problem) and you can monitor the progress of their roots as well in smaller pots.

Your light will be fine for a month or so but the canopy is going to outgrow that light. It’s not 300 watts and you are going to want something like 450 plug watts of lights in there; not what the marketing hype tells you.

Get a good PH meter. NOT a soil meter. The Apera PH20 is a good choice that many here use.

Big pots mean big plants. Big plants don’t get big in 3 weeks. You will likely want to plan to veg your plants for a couple of months unless looking for a small harvest. For instance; I veg for 2 1/2 months before flipping to 12/12. I also grow in 7 or 10 gallon pots.

Keep your temps between 78 and 84F, humidity should be very high now and I would suggest putting a dome over your clones until the taproot fully develops.