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I started these tomatoes on the soil and they where kind of crowded, I place 2 of the largest ones in a separate container and they already have 2 tomatoes and lots of flowers, these where the others that where left, I put them in the aquaponic system a month ago, and although it has grown, it's no where near the size of the bigger ones I placed in soil. Other plants in the system are doing well ( I think :D ) 1 main difference is that the potted tomatoes get around 3 hours of direct sunlight and the aquaponics get all they're light through a grow lamp

I'm wondering if that bad start has anything to do with how things are going now

These are the tomatoes in question, as you can see, even at that size, they cant hold they're weight -.-

BadTomato

Here are the tomatoes that got a head start on the crowded pot that I separated

GoodTomato

Here are some happy plants on the system, I mention this because this leads me to think it's not some nutrient issue, the first gets the same ammount of direct sunlight and the bottom one is all by the grow light.

Happy1 Happy1

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If they are getting different amounts of light then it is apples and oranges. –  Grady Player Jul 3 '12 at 14:13
    
The bigger ones are getting 2-3 hours of direct sunlight. The crappy ones have a grow light on a 12 hr timer so if anything it should be the other way around shouldnt it ? –  geermc4 Jul 4 '12 at 4:43
    
Not necessarily the 12 hour cycle should be ideal... But if the number of photons striking receptive pigment in the chloroplasts. Ie if the grow lights aren't strong enough then you will get more energy from the sun. –  Grady Player Jul 4 '12 at 13:35
    
:o how can i test that, this is the light amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0031CA3OM –  geermc4 Jul 4 '12 at 14:55
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