My first hydro grow!!!! in the basement!!!! Backstory- (SKIP down if you dont care about this part) Last grow died from root aphids. Grow before that suffered from root aphids but I didnt know what was wrong. Got them from contaminated fox farm Ocean forrest soil. Typically organic grower, grow my own redworms in big wooden orange bins, have my own chickens and rabbit, small farmer. Had to go systemic to kill root aphids. Still lost. Decided to end the grow. Strain - was growing a few different strains which included: (blue dream, my own strains of orange kush, widow berry, widow, few others ill add later, cant remember right now. Accidently ripped off two small branches while lsting. Accidently made "clones." didnt care if they lived or died. Skipped the process of skinning outside layer, cutting at angle, cutting tips of leaves, dome, all that shit, just took some decade old rooting powder from walmart and threw the two clones together in a glass jar in the window and completely forgot about them. ---3 weeks later my soil grows in shambles. I kill everything, end the grow and then notice lots of beautiful roots on two clones. Left them, added fox farm grow big as a drop and started collecting parts o build 5 gallon bucket drip system. Strain -unknown(see above) 4x Banana Kush 1x Alien Og 1x Confidential Cheese SETUP: had to go cheap-- --Lowes 5 Gallon Blue Buckets -x2-6 --Gh farm drip kit -x2 -->http://www.amazon.com/Farm-Kit-Item-4115-Hydroponics/dp/B0002JAY6E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1391560276&sr=8-3&keywords=Drip+system+hydro 10 inch buckets for roots-x2-6 2.5 lbs of hydroballs-x2 Hannah ph meter -red one Hm tds ppm tester Distilled water Gh- Ph down 2.5lbs powder Fox farm 3 nutes Aquarium double pump Black air lines from swamp cooler LIGHTS: Sun system super sun 2 hood 2x600w quantum digital ballast Vegetative -600w plusrite bulb Flower -600w eye hortilux REFLECTIVITY -- not yet completed--needs to be setup Mylaar security blankets-x20 (took my tent down for more room) 18 hours on currently. Feel free to ask questions or give input. ADVICE WELCOME!!! Will be providing updates and trying to keep a daily log/journal of my struggle! Pics to come!