I say official because i germed a seed a couple months ago and it failed miserably, more info on that here. Before i get started i wanted to give some props to the OP of this thread for doing pretty close to what i had in mind, providing the pics that got me motivated to start. First off, a Cabinet is NEEDED because of the area I'm growing in, and the obvious lack of a better place like a closet. It gets down to about 50 at night, so I'm going to be doing the day cycle at night so the heat from the lights will help keep them warm. During the night cycles the temps should be 70's or so. I chose soil because it seems more simple than alternatives. I chose CFL because they are readily available. I wanted to put together my cabinet last night, unfortunately walmart didn't have ANY of these cabs, so I'm off to home depot today to snag one up, ill have it put together tonight, and hopefully the lighting system too. Pics are coming, i just don't have anything to take pics of. Just to run down some more details, I plan on doing a light bar pretty close to what this guy has done, I'm also going to put 4 more down lower to hit under the canopy, but i wont need to do that till later, and i wont need to build the light bar, but you will see how that works much later. Some of the above might change as i continue to read on light schedules, temps, etc, but its a decent baseline for me to work with. I hate to leave off here, but i wanted to put something down to start, hopefully ill update tonight.