EDIT: I had to make a new account and will not be using the other one anymore. If you are unsure who I am, I will PM you and let you know. Strain: Ice / Ice 2000 (Both names are the same strain.) Seed Store: www.seedboutique.com Breeder Company: Nirvana Environment: Closet Air Circulation: Multiple oscillating fans & possibly computer fans added later. Lighting: 400w HPS w/ 18'' reflector Grow Medium: Unfertilized potting soil mixed with perlite. Veg Nutrients: Will be updated at a later date. Flowering Nutrients: Will be updated at a later date. 1st Entry - 4/17/06 Hello, everyone. Welcome to my first grow journal. I ordered a pack of 10 Ice seeds. They are very plump & they appear to be very healthy and fresh. I do not have city water. My tap water comes from a well. I usually microwave it for around 20-30 seconds and let it sit out for a while to kill off any harmful particles in it. It seems to be clean enough for me, and my last plant had no problems with it. (R.I.P. She was growing strong and healthy, but got taken away from me. ) I started off soaking my 10 seeds in a shot glass filled with lukewarm water. The glass rested on top of my computer monitor to absorb warmth. After slightly over 2 hours all seeds swelled up with enough water to sink. After 12 hours all seeds cracked open, and they were then placed inbetween thick layers of moist paper towels inside of a sealed tupperware container. The tupperware container also rested on top of the computer monitor for warmth. Within about 12 more hours the tap roots have poked out and began to grow, different seeds' roots ranging from 1/4th an inch to 1/2th an inch. 100% germination. I am letting them continue to germinate for the next 5-6 hours because I feel that some of them still need to get a little longer and I have to go out for a while. When I come home tonight, I will plant them in a nice, dark all purpose potting soil, which is mixed with perlite and contains no nutrients. I have a decent digital camera, which actually takes very nice pictures when using the Close-Up feature, and I will be taking many pictures along the way & updating regularly. I hope you all enjoy the journal and wish me luck with my sprouts.