Ok.....a little about me. I am not your average pot head....in fact I am not really a pot head. I didn't smoke my first joint until after my 30th birthday and I don't smoke often. I wanted to grow because when I do smoke, I would like some GOOD buds and Texas isn't exactly the mecca of quality bud. Sorry my fellow Texans but most people here have no clue about the complexities of the cannabis plant. I want good shit and I would just assume grow it myself. So my fiance and I decided this would be a fun little hobby and started researching. I built an aeroponics system, and a bubbler for cloning. We have bought a few things and cleaned out a 3'x6'x8' closet covered the walls with mylar and began to design the baby grow room. I have a tiny 50w grow light that I have used for other seedlings in the past and I ordered a 4' 4bulb T5 yesterday. I will invest in better lights etc as I go, but I have no intentions to spend thousands of bucks just to get started. I am learning and I'm okay with smaller harvests for now. So 10 days ago, seeds came in the mail.....EXCITING! I have 10 reg Mango seeds, 10 reg Bubblegum, and 5 Himalayan Kush (my freebie). Since I am just learning, I started by germinating the freebies. Into a cup of lukewarm distilled water they went and within a day, all 5 popped open with cute little tails. YEAH!!! Since I do plan to grow hydro, I decided to pop the seeds into peat pellets until they are big enough for my system and then I will fill the net pots with hydroton. This ok? It took a day to pop the seeds open and about 2 1/2 days for my seedlings to break the surface of the peat. I have fed them only distilled water (should I have pH balanced this) and twice I added a small amount of SuperThrive. The five tiny plants have a whole closet to themselves and have been on a 18/6 light cycle. The room was well cleaned ahead of time and I am sure that temp, RH and air circulation aren't an issue. But something is. About a day and a half after my seedlings popped up, the cute little dk green leaves started curling, stems are turning purple and two of them shrived to a thread just below the surface, one never sprouted, and my other two don't look great either. My best guess is that I have over watered? Or pH is more of an issue than I thought? Help me learn from my mistakes. How often should I water? How much? The dome has been off since my babies broke surface, should I put it back for a while? Or is this just an issue with freebie/cheap genetics? HELP!!! I have no problem starting over. I have 20 more seeds.....I just don't want to repeat this disaster. I replanted the two remaining babies in tiny cups....cut holes for drainage and added some drier peat just in case I have been heavy handed with the water. Hopefully I can same them, or myabe you guys can tell what is wrong.