I was looking at buying an Ebb & Gro system, and that's how I stumbled upon SugarDaddie's excellent 5000w journals on this site. They were inspiring. I thought if it works, why not go with it? And so I set about buying pieces and setting up my room using his system as a guideline. - 12 pot Ebb & gro System - Quantum 1000w digital dimmable ballast - 1000w Hortilux bulb - Parabolic Reflector - Light rail 3.5 light movers - Phresh Filter 950 - Active Air 8" Fan - 10,000btu Window AC I thought these few items would all be easy enough to set up. I was wrong. I didn't even have grounded outlets in this room. The major hurdle to getting this started was installing all new electrical in this room. I ran a 15 amp circuit that goes down low to supply the Ebb & Gro and all small accessories, and then ran some heavy guage wire to some new outlets up high for the lights and AC. The lights are on 240v outlets, the AC is 120. Not being an electrician by trade, that made for for an interesting project to say the least. Everything is mounted in concrete. While I was taking my sweet time setting up the electric, I got some cuttings from a friend and put them in my homemade clone machine that I had never used before. Thankfully in under two weeks, I had massive roots. Last night, finally, I set up the Ebb & Gro, the light mover, and the lights. Planted the clones into the hydroton, and turned the whole thing on. To my amazement, it worked. The light came on, the light rails work, the ebb & gro floods and drains. I cracked two buckets in the process of setting everything up and so there are only 10 buckets running, but I will replace the broken ones this weekend. Everything is running fine still, temps are at 75 degrees, humidity at 50%. I have the dimmable ballast set at 50% for now. Aside from the buckets that I cracked, I have had two other issues come up already. A tube came off my controller bucket, and put about 10+ gallons on the floor one day. And the first Ebb & Gro I bought was totally defective and had to be replaced under warranty. Which I should add was very easy, and the people at C.A.P. were very helpful. I am totally new to this, so I am learning as I go. Or that's the idea anyway. This is my first post, but I have been reading here & elsewhere for awhile. I appreciate all of the info that is out there, it's been very helpful. I will try to keep this up to date. I appreciate any input anyone has. Here are some pics. They were taken with my phone, with the light on. I will try to take the rest with my canon, under normal light. Thanks for looking.