Hey GC what's up? First off I'd like to say that I love the GC community and have learned most of what I know from you guys. I'm mostly a lurker, sneaking around and garnering all of the information I can. Now, I've been wanting to grow indoors for about 4 years now, and increasingly since every one of my 3 outdoor grows has been destroyed by animal pests. I have never had a good opportunity to do this until now. One day I decided to bite the bullet and just buy a bunch of equipment. Judging on how long I've been wanting to do this, I really shouldn't feel that bad about it. These things are quite expensive, though. I'm not even sure that I will be able to grow next year, so I'm hoping to be able to make my investment back after my first 3 harvests. I'm currently working on a second veg cab that I can use for perpetual growth/harvests But without Further Ado, I'll tell you all about my setup. Strain: Sweet Seeds Fast Bud - It's an autoflowering strain, that claims to be done in only 8 weeks! I put 3 of these seeds into paper towel on Nov 13th. That is considered Day 0 for this grow. Oh yeah and these are feminized. I really don't know what to expect from these seeds, because I can't seem to find many grows featuring them. I'm sort of worried that autoflowers were a poor choice, but I figured with such a short grow time, it couldn't hurt that much to try them. If anybody knows anything about Sweet Seeds Fast bud, let me know. Tent: LED wholesalers 36"W X20"D X62"H - Love the idea of growing in a Tent to keep everything at optimum conditions. Lights: First 9 days were under 6*23W Daylight CFLs. Those things put out quite a bit of light! I'm designing a smaller veg/clone cab and that thing is going to be stuffed with these lights when it's complete. My HID setup is a 400w dimmable MH/HPS system with a batwing reflector. On last Wed, (day 10), I also made a DIY cooltube (Only cost me ~$20!) based on Duckfool's tutorial on here. I have been running the MH at 200w since I installed it on Wed, but kicked it up to 300w to see how the temps were affected. I think when the ladies get bigger I'll want to kick up the wattage, as long as the tent can handle the heat. My new cooltube setup seems to be pretty damn effective even though I'm using such a small tent. My grow footprint is quite small @ 5 ft^2. Growth Media/Nutes: This will be a soil grow (I haven't had enough success yet to try anything else ). I've got three, 3gal. pots that have a mixture of 3 parts FFOF, 2 parts Perlite, 1 part Sphagnum Peat Moss. For nutrients, I'm using Ionic brand (I think it's a local thing) Veg: Ionic Grow for Soil and Coco Flower: Ionic Bloom and Ionic PK Boost Ventilation: Carbon Filter ==> Cooltube ==> Fan ==> Roommate's room This seems to be a pretty kickass setup. All I really have to do is figure out how to stop the fan vibrations from transferring to the house. If I can do that, it's a fairly quiet system. I also have the fan on a speed controller, so it's easy for me to turn it down if the extra suction is unnecessary. My roommate doesn't mind because he gets free heat! If the smell starts to get past the carbon filter, I'll have to do some sort of ONA trick to get rid of it. Hopefully that won't happen though. My carbon filter takes up like 1/2 my tent, so I'm assuming it's legit. (hyperbole) Right now is Day 13 for them, and I officially have them named (I always name my plants after they get about this old). Their names are Betsy II, Maria, and Lucy. Betsy II is a memorial of the first plant I lost to deer, Betsy I. She was a great plant. Hopefully Betsy II can fill her shoes. Lucy is looking like the fast-grower of the bunch. I'll be sure to keep my eye on her. I have a bunch of pictures attached so that you all can get a visual on their progress since day 0! I look forward to this grow and can't wait to get feedback from the GC community. As I get started with my next grow in a week or so (new veg cab), I will post updates in here for that as well.