I have read in another blog about this guy who grows his plants indoors by mimicking nature as much as he can and he swears his nugs come out a lot denser and overall better for the plant. A couple of the things he says he does is instead of switching from 18/6 to 12/12 right away, he'll get to 12/12 in a couple of days in 1 or 2 hour increments. So if he wants to flower, he'll go from 18/6, then next day 17/7..16/8...15/9 and so on until he gets to 12/12. His reason behind this is that in nature, the sun doesn't automatically have shorter days in one day. He says that the stress to the plant caused by the light change would be minimal. Another thing he does.....when he turns his lights on, instead of just turning on his 1000w HPS right away, he has some t5 bulbs in there that he'll turn on first for 15-20 mins or so. Then after that he'll turn on his main light. His reason behind this is that in nature, the sun doesn't come up full blast right away. The sun rays get stronger and stronger as the sun rises. Is there any science to this or any growers out there who have maybe heard/ abide by these ways of growing? Any input would be welcome. Thanks!