Ok I love marijuana, i hate that the money i pay for it ends up funding crime. I have been wanting to grow for a while but since i moved back in with my parents it is has been impossible. I plan on moving out within the next 2 months and i have started looking for the supply i will need to start growing. Here is what i have so far. Seeds: I will be using bag seed since this is my first grow i don't really want to waste money on buying seeds that could end up dieing from a beginners mistake. Lighting: I was thinking of ordering a 250W HPS+MH light from ebay. Its 160$ and comes with everything you need including both flashbulbs, hanging kit and a free timer. Here is the link: 250 WATTS HPS+MH DIGITAL GROW LIGHT GIANT HOOD BALLAST - eBay (item 180497838234 end time May-22-10 11:00:21 PDT) Grow Tent: I was looking at this 36''X20''X62'' grow tent from the same store as the lights. It has a full mylar interior for about 100$. Link: NEW REFLECTIVE INTERIOR GROW TENT CABINET HYDROPONICS G - eBay (item 180501476646 end time May-30-10 23:22:36 PDT) Fans&Filter: I plant on making a carbon filter from PVC and using a pair of 6" metal fans i already have. Meters & Testers: I know i will need to buy a ph meter, thermometer, whatever the thing to measure humidity is called, and a voltage meter to keep a track of how much electricity im using. What do you all think i dont want to order something and then realize it not what i needed. Questions i have. Im not sure if i should plant in dirt or try growing hydroponically. What method do you all recommend? What is different in yield and quality? How much would does a typical grow smell even with a carbon filter. I plan on moving to an apartment and i don't want my neighbors being able to smell it. Would a carbon filter do enough to remove the smell or would i need additional filtration.