Hey guys I could really use your input! all the reading in the world can't give me practical knowledge, and i'm a complete n00b to having my own setup, so I really don't want to waste money. My circumstance is a bit different than anything I can find here so I figured starting a thread I could really get some individualized advice: I have a series of checks coming in, but i just recently became legally able to grow, so i am dying to get started. On my next paycheck, I may have $400 to spend, maybe a little bit more, or a bit less, not entirely sure. I'm thinking I will get what I need for the vegetative state. I have another paycheck in a month, but a bigger check coming shortly thereafter. So I'm thinking, $400 to get me through Vegging: 400w kit w/ MH $150 seeds $100-$120 soil $50 pots $20 rockwool $15 timer $10 ph test kit disposable $15 exhaust and intake fans - $30 =~$390-$410 can you see off/wrong or anything else i will need here for the first 4 weeks? I figure all this should get me through, as for nutes, I think I'll try using 1/2 FFOF, 1/4 Happy Frog, 1/4 perlite, so hopefully i won't need notes for the first 4 weeks. My next check will be 4 weeks later, this will be a filler, until my tax return gets here, I'll have maybe $200-$300. $200 Bigger pots - $20 cloning station? -$50 rooting gel ~$15 which should be 6-8weeks, off which I'll have $1,000 to spend. Then I have another check shortly after that, which raises my budget even more. With this first $1000, I will either get 600w or 1000w cool tube reflector = ~$250? carbon filter and inline fan = $200 3x3 tent = $100-130 fox farm nutes = $100 vortex fan = $200 co2 = i need a bit of help here? I'm thinking i just need a canister and a regulator? not sure, i need to do more research into this. My ideal setup would be a 4 3x3 Veg tent with a 600w MH 4x4 Flower tent with a 400w MH and a 600w OR 1000w HPS. When the budget allows, digital Thermometer/hygrometer PH/EC/PPM meter possibly a heat/humidity/co2 control panel Eventually, I want to maybe include a few bubble buckets in with my organics to increase yield. What do you guys think? I'm mainly looking for anything you'd do differently or anything I'm missing. also how much do you think this could yield? i'd like to be able to rotate my plants where i have 1 or 2 each week/or every other to harvest. Thanks in advance for any advice!