Hi, I'm new to the board and in need of some assistance. I recently decided that I'm going to stop making the other man rich and attempt to grow my own pot. Problem is, I have no idea how to go about doing so. Right now, my greatest concern is lighting. I'm not trying to grow some super ganja so I'm looking for the cheapeast, most effective set-up I can find. After browsing through many topics on another forum before coming to this one, I kept coming across HIDs and compact flouros. Could someone explain to me what these are, where to get them, and how to set them up so I can sucessfully harvest some weed? I would appreciate it if someone posted a link to a pic of a HID set-up and a compact flouro set-up so I can get a basic idea of what I need to construct. Next, what's a good brand of potting soil I can buy from the store and not worry about adding anything extra(pearlite, potassium, etc.) to it? And lastly, for now, is plant food necessary for growing plants? If so, what's a good brand? Well, that's all for now. Thanks in advance.