Well I have everything set up, and I just placed my 700 dollar order for my lighting and fan and I am seriously starting to think it was a huge mistake to even start this project. But I'm 1500 dollars down that I CANNOT get back so it looks like I am just going to have to make the best of it. Nutes and PH/PPM was a complete mind fuck to me at first. With a little reading, it got easier to understand, and with a little more reading came a little more understanding, until it was set in stone for me. Ventilation? Not so much. First off, I am going to be running a 1000W HPS for veg/flower. Some might think that it's too much for a rookie, but I went with a 1000W because winter is approaching and I will be using that frigid cold air to my advantage. This is what I do not understand. I don't understand how the ventilation gets set up. I see set ups where they have ducting go from one hole of the tent, to the light, right out the other hole. Where does the fan draw the odor from? My issue is this: The tent I bought is a cheap POS. I have two exhaust holes, but they are not on opposite sides of the tent like they should be. Instead, they are RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER. One hole is from the top, and the other is about four inches on the one of the walls. So could I just leave one end of my air cooled hood open? have it like this: hood > carbon filter > ducting > fan > ducting to the outside? Sorry if this doesn't make sense... i'm so frazzled right now and can't get my thoughts straight.