Hello GC I'm Sterner This is my first try at growing anything. I did have one starter plant from bag seed to learn from but it was male, so it got chopped just after i started to flower it. I learned alot from it and was glad I did that before this. After that I ordered real fem'd seeds and started on this grow. I cracked 5 beans, 3 survived. Barneys Farm Utopia haze, Cali Connection Seeds Buddha Tahoe OG (freebie) and Dinafem Seeds Cheese (freebie). I put them in dwc buckets and my original intention was to veg them for 3-4 weeks under cfl's then put them under a 600w hps. Well, life happened and i couldn't get a light for a while. They happily kept slowly growing in the tent. Now they are alittle out of control. I've taken 2 sets of cutting from them, around 8 a piece per round and they are bigger then ever. These plants are amazing. When I could finally buy a light, I figured I would go big, so I decided to clone them and run a zero veg clone to flower Al B Fuct style grow. The first round of clones didn't go so well. Only 5 survived out of the bubble cloner. I switched it up for the second round of cuts and used rockwool, rooting powder and a heating mat. I got much better results. Only 3 didn't make it. Last night was the 'first' night of 12/12. a few have been in the tray for a week or so to veg b/c the clones i cut were way to small. I'm flooding every 4 hours when lights are on, no flood when lights are off. I'm making this thread in hopes for alittle guidance, help, mentors, comments, etc. I am pretty thick skinned and i know i'm still learning so feel free to help, comment, etc. Breakdown of the gear. 1000w hps Hortilux lamp Lumatek ballast cool tube 10in vortex fan 10in Can carbon filter Phresh Duct Silencer 3'x3' flood table 6"x6" square pots with hydroton igloo cooler for a res (keeps the temps perfect!) cheap but accurate ppm and ph meters. i'm upgrading these for the next go round to a Bluelab combo meter. Nutes Lucas formula for flower with Big Bud going to be added next res change and Heisenberg Tea. I'll see how that goes. I've used the BC line so far on my mom's with good results and I also have the dyna-gro line to try if needed. ready....GO!! pics.