First timer here. 2 months into my first grow. Technically started out as just helping my old man with his meds, but I've taken over the project and I'm basically handling everything now. This will be long winded, but anyone willing to read through, I appreciate it and I'm trying to be as thorough as possible Strains (Seeds - all ordered online from Nirvana) White Widow - feminized White Rhino - regular Bubblelicious - regular Raspberry Cough - regular Grow area Started with a 3'x3'x5' tall white mylar lined grow tent. (First two months) Built a grow area with dedicated chambers - Veg (3'x4'x5' tall), Flower (4'x4'x5' tall), seed/clone (18"x18"x24" tall) Containers Seedlings - Solo Shot Cups Small Plants - Solo Cups Veg - I have 2 plants in 5 gallon buckets, 1 plant in a 7 gallon cloth smart pot Flower - Not there yet, imagine I won't transplant again Nutrients - I'm mixing General Hydroponics from a kit I bought on Amazon. Measurements per 1 gallon of distilled water. BioThrive Grow 5ml BioRoot 5ml CaMg 5ml Bio Weed 5ml Bio Marine 5ml Lights - I started with two 300 watt cheap LED lights from Amazon. As of today, I've got them under 2500 watts of cheap LEDs from Amazon. I bought a lux meter, only to find out that doesn't work for LED, so I'm just kinda guessing and checking. I've burnt some leaves, killed a couple small ones, but hey, no big deal, life goes on. Interestingly enough though, I've only damaged the plants with the CFL bulbs. Ultimately, my plan was listed below. But I'm not sure if I'm getting enough light with this setup or too much. I moved everything into my flower area tonight while I'm finishing building my new area, and put 2500 watts in there and that still doesn't seem that bright. Seed/clone area - 300 watt Amazon LED Veg area - 1000 watt cheap LED Flower area - 1500 watt cheap LED Germination method - I'd say my germination rate at this point is about 80%. No real complaint there I guess. I didn't expect 100%. Soil starter cubes in solo single shot size cups Seed point down Put in a tupperware, in a cardboard box to block light and set on top of my cable box to keep them warm. Seedlings Once they pop, I put the little cups under a couple 100w CFL bulbs for 18/6. I give only distilled water, a couple times a day as the cube dries out pretty quick. Small plants - (What is this stage called? Early veg?) I transplant the cubes into Happy Frog dirt in a regular size solo cup. Continue giving only distilled water. Once they're about 3-4" tall and have a few sets of leaves, I'm starting nutrients and switching them into my veg area with LED lights. Trimming/cloning - I cut two clones from my largest plant about 2 weeks ago. Use Rootech cloning gel. Cut from near the base of the plant at a 45 degree angle, immediately scraped the skin, dipped in cloning gel, then popped in a starter cube which I immediately put into soil in a large solo cup. I trimmed off the large fan leaves. The first few days they looked very sad and I was sure they'd die, but as of this week, they look to be on the way up. About 3 days ago, I decided to top the two large plants to see if that would encourage the other growth to speed up. It sure did! Overnight really. I did attempt to take the two tops and use them as clones. Not dead yet, but one of two looks pretty rough. On one white widow plant, I didn't top it, but trimmed some VERY large fan leaves off to encourage better light penetration. Seems to be helping. Not sure how much I can trim without harming though. I'm running everything on a 18/6 light schedule. For flower I plan to drop to 12/12. Temps I'm trying to keep around 80 degrees, but that is harder than I thought it would be. I run a small fan, but think I need more air flow to cool things down. I've got 2 plants that I think will be ready to switch to flower in the next couple weeks. The 3rd large plant just isn't growing as fast. Interestingly enough, it is in the smart pot, while the others are in the plastic buckets. I need to figure out how to sex young plants. I've purchased a loupe and read online, but I'm not seeing anything obvious on the little plants I've got going that didn't come from feminized seeds. So, tell me, anything glaringly obvious that I'm doing wrong? I hope to use this thread as a bit of a grow journal as well to keep track of things to learn from as we go. Picture attached for sake of pictures.