One of the best ways to save a bundle on equipment is to wire up your own lights from a kit. By buying the parts unassembled, you can probably construct a light for half of what it would cost "ready made" from a hydro shop. As well as saving money, you can avoid the paranoia involved in shopping there. Many people might be reluctant to work with wires and electricity, which is certainly understandable, But
[QUOTE=RRLBT420;4757795]your roots are going to touch the solution whether you want them to or not, so don't worry. i actually mix up a cocktail of all my botanicare nutes, so that i can measure them all at once instead of from 4 different containers.
250ml Cal-Mag Plus
175ml Liquid Karma
540ml Pure Blend Pro Grow
clean out an old milk jug and add the above ingredients. then add enough water to fill the jug. for young plants (fresh transplants),