I am preparing to start my third grow and introducing a lot of new variables and therefor have a lot of questions. I have done a ton of reading but have had a hard time answering a lot of my questions or finding similar set ups. Here is a diagram I made to show what I have/have in mind. I forgot to include stand alone fans, I will have a small clip fan, and a tower fan in the large tent, and another floor standing fan in the mother tent. List form: DR90 3x3 Split Tent DR120 4x4 Tent 1000W Dimmable Ballast XXXL Air Cooled Reflector MH/HPS Bulbs 8" Inline fan Rainforest 66 Aeroponics System General Hydroponics Nutrients 3 pack Meters Pellet medium 125Watt CFL w/Reflector 2' two bulb t12 with "Grow spectrum" bulbs Cloning dome Soon: buckets for mother probably something like 5 gal dwc's ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My previous grows were single tent soil grows from seed to finish. I'm hoping to introduce cloning, mother plants, and aeroponics all in one go. My theoretical plans: I will first get my seeds and start them in the cloning tray in the left tent. Once they have popped through the rock wool cubes I will move them into the rainforest setup into the large tent. After they have reached 1' in height I will choose a mother and put the rest into flowing. A few weeks before harvest I will take 5 clones from my mother plan and begin preparing them for my next grow. Every 2-3 grows I will replace my mother and only take 4 plants into flowering. Once growing is complete I will hang my plants inside of my large tent with my light lowered to the floor. Once drying is complete I will move the clones I previously started into the aeroponics system. My questions: Any major flaws in my plans? Will my mother tent stay cool enough with passive air from the floor standing fan. Can you keep clones in a cloning tray like I have pictured? Will the clones grow too quickly while I wait on my crop, if so how do I manage this? I have been told to replace my resivore every 7-14 days, do I simply dispose of anything left inside there? Will I need airstones for my resivore Can I use a fish tank pump to empty and fill my resivor through the top. Does my main tent ventilation look ok? My last grows I used something similar and it seemed to have been ok When measuring PH and ppm do I just measure the liquid in my resivor? Some kind of runoff? or both the resivore mixture and the water before adding nutrients? At what age do I pick out and move my mother? Do I even need mothers? Could I take my clones directly from my growing plans, keep them until I finish my current grow and then repeat? I will be working out of a barn, using outdoor air. Should I be worried about bugs? Also when temperatures get warm in the summer what will be my best options for keeping my setup cool enough? Same for the winter (Mid western temps, ~90 degree max, 10 degree low) I am thinking SCROG is the way to go in order to make sure the aeroponic system can support the size of the plans, however I am not sure if SCROG or SOG would be a better choice for this, the system I have has optional replacements to do more, smaller, pots. I'm having a hard time finding a solid answer, when using scrog do you or do you not want to trim off everything below the screen? And lastly some genetics recommendations would be great! Indica dominant strains is what I would like, as they treat my ailments best. I know that is a lot of questions, any and all input is greatly appreciated.