Hi. I've been on here for about 3 months, tons of info, great site, probably the best site thus far IMO. I am currently on my 2nd year in college with no job with my own house, my wife works to pay the mortgage, and 2 small boys. Anyways I started my seeds two weekends ago, most later. Did my own electrical off youtube (try at own risk). I'm no expert, this is my firs grow. There's a ton of info on board and lots of other journals have helped me determine which route I wanted to go, t8, t5, led (too expensive) to organic, soilless, DWC, aero, so on with mix option to how much I wanted to spend on my budget. So far I am loving it. I order most of stuff online. I did pay the local hydro a visit, put for the prices, online is still cheaper including shipping. I will continue to order online for the best prices. First weekend spent a lot of time reading to my seeds and seedlings. Almost every seed sprouted with 24-48 hours. No paper towel or dropping water. The dom does help. I kept the dom until the seed cover is off. I'm using 400w mh and 600 hps. For nuts, I'm using GH three part, CalMag, superthrive, and silica blast. I use tap water. My tap, pH 8.2 and 180ppm. 1 block coco, 1 bag perlite, 3/4 bag hydroton. Flush with tap until pH~6.5, flush with mix water and pH~4.0 until run off is ~5.7-6.0. Plant and grow. This NL is 14 days old. I started it in the feeding at 1/4 hydro recommended divide by 2 in soilless about a week now. As long as it has two leaves I feed (there I said it). This is my mother plant. I'm feeding, water for 2 week, flush and start all over.