I use experiments as well, but almost only for finding a system that is... - simple (for example growing clones with fogponics) - inexpensive once your run it. - easy to clean - not a lot of work in between grows (for example rinsing hydroton) - safe (for example neighbours not seeing you carrying big bags of soil in your house) - Not a lot of work during grows (for example not topping off your reservoir every 3 days, but only changing once every 2 weeks) - Monkey proof (for example using 2 pomps in case 1 dies while you are not around for a week, and running pumps with low wattage so you can use an UPS if the electricity gets down) One of the best and also underrated threads on this forum is from klx. https://www.rollitup.org/t/the-klx-way.960314/ His system is so much easier, less expensive, reliable, low maintenance and with a higher yield then for example the system from StinkBud (harvest a pound every 3 weeks) which everybody is raving about. Look it up. You will like it. I have seen and experienced so many systems in my many years of growing, and never did I see a system that outnumbered all of them. So I rather make the system simpeler, instead of making it more complicated and perhaps have a 5 percent increase on my yield.