Here goes my very first grow journal. From this experience I hope to learn new tricks from others in the community and enhance my skills as well as meet and share experiences with other members. Strain: Blue Mystic (Nirvana) Pedigree: Blueberry X Skunk Flowering: 7-9 Weeks Plant Height: Short - Mostly Indica Stoned or High? Stoned - Indica Body Buzz Difficulty: Experienced Setup: 10 Tray Ebb n Flow system 400w HPS (Full Spectrum Bulb) 25w T5 Fluorescent fixture 265 CFM Blower known as 'squirrel cage' fans with Y-split Small Clip-on Fan Carbon Can Filter Nutrients & Liquids: 3 Part Mix General Hydroponics Kool Bloom Distilled Water I just planted 3 freshly plucked seeds of one pheno that displayed dark blue to purple hues and was tall and healthy while I planted 7 seeds of the second pheno which displayed dark purple to almost black hues but short and stout. My setup is also kind of weird as you can see from the three photo's below. I am using my light at the side versus the more traditional approach of mounting above the plants. This was mainly needed due to height constraints. This does lend itself toward a dark spot on the opposite sides once plants get taller and the need for short growing plants or a lot of LST. However, I have one 25w T5 Flouro in that spot/side and plan to add a few more in due time to help brighten up that side. I have separated the growing chamber from the light chamber with 1/4 inch non-UV glass and also pull separate ventilation for each to keep the room nice and cool. Mylar wraps the entire interior to help increase light reflection. I need as much as I can get. All in all, surprisingly enough my babies do not grow sidways...just a little lean to the light. I sprout my seeds directly in the rockwool plugs and hydroton. No paper towels or other techniques here. As you can see, I offset each plug away from the light source because later on I will bend and prune each one toward to light to get more branch growth. Currently, I am on a 18/6 light cycle with 3 - 15 minute feeding intervals. I am only using plain distilled water till I get seedlings. Hopefully I learn some new tricks and secrets from everyone as well as hopefully help others in their grows. Cheers!