Here is my attempt at explaining my rockwool cloning technique. there are many, but this is what works well for me. Very Well The following pics are the tools of the trade. I do have a couple of more, but I will show those later in the thread. btw Hick, sorry man, I stole your "format" for the tutorial, only be cauae I cant figure out how to post a pic, then a comment, then another pic. Sorry bro! The first pic is shows the Gel and Scissors I happen to use. I have been working with Clonex for the last year or so with no complaints. But most Rooting Hormones will do the trick. One is not far superior then the other, imho. The scissors I use are ABS and are really for Grape cuts and pruning. But they are sharp as **** and give a real sharp, clean cut. As long as you get a good,clean cut, any good scissor or better yet, a razor blade will work. I take alot of cuts, so a razor takes too much time for me. The next thing is the solution I use to soak my rockwool cubes with. Olivias Cloning Solution. Pretty cheap and I have been usuing it for years. I use a little under what they recommend per gallon. I also use this to feed the clones if they start to dry out. I do not adjust my ph AT ALL when I mix my cloning soulution. I feel any extra ** you add to adjust the ph is more harmful then good when it comes to rooting clones. The next are the Rockwool blocks that I use. I have gone thru MANY brands and styles, but Grodan mini cubes work best for me. I have noticed a quicker rooting time also by usuing wrapped cubes rather then the unwrapped. This is a little harder to explain, but the Grodan brand also has a better "feel" when you stick your cutting into the cube. Cmon now, don't blast me, I know it sounds funny!! There is a certain "touch" when you fell the cut snug into the rockwool. The next 2 pics are the trays I use. A standard 12"x24" tray with a meshed insert. I perfer usuing inserts for a couple of reasons. The main reason is you can lift out the meshed insert with the clones in it and place that into another tray with water to water the clones. This way, you are watering them from the bottom up. If you top water your clones, you are just washing away the rooting hormone faster. I hope this makes sense. Another reason is you can lift the insert out and look to see if roots are blasting yet. The last pic is my little technique of squeezing out the excess water after you first soak the cubes. You DO NOT want your cubs soaking wet. You need to squeeze out a little water. This will increase your rooting time by days. If the cubes are too wet, they will not only take longer to root, but could get stem rot fairly easy.