If what you are interested in is cloning, you are going to have to go with photoperiod plants and not autos as you cannot clone autos. Like Hush mentioned, autos don't need the light cycle changed to flower. Photoperiod plants react to less light and start producing flowering hormones. Not sure I would call it tricking the plant though. When you are outdoors, the shortened days as we get close to fall signs the plant to flower. Indoors, we just go from a lot of light to 12 hours of light real fast.yes I have a ebb area in a closet outside but its under alight 14500 lums with high spectra but I have seen people use just low hal lights with full spectra and no major heat they keep it simple all I want to do is practice cloning only. I only have several things to always be concern about it has to with ph. because its a ebb system .. it goes through veg stage growing roots and growing then to blooming then to flowering but most of that can be controlled by lighting to trick the plant right? .