Yes law enforcement do use such devices. Heres the thruth. To use such devices it costs a lot of money. So, if no ones that you have a small grow in your house than no one is going to look. If you keep your mouth shut, grow for yourself, I feel that you'll be ok.
I agree with Smokey, "A loaded question.", indeed. It all depends how much you get involved with the plant. If you look after it's needs and can increase yield than go for it. But just asking the question isn't going to help you. Its how you learn to grow your plant. Look with -in yourself and...
I tried to do the same thing. I found out the hard way that you can't take a clone from a flowering plant. Even if you have the clone under 24/0. To much stress for the plant to handle. Took 8 clones, all died.
I've tried bagseed and it doesn't grow. I ordered seeds and they all grew. BGS doesn't grow unless kept in the correct conditions. I'm not giving up on all the seeds I have from BGS, but I have my doughts.
Don't know if having more helps or henders. I'm sticking to 18/6. That is what seems to work and I 'm all for that. I have heard of people that keep their lights on for 24/7. I don't thnk this is a good idea. Nature doesn't have it's lights on for 24/7.
Can you grow a plant under a MH Lamp, 18/6, then change it to 12/12. MH gives off an orange lite where HPS give off a blue hue. I am wondering if growing under an orange lite will change the qualities of the plant?
Re: Mixxing Nutes
"The order in which the nutes are aded", really caught my attention. If the water is circulating, what's the difference. And your water should be circulating. My tubs hold between 3-6 gals of water. I don't seem to have the same problem that you are having.