Just wanted to get the first message out of the way so here goes. I believed all the lies that everyone was told growing up and never touched weed or anything else. Joining the military at 18 made it even easier to continue to believe the hype that it is a "drug" and has to be avoided. That all changed 1 year ago. My wife has smoked for a few years on and off and I never thought much of it. Last 4th of July was a turning point in my life for sure. After a lot of peer pressure from her and her younger brother they convinced me to finally try the "evil weed"...right before going to see a late showing of World War Z...talk about intense. It was fun, relaxing and no where near anything bad. Having been in the military for 12 years at that point with multiple deployments, multiple close friends lost, alcohol and sleeping pills were the norm. This was completely different. Not only was it fun, but I found myself able to sleep better than using ambian, my normal aches and pains from flying a small helicopter were gone, my anger issues were resolved, I had an increased sex drive, and most importantly my "PTSD" which I hate to acknowledge is real was completely lowered after smoking. I tried it a few more times, but because I feared a random drug test which would end my career I stopped shortly thereafter...In November we took a family cruise and I smoked multiple times a day every day, and it was amazing. I have been on/off since always cautious of any possible test, always looking over my shoulder. Being in the south it is not only hard to find, when we finally found a source, the only option is schwag, and even worse it is very risky because is still prosecuted heavily due to the bible belt setting. The last 2 months have been spent reading, reading, and watching everything I could find on growing and that has brought me to where I am today. I am a full time pilot, and part time grower. I have set up 2 5 gallon DWC systems both with 3 plants. I used seeds from the local schwag and have 5 extra seedlings still in a starter soil, to replace an males in the group. I am using general hydroponics 3 part nute system, keeping a upper 5/low 6 PH, and have a 7 light CFL setup. They just went into the buckets this last week so I am excited to see how they go. Even more exciting are the Trans Siberian Auto's that should be arriving any day now. I will be doing 2 plants in a single 5 gallon set up, starting with rockwool, and using TaoTronics 135W LED for lighting. So thats a quick run down, any tips, advice or just overall chatting is welcome. If you want to know how to fly a helicopter just let me know and I will trade tips. 7 more years left in the military so I still have to keep it in hiding, hopefully we can fix the system and spread the truth about a very helpful plant. Take it easy guys.