I've been growing in a hydro setup since last Oct.,on my 5th crop now. First 4 were an unknown strain, clone from clone from clone. So I purchased some mother clones but they went downhill in the FF medium. Could not figure out how to make them better. I finally went old school and put them in another soil medium. I know dirt, have a green thumb for veggies and flowers, finally the moms are looking better. New growth is looking like it should. I had no confidence in myself, gave up trying to use the hydro nutes, transplanted and all is getting better. Sometimes you have to go with what you know!