INTRODUCTION Hi all, I've been a member of the forums for a while now and I'm ready to contribute something hopefully many new growers can benefit from. This is technically my 3rd grow. The first was soil and failed miserably and the next was an ebb and flow hydro system. After much research, myself and my grow partner have decided to abandon the ebb and flow and go for higher yields while staying with hydroponics. The ebb and flow managed to yield 6 oz from three plants (strain ICE 2000) grown organically off 400W. We are shooting for somewhere around 7 oz from three plants in hydroponic bubbler / bucket systems. We are estimating conservatively given the fact that the last grow was grown from seed therefore producing higher yield than clones. It is never a good idea to estimate yield before the harvest but we feel confident. Here I will chronicle the grow from start to finish hopefully with as little setbacks as possible. All the materials were primarily obtained at a local hydro store but a few select materials came from the internet due to availability and selection. Remember folks, you don't have to go expensive if you have a good general understanding of how to grow marijuana and how hydroponics work to achieve successful yields. Don’t be afraid to be creative! That being said, our mission was to keep costs down without cutting corners. This is certainly not a DIY bargain basement grow. We primarily tried to save money wherever there was any way possible but it was not our primary concern. We wanted to help give new growers ideas for their own setups and also to show that growing is not as hard as many think. Obviously lighting and conditions are of critical importance in any grow setup and can vary greatly, so that will also be documented here also, but will differ depending on your individual needs.