Wow, I don't know why I wan't following this thread earlier, I guess I just got cold feet when I saw steve mentioning just how expensive his first ones were.
I have to admit its tempting
I agree with you completely, i haven't follow this a lot, and just read 2 pages, and i'm amazed!
Different than you, i will have to find something quick because i can't keep my plants outside in that temporary greenhouse outside, they will all freeze completely and die(but of course i will be moving, but still i will need to keep tropicals and subtropicals inside, and also temperate), i will see how it will go because they are in a small pot all of them, if i struggle a lot thi year with them, i'm thinking of either putting all of them(temperates) in a large big pot so that i can leave them outside. Or putting all of them in styrofoam cups, grow them outside, and the winter inside under lights.
I have a few more plants to spend $ on, and once i have them, my growlist will be stopped completely until next spring for a new growing season!
This lights are quiet expensive, but i'll see what i can do, i also need grow racks(which are 150 at sams), i shouldn't be worrying about that now, but i'm afraid if i don't solve anything now, then there's not a future because the present is your future!