i just got a 10 to 12 year old mother ship / roomate box. I built a stand for her and rebuilt the hydro box ( still working on modifying box ) have not tested ballast yet got new light. i am getting ready to put box to work with a test of auto flowers to see how she works. I do have a few questions as to the function of the box in hydro. 1. how important is the lid for a hydro grow? 2. what is the schedule to hook in a pump to the existing wiring for a feed and drain system? 3. for clones or very young plants what would you start the ballast setting at. Really new at this but very innovative at wanting to make this work.