I use Lost Coast Plant Therapy, Captain Jacks Deadbug, and EM-5 in veg and predator bugs in flower. You shouldn’t have too much problems with bugs in a tent as long as you prevent an infestation before it takes hold. Once it gets bad though you have to nuke it to get them gone for good because they will hide and come back over and over.
Good luck with the grow!
Oh and carbon filter depends on how much it’s being used. I’ve have my current filter for 4yrs and it still works fine but it’s only used for drying the flowers.
I honestly didnt even know about soaking seeds until fairly recently. I have dropped 30,000 hemp seeds in a season without soaking and had nearly 100% germination. What I didn’t understand is that it worked only because the seeds were very fresh. As the cannabis seed ages, it starts to dry out. By soaking it for about a day…I have also heard until it sinks…you are rehydrating the seed.
The speed of germination relates directly to temperature, everything happens faster when warm. The downside is that if it’s too hot, then your media can dry out, or if its a wet paper towel in a ziplock, get gross with nasty bacteria.
Germing with paper towel since early 2000s and I still use paper towel method. I have encountered crosses that wont germ well without a heat pad in recent years; interestingly, all progeny from the subsequent crosses I made also required heat pad. So genetics appear to play a role there. As a result, I now use heat pads every time I germinate.
Regarding bugs, I do like captain jacks as well.
As far as bagseed goes… seeds are already a form of genetic roulette, bagseed all the moreso as most folks will never know the pollen donor. But chance aside, I think its key to mention that a solid handful of some of the greatest clones to hit the scene were bagseed.
Dope as fuck that you got hooked up with quality seeds. Dont forget the love you were shown and pass it on as you are able