It's always good to try different methods. You never know. I think I'm happy with using a coco/soil mix. Best of both worlds I think. Nice harvest. One more week until I harvest 2 plants. My last harvest was more than 3 months ago. I can't wait.
Looks really good man. Too bad about the hydro, I wondered about how it would work this way. Maybe to leave a tent to do the full cycle. I get it though, if it doesn't work right it's a big headache. Have a great one man!