thank you so much for the reply, @happies70. nope, you did not miss out. this is my very first indoor grow and after learning everything i wanted to change about my outdoor environment for years i have spent the last three months dialing in every aspect of this transition. i cannot be happier with the way the run is going so far. the genetics (strawberry cough, og kush, dos si dos, planet of the grapes, peanut butter breath and kosher kush), the environment, the nutrients, the vpd. everything is on point. that’s why i am going to make damned sure i will not do anything bad to them before proceeding.
as for doing it during lights out. i thought of that. i am not an electrician. i just happen to be good with electrical and i have done this kind of work before. still i hate to be working at the main panel with nothing more than iphone light.
i think what i’ll do is just let this run finish (i so wanted to start a perpetual grow) and do the work after. this way when i do start a perpetual grow next time i will be under a stable power source with all the electricity i can ever need for my garden.