With 10 plants you're system is going to be much much larger than what I have, but I'm guessing essentially it's the same thing just with more nutes n more pH down lol. I check pH ushally twice a day. Once in morning before work then around midnight when I get home. I find after res changes is when the pH will swing up more frequently, but after 4 days or so I'll sometimes go a couple days with out checking because I know it's about stabilized. I didn't check last night cuz the past 2 days it was sitting at 5.8, bout to check my three res's now just for piece of mind but don't really anticipate having to adjust anything. Basically imo 5-10 minutes of work a day for a much faster veg, from what I can tell from pics of ppls autos started the same time as mine, and supposedly a higher yield. The yield part is what I'm most curious about from ur experiment. To know if when I finally have room for a tent if I should stay hydro or switch to soil. Probably save money on nutes with soil... IDK... Thats why we need you to do the experiment xD!