Whether or not it's GSC, I don't know. I do believe thought that mr. dank (father of Golden Goat) is/has growing some here
As far as the experiment of DWC vs F&D, I'm very curious. Just got finished with my third DWC grow, myself, and was looking for perhaps a better setup. I think the way you've worked your canopy, seems the most logical and efficient, but I'm also fairly new to the grow game...
I like the cloner trick, too. I suppose as long as the roots don't get too tabgled up, it's a swell idea.