I can make this, http://www.stealthhydroponics.com/product.php?xProd=16 , cheaper and bigger to hold more plants. You can also just jimmy rig lights easy as all hell with power strips, a bunch of these http://www.electronicplus.com/images/products/738W-BOX.jpg and some CFLs. Put it in a closet lined in aluminum foil or mylar along the walls and setup a fan to move air g2g. You could also set it up inside of like a dresser or some other thing you want to build into a grow box. It's not that hard Zebo, I've done similar(but I spent more money on lighting etc) for my grow.I'm interested. Do you have links? What do you do when grid goes down? As in no electricity?
oh i left out the cost of like nutrients, but even if it costs like 35 for veg and 35 for bloom nutes they will last you quite awhile. also need something to check the PH, but PH test kits can be had on the cheap.