hello all, ive been planning this thing out for a little while now. I finally found the time to do it with some appreciated help from Butch.
I only snatched a few pictures because im still busy tweaking with the temps and humidity.
I bought the fixture off of ebay. it is a Hydrofarm 4ft 4 bulb fixture. i believe it was $142.99
I then broke down one of those 4 tier grow racks. I covered the back, left, right and bottom sides with 3/4in thick insulation foam boards. I sealed the front with some of the grow rack plastic for easy access.
I got a 4in 12VDC case fan from Radioshack for 17.99. I spliced the wires from the fan to an old adapter. I plan on adding another fan in the near future in case one fails. Without the fan it can quickly get to 90+ in 30 minutes. I got the humidifier from Target for $30. I have a 2ft long plastic tube running from the humidifier into the chamber.
The T5's produce some high heat, but with the fan running and the humidifier i have my temps down to about 68 degrees and 85% humidity. With all being said i am fairly happy at this point with those conditions but im still going to wait a little before i put my helis and such in. Now i have plenty of room for more plants =)
I will update ASAP as soon as i get my plants filled in there.