After some frustration with a cool mist humidifier and some failed make shift wick replacements I decided to put together a make shift humidifier myself using only materials I've had laying around the work bench from past experimentation with peltiers, bog gardens and water buckets.
5 gallon bucket with lid
DC power supply
5 gallon water jug
Quick connect adapter
Gorilla glue & hot glue
I currently have it set for 30mins on and 30 mins off which keeps the humidity between 65%-70% when it's on during the day and 50%-60% when it's off. ~ 85% at night when the lights are off and the air gets a little more saturated. Ideally I would like to add a second fogger in the bucket to get the RH a little higher during the day time but I'm very happy with this set up as a first attempt for now.
I'm currently modifying a large 5 gallon water dispenser jug into a reservoir to make this relatively maintenance free. The reservoir will help keep the water at an ideal level for a prolonged period of time for the fogger to properly work.
While with a single fogger the RH is slightly lower than what a room humidifier could accomplish, this system is extremely quiet, will have a much larger reservoir and can be made from just a few parts. Had I not had a DC power supply laying around I imagine a computer along with a modified cell phone charger would have worked as well. If you're looking to increase your RH give this method a try!
The bucket fills up with a thick fog but I had the fan turned on which sucks the fog out of the bucket. You can see the condensation on the bucket wall.