This is my first attempt at growing. I had some specific needs. I stay with other people and don't have much of a garden. It had to be completely inconspicuous. Electricity bills had to stay low so I opted for a deep water culture system and I am using CFL's, LED's, a grow light and fluorescent tubes.
Currently I'm getting 22000 lumens.
I chose the garage cupboard as it was out of the way and the perfect size. The outlet fan goes into the ceiling and vents at the rooftop to keep the odors to a minimum.
In my quest for stealth I glued all the foil to the cupboard to silence the foil noise. Loudest noise fixed but then I had a new loudest noise. The air stones, they vibrated at the bottom of the tank and were amplified so I got them two rubber rings to stand on. I also have the tank standing on a block of high-density foam.
Now, when the doors are closed you don't hear anything. Awesome!
Light also leaked through the gaps of the cupboard. A lot of gaffer tape fixed that problem.
Currently the whole operation (including fans, pumps, lights ect) is under 400w
Its still very early stages and I'm sure some other problems will arise
Any help, things I might be doing wrong or tips will greatly be appreciated