No problem mon
Jeff - i don't think it is a costly setup at all, but i didn't pay for it all, nor all at once. i have tried a few other ways of growing and i like the tent the most out of all of them. the setup running now consists of this:
1x Mother/clone/veg cabinet: old dresser that i found. i think it's approx. 18"Dx32"Wx32"T. took drawers out and made drawer faces into a big swinging door, lined it with mylar and white paint on floor. ventilation is 2 axial fans 1exhaust 2canopy. 2 duct holes at bottom. lights are an old 8-light bathroom bar fixture cut in half and mounted parallel w/cfl daylight bulbs. going to be making.
can be made probably around $100-300 depending on how many things you have to buy. i technically recycled most of the stuff on that cab.
1x Flower tent: 3x3 hydrohut silver edition, actually 39"x39"x6'something. I really like it and chose it over other tents mainly because of roof supporting more weight + better designed supports + thought hydrohut would be the most innovative to try and bring customer base back. so far i'm VERY happy. they can be had for under 300.
lighting is a 1kw xtrasun for now until i can pull electrical for my 1kw lumatek someday. hood is a radiant 8. bulb is eye hortilux. i got all that lighting equipment from my friend for FREE. i used to have a 400w hps i bought from HIDhut 3yrs ago, but that crapped out on me and I upgraded with the 1kw. good HPS lighting costs $, but consider it an investment.
ventilation is a 3yr old 6" panasonic whisperline inline fan. so far so good, but it is HUGE. filter is a can33. canopy currently has one clipon fan around 8-10".
current grow medium is a homebrew mix of coco, recycled soil, worm castings, and compost. coco content is only around 50%. i'm treating this like a soil grow, but now that i've seen what coco can do......they're in 3gal pots w/individual trays. i hand water every 2-3days with brewed up nutes. In this grow i mainly used fish emulsion, P-guano, meta-K, catalyst, blackstrap molasses, humic acid, fulvic acid, occasional ej microblast. also used some ej grow + bloom for 1st 2weeks in flower until i ran out of them. also got an occasional compost or casting tea.
whew! less typie, more smokie...