I love the bar fridge idea, but it would seem out of place where I have it now. Speaking of file cabinets, and in sort of keeping with Mr. Sparkle's Ikea retools, the Hallan looks like it's perfect for a little grow box:
Only problem it's steel, so cutting holes for ventilation would be a little tough, but with enough patience and going slowly could be done.
Right now the PC is doing OK, and blends in well, it's just a little narrow in terms of a grow area. But as the plant is doing now, it's got plenty of room.
I think the main choke point right now is the light intensity. Based on what I've seen so far, 36 watts is doing OK for veg, the real test will see in flower. I'd say for this current dimension at least 50 watts would be a good balance between light intensity and heat buildup.
I was always under the impression that flat white was better than mylar in terms of base reflectivity. I must have read wrong!
I decided to stop feeding with the regular mix I've made up since the FIM, I let a bit run out the bottom, then let it drip dry. I try not to have the plant sit in it's own juices so at most there are a few dribbles that run off. I figured I'd just go water while it was recovering from the FIM. Just noob superstition I guess lol.
The mix I'm using is fairly unsexy, it's just three teaspoons of Fox Farms grow big, one teaspoon of superthrive, and a milliliter or two of ph down just to take the edge off the hard water I have here per gallon.
I'll see if I can stick a thermometer/humidity meter in there. I originally planned for a fan, but I got lazy and didn't want to punch more holes to run 12 volts into the cab hehe!
Here it is this morning: