This is my indoor garden. I just got the light today, its a 1000 watt metal halide, I made the shroud but got the bulb, ballast and socket/cord for $100 from this really cool guy off craigs list. I had been using multiple CFL's and T12's till now but wasnt happy with the results, the banana is doing horrible from the poor light it had and my lettuce is no where near the lettuce at the hydro store that is the same age and in near the same system but under a 1000W MH.
The lettuce is in a home built 22 site AeroFlo2 system. In the green rubber-made tub is Romanesco Broccoli, in the tuperware dome is opal basil seedlings that will replace the lettuce after its harvested in about a month. There is a few smaller house plants- a Ghost plant and 2 rooted leaf cuttings from it, Jade, it and one of the ghost cuttings are in the terrarium I made from a nice sized jar I found. An Aloe plant and a Christmas Cactus in the red and blue pots. The tree seedling next to the Dwarf Cavendish banana is a young Grumichama seedling, its a Thai tree that produces cherry like fruit. The banana tree is also suffering from transplant shock, I just got it about 3 weeks ago and put it into my waterfarm, it was in soil up till then.
Week old Opal Basil seedlings
Broccoli, just breaking ground.
And just incase you've never seen a 1000 watt metal halide bulb, it's ginormous.