grow tent weed setup

Grow tent weed setup

This simply is the most foolproof way to prevent unwanted smells.

All you need to consider to find your optimal distance are 2 things:

MARS – (Amazon) and VIPARSPECTRA LED Lights – (Amazon)

How to Set Up Your Electrical Wires and Other Electrical Equipment

Setting up your ventilation properly is extremely important.

Not every piece of equipment is as important to set up correctly…

How to Set Up Your Ventilation

To grow properly, your plants need a constant supply of fresh air with CO2.

A very effective strategy for maximizing yield with LED is a flat canopy (make your plants short and wide) so that the light has an easy time penetrating the bottom of the canopy. You want short and wide plants. SCROG is a great training method which helps you achieve this.

Grow tent weed setup

If you have a smell emergency, you can use an exhaust fan directly attached to a carbon filter sitting on the floor. This isn’t as effective as a “real” exhaust system, but it will clear an entire room of smells in just minutes. Some growers who can’t fit a carbon filter in their grow space have even used this technique to control smells for a whole grow!

Before getting started, make sure you’ve freed an afternoon to dedicate to this project. Take a minute to clean up the space you will be building your tent, as it’s easier to do it all in the beginning as opposed to while you’re working. Make sure to put together your tent at its final destination! You don’t want to build it only to realize it doesn’t fit through the doorway

Get Started Growing! You Are Ready!

Some grow tents don’t look particularly suspicious. On the left is a homemade stealth grow cabinet and on the right is a 2’x4’x5′ grow tent that looks vaguely like a clothes wardrobe. They’re just about equally nondescript!

Grow tents also let you easily set up a perpetual harvest. This grower (Manzfoo) keeps young plants in the purple LED tent, and older plants in the yellow HPS tent. As soon as he harvests the big plants, he rotates in the young ones and starts a new batch. This lets him harvest every 2 months or so!

Cheap rope ratchets allow you to move a grow light up and down with a few clicks, so you never need to hold up your light or worry you might drop your light on your plants.

For bigger growers, a 4’x4′ grow tent is great because it can be used with the next class of grow lights up to some of the biggest grow lights. It can support a 600-1000W HPS or LED grow light as long as it’s 6-7′ tall.

Growers often hang a carbon filter in the back of the tent so it’s less in the way.

I believe a 2’x4′ is one of the best sizes for new growers because it gives you enough space for decent yields (get up to several ounces a month) but it isn’t big enough to be overwhelming. You get easy access to all the plants, including the ones in the back, but still get all the advantages of a full-size grow light. You can start with a small light like CFLs or a small LED in this size tent, and still have room to eventually upgrade up to a 400W HPS (7-14 oz harvest).