When planning an indoor gardening, grow tent is the most important and essential tool but it’s more important to know how to set up a grow tent. Why? In general, to keep your plants healthy, the requirement is an optimum environmental condition and doing it in the right way means you hold the weather in your hands.
This process will be more comfortable and quicker if you follow what I will mention below from preparing all essential tools to applying careful and right my guide. Don’t worry if you are a beginner because this is for you (I will simplify everything).
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What you will need to set up the grow tent:
A grow tent just has the exterior structure so if you want to own an excellent indoor gardening system, remember to prepare and organize a few equipment properly which help you make a constant and appropriate environment for growing plant.
Below is the list of tools to complete this process. You don’t have to prepare all, but most of the serious growers have enough even more:
- Grow tent
- Hood or reflector
- Tools for hanging
- Power strips
- Carbon filters
- Duct clips
- Tape and fasteners
- Temperature and humidity gauge
- A dehumidifier
- An air conditioner
- A controller
- CO2 burner
- LED lights
The step by step guide on how to set up a grow tent:
Assemble grow tent:
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Each grow tent brand has different features. However, most of grow tents available on the market today are similar. Therefore, the basic assembling process will include 2 parts. First, you have to assemble the frame then cover by clothes.
However, before this step, you have to determine the installed area for growroom set up and do all essential measurements to make sure everything is in control. After finishing, you should spend about 5 minutes to attach to specific add-ons. In case you buy a large one in place of a small grow tent, it may be hard for you to set up that alone.
Set up grow light:
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It’s very simple to set up the grow light. What you have to do is just to set up holders to attach the hood and organize neatly the wiring outside to the plugs and timer. In the event of the closed-hood HID fixture, let you attach the ducting as well as exhaust to the outside.
When it comes to LED lights, everything will be easier because you just have to attach the holder to the fixture. The outstanding feature of LED grow light – the pretty cool operation includes the powerful ventilation. Or you want to be simple this video may give you a great suggestion:
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If you don’t use LED grow tent or LED grow light, you will need to create grow tent ventilation which can keep your plants away from problems of humidity and excess heat. You need to maintain the optimal temperature inside about 68 – 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit that means refreshing air at least 20 times per an hour.
Although carbon filter is not optional, it can keep the environment of your plants clean with free of odors. Moreover, you must provide enough cool air for your grow tent but not doing that by an air conditioning. Use any ways to pull air, not push. A fan is an efficient tool.
Pay attention to dialing in and safety scan:
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After completing, don’t forget that dialing in which is very important since it can let you know the balance of elements of the environment such as heat, airflow, and humidity between the pieces of your installed equipment as long as your grow tent can function properly and constantly.
At that time, you should also check what you have installed by letting them run in a while. Furthermore, the environment meters must be in the grow tent always even when there are any plants inside because thanks to that, you will feel how the grow tent is running.
All items indoor grow tent must be installed safely and not fall easily. You can check by shaking slightly to make sure everything isn’t ruined by only a light bump.
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Providing CO2 for your grow tent is also one of the important steps in how to set up a grow tent. Thus, let you do it by a dehumidifier, an air conditioner, a controller, and CO2 burner which will make a totally sealed place.
Tips for lighting:
- Keep in mind to adjust an appropriate height for lighting as each different kind of light such as LED, HID, reflector types, and lighting wattage need to be applied different distances from plants. To know exact information, you had better check the recommendation in advance.
- Never let water near to electronics by steering clear of splashing water on lights even ballasts.
- If you choose HID bulbs, on the first start-up day let it run at least 12 hours for its maximum life.
- Remember to wear gloves to change bulbs. If not, don’t touch the glass because oils in your hands can ruin them.
Again, in case you are the lover of growing plants, apart from knowledge of planting, setting up a grow tent is also a crucial task. Therefore, I share this guide and hope you have the beautiful planting experience.
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