Grow Room Design & Setup
need to find info on how to set up and start growing in a grow tent in the
The Grow Room forums; my tent is 54" X 35 1/2" X 84",and I got some questions is there a link or website that ...
need to find info on how to set up and start growing in a grow tent
my tent is 54" X 35 1/2" X 84",and I got some questions is there a link or website that explains to you, step by step, how to get the proper ventilation for your light and proper ventilation for the tent, and how to set up a scrubber and fan for it, and how to figure out the size of fan you need, is it 54" X 35 1/2" X 84" = 161,028 / 144 = 1118 cfm needed that can't be right can it so that's like a 12" fan or bigger and a 6" duct. is there hole or a opening that you run your electric cords thru I looked but not sure where it is
If your tent does not ave any vent holes then you got FUCKED by whoever you got that tent from.
Originally Posted by kgb424
If you DO have vent holes (like you should) then any vent hole is used for cords to run through. Most tents have 1 hole in the top, 1 vent on each wall panel & 1 vent hole at the foot of the tent. Plus 2-3 screens at the footing.
As far as videos & how to websites, you're not going to find many 1 stop sites or videos that will work for your situation.
The whole fun/stress/learning experience is watching countless videos, reading blogs, & posting on forums.
When I started my grow I planned on just making a awesome mini fridge grow box for $100.
I made it & it looks awesome. Has 4 100 watt CFL, 1 80mm intake fan, 1 4" inline duct exhaust fan, & all lined with mylar.
The problem I ran into was heat. The isolation from the fridge caused major heat issues.
I looked everywhere to get help for my build and found 0, so its all about trial and error.
So what I am getting at is, you need to find what works for your grow. Not all grows are the same. Each person lives in diffrent climats & diffrent living situations.
Just a heads up.
I am now running:
6 net pot DWC system
400 watt apollo system with hood
2 clip on fans
6" fantech exhaust
all in a 3x3x5 tent
Even after all that, going from a mini fridge to a tent I know I will still have issues to resolve
you will need to convert your inches into feet by dividing my 12.
Originally Posted by kgb424
you will need roughly a 100cfm vent fan... cost about 50 dollars.
I did the math your right it is almost 100 CFM so one 100 CFM fan for the light correct and ok now how big of a fan do you need to run a scrubber same as the light 100 Cfm or bigger cause your pulling air through the scrubber or I'm just confused
yes there is vents and ducts on the top,sides,bottom, I just thought there was a special opening that you put your cords thru and it would be sealed and light tight other than going thru a duct or a vent like I said its a Sun Hut LG, got it and 4ft 4 tube F54 T5 HO fixture for $ 150.00 and some timers,a dome with a 2ft F24 T5 HO light, want to try it out next run, so I say I scored and was helping the guy out he had to move, needed it gone.
for a tent this small, all i would do is have, a carbon filter attached to an inline fan, 6" will do.
then the fan i would hook to an elbow joint and put it right into my tent, the tent will be pressurized and the hot air will come out the top.
get a mini dehumifier if it gets too humid.
my question is, which would create less heat 6" sealed hood with a 6" fan for exhaust and 4" fan for intake or a large bat wing style reflector with same fans or maybe bigger to cause positive pressure and keep temps down. want to get it going, got plants that need to come out from under my T5's and go under a MH/HPS and start growing some big ass plants I hope bigger than I have with T5's and CFL's I'm hoping a 1000' watt be more than enough light
Last edited by kgb424; 07-21-2012 at 12:30 AM.
Best way to create less heat is to create negative pressure. Using both intake and exhaust fans won't create this and will increase the likelihood for hot spots in your tent.
To do so you have your exhaust fan sucking air through the carbon filter at the top of the tent, with the tent sealed up as much as possible leaving an intake at the bottom of the tent.