Recommendations on Grow Tent

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by BJ1617, May 17, 2013.

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    BJ1617

    BJ1617 New Member

    Hello, I'm getting into growing and decided I wanted to start with a small one plant tent grow. I think these item (srry about quality btw) are okay but I just wanted a weigh-in, Ive been surfing several sites and watched vids so I think I have just about the essentials except a ppm tester.Anyway budgets about $650. I'm all ears...:blsmoke: trying_not_to_be_pleb.jpg
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    wastedcave

    wastedcave Member

    If you have the space and a bigger budget, I would buy a bigger tent. This kind of stuff is addicting
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    hbbum

    hbbum Well-Known Member

    I'd save your money on the LED, though it may work fine and there are plenty of grows that do well with them, you would be better suited to get an HID and upgrade your fan/carbon scrubber to 6".

    You can pick up a 600W cooltube for under $200, or a 400 for about 150. If you are in a medical state like I am , I see them on craigslist all the time for $50-100, you can even get an entire setup for pretty dam cheap you just need to pay attention to what you are getting in a bundle.
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    tw1st3dm3ntal1ty

    tw1st3dm3ntal1ty Active Member

    yeah if possible get a bigger tent, unless u r running autos u can run out of room very very quickly
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    hbbum

    hbbum Well-Known Member

    These guys are totally right on the tent size to.. I built mine 2x2 and with just one plant eveything is climbing up all 4 walls and I wish I had more space.

    This is a single plant in a 24"x24" box and some LST training not quite half way through flower:
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    SlaveNoMore

    SlaveNoMore Active Member

    Search "Gotham Hydro" on ebay. They sell Lighthouse Hydro tents which are better quality and not expensive. I would suggest getting a tent that is 3x3. It is easier to grow in a square rather than a rectangle if you are only growing one plant. Just my opinion.
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    BJ1617

    BJ1617 New Member

    So around what size would be good ?
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    BJ1617

    BJ1617 New Member

    Same question as ^. I mean its only one plant. But I was gonna top and all that so yea it could get pretty big.
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    BJ1617

    BJ1617 New Member

    That seems right. I sorta forget about the width honestly, Since Im growing some hybrid first my main focus was height.:neutral:
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    hbbum

    hbbum Well-Known Member

    I didn't even top mine and it still got to big really for the 2x2, I would say 3x3 would be good and would give you a little breathing room. I have a hard time fitting my fans in my box.

    I would say get as much space as you have room for without it being intrusive, you dont have to fill it (yet) but you will likely end up tossing another plant(or 2) in there if you have the space.
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    BJ1617

    BJ1617 New Member

    Alright btw. Now when you say 3x3 your talking heightxlength right. Also nice setup I have the same hygrometer/thermometer. Also lights ?
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    SlaveNoMore

    SlaveNoMore Active Member

    Yeah it's much easier to train a large plant in a square (because plants grow round) than in a rectangle. Plus, you have more play area for your fan and what not. A five gallon container with one plant in a 3x3 with a 400w will get you a very nice yield. You may have to veg for a few weeks while you are training. Throw a Scrog in there and you're golden.

    In a tent that small you will want to stick with a 400w unless your ambient temps (outside the tent) are kept in the 60's. During veg you will be fine but temps will go up when you switch to HPS. I would scrap the LED and go with some HID for sure. You want all of the light penetration you can get if you are only growing one plant so you don't want to cut corners. You can also do two Three gallon plants in a 3x3 without a problem. Scrog or some form of aggressive training is mandatory though.
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    BJ1617

    BJ1617 New Member

    I pretty much chose led because it was a small tent grow, hence less heating/ventilation issues but if its easily an manageable lighting source i'll look into it.:mrgreen:
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    SlaveNoMore

    SlaveNoMore Active Member

    One more thing,

    Cool tubes fit nicely in a 3x3. Most other hoods are too large. Cool tubes don't do a great job at spreading light but in a tent that small it's really not an issue. You will learn to train the plant away from the hotspots that the lamp throws.
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    SlaveNoMore

    SlaveNoMore Active Member

    LengthxWidthxheight

    Usually they are 3x3x5 or 32x32x72 or something like that.
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    BJ1617

    BJ1617 New Member

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    hbbum

    hbbum Well-Known Member

    I like that one, give you selectable power if you have heat problems and comes with ratchets to adjust the height.
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    BJ1617

    BJ1617 New Member

    Cool only worry is about output of lights. Are all mh/hid's the same? Time to use some Googlefu. Now I chose this tent http://www.ebay.com/itm/48-x48-x78-...660?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c65754d4. It seems nice, whooole assortment of ventilation connection sizes so thats good. Any recommendations on vent fan for this size or what cfm I should aim for ?
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    BJ1617

    BJ1617 New Member

    Simply Beatiful :blsmoke:
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    hbbum

    hbbum Well-Known Member

    You can certainly get "better" bulbs but personally I wanted to get a couple grows under my belt before doing those types of tweaks, and since the bulbs are something that need replacing over time anyway, I dont think it is a loss to start out with the "cheap" MH/HPS bulbs.

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