Ventilation question for 2x2 Tent

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by raggidy, Mar 21, 2014.

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    raggidy

    raggidy New Member

    I've done quite a bit of research on Google and I keep finding differences in opinion and could use some assistance.

    I have a grow tent which is 2x2x4 and have a carbon filter + extractor fan inside the tent (above the light). The ducting goes from the fan, out the tent and close to a window in the room I'm growing in. There are two 'socks' at the bottom of the tent which I left open to allow passive intake, however the room has some clutter which I cannot currently move so the intake isn't as good as it could be.

    I tested it out last night and the temperatures were getting up above 28°C which is obviously too hot so I was wondering what I can do to lower the temp? A lot of people have been saying to get an intake fan and some ducting while others say just to use ducting which brings in fresh air from outside.

    Before I go spending more money on an intake fan can anyone recommend what the best solution for this overheating would be please?

    Thanks in advance.

    -Raggidy
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    Ou8aCracker2

    Ou8aCracker2 Active Member

    Are you using an inline centrifugal fan

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    Or a duct booster fan

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    Also,how much and what kind of lighting and what is the ambient temperature (temp of the room your grow pulls it's fresh air intake from)?
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    raggidy

    raggidy New Member

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    Ou8aCracker2

    Ou8aCracker2 Active Member

    28°c is like 82.4°F while not too hot,it's not ideal either...try dropping the room temp down 2°F/C
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    joe macclennan

    joe macclennan Well-Known Member

    you shouldn't need an intake fan bro. Just clear your vents
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    raggidy

    raggidy New Member

    After some more reading and moving things around I discovered what the issue was. I was being pretty stupid and had the thermometer sitting in the light directly, so it's now covered and the temperatures are a little cooler.

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