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Grow Tent Setup – The Complete Guide

Are you trying to setup your grow tent? Did you know that you can do this without asking a professional to help you with it? If you are one of the many people who is wondering how to do this, then the tips on grow tent setup is essential.

For individuals who don't know, grow tents are here to make things simpler for people who are growing cannabis, but you should be aware that if you are planning to grow a huge cannabis garden, then a grow tent may not be advisable.

Typically, this is perfect for people who only wants to grow 1 to 5 ounces of marijuana every month.

Using grow tents is one of the best things that you can do when planting cannabis because the grow tent will let you use grow lights, which will help the plants to grow healthily. The grow tent also light proof, so when the time comes that your cannabis needs to be alone in the dark, you wouldn’t worry anymore.

Another good thing about using a grow tent is that it is easy to clean and is known to be waterproof. If you are watering your plant and you spilled some water, you don't need to worry about the water leaking on the floor.

All you have to do is wipe it, and everything will be good again. Lastly, the grow tents will help seal the smells of your cannabis because it is smell proof.

Of course, you can add carbon filter and exhaust fan to help conceal the smell more.

Now, if this is your first time to use a grow tent, then these tips on how to do a grow tent setup will help you to be successful put up one:

Clearing the Space and Putting The Tent Together

Before you start putting your tent up, it would be best to clear your schedule for the entire afternoon. The reason behind this is because you need to clean the space where you plan to setup your tents.

Once you are done with cleaning, you can start setting it up at the place where you plan to put it up. You don't want to put it up outside the room and transfer it later on because it won't fit in the doorway, which will only make you disassemble it again. This will take a lot of time.

Start Hanging the Grow Lights

Start Hanging the Grow Lights


The next thing that you need to do is to start hanging the grow lights that you have. You can use rope ratchets to hang them since this type of rope is easy to setup, and they are relatively cheap.

The reason why rope ratchets are great to use is that they can easily be adjusted, which means that your lights will be adjusted without you worrying about dropping them on the plants that you have.

It is always nice that you can quickly put the lights up or even down, whenever you want without worrying about the beaming light on your face.

No matter what type of rope you use, you need to make sure that you are using something that can perfectly handle the grow lights that you have. If you want something that can secure them the rope ratchets the way to go.

Start Hanging the Exhaust Fan

Start Hanging the Exhaust Fan

Some people make a mistake of installing their exhaust fan outside the tent. But the truth is, the best way that you can install it is by hanging the exhaust fan inside your tent.

This will help to significantly cover the sound of the running fun, which will also help you create a path that is straight from your fan to the light for a better airflow and circulation.

When hanging your exhaust fan, it would be best to use a strong rope ratchets, and a nylon rope inside your grow tent. Doing this will reduce dramatically the vibration and the sound of the fan.

Take note that if you still decided to install your exhaust fan outside your tent, it will only create a lot of sounds, which you surely don’t want.

Dealing with Grow Light with Air Cooled Hood

Dealing with Grow Light with Air Cooled Hood

Now for people who have to grow lights that have an air cooled hood, which contains heat like most HPS and MH grow light, then connecting the exhaust fan directly to the hood is essential.

The reason behind this is because it will be helpful to provide an ultra cooling that is efficient. As this will also let the hot air to vent directly out of the window so that the heat will never go down to your plants.

Ensure a Better Airflow

When setting up your grow tent, it is always best to make sure that the fresh air can easily get in the tent. Most of the grow tents today have vents that are removable, and they are usually located at the bottom, where the fresh air can quickly go in.

Avoid removing the cover because the chances of the light leaking into your tent are high.

You can get a better airflow by creating a small window or a light trap that is facing downward, as this will let the air inside and not the light.

Using Carbon Filter to Avoid Smells

Using Carbon Filter to Avoid Smells


Carbon filters will help avoid the grow tent to produce smells outside of it. You can hang the carbon filter using rope ratchets since these carbon filters are relatively heavy. The rope will make it easier for you to adjust them.

You should take note that your grow tent should have an air-tight line from the fan to the carbon filter to ensure that it will prevent the smells from getting out of your tent.

Once you are done setting your tent up and ensuring that everything is in place, you can start planting your cannabis.

Always remember to follow the above tips, for you to have a successful grow tent for your cannabis. Doing these things will also ensure that your marijuana will grow healthily as expected.

About the Author Ann Katelyn

I'm Ann Katelyn, Creator and Chief Author of Sumo Gardener. Since I was a child I've always been fascinated with plants and gardens, and as an adult this has developed into my most loved hobby. I have dedicated most of my life to gardening and started Sumo Gardener as a way to express my knowledge about gardening with the hope of helping other people's gardens thrive.

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