A grow tent kit is a great idea for novice growers. For first-timers, home growing can seem intimidating. Controlling temperature, light intensity, footprint, and ventilation are all important. . . There are many calculations that you need to make. There are so many things to consider when weighing and balancing.
The grow tent kit makes it easy to assemble your equipment. Kits include everything you need to grow indoors.
A grow tent kit will allow you to gradually learn the complicated techniques of cultivation. You have a better chance of succeeding with your first grow and you are less likely to waste money on the wrong products.
Although these are great benefits, assembling and purchasing a kit can be difficult. There is always a learning curve when starting a new project.
Don’t worry. Our ultimate guide to growing tent kits will help you make the right choice. We will explain what you can expect from a kit and how to choose the right one.
What should be included in a Grow Tent Kit
A grow tent is not the same as a kit. A grow tent is just the tent. A grow tent kit includes everything you need to set up your tent.
Although the actual contents of a kit can vary, most kits include grow equipment like:
- Air filters
- Plant containers
A grow tent kit can be purchased that comes with grow lights. A kit that includes a light can be a relief as lighting is often a daunting area for new growers.
A grow light can be crucial to your success in your first crop. Don’t accept the light that comes with your kit. Research different types of grow lights and individual manufacturers. Do not buy an LED or HID grow tent kit with a sub-par light source.
Keep in mind that many retailers can create a custom grow tent kit just for you. You just need to let the retailer know your preferences and preferred brands and they will put together a kit that fits your needs.
How to Choose the Best Grow Tent Kit
What should you look for when buying a grow tent?
There are many factors that go into the answer. These are the most important questions to ask before you start shopping for a package of grow tents.
What is the best space for a grow tent?
There are many sizes of tents. There are many sizes of tents. You can find enclosures as small as 2×2′ or as big as 10×20′. Remember to include height.
Remember that the ideal height of your tent is more than the space available in the room. It also depends on your height. You can find out the ideal height for your grow lights and the height of the plants in the containers you prefer.
How do I grow my plants successfully?
Are you able to plant in soil? Cocoa? Are you going to need a hydroponics system? Aeroponic? The grow equipment that you need in a grow tent set will depend on the method you choose.
Which type of grow lights should I use?
These are the most popular grow lights for tent-growing:
- HID (HPS, MH)
Before you begin looking for a grow tent set, take the time to thoroughly research each option. Lighting selections can have a significant impact on the grow space.
A tent must be the right height to hold your lights. If you use HID/CMH bulbs, you may need to add components to power the lights. Depending on whether you choose LEDs or HID/CMH lamps, your cooling and ventilation needs will be different. LED grow lights produce far less heat than HID/CMH lights.
You can read our blog to learn more about LED lights for home plants as you think through your options.
What’s my budget?
Grow tent kits can run upwards of $4,000 so it is a good idea for you to establish your price limits in advance.
Be sure to consider operational costs. This is another area that lighting choices should be considered.
The price of high quality LED grow lights is higher at the time they are purchased. But their operating costs are lower. LEDs can last 20 times longer than HID lamps and use half the energy. Because they emit less heat than HID and CMH lights, LEDs can reduce cooling costs.
Who can help me choose the right grow tent kit?
We are a manufacturer of grow lights and we believe in providing guidance to customers, especially for complicated home-grown plants.
Many new growers have bought the wrong lights after reading bad advice. They were either in a rush to find cheap and easy lights, and ended up with a light that failed after just one cycle.
If you buy an indoor grow tent at random from a store you don’t know, the same thing could happen. Instead, find a company that listens to what you have in mind. Ask them for their advice and they will guide you to the best options.
How to Assemble A Grow Tent
You have carefully chosen your grow tent kit. You have received your package and are ready to get started.
The best way to assemble your grow tent kit will depend on which kit you have. Instructions for safe assembly should be included with every kit.
The process of setting up a new tent is usually similar to this:
- Get your tools. Make sure you read all instructions before starting anything.
- Install your grow tent. Double-check the dimensions to ensure that your tent is appropriate for the space. Put down a mat to protect your floor from spills. First, construct the frame and then cover it with the cloth.
- Install your grow light fixtures. Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer for attaching mounting hardware to the frame. Consider installing a pulley to adjust the lamp height. Pay attention to the correct hanging heights. Bundle your wiring and run the cords through the power socket hole.
- Ventilation is essential. Hang the fan and carbon filter at the top of your frame. These components should be positioned with the intake of the exhaust fan pointing towards filter. The tent’s ventilation opening should direct exhaust. Install ducting. A duct should be connected to the fan and filter. A duct should run from the exhaust to the ventilation opening.
- Install timers and temperature gauges. Mount all equipment used to monitor temperature, humidity, or other environmental factors at the plant level. Set your timers for photoperiod. You should also set up the system controller for variable spectrum LEDs and program the light spectrum.
- The entire system should be tested. Turn on all equipment and plug it in. Check that everything works as it should. For safety hazards, double-check your electrical connections and cords. In case of water damage, keep all cords off the ground.
- Bring your plants indoors and get started!