A Complete Discussion on Grow Tent Ventilation Setup
There is no second option without proper air circulation, and ventilation for a high yield grow in your grow tent. After having a clear idea about the equipment, you have to realize how all the stuff works as a complete unit. Without realizing this, you cannot setup the ventilation system correctly. This content aims to provide you a full realization of this scheme. Moreover, you will get a step by step guide line for setting up an extraction system to get the best output.
Let’s Look at the reason Behind Proper Ventilation
Ventilation is part and parcel of for a grow tent. But what is the appropriate science behind this? First of all, plants or herbs need the supply of carbon dioxide to thrive. If there is no proper ventilation, the amount of carbon dioxide will be reduced. Will your plants or herbs grow properly then? Again, the air which does not move can cause mildew, mold, and other dangerous contaminants thrive. Obviously, it is harmful. Therefore, do not allow this. Especially, the Powdery mildew is very dangerous. Moreover, heavy fresh air and airflow is the precondition for maintaining a suitable environment in your grow room. These are not possible without a proper ventilation system. Let us know about the procedure of grow tent ventilation setup. you can find here some of the cheap grow tent with proper ventilation.
The Requirements for Grow Tent Ventilation Setup
- Grow Tent (a growing space to hold up lights)
- Rope Ratchets (to hang the grow lights)
- Grow Light
- Exhaust Fan
- Ducting Clamps
- Carbon Filter (optional one)
Grow Tent Ventilation Setup
First of all, you have to install ventilation in your grow tent. Thus you get more chances to locate light, tanks and other equipment in the best position. Above all, your task will be easier then.
Before starting assembling, ensure that you have a nice clutter-free space. It reduces the chances of missing anything. My recommendation is to use an RVK 150mm L1 fan with a BF360 carbon filter to exert air. As well as to ensure fresh air use RVK 150mm A1 fan. After wiring up, plug them to ensure they work and identify exhaust side.
In your grow tent ventilation setup, the primary stage is to attach the carbon filter to the fan at the intake side. There is an airtight seal between these two due to a flying clamp. Therefore, the hanging process becomes easier.
The following step is to fix some ducting. As a result, it is possible to remove hot air from the tent. It is better to use a quick release pipe clip. Please do not forget to secure the connection. The final task is to lose the duct coming away from the fan. It causes nightmare inevitably nightmare at the time of reattaching it.
Now extraction kit is already assembled. It is also ready to suspend from the grow room ceiling where hot air is present. The Exolux Rope Ratchets are designed to connect the plates or hanging bars with the short chain.
After that, fasten two of the rope ratchets around the carbon filter and then one around the fan. It works as the support for the whole unit. Then you have to lift the extraction kit by the pulling the rope. A device called Voila is very straightforward and efficient for one person to install such a massive system.
Very soon, you will be satisfied due to-
- The hanging height of extraction system.
- Power was leading through the lower parts and ducting through higher parts.
- The pulling of the drawstring tight due to keeping a light in as well as bugs out.
At this stage, install the intake fan. Ensure the security of the ducting by using quick release duct clips before there is no attachment of carbon filter. Then it is mandatory to check the fan faces in the right direction. If it is all right, then hang it. After that, feed the intake ducting with the rope ratchets through an available outlet.
We earnestly recommend attaching a Horti-shield Bug Blocker at the end of the duct. It is quite enough to stop insects from going inside the grow room via air.
After that, take a chain of different length to hand the ducting from the grow room ceiling. Then allow the exhaust end to take rest. It ensures that the entire grow room can enjoy the advantages of decent air exchange.
The overall airflow can be boosted further and stop the pockets from air developing by the circulation fans. The 6-inch clip on the fan is enough to support the central ventilation system.
Thus completing these steps, you just end the grow tent ventilation setup. From this unit, you can get the sufficient air exchange for up to 4 x 600 Watt lights. Obviously, it is enough to maintain the optimum grow room temperatures.
If you want the highest control, you need a GSE Controller. Another great option is to have an SMSCom Twin Fan Speed Controller. It is connected straight to the controller without wiring.
The temperature probe should take the position of the height of the canopy. It is also out of the direct light from delivering accurate readings. You can keep this unit outside of the growing area. As a result, you can check it frequently without disturbing the plants. Obviously, it is great.
- Ensure that, there is no extra slack when it is ducting.
- Use chip clips or binder clips to bunch the extra ducting.
- Keep a straight path for air passing.
- Exhaust the heat back or turn down the overall air being moved to keep the room warm.
- ventilation depends on the size of grow tent and number of plants you are growing. So, grow tent size calculation is needed to consider.