Sirius: This is a great point! In any enclosed grow area such as a tent or grow cabinet, it’s important to have a larger opening for intake than for exhaust. This will maximize the efficiency of your fan in addition to keeping it working for longer. Plus, this will keep tents from “bowing” in, reducing your grow space.
This had been a long-time dream of mine, and I fondly imagined my first harvest, curing my flowers to perfection, and collecting their resin for concentrates. I saw myself carefully journaling their progress, and eventually becoming an expert caretaker of myself and my marijuana garden.
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“1st time grower. Plants are 1 month old, and 12″ tall now. Set up for less than $250. Used cab.w/4 bulb, 24″ T5’s, 4″ elec exhaust, Thanx for great info.”
Use the following items to make a stealthy grow cabinet just like his:
My sights set, I loaded Google’s 3D rendering freeware, Google SketchUp, and got to work.
My inline fan with had 6″ opening (28 square inches) so I would need 56 square inch opening. I went with two louvered grills that were 5″ x 8″ which gave me 80 square inches – 30% for the louvers = 56 square inches. Perfect!
I installed a sealed fan room to house the 6″ inline fan mentioned above. This sat in the top inside of the cabinet, pictured below.
Next to the fan room is space for other more technical things. Here we find the ballast and command switching station.
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I find this guide very creative. All the materials you need are listed, and you’ll only need a few tools. Your budget for this setup will be less than $100.
For the wall of this grow tent, you’ll need a black and white poly. The white side of the poly is what will reflect the light inside the grow space.
You’ll also need to properly plan how your wirings will be arranged. For doing so, you’ll need some Velcro strips or cable stripes too.
I did some research and found some great guides and ideas on how to build a grow tent setup. I’m pleasantly surprised that there are quite a handful of guides out there.
It basically looks like a mobile that you can hang wherever you choose. Surprisingly, this can actually improve your lighting system.
This is a great guide that won’t even let you spend an amount higher than $100.
Instead of the adjustable rack, this DIY grow tent project makes you transform a canvas wardrobe into a grow tent.
Some commercial grow tents have compartments or pockets where you can store your tools.
Of course, I’d love to share them with you so if you want to get some great DIY grow Tent ideas , just read along.
Lindsey Hyland grew up in Arizona where she attended University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture. She supplemented her education by working on various organic farms in both rural and urban settings. She started Urban Organic Yield to discuss gardening tips and tactics. Growing and raising just about anything gets her very excited. She is especially passionate about sustainable ways to better run small-scale farms, homesteads, urban farming and indoor gardening.