A cultivation room must accommodate not only the storage of a tent, but its construction. A foot or so of over-tent clearance makes for a smooth assembly, ensuring ample space to wrestle the uncompromising canvas shell over and around the frame.
What to look for in a grow tent
When determining tent height, growers need to account for the type of light as well as space for an exhaust fan and carbon filter.
Frame & weight capacity
A comparison of common reflective materials by grow-light manufacturer MIGRO observed up to a 33% increase in canopy illumination when using industry-standard diamond mylar—that means 33% more weight come harvest time, so three ounces would become four, and an $600 ROI becomes $800.
Lastly, take a good look around inside the tent. Everything should be secure. Make sure that any electronics are off the ground (power strips, ballasts, wires) just in case there’s ever a water spill.
It’s important that there is an air-tight line from the carbon filter to the fan (without any air leaks) in order to prevent smells from escaping the tent!
How to Set Up a Grow Tent for Stealth
5.) Sound, Stealth and Safety Check
Examples & What to Look For
It can be tempting to try to get a really expensive grow tent with all the “bells and whistles” because you want to give your plants the best possible home! But honestly the cheapest grow tent has 90% of the features of a far more expensive grow tent. If you’ve never grown marijuana before and are reluctant to invest a lot of money, I recommend starting cheap when it comes to tents!
Also, here’s a trick I learned from a dispensary owner: set up a carbon filter with a fan attached inside the room itself (in addition to the one in your tent), and run it alongside some ONA gel whenever you need to make sure all smells are gone quickly in the room, even if you’ve opened the tent. It works to keep a dispensary smelling neutral and it works just as well in the home!
Example of LED Grow Light Hanging In Tent with Rope Ratchets
(Carbon Filter in Back Scrubs Smells)
$82) – I actually have two of these. The TopoLite tents are not particularly high quality, but they have everything you need. It’s difficult to find a good tent in this particular size, but that extra foot of height is useful enough that I’m willing to deal with second-rate zippers.