Hi everyone. I’m in the middle of my first harvest and things are getting complicated. So far the plants are fine and I’ll keep this thread to a single specific item for clarity sake but all suggestions and help are greatly appreciated. If you have advice, please post it so I can make some adjustments ASAP before a little trouble becomes a big problem.
First, My Setup.
Gorilla Grow Tent 10x20 with vents and meshed inlets/outlets galore. I’m running x6 Gavita 1700e LED lights that put the ambient temp up into the high 80’s until I kick on 1 or 2 of my 12" can fans. Lot’s of oscillating fans pushing air around inside the tent. Plants appear happy.
For whatever reason my can fans need to both be on low to medium to control the temp on the tent. I have my lower meshed vents open or else there’s too much negative pressure and the tent looks like it will implode. Sooo, we’re basically just circulating that air in/out/in/out the tent. Temp and humidity rise pretty quickly in the grow room outside the tent. As we begin sucking the hot/humid air back into the tent my internal temps rise to the high levels.
So, I opened a wall fan that blew hot air and humidity to the exterior of the building. This was fine for a few weeks but now it’s snowing and that needed to be shut to keep interior temperatures from falling too far. So the hot/wet air is stuck inside. I have my humidifier going steady and pull 3.5 gallons a night.
My front room is getting too wet. When I come in the mornings there is severe condensation in the windows are it’s a battle to keep it below 70% RH. I’ve tried fans to circulate the air back through the building so it returns to the dehumidifier but it seems like the air hits that cooler room and the moisture just falls out onto my floor, walls etc.
-Add more vents between the grow room and the front room to get MORE hot/wet air circulating? Although counter intuitive, this would probably move the air better through the whole building.
-Attempt to seal off the grow room and keep the hot/wet air in there with the dehumidifier? Not so easy to do, the wall is very placeholder and a seal would be nearly impossible.