This is my first indoor grow (or any real grow) so for what it is worth:
I bought a complete set up. Covert 3x4 tent. So far it seems every single component needs to be replaced, other than the tent. Yeah, these package deals seem like great value and will keep plants alive and grow a crop but they won’t perform well enough to grow a really good crop.
I have replaced:
150 watt UFO light for LED 600 watt. Another $460
The carbon filter has not done well 6 weeks or so in, and now looking to buy a better filter. Looking online now but looking at spending anywhere from $50 to $120
The inline fan is just not good enough…so looking at inline fans and that seems to be another $150 or more.
The little clip on fan was not the kind that would work with the round tent poles. Nor does it oscillate. Ordered one that is specific for grow tent poles and oscillates. $35
The small cannister type fan to bring air in is just so so. The small clip fan they sent was not really good to repurpose for that, so keeping the cannister but added a $8 fan from Walmart to bring air in from roof port.
Which pretty much means the ENTIRE set up other than the tent needs to be replaced to truly be able to succeed with an indoor grow.
Yeah, it got me started. I mean I had zero clue what so ever on what was needed for a grow tent and where to even look. I know that now. The hard way.
Just things to consider. Learn from my mistake. If you absolutely have to buy full set up kit due to monetary reasons, just know you are most likely not going to get near the crop you could have got with buying each component necessary.
All in all the girls are thriving…just the latest is the whole filter thing. I can say I have learned more about components this way. As our family motto has always seemed to be: we have to take the field trip to learn something.