On a filter like this Common Culture Carbon Filter 6" x 16" 400 CFM | direct from Growers House if used in a 4x4 tent in my house, how long do they actually keep the odors down? Will they last a full grow, 2 grows, 3 grows?
Something like this with the filter would work perfect for you by far my favorite fan it’s so quite and will last a long time
@RAP I’m still on my first filter, 3rd grow. So far it’s still kicking ass. It’s a canlite carbon filter. Others may have a different perspective how long a carbon filter may last. Relative Humidity plays a role in how long they last, and having a humidifier spraying onto it with it working isn’t helping the life of it either.
Thanks @Hogmaster . I already have an Active Air 6" inline that I bought 6 mos ago so I will use it until it dies. I bought it before I knew If I needed one or not. I did not. But I just ordered a 4x4 tent so I can flower in the summer when its 115° outside and more in the garage so now I need one .
The filter says it will work for 2 years but I wonder what people really get in reality. Sounds promising from @Covertgrower
I think I will set the 4x4 tent up with the 2 260xl LED’s with fan and filter for a nice in the house grow.
this info is not good, if u look at the site it keeps repeating “6 x 16 400 cfm”, this is replacing actual valuable info, like how much carbon is in the filter.!!
it actually looks like they r a knock off of Black Ops filters, even used Black Ops’ info as their own…???
the life of a filter depends on the contaminants pulling thru the filter and the amount and quality of the carbon in the filter.!!
i m with Covert, i use Can-Filters, great quality, long life, and replaceable pre-filters.!!
this is another instance that the cheap filter will work and costs half as much, but…
the good filter will work better for 3 times as long.!!
Thats what happens when I order before I ask . All I can do now is know better next time. I did not really figure it would last 2 years that is why I asked what people get in the real world. Its here now so I will use it and get the cheaper recommendation from now on.
@Hogmaster @Covertgrower @SlowOldGuy
Any links to a 6" can filter for my 400cfm fan?
@RAP Not the cheapest, but this is what I have in my tent.
Can Lite Carbon Filter With Pre Filter, 6-Inch 600 Cubic Feet Per Minute
I love this exhaust so much, and brag about it in every post I see it in lol. Works perfect, and I don’t have to constantly worry about adjusting it myself. I have the T4 in my 2x2 veg tent, and one day will get the T6 for my flower tent!
This was on the page of your link @Covertgrower Comes with a prefilter. Worth trying for $50 or just go with $100+ ?
Not sure I understand. The one I have has a prefilter. I’m unsure if it’s necessary, but I purchased mine with it. @RAP
Filter add life to anything with air circulating through it. I would suggest it. It’s probably washable/or resusable. Keeps contaminants from clogging the carbon. Although I’ve never washed mine.
@Covertgrower Sorry I forgot to post the link. It was a $50 filter on the same page as your link as an alternative. Just wondering if you think it would be worth trying to save some $$
It’s a different price because it’s not the same size. Up to you.
Dimensions: 6’’ x 18’’ also no CFM rating.
Dimensions of the canlite: 24 x 10 x 10 inches
no its not worth it,
a member on here had trouble with one, he switched to Phresh and all was good.!
the Can-Filter is twice the price, but it works better and will last 3 times as long,
if u do the math the cheap filters end up costing more to run over time.!!
When using a fan and filter for odor control in a 4x4 tent, or any size really, do you run the fan 24hrs or can you run it less? 12/12 like lights?.. 4 hrs on 4 hrs off? @SlowOldGuy @Covertgrower @dbrn32
@RAP if you shut the fan off, you’ll defeat the purpose of the carbon filter. The smell will get out.
I run my fan 24/7 for air movement, and smell control. This is why I tell people that an energy efficient fan is important.
Yup, you should really keep on 24 hours to keep scent down and aur moving through space.
4X4 Tent, new filter and new fan on order. Tent and fan deliver in a few days and filter a couple more days after that. All chosen from your comments and suggestions. Will post some pics on a new thread whaen they have arrived. I am planning on using the 2 260xl 3000k lights in it, also bought from your suggestions
Fan came today. Tent tomorrow.