High temperatures! Help!

Lowering the light in flowering will affect your harvest is it possible to locate your ballast outside the tent

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As long as your ballast has a dimmer option yes you can definitely dim it down you only need 200w of power during veg once you are in flower is when you want full power or atleast close to it as stated above the room your tent is in needs cooled down more so that the fresh air being sucked into the tent is cooler also whats the cfm ratting on your exhaust fan maybe a more powerful inline is needed

If possible, you can just leave your tent open during lights on. Should drop a few degrees. My lung room runs 77°f smaller tent usually around 86. If I leave door open tent runs around 79

Is the room air conditioned? If not, make it so or get an led light.

I have the tent in a closet at the moment and I think that is one of my problems is the hot air is confined to this one room. I’m debating on dragging the tent out into the open where more air will be able to circulate

No it’s not air conditioned. It’s in a basement that is usually relatively cool with an oscillating fan

No way really? I’ve thought about that just wasn’t sure if it was the best idea or not because I didn’t want my plants to lose out on any light

I figured that. I was thinking more of a resolution to lower the heat because I don’t want the buds or pistils to fry

Of course LOL. I think majority of my problem stems from me growing in a closet

Closets can be great! Just have to manage the variables, which does often take a little equipment. Cooking the room the closet is in and venting exhaust outside will be your biggest helps here.

I use LED so it didn’t catch for me, but relocating your ballast would be a big help too.

Yea my ballast is right outside the tent. Never kept it inside. I’m also running 600 w hps bulb which run hot but 90 degrees I’m a little concerned

CFM is 195

I set up an 8000 BTU air conditioner pumping straight into my tent

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Yeah anything beyond that is above me. Sorry… good luck

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Honestly its about controlling the temps in the room. Control it and tent temps come down. I live in South Texas with extreme heat and humidity. Our Central Air went down.

I tried the whole window ac in tent and it failed. But in the window it manages the heat with zero issues.

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My biggest concern is moving things around and shit when the plant is in the tent. As long as I don’t drop anything on her she should be okay right? Lol

So there are a lot of questions I would ask but start with this post I made. This should help you to look at your environment and see what’s the biggest factor for you at the moment as I don’t see any photos or a lot of details about the setup.

Heating and Cooling a Grow Tent

Pull her out before you readjust everything

I secure everything before getting in the tent. For example I will not wear my glasses while in the tent. Dropped them a few times and killed several plants this way.

Whoever sees this I just want to extend my utmost gratitude. I used a combination of things that I was told here. I have decided to leave the tent door open while the lights are on as well as moved it to a much more open location where she will get the proper ventilation she deserves. With your help I was able to take the 90 degree temps and drop it down to a steady 82.

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