Second grow tent. Please critique my plan. I have decided to locate my tent in my basement. I will need to run the vent to the other side to tap into my dryer vent. Its not far, but not that close either. What do I need to get to vent over a longer distance?
If you would use something else, what did you pick what you decided on? If I use my basement, I can pretty much use any size. Should I go larger? Different dimensions? Anything else?
Lighting - @dbrn32 What should I get for a tent this size? I am thinking two lights so I can have two different heights if need be. I was thinking of starting with this -
I bought a Vivosun 4x4 tent in August it has been great… I recently ordered another and it is made different than the last.
The zippers are of lesser quality and they used to have a wide canvas backing all around the inside of every zipper to help block light from going through the zipper. The light leaking through the the zippers was terrible and no good for flowering.
I did a replacement through Amazon and received the replacement tent in a day… However it had the same issues. When Vivosun found out i was going to return the replacement as well they freaked…after at first not helping at all… They ultimately asked me to keep the faulty tent and gave me a full refund.
I will use the faulty tent for a drying tent… But ultimately ordered another 4x4 from another brand.
@prostock I will finally receive the new tent on Thursday… Will update then.
As far as a basement grow. I live in a rural area in the upper great lakes region and it gets very cold as my basement isn’t heated.
I use pallets to bring the tent off the ground and a seedling heat mat under the tent floor tray set at 68F. I have to be cautious so i vent my tent into the basement and have a 70 pint dehumidifier set at 45% humidity to avoid too much moisture and mold.
I was having an issue of dark time humidity in the tent getting way to high… Like 91%RH…i tried a small dehumidifier but ended up buying an Inkbird humidity controller. Connected to it is a humidifier and a 4" diameter exhaust system with a carbon filter attached for the dehumidify side.
I also use a second exhaust with another carbon filter for heat control of the same type connected to a bdlink heat controller. And a small 700 watt oil radiator connected to a vivosun heat pad heat controller for dark time heat. I use to 4"diameter intake vent tubes to allow fresh air…my temps and humidity are very easy to dial in with this setup. Two oscillating fans in the tent for circulation. Also two 1200w led lights that have worked awesome… Plants healthy… Buds looking great. First harvest in a couple/few weeks.
Had to remove link as they aren’t approved vendor. But, a 320xl kit is better choice if you plan on flowering in tent that size. For veg, the 260 xl kit would be good.
I would find a different option than tapping into dryer vent. You are creating opportunity for build up of lint and/or dryer not exhausting properly. Scent can be fairly easily controlled with a quality carbon filter that is installed properly.
@prostock Basement is a good choice for grow space, I do recommend in the winter time run your lights on at night ,off daylight hours. Helps with controlling temperature. If you choose to Vent outside which I do just put you in a separate dryer vent , run your Flex and hook it up. Good luck with your new space.
I have bought Phresh in the past, and liked them. They were recently purchased by the smg group though, so won’t buy anymore. I have an ac infinity filter to try when current filter is done. Mountain air is excellent filter, but a little pricey. If you simply cannot afford to have scent that’s probably the way I would go.
The tent I have has one inlet fan, and two outlets but no provision for a filter. This is another reason I am looking to get a new tent setup. I didn’t realize they would smell this much, this early. As I mentioned, I had that in my basement from a different use some years ago.