First post so please bear with me. Pretty green in this area. Have been reading a decent amount on this page but still have questions. I am looking for a first set up and do not want to go overboard but also don’t want to waste money on repurchasing items because of newbie mistakes. My plan is to set up a indoor grow unsure about the size of the tent (need opinions). I will want to grow 2-4 plants at a time. I know I need a decent light system as that seems like it is the most important.
So far Vivosun has been recommended on here a lot for the tent. What size would you recommend for what I am doing? 2-4 plants max at a time.
I have been looking at the HLG 260xl rspec kits. Are there better options for the money? I believe I will need two of these for a 4x4 tent. Do I need any other types of lighting for germination? Also, with the low qty of plants do I need two lights? Is there a preferred vendor that you guys use to purchase this system?
I believe a 4” exhaust system will work. Any recommendations for a quieter more efficient one that will not break the bank? Or are most of them just run of the mill.
Am I better buying a kit or just parting all this out? Is there anything else I am not aware of? Any other recommendations appreciated. I would like to be around 1k for everything. A little over buy a few hundred isn’t going to kill me. I would rather buy once and not skimp on the essentials.