Hey grow tent noobs!  Start here!

So you just bought a new tent setup and you’re ready to get your first harvest under your belt huh?  What’s the first thing you’re gonna do?  Hang the light too close, blast the hell out of those seedlings, overwater and over feed.  I’m not kidding.  These are some of the most common mistakes that beginners make, it’s called loving your plants to death!  So lets start with a few basics…

First, hopefully we helped you pick out the correct light for your grow tent footprint.  If not you may want to double check that amazon purchase is what they say it is, and get that return label ready.  Side note- I bet you didn’t know we are currently offering free consultations while time permits, so take advantage of it!  Normally we charge $120 per hour which is pretty frickin dirt cheap compared to the industry standard… but it’s still a big savings, so go sign up!  Anyway we are going to assume that you have your light with the correct output and coverage, as that is your primary investment and the “engine” of your garden.  This light is what plants convert to energy through photosynthesis!  Don’t cheap out on it!  You can save money elsewhere.  Quality fixtures will save you many troubleshooting hours, and scare I say possible smoke and fires when you’re not home.  They will NOT have those little fans on them for cooling.  These fans die quickly which is the main cause of overheating, melting, smoking, and combusting.   Quality fixtures will also have top bin components like Samsung and Meanwell, as well as the correct number of diodes.  Thats how those con artists get their prices so low! Think about it.  They advertise top bin, then cut the diodes by 1/3 or more, while pushing the same power through them.  How long is that going  to last??  Quality fixtures will also have top rated efficiency (as advertised), better, longer, and actually existing warranties backed by real companies in the USA.  If you buy from us you know that these companies aren’t just going to change their name when a whole pile of melted fixtures come back on them.  The fixtures we sell will last 10+ years without abuse so take this into consideration you are making a solid investment as they say buy once, cry once!  Hope you’re still with me or did a squirrel just run past?  Now on to the next mistake!

Before we get to cooking some plants, we want to make sure that your ventilation is hung and connected properly.  This means you have the ducting connected through one of the top ports of the tent (holes with the drawstrings) which will be connected to your thermostat controlled fan blowing in the correct direction- being out through the ducting and port.  Your nice new carbon filter will be connected to the other side of the fan, with the fuzzy pre-filter on the outside.  The fan and filter should be hung as close to the ceiling as possible, without restricting air flow.  The temp sensor should be hung at canopy height to get the most accurate reading.  Fan speed should be adjusted so that there is slight negative pressure with the bottom vents open, not walls caving in- pro tip!  The light should be hung just below this as recommended by the manufacturer with adequate air flow across the fixture.  Ya got all of that??  If not better start over and get rid of those damn squirrels!  Lastly now I’m going to throw out a curveball… you can also place your entire fan and filter on the outside of the tent if you need that extra height for the light on the inside of the tent.  I’m not going to tell you how to do that though, just go sign up for the consultation and I’ll sort it out with you then.  

Hope that all makes sense!  I dont mean to sound short in my typing, but we have been doing this a long time and last thing I want to see is for you to spend your hard earned cash on this investment and fall flat on your face.  We are here for your success!  If you succeed, so do we!  So thats what I got for now. Tune in for the next lesson and we will get that environment dialed before discussing those 10 bottles of bootleg nutrients you bought off of amazon.  Now go get those return labels ready!  Chop chop!


  1. May 2, 2023

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  2. May 3, 2023

    Excellent blog post. I certainly love this website. Keep it up!


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