Hydroponic Grow Tents
A grow tent is similar to a grow box in that it allows you to create a perfect indoor growing environment for your healthy and strong marijuana plants.
Grow tents, as the name suggests, are made from fabric. This means they are much more versatile and transportable than grow boxes because you are able to fold them away. This is handy if you ever have to move your grow op, or if you are an occasional grower and want to dismantle your grow tent between grows.
Our community here at HowtoGrowMarijuana.com have used most brands of grow tent and have found that the strength of the Gorilla gear to be as good as the name suggests, the guys at Fullbloom are grow tent specialists in this area and worth chatting to. Plus they do free shipping, just saying!
Grow tent fabric is a heavy duty Oxford canvas that is usually laminated and backed by a reflective surface; sometimes white, sometimes Mylar.
Constructing your grow tent is really easy and the whole thing can be up in minutes. Poles just slip together to form the frame and then the skin is pulled over the top. There will be bars that run across the top that are for hanging your lights and fans from.
Some grow tents are just that, a stand alone tent for you to put your own plants and equipment into. Others come as complete units, just like the grow box systems, except pliable and portable. Buying a complete grow tent system is an ideal choice for a new grower as it will contain everything you need to get you started out growing your first crop of marijuana. If you already have some equipment, or are on a tight budget and need to build your system as you go, then a simple grow tent is a good idea for you, you can add more lights/fans as and when you are able.
Grow tents also come in a huge choice of sizes, from tiny models for just a couple of plants to room sized, commercial set ups that would supply a small ganja loving army.
Some of the better quality grow tents have window panels built into the side. This can be a massive advantage as you do not have to enter the tent to observe your plants. This is good for keeping heat in and is especially useful if you have CO2 augmentation as it prevents the CO2 escaping when you open the door.
On the subject of heat, please be aware that, despite its reflective lining, your tent will lose heat quite quickly when your lights are off. If you build your tent somewhere that gets cold, like in your attic for example, then when the lights go off the temperatures will plummet. Make sure that you keep either the room, or the tent, at an appropriate temperature when the lights are off.
Grow tents are secure and low maintenance, allowing for complete automation so you can set up timers for lights, feeding and watering. You can leave a grow tent alone safely for days without worry – you have complete control.
- Medium grows up to 6 plants
- 2′ X 2’6″ X 5’11″
- 250W Lumatek Lighting System
The Fullbloom Hydroponics 2 X 2.5 Grow Tent Kit is a fantastic all in one grow kit. This self contained kit features leading brand name components, all wrapped up in a top of the range Gorilla grow tent. Everything you need to start your own personal grow op in one handy package. All backed up by a solid, three year warranty and a lifetime of technical support. More details and reviews of the Fullbloom Hydroponics 2 X 2.5 Grow Tent Kit
- Large grows up to 26 large plants (or 12 extra large plants in Bucket System)
- 5′ X 9 X 6’11″
- 2 X 600W Sunblazer grow lamps
The Mortgage Lifter 3.0 Grow Tent is a self contained unit that can grow up to 26 large plants at a time. It comes as a hydro version that operates on a combination of Aeroponics, Ebb and Flow and Nutrient Film Technique. The Mortgage Lifter 3.0 is also available as a 12 plant system designed especially for really tall sativas. The 12 plant system uses a Super BubbleFlow Bucket system. More details and reviews of the Mortgage Lifter 3.0
- Large grows up to 20 plants (or 6 larger plants in Bucket System)
- 5′ X 5 X 6’11″
- 600W Lumatek Lighting System
The 5 X 5 grow tent kit is a fully comprehensive grow package that gives you the choice of hydroponic system. Choose from either the 20 site Super Flow SuperPonics system, or the 6 site Bucket system if you want to grow larger plants. The 5 X 5 grow tent kit comes with a powerful Lumatek HPS grow lamp and everything you need to get started is included in the package. More details and reviews of the 5 X 5 grow tent kit.
- Large grows up to 26 plants (or 12 larger plants in Bucket System)
- 5′ X 9 X 6’11″
- Dual 600W Lumatek Lighting System
The 5 X 9 grow tent kit takes things up a level. This one features the same excellent construction and components as its smaller cousins, but gives you two 600W lights and more space for more plants. Grow up to 26 regular plants or 12 big plants with the bucket system. As usual, this kit contains all you need to get you started, except the seeds. More details and reviews of the 5 X 9 grow tent kit.