Indoor Grow Tent Kits - How To Setup Your Indoor Home Garden

8 minute read · September 10, 2018

Hey everyone, Nate from Growers House here and today I’m going to show you how to put together a complete Grow Tent Kit, specifically the ones that we have designed.

Custom Grow Tent Kits By Growers House

Now you might have already bought one and you’re just figuring out how to put it together or you’re thinking about getting one and this video can help you really figure out how to put everything together. Now a lot of the products in the Growers House grow tent kits were designed by us and the products are unique to us.  So I want to show them off today and make sure that there are no questions that you really have after you’re building a grow tent kit. Of course, everyone might have a few questions here and there that could be unique to their setups so if you do ask them in the comments, give us a call or email us at [email protected]

This is our four by four grow tent kit but we sell them all the way from two feet by two feet to ten feet by twenty feet. Here I’m showing in a time lapse what we will be putting together today.

Grow Tent Kit Assembly

Step one is assembling the grow tent with the easily included instructions which are also included in the description below.

So now you have your grow tent setup and there are some hanging bars from the ceiling and I want to show these off. Two have a big hook and one has a small hook so what that means is the small hook one goes in first and then these two go in after it. First, put this bar in going the long ways and then put these two bars in going perpendicular. So I’m gonna go ahead and do that now. And the way I recommend doing this is putting one side in and then pushing it sideways and slipping it over that pole. So putting it in, pushing it back, and slipping it over. So now the way this is worked, you have this lattice on the roof and this bar is your heavy hanging bar and then you have two that can suspend a little bit less weight, but they’re pretty good.

Grow Tent Ventilation Setup Configurations Ventilation Setup Configurations

Grow Tent Kit Carbon Filter Assembly

So we’re gonna start off by putting our carbon filter, and our fan and ventilation setup to make sure there is no smell coming out of this tent. So as you get your carbon filter it’s gonna look like this, then it comes with a sock, so this sock you wanna end up putting over the carbon filter. Here we have the sock on, now what the sock does is keep particulates from getting into the carbon and clogging it up. So you’ll probably wanna change this out every, about every twelve months, this sock and of course they are inexpensive usually just a few bucks.

The next thing you’ll wanna get out is these almost like straps that come with the grow tent kit, there are four of them ok. Now what we are gonna use these for it to hang the carbon filter and the fan, so I’ve already pre-put these together and what I’m gonna do is slip them on one of these hanging bars. Cool. So now let’s throw the carbon filter inside of those, perfect. And now we have our inline fan. Now you’ll notice with this inline fan whichever way it’s tapered is the way the air flows. Ok, so what we wanna do is have air be sucked into the walls of the carbon filter and go into the fan, and then be connected to ducting that goes out, and that way all of the air exhausting from the tent will go first through the carbon filter eliminating it of any smell.

Inline Fan strap hanger Inline Fan strap hanger

There’s a really convenient little section right here on the fan, I don’t know if you can see it, but you can slip a little strap like this underneath it. So this is the fan that we include with all of our tent kits and not all fans have this so this is the reason why we included it. So we strap it like that and we hang it. So what I’m gonna do is take this bar and measure it and I’ve already pre-measured these so I know that they are just about meeting each other. Now let me go get our tape so we can connect these together. So here is where our scissors come into play. With this size grow tent kit, I’m gonna connect the fan directly to the carbon filter but depending on where you wanna place these and what your tent size is you can also easily put some ducting in between. Since this one is relatively small and I can hang them at the same height no problem just taping them together. Ok, now let’s push that tape down, make sure we have an airtight seal, ok, that feels good now let’s grab our ducting.

Now if you’ve seen our instruction guide you’ll notice that we said to get some wire cutters. The wire cutters are really helpful because when you have ducting if you can cut perpendicular to these I would say wires that give the ventilation its structure you can end up expanding the width to make it really easily fit over flanges so that’s what we did here, we cut it a little bit, just like that. Ok, and now we’re gonna fit it over the flange right here and tape it up. Now that said, we do include hose clamps in and in case you like those better and then you just need a flat head screwdriver, but personally, I’ve set up a lot of tents, I like tape so if you wanna be really safe you can tape it and then hose clamp it. Ok, so now here is your entire ventilation setup good to go. Here is the power cord and you’ll notice right in the back there is a small porthole which I recommend putting this power cord through.

Grow Tent Kit Light Assembly

Sun System LEC 315 Neutron CMH Reflector Sun System LEC 315 Neutron CMH Reflector

Ok, so next up what we’re gonna do is move this pole to exactly where we want the light to be, and realize that these poles here are more aligned with where we want our equipment to be rather than being, I would say, pretty evenly bisecting or trisecting the room. So this one is in line with this porthole and this one’s more in line with, I would say, the center of the tent so we can make sure that light is directly over the center of where our canopy is gonna be. So for this example, we’re gonna be using the Neutron reflector which is a ceramic metal halide reflector which is one of the many options that we have in our grow tent kit configurator. So we also always include adjustable pulleys with all of our grow tent kits and these make sure you can raise and lower your light really easily.

Grow Tent Kit Ventilation Set-Up

And once you have any power cords, ventilation through any porthole I really recommend cinching it up and that way you keep you know any of your environment from inside the grow tent from getting out of it including smell and then you know any environment outside of the grow tent whether it be hotter or colder temperatures, different relative humidity from getting into the grow tent. And really there are many different lighting options like I said earlier, but this is the majority of your tent set up, other than that, whether your growing in soil, coco, or a different type of ebb-and-flow, or flood-and-drain hydroponics system, you’ll just put it below and you’re ready to start growing.

So we include a clip fan with all of our grow tent kits and that’s to get some air movement over the canopy and this is really important because if you don’t want powdery mildew or pests or insects to really set up shop on your plants, you need to get air movement over them, think of your feet if you ever get calluses, a plant’s stalk also acts in much the same way and what I mean by that is if a plant is never used to getting air moving on it then its stalk will become very flimsy. So pushing air over your plant making it wave back and forth actually makes it more robust and hearty so you always want to be pushing air over your plants if you can. I recommend hanging this up from you know maybe one of the ceiling bars pointing down towards your plants.

Thanks, everyone for joining us while I show you how to put these grow tent kits really together. Now click in the description below because there you can go through our automated grow tent kit configuration software where you can choose your grow tent size and then you go to the next step where you choose your lighting type, where you go to LED, ceramic metal halide, or high-pressure sodium then you go to the next step and you choose soil, or coco, or a hydroponics system to grow in and even within hydroponics we have different types like flood-and-drain or an ebb-and-flow and if you don’t know what those are, give us a call. Believe me, we have people on the phones six days a week and on email, so our goal is to make you successful in your first grow please click on the links below to go to to make that happen and please contact us if you have any questions. This is Nate from Growers House, Happy Growing!

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  • Sargent Kate
    Sargent Kate November 2, 2019

    $25! Wow, thanks!

  • George Srabian
    George Srabian January 2, 2020

    If I don't care about smell is the inline fan necessary ?

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