Home | Community | Message Board


Everything Mushrooms
Please support our sponsors.

Cannabis, Marijuana, Ganja & Greens >> Cannabis Cultivation

Welcome to the Growery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: HPS

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineA To The K
Smokey


Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 219
Last seen: 2 months, 2 days
Nervous about my tent...
    #684206 - 09/04/13 01:53 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

So I FINALLY bought myself a tent - 3 x 3 x 6. Its not huge, but I only grow a few plants at a time anyway.

I can't afford a cool tube for it. Probably not until 2-3 weeks into flower anyway. I have a 6 inch fan, it pushes 160 cfm. My room is 54 cf. So thats way more than I need. 400w hps (remote ballast outside the room)

I plan on putting my fan up top, and using the passive intakes on the bottom. I don't mind the temps being a little high, but I can't have the fucker melting down and burning my house. I'm just really paranoid about that because I've heard and seen some horror stories.

I'll try to get a cool tube with a fan ASAP but its going to be a bit. Its an awful time of year for money for me.

Also - bag seed is kinda fun...its like christmas!

Yes, a buddy of mine made this same thread, but he did it in another, less active section so there wasn't a ton of replies. Thanks for looking, and I just want as many opinions as possible, please and thanks.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleHawksresurrection
 User Gallery


Registered: 12/05/08
Posts: 13,294
Trusted Cultivator
Re: Nervous about my tent... [Re: A To The K]
    #684215 - 09/04/13 04:18 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

What do you mean by options?


--------------------
Dude she isn't as young as she use to be.

-niteowl


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTomCollins


Registered: 10/06/09
Posts: 2,943
Last seen: 2 years, 3 months
Re: Nervous about my tent... [Re: A To The K]
    #684218 - 09/04/13 04:43 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

Provided there's ample vertical space between plants and light, you could get away with an open reflector in a tent like that.

Check out this guys grow. He just has a 1k watt bulb suspended in the air with a big fan blowing at it.

You would have to forego a carbon filter to do this, but I would hook the top exhaust on your tent via a duct to the reflector with the open end behind the bulb holder. You could have the fan inside the tent inline, or pulling it outside. Then maybe get an oscillating fan or maybe even something along the lines of one of those stanley squirrel cage fan and just have either one sit stationary and point up angled towards the bulb.


--------------------
andyistic said:
Ok so let me bring you idiots up to speed.
The admins are tired of this shitfest being made the joke of the weed community on the Internet.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleMagashM
The Feminizer
 User Gallery


Registered: 04/21/08
Posts: 6,498
Trusted Cultivator
Re: Nervous about my tent... [Re: A To The K]
    #684221 - 09/04/13 05:23 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

400 watts isn't going to cause any kind of fire.


--------------------
All creatures tremble when faced with violence. All creatures fear death, all love life. If we can only see ourselves in others, then how could we possibly hurt another creature?


:growingweed: Join us at the Growery! :growingweed:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineA To The K
Smokey


Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 219
Last seen: 2 months, 2 days
Re: Nervous about my tent... [Re: TomCollins]
    #684299 - 09/05/13 10:18 AM (3 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

DonkeyDong69 said:
Provided there's ample vertical space between plants and light, you could get away with an open reflector in a tent like that.

Check out this guys grow. He just has a 1k watt bulb suspended in the air with a big fan blowing at it.

You would have to forego a carbon filter to do this, but I would hook the top exhaust on your tent via a duct to the reflector with the open end behind the bulb holder. You could have the fan inside the tent inline, or pulling it outside. Then maybe get an oscillating fan or maybe even something along the lines of one of those stanley squirrel cage fan and just have either one sit stationary and point up angled towards the bulb.




Thats the exact reflector I have.

And yeah, shit the guy in that thread seems to be doing just fine. I guess I'll get it and throw it together, and if it gets too hot for the plants I'll seal the closet up and leave the door of the tent unzipped until I can afford to cool tube. (I've seen em for like $50, but then I need a 4 inch fan and some ducting too).

And yeah, I know I can't have a filter...I've dealt with it this long, I'll live with it again.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTomCollins


Registered: 10/06/09
Posts: 2,943
Last seen: 2 years, 3 months
Re: Nervous about my tent... [Re: A To The K]
    #684317 - 09/05/13 01:11 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

Make sure you have just 1 fan that is pulling hot air trapped at the top of the tent out of the tent. Something like this

would suffice, with a capacity for a room of atleast 280m cubed - I would highly recommend. Otherwise you're trapping too much heat inside the tent.


--------------------
andyistic said:
Ok so let me bring you idiots up to speed.
The admins are tired of this shitfest being made the joke of the weed community on the Internet.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: HPS

Cannabis, Marijuana, Ganja & Greens >> Cannabis Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* GROWEED FINDS: D.I.Y Low bay into a remote ballast growlight/D.I.Y Envirolight Reflector GROWEED 2,940 0 05/23/08 01:54 AM
by GROWEED
* Homebox S Grow Tent Tech Questions nick-onelove 4,766 7 03/12/10 07:02 PM
by nick-onelove
* grow tent too hot
( 1 2 all )
GreenHorns 7,801 39 06/27/13 01:57 PM
by Hawksresurrection
* Do I have to open the grow tent all the way? Astrodelic 564 4 09/05/13 12:15 PM
by Astrodelic
* DO NOT BUY A GROW TENT
( 1 2 3 all )
fondacox 11,402 46 12/28/13 09:29 AM
by supaswope
* differnt types of reflectors whats what?? Mrshroom 1,157 16 12/11/12 07:12 AM
by Joint Ops
* What is guaranteed to happen if I don't use Co2 in the grow tent? World Spirit 4,925 9 10/17/09 02:15 AM
by captain.koons
* Going to be starting a 1000w 4x4 tent grow alienscience 7,484 14 06/25/11 05:05 PM
by alienscience

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: FurrowedBrow, Magash, Dr. Siekadellyk, phychotron
615 topic views. 0 members, 6 guests and 29 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Sporeworks
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.03 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.