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Grow tent advice
    #769308 - 02/17/15 10:22 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Im limited on space so I'll be using a lighthouse 2.5ft W x 1.5ft D x 3ft H 11.2 cuft total and 4sqft floor. A Kessil H380 light and may add 2 H150's as well if needed.

Im looking into getting a fan and or possibly CO2 setup. Im a noob when it comes to tents. Looking for a fan that is quiet and sized correctly since this will be in my bedroom. This may seem like overkill but this is a hobby that I enjoy and willing to spend a little. Sadly I wont be growing cannabis but will be growing Cacti, orchids, Iris, bonsai, and starting vegetable for the spring

Any advice would be wonderful!! Thanks!!


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Re: Grow tent advice [Re: newbie2shoes]
    #769494 - 02/20/15 11:42 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

bathroom fan hooked up to a dimmer works for me


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Re: Grow tent advice [Re: dmtcorey]
    #770733 - 03/02/15 09:35 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Don't use a dimmer on a fan, they do not control the electricity the same way a fan control works. They sell them right next to each other in the hardware store. Otherwise a fan speed controller is $20 on ebay

You won't need much of a fan, probably a 4" inline fan would do it, but I'd upgrade to a larger size to run it on a lower speed and keep a little bit more power in reserve (also quieter) if needed in the summer. You can get insulated ducting that should help reduce the noise.

http://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/39499/could-i-safely-use-a-dimmer-switch-on-an-air-filter-fan


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Re: Grow tent advice [Re: phychotron]
    #770813 - 03/03/15 03:52 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

i have used regular $6 dimmers on inlines and bathroom fans for over 5 years without any problems.


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Re: Grow tent advice [Re: dmtcorey]
    #770837 - 03/03/15 08:34 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

its still not good for it, yes they will spin it, but they won't give it the power it really needs.


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Re: Grow tent advice [Re: phychotron]
    #770871 - 03/04/15 08:06 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

With my grow are being only 11.2cuft all it needs to do is spin it. The 100cfm (labeled as) Its almost too much. I may lose the fan seal up the temp and grow my mushrooms on one side and have plants on the other.


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