CMH, or ceramic metal halide, grow lights can help you produce some of the most incredible yields you've ever seen. Although CMH grow lights can get pretty pricey, they actually save you money in the long run. Some growers have reported making their money back in energy savings within just a few grow cycles.
A CMH grow tent kit can help you grow huge plants, while saving you money on electricity.
While some people compare CMH grow lights to MH/HPS lights, they blow traditional HID style lights out of the water from an efficiency standpoint. You can start cutting electricity costs immediately. The best part is you aren't sacraficing power; in fact, some growers have reported higher yields from a single 315 CMH light compared to a 1000 watt HPS.
One of the biggest issues with using MH/HPS grow lights is the heat they produce. In a grow tent, it can be harder to control temperatures than in a stand alone grow room. With CMH lights, this isn't a problem. Not only do they run efficiently, they also run very cool. This saves you even more money on air conditioning, and keep your plants happy!
Ultimately, all that matters is that your light gets you results - and CMH lights do just that. They produce a quality of light much higher than other technologies, and the spectrum is more full. CMH grow lights contain a spectrum of ultraviolet and infrared colors, something you won't see in many grow lights. This unique spectrum leads to unmatched plant growth and yields.
We’ve made selecting a CMH grow tent kit incredibly easy. No more searching through products to find the right one, questioning whether or not you’ve made the right choice.
Now, you can follow a few easy steps and build your own CMH grow tent kit to fit your needs. Just follow these steps!
Before even considering which light you want to grow with, you need to choose your tent!
This will depend on how much space you have to grow, and how many plants you want at one time.
Our post on grow room design will help you with this step, but as you can see above, we have showed you approximately how many plants you can fit in each.
After you have selected your length and width, you will choose your height.
There are a few options for height, with the most common being 7 feet. If you think you’ll need more head space because you plan on growing really tall plants, you can select the 7’+ option, and you’ll be presented with Gorilla Grow Tent, as they offer an extension option.
On the flip side, if 7’ is too much, we also have a 5’ option - the Gorilla Grow Tent Shorty. This is a great tent for growing in closets, or for growers who want to grow smaller plants.
Note - your original tent selection will determine what options you are presented for tent height and tent brand. If you select a certain length/width, and then don’t see the height option or tent brand you want, it is because it is not available for that size tent. You can try making a different original selection!
After you have chosen a grow tent, you will be presented with a number of CMH grow lights that we have hand picked for your tent.
This takes a lot of the guesswork out of choosing a CMH grow tent kit, as we have chosen the best lights for that specific tent size. So, you know you are getting exactly what you need!
We have broken down these lights into good, better, or best, depending on your goals as a grower and your budget. Whether you want the best CMH grow light possible, or simply a dependable CMH light, we have plenty of options for you.
After you select a CMH grow light, you will choose a ventilation system for your tent. The ventilation system is a crucial component of your grow tent kit, and will help manage temperature/humidity and odors.
At the very least, you will need an exhaust kit to help expel hot, smelly air. If you are serious about your grow, you’ll need an intake kit as well. This will work to bring in fresh air while your exhaust system removes old air.
You also need at least one clip on fan to help circulate air and “make your plants dance”. Depending on the size of your tent, you may want a couple of these. Keeping the air circulating in your tent will strengthen stems, keep temps and odors lower, and help discourage pest and disease development. If you want to learn more, check out our post on grow room atmosphere and ventilation.
Once you’ve selected your ventilation system, you’ll need to make an important decision - your growing method.
You can choose between a complete hydroponic system or traditional soil and pots. If you are a new grower, you are probably better off with a complete grow tent kit for soil. Once you have a few grows under your belt, and feel more confident in your abilities, you can always upgrade to a hydroponic system.
Hydroponics is appealing for a number of reasons, with the main one being decreased time to harvest, less water used, cleaner growing conditions, and more. This style of growing can be really fun, but it is challenging. There is a steep learning curve and lots of moving pieces, so if you aren’t willing to dedicate plenty of time and energy to your grow, stick with the lower maintenance option - soil.
Once you have your tent, light, ventilation system, and growing method, you are essentially done!
While this is really all you need to grow (besides nutrients), you will inevitably need some accessories along the way.
These include scissors for pruning, trellis for training, propagation supplies for starting seeds/clones, and CO2 for boosting growth and yields.
You will need many of these at some point, so why not grab them while you’re here?! If you don't see the accessories you are looking for, don't worry. We have everything you could ever need for your grow tent, so just reach out to us or browse our site for it.
The final step in building your CMH grow tent is adding your harvest supplies. You can grab drying racks, trimming equipment, and even extraction equipment!
Many growers procrastinate on grabbing harvest equipment, because it's so far down the road. But, it makes so much more sense to just grab everything you need right now, and then you don’t have to worry about anything down the line!
Most of what we have presented in this CMH grow tent kit builder is for hand trimming, but there is a good chance you may want a trimming machine, especially for the larger grow tent sizes.
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