Grow tent kits & complete grow rooms
Contain the mess and maintain your privacy. Welcome to your closet on steroids. Every part of our grow tent kit works together to maintain a healthy and productive indoor garden. From the high quality and powerful lighting, to the helpful garden accessories, we've included all our favorite tools to make indoor gardening easy and productive. All you need to get started are plants, soil, and water!
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What is a grow tent kit used for? A grow tent kit is a portable and reusable grow room, and is perfect for those who want to start growing indoors but fear compromising privacy or making a mess in their house. Growing in a closet or a separate room in your home can be expensive and messy. Grow tent growing is discrete and creates a better environment for growing plants than a spare bedroom or linen closet ever could. It is tough to beat the efficiency of a grow tent kit. Grow tent kits come in sizes ranging from 2’ x 2’, which can fit in your closet, to 10’ x 20’, which is big enough to fill a garage!
What is included in a grow tent kit? Grow tent kits are the best way to get started growing indoors, because you are essentially buying an entirely outfitted grow room. Trying to buy each individual component necessary for a grow room will lead to headaches, and generally be more expensive.
Grow lights One of the most important components of any successful indoor garden are the grow lights. You will be able to narrow the tent based on what lighting system you want to employ, such as: Regardless of which lighting system you choose, your grow tent will come plug and play. We include the fixture and bulb, ballast, reflector, light timer, and hangers. If you are wondering what light is best for you, check out our full breakdown of grow lights in our learning center!
Grow Type The next step in selecting a grow tent is deciding if you wish to grow in soil or hydroponically. There are pros and cons to each, and tent packages specific to each.
Hydroponics Hydroponic grow tents include the hydroponic system itself, and will grow less plants in the same space than a soil grow tent. The quality and yield of the harvest will generally be superior, which is why many indoor growers prefer hydroponic systems. If you opt for a hydroponic grow tent kit, all that is left is selecting the hydroponic nutrients and the hydroponic grow media, which can be: If you are interested in learning more about growing hydroponically, visit our learning center!
Soil There is a larger learning curve with hydroponic systems, so if you are new to growing, we recommend you start with a soil grow tent and upgrade later on if you wish. The grow tent kits for soil will grow more plants, and are much simpler. They include pots and saucers, and from there you will need to select a nutrient package and a growing medium such as: For more information on growing plants in soil, visit our learning center!
Ventilation System One of the major benefits of grow tent growing is the ability to create your own mini-environment without affecting the rest of your home!
Are grow tents smell proof? Grow tent kits include an exhaust fan and carbon filter with the ventilation system. These components work together to expel odors from the growing environment. The carbon filter eliminates the smells of your garden and prevents them from extending into the room or the rest of your house. We want to constantly recycle the air in the grow tent and introduce fresh air every 1-5 minutes. This will keep CO2, oxygen, temperature, and humidity levels under control. The ventilation system of a grow tent kit includes the ducting to exhaust stagnant air, exhaust fan, carbon filter, speed controller, and clip on fans to create a cool breeze! To learn more about creating an environment conducive to growing healthy, heavy plants, check out this full guide to grow tent ventilation!
Grow Tent Accessories There are a number of common tools every grower needs throughout the plants life cycle, and the most important ones are included in some grow tent kits, such as:
Upgrading your grow tent kit All grow tent kits come with the basics necessities for getting your indoor garden started. Economy grow tents are great for beginners, but growers with a few harvests under their belt may want to upgrade their system.
Multi-Chamber Grow Tents One way to take your operation to the next level is with a multi-chamber grow tent. Also known as a perpetual harvest grow tent, these contain different chambers for plants in different stages of growth. This allows for a harvest every 8 weeks! With one chamber for flowering and one chamber for vegging and propagation, you will never find yourself short on plants.
CO2 Enrichment Kit Introducing additional CO2 into your grow room can have a number of benefits, such as:
A CO2 enrichment kit consists of a tank, regulator, controller, and tubing. Most serious growers already utilize some form of CO2 generation in the grow room or grow tent, and once you reach this level, you should too. We have a full guide on grow room CO2 if you are interested in learning more!
- Increased plant growth and vigor
- Decreased effect of environmental stresses
- Increases water and nutrient efficiency
- Greater temperature tolerance by plants
pH Kit The pH of your water or nutrient solution plays a vital role in plant health and growth. You want to feed your plants a solution with the range of 5.5-6.5, which is slightly acidic. If you are unsure of the pH levels you have been feeding your plants, this is a problem. A pH adjusting kit includes pH up and down, which are bases and acids respectively. Depending on the status of your pH level, you add one of these into the nutrient solution, and then re-measure with a pH meter. By ensuring pH is in the optimal range, you are giving your plants the ability to absorb all nutrients and minerals available, leading to healthier, heavier plants. If you want to learn more about calibrating the pH level, check out our full guide.
Supplemental Lighting Grow tent kits come with optimal lighting to grow the number of plants recommended, but to supercharge plant growth, you may want to add supplemental or side lighting. This allows plants to receive light from different angles, and in areas other than the canopy that would normally not be penetrated. You can also create a fuller spectrum by combining different types of lights! For example, if you have an MH and HPS grow tent, adding in some supplemental fluorescent or LED lighting can have profound results on plant growth and yields!
Soil to Hydroponic As mentioned earlier, we recommend all beginners start with a soil grow tent kit, because soil is more forgiving when it comes to human error, and there is a shorter learning curve. Once you have the basics of growing in soil down, you may consider moving to a hydroponic system. Hydro presents the opportunity to dial in nutrient dosing, focus on fewer plants, and can generate higher quality plants than soil. For a full guide on hydroponic systems, check out our learning center!
Other upgrades There are tons of other ways to continue upgrading your grow tent, but they will depend on the size of your tent and how serious of a grower you are. The environment in larger tents can be improved, by adding humidifiers or dehumidifiers, and air conditioners or heaters. Which one you need will depend on the current status of your environment, but these are upgrades only feasible for larger tents. Another simple upgrade all tents should consider is a means of purifying the water you use. Reverse osmosis filters help separate harmful particulates, and if you are growing hydroponically, are a must have.
Top 5 Grow Tent Kits Here are some of our personal favorite grow tent kits, all available at Hydrobuilder.com! This 3’ x 3’ grow tent kit features a 600 Watt MH bulb for vegging, and a 600 Watt HPS bulb for flowering. The air cooled reflector helps manage the heat from these powerful grow light, as does the rest of the ventilation system. You can grow 4-6 plants in this soil package, and can expect to spend around $25.92 a month on electricity when growing in this tent.This is a great tent for beginners and intermediate growers. Another popular grow tent kit, the Covert 4’ x 4’ features the same HID grow light and reflector setup as the High Rise, but it is slightly bigger. You can expect to cultivate 6-8 plants in the soil package, and electricity costs are the same. For those looking to grow a few extra plants with the same set-up, this tent is perfect. Unlike the previous two tents, this one features a 1000 Watt LED light setup. KIND grow lights are very popular, and will grow some huge plants in this 5’ x 5’ setup. The full spectrum of LED grow lights simply cannot be beat. The High Rise 5' x 5' tent will grow 6-9 plants. With this powerful LED grow light you can expect to spend around $37/month on electricity. This tent is geared towards more advanced growers, but if you want to set yourself up for long term success you cannot go wrong with this tent. This 3’ x 4’ tent allows you to harvest as soon as every 8 weeks. With separate chambers for vegging and flowering, you can constantly be moving plants into the flowering stage. Half the time to harvest means twice as many harvest per year! Powered by a 600 Watt HID system, you can grow 4-6 plants in the flowering area of this tent. You will spend around $11.88 a month to power the system. Perpetual harvest grow tent kits will change indoor growing for you forever! The High Rise 2' x 2' economy tent is great for a first time grower. Powered by a compact fluorescent light (CFL), the High Rise 2’ x 2’ grow tent will grow 2 plants. If you are hesitant to start growing indoors, this budget friendly option makes it hard not to give it a shot. All of these grow tent kits include the aforementioned components: Grow lights, ventilation system, growing method, and accessories to get your plants potted and growing. Your final step is picking out your growing medium and nutrients, and then deciding which variety you are going to grow! Our experienced growing staff is always here to help you. Whether its deciding which tent package is right for you or helping you set it up, give us a call at 888-815-9763. We are ready to help you from start to finish!