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A T5 Grow Tent Kit Provides Low Heat, Efficient Growing Conditions
T5 fluorescent grow lights are the most efficient technology on the market. This low heat, low energy lighting is the go to technology for seeds and clones, but many growers choose to grow plants from seed to harvest with these.
Even though options like LED grow tent kits and CMH grow tent kits offer high efficiency, nothing beats a T5. Although T5 grow lights aren't the most powerful, they are still a great choice for beginners, or for those who just want a low energy, low maintenance grow.
T5 Grow Lights Are Efficient
While some growers want the most powerful technology to grow the biggest plants, some indoor growers want something very efficient with low maintenance. T5 grow tent kits aren't going to grow you huge plants with giant colas, but these are one of the best ways to veg plants at a fraction of the cost of LED or HID kits.
If you are just looking for a T5 grow tent kit for propagation, or as part of your perpetual harvest, you are in the right place!
T5 Grow Lights Produce Almost No Heat
Part of the reason T5 grow tent kits work so well is because they create no heat, and can be hung extremely close to your plant's canopy. As we just mentioned, they run incredibly efficiently.
They also save you money because of their cool operating temperature, cutting costs on HVAC and ventilation, and creating a more ideal growing environment where your young plants can thrive.
Note: If you are looking for a grow tent kit capable of producing huge yields with dense flowers, this is probably not the tent for you. Check out our other options, such as LED, CMH, or HPS grow tent packages.
How to build your T5 grow tent kit
We’ve made selecting a T5 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 T5 grow tent kit to fit your needs. Just follow these steps!
Step 1. Choose your tent size
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!
Step 2. Choose your T5 grow light
After you have chosen a grow tent, you will be presented with a number of T5 grow lights that we have hand picked for your tent.
This takes a lot of the guesswork out of choosing a T5 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 T5 grow light possible, or simply a dependable T5 light, we have plenty of options for you.
Step 3. Add a ventilation system
After you select a T5 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.
Step 4. Choose your growing method - soil vs hydroponics
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.
Step 5. Add any accessories and upgrades you may need
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.
Step 6. Add your harvest supplies
The final step in building your T5 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 T5 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.
- Tech Specs
Brand Hydrobuilder SKU T5-GROW-TENT-KIT Weight (lb.) 0 Lead Time Lead times vary per product. Check each product for accurate lead times. Prop 65 No Grow Tent Size Variable Per Configuration Suggested Plant Count Varies By Configuration Set-Up Dimensions Variable Per Configuration Est. Electricity Cost /mo Variable Per Configuration UL Listed No