Aug 10, 2017 12:50 PM

Grow Tent Ventilation: The Basics

Along with large amounts of water, warmth, and light, cannabis plants require a lot of fresh air. This fact makes ventilation one of the most important parts of a grow room setup. Below, you will find a few useful tricks that will help you make your marijuana plants happier and increase your yields significantly. But first, let us figure out why the health and quality of your garden depends on the grow room ventilation.

Why is air circulation so important?

Fresh air plays a major role in keeping your marijuana plants strong and healthy. By using the right type of an air ventilation system, you can prevent and/or solve a lot of problems, including:

  • Creating the right environment―one of the main tasks you may accomplish with the help of a nice ventilation system is keeping the humidity and temperature levels under control. Fresh air helps get rid of both extra heat and humidity without causing any unnecessary harm to the plants.
  • Increasing the yields―with the fresh air circulating in the grow room, cannabis plants produce more buds than in a space without ventilation. Plus, fresh air helps cannabis plants grow faster.
  • Making the plants stronger―air circulation also helps make cannabis stems stronger. A cool breeze in a grow room moves the stems, just like the wind bends and sways outdoor-grown plants. And cannabis plants need strong, thick stems to hold the buds when they get bigger and heavier.
  • Protecting the plants from pests and diseases―when there is too much heat, humidity, or stagnant air in the room, cannabis plants are extremely vulnerable to different pests, diseases, and, especially, mold. Keeping the air fresh and making it circle under the leaves will help you protect your garden from many unwanted troubles.
  • Controlling the smell in your grow room―if you add a carbon filter fan combo to your grow tent ventilation setup, it will be easier to control the smells from your garden and keep your plantation as private as possible.

4 Reasons to Use Carbon Filter Fan in Your Grow Room
4 Reasons to Use Carbon Filter Fan in Your Grow Room
When it comes to setting up your grow room, choosing the best equipment you can afford is essential. Since marijuana plants need a lot of air in order to grow fast and stay healthy, most cannabis cultivators use different fans. But if you want to get the most out of your grow room without wasting your money, we suggest you use a carbon filter fan instead. And here are four reasons why a carbon filter fan is the best solution for improving your indoor garden.

Creating the right environment

You can always choose a grow tent setup with a built-in ventilation system or build an effective air exchange system by yourself. Anyway, to create the perfect environment for your cannabis garden, you will need to do two things: make the air move around your grow tent and create an effective air exhaust to vent the old air out of the growing space.

When it comes to placing the grow room fans, remember that you need the air circling both above and under the plants. Plus, you need to make sure that every corner of your grow room gets enough fresh air. It would be better to use a few small oscillating fans since they are cheap and produce a nice breeze. Plus, you will need at least one strong fan to create a working exhaust system.

How to Control Cannabis Odor: Air Filters for Home and Commercial Growers
How to Control Cannabis Odor: Air Filters for Home and Commercial Growers
The aroma is one of the essential features of cannabis that makes us love one strain more than the other. Whether it is fruity, sweet, skunky, or citrus, the aroma can tell you whether the weed is fresh and whether a new strain is something you already know.

Just remember never to point a strong fan directly at a plant, otherwise, the leaves and stems will get damaged. Keep an eye on your plants: if you see that the leaves near the fan started to claw, you'd better replace the tent fan.

As for the size of a fan, it totally depends on the size of your grow room or tent. There are three most popular sizes of the exhaust fans: 4″, 6″, and 8″. A 4-inch exhaust fan works perfectly for the smaller spaces like small grow tents or portable grow rooms. Just remember to always check the size of a hold because most air-cooled hoods and ducting have a 6” opening. Otherwise, you will need to buy a special converter.

Do you use a fan or a grow room air conditioner? Does it help you improve the quality of your plants? Leave a comment and tell us all about it.

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Growing Cannabis Indoors: 7 Ways to Silence the Grow Room
Growing cannabis indoors may become a tough process. It requires much attention, constant control, and special care. Experienced growers know that if you use circulating fans, air stone, and reservoir pumps, you cannot go under the radar.

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