Welcome to the community. No, you don’t need a tent, some growers on here either use a closet or section off a area in their basement. The carbon filter and exhaust fan is used to control odor, if you or others in your house don’t mind the smell or you are in a legal state your fine. IMO good nutes and good lighting are 2 of the most important part of the grow.
I do have a 2 X 4 tent for starts but my main growing is done inside a 4 X 8 “box” made of 2 X 4’s and 1" styrofoam. White side in. I built double swing-out doors and have a height of 8 1/2’ so plenty of room to move stuff around and into the grow space. AC Infinity 6" with a carbon filter.
Styrofoam can be cut out wherever you need a hole and you can patch the same hole if you save the cutouts and use a bit of Gorilla Glue. Cost was comparable to a similar sized tent.
how well does the 6 do for you? I have a 5x5x6.5 flower tent that I was going to get the t6 with filter for. I also have a 10x5x6.5 that is half for photos in veg and half for autos that I was going to get the t8 with filter for. I was wondering if this would be sufficient or if I should bump each one up to the next size? a little background info on the grow conditions:
-northeast great lake state
-basement grow with tents on 2" styrofoam
-flower tent has hlg scorpion diablo
-other tent has scorpion diablo over autos and cheap maxsisun -Amazon LEDs over the photos in veg
-flower tent setup will be straight out the top tent hole pushing air through the filter and out the basement window (everything mounted outside the tent)
-other tent setup will be the same plus a reducer for the 8" fan to 6" tent hole
IMO you may as well use a T6 as the reducer will cut airflow. If you can run a T8 with no reduction you’ll be happy as it won’t need to run as hard (thus quieter). Keep your run as short as possible as well as it cuts air flow too.
My space does a good job of air exchange with the T6 but at times it runs flat out.
appreciate it. aside from propping the hose into the back flap of the tent that opens and pinching it at the highest points with the zippers, I can’t think of another way to fit the 8" hose without cutting the tent
They do sell kits to modify your tent. You might do a search online. But the T6 ought to do it unless trying to exhaust HID lights. Even with LED’s you may need supplemental air. My grow space is in the basement along an exterior basement wall (insulated) on a concrete slab. If I run all four of my LED’s at 200 watts, the temps will get up in the 80’s in late flower.
Worst case with a tent is adding another exhaust fan if you need it.
Hi there yes you dont need a tent you can make ur own box if you want specially if u cant afford a tent which most people cant afford a tent ,you can either use a wardrobe or a cupboard and when it comes to nutrients you can get living soil which is great for people that just want to water and not use nutrients , cannabis plants do need a good soil mix specially if u want a good harvest . But there are alot people on here that will help you with this aswell ,but this is my view on things use it how you see fit .
do you know of any stores/sites with these kits? I was looking and I haven’t been able to find anything aside from extending the tent or support pieces to keep the walls from caving in. I reached out to ac infinity as well about any possible solutions they may have but I’m still waiting to hear back from them.