Best Grow Tent Setup (Indoor, LED Grow Tents)

(Last Updated: September, 2020)

What Changed?

  • Added SuperRoom Smart Grow Tent Package
  • Removed discontinued products
  • Updated pros/cons of Vivosun Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent

Growing plants in your home has never been easier, not when you have one of these grow tents with you. They’re all made to keep your plants protected from extra light and water, so that you can get the greatest yield possible with the least amount of effort. It’ll take more effort to pick out the best tents for growing, but we can help you out there. Here are some of the best available grow tents out there for you to choose from.

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More About The SuperRoom Smart 2′ x 4′ Grow Tent Package

When it comes to indoor gardening, there’s a reason why this tent from SuperRoom is one of the best. Professionally designed and with a lifetime of grow support, you’ll love this all-in-one option.

First off, it’s a good side so you can fit this little tent anywhere in your home. It’s four feet wide and two feet deep, not to mention the fact that it’s almost eight feet tall—so just stick it in that awkward space where you can’t fit any other furniture. You can even add in a small extension kit to make it bigger if you need a little more space. You might not need to though, since you can already plant 16 plants, or 6 large 5-gallon pots if you’re using soil.

What we really love about SuperRoom though is the activated carbon filter, which was effective at eliminating odors. This allowed for all of our growing to be discrete. If you’re growing herbs, you don’t need to worry about smelling lavender everywhere you go. Just set it up and check out the sturdy, steel interlocking construction, and the thick fabric that will let you keep growing for years to come.

Truly, growing has entered the age of technology with the SuperRoom. You can control every part of the growing process right from your phone, and adjust the temperature to your specifications. Maybe you’re a little unsure of where to begin though. Check out the nine-episode video tutorial in this case to help you get started.

Pros:

  • It’s easy to set up a watering schedule right from your phone
  • The light inside is enhanced to help improve your harvest
  • The size of the tent allows you to grow either with large pots or small hydroponics

Cons:

  • The size may be a little imposing in your home

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TopoLite 20"x20"x48" 600D Grow Tent

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iPower GLTENTXS3 Hydroponic

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More About The Gorilla Grow Tent 60 Inch x 60 Inch

We love how you can adjust the height of the Gorilla Grow tent, depending on the size of your plants. Customize your tent to match your needs by lowering the light systems or raising them depending on the current stage of your plant growth.

We could adjust them fully, and even add on extension kits for an extra one or two feet. Your grow room will probably end up being taller than you by the time you’re done!

Yield the greatest number of plants possible with this Gorilla Grow tent—without your plants being bent if they happen to grow too tall. You’ll love how thick the fabric of this tent is, since it’s 3-9 times denser than most grow tents you usually find out there.

Why does this matter? Well, you won’t need to worry about your home smelling or about the light peeking out. You can just relax and forget about your plants and let the tent do all the work.

This tent is all about large-scale production, so if that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll love Gorilla Grow. You don’t need to worry too much about being new to having one of these tents in your home either, since this tent is so easy to set up that it’s best for both beginners and experts.

Pros:

  • You can control the entire growing process with the vertical adjustments
  • The frame is strong and sturdy
  • The blocking roof keeps all the light inside the tent

Cons:

  • The size is definitely large for small homes 

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More About The Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent

We love that this Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent by Cool Grows is less expensive than other comparable options. This means that it’ll be easier to set up in your home.

Beyond the price though, the fact that this tent is light proof is what makes it so valuable. It blocked out all light so that our plants could receive the proper amount of care.

The reflective mylar lining gives a boost to the light, helping you use less energy when you turn on the lights. Just increase the intensity of your lights if you want to make some adjustments.

Want to check out your plants while you’re growing? Just look through the observation window to see how they’re looking without disturbing the environment inside. Plant fruits or vegetables with ease, and without worrying about your tent being constructed of PVC. Cool Grows only relies on high-quality materials to make sure that you get the best plants possible.

Thankfully, we found this Mylar growing kit so easy to put together. Click it together with the help of an instructional video and get to growing!

Pros:

  • The easy access door unzips smoothly and makes it easy to take a little peek inside
  • Very easy to both assemble it and disassemble it if you need to move it
  • It cinches together strongly so no light escapes

Cons:

  • One of the poles was a bit bent 

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More About The VIVOSUN 48"x24"x60" Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent

Vivosun makes their Mylar Hydroponic grow tents with you in mind. They know that you’ll want to keep all the light in while you’re growing so that you end up with the best output possible, which is why their tent blocks outside light and reflects the light inside. This will boost your growing power, while the zipper creates a seal that’s completely light proof.

When you touch the fabric, you’ll notice how thick and sturdy it is. That’s because it’s top-quality oxford that is tear proof and double-stitched. If you want to move your tent, you won’t need to worry about accidentally breaking the tent. This is especially true since the tent is supported with strong metal poles that ensure installation remains easy.

If you want to take a look at your plants, which you’ll definitely want to do, take a look through the easy-access door. We could unzip the door without disturbing the setup and without letting in light to disturb our plants.

Pros:

  • The actual construction is sturdy, and the materials are genuinely thick
  • Customer service is great if you happen to have any problems
  • Even with the 4 LED lights, the tent does not get hot

Cons:

  • The zipper does sometimes come loose over time 

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More About The VIPARSPECTRA 48"x48"x80" Reflective 600D Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent

You can sit and relax when you have a Viparspectra hydroponic grow tent on your side. We love how these tents are made with strong materials, like double-stitched fabric, to ensure that the growing space remains completely isolated and protected. The protection is great, but don’t forget that you have a mesh window to look into as well, not to mention some great ventilation.

When we set this tent up, we noticed the strong metal poles and the solid metal corner connectors that held up the tent. They locked the whole structure completely in place, so we were never concerned about it toppling over.

Pros:

  • Customer service is a huge help if you happen to have any issues
  • Can be put together in about ten minutes
  • Heavy duty and durable construction

Cons:

  • The zipper and thread may not be completely sturdy

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Choosing the Right Grow Tent

Before you order that grow tent, you should make sure it’s the right one for you. Factor these things into your choice for the best fit:

Material

It’s no secret that thicker materials hold up better than thin ones. When you think about material in a grow tent, chances are you’re really thinking about the reflective material inside. Of course, that’s important too. The better reflecting the material is, the more light your plants get, even with a less powerful grow light. However, you should also consider the material on the exterior.

Typically, grow tents are made of canvas, although not all canvas is made equally. If you need serious durability, and the ability to block light and noise, go for canvas with a higher thread count.

Capacity

It’s no good to get a grow tent that can’t accommodate all your plants. Most people typically think of the dimensions in terms of size only. However, grow tents aren’t invincible, and there’s a weight limit they can safely hold. This has to do more with the frame than anything else.

Keep in mind that plants aren’t the only thing you’ll have inside the tent. You also need lightning, ventilation equipment, tubing, and much more. Make sure the tent you choose has a higher enough weight capacity to handle it all. 

Width and Height

Grow tents can save you a lot of space if you can’t dedicate an entire room to growing. However, the dimensions of your grow tent also determine what kinds of plants you can grow, and how many of them you can grow. The best rule of thumb is to get 2 square feet for each mature plant you want to have.

Chambers

Some grow tents have only one chamber, although others can include many separate chambers. Single chamber grow tents are ideal if you have less space, and only want to grow plants in the growth stage together. However, you won’t be able to start another crop while your plants grow unless you have another grow tent.

Multiple chamber tents might take up a little more space, but you can also grow plants in different growth stages together. For example, you can start sprouting your next round of plants while your older plants move onto the flowering stage. 

Equipment Compatibility

Along with making sure your tent can hold the weight of the equipment you have, you also need to look at compatibility. By this, we mean all the ports, windows and supports the tent has.

Grow tents have ports that allow you to install the piping needed, ventilation ducts, and electrical cords you need. These ports can be single or double cinching, although double cinching gives you the best protection from pests, light leaks, or ventilation leaks. You also need to make sure the ports will fit the cords and ducts you plan on using. 

Extras

You might pay a little more for some extras, but some of them might be worth the extra investment. We all know that light leaks can seriously disrupt your grow, especially during the flowering stage. It’s also true that it’s very hard not to peek at your plants. Some grow tents include special windows to look at your plants.

However, some have a coating that blocks light, while others don’t. Make sure you check before you choose if you’re growing light sensitive plants.

Other extras grow tents might have included support rails or hangers for grow lights, shelving, and some even come with the grow lights already. If you don’t already have these for your setup, it can save you time and a lot of effort in the long run.

How to Setup Your Grow Tent

A grow tent setup might seem intimidating, but it’s not that hard once you know what to do. Here’s how to set up your grow tent:

Prepare Everything First

Get everything ready before you start assembling anything. Make sure you have all the tools you need, and a clear area to work in. Typically, the manual tells you what you need, but there are a couple things that are best to have on hand. For example, scissors, a power cord or strip, and all the other equipment you’ll put in your assembled tent. 

Get the Frame Together

Putting the frame together isn’t as simple as just putting pieces that fit together. It’s one of the most important parts of your tent. Be methodical, and save yourself time and stress in the long run. Start at the bottom (AKA the base).

This will be a square or rectangular shape, typically with two short poles and two longer poles. Each short pole connects to a longer one on either end, and vice versa. The top of your tent is pretty much the same. 

Put the Canvas on

Whether you’ve already put the base in the canvas or not, it’s time to cover the frame. Depending on how the material’s made, it may be easier to start at the top or bottom. The weight of the frame can also affect where you want to start. Don’t be rough, but do be patient. It can take a little maneuvering.

Get Lights up

Next, start putting up your grow lights. Attach them with connectors or hangers, which vary depending on the grow lights you choose. However, your grow tent should already have a support bar to connect the mount fixture to. Center your grow lights to distribute light evenly. Once you’re happy with the placement, put the hood on your lights and get cords out of the way. You might need to use zip ties to bundle cords and keep them securely away from the light.

Ducts, Vents, Ports, and More

This step sounds like a lot, but it’s actually very simple. It might be more time consuming depending on how many ports you plan on using. Attach ventilation ducts through the appropriate port (this information should also be in the manual). Connect your ventilation system and cinch the ports. Repeat this step for any other cords or tubing going in and out of your tent. Then, you’re done!

Conclusion

Grow tents come with a lot of benefits, as long as you choose the right one. You can grow in privacy without using much space, and you also have more control over the environment. When you’re ready to set it up, just follow our guide. Choosing and setting up a grow tent isn’t hard when you know what you’re looking for, and what to do.

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