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Top 10 Grow Tents 2016

For all you indoor plant growers - whatever sort of plant you are trying to cultivate - you may find any such grow tents ideal in your wishes. They may be perfect for allowing all of us to domesticate an extensive style of plants, fruits, herbs, flowers and vegetables while not having to worry about weather conditions or the temperature outside.



The Benefits Of Grow Tents

Grow tents have helped to revolutionize personal indoor growing, due to their versatility and cost effectiveness. Grow tents allow the user to create the ideal environment for various plants through the use of lights, fans, humidifiers, and air conditioners applied to the enclosed space in the grow tent.

With outdoor gardening, the types of plants that can be grown are largely determined by the weather. For instance, tomatoes require relatively warm environments to thrive. They would not grow well in winter when temperatures are cold and the elements are intense. With grow tents, weather factors are eliminated. Tomatoes grown in the controlled environment of a grow tent are only limited by how effectively the user can adjust the internal environment to the likes of their tomatoes.

Light is also an issue in outdoor environments. Plants which thrive in low light environments may be scorched in areas along the equator. Conversely, plants which love light may be dwarfed by the low light provided in many areas of the world. Grow tents allow the grower to control how much or how little light is applied to the plants, and when that light is applied.

When compared to simple indoor cultivation methods, grow tents also waste less light. This is due to the reflection of light created by the inside surface of grow tents. In many indoor growing environments, the sole source of light comes from lights hanging directly above the plants. In nature, the sun moves across the sky, casting light on different areas of the plant.

Imperfect reflective surfaces, such as the walls of a grow tent, act to scatter the light rays they collect from above, delivering them to different areas below the canopy foliage through a process called diffuse reflection. This means more efficiency in light use, energy expenditure, and ultimately happier plants.

Beware The Nutrient Lockout


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Whether growing in a soil medium or using a hydroponic system, everyone is looking to create the most delicious, appealing flowers and fruiting bodies that they can. From growing a butternut squash to win the prize at the county fair to growing tomatoes for home consumption, size matters in the hobbyist's grow tent. A common mistake made trying to achieve this size is to constantly push more and more nutrients into the growing medium, in hopes that the plants will use them.

In reality, this doesn't happen. In contrast to humans, plants can only eat what they need to grow. If there are 100 units of nitrogen in the soil, and the plant only needs ten, then 90 will remain in the soil. If 100 more units are added the next day, and the plant only eats 10, now 180 units remain. If this process continues, it can contribute to an issue known as nutrient lockout, as salts clog the roots of the plants, inhibiting their uptake.

The problem with the nutrient lockout is that it can produce symptoms in plants which resemble nutrient deficiencies, leading growers to add more nutrients, causing further symptoms. The best way to eliminate nutrient lockout is to perform a flush. Saturate the growing medium with clean water, and then apply a few organic fertilizers to avoid any nutrient deficiencies which can accompany flushes.

Which Lighting Is Best For A Grow Tent?


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The best light for any plant is the Sun. Plants have adapted over millions of years to best draw energy from the light spectrum that the Sun produces. Because of this, the best grow light for any plant will be the light which best mimics this spectrum. As various plants are adapted to different ways of photosynthesizing light, they respond better to different visible light rays.

The ideal range for most plants is 4000-6000 Kelvin, which is the unit used to measure the color temperature of a light. The higher the number is, the more blue the light will appear, while the lower it is, the more red the light will appear. This can help mimic the actions of the Sun in the sky, as some plants thrive in the evening when sunlight is more red.

Fluorescent rays are good for growing small houseplants, but for full light plants which need to be grown indoors, they will need the power and versatility delivered by HID or LED lights. These lights can often get to a color temperature of 6500 or beyond, while still providing the lower spectrum rays plants need. These broad parameters allow plants thrive both during blue light vegetative states and more red light flowering states.

LED grow lights offer a broad spectrum and produce less heat than HID lights, but they are less intense. LED lights are also particularly energy efficient. HID lights like metal halide (MH) and high-pressure sodium (HPS) provide more distance and intensity than LEDs or fluorescent, but they produce a considerable amount of heat and cannot be used in unventilated growing areas. HPS bulbs are ideal for blooming, while MH bulbs are suited to vegetative growth. For this reason, many indoor growers use a combination of the two.


#10.Lighthouse Hydro Hydroponics Grow Tent, 78 by 78 by 78-Inch


This 78" x 78" x 78" Grow Tent is a full height grow tent (6.5' tall) with enough room for a very nice grow. This tent can easily fit two 3'x6' flood tables and reservoirs, or a 36 pot ebb and flow system. Adjustable light hangers allow you to hang lights and other equipment from just about anywhere. The perfect size for a 1000W lamp, two 900W LED Grow Lights, or a 16 bulb T5 fixture. Four 8" ports at the top of the tent have double-sided socks and drawstrings which allow you to use 4", 6", or 8" ductwork for your fans and filters. Two 4" ports at the bottom of the tent (double-sided socks and drawstrings) allow for electrical access and tubing. The Waterproof spill floor allows for easy cleanup of spills and leaks.


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#9.Hydroplanet™ 48x48x80 Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent for Indoor Plant Growing (48x48x80)


Grow like a monster with the Hydroplanet 100% Reflective Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent. Engineered to allow maximum light and heat control with an all-around interior made up of reflective lining - this tent is great for cultivating fruits, vegetables, and all kinds of herbs year-round.


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#8.Best ChoiceProducts Grow Tent Reflective Mylar Hydroponics Plant Growing Room New, 32" X 32" X 63"


This grow tent helps you achieve the very best climate for your in-door hydroponic plants 'growth. Our dark room grow tent is highly reflective; complete Non-toxic, waterproof and extremely heat insulative, perfect environment for indoor cultivation. Can be constructed and display anywhere such as living room, bedroom, loft, garden shed or even garage. Our Hydroponics tent is suitable for all beginner and veteran gardeners.


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#7.Hydrobay 48"x96"x80" Mylar Grow Tent for Indoor Plant Growing


Hydrobay wanted to create the ultimate tent for the buyer that wants both worlds, quality and savings. We have built the best tent you can find for this amazing price. These tents are thick 600D material so it keeps the temperatures inside you want and the heat or cold and moisture on the outside out! Our 600D material is 2-4 times thicker than most tents, and our 22mm tent poles and metal corners can hold weights in excess of 200lbs. Our 22mm poles are powder coated green and are extra thick gauge steel for added strength. These are the strongest tents for the price and a third of the cost of those “jungle” tents. Hydrobay Mylar reflective tents use the highest quality reflective material available so you can get the most out of your light sources. We include our standard floor Mylar reflective pan with every tent. Hydrobay has designed these as a “light tight” enclosure and ensure that your plants not be disturbed by outside light while in the tent.


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#6.Apollo Horticulture 48"x48"x80" Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent for Indoor Plant Growing


This tent is awesome! It was super simple to put together. ( I have a broken back and it took me and a buddy 15minutes) No light leaks whats so ever. Almost no "New Tent" smell. Overall very pleased with this tent cant wait till the 96''x48'' is available again. Im running a 1000watts no problem in this tent, just make sure to get a good inline fan to go with it,.


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#5.Gorilla Grow Tent LTGGT22 Tent, 2' x 2.5' x 5'7"


Gorilla Lite Line Grow Tents are professionally designed grow tents that are ideal for experts and perfect for beginners. Double your yields with the first ever height adjusting grow tent. This expertly designed grow tent is the perfect solution for those discerning customers that crave Gorilla quality, but are on a tight growing budget. What we have created is hands down the world's Best Budget Grow Tent. The expert configuration positions ducting ports where they should be. Large EZ View windows offer easy grow snapshots without compromising your environment. The doorways and wraparound zippers offer 360 degree convenient access. Large 10? double cinching ducting ports make maintaining an ideal growing environment a snap. All metal interlocking poles provide a stable and strong growing enclosure that's perfect for indoor gardening success. Grow easy on yourself. Grow Gorilla.


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#4.Indoor Grow Tent - 7.11 ft. x 7.11 ft. x 6.7 ft. - Thermal Protected - Multiple Intake and Exhaust Ports - Waterproof Floor - GL240 by GrowLab


The GrowLab Horticultural Grow Room has all the features you could ask for - and more! Outfit the GrowLab with the ventilation fan, lighting system and growing system of your choice and you will have the brightest, slickest, most affordable grow room available. Introducing the next generation in portable grow rooms - The GrowLab Horticultural Grow Room. See more details on the next page.


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#3.GrowDen (TM) Hydroponics Indoor Grow Tent Greenhouse Box Room - 5 Year Manufacturer Warranty ! (10'x10'x6.5')


You are GrowDen's multi-purpose growing tents with latest Reflective Interior Mylar at an unbeatable price. With this growing tent, you can grow your beautiful in-door hydroponics plants easily, especially for seedlings. The exterior is made of commercial grade super heavy duty oxford cloth. The inner lining is made of highly non-toxic reflective silver water proof mylar. This unit is designed with exterior zippers so that you can setup and take down in minutes. The frame is very sturdy with metal rods. There are multiple vents to accommodate your fan and filter. The new open downward vent cover design is more reasonable and convenient.


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#2.MILLIARD 48" x 24" x 60" 100% Reflective Hydroponic Mylar Grow Tent with Window, Great for Indoor Planting and Early Seedling Starters


The Milliard Hydroponic Grow Tent is great for cultivating exotic fruits, herbs, vegetables or seasonal fruits all year around! You control the climate and lighting so you can grow any plant in any place safely and easily! The tent is designed with an interior layer of highly reflective lining for maximized light and heat control to ensure an optimal growing environment. The tent features a sturdy tubular metal frame construction with heavy duty support bars for hanging lights and 100% metal push-lock corners for easy tool free assembly. The reflective interior lining of the grow tent has multiple intake/exhaust ports that improve vapor and moisture control. The ports allow you to implement ductwork, fans, filters, and electric appliances.


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#1.NEW! Gorilla Grow Tent 4' x 8' Indoor Hydroponic Greenhouse Garden Room | GGT48


The 1680D Diamond Reflective Walls of the Gorilla Grow Tent are 3-9X thicker than any other grow tent which makes them light proof, odor resistant, quieter, and properly insulated. Gorilla tents also have the strongest metal poles for maximum safety and security. Other Gorilla Grow Tent highlights include a patent pending InfraRed blocking roof, double-cinching ducting ports properly positioned where they should be, heaviest duty zippers that last, durable safety pool for unexpected water spills, and large EZ View windows that offer easy grow snapshots without compromising your environment. The doorways also zip all the way around that offer complete 360 degree convenient access. Plus, these tents are height adjustable which will allow you to increase your yields and plant sizes up to 2X, and are easy to walk around in. We are an Authorized Dealer!


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