So, you’re about to set up your grow tent or room, but have you thought about what you can do to stop the air becoming stagnated? Well, the set-up time is the right time to be installing a good grow tent ventilation system.
Plants need a constant supply of CO2 so they can photosynthesise, so to maintain optimum growing conditions for plant’s it is important to ensure that fresh air enters the growing space and old stale air is flushed back out.
In order to keep themselves cool, plants also release water vapour. This moisture needs to be able to find its way out of the grow room. A build up will lead to mould and fungi forming not to mention pest infestation.
Too much heat mixed with moisture inhibits plant growth, therefore, the heat emitted by lights needs to be removed in order to maintain the ideal temperature.
A good extractor system which consists of intake vents, air circulators, a fan controller, and heaters will be a good starting point and can be added to as required.
An extractor system removes the stale air and replaces it with fresh, CO2 rich air. This cycle should ideally be repeated every minute or at least every five minutes. So, it’s important that you choose the right size fan for your growing environment.
Go forth and ventilate
There are a range of extractor fans on the market, but perhaps the most revolutionary is the EC fan, or to give it it’s full name the Electronically Commutated fan.
Designed to be incredibly energy efficient and easy to control. They allow growers to move masses of air quickly and the best bit is they’re ultra-quiet.
Want to know more? Check out the Cyclone EC Fan on our website.
If you would like to know more about grow tent ventilation system, then you might like to read How To Set Up A Grow Tent Extraction System
If you need help choosing the right fan or you need advice on setting up your growing space contact the Gardeners Corner team.