How to Set Up a Grow Tent [Step by Step]
Got an XL Grow Tent? Here's how to set up your grow tent. We've used a BAY6 XL Tent - one of our bestsellers.
There might be some slight differences, depending on which brand you use. But generally, the steps are the same for every grow tent set up.
Before starting your grow tent setu, make sure you've got all the parts of your tent.
- Horizontal poles
- Vertical poles
- 3-Way corner ieces
- Support bars
Once you've checked you've got your equipment, it's time to see how to set a grow tent up.
Here's how to build a grow tent step by step
Empty the box and check you've got everything.
Completely unfold and spread out the tent canvas.
Use 4 x corner pieces and 4 x 'number 1' poles to make the base.
Take 4 x 'number 2' poles and start assembling upright.
Insert the 'number 3' poles ino the top of the 'number 2' poles.
Use the 4 remaining corner pieces and 4 'number 1 poles for the top.
Attach the hooks to the remaining number 1' poles.
Clip the support poles to the top of the frame.
Pull the tent canvas over your frame.
Zip up the sides to complete tent assembly.
Tips & Tricks
For the best grow tent set up, check the corner pieces are positioned the right way around and never force the zips.
Make sure there is an available power source near by. You'll need an electrical supply to power lights, pumps, fans, etc. For a one light or two light set up, make sure you've got a couple of normal double wall sockets nearby. An extension lead can come in handy to overcome restrictions.
Remember, it's important that you don't overload your power supply. Here's how to calculate the energy draw of your grow room equipment.
Give yourself enough space
You want plenty of room to manoeuvre in, and don't want to have to squeeze your tent through a door once it's fully built.
Think ahead and build your tent in the room it's going to be in.
It might be necessary to run lights and pumps at night - which can generate a little bit of noise. With this in mind, try to establish your grow room away from sleeping and living areas.