How to Set Up a Grow Tent [Step by Step]

How to Set Up a Grow Tent [Step by Step]

Tim
Tim
24 Jan 2020

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.

 
 
 
 

Tent Contents:

Before starting your grow tent setu, make sure you've got all the parts of your tent.

That includes:

 
  • Horizontal poles
  • Vertical poles
  • 3-Way corner ieces
  • Support bars
  • Canvas
 

Once you've checked you've got your equipment, it's time to see how to set a grow tent up.

 
What you'll need What you'll need

How To

Here's how to build a grow tent step by step

Step 1

Empty the box and check you've got everything Empty the box and check you've got everything

  

Empty the box and check you've got everything.

Step 2

Completely unfold and spread out the tent canvas Completely unfold and spread out the tent canvas

  

Completely unfold and spread out the tent canvas.

Step 3

Use 4 x corner pieces and 4 x Use 4 x corner pieces and 4 x

  

Use 4 x corner pieces and 4 x 'number 1' poles to make the base.

 

Step 4

Take 4 x Take 4 x

  

Take 4 x 'number 2' poles and start assembling upright.

 
 

Step 5

Insert the Insert the

  

Insert the 'number 3' poles ino the top of the 'number 2' poles.

 

Step 6

Position the shelves and add the protective sheeting Position the shelves and add the protective sheeting

  

Use the 4 remaining corner pieces and 4 'number 1 poles for the top.

 

Step 7

Attach the hooks to the remaining Attach the hooks to the remaining

  

Attach the hooks to the remaining number 1' poles.

 

Step 8

Clip the support poles to the top of the frame Clip the support poles to the top of the frame

  

Clip the support poles to the top of the frame.

Step 9

Pull the tent canvas over your frame Pull the tent canvas over your frame

  

Pull the tent canvas over your frame.

Step 10

Zip up the sides to complete tent assembly Zip up the sides to complete tent assembly

  

Zip up the sides to complete tent assembly.

  

  

Tips & Tricks

Be Gentle

For the best grow tent set up, check the corner pieces are positioned the right way around and never force the zips.

Power Source

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.

Surroundings

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.


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Tim
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Tim started out in Dudley but is now the manager at Bristol! Drop by and you'll probably see him there.  

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