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The Best Grow Tents for Small Spaces

Here are some of our best grow tents that are just right for beginner growers.

The Best Grow Tents for Small Spaces

If you finally decided to grow your own vegetables at home, it’s best to do it in a controlled environment. Grow tents can provide this, especially with the use of the right grow medium, nutrients, and LED grow lights. You may think that purchasing your own grow tent may be going over-the-top since you are just starting, but there are affordable ones that can fit your budget and are actually a great investment.

Gorilla Grow Tent Lite Line

Gorilla Grow Tent Lite Line

The Gorilla Grow Tent Lite Line has a size dimension of 2′ X 2.5′ X 5’7. The brand says that their budget line is the next best thing to happen to indoor growing since their original line of Grow Tents. The Lite Line boasts the same qualities as the original one, but some designs were tweaked to fit the budget of beginners. Here are ten things to love about this grow tent:

  • Adjustable height with the use of the extension kit (not included)
  • Sturdy interlocking frame is made of 100% steel
  • Big, strong, and thick zippers
  • Convenient EZ view windows
  • 360-degree access
  • Tool pouch
  • 10″ double-cinching ducting ports
  • Flood pool
  • Diamond reflection technology
  • Bug-resistant and adjustable micro mesh pre-filters

Gorilla Grow Tent Shorty

Gorilla Grow Tent Shorty

The Gorilla Grow Tent Shorty is made for those who plan to grow in their attics and basements. It only stands 4’11’ tall, and in case your plants grow higher than that, you don’t need to worry, as it can be extended up to 5’8″ tall with the use of an extension kit. Don’t be fooled by its short height; it still carries the same qualities as the original Gorilla Grow Tent line. Here are ten things to love about the Shorty:

  • Adjustable height with the use of the extension kit (not included)
  • Interlocking steel frame that can support over 300 pounds
  • Thick and strong 1680D fabric
  • Big, strong, and thick zippers
  • Convenient EZ view windows
  • Infrared-blocking roof
  • Tool pouch
  • Intelligently-designed ducting ports, vents, and flood pool
  • Diamond reflection technology
  • Bug-resistant and adjustable micro mesh pre-filters

Dark Propagator 2.6 DP60

Dark Propagator 2.6 DP60

Secret Jardin’s Dark Propagator 2.6 DP60 has a size dimension of 2′ x 1.33′ x 2′ — an almost perfect cube that can fit the corner of any room. This small tent is proud to be made of strong tear-proof material and at the same time, breathable. Here are ten features to love about the Dark Propagator:

  • Perfect compact size
  • Best reflective mylar
  • Space for 70 to 900 cuttings
  • Tear-proof canvas
  • Breathable material providing perfectly controlled temperature and humidity
  • Lightning holders and filter
  • Double socks with tightening strings
  • StrapIt for filter
  • HookIt for lighting
  • CableIt clips for cables and nets

Dark Room 3.0 DR60

Dark Room 3.0 DR60

The Dark Room 3.0 DR60 is the smallest grow tent in Secret Jardin’s 2′ x 1′ x 2′ range. It boasts sturdy construction with waterproof highly-reflective mylar coverings. This grow tent also comes with many added accessories. Here are ten things to love about the Dark Room:

  • Best reflective mylar
  • Space-booster and WebIt
  • Tear-proof canvas with mesh window and removable flap
  • Breathable material providing perfectly controlled temperature and humidity
  • Lightning holders and filter
  • Double socks with tightening strings
  • StrapIt for filter
  • HookIt for lighting
  • CableIt clips for cables and nets
  • PocketIt adjustable tool pouch

Dark Street 3.0 DS60

Dark Street 3.0 DS60

Secret Jardin’s Dark Street 3.0 DS60 has a size dimension of 2′ x 2′ x 5′ and boasts a sturdy construction. It comes with reflective mylar and strong, tear-proof canvas material. Aside from the CableIT, StrapIT, HookIT, and PocketIT accessories, it also comes with a removable tray, socks, and windows for the cables and ventilation. Here are the ten features to love about the Dark Street:

  • Best reflective mylar
  • Compatible with hydroponic materials
  • Tear-proof canvas with mesh window and removable flap
  • Breathable material providing perfectly controlled temperature and humidity
  • Lightning holders and filter
  • Double socks with tightening strings
  • StrapIt for filter
  • HookIt for lighting
  • CableIt clips for cables and nets
  • PocketIt adjustable tool pouch

Need small grow tents? Check out ChampionLED.com and shop for any of these five!

How to Protect LED Grow Lights

Here are some helpful tips on how to get the most out of your grow lights.

SolarSystem 1100 UVB LED Grow Lights

Getting LED grow lights for your grow room is a wise investment, whether it’s for your hobby or business. Not only are you saving energy and other costs in the long run, but you also get to get the maximum yields you desire from your crops. And to make sure that you get the most life out of your LED grow lights, here are a few helpful tips on how to protect them and allow them to run properly throughout their lifespans.

Use a power stabilizer.

Use a power stabilizer to protect your LED grow lights
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Using a power stabilizer or a voltage regulator for your lighting units can keep you safe from power hazards. Power fluctuations, power surges, and power spikes can damage the internal components of the lights such as the power drivers.  Connecting them to a power stabilizer will regulate the voltage from the power box and prevent power fluctuations from damaging your units. Having a power stabilizer also makes sure that there is no downtime with your lighting, especially during the critical plant growth phases.

Use a surge protector.

Use a surge protector to protect your LED grow lights
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You can also use a surge protector to prevent power surges from damaging the internal components of your lights. It works by diverting the power surge to the ground so it won’t reach your grow lights. Power stabilizers and surge protectors are similar devices that can help maintain the correct voltage, but each of them works in a bit different way. The former provides any connected electrical device with a constant voltage while the latter suppress power surges that may result from faulty wiring or lightning strikes. Also, surge protectors are much smaller and lighter.

Avoid overloading power outlets.

Avoid overloading power outlets to protect your LED grow lights
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Never overload the outlets of your surge protector with too many devices. Doing so may lead to short-circuiting which can then cause power outages. The internal effect of overloading is the damaging of the internal components of your grow lights, while the external effect is the overheating of the unit which may lead to fire hazards and injury.

Regularly check your lights.

K5 Series XL750 Indoor Growth Light
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These lights do need less maintenance, but it won’t hurt to regularly check the units if they are working properly. See if they are building moisture and already have water droplets, especially if they are not the waterproof kind. That is why you should not forget to check the humidity of your grow room as well, as excessive moisture will cause droplets to form on the lights.

Clean as needed.

Clean your LED grow lights as needed.
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Lastly, you have the clean your LED grow lights as needed. Notice some dust and dirt on the surface? Wipe them off with a clean lint-free towel. For stubborn dirt, you can use an air duster or canned air, so there is no need to wet the lights. But for the glass under the lights, you can use a standard glass cleaner. Do not forget, always unplug your grow lights before cleaning them!