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    Lightbulb DIY: £25 Grow Tent

    Thought i would make a little guide to making a cheap grow tent for newbies or people that are on a budget. All the items i used were found on a popular Internet auction site. Items i already had lying around were a 300w Red CFL, 4" Carbon Filter + In-line Fan and some easy roll hangers.

    Items Needed:
    Double "pop up" Canvas Wardrobe
    3m Mylar Reflective Sheeting
    Duct Tape/foil tape
    Sharp Knife
    Scissors
    3 Strips of wood, 1M is fine

    Step 1:
    Set up your canvas wardrobe, its fairly straight forward - read the instructions included. you should end up with this:


    Step 2:


    Cut your Mylar to fit and tape it in place, you may need to tape it to the poles as the canvas isn't great with adhesives - spray glue would also work.


    Make sure everything is covered or else you will get light leaks, you can clearly see by turning the lights off in your room and your grow light on, see pic below, guess which bit doesn't have Mylar covering it.


    Step 3:

    I would definitely recommend using a carbon filter, in all cases. For the sake of 30 quid or getting caught. Cut a hole in the back of the tent the same size as your ducting, in my case it was 4"


    Stick some tape around any gaps in the ducting hole, and hang your carbon filter on the top rail of the wardrobe


    Step 4

    Time to hang your lights, my case its a 300w CFL which should work perfect in this environment.


    Step 5:

    Remove the bars in the middle, as you need the space for your plants, simply bend them out.


    I also put some strips of wood at the base of the wardrobe as its not the strongest thing, plus 20l DWC bubblers are quite heavy!

    That's it, all you need is some plants!

    Hope you found this helpful.

    sorry i dont have a completed picture, but you get the idea!

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    Brilliant little guide there mate

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    b&w sheeting for the front should work nicely can roll that up easy

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    Oh btw them bars you bent out the way if you just take it out you could use it as a scrog screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by 28grams View Post
    Oh btw them bars you bent out the way if you just take it out you could use it as a scrog screen
    yeah it comes with a "grill" type thing (see first pic) would be ideal for scroggin'

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    yo chronje dude thats a nice pice of work mate n so simples....
    so wot mite be goin in this then lol
    as always mate RESPECT
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    Nice work
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    Nice little guide man, should come in handy for some peeps..

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanMcPot View Post
    nice guide but can ya tell me what shop you got the tent from an what price?
    http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=d...ed=0CEMQrQQwAg take a look here, they may have gone up in price slightly, but you should be able to pick up for around £25

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    nice job chronje mate

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    Great guide and something I may consider trying for the future.

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    really considering making one of these now, I got himalaya blue diesel autos on the go an one of them is just out growing my space rapidly, stands @ 18 inches after just a month, priced up an u can make this for £75/£80 including 4" inline extractor kit an 4" carbon filter, a question I have tho is, would a kit like this handle a 400w HPS's heat? I only have a 250w cfl for my current grow but I reckon I'll be getting a 400w hps and I'd like to plan for the future. possablities to upgrade a lil include upgrading to a 6" fan system an filter and/or a cooltube if needed. thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkmunky View Post
    really considering making one of these now, I got himalaya blue diesel autos on the go an one of them is just out growing my space rapidly, stands @ 18 inches after just a month, priced up an u can make this for £75/£80 including 4" inline extractor kit an 4" carbon filter, a question I have tho is, would a kit like this handle a 400w HPS's heat? I only have a 250w cfl for my current grow but I reckon I'll be getting a 400w hps and I'd like to plan for the future. possablities to upgrade a lil include upgrading to a 6" fan system an filter and/or a cooltube if needed. thx
    i think a 400w HPS would be the absolute max for this, you would definately need a 6" exhaust with cooltube and maybe even a 5" intake. i would reccomend a 250w HPS for this personally.

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    Awesome guide!

    Been looking at cheaper ways to get a second / bigger grow set up and this helps a lot

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    Very nice chronje considering everyone is feeling the pinch right now these DIY threads are most welcome and I only recently forked out £50 for a similar size grow tent and that was a bargain so making one for £25 would be a welcome saving especially at this time of year.

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    I just got my dad to grab some heavy duty black plastic sheeting from the building site,and fired it up with a staple gun cost me about £3.50 for a box of staples.

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    nice guys if you make one please feel free to post a picture of it!

    good to know its helpful to our community. I'm going to post another few guide soon.

    respect!

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    nice job chronje,it reminds me of my old argos grow tent,ah i miss her

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