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    Hi im about to setup my grow tent and am confused with how the carbon filter needs to be setup. I have a secret jardin ds 150 tent with a 600 watt hps light. I have 3fans running in there, i have just purchased and 5" mountain air carbon filter.
    My 1st question is will this carbon filter get rid of all the odor throughout the growing/flowering and harvesting period?
    2ndly do i just put the carbon filter facing the exit hole at the top of the tent and let the air run through? Or do i have to purchase an extraction fan and ducting and set it up? If so what kind of extraction fans are suitable and how would i set it up with the carbon filter and ducting?

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    An extraction fan needs to be in place...

    It would go Carbon filter > Fan > Out

    If you had a cooltube it would be

    CF >ducting> Cooltube >ducting> Fan >ducting> Out

    Buy a 4 or 5 inch RVK fan (whatever inch your carbon filter is)... and if you buy a decent carbon filter it will get rid of all smell if the room is sealed well

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    Inside of tent > filter>ducting>5"fan>ducting > outside of tent.

    SHOULD be no smell. No guarantee. Should have got a Rhino/Phat filter.

    RVK or Ruck make great fans.

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    Ok im just going to use the carbon filter to the rvk fan then out of the tent. Is ducting required still? I just checked its a 6" mountain air carbon filter so would i need a 6" rvk fan?

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    Yes mate, match fan and filter sizes. You can get reducers to narrow the gap, but it's more expense and potentia
    For un necessary complications.

    If cooltube....

    Fan blows into/through cooltube, cooltube blows into filter outside of groom. I have been reliably advised it will lengthen the life of the rvk, as opposed to sucking hot air through it. Also cool air straight into cooltube from fan will cool the tube even more.

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    Whats cooltube the box to hold head for the light?

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    Heat for the light* sorry.

    I do not have 1 of them lights so at te moment i will be just using the carbon filter, ducting then rvk fan then ducting and to the exit of the tent.
    1 other question which is relating to led lighting. Do led lighting have any advantages or disadvantages compared to mh/hps with quality or quantity?
    Only advantages i know at the moment are with a switch of the button you can benefit for vegging, flowering and it is safer to use.

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    No it's a reflector. Forget the cooltube bit. 6 inch fan for 6 inch filter = yes.

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    Just seen on the internet a fan controller. Would that connect to the fan and give me full control rather then wiring it up myself?

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    You dont need a fan controller.

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    IM LOOKING AT ALL THE DETAILS REGARDING: Evolution Temperature Fan Speed Controller Hydroponics (EBAY)
    IT STATES IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY ADJUST THE TEMP, HUMIDITY ETC...SO IF I DID PURCHASE THAT ITEM WOULD I JUST CONNECT IT UPTO THE RVK FAN AND IT WILL CONTROL THE TEMPS + HUMIDITY ACCORDING TO THE SETTINGS I CHOOSE ON THE CONTROLLER? WILL SAVE ME ALOT OF MONITORING TIME AND PROBERLY GIVE ME BETTER ACCURATE RESULTS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMBISINGH View Post
    IM LOOKING AT ALL THE DETAILS REGARDING: Evolution Temperature Fan Speed Controller Hydroponics (EBAY)
    IT STATES IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY ADJUST THE TEMP, HUMIDITY ETC...SO IF I DID PURCHASE THAT ITEM WOULD I JUST CONNECT IT UPTO THE RVK FAN AND IT WILL CONTROL THE TEMPS + HUMIDITY ACCORDING TO THE SETTINGS I CHOOSE ON THE CONTROLLER? WILL SAVE ME ALOT OF MONITORING TIME AND PROBERLY GIVE ME BETTER ACCURATE RESULTS?
    You need two fans for it, intake and extraction... Most people just leave their extraction on 24/7 and it works fine..

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    Thats only good if i had a big setup to keep everything under control im guessing. So when i setup my rvk fan and carbon filter i'l leave it running 24/7. I just read details regarding the rvk fan, need to wire it up myself. What connections are there? Isn't it just powerlead for the fan to switch on and operate

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    Yeah but some fans dont come with the wire and plug, find something you dont need like a lamp and chop the cable off (the fuse should be about the same but check) and wire it up, its easy as shit mate... i am HOPELESS with leccy and i managed.... Just ended up touching the live wire when it was plugged in... ouch

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    Lol i'l end up doing the same even though you warned me in advance! I'l have a look to see if i find 1 on ebay with the wires, keep it simple

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    What would i use for intake then if i just use and extraction fan?
    A hole in the tent at the bottom? Would that automatically bring in fresh air and the extraction fan will get rid of any air at the top?

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