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Grow Tent Intermediate Guide

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After you've gone through some of the basics on your grow tent, you’ll want to advance to the “intermediate” level, where you'll be looking at more about fine-tuning the plant atmosphere and generally protecting your crops through the entire plant cycle.

Here are some aspects of intermediate growing with a hydroponics grow tent.

Distributing Light with Versatile Lighting

One of the big issues with a grow tents is being able to distribute light to each plant effectively. Generally, there will be grow lights at the top of the tent that will shine light over the area where plants grow. But this alone is not sufficient to supply every plant with light.

You may look at adjustable lighting, or items like reflective interiors that will help distribute light better. Growers need to look at distributing light to corner plants or other plants that may otherwise get crowded out. This is important in optimizing plant cycles inside a grow tent.

Air and Water Handling

Another issue that you might look at on the intermediate level is how to circulate air within the grow tent and to keep it from stagnating. This can be a little bit easier with one of these larger structures than it is with a smaller sealed grow box, but there’s still the responsibility to make sure that both air and water get circulated correctly.

Choose Specific Nutrient Packages

You may have a single nutrient solution to be used on all of your plants, but as you go along with multiple plant cycles, it can be beneficial to test different types of nutrients to use in flowering and vegetative phases, to boost yields, develop healthier plants or otherwise optimize your outcomes.

Reservoir Conditions

Another issue that goes a little bit beyond basic setup is the idea of micromanaging a hydroponic reservoir.

The reservoir is, in many ways, the lifeblood of a system, the central nervous system of a hydroponics setup. It's where the nutrient-rich water gets delivered to plants. But various things can go wrong inside the reservoir that can compromise plant health. Two of these are water temperature and pH value.

Growers need to periodically check both of these factors, temperature and pH value, to make sure that plants are getting what they need. In some cases, growers can use basic tools to change one or both of these elements. In other cases, they may need to flush the reservoir and add water in order to maintain a healthy environment.

For more, keep checking out what manufacturers and retailers can do for you to help you build a sophisticated and successful hydroponics project.

 
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