Grow lights produce heat, and plants use up the carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air.
For that reason, the air inside a grow tent or grow room should be changed out via an extraction system. Doing so draws in fresh, cooler air with normal levels of CO2, from the outside. To assist with the replacement of the air, some growers also use an intake fan.
It is very important that there is always negative air pressure in a grow tent or grow space. This is where the air pressure inside is lower than the air pressure outside.
In this video, we show you how to put together an aeroponic propagator. Aeroponic props keep roots super-oxygenated, which speeds up turnaround times massively. They’re easy to use and take minutes to set up.
You’ve got a reservoir base, a top tray to supports your plants and a clear plastic lid to lock in the humidity.
There’s also a kit bag with your net pots, collars, pump and delivery system.
There are a few different systems that you can grow your plants in. For a beginner, we highly recommend that you learn the basics of growing plants indoors by starting off with some saucers, and pots filled with soil or Coco Coir. Once you have mastered the basics of growing a plant and built up your confidence, you can progress onto a different type of grow-system. We'll take a look at the different types of system available for your future reference.
We get asked a lot about how to set up the feed side of the Medusa system. So today were going to take you through the process. If you haven’t already seen them we have full instructions on how to setup the run to waste side of the system, which should always be done before setting up the feed system. If you have not done this already then do this now before going any further.
Deciding to start indoor growing can be a very exciting prospect. It is true that there is a lot to learn. However, don't get daunted, getting to grips with the basics is fairly simple, the rest you can just enjoy learning along the way.
What you will need
You will need equipment to successfully grow indoors. One of the most economical ways of getting started is with one of our essentials kits which provide you with everything you need, except
In recent years, many new options have arrived on the extraction system market. There are now choices of super-quiet or super-powerful duct fans, quieter and tougher ducting, and some advancements, such as increased bed-depth, in the options available for carbon filters.
Perhaps you have already been thinking of changing your extraction system. Maybe the one you have is getting a little old, or noisy, or maybe it just isn't keeping temperatures down enough when the summer weather kicks in.
Choosing a grow light is one of the most important aspects of your indoor setup. You’ll need to have a think about the space the light is going to be illuminating, the output of the light and the power consumption.
The three most important lighting types to consider right now are:
DWC (Deep Water Culture) is a simple but high yielding type of hydroponics. Another advantage is that because the roots grow directly into nutrient solution it means there is very little medium to dispose of after the grow.
We are often asked how big does the air pump need to be. The answer to that is surprisingly simple - as a rule of thumb the air pump needs to supply: 1 litre of air per minute for every 4 litres of nutrient solution.
Something to bear in mind is that every metre of air line reduces the air flow rate but as long as the run is no more than about 2 metres the rule of thumb above will still be true. If the run is more than 2 metres then you might need a bigger air pump.