Vivosun Grow Tent: Everything You Need to Know in 2021

By Brian Cusack

on March 17, 2021

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A grow tent makes indoor gardening easy and convenient, allowing you to grow crops year-round.

You can monitor the environment your greens are growing in, including humidity, nutrients, and watering schedule your crops need to thrive. They also ensure the strong odours don’t spread through your home.

Also, you know how tricky growing any crop can be for both hobbyists and seasoned agriculturalists with climate control issues, infestations, odours, and what have you. With a good grow tent, you can keep these issues in check.

Top 10 Vivosun Grow Tents

 

Grow Lights

Ventilation

Plants need adequate air exchange to grow well. Plus, when you use HID grow lights, the room can get too hot. Proper ventilation is necessary to ensure that the temperature and humidity remain within the ideal range and enable the plants to breathe.

Therefore, you need to pay attention to your growth tent’s ventilation if you want your plants to thrive.

Vivosun growth tents feature several well-placed dual-layer ventilation openings, which seal tightly around the ducting, cables, and fan. The circular air-cooling openings have dual drawstring closures, which make them seal tightly, ensuring no light leaks out.

The tents’ ventilation has two separate eight-inch openings and two four-inch openings, providing more options. Each of the openings has a sleeve and a double drawstring.

The Vivosun growth tents have exhaust vents featuring a Velcro cover to ensure they stay closed. The cover has a mesh beneath it for ventilation and an arrangement of venting ports to ensure seamless carbon filtering and CO2 dispensing. With that in mind, you’ll want to get Vivosun carbon filters.

More Reading: Best Indoor Herb Grow Lights

How to Build Your Vivosun Grow Tent

Before endeavouring to set up a grow tent, first consider the tent’s height. 

Grow lights, ducting, and the pots/hydroponic setup is part of the installation, and they take up vertical space. Bear in mind that the plant itself will grow and eventually consume more space, so you’ll need to use the likes of stubby flowering plants to minimize the growth.

For example, if you’d like a growth tent where you can stand up fully, you’ll need a tent that’s above 6 feet tall.  

With that in mind, let’s talk about the installation.

Vivosun tents are fairly easy to set up, and you can do a DIY installation.

You’ll begin with building the frame and wrapping the tent around it. You require no tools to do this. You can easily attach the rods together and join them to build the square floor portion. Then attach the assembled frame to it. The green metal poles should lock in place.

What’s really helpful is that the frame parts come marked, so you know which part connects to what, making the installation process much easier. Also, anything that’s connected has popup button connections.

After assembling the frame, open up the tent and attach the canvas top to the upper part of the frame. Roll the tent over the entire frame to wrap around it and zip it up.

The tent comes with two extra metal poles for you to put your grow light.

Vivosun Grow Tent Durability

Vivosun has a reputation for manufacturing high-quality, durable products.

The tent is made of a thick canvas material, which is able to withstand push, pull, water, and dirt without getting damaged. The canvas’s thickness of about 600D ensures the tent’s stability and resistance to tears and rips.

The canvas also has a highly reflective Mylar coating on the inside with good stitching throughout the canvas and zippers to ensure no light leaks out.

The poles consist of steel tubing (unlike some tents, which are made of plastic), enabling them to withstand the weight of large LED lights, fans, and filters. The connecting joints and hanging shafts are also metal, giving them a formidable build capable of supporting weights.

Zippers are often a major concern with many grow tent models. However, Vivosun zippers are heavy-duty with soft overlapping flaps to help keep the light inside the tent. To keep them zipping smoothly with no snags, ensure you wax the zipper every month.

Vivosun Grow Tent Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Reputable brand, quality materials
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to assemble
  • Stable and durable
  • Strong metallic frame handles heavy lights and fans
  • Tear-resistant
  • Push and pull resistant
  • Water-resistant
  • 98% Mylar reflective film interior
  • Multiple sizes are available
  • Affordable
  • Heavy-duty zippers
  • Comes with an inner tool organizer
  • Easy to clean
  • Great customer service

Cons

  • Instructions are too brief
  • No windowless option
  • Unreliable velcro
  • Light leaks with some products

FAQs

Still have questions? We have answers!

How Do You Set Up the Carbon Filter in the Vivosun Inline Fan?

Here are the different ways of setting up the carbon filter in the Vivosun inline fan:

  • Install both fan and filter inside the grow tent.
  • Install both fan and filter outside the grow tent.
  • Install the filter inside and the fan outside of the grow tent.  

How Many Plants Can a Vivosun Tent Fit?

Vivosun grow tents come in various sizes, each with its own capacity. For example, a 4X4 can fit approximately four plants. Of course, the plant size can also affect how many you can comfortably fit into your grow tent.

Estimate how big your plants can grow before purchasing your Vivosun tent. Remember to take into account the added items you'll need inside the tent, like grow lights and hydroponic setups.

How Many Vivosun Seed Mats Can I Run on One House Circuit?

Typically, Vivosun seed mats use around 18 watts. To determine how many you can run on a circuit, you'll have to do some math. Just apply Ohm's Law to see how many mats you can safely use.

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