Your first step in setting up a grow room is to determine the exact environmental conditions you want to create. You will need to make adjustments to lighting, ventilation, and circulation. These factors will affect the growth of your plants. You will need to experiment to figure out what works best for your particular needs. In addition, you will want to consider other factors, such as the size of the room. A grow room that is too small will not be effective, and vice versa.
Light-proof grow room is essential
If you’re using a homemade grow room, it’s vital to create a light-proof environment for your plants. This can be achieved by using reflective material or paint on the walls. Light reflected from all sides improves yield, particularly on side branches. Several different types of reflective material are available on the market, including Mylar, which is very reflective and lays flat. The most reflective variety is Aluminized Mylar.
Another important factor in a homemade grow room is a proper ventilation system. A fan that’s located in the grow room should be installed to remove excess heat from the growing area. You may also need an exhaust system or intake system. Regardless of the method chosen, make sure your room is in a private area, where children and pets won’t disrupt the growing process.
Mylar film helps reflect light away from windows
Using Mylar film is one of the best ways to reflect light away from windows when making a homemade grow room. It is lightweight and can be easily hung on walls. Mylar is metallized on both sides and can reflect up to 95% of the light. This helps spread the light more evenly, which means fewer hot spots and a cooler growing environment. In addition, Mylar film is reusable, which is an added bonus.
Mylar film is highly reflective, and can be purchased in a variety of sizes up to 48 x 200 feet. Earth Start makes several models, including the Reflective Mylar Roll that is available in a variety of sizes.
Panda film helps absorb light while reflecting it onto your plants
The use of panda film is a popular method to protect your plants from light damage. The film is designed with a white side and a black side to reflect light while preventing light penetration. It is also waterproof and won’t cause algae or mold growth.
This film is made of co-extruded polyethylene, which is a tough and waterproof material. It is a popular choice for grow rooms and partitions, and comes in a 20-foot by two-meter roll. It costs less than PS20/EUR24 per roll, which is a relatively inexpensive alternative to mylar.
High output fans
Using high output fans is a great way to circulate the air in your grow room. Plants need fresh air to thrive. A good system will replace the air in your room about every 3 to 5 minutes. It’s also important to have the proper size fan for your grow room.
There are several different types of fans, and each one has its advantages and disadvantages. Some are better for certain purposes than others. For example, a six-inch booster fan is ideal for seed/cloning rooms, while a four-inch booster fan is more appropriate for a closet grow room.
The final piece of ventilation is oscillating fans. They encourage efficient airflow throughout your grow room, which strengthens plant stems and avoids stagnant air that attracts pests. They can also be used as part of your exhaust system. But you should not use them to replace an air extractor fan system.
When using oscillating fans in a homemade grow space, it is important to consider their size and design. Oscillating fans are typically pedestal fans that rotate back and forth. They provide gentle air movement to the grow room, and are cheaper and easier to install than exhaust fans. Depending on the size of your grow room, you may need multiple fans.
The carbon filter can be used to combat smells in a grow room. This type of filter is made of highly porous charcoal and traps the odor. It allows air to pass through but allows most of the odors to be absorbed. In a grow room, it may be hard to breathe, so a carbon filter can provide a great deal of relief.
There are a number of different types of carbon filters available. One type is an activated carbon filter, which traps particles and impurities. This process is similar to absorption, where the impurities are trapped and mass is increased.