Grow Tents – LED Combo Review

Grow Tents – LED Combo Review

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IMG_20160303_130734473_HDRWe purchase a Secret Jardin 5×5 Grow Tent LED Combo kit.  We are very happy with this purchase.  It was very easy to assemble and had everything that you need, except buckets, nutrient, a heater and air conditioner, to be ready to grow a great crop.  Since this tent is only 5×5 it will be housing our clones as they grow into veg.  Once our current crop in our grow house is harvested, we will then transfer the plants from the tent into the grow house for any remaining veg time and then into the bud room they will go.  This systems helps us have a crop ready for harvest every 6 to 8 weeks.

    • Purchase through:  Amazon
    • Cost:  $1,949.00
    • Shipping Costs:  Free
    • Delivery Time:  About 10 day
    • Delivery Type:  Freight Trucking Service

Through Amazon this was sold through a private company Flora Hydroponics.  Contact them about ordering your combo kit and tell them Gina from Mojave Gardens referred you over for a discount.

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Included in the Combo

  • One 5×5 Secret Jardin Darkstreet Grow Tent Kit
  • Kind LED XL750
  • 6″ Durabreeze Inline Fan
  • 435 cfm Big Air Carbon Filter
  • 410 cfm Durabreeze Duct Kit
  • Durabreeze Clip Fan
  • Sunleaves Digital Hydro-Thermometer
  • GroXcess Rope Ratchet
  • 2 Pack Blueprint Controllers Mechanical Timer 120V

Setting Up the Grow Tent

Grow TentSetting up the grow tent was so easy and quick.  We were able to set up the entire 5×5 tent up in about 20 minutes.  The set up is solid and everything is made with quality and durability in mind.  The instruction are only in pictures and the instruction book covers all tent sizes.  So the longest part of the build was finding the tent you purchased by comparing the number of aluminum poles you received.  We received four different sizes of poles, so that told me which instruction set to use.

First, we put the aluminum frame together.  Which basically entailed connecting each aluminum rod to the plastic corner connectors, to form a rectangular cube.   Once the frame was built, we laid out the tent, finding the top and bottom.  At the bottom of the tent was a zipper that opens to provides access to easily slide the frame into place.  Once we had all the corners properly set base to tent, we pulled the top part of the tent over the frame.  It went on effortlessly and it is tight not loose.  The best way to describe the tent is solid.

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Setting Up the LED Grow Light

LED LightThe Kind LED grow light was heavier than we expected it to be, which caused us to become a bit concerned about the best way to hook it up.  We had to get a little creative in hooking the light up to the ratchet kit.  The way that it was to be put together, would had the light hanging way too low.  So with a little tweak, we were able to get the light set up just they way we wanted it and the ratchet system still working.  

The LED light is beautiful when it is on and the glow reflecting off of the reflective mirrored on interior of the tent gives off a fuchsia color light.  It reminds me of an alien spaceship when you look at the light spectrum.  It has built in fans to help keep it cool and comes with a remote, so setting the intensity and light spectrum is easy, peasy.

We really could not be happier with the light set up.

Setting up the Carbon Filter, Ducting and Inline Fan

inline fanCarbon FilterOnce the light was hung, we set up the ducting, carbon filter and inline fan.  The filter fit nicely in the corner of the tent and the ducting fits perfectly through the duct hole in the tent.  The only problem with the ducting was that the ducting included in the package was the exact same diameter of the inline fan and carbon filter, so we could not slip the ducting over the fan and carbon filter and secure it.  Thankfully we always have extra ducting on hand and were able to use what we had to complete the set up.   We placed the inline fan outside the tent and ran the ducting to where the carbon filter was inside the tent.  The tens is actually in our garage, so this set up was perfect. 

Setting Up the Remaining Items

Digital thermometerWe were pretty much done and only had to hook up the little clip fan and digital thermometer.  All the cords for the fans and light were pushed through one of the upper duct holes, which you pull to close, so light will not come through.  That really is only a concern if you plan on using the tent for budding, which we are not, but it was nice to see that it kept light out.  

We place the digital thermometer unit on the floor of the tent so we could see it through the little vent window that is in the tent. This way we could just take a quick look at the temp without having to always open the tent.  If you want to close off the window it comes with a velcro patch that you put right over it and it will seal out light.  The actual temp reader at the end of the cord we have handing right above where the plants will be.

We did not end up using the timers, we prefer to manually handle the turning on and off of the lights for quality control purposes.

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Final Overview

If you are wanting to try to grow marijuana or any kind of crop, this grow kit is perfect to get you started with a couple of plants, quickly, easily and inexpensively.  If you were to run an entire cycle from veg through the bud cycle, you would only be able to maybe fit 3 to 4 plants in a 5×5 tent.  Now that depends on the strains you grow and how big you would want to grow the plants.

Everything works great and looks beautiful.  The construction is high quality from the tent to the incredible LED light and beyond.  

I highly recommend a Secret Jardin Grow Tent Combo for anyone, whether you are looking for an easy and cost effective way to expand or if you just want to try to grow a couple of plants, this system will not disappoint.

Please leave a comment below if you have any questions or want to share your own ideas and thoughts.

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4 Comments

  • Rob

    March 15, 2016 at 8:20 am Reply

    More great info thanks. This looks like quite a piece of kit for the urban grower. I just wonder if this tent good for first time growers or is it more of an expert set up?? I haven’t grown with equipment like this before. Is it really that easy? Many Thanks. Rob.

    • Gina

      March 15, 2016 at 6:13 pm Reply

      This tent would be perfect for a first time grower to test out their talents. You do not have to make a huge investment in comparison to creating a grow facility and you have the opportunity to learn and see if growing will work for you. Growing is not easy and takes quite a bit of money and time, you cannot just plant a seed and wait for product, there are many, many steps and concerns along the way. I recommend this tent set up for beginners to advanced growers.

      Thank you for the comment.

      Gina

  • Emery Savers

    March 30, 2016 at 11:47 am Reply

    Great post..!! It is very interesting topic you’ve written here. LED Growing Lights are used for multiple purposes like lighting bulbs, lamps, digital watches, electronic appliances, remote controls, growing plants and flowers and so on. Thanks for this article.

    • Gina

      March 31, 2016 at 7:51 pm Reply

      LED grow light technology has made huge progress over the past few years and is making a huge positive impact on the industry. We have actually found that the plants grow quicker and stronger under LED light than with HID lights. I really think that LED light are the best option in growing.

      Thank you for the comment.

      Gina

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