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What Size Grow Tent should be chosen for growing marijuana indoors?

There are hundreds of models of grow tents, and they come in many different sizes. You can choose the size of your tent according to your standard of living, space, and operation experience. It can be confusing to know which one to get for your situation, and which ones are best overall. This should help clear things up!

Suggest Best Hobbyist Sizes - 2'x4' and 4'x4'

When it comes to grow tents two of the most common sizes (in the US) for hobbyist growers are the 2'x4' and 4'x4' tents. These are also made to fit the most common grow lights.

I believe a 2'x4' is one of the best sizes for new growers because it gives you enough space for decent yields (get up to several ounces a month) but it isn't big enough to be overwhelming. You get easy access to all the plants, including the ones in the back, but still get all the advantages of a full-size grow light. You can start with a small light like CFLs or a small LED in this size tent, and still have room to eventually upgrade up to a 400W HPS (7-14 oz harvest).

It can be tempting to try to get a really expensive grow tent with all the "bells and whistles" because you want to give your plants the best possible home! But honestly the cheapest grow tent has 90% of the features of a far more expensive grow tent. If you've never grown marijuana before and are reluctant to invest a lot of money, I recommend starting cheap when it comes to tents!

2'x4'x5' Tent - Unless you just don't have the height, I recommend you go for a tent that's 6 or 7 feet tall so you never have to worry about running out of height. This easily supports up to a 400W grow light. However, very tall tents in this size are relatively rare and it's much more common to see grow tents that are 2'x4'x5'. The shorter versions will also do the trick (and can support up to a 400W light if you have a great exhaust system) but you have to keep an eye on plant height to make sure you don't run out of room as plants get taller.

4'x4'x7' Tent -  This size tent can support even the biggest HID grow light, the 1000W HPS. I personally think it's the perfect size for a 600W (the most efficient of all grow lights, and it can produce more than a pound), so you get the best and biggest results as possible without dealing with a ridiculous amount of heat or killing your electricity bill.
For bigger growers, a 4'x4' grow tent is great because it can be used with the next class of grow lights up to some of the biggest grow lights. It can support a 600-1000W HPS or LED grow light as long as it's 6-7' tall.

If you want to double your yield from a 2'x4' but don't want to have to set up a whole grow room, a 4'x4' is the way to go! It's big enough for monster yields (a pound or more!) but still small enough to be manageable by just one person.

Short spaces are difficult to grow in because you have to worry about your plant "growing into" the grow light. A 5' tall tent will support up to a 400W, though more height makes things a little easier. Having an area that is 7' tall makes it much less likely you'll ever be limited by the height of your grow space. Even a little extra height can increase your yields in some cases because a taller space lets you support more powerful grow lights and grow larger plants.

Extra height lets you use more powerful lights and grow taller plants. (with bigger, longer buds!)
But the Short plants can only yield so much even if they're completely covered in bud.
So, I hope you can start planting until you make a decision, think well before you act!

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