I am looking forward to start growing for the first time and am really excited.
Anyways I spend a lot of time looking for affordable setups and am overwhelmed by the amount of things to consider. Be it what light to use or just what growing tent is best.
Basically i am trying to put together a shopping list with everything i would need. My budget is max. 500€.
So lets start with the tent. As i will be only growing one plant in the beginning and a maximun of 2 or maybe 3 plants in the future, i thought about getting a relatively small tent.
Are cheap tents from amazon viable or should i spend more on name brands like gorilla?
For example : https://www.amazon.de/gp/aw/d/B07FCJDJPC
The lights shouldnt use more than 350w overall for flowering.
LEDs seemed to be the way to go for effieciency reasons. I read about these dyi led strips here and only understood half of it but from what i got they are cheap and really good. My question regarding them is, are they hard to put together for a newbie like me? Should i spent a bit more on a “ready to go” light?
Or should i completly reconsider and use HPS or some other light?
When it comes to ventilation or to be more precise the air that comes in, is there anything else than [edit : i meant exhaust fan not intake my bad], a carbonfilter and ducting that i need? What is the “normal” price for them all and which would you recommend? I have literally no idea about these, sorry.
Other than that i would need some basic fans for the airflow inside, right?
How many do i need exactly, how much power should they have, what spots (in the tent) do i put them?
Last but not least what essential extras for putting everything together (duct tape, scredrivers etc.) do i need? This also includes a pair of glasses against the light, timers or other light control (if needed).
I figured that I create a different thread for soil, nutrietents, pots in the appropriate category.
Any help is appreciated, feel free to answer only on certain aspects of my list.
Thank you very much for reading.
Have a nice day