A Friendly Aussie Guide to Indoor Grow Tents for Cannabis Cultivation

This article about Grow Tents is part of a series.
You can catch the rest of FAB’s Indoor Grow Guide at the link below!

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The optimal tent for your indoor grow will always be context-dependent on your lights and space.

Ideally, you want to get as much as space as you can within the purview of your light.

If you decide upon the HLG 260W, as recommended in our lighting guide, we recommend a tent that’s 90cm x 90cm, long and wide. That will give you fantastic light coverage, and plenty of room to grow.

Height is ultimately space dependent, too. We strongly recommend at least 150cm. You can get away with 120cm, if you train your plants early on. Expect to lose some height and space to your exhaust fan, filter and light, which will also need to sit inside of your tent.

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Sativas will likely be a bit of a problem! So, if you don’t have a tall tent, or aren’t keen on building your own, stick to Indicas, or Indica-dominant hybrids.

Our team used a 90cm x 50cm x 160cm tent with a 260W Quantum Board, which fit perfectly inside of a mirror closet. This was ideal for 3 plants in 13 Litre Air Pots; it allowed for ~10 ounces per harvest.

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Purchasing Your Grow Tent

Tents are often measured in imperial units – feet and inches. 1ft = 30cm.

Be sure to look out for:

  • Zippers with a flap over them to prevent light leaks. These are good.
  • A ventilation grill on the bottom of the tent, and an exhaust slot on the top.
  • A tent free of PVC plastics, which can harm your plants.
  • A reflective silver material on the inside of the tent.
So, where do you buy them? E-bay is probably the best spot; we strongly recommend this vendor. The shipping is discreet; the tents are of a high quality, and a good price… and they come in many sizes. You can even ask for a custom tent!

Setting up your tent is easier than most flat pack furniture. Watch the video below for demonstration of a tent being set up. Your tent will be a bit different, but the setup will be more or less the same.

Some Pointers


Keeping your tent clean will ensure that minimal harmful bacteria get inside your grow operation. Same applies for pests.


Make sure all your power cables are tied down and kept away from any water. This is a must. Duct tape is your friend!


Outdoor equipment is covered in bacteria and pests – ruining the controlled conditions of your grow. You do not want to use those old pots from the garden!

..and that’s about all you need to know, when it comes to tents.

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Just remember: you can hide tents inside of other things. Mirror closets, cupboards, under your stairs, in a garage shielded by boxes, a walk-in wardrobe… you can put a tent just about anywhere!

A Guide for Growing Cannabis Indoors in Australia…when it’s legal. 

Joe Lagrasso

Author: Joe Lagrasso

Joe is a dreamer, entrepreneur and an all-around good guy. He wants to connect the Australian Cannabis community from businesses to consumers.

Joe Lagrassohttps://friendlyaussiebuds.com
Joe is a dreamer, entrepreneur and an all-around good guy. He wants to connect the Australian Cannabis community from businesses to consumers.


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