Is it better to push or pull air through a carbon filter?
Can-Lite filters come with pre-filters to keep dust, mold, and other particles from clogging the activated charcoal in the filter itself, so you should be pulling air through the filter rather than pushing air into it. You may have both supply and exhaust fans, depending on the size of your grow operation.
Can you attach a carbon filter directly to a fan?
We don’t recommend mounting the fan directly onto the filter, as the vibration of the fan can cause settling of carbon in the filter. This settling may allow air pockets in the carbon to develop at the top, and untreated air to pass through the filter.
Does carbon filter go inside outside grow tent?
We recommend installing your carbon filter at the beginning of your ducting route. That is, placing it inside of your grow tent where your ductwork begins.
How does a carbon filter fan work?
Activated carbon filters are widely used to reduce odors and control emissions from grow tents and grow rooms. Typically attached to the inline duct fan or tail end of ducting, the carbon filter cleans the air circulating through. The result is fresher air that is clear of odor, spores, and other allergens.
Does a carbon filter have to vent outside?
If the grow room needs to have an increased temperature, venting the carbon filter outside is necessary. But it is not compulsory to vent outside because plants can absorb this clean, nontoxic, and good air.
When should I run my exhaust fan in a grow tent?
You need to keep the fans running during the light hours. This will help prevent humidity and heat affect your yield. During the dark hours, keep the fan off after 1 hour. Let the plant flower without any disturbance.
Do I need a fan with a carbon filter?
The right exhaust fans, oscillating fans, and carbon filters will keep your grow room’s environment and plants thriving. Without them, your humidity levels, temperatures, and CO2 levels will be all over the place, and your plants will suffer.
Where do you put the carbon filter in grow room?
We recommend installing your carbon filter at the beginning of your ducting route. That is, placing it inside of your grow tent where your ductwork begins. This is a common set up, especially among those who use metal halide or HPS grow lights with duct ports.
How do you install a carbon filter outside of a tent?
Setup Guide 2: Both Fan and Filter are Outside
- Step 1: Place the Carbon Filter Ready. Just like the first step of the previous setup, take the carbon filter out and put it on the place.
- Step 2: Put the Fan on Top of the Filter.
- Step 3: Cut the Vent Hole and Ducting.
- Step 4: Secure Connections.