Hydroponics is one of the most popular forms of hydroculture. This is the kind of planting that veers away from the conventional planting of seeds or seedling sprouts in soil, and instead makes use of water and other inert growing mediums to facilitate the growing process.
This is believed to give users a healthier yield, and more crops as it shields produce from harmful elements that are found in nature. While hydroponics used to just be done in a garden, some people could actually do it in the comfort of their own homes.
In order for this to happen, people make use of a Grow Tent. Speaking of grow tents, one of the best, and largest ones in the market nowadays is the Lighthouse Hydro Hydroponics Grow Tent, which we would be learning more about in this review.
The dimensions of the Lighthouse Hydro Hydroponics Grow Tent are a perfect cube, at 78” by 78” by 78”. This allows for a more uniform distribution of plants inside the cube.
It could fit two reservoirs and flood tables that each would measure 3’ by 6’, or for ebb and flow pot systems, then 36 of these, which are quite ample compared to other rectangular-shaped grow houses.
Extreme Protection from Light Leakage
The good thing about the Lighthouse Hydro Hydroponics Grow Tent is that it guarantees close to 100% light protection, to make sure that the glow lamps are used in the most efficient means as possible, as some grow tents would allow light to escape rather easily.
This is prevented with the use of a 900D Canvas Interior, and inner walls made of 100% Reflective mylar. It also has canvas overlay on its zippers, plus fabric that’s double-stitched to make sure that as little light escapes as possible.
Spacious Interior for More Elements
The larger dimensions of this grow tent allows you to easily accommodate a large lamp of 1000W, or two LED Grow Lights, for 16 T5 fixture bulbs. The upper portion of the tent also has double-sided drawstrings and socks that could be used to accommodate ducts for filters and/or fans.
The bottom portion is not bereft of ports as well, as it has two of these, either for additional tubing or for electrical wires.
Split Floor is Removable
To facilitate easy clean-up, Lighthouse Hydro Hydroponics Grow Tent is equipped with a removable mylar that allows you to easily clean and wipe off water that drips to the bottom, which is a fairly common occurence in hydroponics.
Allows for Better Productivity
One of the reasons why this is so is simply due to the fact that the Lighthouse Hydro Hydroponics Grow Tent is significantly larger than that of other indoor grow houses.
The very nature of having an indoor grow tent means that you are able to grow produce of different kinds all year round, as you wouldn’t be dependent on external factors needed for plants to thrive, such as sunlight and air, which are not consistently achieved outdoors.
Efficient for Use
The reason why this is efficient for use is simply because it keeps the light in as much as possible. Because of this, none of the light gets wasted.
These UV lights are an important factor in keeping plants alive, given that these rays from the sun are what they need for photosynthesis to take place, and these lamps serve as a substitute to the real sun.
The great thing about the construction of the Lighthouse Hydro Hydroponics Grow Tent is that it efficiently blocks the light from coming out, thanks to the thick, secondary canvas and the mylar plastics interior that’s fully reflective, thus allowing all of the light to be absorbed by the plants.
Easy to Assemble
With the thick, easy to insert rods for frames, plus the readily-formed sheet, the Lighthouse Hydro Hydroponics Grow Tent is one which is indeed, very easy to assemble.
Also, one need not have to worry about the slots and tubing for the water system and electrical wirings for the light and fan (if you decide on having one) as there are slots that are designated for it.
Zipper not of Best Quality
One of the chief complaints regarding the Lighthouse Hydro Hydroponics Grow Tent is on the quality of their zippers.
While it would work easily for a lot of people in the first few weeks or months of using the said tent, there are several issues associated with the zipper getting caught with the cloth, and running the thread, and getting the whole zipper jammed and not functional at all.
Zipper Operation Needs Two Hands
This is deemed a disadvantage among those who always has at least one hand full, as the T-Shaped style of the zipper would mean that to close the Lighthouse Hydro Hydroponics Grow Tent properly, you would need your two hands to make the ends of the zippers meet and thereby, closing the grow house.
This is a far cry from other variants which are of the “D-Type” which you may close with ease with just one hand.
While this is a good product in itself, a great alternative would be the VIVOSUN Horticulture 60″x60″x80″ Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent with Observation Window and Floor Tray for Indoor Plant Growing 5’x5′, that even if it may be a bit smaller, has extra features like the observation window that would allow you to check on your plants more efficiently.
If you don’t mind the minor setback with the zipper, and if you would want a grow house that would allow you to keep heat in, then the Lighthouse Hydro Hydroponics Grow Tent is a great choice for you.
Indeed, hydroponics has helped make the process of growing produce much more convenient, and makes growing certain plants and produce feasible in environment that is not typically regarded as one which is conducive to growth, thus allowing you to achieve a more efficient and productive yield for your plants.