Ultimate Guide to Selecting Grow Tent Kits

As the chill of November heralds the approach of Black Friday, it's time for indoor gardeners to rejoice! Are you ready to elevate your indoor gardening game? This Black Friday shopping season, we are unveiling unbeatable deals that are truly stellar! For beginners with a budding interest or expert cultivators, our kits are customized to support all growth stage.

Kickstarting Growth: Seedling Starter Kits

The journey of plant growth starts with the germination stage, where careful attention to detail is essential. During this initial phase, your plants require:

  • Temperature: A cozy 20-25°C (68-77°F) is ideal.

  • Humidity: Aim for a moist environment with 70-80% humidity.

  • Light: Gentle, diffuse light for 14-16 hours will encourage growth without overwhelming your tiny seedlings.


Our seedling starter kits are designed to create the ideal conditions for your young sprouts. The kit includes the VG80, seed starting trays and a heat mat.

The heat mat aids germination by providing consistent far-infrared radiant heat, which is ideal for seed starting and cutting propagation. It has high heat conversion efficiency, up to 97%, ensuring even and stable heating that can be up to 48℉ higher than ambient temperature. The mat is also user-friendly with water-resistant and insulating outer layers, and built-in overheat protection for safety.

The VG80 LED light provides a spectrum of blue and red light, ideal for strong seedling growth and preventing spindly plants. It's designed for even light distribution, which is key for uniform growth and can lead to higher yields. The light's waterproof feature and high-efficiency diodes are suitable for the moist conditions of germination, ensuring long-term use and healthy plant development by offering consistent PPFD levels to avoid burn spots and promote faster growth.

The seed starting trays are designed to optimize the germination stage by creating an ideal mini nursery environment for seeds. They feature an intuitive round dome design that ensures optimal lighting and enhanced light penetration from above. The trays come with an adjustable top vent that allows control of the humidity levels inside the tray, which can be regulated from 50% to 100% to promote air circulation and assist seed growth. They are made from premium silicone, making plant removal effortless, and the innovative drip tray design prevents waterlogging by keeping excess water separate from the nutrient medium.

These tools collectively create a micro-environment that's both warm and well-lit, emulating the gentle embrace of spring.

Supporting Growth: Vegetative Stage Essentials

vegetative stage

The vegetative stage is a critical phase in your plants' life cycle, a time when they build the structural foundation for future flowering and fruiting. As plants enter the vegetative stage, they're ready for more robust conditions.

  • Temperature: Aim to keep your grow room or area between 70-85°F (21-29°C) during the day, with a slight drop at night.

  • Humidity: Moderate humidity levels (40-60%) are your goal.

  • Light: During the vegetative stage, plants crave light. Intensify the light for about 16-18 hours daily to encourage growth.

Remember, these conditions might need slight adjustments based on the specific type of plant you are cultivating. It's beneficial to research the unique requirements of your plants.

For lighting, full-spectrum LED grow lights are excellent choices, particularly those with a rich blue wavelength, to encourage vigorous leaf and stem development. Pay attention to the distance between your plants and the light source; too close, and you risk scorching your plants; too far, and they may stretch and become leggy.

Ensuring good air circulation is vital during this stage. It not only helps maintain consistent humidity and temperature levels across your growing space, but also strengthens plant stems.

Pruning is also beneficial for improving light penetration and air circulation around the plants. Moreover, techniques like topping (trimming the top of the main stem) or Low-Stress Training (gently bending and tying branches) promote a fuller, bushier growth, potentially leading to more buds and fruit in later stages.

Flourishing in Bloom: Flowering Stage Focus

Cannabis bud, lit by warm early morning light

Transitioning into the flowering stage, your plants' needs and your cultivation strategies need to adjust to support this critical phase of development. As plants enter the flowering stage, their environmental requirements change.

  • Light: The photoperiod - the cycle of light and darkness - should be adjusted to approximately 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness. This shift is crucial for inducing flowering in many plant species. Additionally, the light spectrum should tilt more towards the red wavelengths, as red light encourages budding and flowering.

  • Temperature: The ideal temperature range during the day can be slightly lower than in the vegetative stage, around 65-80°F (18-26°C), with a slight drop at night.

  • Humidity: Humidity levels should also be reduced, ideally between 40-50%, to prevent mold and mildew, especially as flowers and buds can trap moisture.

Maintaining the right photoperiod, temperature, and humidity is crucial. Therefore, proper lighting and ventilation become even more important during the flowering stage. Use LED grow lights, particularly those with a rich red wavelength and a timer. Use inline fans and carbon filters to ensure a consistent exchange of air, which is vital for controlling humidity and temperature as well as reducing the risk of fungal diseases.

Additionally, as plants develop heavy flowers and fruits, they might need extra support. Utilize plant nets support branches and prevent them from breaking under the weight of their produce.

In summary, the flowering stage demands a shift in care and attention to detail. By providing the right light conditions, environmental controls, and by carefully monitoring and supporting your plants, you can maximize the quality and quantity of your yield. Remember, this stage is when your hard work during the vegetative phase truly pays off, leading to the rewarding culmination of harvesting.

Reaping the Rewards: Navigating the Harvesting Stage

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The harvesting stage is the grand finale of your plant's growth cycle, where careful attention and precision are paramount. During the harvesting stage, the specific needs of plants vary depending on the type of plant, but there are several general environmental considerations to keep in mind:

  • Temperature: Cooler temperatures are often preferred during the harvesting stage. This helps in preserving the quality of the harvest, especially in plants that are sensitive to heat. The exact temperature range can vary based on the plant species.

  • Humidity: Lower humidity is typically desirable during the harvesting phase. This is important to reduce the risk of mold and fungal infections, which can spoil the harvest. For many plants, a humidity level below 50% is recommended, especially during the drying process for herbs or leafy plants.

  • Light: The need for light during the harvesting stage varies greatly depending on the plant. Some plants may require continued exposure to light, while others do not need as much light once they have reached maturity. For example, root vegetables like carrots or potatoes are less dependent on light during their final stages of growth compared to plants like tomatoes or peppers.

In the days leading up to the harvest, reduce or stop fertilization to flush out excess nutrients, which can affect the taste and quality of your yield. Gradually reduce watering to stress the plant slightly, which can boost resin production in certain plants.

When it's time to harvest, use sharp, clean pruning shears or scissors. For flowering plants, carefully trim away the leaves around the buds. For fruits and vegetables, gently remove them from the plant, ensuring not to damage the plant or the produce.

Post-harvest procedures differ significantly based on the type of plant. For flowering plants like cannabis, the drying and curing stages are crucial. Initially, hang the buds upside down in a space where you can control humidity and temperature, facilitating effective drying. Then, move on to the curing phase in jars, which enhances the buds' flavor and potency. When it comes to fruits and vegetables, the focus shifts to steps like cleaning, packaging, and in some cases, methods of preservation or storage. For these types of plants, maintaining good air circulation during harvesting is key to preserving their quality.

In cases where drying is necessary, such as with herbs and certain flowers, a dry and well-ventilated area is vital. The drying process should be gradual and carefully managed to maintain the integrity and effectiveness of the plant material. Utilizing a mesh herb drying rack is advantageous for achieving an even drying process, minimizing the risk of mold or bacterial growth.


Our Mars Hydro mesh herb drying rack, coupled with pruning shears, is designed to meet these requirements. It boasts high-quality construction and stability. Its versatile nature ensures a seamless drying and pruning experience, effectively preserving the nutrients of the plant material for later use. You may also need a grinder after this process to further prepare the dried plant material for consumption.

Once the harvest is complete, it's time to clean and prepare your grow space for the next cycle. Clean all equipment, dispose of plant debris, and sanitize the area to prevent disease and pest problems in future grows.

In conclusion, the harvesting stage, while marking the end of one cycle, is also the preparation for the next. Handling it with care and precision ensures not only a fruitful current harvest but also sets the stage for continued success in future growing endeavors.

Expanding Possibilities: Clone Grow Kits


In the process of growing clones plants, maintaining a careful balance of light and space is essential. Our clone grow kit, featuring the VG80 LED T5 Grow Light and a 2’x4’ grow tent, provides an ideal and stable environment conducive to root development in clones plants.

The VG80 light, equipped with energy-saving full-spectrum OSRAM chips, efficiently illuminates a broad area while using less energy, leading to lower electricity bills than traditional fluorescent T5 bulbs. It delivers superior light quality, fostering robust and healthy growth in clones plants.

The tent, measuring 2x4 feet, fits easily in tight spaces and is constructed with durable 1680D canvas and sturdy zippers for longevity. Its interior is lined with reflective mylar to enhance light distribution, essential for cloning and seedling stages.

Additionally, the kit includes a 4-inch inline fan and carbon filter, duct tubing, a timer, four 5-gallon grow bags, a grow net, and a hygrometer. The fan and carbon filter system ensures a steady flow of fresh air, optimal temperature, and humidity levels, all critical for robust plant growth. This comprehensive system is designed to maintain the ideal environment for clones plants, encouraging rapid and healthy development.

For Beginners: Complete Beginner Kits


Taking the first step into the world of indoor gardening can be daunting, but we make it simple. The Complete Beginner Kits come with the TS series, a full suite of equipment designed to introduce you to indoor growing without the guesswork. From lighting to ventilation, this kit encompasses all the essentials to start your grow journey with confidence.

The Mars Hydro TS series grow tent kits are an excellent choice for those new to indoor gardening. These kits offer an unmatched value, are user-friendly, and provide gentle, adequate lighting for your plants. The included inline fans and carbon filters ensure the air in your growing space is clean and circulated, maintaining an environment that doesn't interfere with your daily life.

If you want to cultivate houseplants like succulents or snake plants, or perhaps a single medical cannabis plant, the TS600 2x2 grow tent kits or TS1000 2.3x2.3 grow tent kits are compact, complete with all the essentials to begin growing indoors immediately.

For individuals who have recently obtained a medical license to grow cannabis, the TSW2000 4x4 grow tent kit makes an ideal choice. It comes with all the necessary equipment to cultivate 4 to 6 cannabis plants, aligning perfectly with possession limits.

For those who prefer a longer space over a square one,the TSL2000 2x4 grow tent kit is an excellent option. This rectangular kit provides ample space and can accommodate 2 to 4 plants, making it a versatile choice for different growing needs.

For the Experienced: Advanced Grow Tent Kits

For the cultivator looking to elevate their grow operation, our advanced kits are the natural progression. Featuring either the FC-E series or the SP3000, these kits offer high-intensity lighting and larger grow tents to accommodate more mature plants.

The SP3000 2'x4' Grow Tent Kit


The SP3000 2'x4' grow tent kit is an all-inclusive indoor gardening system, featuring the SP3000 LED light with top-tier Samsung LM301B and Osram diodes for energy-efficient, high-output plant growth. The light's red spectrum enhancement is ideal for flowering plants.

The grow tent is crafted from dense 1680D canvas, designed to maximize light retention, with a reflective interior and a solid iron frame for structure integrity.

Air quality is managed by a 4'' inline fan and carbon filter, ensuring proper ventilation and odor control. The kit also includes a timer, hygrometer, grow bags, and a grow net for plant support and environment control.

The FC-E3000 3x3 Grow Tent Kit


The FC-E3000 3x3 grow tent kit is an all-in-one indoor garden solution, featuring a 3.3'x3.3' high-grade 1680D canvas grow tent with reflective Mylar, a full-spectrum FC-E3000 LED grow light with efficient energy consumption, and a quiet 4-inch inline fan with a carbon filter for superior air circulation and odor control. The kit includes 25 feet of ducting, a timer, four 5-gallon grow bags, a hygrometer, and duct clamps for a complete setup. Designed for maximum yield and user-friendliness, this sturdy and secure system is easy to assemble, ensuring an optimal growing environment for your plants.

With these kits, you can optimize your plants' growth, maximize yield, and refine your cultivation technique.

For the Masters: Premium Master Kits

Our premium master kits stand at the forefront of advanced indoor growing technologies. Opt for either the FC-E or FC series, both of which can be enhanced with the ifresh suite and UR45 kit. These robust ensembles not only offer exceptional lighting and climate regulation but also integrate intelligent technology for the adept orchestration of lights and fans, revolutionizing the craft for the adept grower.


The FC-E4800 4'x4' grow tent kit upscales to a more spacious tent and a potent FC-E4800 LED light, which distributes a full spectrum of light evenly across plants, boasting the same high efficacy for improved yield. The tent is constructed for durability and light optimization, with a Mylar interior and a heavy-duty frame. Air circulation is handled by a 6'' inline fan with variable speed and a matching carbon filter for effective airflow and filtration. The kit completes with a hygrometer, duct tubing, clamps, grow bags, and a trellis net, providing an extensive setup for serious indoor horticulture.


The FC4800 4x4 grow tent kit comes with a robust FC4800 LED Grow Light, delivering 480W of full-spectrum illumination with high photon efficacy of 2.85μmol/j for maximized yields and consistent crop growth. The kit includes a 4'x4' grow tent made of premium 1680D canvas with a light-reflecting Mylar interior, a 6-inch inline fan with variable speeds, and a carbon filter to ensure a clean, odor-free environment. Additionally, it contains 25 feet of ducting, three duct clamps, and five 5-gallon grow bags. This complete system is designed for easy setup and efficient operation, providing everything necessary for a high-performing indoor grow space.


The UR45 LED grow light set, with two bars and 192 LEDs, provides an additional 45 watts of power to boost UV and IR light when used with full-spectrum LED grow lights for indoor plants. The set includes separate controls for UV and IR, allowing for tailored light conditions, and is easy to install with compatible brackets for the FC and FC-E series, ideal for growers looking to optimize their plant yields and health.

The Mars Hydro iFresh suite aids grow kits with a smart system that allows for remote management of your garden via phone, tailored scheduling for light dimming and climate control, and a fully automated indoor grow sets. The iFresh Smart Fan Kits specifically help to regulate and purify airflow, maintaining optimal plant conditions. Additionally, the suite offers smart LED grow lights with mobile app control, a loop timer for automated device control, sensors for climate triggers, and a power strip that can control multiple devices simultaneously, ensuring an ideal growing environment.

Customize Your Grow: Various Accessories

We recognize the unique needs of each grower and offer a selection of a la carte accessories to complement any setup.

Drip Irrigation Kit: This system allows you to regulate your indoor watering with precision. It includes tubing, water emitters, a pump, and a bucket, creating a stress-free, consistent watering regime that can save time and water.

Mesh Herb Drying Rack With Pruning Shear: Designed for optimal nutrient retention, this combination enhances preservation and health care post-harvest. The rack's individual-chamber structure not only fits larger grow tents but also promotes even drying to maintain flavor and potency, accommodating a sizable harvest with ease.

Fabric Grow Pot: Crafted from durable non-woven fabric with sturdy nylon handles, these pots are engineered to allow air circulation through breathable material, fostering a stronger root network. These pots offer ample capacity and enhanced longevity for carrying soil and fertilizer.

iHub Smart Power Strip: This device allows for the centralized control of up to six devices. It integrates with the Mars Hydro APP for automation and management of your garden. It includes a loop timer setting for consistent device operation, a smart control of climate triggers that responds to temperature and humidity, and app-based monitoring and control, which offers safety features and the convenience of remote management.

Grow Room Glasses: These glasses are designed to protect your eyes from UVA, UVB, and infrared light, reducing eyestrain when working under harsh LED grow lights.

3″ Grinder: It is a device used to grind spices and herbs. It features a large 3.0-inch lid and sharpened diamond teeth to ensure a smooth grinding experience.

Each of these tools contributes to creating an efficient and productive indoor garden by addressing different aspects of plant cultivation and maintenance, from growth to harvest.


This Black Friday shopping season, we are not just offering deals, but a comprehensive growing experience. Whether you’re starting out with your first seedling or managing a full-scale grow operation, we have the expertise and equipment to make this growing season your most successful yet. Your indoor garden can flourish under your care and the reliable wing of Mars Hydro technology.