Buying a grow tent is a great way to set up an enclosed grow space in a larger room for your plants because you can control the environment and even run a different lighting schedule. You also only have to light and maintain a smaller area, namely the spot where your grow is. If you read my grow tent review I will tell you why I chose an Aviditi grow tent.
There are many grow tents on the market. Some are good and some are really cheap garbage. Without question Gorilla grow tents are the strongest and best made but they are very pricey. If you only want a tent for a temporary situation, or you are on a tight budget you may not want to spend that much. A good alternative to more expensive grow tents is the Aviditi PTU-67 which measures 48″ wide by 24″ deep by 60″ high. This tent is currently selling for about $70-$80.
I recently needed to expand my grow. This meant cleaning out a closet full of junk and a few mother plants in a RainForest. I needed an area for cloning and vegging. My situation is temporary and I just wanted a basic grow tent that didn’t cost a lot but wouldn’t fall over right after setting it up.
These tents come in a variety of sizes but for me the 4’x 2′ footprint allowed me to place the tent behind a door where it is mostly hidden from view. Because I am only vegging and cloning the 5 foot height was just fine and I actually may add a shelf so I have 2 levels.
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Aviditi Grow Tent Set Up
The instructions just plain suck. Luckily it is pretty easy to set the frame up. There are basically 2 halves each with 4 legs and they snap together easily. It only took about 10 minutes to put the frame together.
Setting the tent over the frame wasn’t too hard and would have been a bit easier with 2 people. You have to unzip everything to get it on the frame and it is easy to lose your orientation about which way the tent goes.
One buyer had commented that he had a hard time getting the tent to fit on the frame because he thought the tent was too small. I didn’t have any problems. The tent fit well over the frame, not to loose and not to tight.
There is a tent liner that confused some buyers. It goes in last and on the inside. It is held in place by Velcro straps. I did not take pictures of it being installed though.
This grow tent has side vents and a back vent that are screened and open and close by Velcro.
There is a small 4″ vent in the lower left corner as seen above and all the other vents are 6″. They have a draw string and a double sleeve so they are light tight.
Here are 2 6″ side vents, one on upper right back wall and one on the right side wall.
There is a 6″ vent in the roof of the tent too. You can see part of the top bracing in this picture too.
I am using a 3 x 2 mixing tub from Home Depot to hold my clones. It fits perfectly and there is just enough room along side it for a plug flat and clone dome. I may add a shelf later along the back with a 3′ florescent light fixture.
Aviditi PTU-67 48″ X 24″ X 60″ Grow Tent Review
So now to the bread and butter of this Aviditi grow tent. The first thing I noticed is that the corners are metal. In fact the whole frame is metal. The frame is pretty sturdy but I wouldn’t try to hang from it like you see in the Gorilla grow tent promos.
The stitching is good and the zippers are sturdy and work well. I was concerned about their quality because if the zippers are cheap and break the tent is pretty much useless.
There is a catch basin inside so spills won’t get out and there are plenty of vents.
To be honest I was going to build a grow tent but when I priced it out it really wasn’t much cheaper and I would never have gotten it to seal as tight as this one.
What About Light Leaks?
So how tight is it? Well it is pretty tight. There is some light escaping from under the top flap and at the bottom where zippers meet. This is very minor and due to the fact the flaps don’t lay perfectly flat against the tent body. This is easily fixed with a couple of small pieces of Velcro.
I am not concerned about light leaks because this tent is for vegging and cloning and I run lights 24 hours straight. Even if I were going to flower I wouldn’t be concerned.
This whole light tight thing is really over rated. The assumption is if you see light getting out that it can get in and that is just not true. You have concentrated bright lights inside surrounded by reflective material. In order for light to get through the upper or lower zipper flaps for example you would need light shining up from the floor. That is not going to happen.
This tent is black also so you would not want to place it in sunlight anyway or it would overheat. With normal room lighting I just cant imagine any light getting into this tent. If you don’t believe me buy it and have a friend zip you in. You can always return it if it leaks.
Here Is What I Like
- Great price
- Lots of vents
- All metal frame
- Good stitching and zippers
- Unzips for full acess
Here Is What I Don’t Like
- A few easy to fix light leaks
- Crappy instructions
- The t zippers are a bit of a PITA, I would rather have one large c shaped zipper like used on their larger tents
Final Verdict For The Aviditi PTU-67 48″ X 24″ X 60″ Grow Tent
All in all this is a great grow tent at a great price. Most cheaper tents have plastic corner connectors that fail but this tent has welded steel corners. The roof supports are all metal too. Buy it if you need an economical tent that is built to last. This tent received all 4 star reviews from buyers on Amazon. No it’s not perfect but what do you want for 70 bucks? I think you will be happy with this tent and get many grows out of it.
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