The 5 best dehumidifiers for grow tent

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What are tent dehumidifiers for growing plants?

The 5 best dehumidifiers for grow tent

Dehumidifiers for growing tents allow you to maintain an optimal ambient humidity value, suitable for growing fresh vegetables, medicinal herbs, herbs. They can even be used in living quarters with a few square meters of a grotto. And most importantly — dehumidifiers work autonomously, you only need to set them up once, and then release the reservoir of accumulated moisture. But there are a lot of models, which causes certain difficulties when consumers choose such equipment.

What are tent dehumidifiers for growing plants?

A dehumidifier is a device that passes air masses through itself and extracts moisture from them. When growing houseplants, vegetables, greens, herbs, it is important to maintain the right balance of humidity in the air. For most crops, this is 50 to 70% (limit is 80%). But in conditions of a plant tent humidity will always tend to rise up to 90%. After all, water evaporates directly from the soil (nutrient mixture), due to constant transpiration (evaporation from external “organs” of a plant) gets into the environment. And if humidity level rises above 70 – 80%, it can already lead to the development of various diseases in crops grown (for example, tomatoes often develop a “black rot“). And also in areas of rotten is formed a favorable environment for the development of mold, lichens. And if it is not controlled, you can literally lose the entire crop in a few days.

Installation of dehumidifier for grow tent – prevents all negative effects of high humidity. And creating a favorable environment for plants accelerates plant growth, increases yields, and levels out the possible development of fungal infections.

Ultra-compact dehumidifier for small grottoes. Also suitable for kitchens, bedrooms. Does not make noise during operation (no fan, uses Peltier element), has a sleek design (suits any interior). Also has a quick-release tank to collect water. Capable of removing up to 18 ounces of moisture from the air in 24 hours. Features:

  • The dehumidifier type is Peltier element condensing dehumidifier;
  • Optimum room area – up to 250 square feet
  • allowable ambient temperature – up to 30 degrees Celsius;
  • tank capacity 52 oz;
  • capacity – 18 ounces per day;
  • operating mode – continuous.

There is no timer, automatic keeping of set humidity level. Functionality is only basic, but the price is several times lower than the price of classic compressor dehumidifiers for grottoes. There is a LED indicator to show when the tank is full and needs to be emptied. It automatically shuts off when full to reduce power consumption. Does not affect the ambient temperature, even in small grow tents. Also, the manufacturer states that the body is made of special plastic, which even under prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation does not change its original color, does not turn yellow. And it does not react chemically with caustic substances (e.g. nitrate fertilizer solution).

Other factors to consider include:

  • Pros:

    • high performance;
    • Suitable for large grottoes, as well as greenhouses;
    • Possibility to drain directly from a hose, which allows further operation of the device without any human control;
    • Several operating modes (including comfort);
    • automatic control of the set level of humidity;
    • low power consumption;
    • a filter is easy to replace, a complete set is reusable.
  • Cons:

    • the device takes up a lot of space;
    • a slight noise during operation (because of the massive fan).