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If you’re growing in a cold, wet basement, you might have to run a dehumidifier or heater to stabilize the environment. Conversely, if your space is too hot, you might need to add extra fans or an AC to cool the plants down.

How to set up an indoor grow room

Getting the right climate for your plants can be a delicate balance involving multiple pieces of equipment and also lots of electricity. This is part of what makes growing weed indoors more expensive than growing outdoors.


HID (high-intensity discharge) lights are the industry standard, widely used for their combination of output, efficiency, and value. They cost a bit more than incandescent or fluorescent fixtures, but produce far more light per unit of electricity used. Conversely, they are not as efficient as LED lighting, but they cost much less.

With the tent height maxing out at 48”, plants grown in this space should not exceed 24” in height and we recommend using dwarf, indica, and auto-flowering varieties for best results.

Total cost: $466

Grow room components:

The “Standard Grow” is designed to be a fully comprehensive cannabis cultivation and propagation system, offering an all-inclusive perpetual grow space packed into a 4×5’ build. For just under $1,000, you get a 3-chambered, 3-light tent with a full air filtration system, automation and metering included.

This guide will show you how to build three different indoor cannabis garden setups at three different price points. Each build below contains all necessary components needed to create a simple, climate-controlled grow for your weed plants.

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Supply list:

Total cost: $117-147

Small cannabis grow setup

Initial Setup Cost: $744.00

Average Yield: 1-2 oz Per Harvest

Small Grow Setups

315W LEC Grow Light

Average Electricity Cost: $21/month

Average Yield: 4-9 oz Per Harvest

Average Yield: 10-21 oz Per Harvest

Example Setups for Different Lighting Types

Average Yield: 7-14 oz Per Harvest

Initial Setup Cost: $940.00