How about a fan recommendation?

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I’m growing two plants in a 2X4 X 6 foot tall tent and have charcoal filter exhaust fan sucking air out but was told it best to also have a fan in the tent for constant air circulation.

I would think a small slow speed fan would be best but I’m certainly not knowledgable, just learning.

Are there any decent fans out there I should consider? Thanks
 
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In that size tent nah.... just make sure all the passives at the bottom are open. I'd also say the cloudline t4 is a good option.
I’m back with a question: I was just reading some reviews on Amazon and there are some comments that the T4 fan does not move enough air when used with a carbon filter in a 2X4X6 foot high tent, which is what I have. Im wondering if these comments are valid❓Thanks
 
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For extraction fan in my 2x4x6ft tent I went for a 6 inch AC Infinity, this way I could keep it at setting 2-3 and not hear it in my bedroom, also handy now that I have upgraded to a bigger tent 🙂
For oscillating fans I would suggest spending a few quid extra on a silent one.
 
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The ACInfitiny carbon filter 4 inches is up to 210 cfm. The fan gives 205 cfm.
If you really want to have a highest air movement, you can go with the 6 inches fan. worst case scenario, you'll use it at slow speed.
 
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I’m back with a question: I was just reading some reviews on Amazon and there are some comments that the T4 fan does not move enough air when used with a carbon filter in a 2X4X6 foot high tent, which is what I have. Im wondering if these comments are valid❓Thanks
I don't have the T4 but that sounds like they don't know what they are talking about. The T6 will suck the walls in on my 5x5x8 Gorilla
 
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For extraction fan in my 2x4x6ft tent I went for a 6 inch AC Infinity, this way I could keep it at setting 2-3 and not hear it in my bedroom, also handy now that I have upgraded to a bigger tent 🙂
For oscillating fans I would suggest spending a few quid extra on a silent one.
I guess the 6 inch would be better for the long haul but now I need to see if they adapt to a 4 inch filter.
‘Regarding an oscillating fan, Aqua Man feels I don’t need one with an AC infinity fan.
 
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I guess the 6 inch would be better for the long haul but now I need to see if they adapt to a 4 inch filter.
‘Regarding an oscillating fan, Aqua Man feels I don’t need one with an AC infinity fan.
For a 2x4 tent I don't never been an issue.
 
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I have a t6 pulling air out of two 4x4 tents and it’s not quite on high. I think 6 of 8 speeds and it’s still sucking in the sides with the vents open. I recommend it. Like Aqua said you’ll be fine with just the in-line but if you scrog I would consider putting in a small clip fan opposite your vents. Helps the pots dry more evenly. The ones near the intake vents usually dry quicker. Also i imagine if you rig a 4 inch filter to a 6 inch fan it will not be able to run to its full potential due to a lower cfm rating. Keep it on the lowest setting to be safe. Whatever you do just make sure the fan you get has got a speed control.
 
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I have a t6 pulling air out of two 4x4 tents and it’s not quite on high. I think 6 of 8 speeds and it’s still sucking in the sides with the vents open. I recommend it. Like Aqua said you’ll be fine with just the in-line but if you scrog I would consider putting in a small clip fan opposite your vents. Helps the pots dry more evenly. The ones near the intake vents usually dry quicker. Also i imagine if you rig a 4 inch filter to a 6 inch fan it will not be able to run to its full potential due to a lower cfm rating. Keep it on the lowest setting to be safe. Whatever you do just make sure the fan you get has got a speed control.
Good point regarding the fan since mines near the top of the tent near the filter discharge air.

Is there a specific fan you recommend? Most lol of the ones I see look like junk.
 
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Good point regarding the fan since mines near the top of the tent near the filter discharge air.

Is there a specific fan you recommend? Most lol of the ones I see look like junk.
it depends on your budget.
 
Rickcin

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it depends on your budget.
Understood, but most of what I see on Amazon is really cheap so I’m thinking there are not many better options in the 6 inch size since there is little demand for ones that small. There’re basically “throw away” fans!
 
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Yeah the more I look I’d say just buy a small tower fan and stick it in the corner. Ive got two hurricanes in the corners but they don’t oscillate. Been running non stop for about year though I just clean them with a shop vac. It all depends on how you intend to grow. One big plant you probably won’t even need it. It won’t hurt anything though.
 
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Understood, but most of what I see on Amazon is really cheap so I’m thinking there are not many better options in the 6 inch size since there is little demand for ones that small. There’re basically “throw away” fans!
 
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Hey hey now those are nice looking fans. Thanks for sharing this. I will have to get one myself.
 
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I don't have the T4 but that sounds like they don't know what they are talking about. The T6 will suck the walls in on my 5x5x8 Gorilla
I do know the T4 isn't near the fan the T6 is . . . I don't know about cfm and such, however I tried using the T4 as an intake with the T6 & filter as exhaust in a cheap Vivosun 4x4. The T6 will suck the walls in running at 3-4 with the T4 running full blast without a filter. Switched the T4 for a Raxial 6" set up with a basic HVAC filter as intake and I'm much happier with the results.
 
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