I'm back! Haven't been here for a while, but everything is running and setup. I have vegged for 10 weeks (from germination) then gave a good 36h of blackout then 12/12 on February 13th, so I'm 1 week into flowering now.
Got the Vortex S-Line 347 cfm, but when I purchased a Vivosun 6 inch carbon filter I learned that it is recommended to use at least a 400cfm fan or higher, so the S-line fell a bit short of that. I wonder what you guys think about that.
I ended up buying and hooking up a 4 inch carbon filter, still from Vivosun. Now everything is running but now my issue is that when I get back home, I notice a definite smell right upon entering my apartment. Humidity has been fluctuating from 40% to 74% RH, so I'm waiting for a dehumidifier (30 pint capacity) to address that, since Vivosun recommends that RH should not exceed about 40-45% for proper odor removal.
The fan also runs at half speed with an Active Air speed controller. If I run it at full speed, should it treat the odors more effectively? I would prefer to keep it at lower speed to keep things quiet...
So what do you guys think/recommend? bear in mind the air does not vent outside; I live in a pretty cold place and the ''breath'' of hot humid air outside that smells faintly of herb would draw immediate suspicion. So the air recirculates in my bedroom all the time.
One thing I'm on the point of considering is to buy another fan, a 400+ cfm one to connect on my other carbon filter, the 6 inch one. I will first try with to lower the humidity with the dehumidifier to see if that does the trick. I would prefer not to spend any more money for this frst grow, but since it's only the first week after flowering I'm a bit anxious as to wait will come next in terms of smell...
Thanks for any help really!