Black Orchid – Axial-Flo Fan
- Can be used as air intake and mounted in hydroponic tent pockets.
- Supplied with a 1.8m power cable and UK fitted plug.
- Suitable for connecting to the end of a short duct run of up to 5 meters.
- Ideal for ventilating hydroponic grow rooms.
- Mounts directly on to a hydroponic carbon filter
- Available in 3 sizes
The Black Orchid Axial-flo has been designed for intake or extraction in smaller growing areas. Its ideal for shorter duct runs with low resistance and has a lipped casing which is perfect for fitting onto carbon filters. Its clever design means it can be mounted directly into a tents ventilation socket. Its equipped with overheating protection and a reliable low watt German Blauberg motor. It has a 1.8m power cord.
It comes in 4-6″
Airflow – 105 m3/h
Power – 16w
Noise Level – 38db
Airflow – 192 m3/h
Power – 24w
Noise Level – 39db
Airflow – 312 m3/h
Power – 29w
Noise Level – 40db
This is a very to simple to use product. Simply connect to the required ducting/filter and plug in the unit.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Why your grow room needs fans
Your grow room needs fans all year round, no matter what the temperatures are like outside – they are always beneficial. They help with a variety of different problems that might otherwise arise and don’t just work to cool a room down. Ways they can help include:
- To Circulate the Air In Your Grow Room
- To Remove Excess Heat & Hot Spots
- To Control Humidity
- To Prevent Pests and Diseases
- To Control CO2
- To Circulate the Air In Your Grow Room
Outside, plants are going to encounter wind at some point. However, the wind never blows in the same direction for very long, and so you want to avoid having a static fan blowing. Oscillating fans and others that have movement are ideal for creating a more natural air circulation. You can place two fans in opposite corners to create a circulating vacuum of air.
To Remove Excess Heat & Hot Spots
Your grow room can easily get too warm depending on the conditions outside and within the area, you are growing. Grow lights emit heat, and whilst it may not feel like much to you, a slight increase in temperature can really affect your plants.
Some grow lights emit more heat than others but even with lights known to run cooler such as air-cooled lighting and LEDs, it is still wise to have fans blowing. They will help to keep the general temperatures lower and help with air exchange.
To Control Humidity
Another factor that can create problems in a grow room is humidity. Plants release water vapour throughout the day and this increases the humidity. If this level isn’t controlled, the growing conditions will decline.
A good ventilation system will help to wick away some of the water released during transpiration. This allows your plants to absorb more water and pull up nutrients through their root systems, which in effect helps with boosting growth.
To Prevent Pests and Diseases
Good air circulation will help to prevent pests and diseases taking hold. Stagnant and humid conditions are the preferred breeding ground of mould, powdery mildew, spider mites and fungus gnats. And we don’t want any of those to get in!
A steady breeze thanks to a few fans also makes it harder for the pests to establish themselves on the plants.
To Control CO2
Plants need outside air for one very basic reason: CO2. This is absorbed naturally throughout the day as part of a plant’s nutrient cycle. With a sealed grow tent set-up, the level of CO2 will gradually decrease, and this will limit growth.
Ventilation brings in the fresh air and fresh CO2 from outside whilst removing the old air from your grow room.
“Been using for a week or so and it’s doing a good job and it’s not too noisy it’s in the loft and you can’t hear it in the rooms below . I’m using it with a 4inch intake and I’m getting negative pressure so it’s all good”
“Surprisingly powerful for the price point.
Using it as inline extraction for a very small space (think boiler cupboard size) with 2 PC fans as intake fans and it’s more than suitable.
Build quality is decent, clearly marked with suction direction.
It’s not wildly noisy, but I’d be telling a lie to say it’s quiet. You know it’s on.
No sign of ware after a few weeks and no dodgy heat, smells or noises.
It does just about create negative pressure strong enough to run through a carbon filter in my space as well. Might struggle with much larger though but I am only using the 4 inch model.”
“This fan sucks!!! really well!
I bought this to use as an extractor fan for expelling smoke while I burn leather and wood when I’m doing my pyrography. I connected it to the end of a 3m flexible 4 inch tumble drier hose and I perch the fan pointing out of the open window. Previously I was using an old computer fan cobbled together with a generic 12v power supply and that was pathetic. This fan offers at least 5 times more suction at the opposite end of the 3m pipe and delivers my smoke out to the neighbour’s garden while I breathe fresh air all day long. :)
I assume it works well in the opposite direction if you want to blow fresh air into a room….”
About Black Orchid
Established in 2012, Black Orchid is a high quality indoor grow equipment supplier, ranging from Extractor fans to Hydroponic grow tents, with the best value for money on the market. Black Orchid is part of the innovative international ventilation company, the Blauberg Group based in Ukraine. With German designed motors, Black Orchid fans are powerful, reliable and come with a 5 Black Orchid year warranty.