I almost mentioned not rinsing the hydroton. I double rinsed mine and still had a little dust in there. It’s cleared up now, but if I wouldn’t have I would have had to change the res sooner. Still haven’t changed mine actually. This Friday is the day and a quick cleaning of the tote and it’s back to the races!Someone forgot to rinse their expanded clay pebbles first
Hope you got them electrical cords and plugs up off the wet ground too.
In a 5' tent, any kind of hydroponics will likely require relatively small plants. The tote setup is a lower profile than a 5 gal bucket with a netpot so you can figure having that, plus the space the light/filter etc take up. Subtract all that from 5' and thats how tall of plants you can grow. But to answer yor question, yes this will work great in there if height restrictions are taken into consideration. The dimensions of the "tray in tote" are approx:
20" W x 30" L x 20" H all set up with pots ready to grow.