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CO2

by playboy about February 14 - report

If your going to suggest a CO2 tank and regulator system to a non expierenced grower what would it be that is most beneficial and hopefully not to expensive ?

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  • 216

    shloppy 216 points - February 14

    galon milk bottles 2 one for the watter shugar and yeest one for seperator.

    I tryed that last fall my plant dyed but i thing it was different ishues.

    I also used vinigar and baking soda i thing i might have boiled over some baking soda and lowerd my ph making the situation worse.

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    • HydroKid
      HydroKid
      1.528 points -
      February 14

      I like your way of thinking my friend. Keep building things yourself and you may become a millionaire one day.

  • 1.662

    Bigruss13 1.662 points - February 14

    First of all you need to figure out a few things. Do you have a completely sealed room/tent? If not it’s pointless. 2. Do you run an extraction fan to control temps? If so it’s pointless. You can run a fan during lights out, to control humidity, but you gotta have it off during lights on for enrichment. 3. Can you maintain a sealed room with temps between 82-86? At cooler temps the stomata are not fully open, slowing transpiration. For co2 enrichment to be effective, you need temps in the low to mid 80’s. Otherwise it’s a waste. The good thing is that enrichment helps the plants deal with higher temps, so they go hand in hand. If you can do all of these things, I suggest starting with bags, or the pads. They are not too expensive, but do work, and will allow you to test the waters to see if it’s right for you. You will want to get co2 ppm around 1100-1400 to be effective. If you decide to go all out, get a burner, and controller/monitor. Tanks work well also. Good luck and happy growing:)
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  • 915

    bill59 915 points - February 14

    If you have maxed out yield for your space and want to go to the next step, go for it. But, if you're still learning how to get the best quality and yield for your space I'd wait a couple more grows then consider CO2.

    Adding more light, better ventilation and dialing in the temp and humidity gives more bang for the buck, IMO. 

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  • 35

    egfeleon 35 points - Thu at 4:50 PM

    if you grow in a not sealed room either don't add CO2 at all or build some cheep CO2 generator yourself.

    some 1.5 - 3 liter bottles with yeast and brown sugar and maybe some tomatoe inside connected to another bottle with clear water (for the smell and not attract bugs).

    those self made generators cost a lot less than the ready build ones from the hydro store.

    because in a non sealed environment you actually suck out most of the generated CO2 before the plants can use it. so it would be a bummer to put a lot of money into CO2 generating if most of it is wasted by the air takeout.

    if you can keep a closed system and can keep the temperatur under control, go for it, add CO2

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    • shloppy
      shloppy
      216 points -
      Thu at 5:50 PM

      egfeleon you'll need to control the humidity also don't want mould.and fan for air movement.Im experimenting with a small home made box to grow small amount in. i found plants don't like any drippings falling on them if you run a tube over top of them fi...  more

  • 35

    egfeleon 35 points - Fri at 3:31 PM

    closed system or not, a fan is always part of the grow, for that I don't extra mention it. that is basic :-)

    in a closed system humidity is normally a lot higher than in an non closed. so be ready to put dehumidifier inside either electric or the mineral boxes. if electric be sure to have one without control lights or glue them over to not put a light in the dark period.

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