Another thing there fumanchu, most things with growing if you want them done right are not cheap. $100 for a CO2 tank. $150 for a regulator. $15 fill the tank. Thats just getting started. I'm running Co2 and its not as easy as I would have thought. Just my .02
One of these times, I may yet get around to adding CO2 to a grow. Pretty sure I'd be inclined to go a DIY route. But with only ever but a few plants growing at any given time in both the veg and flower areas...
Someone would have to donate an injection system my way for me to find the costs of running it to ever be worth it. In my mind, more parts means more maintenance. And for sure maintenance = ew...right?
Theres that CO2 Boost stuff going for....ffs....its a $100 bag of grass and some sort of yeasty fungus for a catalyst. 'Up to 90 days' they say. Which prolly means, what...65-70 days worth? Again, not worth it in my mind when theres only a few darlings occupying one's grow space.
Ultimately...under the best of conditions, the routine number put to the advantages of CO2 is '30% higher yield!' that is advertised for most systems.
Well....if I really really really wanted 30% more bud at harvest, I'd get it in the form of planting/cloning 30% more.
Along the lines of how during the space race, NASA spent $3 million developing a pen that writes in the weightlessness of space. Their Russian counterparts in the mean time got it done by using...pencils.
I agree with ya Dr.GreenThumb... ~tokes~... theres aspects of growing where cutting costs by cutting corners equates into being counter productive efforts...injection may look to cost out the ass, and seem complicated...its a cheaper method than a CO2 burner as the months go by and not at all difficult to operate. It's as easy as, opening a valve and letting the hardware due the rest....damn site safer and cooler too!
het Dr....to be honest the generator is more much expensive than the injection system...wit 200 dollars u can get the regulator, the tank and the tubing...the generator that i saw was used and was like for almost 200 hundred...and this unit usually go for like 400 and change....but i aint getting it anyway....am going with the tank...i listen to people sometimes!!!lol
without having a c02 monitor how do you know the amount of co2 in the air or how often the co2 needs to be replenish??????thanks...Dr.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isnt the byproduct of mixing baking soda and vinegar CO2 ? Given that this is true(which im only 90% sure of), seems like you could rig up some sort of drip system with vinegar dripping into baking soda and controlling the drip with an IV style medical drip regular. But then again, im going entirely off speculation....just seems like it could be a plausible way to produce CO2 gas in a way that would be very cost effective and reliable once you get the drip rate "dialed in".