Carbon dioxide, also known as CO2, aids plants in creating sugar and oxygen as a byproduct of photosynthesis. Plants use this sugar as food, and it allows them to grow.
Does CO2 increase yield?
Studies have shown that increasing CO2 in the grow room, provided you also have ample grow lighting, will lead to higher yields and less time to harvest.
The CO2 you introduce into the indoor garden will only be as effective as the grow lights you have allow. If you are using fluorescent grow lights, which are less powerful, you will not see huge increases in plant growth.
How much CO2 do plants need?
While the general level of CO2 in our atmosphere is around 400 ppm, plants can benefit greatly from CO2 levels of 1,200-2,000 ppm. Exceeding this level can have detrimental effects on your plants, so it is important to closely monitor your CO2 products, and utilize a CO2 Controller if you do not have a multi-function controller.
What is the best way of adding CO2 into grown room?
CO2 burners will burn either propane or natural gas. CO2 tank and regulator kits include the CO2 tank itself, which needs to be filled regularly, and the regulator for controlling how much CO2 is released.
We also carry natural CO2 producers, which are a way to provide additional CO2 to plants without heat or electricity. These can be hung from your ceiling, and are maintenance free!
How do you use CO2 in a grow room?
Since CO2 allows plants to use light more effectively, you do not want to generate additional CO2 when lights are off. It is important that CO2 devices run on the same schedule as your grow lights, and a multi-function grow room controller will make this simple.
For a detailed guide, check out our article on how to use CO2 in the grow room or grow tent. We also have a grow room CO2 calculator to help you determine the flow rate of your CO2 device, to give your plants exactly what they need.
If you have questions regarding any of these products, give one of our experienced growers a call today at 888-815-9763!
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