Co2 burner, could it help

lusidghost

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My comments always get caught in the crossfire. That Bret Michaels looking ginseng grower for sure also grows weed. He's probably a member of this very forum. Do we have a diy anti poacher booby trap subforum where we could further discuss this? I bet he can convert Jack's into what he likes to call "Appalachian nute burn."
 

xtsho

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Damn yall seriously can't get enough a my thread. Looks like mote of u all should buy co2 burners.
You don't say how big your grow is. If you're just growing in a small 4x4 tent it's not really worth the bother. If you have a decent sized grow and things sealed up so you're not exhausting the Co2 then it might be worthwhile to add it.

Co2 is not a necessity to grow good weed as there is already ambient Co2 in the air and inside that level goes up.
 

Billy the Mountain

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You don't say how big your grow is. If you're just growing in a small 4x4 tent it's not really worth the bother. If you have a decent sized grow and things sealed up so you're not exhausting the Co2 then it might be worthwhile to add it.

Co2 is not a necessity to grow good weed as there is already ambient Co2 in the air and inside that level goes up.
It's certainly not needed to grow quality bud.

Really depends on your environment. My C02 levels would go from 450-500ppm (my normal indoor ambient) to <350ppm within an hour once the tent was filled.

My environment is "quasi-sealed"? It's a tent or two within a small room in a large basement.
 

xtsho

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It's certainly not needed to grow quality bud.

Really depends on your environment. My C02 levels would go from 450-500ppm (my normal indoor ambient) to <350ppm within an hour once the tent was filled.

My environment is "quasi-sealed"? It's a tent or two within a small room in a large basement.
I just see so many people thinking they need Co2 for a few plants in a 4x4 tent that isn't setup properly and most just gets exhausted out. Sure you can set things up so that you can control the environment but just seems like extra work and expense for minimal gains. Many would be better off focusing on keeping their plants healthy and learning proper watering practices before they worry about Co2 because they read about it and think they need it.
 

UpstateGarden

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I just see so many people thinking they need Co2 for a few plants in a 4x4 tent that isn't setup properly and most just gets exhausted out. Sure you can set things up so that you can control the environment but just seems like extra work and expense for minimal gains. Many would be better off focusing on keeping their plants healthy and learning proper watering practices before they worry about Co2 because they read about it and think they need it.
Yeah it's definitely more effective in an open room or a greenhouse. Wouldn't put on of those things in a tent. Could be a danger to do that. I would imagine.
 

King Avitas

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Yeah it's definitely more effective in an open room or a greenhouse. Wouldn't put on of those things in a tent. Could be a danger to do that. I would imagine.
I haven't seen a tent yet that is even close to being a truly sealed unit. I would spend any potential CO² cash transitioning from a tent to a room first.

As many have said, absolutely fantastic weed is grown everyday without supplimental CO².

The only reason why I use CO² is because of my "God" complex, I want total control of everything in my grow room. Also this is a hobby for me, so sometimes things get bought that aren't 100% required for a personal grower.

But I do love my CO²!!!
 
So I use a burner in a (fairly) sealed flower room and natural vent the veg and nursery. My excuse is I can run stupidly hot temperatures without stretch. I am somewhere hot. It behooves me to be in production when my competition is laid out over power bills. I did avg 3lb on 4x8s as well which was pretty good given my halfassedness and learning curve. CO2 is situational. And I sure wouldn't run it in a dwelling. I've had mine hang up and go to 5000ppm before alarm and wifi got to my phone and alarmed. Fire is definitely possible. Death is possible. But I mean what part of agriculture isn't dangerous.
So to review, if you have a nice tight place its a good investment, you can run up to 88 degrees, and have humidity in the 80s and actually have em booming. (I'm at 84 degrees on 75% rh atm, spiking to 86 on 82 as A/C cycles) I will attempt to lower Humidity as I go, but high humidity keeps those stomata wide open and sucking in my Jurassic global warming buffet. at 1500 ppm. My stems are nickle size and larger. They love it. I love it. Given the right circumstances, you'll love it. I call it "growing weed in the bio dome."
Speaking of Bio Dome, I got a buddy sealed tight in a block and concrete room with some exposed dirt floors, he has constant CO2 elevation from the concrete/microbes. Sounds crazy, but read about the original Space ship Earth, biosphere 2, you will read something about concrete and or microbes boosting co2 levels.
 

harrychilds

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Without a co2 burner in a sealed room the plants won't get any co2... Unless you plan on getting a few illegal immigrants to live in your sealed room :bigjoint:
 

harrychilds

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Yeah, air does tend to move.
Yeah I know air does tend to move with fans and stuff. But when you are in a sealed environment no new fresh air is coming in. Because it is totally sealed. We ain't thinking about this like it's a tent grow. It's a totally sealed environment and plants feed on co2 not oxygen. And that's why you need a co2 burner in a sealed environment. Because in a sealed environment there is no fresh co2 coming into the environment. And when you add a co2 burner into a sealed environment the plants always have co2 to feed on.
 
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Southernontariogrower

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Never used burner but hillbilly brew works, yeast sugar and something acidic, ketsup bbq sauce etc. Temps were 90+ and rh was 85 and best grow so far, beautiful and big. No pm no bud rot.
 
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