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how to add co2 to grow tent

How to add co2 to grow tent

Adding CO2 to your grow tent can be as important as a proper nutrient regime, in this blog post we cover how you can introduce CO2 to your grow and begin to increase yields.

From my own personal experience, I’ve found that CO2 levels in my 4′ x 4′ tent rose from 400PPM to 1350PPM after 40 days using the Exhale CO2 bags, a definite recommendation if you’re on a budget.
Unless you’re grow could do with a heater, a CO2 generator might actually be ideal for you, we all have different requirements.

With that out of the way, lets begin!
CO2 CAN AND DOES KILL – DO NOT BREATH IT DIRECTLY
Your grow tent / room should have a CO2-to-air ratio of around 0.15% which is a safe level but I would advise to avoid spending extended periods of time in your tent so that you can avoid breathing in the air, also keep all surrounding living areas well-sealed from your grow space.
Being “self-activated”, the only thing you need to do is remove a retaining clip that will allow mycelium spores to drop into the sterilized substrate contained within the bag, place it above your plants and allow your fans to circulate around it.
If used correctly, you can expect to double your usual harvest as CO2 is proven to increase the speed and efficiency at which your plants photosynthesize, ultimately creating more energy to better develop ‘fruits’ or buds as we know them.

And because of this, cannabis grows best at around 1200 PPM.

Adding CO2 to your tent grow can massively increase yields, we cover the best methods of introducing CO2 in this blog post, as well as the pros and cons.

How to add co2 to grow tent

The power lies in the mycelial mass inside the vented cultivator. This mycelial mass cultivates carbon dioxide and the one-way breather patch releases CO2 continually for up to 6 months.

If you are looking to accelerate the grow cycles of your crops consider adding additional CO2 to your grow room. Plant growth accelerates as you increase CO2 levels up to around 1,500 PPM. Growers have observed up to a 100% increase in grow speed at 1,500 PPM.
CO2, or carbon dioxide is what we expel when breathing, and what plants use to initiate photosynthetic functions. Plants actually ‘breathe in’ CO2 in the day, but give out CO2 at night.

In addition to this, if levels of CO2 can be maintained around 1000-1200ppm then you will be able to run your grow room at a higher temperature. This can be incredibly important with growers constantly struggling to keep temperatures down and avoid temperature stress to your plants.
It is understanding this behaviour that can really benefit your grow. If everything is being done correctly and you have a fine tuned system, then CO2 can be the one big difference in boosting your yields. Adding enhanced CO2 levels to your grow can significantly boost plant growth without having to change the way you grow.
The most important and obvious benefit to your plants is the significant increase in growth that will occur, especially if the potential of your set up has already been maximised.
Levels of CO2 are measured in PPM (parts per million), and ambient room levels are typically in the region of 300-400ppm. Assuming you have sufficient circulation in your grow room you should be able to achieve the atmospheric standard of 390 PPM. At this level, you should see plant growth similar to what you see in your garden.
Using exhale CO2 bags are the natural and easiest way of adding CO2 to your grow room. The Exhale CO2 bag cultivates carbon dioxide 24 hours a day with no need to refill bottles or use expensive production units.

When adding CO2 to your grow room, the flowering stage is the most important. Adding CO2 to your grow room, especially in the first 2-3 weeks of flowering, can kick start flower production and boost flower size significantly.

When adding CO2 to your grow room, the flowering stage is the most important. Adding CO2 to your grow room, especially in the first 2-3 weeks of flowering, can kick start flower production and boost flower size significantly.