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Maintaining carbon dioxide (CO2) levels when growing plants indoors is a challenge for most growers. When creating the perfect grow environment, this a factor you cannot neglect. It is not as readily available as it is when plants are grown outdoors. Overlooking this factor exposes plants to severe risks and can even kill them. 

How does CO2 increase yield?

As a grower, it is critical to realize the important role CO2 plays in plant development. Access to the right amount of CO2 means the plant can better absorb light, resulting in healthy and strong plants. So, if you ask whether CO2 is critical for plant growth, understand that it can help you yield plants of the desired quality.

Combining Grow Lights with CO2

Plants need both CO2 and light to grow strong and healthy. To help your plant absorb the light better, you need to provide it with the right amount of CO2 and pair it with suitable grow lights such as LEDs, or MH and HPS grow lights. The impact of using the right type of grow lights is critical. If you use fluorescent grow lights instead of the ones mentioned above, you will observe that additional CO2 will not provide you the expected results. With the help of grow lights and extra CO2, you can significantly boost plant growth.

Ideal level of CO2 for plant growth?

As we have talked about maintaining suitable levels of CO2 in the grow room, you might be wondering about the optimal level. Understand that you cannot, in any circumstance, let this level drop below 150ppm. Why? If the level drops below this number, it can put plant growth at a halt. To prevent this situation, you will have to maintain the levels between 710ppm and 1500ppm. This will help increase the yield of the plants by 50%.

CO2 Generators & Burners explained

Wondering what a CO2 burner is and the role it plays? Well, it is a way to provide your plants growing indoors with excess CO2. Some burners use natural gas to produce CO2, while others use liquid propane for the same purpose. Each type of burner has its own benefits. When you use a natural gas burner, you will never run out of CO2. All you have to do is, attach it to the mainline of your home or grow space. Similarly, if you are using a burner with liquid propane, you will be glad to know that these burners are super easy to refill.

Burners require 120-volt outlets to operate. Also, you need to ensure that you place a fan with it to aid the circulation of CO2 around the room.

You might want to pair your burners with a grow room air conditioner if you are running a small-scale operation. It is also smart to use a CO2 tank and regulator kit if heat is a concern for you.

You can increase the effectiveness of the burner by using a multi-function grow room controller. Using these two devices together, you can successfully maintain a healthy level of CO2 in your grow room. In case you do not have these devices, you will have to choose a CO2 controller.

Why is this controller a smart alternative to the CO2 burner and grow room controller? These controllers automate the process by tracking and monitoring the devices you are using to regulate the CO2 levels in the grow room. It is a much more efficient method as it helps you save your time as well as efforts.

What size CO2 burner do I need for my frow room?

Yes, many growers like you struggle to choose the right size of the CO2 burners, but it is not a tough task. There is a burner for every grow room size. From a burner for a 15' x 15' or smaller area to a burner for a 40' x 40' grow space, at Groindoor.com, you will find the size that you need with ease and convenience. If you are unsure of what size you need for your grow space, head to our Complete Guide to using CO2 in the grow room or grow tent and make the right choice.

Need expert assistance? Call us at 866-GRO-INDR right away and get in contact with the experts at Groindoor! 

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