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Co2 controllers

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by keepittrucckn420, Dec 2, 2017.

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    keepittrucckn420

    keepittrucckn420 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys! Well my co2 controller pooped out on me so now it's time to upgrade! Just seeing what you guys are using. What you guys like or dislike, models to stay away from etc. appreciate the feed back
     
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    Fractured but whole

    Fractured but whole Well-Known Member

    always been happy with sentinel. their customer service is tops too.
     
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    a mongo frog

    a mongo frog Well-Known Member

    Be careful of the chhc4i, mine is at the factory now getting repaired. Fucking been 3 weeks already. On the flip side my original chhc4 lated 7+ years. The new one is very cheaply made than the original.
    Please look around and compare in depth. If your moneys there look into iPonic.
    Then again I'm talking about greenhouse controllers. Sorry. Do the research, very important 300-500 bucks spent.
     
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    Fractured but whole

    Fractured but whole Well-Known Member

    I have had them repair my sensor a few times over the years, free of charge. still using it today. Seen a few titan ones from other growers take shit early too. don't recommend those.
     
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    a mongo frog

    a mongo frog Well-Known Member

    Your sensor probably had the screw in quick connect. You should see the new sensors. You would probably start crying during the unboxing. I was devastated.
     
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    kratos015

    kratos015 Well-Known Member

    I've been using this one since February of this year and absolutely love it. Not only is it cheaper than all of the others, but it's built rather nicely, does it's job just fine (shows temps too!) and I can't recommend it enough. I believe Atlas and some other brand are the "standards", however I've heard awful things about both and they're nearly double the price that this unit is.

    https://www.amazon.com/CO2Meter-RAD...qid=1512437754&sr=8-2&keywords=co2+controller
     
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    DemonTrich

    DemonTrich Well-Known Member

    Blueprint bdac2
     
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    sourgummy

    sourgummy Member

    I am also now only needing to add co2 to finalize my room. Looking at an Atlas 3 Titan controls. Has good reviews on amazon. But what y'all think?

    edit: the RAD one on amazon is a really nice price and also has great reviews and a lot of them. I wonder what is the difference between the RAD one and the fuzzy logic ones.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
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    420Barista

    420Barista Well-Known Member

    what make and model co2 controler were you using b4 it pooped on you?
     
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    420Barista

    420Barista Well-Known Member

    this could be a good thread for co2 enthusiasts and get actual user info on whats good and whats a pos(piece of shit).
    cant always trust the guys in the local shops cause their in business to make $
     
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    OldMedUser

    OldMedUser Well-Known Member

    I bought a GroZone USCO2 plain jane controller brand new for $269CAN. The same model with led screen was $200 more. Made in Canada.

    Turns out getting CO2 is too much hassle so the first $150 gets it. I'll get back into making EverClear for my CO2. :)
     
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    keepittrucckn420

    keepittrucckn420 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys well I've been looking at the autopilot 2017 model. Digital read out and good reviews for $269.00 usd. I was using a CRAP I mean CAP :lol:. It's amazing the difference in price on some stuff online!
     
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    sourgummy

    sourgummy Member

    Have the RAD running for about 24 hours so far. Works great so far. A nice healthy 'ling I got going is asking for extra light already by stretching. But its taking more light than any seedling Ive grown. I have a hydrofarm Par meter, that's how I know. Its a Jelly Pie from Greenpoint seeds, receiving 236 par and it has even grown upwards since increasing the light. It popped soil 4 days ago. On the RAD, the lights and the unit go off at night time if you select that setting. Very nice unit so far I'd say. Glad I didn't go with something more expensive. My room seems to be sealed well too. When Im in there the co2 never turns on, guessing since Im adding co2 with my breath? Always reading 1600 to 1750 when Im in there. So far I would recommend the unit for sure.
     
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    5lrootsexcel

    5lrootsexcel New Member

    Best to worst based on personal experience:
    Smartbee and Sentinel chhc (tie): chhc has lasted a few years, smartbee is less than a year old but no problems so far
    Sentinel cppm: no problems
    Titan atlas 8: replaced sensor twice

    I think it's important to point out you should always cover the sensor when foliar spraying or if you're sulfur burning. Seems obvious but when one of my new workers started up the sprayer without covering the smartbee, I guess it's not as obvious as I thought.
     

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