CO2 Feeding

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by *8BaLL*, Mar 31, 2008.

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    *8BaLL*

    *8BaLL* Active Member

    what is a cheap co2 feeding system i can use for feeding 4 plants? can i make one out of an old paintball gun and tank?
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    STANDOX

    STANDOX Well-Known Member

    i asked this same question and got no answers i got like 5 20 oz paintball tanks full and i had the same question....good one m8
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    *8BaLL*

    *8BaLL* Active Member

    did you figure anything out?
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    STANDOX

    STANDOX Well-Known Member

    im in flowering right now last time i thought of it was last grow but i didnt want to waste it cause i paintball alot too i know you have to release co2 i thought the 20 oz tanks would be unsafe to crack open being that its like 10mm bolt to unscrew under a mass of co2 pressure i didnt want to lose it all at once.
    i went to my hydro shop and looked for a small digi regulator but couldnt apply it to paintball tank.. they said just spen 400 total and get a big tank full, regulator i thought it was pricey for co2 when i know i can get bud without it. plus i wanted to buy the ufo grow light but it was 650 bucks and technology is still to new to be perfect for mj growing...
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    *8BaLL*

    *8BaLL* Active Member

    i took aparty a paintball gun and if i screw a pice onto the tank tight it will releast all the tank im just looking for a fitting to fit the hose comming out
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    Nyxzephyr

    Nyxzephyr Active Member

    I read if Co2 is too pricey for you.. you can use soda water in a spray bottle and spray it on once or twice a day.. not sure if that works or not but its a lil bit of info that i picked up on my travels :D
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    sens1

    sens1 Well-Known Member

    I also heard about spaying on fizzy water as a cheap option (saw it @ YouTube - How to grow green part 4 this guy has some good tips).

    I've been trying to find a guide on a diy CO2 reactor but the closest I've been able to fine are ones for fishtanks. The principal however is the same. Yeast + Sugar + Water = CO2

    You might want to check out this video:
    YouTube - How to grow green part 4
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    skunkdog

    skunkdog Well-Known Member

    soda stream and a auto bug sprayer is all that is needed. but ya go thow the bottles of c02 in about 3 days on 18/6. thats injecting every 45mins.......
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    FilthyFletch

    FilthyFletch Mr I Can Do That For Half

    Co2 paintball gun cyclinders area no go as you need co2 air ppms of 1200-1500 during lights on and it would take dozen of these each week and you have to come and do it 4-6 times a day. Cheapest for a mini grow is a co2 boost bucket.Or you can upgarde and use a co2 tank a 20 lb diver/welder tank lasts about 30 days or you can get a co2 generator and run it off propane or natural gas. The soda water will promote leaf burns and bud rot as you use it when lights are on so thats a bad idea
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    Little Tommy

    Little Tommy Well-Known Member

    I am using an old Beer Fermntation container. It releases constantly so the Co2 that is released when lights are off is wasted. It is cheap though. I flower 2 plants at a time and it works well for me. I start with de-chlorinated water and add activated dry yeast and sugar. In my case, because of the large container, I add 8 cups of granulated sugar and 8 teaspoons of yeast. Within 24 hours you are making Co2. You have to monitor the activity and add more sugar and yeast as needed. I ran a hose from the top of the fermenter to pop up inside the scrog about 2 inches above the plants. Co2 is heavier than air and falls down into the canopy. I have attached a couple photos. I also keep the fermenter covered with a towel to keep the light out. The yeast like it dark. The clear plastic thing on the top of the fermenter is a fermentation lock which allows excess Co2 out and keeps mold and other invasive creepy crawlies out of the fermentation tank.
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    sens1

    sens1 Well-Known Member

    nice little setup u have there. I take it you are growing those flat. Heard of that being done but that's the first pic i've seen. Is that because of height restrictions or do you get better yield like that?
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    FilthyFletch

    FilthyFletch Mr I Can Do That For Half

    Its called scrog.You use the net or other similar grid to hod plants down so each branch with a cola comes to the top so every branch is a main cola.
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    sens1

    sens1 Well-Known Member

    hey what is a 'co2 boost bucket' and where can I get one please?
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    hom36rown

    hom36rown Well-Known Member

    hydro store or co2boost.com
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    b-rad

    b-rad Well-Known Member

    i think the boost bucket is just a kit that comes with the suger and yeast and a 3gal bucket, but im not sure.
    this is off topic a little but simmiler lol i heard that you can take the clear luquid from the water suger yeast mix and distill it and make shine is this true?
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    hom36rown

    hom36rown Well-Known Member

    its a bucket filled with mushroom composts, much better than sugar and yeast

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