Homemade co2

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by (-)_(-), Apr 24, 2007.

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    (-)_(-)

    (-)_(-) Well-Known Member

    I made this little homemade co2 rig with an upside-down water bottle filled with vinegar slwly dripping into a cup/bucket of baking soda. it only been goin for an hour and the vinegar is just pooling ontop of the baking soda. is co2 still being produced???? It just looks like a thin layer of white liquid ontop of the baking soda.
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    videoman40

    videoman40 New Member

    Heres the best home made co2 recipe I've come across:
    Items Required:
    * 10lb. white sugar
    * 5 gallon clean bucket W/lid
    * 4 1/2 gallons of water
    * A piece of toast browned and hard
    * A table spoon of dry active yeast (for baking bread)

    First boil the water, (this will ensure clean water) remove from the heat and add the sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Let cool until water is room temperature (if you don't let it cool down it won't work).
    After the sugar water has cooled, float the piece of toast on top of the water. Now, empty the tablespoon of yeast over the toast. After a few days, the yeast will take over the toast and start making bubbles (CO2) in the bucket. After a week, the amount of bubbling (CO2) will increase.
    Keep the lid airtight on the bucket. CO2 travels up the dispersion tubing, and due to it being heavier than air, falls directly onto your plants. Timing your exhaust, is essential in maintaining an effective level of CO2.
    Peace
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    DoobsDay

    DoobsDay Well-Known Member

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    pjboy31

    pjboy31 Well-Known Member

    thnx for the link on the co2 I didnt even think to look at a pet store. I much appreciate the help............
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    k-town

    k-town Well-Known Member

    I didn't know you could get co2 from pet stores neither and to think I probably wlk by em' every time I go to petco to get some mealworms and crickets for my lizard. thanks for the information on co2

    peace
    k-town
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    (-)_(-)

    (-)_(-) Well-Known Member

    but does what im using rite now work????
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    Moon Shadow

    Moon Shadow Well-Known Member

    no fizzing no co2 it needs to be stirred to get a little more co2

    You need to change the baking soda
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    (-)_(-)

    (-)_(-) Well-Known Member

    so is there a smaller scale version of what video sed - cause that us alot of sugar and water.
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    pjboy31

    pjboy31 Well-Known Member

    hey anyone...that c02 link from the pet store could you umm explain how to set it up for what I am trying to do?
    I have a grow room 14 plants in buddung right now and I was thinking of buying this. I saw the set up at the pet store and I was just wondering if there is anything else needed. I couldnt realy ast the clerk at the store in depth questions as I am growing POP..........lmao. But anyways please help I wait for answers and my babies sleep another 10 hours ......
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    videoman40

    videoman40 New Member

    Dude, do soemthing....if you want less co2 because thats too much sugar to use, cut the recipe in half. Of course part of the beauty of this recipe is the amount of co2 given off....and you complain about $1.99 worth of sugar?

    Why not just, not add any additional co2 if the sugar is too expensive? Use what is reaily available in the atmosphere, as it is free.

    Your plants will still grow just fine.
    Peace


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    pjboy31

    pjboy31 Well-Known Member

    you guys spend a lot of time in your grow room? I just learned that actualy doing that gives the plants the c02 they love from US! Man that is awesome thats why I sit and ponder day in and day out with my babies............lol
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    videoman40

    videoman40 New Member

    Hey Buddy, I know I like to spend time with my babies. I'm not so sure I do it for the co2, but I love checking on them, I think I feel closer to nature when I am in there.
    Peace
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    castewalpha

    castewalpha Well-Known Member

    I am using a coleman camping burner that screws on top of a 1 lb propane bottle. I refill my 1 lb bottles from my barbcue size propane bottles. Burning 1 lb of propane gas produces 3 lbs of Carbon Dioxide Gas. Check out this post by seedlessone http://www.rollitup.org/indoor-growing/9021-co2-answered.html . If you decide to use fire to produce CO2 make sure that you are burning something that creates a clear or blue flame. Clear or blue flames produce CO2 while a yellow flame creates Carbon Monoxide which is bad for plants.
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    pjboy31

    pjboy31 Well-Known Member

    hey video man no disrespect I was just sharing my enthusiasm for this new found hobby. Lol sorry if I sounded pretentious` let me know and I will post some pics (new ones) maybe you might have some advice. I am currently doing a home made c02 bottle..............talk to you later`
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    Moon Shadow

    Moon Shadow Well-Known Member

    I want to build a sugar yeast co2 system but in this manner

    Use a seal tight 5 gal container of some kind or maybe a beer keg.

    Attach a big ass ballon to it to catch the co2 then use an air line and valve to release the co2 on the plants.

    ballon doesn't pump then the co2 is gone and with the spray nozzle I can put the co2 where I want when I want.

    I love being with my plants also. Right now thats all I do. Several trips a day all day long.
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    pjboy31

    pjboy31 Well-Known Member

    nice me too my babies have just woken up and have recieved about two hours of my time. I t was a nice moment. Thnx for sharing moon~
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    abudsmoker

    abudsmoker Well-Known Member

    yes but with YOU in thier atmosphere they still only get to about 350 ppm of co2 the real noticable change occurs when you reach 1500 ppm. while tanks and regulators drive up production cost the benefit of highly enriched air is wroth the extra cost.


    Also people the is no reason to co2 your veg side, you only need to gas your flowering plants
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    pjboy31

    pjboy31 Well-Known Member

    let me ask this then. They have those co2 kits for aquariums...........will those serve my purpose? Because right now I am using a homade sugar one~
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    videoman40

    videoman40 New Member

    Gee abudsmoker.....you gotta know that I love ya lots dude!
    But I always use the co2 in vegging, it really blasts off the growing. If you compare my plants at say 3 weeks old to plants not using co2, there is a dramatic difference in size. I feel that doing this gives me more budding sites.

    Actually there is an unconfirmed rumor floating around that you should stop the co2 two weeks prior to harvest, it is suggested tht it reduces potency.

    I emphasize the word "unconfirmed" as I use co2 and havent had any negative effects using it til the very end. I still take 3-4 hits on my stuff and get totally wasted for many hours. That's good stuff.

    I do however agree to the point that what you want is nice fat juicy buds, and the co2 will certainly give you them. In fact I am on my way this morning to get my tank re-filled. Than I will transplant them into bigger pots and start the flowering cycle.
    Peace


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    pjboy31

    pjboy31 Well-Known Member

    how do I get a tank of c02?

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