Looking to boost your CO2 levels but not yet ready to take the plunge into a bottled gas setup? Step forward the Mother Nature CO2 Generator! This clever kit has been proven to increase CO2 levels by as much as 800ppm and is perfect for grow tents and small-medium sized rooms. Carbon Dioxide is an often overlooked addition to a grow room and by increasing the amount available to your plants is a sure-fire way to speed up growth rates, improve your yields and give plants more resistance to heat and stress.
How Does It Work?
Each Mother Nature bucket contains an amount of organic material, once this reaches a temperature of 22ºC the bacteria present in the material activate and the natural process of fermentation and breakdown will commence, the by-product of this process is the production of CO2! By then further adding oxygen via an air pump, the bacteria are able to ramp up their rate of production and thus increase CO2 levels to a very high amount, perfect for top performance plant growth!
How To Use Mother Nature CO2 Generators
Mother Nature Carbon Dioxide Generators are very simple to use. Just connect your air pump to the air line on the bottom inlet of the bucket and then plug the pump into a timer so that it is turns on and off when your lights do. There is no need to supplement your room with CO2 during the lights off phase as your plants are not photosynthesising. Furthermore as the bacteria activates at temperatures above 22ºC very little CO2 is ever wasted during the lights off period as your room will naturally be cooler. We then recommend placing the bucket in your grow space in one of two ways.
Firstly it can be placed on the floor and the outlet pipe placed behind an air movement fan to help distribute the CO2 upwards towards your plants. CO2 is denser than oxygen and will naturally fall when there is little air movement present, this method helps to get it distributed around your room as best as possible. For rooms with little air movement then the second option is to hang the bucket near the canopy of your plants and direct the outlet tube into the centre. As mentioned above the CO2 will naturally fall and therefore be available for uptake by your plants.
Mother Nature CO2 Generators are available in 2 sizes; 5L and 10L. A 5 litre bucket is perfect for a 1.2m x 1.2m area and the 10 litre is ideal for a 2.4m x 1.2m area. Some growers have successfully used the buckets in larger spaces up to 2.4m x 2.4m, but for maximum effect we recommend to follow the above guidelines. Each bucket will last for approx 6 months, after which it can be disposed of and replaced with a new bucket (there is no need to replace the air pump though!).
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