I am new and need some advice from someone experienced. Much Appreciated

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What is a CO2 injection? And what kind of water do you use for hydroponics? Where is a good place to buy water? It sounds like you go through alot of water.
Carbon dioxide injection increases growth rates… for the record dont even look it up yet lol. Its not cheap to do because of all the other equipment you need on top of it to do properly.

Water depends where ya live. If you can link a water report i can break it down and see if it’s suitable… if not I recommend a cheap RO unit for like $70 just to get started.

You can build your own system for a very reasonable cost the less grow sites the cheaper and easier.

If you did a 1 plant RDWC you could probably do it in about an hr for $100 2 site about $150
 
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For water I use reverse osmosis and make it right at the res (I don’t carry shit man) but usually tap water is ok. What is your water source?
Well, I thought it would have to be something that would have to be from the store, but you seem to be okay on tap. For the CO2 have you ever used the non tank options such as this https://www.amazon.com/Exhale-Homeg...words=co2+for+grow+tent&qid=1656244653&sr=8-3 or https://www.amazon.com/Emitting-Rei...ords=co2+for+grow+tent&qid=1656244653&sr=8-24 and others like it? The tanks are a bit expensive.
 
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Well, I thought it would have to be something that would have to be from the store, but you seem to be okay on tap. For the CO2 have you ever used the non tank options such as this https://www.amazon.com/Exhale-Homeg...words=co2+for+grow+tent&qid=1656244653&sr=8-3 or https://www.amazon.com/Emitting-Rei...ords=co2+for+grow+tent&qid=1656244653&sr=8-24 and others like it? The tanks are a bit expensive.
Unless you seal you room its not something you want to bother with and that cost money.
 
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Carbon dioxide injection increases growth rates… for the record dont even look it up yet lol. Its not cheap to do because of all the other equipment you need on top of it to do properly.

Water depends where ya live. If you can link a water report i can break it down and see if it’s suitable… if not I recommend a cheap RO unit for like $70 just to get started.

You can build your own system for a very reasonable cost the less grow sites the cheaper and easier.

If you did a 1 plant RDWC you could probably do it in about an hr for $100 2 site about $150

Here is the water report. And for co2, I am really interested in getting the most out of my plants, do the cannisters that you leave open that you can buy on Amazon work? Things like non tank options? The tanks seem a bit expensive and so does reverse osmosis.
 
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Unless you seal you room its not something you want to bother with and that cost money.
So those bags are a waste unless you seal your room? Alot of people gave the co2 bags really good reviews for some of them, so they could not hurt. But, sealing the room sounds difficult because it needs ventilation. Otherwise it would be sealed.
 
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Here is the water report. And for co2, I am really interested in getting the most out of my plants, do the cannisters that you leave open that you can buy on Amazon work? Things like non tank options? The tanks seem a bit expensive and so does reverse osmosis.
Ok everything almost looks good. But you dont want to use it. They are using a sodium based alkalinity buffer. Plants like it to stay under 20ppm of sodium and you min range is 46 and max is over 200 so no bueno.

This is a cheap RO unit to get ya started and the one i use simply for that reason. You can buy the 3 stage which is also good for $10 less. The 4 stage has a DI resin filter and will bring pom down to about 1-2ppm which you dont get much better than.

 
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So those bags are a waste unless you seal your room? Alot of people gave the co2 bags really good reviews for some of them, so they could not hurt. But, sealing the room sounds difficult because it needs ventilation. Otherwise it would be sealed.
That my point… in order to run seals you must have heating , cooling, humidification, dehumidification, co2 and all the controllers to run them at certain set points… lol like i said dont even look it up
 
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Does it have to go into each tank? How does this work with a hydroponics system? I was just trying to find an answer to how reverse osmosis works with hydroponics.
 
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Does it have to go into each tank? How does this work with a hydroponics system? I was just trying to find an answer to how reverse osmosis works with hydroponics.
Ill find you a video. You just connect it to your sink faucet. It comes with the adapter. Its a slow process so i used to just throw a 5 gal in the tub and go watch tv for 25-30 min then come back lol. Then just put a lid on it and use as needed
 
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Ill find you a video. You just connect it to your sink faucet. It comes with the adapter. Its a slow process so i used to just throw a 5 gal in the tub and go watch tv for 25-30 min then come back lol. Then just put a lid on it and use as needed
Oh, don't worry about that, I see how it works now.
 
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I put mine under the sink. But you can out it anywhere.

 

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