Mushroom bag co2 for tent ?

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I have been reading about placing mushroom bag with a vent for xtra co2 ,my tent is 1.5 meters x 3.0 meters 2.2 meters high ,
i have vents half open for passive air ,I have a temperature speed controller on my exhaust fan ,it runs at 20 % most of time ,
would co2 be a waste of time as it isn’t a closed loop ?thanks for help just learning .
 
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You will need to size your bags to produce enough CO2 to raise the level not just in the grow space, but also the lung room.

Running CO2 - I think the only efficient way is in a sealed grow space.

That said, they do produce CO2. So maybe if you sealed things up, but then you have temp and RH issues most likely. That's worse than low CO2 IMO.
 
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You will need to size your bags to produce enough CO2 to raise the level not just in the grow space, but also the lung room.

Running CO2 - I think the only efficient way is in a sealed grow space.

That said, they do produce CO2. So maybe if you sealed things up, but then you have temp and RH issues most likely. That's worse than low CO2 IMO.
I have my tent in a double garage,it has Whirley birds on roof to get rid of extracted air ,would I have to get enough bags to do the whole garage ?it isn’t completely sealed ,all could I put xtra bags in tent as it isn’t sealed to make up for lost co 2 ,it couldn’t do any harm do u think ? Thanks for help.
 
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I have my tent in a double garage,it has Whirley birds on roof to get rid of extracted air ,would I have to get enough bags to do the whole garage ?it isn’t completely sealed ,all could I put xtra bags in tent as it isn’t sealed to make up for lost co 2 ,it couldn’t do any harm do u think ? Thanks for help.
U said my rh and temperature are more important I have a ultrasonic humidifier that is hooked up to a pump and 30 litre bucket that I top up daily it holds the humidity at 70 rh as plants are only 3 weeks in large tent and temperature is around 28 cel during day and average 16deg at night , I have 3 x 600 hps lights it is middle of winter ,summer may be a different story ,I have a 2.5 kilowatt ac that may run a bit in summer ,i have a 50 litre a day dehumidifier when I want lower rh ,I think for now I may just hold of on the co2 and give it a go when I am a bit more experienced.thanks for info.
 
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Ok, to take a step back and look at the big picture:

First, CO2 only helps if the rest of your grow is dialed in to use it properly. If it is not (lighting, atmosphere, grow techniques, etc) you will be wasting time / money.

If your grow space requires constant air changes to maintain environment, CO2 is not for you.

If you do not have a sealed room, CO2 is not for you.

Should you decide to go ahead and add the necessary equipment and seal up the room, at that point I would just go for a tank of CO2, not a bag.



Think of CO2 as adding NOS to a car. You would not put NOS on a car that was not already fast and built to handle the added HP. Same with CO2.
 
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I have been reading about placing mushroom bag with a vent for xtra co2 ,my tent is 1.5 meters x 3.0 meters 2.2 meters high ,
i have vents half open for passive air ,I have a temperature speed controller on my exhaust fan ,it runs at 20 % most of time ,
would co2 be a waste of time as it isn’t a closed loop ?thanks for help just learning .
Someone told me quite a few years ago that indoor growers used to use a drip system of vinegar into baking soda for co2 supplementation. Seems like that could be economical if it works. Anyone familiar?
 
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Ok, to take a step back and look at the big picture:

First, CO2 only helps if the rest of your grow is dialed in to use it properly. If it is not (lighting, atmosphere, grow techniques, etc) you will be wasting time / money.

If your grow space requires constant air changes to maintain environment, CO2 is not for you.

If you do not have a sealed room, CO2 is not for you.

Should you decide to go ahead and add the necessary equipment and seal up the room, at that point I would just go for a tank of CO2, not a bag.



Think of CO2 as adding NOS to a car. You would not put NOS on a car that was not already fast and built to handle the added HP. Same with CO2.
Yeah co2 is only for veterans that cant get anymore out of there plants and have reached there limit and want to push them more..
 
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Someone told me quite a few years ago that indoor growers used to use a drip system of vinegar into baking soda for co2 supplementation. Seems like that could be economical if it works. Anyone familiar?
Yeast and sugar?
And a co2 generator
 
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