The Best CO2 Systems for Grow Tents
January 19, 2022
Plants require carbon dioxide (CO2) to thrive and survive. When growing outside or in the wild, plants have access to all the CO2 they need. Plants grown indoors in a grow tent or grow room can take advantage of the optimal temperature and CO2 conditions provided by CO2 systems to provide a more profitable return.
Why Should I Add a CO2 Setup to My Grow Room?
Utilizing a CO2 system in your grow tent has two main advantages: a larger yield and faster growth. By providing adequate carbon dioxide to your grow room through a CO2 regulator system, you ensure that your plants have the energy they need as CO2 increases the moisture content inside your grow tent. These conditions create more resilient plants as, when properly maintained, they won’t dry out as quickly.
Many growers find that they can harvest up to 30% more yield at increased speeds after introducing a CO2 controller to their operations.
Is My Grow Tent Ready for CO2?
You want to make sure your grow tent is optimized before introducing CO2. For instance, an important factor to consider is what kind of grow lights are present in your grow room. CO2 has the highest impact when paired with high-intensity grow lights, like HIDs, LEDs, or CMHs. If you’re using a weaker light, plants won’t benefit as their growth potential is already limited.
Once you have created an environment where CO2 will benefit your plants, it’s extremely easy to introduce the gas to your grow tent by installing a CO2 regulator system.
CO2 Systems for Grow Rooms & Grow Tents
CO2 systems for grow rooms supplement plant growth by creating stable conditions. Plants love consistency: consistent light, consistent nutrients, and consistent CO2. CO2 regulators for grow rooms ensure a consistent environment and remove some of the opportunity for human error in your grow operation by implementing automatic processes.
But, while CO2 does create great growing conditions, you want to be careful—too much CO2 can create toxic environments and result in stringy, leggy plants with lower yields. It’s best to keep your CO2 levels between 1200 and 1500 parts per million (PPM) for optimal growth, though the exact level will vary depending on your plant, grow room, and other factors.
How Do CO2 Controllers for Grow Rooms Work?
CO2 controllers monitor the concentration of carbon dioxide present in your grow tent. When the levels get too high, the regulator will switch off and allow the amount of CO2 to return to optimal levels. When the CO2 is no longer concentrated, the CO2 system will turn on once more.
One drawback to CO2 regulators for grow rooms is that you must make sure that the carbon dioxide tanks are full. Someone must be present to replace depleted canisters with fresh full ones. This issue can be eliminated by installing an automatic changeover valve to keep your plants well fed without requiring you to constantly switch out empty carbon dioxide tanks.
Automatic Gas Cylinder Switchover Systems for Grow Tents
Assurance Valve’s Eliminator CO2 switchover system is a one-of-a-kind automatic gas solution for any grow room. This cost-effective automatic cylinder switching unit can be installed with any existing CO2 regulator or controller system for grow tents. It is a straightforward auto CO2 regulator with many features, including:
- Automatic canister changeovers
- Always on to ensure stable conditions
- Maintains consistent CO2 service
- Maximizes yields
- And many others!
Besides these advantages, the Eliminator is easily configured to your individual grow room’s specifications. Whether you need a 2-, 4-, 6-, or 8-cylinder system, or something unique, we have a changeover valve for you. The non-electric Eliminator switchover system for grow rooms is easy to install, maintain, and set up.
Expert Advice on Automatic CO2 Setups for Grow Rooms
For decades, Assurance Valve has provided automatic CO2 system solutions for grow rooms, restaurants, craft breweries, and more! When you choose the Eliminator, you can rest assured that your gas will not run out. We believe in our product so much that every purchase comes with a 20-year warranty on your CO2 automatic gas controller.
Want to learn more about how Assurance Valve can help your CO2 system for your grow tent? Contact us today! Our automatic gas switchover experts will help you find the best CO2 setup for your grow room.