07-29-2005, 04:35 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, Ohio
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Originally Posted by rgrycki
1)The HOB is causing excessive off-gassing.
2)My reactor isn't efficient enough and needs to be adjusted somehow to perform better.
3)Since going to EI regimen CO2 absorption has been boosted and it is beyond my capacity to keep more than 10 ppm CO2 dissolved using DIY methods.
I would say a combination of all three items is causing your low CO2 levels. I would, however, contribute it to the EI methods giving your plants more of what they need to grow causing them to use more CO2. Did you just start EI or have you been doing it for longer than a couple of weeks?
Why not just hook up another DIY bottle of CO2? A simple "T" connector and a bit more airline tubing would be all that is needed. You would then be able to change one 2L bottle out each week with a fresh DIY CO2 canister and hopefully have more CO2 production. It should also keep your levels more consistent.