The Easy Way to Maintain Perfect CO2 Levels
The Pro-Leaf Controller makes optimising carbon dioxide levels as simple as possible. Just plug it into a power socket and plug your CO2 source (either a burner or bottle) into the Pro-Leaf. You can then monitor CO2 concentrations and automatically maintain optimal levels. With a built-in light sensor, the Pro-Leaf will even stop dosing during dark periods. This is a highly impressive piece of kit that will help you to push your yields to the next level.
How the Pro-Leaf CO2 Controller Works
Photosynthesis is the process where plants use light energy from your grow lamp (or the sun) to take carbon dioxide and break it down into carbon and oxygen. The carbon is then used to manufacture essential plant sugars and the oxygen is released as a by-product. To achieve the best results, the bulk of growers' efforts should be channelled towards ensuring that plants photosynthesise as effectively as possible. The first thing to do is to ensure that environmental conditions are optimal, with moisture and temperature levels that allow leaf stomata to remain open. Once your environment is nailed down, you can push things to the next level by increasing the CO2 content of the air. Typical levels are around 360ppm, but plants can handle at least three times that level before they become vulnerable to toxicity. With more CO2 to hand, plants are able to produce more sugars, which speeds up overall growth rates, causing fruits to swell up in size. It comes as no surprise, then, that CO2 supplementation is used extensively in the professional horticultural industry.
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The Pro-Leaf CO2 Controller and Sensor represent one of the simplest ways to maintain perfect CO2 levels at all times. In the past, CO2 dosers effectively guessed how much CO2 to add based around the dimensions of your room. The Pro-Leaf, however, gathers CO2 concentration data using a sensor, which then allows it to dose accurately based on real-time conditions. All you need to do is hang up the sensor, plug the controller into a wall socket and plug your CO2 source into the controller. Then choose your settings and you're away... The Pro-Leaf can handle both bottle / regulator set-ups and gas-powered CO2 generators.