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    Default Thoughts about O2Grow

    Well, I like to experiment but first I try and research stuff a bit first, I stumbled on a company called O2Grow and I thought 'Snake Oil', after reading up a bit and visiting their site I was kinda impressed, but as usual the 'inventor' in me took over.
    They actually put their Patent numbers on their site, so I had a peek.
    Well, the upshot is their unit is really simple BUT that isn't reflected in the price and ebay is even more expensive, go figure on that.
    Anyway I digress, they use Electrolysis to 'Split' water into Oxygen and Hydrogen, they have some good vids on there as well.
    So no Pump, No Airstone and a silent 'Stealthy unit that you only run for three hours a day to 'Saturate' your Nutes with about 50% MORE Oxygen than an Airstone, that's their claim BTW.
    The unit is incredibly simple in construction and Voltages, Current consumption and the Critical emitter spacing are all in there!
    I have most of the stuff except the stainless steel mesh for the emitter, it looks a great project for me, but what do you guys think?
    Watch their videos and either buy or build one, I think it's really worth a punt. Techead

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    Electrolysis will split the water molecules and yield Hydrogen and Oxygen.

    Just FYI both gases are extremely flammable.

    Also the amount of the gases given off from electrolysis will depend on how much power is put into the process.

    Then there is the issue of extraction that pulls air as well as any pricey enrichment OUT of the tent. So unless you are using a closed loop system, just IMHO you'd be pumping out of your tent very expensive air.
    Fight for your health.

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    Oxygen isn't Flammable on it's own, it's classified as an Accelerator.
    I always charge Batteries in a ventilated area as they give off the same.
    Hydrogen IS Flammable albeit in the presence of an Accelerator.
    The original 'Claims' of O2's method states the Oxygen being produced has bubbles that cannot break the surface tension of the water as they are tiny.
    But the Hydrogen bubbles are larger and just float away, they claim this isn't a problem and is not dangerous, jury's out on that but with large volumes it sure as hell is!
    They use 12v at 1amp, which I don't get, I think the amperage is way too low?
    Techead

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    its the bubbles breaking the surface tension which creates dissolved oxygem.
    they are snake oil,expensive snake oil at that.
    if they were some remarkably effective super oxygenator, everyone would be using them.----they arent

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