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    Could i use this setup?

    Just bought this little tote and want to make a dwc. Its 15L and the dimensions are: 16 3/4"L×11 7/8"W×7"H. I also have 10 3" net pots. Im going to paint the outside of it so there's no light going to the roots. But just wanting to be able to start more than 1 plant at a time. So what do you think?
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    “Pounds of weed. Sour D. That medical for my allergies.” - Juicy J

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    Sweet Tooth Autos (4)
    192w t5 (veg) 400w HPS (flwr) 24/0hr
    3 Gal Smart Pots
    FoxFarm Trio
    +Open Sesame
    +Cha-Chang
    +CaliMagic

    First grow:

    150w hps hydro grow (DIY)

    Current Grow:

    (1) new420guy Black Domina and P98 Bubba Kush
    192w t5
    Rapid Rooter/Jiffy-Pot/5 Gal Smart Pot
    FF BushDoctor Coco-Loco
    FF Nutrient Trio + CaliMagic

    #2
    What resin number is stamped into that plastic? My concern would be leaching. You need food grade quality plastic to avoid such issues.

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    • Juicyj89
      Juicyj89 commented
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      Hey thanks for letting me know that. It is a 5 tho so its food grade. But is the size and having 4 pots in there good?

    #3
    The size is ok for 4 smaller plants. If you want them to be large trees, you will need a larger container.
    just remember: larger roots = more fruits.
    4x4 600w HID empty for summer
    3x3 400w HID with Bruce Banner and Skywalker Kush
    2x2 65w Quantum Board LED with 4 mother strains
    running all simultaneously for a perpetual harvests.
    https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...hash-adventure

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      #4
      So whats a smaller plant in your opinion?
      “Pounds of weed. Sour D. That medical for my allergies.” - Juicy J

      Second Grow:

      Sweet Tooth Autos (4)
      192w t5 (veg) 400w HPS (flwr) 24/0hr
      3 Gal Smart Pots
      FoxFarm Trio
      +Open Sesame
      +Cha-Chang
      +CaliMagic

      First grow:

      150w hps hydro grow (DIY)

      Current Grow:

      (1) new420guy Black Domina and P98 Bubba Kush
      192w t5
      Rapid Rooter/Jiffy-Pot/5 Gal Smart Pot
      FF BushDoctor Coco-Loco
      FF Nutrient Trio + CaliMagic

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      • Toker1
        Toker1 commented
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        So I’m guessing that will hold 3 gal when it’s 1/2way full. I grow 1 plant about 3 feet tall by 2 ft. x 2 ft. (l x w) in the same amount gallons using DWC. Depending on how much that basin will hold when you have those net pots in there. I would estimate 4 plants, each one being1 foot tall by .5 ft. x .5 ft. Mind this is a very rough estimate and you will have to dial in your set up. Plant height and width should be based on your light size for max yields.
        The real question is how big are your lights, and how do you plan on keeping that small amount of water from heating up?

      #5
      Be careful with that plastic. I’ve seen a lot of clear containers like that where they shatter under stress (not in hydro setups, just when being used as intended). The Rubbermaid tubs would stretch due to the composition of plastics.

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      • gold01ca
        gold01ca commented
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        And I've seen them crumble to pieces when exposed to sunlight, ozone, temp. variation etc. over just a short period of time. just sayin'

      • Toker1
        Toker1 commented
        Editing a comment
        That’s a really good point. They are not designed to be top loaded.

      #6
      Well maybe i can construct some kind of brace or support. Idk. But thanks for the tips!
      “Pounds of weed. Sour D. That medical for my allergies.” - Juicy J

      Second Grow:

      Sweet Tooth Autos (4)
      192w t5 (veg) 400w HPS (flwr) 24/0hr
      3 Gal Smart Pots
      FoxFarm Trio
      +Open Sesame
      +Cha-Chang
      +CaliMagic

      First grow:

      150w hps hydro grow (DIY)

      Current Grow:

      (1) new420guy Black Domina and P98 Bubba Kush
      192w t5
      Rapid Rooter/Jiffy-Pot/5 Gal Smart Pot
      FF BushDoctor Coco-Loco
      FF Nutrient Trio + CaliMagic

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      • Toker1
        Toker1 commented
        Editing a comment
        I don’t think it will need it... just keep them small and start thinking about 5 gallon black buckets with bucket top net pods next grow. ;-)

      #7
      Well that's actually what im using in my current grow
      “Pounds of weed. Sour D. That medical for my allergies.” - Juicy J

      Second Grow:

      Sweet Tooth Autos (4)
      192w t5 (veg) 400w HPS (flwr) 24/0hr
      3 Gal Smart Pots
      FoxFarm Trio
      +Open Sesame
      +Cha-Chang
      +CaliMagic

      First grow:

      150w hps hydro grow (DIY)

      Current Grow:

      (1) new420guy Black Domina and P98 Bubba Kush
      192w t5
      Rapid Rooter/Jiffy-Pot/5 Gal Smart Pot
      FF BushDoctor Coco-Loco
      FF Nutrient Trio + CaliMagic

      Comment


      • Toker1
        Toker1 commented
        Editing a comment
        Hmmm. Why the down grade to a smaller container? Those 5 gal buckets can hold more roots and larger plants.

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