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    What should i use under my cloth pot and in-between my catch tray?

    I use 3 and 5 gallon cloth pot's Soil Grower..Growing Auto's.. I just had some OVER watering. The water built up in between the bottom of my cloth pots and my green heavy duty catch trays. I may have skimped a bit on the perlite this grow and the water ran off the side quicker than normal. Then the standing water built up and caused a small lock-out and stunted the plants. I put small dowel rods across the green catch trays now the plants have a 2 .5 inch air gap. what do you use to keep this from happening. I am Getting old and I don't wanna pull the plants out every 3-5 days---,water--- then return to the trays. hydro rocks? plant stands? 1.5 inch pvc pieces? small dowel rods on top or the trays?
    You don’t have to be better than everybody else. You should strive to be better than you ever thought you could be.------Todd Y. 1986

    #2
    I use grates from a discarded bbq - side burner on a bbq has a nice riser that one uses to put cook pots on, picks right up.
    ​​​​​​3 X 3 gorilla. Promix soil . Green Planet Nutes
    Optic 4 - 415w COB 18/6
    Vortex in-line 6" fan

    Solo cup participant - Sister Glue

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      #3
      I use Sterilite totes with refrigerator racks, both available at HD or Lowes.
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        #4
        I dont use catch trays. I move my plants to the bathtub and water in the bathtub. Then i let them drain for 5 min then put back in the tent. If you dont have a setup where you can move the plants around freely then my method wont work obviously. If you cant move the plants, why dont you dump the trey when it gets full? I would never leave my pots sitting in water..well unless im bottom watering my non-cannabis plants.
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        • boone
          boone commented
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          That's what I did my last 4 grows but I can not do it atm. I Broke my left hand my left pinky and right big toe. I had a night terror and was fighting while sleep walking in my shower. I had a violent past sometimes I sleep fight...really scare's everyone when I do it in the middle of the night.

        • Tersky
          Tersky commented
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          damn dude. Well that sucks! Sorry to hear that. That would make moving things difficult. Have you looked into a water transfer pump? you could use it to siphon runoff out of the trays. Found this link on the website https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...5932adf6b1b645

        #5
        I use pot elevators....they work well and come in different sizes too.

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        5x5 Gorilla Tent
        1000 watt Phantom ballast and Sun System Blockbuster air-cooled hood
        2x24 watt Solarstorm UVB lamps
        FFOF Soil grower, Nectar for the Gods nutes, 5G Warrior pots

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          #6
          ^^ these are the hi-tech options.
          I just use a single layer of pebbles/hydroton in the tray. That keeps the bottom of the bag out of the solution.
          WHAT???
          5x5 grow space
          900w of Vero's and F-strips
          4-17gal totes self-made UC system.

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          • Farmall
            Farmall commented
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            Saw those pictures either you posted or S62 and its really a good simple idea

          #7
          This is from s62 grow journal.

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            #8
            Originally posted by Walty View Post
            I use pot elevators....they work well and come in different sizes too.
            +1 on the pot elevators.

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              #9
              In my small 2x2x4 tent, I use one of the grills, out of my stove,
              Cfls for a week or two
              315lec for everything else
              Dug up Ms.topsoil, with perlite added
              36x36x63 inch tent.
              6inch - exaust - intake fans an scrubber
              Smart pots
              Molasses
              Autoflowers

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                #10
                Any big box store has a vast array of wire closet shelving, you can find whatever size you need, or customize with a hacksaw.

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                  #11
                  This is what I use
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                  4x2x6 for veg to flower
                  viparspectra v450 + parfactworks ra1000 ( combined 315 watss actual)
                  4x2x5 for germination and drying + El cheapo LEDs
                  You never know when you might need a little C4

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                  • s62
                    s62 commented
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                    That’s awesome! I love seeing creative solutions.

                  #12
                  boone, Indica tincture 2hrs. before bedtime. No more night terror or sleep fighting. At least for me (PTSD)

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                    #13
                    https://squarefarmer.com/ these are what I use.

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                      #14
                      A few plastic chopsticks, laid like #.
                      Nothing is foolproof for the sufficiently talented fool.

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                      • boone
                        boone commented
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                        ive done this too 4 of my ladies. I used dowel rods. Same size as chop sticks.

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