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    3x3 tent vs 2x4?

    I have a 3x3x72" tall tent now. I kinda wish I'd have got a 2x4 so I could more easily put 3 or more plants across (instead 2 rows of plants (front to back).

    I don't know how I could manage the run-off water with plants in the second row? (I don't have enough room to open another flap on the side or back - plus, that seems like a pain in the ass.)

    I guess I could buy a small wet/dry vac to remove water from the second row, but I hate to spend any more money. If my wife ever finds out how much I've spent already, it's gonna take some Strong medicine to settle her down...
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    I have a 2 x 4 tent and i take my plants out of the tent to water them. I set them on a wire rack in the bathtub with a container under to catch run off to check PH. The wife does not mind because the bathtub gets cleaned every watering!
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      You grow those plants good and proper Sled, you're gonna have plenty of strong medicine to calm her down with. Tell her you want a shop vac for x-mas.


      • Sledrock
        Sledrock commented
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        PRIMO Great idea, Primo!

      I have both a 3x3 and a 2x4, they both have pros and cons. I agree the back row in the 3x3 is a PITA to care for and my plants in the 2x4 are much easier to tend to. I’ve been running 4 plants in my 2x4 for Veg and then moving them to the 3x3 for flower. I flipped the 2x4 into flower this round and I’ve decided that it’s just not big enough to flower 4 plants, the extra square foot makes a huge difference. At one time I had 2-3x3’s and I thought a 2x4 would be better so I sold a 3x3 and bought my 2x4, I wish I hadn’t.
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        I have a 4x4x80 and 3x3x63 yes its a pain but I do as others have done until they get to large to fit through shower door into tub I then use a turkey baster with the bulb to suck it out squeeze into large cup. Yes I wash the tub after LOL I don't know why but for some reason I think of a small hose and siphon? like stealing gas from my car when I lived in town shit heads were also stealing my gas..
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        • OlderNOTwiser
          OlderNOTwiser commented
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          I second the turkey baster. My current grow still gets lifted out and trimmed (if needed), constraints adjusted, and watered. I grabbed a baster early on and tested it for practicality. I'm real close to needing it more regularly as the plants grow. Lifting 20 -40 pounds straight up isn't too difficult. Lifting it on your knees or squatting while extended forward is not too pleasant.

        Those are the reasons I went with organic living soil I just water no worries about run off, no ph check no none sense. Sure don’t miss those days. This is what they look like just leaving them alone to do they’re thing. 2 sativas I think. And for sure 2 indicas
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          In my 3x3 I used to raise the plants on stands and then catch the run off water in trays below. Easy to dump the trays out. Plants never sit in nasty koodie water. Lol
          Now I have them on a drip system, so no more run off.
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          • SoOrbudgal
            SoOrbudgal commented
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            I have those flimsy round clear plastic cost about $1 each those buggers are not meant to carry whilst nearly full off run off. Made that mistake once now I use a baster to suck out at least half before I lift it out of the tent. "koodie water" for sure LOL

          • Toker1
            Toker1 commented
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            I used to water using drums, pumps, and timers. Now I have drip lines tied into my grow room. It’s controlled by my house sprinkler system. Either or will work when you are away.
            So I feed nutes once per week by hand. Drip water the rest of the week. If I have to go out of town I skip a week of feeding and just water while I am gone. I feed right before I leave town and agin right when I return for a longer vacation.
            PH balances in my soil because my nutes are acidic and my water is basic. So a round of feeding combined with the water that comes from my tap, I actually end up with the perfect ph in the root zone.
            Last edited by Toker1; 12-13-2019, 05:07 PM.

          • Toker1
            Toker1 commented
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            For shorter vacations, you can always fill an empty wine bottle with water (you can ph adjust the water first if you want). Then stick it upside down, digging the mouth opening deep into the soil. When the soil dries, the water will slowly come out. As long as the soil is saturated, the water will remain inside the wine bottle. The longer you are gone, the more wine bottles you can add. Just don’t tip it over. Lol
            I wouldn’t suggest this for long term solution, but it will be fine for a small amount of time.

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