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I have been thinking about this lately and lots of holes in the bottom of a pot or sides is often a bad idea 

you water the plant it runs down the sides and often some of the root mass is still dry.

if you have a raised large single 2"hole in the centre  bottom of the pot 1" high.

when you water the plant it alway goes down the sides, so it would fill the bottom edge of the pot 1" high and the root mass will pull all the water up over the next 20 minutes (with good soil)

all the root mass will be wet,  no more dry hot spots.

if you away use a larger pot than you need your plants are not getting any problem like rootbound.

could even have a pump and water the plants with a tube under the pot as it would reduce gnats/bugs that live in the top soil and encourage the roots to fill the pot 

top of the pots could be covered in sand 

when the rootmas has a really good soak the plants love it and you have to water less often 

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Topic starter Posted : September 30, 2020 5:17 pm
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I like the square pots , wrap cling film ,or seran wrap in us?round them upside down and fill up to the holes on the side with perlite , then my substrate , whip off the wrap, I am in a tent so every cm counts ,also autos so straight in a 12L pot , for life ,also running coco , we all got variables Thumbs Up  

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Posted : September 30, 2020 5:32 pm
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Posted by: @woolieback

I like the square pots , wrap cling film ,or seran wrap in us?round them upside down and fill up to the holes on the side with perlite , then my substrate , whip off the wrap, I am in a tent so every cm counts ,also autos so straight in a 12L pot , for life ,also running coco , we all got variables Thumbs Up  

 "every cm in a tent" do you use the tall skinny pots ?

and perlight in the bottom inch of the pot would be perfect with the raise hole/drainage 

 

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Topic starter Posted : September 30, 2020 5:44 pm
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@jacks_farm yea prohibition land pal , got hide the gubbins out of sight ,i got them when I was in a 60x60 ,so 4 and it was crammed , learned a lesson or 2 on that run lol ,the other lesson was a 600w hps probably wasn't the right choice LoL  

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Posted : September 30, 2020 5:51 pm
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Posted by: @woolieback

@jacks_farm yea prohibition land pal , got hide the gubbins out of sight ,i got them when I was in a 60x60 ,so 4 and it was crammed , learned a lesson or 2 on that run lol ,the other lesson was a 600w hps probably wasn't the right choice LoL  

  Twisted   a 600w in 60x60 tent.

That's an insane amount of light/heat Eek in a small room, never gone less than 600w in a 60 x 1m and that gave me a massive harvest 

how did it work out and where did the filter/fans go?  Hmm  

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Topic starter Posted : September 30, 2020 6:10 pm
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@woolieback someone on insta was asking about your square pots. Do you have any information on those that I can share?

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Posted : September 30, 2020 6:21 pm
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Well yea 🤣  but In my defence I am from a farming background cows n sh1t ,spuds ,crop rotation , so i had to tone down the farmer 😝  and if im honest was around a dozen lessons ,and loads of hay like buds Thumbs Up  

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Posted : September 30, 2020 6:24 pm
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@monkeydo the brand name is married to Fred flinstone lol so are the trays , real good quality but pricey , I may be right in thinking they are for a unit , a flintstone unit Thumbs Up  

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