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Old 01-14-2018, 03:26 AM #11
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I use air pots which have holes all over and I cover them with pantyhose.
Sexy! I use 5 gal fabric pots (root pouches) for flowering. I veg in 3L air pots for easy transplants & mah-vellous root balls-

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I haven't had gnats get going well enough in veg to notice 'em. When I see more than a few on the fly strip during flower a dose of gnatrol whups 'em hard.
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use panty hose on my table drain, use it for my intake, damn useful stuff.
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use panty hose on my table drain, use it for my intake, damn useful stuff.
That isn’t a bad idea either lol I’m gonna look so goofy buying all of these panty hose
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:37 AM #14
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Sexy! I use 5 gal fabric pots (root pouches) for flowering. I veg in 3L air pots for easy transplants & mah-vellous root balls-

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I haven't had gnats get going well enough in veg to notice 'em. When I see more than a few on the fly strip during flower a dose of gnatrol whups 'em hard.
Yea I was maybe thinking about trying those plastic bag pots
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Yea I was maybe thinking about trying those plastic bag pots
We're getting off topic, but both air pots & fabric pots prevent root circling & promote soil aeration. Solid wall pots of any kind don't do that. They also use somewhat more water. It's hard to overstate how well they work.
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We're getting off topic, but both air pots & fabric pots prevent root circling & promote soil aeration. Solid wall pots of any kind don't do that. They also use somewhat more water. It's hard to overstate how well they work.
Have you ever used the plastic bag pots?
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Have you ever used the plastic bag pots?
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We're getting off topic, but both air pots & fabric pots prevent root circling & promote soil aeration. Solid wall pots of any kind don't do that. They also use somewhat more water. It's hard to overstate how well they work.
I agree. I haven’t seen to many problems with root circling in coco, seems like you could really never get them rootbound. Fabric pots are great but a real pain if you try to take them out to transplant. Which one seems like it uses more water?
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I agree. I haven’t seen to many problems with root circling in coco, seems like you could really never get them rootbound. Fabric pots are great but a real pain if you try to take them out to transplant. Which one seems like it uses more water?
Sorry I wasn't clear. Fabric pots & air pots use more water because there's more area for evaporation.

You're right that fabric pots aren't good for transplanting. Airpots, otoh, are absolutely terrific because they unwrap from the rootball. They're too pricey for me in larger sizes but the 2.8L size with the orange bottoms serves me extremely well for seedlings. When the plants are sexed & selected they get moved up to the 5 gal fabric pots to flower. That's in organic soil w/ blumats. Dunno what sizes apply to hydro in coco- smaller, I suspect.

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I use polyester pillow stuffing in drain holes keeps gnats out coco in.I also use e-z wet se by more grow. it kills gnats @ larvae on contact made from sugar soap safe and organic
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