Originally Posted by ReikoX
Here is one for you, use a turkey baster to suck up runoff from hard to reach saucers.
I have eliminated the need for saucers - I build tables using plywood and black and white plastic -
I make them 3x3.5 each (fits may space). Get a peice of plywood and make the sides with 2x2s. I think cut an opening at one end about 1"x8" for the water to run off of. then I line it with plastic - staple first layer and then Original Glue the second layer. Then I put 18" legs on it and tilt it so the runoff drain those the slot I put at the one end.
I will try and get a picture because I don't think that was the greatest explanation, but now I never have to worry about saucers and since I only grow plants like 2-2.5 feet and I use cool tunes I have lots of room to still raise lights as they grow.
This makes flushing so much easier - I just have a small tote or I used car litter boxes to catch the runoff, these tables are going to be perfect for my dtw coco setup, I am thinking about building like an Eve-trough so that all 3 tables drain into the eve-trough and goes into a 20gal tore then I can just pump it out when it's filled up.
Easy peasy - what is everyone else using for dtw set ups? I have another regular 4x4 flood and drain table that I am converting - I would assume a lot of people use these for their dtw setups - but it's so much cheaper to just build your own tables.
On the other hand, if you have saucers - turkey Baster is a good idea for dealing with the runoff water.