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Old 05-21-2020, 09:11 AM
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Newbie here and about to do my 1st repotting & transition to semi-hydroponic using LECA. Looking for clear plastic containers that I can drill holes near, not on, the bottom. Any source you can recommend? Prefer not ugly jars with screw tops if possible.

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Quart and gallon food container

Commonly referred to as Chinese take out containers

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For glass, dollar tree votive vases and vases from thrift store
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If you want to dish out a few more dollars, try searching for a pack of clear plastic vases

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If you want to dish out a few more dollars, try searching for a pack of clear plastic vases
Actually, I looked at those but thought 3.4" would be too narrow. Am I wrong?
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Dollar Stores are a great source for various sizes and shapes. Also juice containers with the tops cut off. Deli dept. at your grocery store. Goodwill or other thrift shops when they open up.
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Any plastic container will do and it does not have to be clear. I have used deli containers, food storage, small trash cans, disposable cups and glasses, even styrofoam coolers.

I recently bought a bunch of thick white buckets from ULINE - the quart size is about 5" diameter and the gallon is a fine 8" pot - I simply removed the handle.
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Thanks folks

Right now I'm leaning towards these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W9JJ8B5...v_ov_lig_dp_it

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Are you thinking that you will just use the outside part of the set? The self-watering pots are not really the same as Semi-Hydro.
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Are you thinking that you will just use the outside part of the set? The self-watering pots are not really the same as Semi-Hydro.
Actually, just the outer part looks perfect even though I hate buying something to only use part of it. I'm really looking for a 5" or so clear plastic or maybe glass container. I'll need at-least 5 of them.

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I recently bought a bunch of thick white buckets from ULINE - the quart size is about 5" diameter and the gallon is a fine 8" pot - I simply removed the handle.
Thanks, the quart size looks close. I was hoping for clear but the price is hard to ignore.
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If you like ice cream, you could use clear ice cream pots for this purpose for "free" kinda lol



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Sorry to spam the thread, but there's also clear pots with holes in them on amazon, if you don't want to bother with drilling

https://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Baske...-search&sr=8-2
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