Water tight container for aero cloner

Discussion in 'Aerogardeners' started by firsttimeARE, Aug 18, 2017.

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    firsttimeARE

    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    Need a good tote for a aero cloner.

    Currently using snap tight 5 gal buckets and lids, but can only fit 6 good sized,clones.

    Ive tried totes and they just leak at the edges.
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    Really ? I used a 1.5" hole and cut according sized inserts from a kneeling pad. my lid has 32 sites.
     
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    firsttimeARE

    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    I was able to fit 12 2" netcups as thats what I have but 12 are too clustered.

    I cut big clones
     
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    CB7guy

    CB7guy Well-Known Member

    stink bud has been using coolers,, they are little pricey upfront new, but water tight lightproof, and insulated
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    A 5 gallon bucket dude....
     
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    Falcon23

    Falcon23 New Member

    Fwiw I played around earlier tonight and actually sealed some basic material I had with dripping candle wax. Didn't hold as tight as a stitch but interesting experiment none the less.
     
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    BleedsGreen

    BleedsGreen Well-Known Member

    cooler, buy a cheap one, no leaks.
     
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    BobBitchen

    BobBitchen Well-Known Member

    Get a clone king off Amazon , under $100, total unit, no leaks. They work great, lotsa growers here using them
     
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    GoatSoup

    GoatSoup Active Member

    I asked the same question and RIU says, the HDX totes from Home Depot ( ones with the yellow lids) seal pretty well. The trick with Rubber Maid totes is to keep you sprayers below the lip and spray the roots not the lid.
     
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    Hydrowannabe

    Hydrowannabe Well-Known Member

    I just made this aero cloner today out of a 27 gal tote. I forget the brand,..but I’m sure you’ve either used them yourself or have seen them bc everyone uses them for projects like this. It does seem to leak a very tiny bit around the seams after running it for 5 min. I realize I probably have too heavy duty of a pump for one thing (it wasn’t the pumps original purpose). Otherwise, it works beautifully. How do people avoid this leak problem. There has to be something to put around the seams,..like flex seal or something. I realize I’m sort of asking my own question, but I think it will help with your question. I might make a separate post bc I have a few similar questions
     

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    Hydrowannabe

    Hydrowannabe Well-Known Member

    ^^^HDX, that’s it. Yea, from home depot
     
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    Hydrowannabe

    Hydrowannabe Well-Known Member

    Well, I’m pretty sure my issue is that my pump pumps to much water, even adjusted low. On the lowest setting, it still hits the lid. But not aggressively,..more misty-ish ha
     
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    GoatSoup

    GoatSoup Active Member

    I've seen recommend the foam weather proofing tape ~ 3/8" w by 1/4" thick around the top of the tub. That is what I'm going to try this time.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Did you try the silicone weather strip?
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Not open cell foam only closed cell as it will wick water out.


    The best is silicone weatherstripping
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    I posted my set up before if you need another pic let me know mine DOES NOT drip
     
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    Hydrowannabe

    Hydrowannabe Well-Known Member

    I’d like to see that pic. I don’t think I saw yours.
     
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