Trays for drain to waste

Hook Daddy

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If you have a tractor supply around you can check out the floor trays for dog kennels and stuff, they also have the boot trays. I haven’t used them personally but know a couple people that do use them.
 
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TCH

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If you have a tractor supply around you can check out the floor trays for dog kennels and stuff, they also have the boot trays. I haven’t used them personally but know a couple people that do use them.
I ran these in my tents this grow just as overflow protection. Great for inexpensive catch trays, sucky for drain trays. They have raised humps for reinforcement effectively making 1 tray with 6 or 8 little compartments so it's hard to get all the water out of them.
 

shnkrmn

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Dog kennel trays that I looked at were flimsy and brittle in comparison although no doubt cheaper and not quite the right size, plus having 2 trays makes it easy to fit my irrigation riser and manifold between them.
 

Nizza

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Are you actually flooding the trays or just using then for drain to waste runoff?

I bought tables and trays for my dtw coco but wish I had gotten these I would have saved a ton of vertical space

 

Drop That Sound

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You can probably use a heat gun and form channels in the bottom of those plastic boot pans for better drainage. For example, you set it over 2 sheets of plywood on the ground, with a gap between the middle of them, maybe 3/4" apart. Then heat that area back and forth from above slowly (don't melt it, lol), and then press a piece of 1/2 tubing\rod of some sort down into it, to create grooves for the water to flow. You could even lead the channels down to a bilge like area for the drain bulkheads/risers. Push a bigger block down into one of the ends\corners to form it, being careful to keep it nice and flat.
 

shnkrmn

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There are 15 longitudinal ribs in each tray, all the water drains perfectly because I shimmed it that way and the plants are sitting on thick drain mats in the tray, no need for any McGyvering other than drilling a hole for the bulkhead fitting.
 

gr865

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I am looking for different options for trays in a drain to waste setup. Botanicare seems to be the main one that pops up, but finding online without $150+ freight shipping seems to be tough. I don't have a consistent place for one locally, although I will be checking a hydro shop a few towns over.

I'd like something that fits in a 4x4 tent. It doesn't have to be 48x48. Could be a little smaller if need be. I don't necessarily have to have the channeled bottom, but it would be nice to have at least some slope to concentrate the waste to one side or corner. I have no issue running pots on risers if it's a flat bottom with no channels. What is out there that fits the bill?
Where you located I have a 4x4 tray I am not using anymore!
 
I just purchased 8 of these for a 4 x 8 tent. Had to purchase the barbed fittings, clamps, pump and 50 feet of vinyl hose separately.

https://www.thebucketcompany.com/products/22-inch-ez-pz-runoff-drain-tray

I will make 2 rows of 4 and connect them to a 3 pronged Y fitting at the end of the run. Then a single hose outside the tent to the tank/pump. Then to the drain.
The whole deal is a bit on the expensive side. The shipping cost for all of it was almost $120. They got me there and I wasn't happy about it but I will call them on my next order and ask about more shipping options.
 
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teddyearp

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I bought a couple of low sided storage totes. Sterilite or something. About 18"w x 40"l x 5" tall with one of those fittings shown earlier to drain into another 5 gal reservoir. About $30/pr + fittings. One is big enough for each tent, my flower is a 4x4 and they need the space above much more than the tray below.
 

Star Dog

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In the uk Garland supplies most sizes of tray we'd use, idk about in the USA but if you google Garland trays you might be lucky, they're great quality at a reasonable cost.
 

DCcan

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The Active Aqua Low Rise flood tables fit almost perfectly inside of tents, just had to heat up the corners and re form them.
The hi rise tables block the intake vent unless it's on a stand or trimmed.
They are much cheaper at hydro stores than online.


4' x 4'
  • Inside Dimensions (ID): 46 1/4" x 46 1/4" x 3 1/8"
  • Outside Dimensions (OD): 48" x 48" x 3 3/4"
  • Volume: 28 Gallons
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