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would you use this for a monotub?


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#1 chrisnh

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:27 AM

if so, why. if not, why not?

$17 free shipping (over 25) at amazon. might be good for fitting in small spaces. 11" Height x 14.5" Width x 18" Length

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:29 AM

I wouldn't. I would get an all clear one. They are a lot cheaper at W**-***T too.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:31 AM

what's the advantage of all clear if you are going to have the sub in a bag or something to keep the light out?

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:35 AM

There isn't an advantage if you are going to be doing a sub and casing I suppose. If you ever wanted to do cakes though I think clear is better and you would already have the container. W**M**T has a TON of containers cheap. So does Target. I think the W****** place has more though. $17 seems a little pricey.

What are you planning to do with the monotub? Spawn to bulk sub and case?

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:43 AM

$17 seems a little pricey.


yes it does, espec for cakes. but was thinking more of dpoo without casing. i think with would last longer. have a few wally clear cheapos for cakes and they seem like they could break easily espec with a lotta poo in there over and over again. btw, having never done a monotub before(only shotgun pf cakes). how exactly do you initiate pinning if you aren't changing temp/moisture or FAE?

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:49 AM

Light will trigger pinning. If you are going to go the Dpoo route then yeah, you will want something sturdier than a sterilite. The bigger sterilites are a little sturdier than the smaller ones. Rubbermaid would be thicker and sturdier than the cheapo ones. Also, I have seen the exact container you are talking about at the big Marts. If you live close to a big mart place you could at least look at all of the different types and if you still wanted that model container you could get it, but you may also find something you like more. I think at the mart it is still cheaper than $17.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:50 AM

if so, why. if not, why not?

$17 free shipping (over 25) at amazon. might be good for fitting in small spaces. 11" Height x 14.5" Width x 18" Length


Have a Dollar Tree or Dollar general in your area or something like one of those. You get can tubs there really cheap. Granted they may not be brand name or high quality but its not like you need a lot of strength, not as if your packing 50 or 60 pounds in them. I get tubs at places like that for 6 or 7 bucks

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:58 AM

here are some very nice FC for a good price

http://www.organizei.../poornambox.asp

http://www.lowes.com...0CLR&lpage=none

http://www.lowes.com...YLND&lpage=none

And here are ones that make excellent bulk dubtub

http://www.organizei.../pocb70iris.asp#

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:04 AM

I got a huge (I think its sterilite, pretty sturdy), I believe 64 qt for $6 or $7 at the mart. IMO it's a really good container. The container you pictured would work well for what you plan on doing with it though. I still think you can get a better deal.

You want to eliminate perlite?

Lots of good examples of others peoples monotubs here. http://mycotopia.net...tub-merged.html

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:13 AM

Who me?

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:14 AM

No, chris.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:47 AM

yes ,no perlite is the idea. i'll take a look all the links from both of you, thanks :)

as far as spending more, sometimes you just find the perfect size for what you are looking for and your space, and the $$ isn't as big a deal, especially if it's built rock solid. but like i said, i'm gonna research it :)


and what i like about this besides size and durability. is the opaque sides and clear top. assuming that the frosted part is clear enough for this use

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 09:42 PM

if this was to be used as a monotub (looked around and this seems to be the one for me because of the dimensions and where it would be going) and placed in a cabinet, what would be the recommended amount of fanning? is it the same for each stage?

fyi, with 2 of these tubs in the cabinet, side by side. there will be 11 inches of room above them, then about an inch on both the front and back, and from the sides they will be spaced 2 inches apart with 2 inches on both ends. the reason i mention this is a concern for there being enough fresh air IN the cabinet for the tubs. the doors will have to be shut about half of the day. there will also be a tiny fan moving air around inside the cabinet. thanks guys :)

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 04:19 PM

looky, or anyone else with an opinion, i see you use polyfill alot. is this just a personal preference over micropore tapoe or tyvek or are they important differences? i have 2 inch wide micropore tape, but no polyfill. so i was thinking if there isn't a big difference of using that for the 1 inch holes in this monotub instead of polyfill

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 04:36 PM

Polyfil is "pillow stuffing" and is available at almost any craft store / box store / hardware store / dollar store. In my town it would be easier to find Polyfil than either tyvek or micro-tape (although those are'nt to hard to find either).

Sometimes its a good idea to use polyfil sandwiched inbetween two layers of tyvek, as is done with jar lids.

All three will work, in any combination or alone.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:00 AM

You can also get Polyfill at the aquarium store where they call it synthetic filter material (and charge a lot more for it).

Post office Tyvek or micropore tape should work fine, though.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 10:15 AM

I use polifill for tubs and tyvek for jars. Never used tape. Either one will work. Imo polifill great for tubs, good air ex. Polifill is cheap $7 for a big bag at wally worly and it will last forever.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:11 PM

so the box in the first post came in. nothing to put in it just yet. i've heard plenty of good things about polyfill, but it's just too messy and there's plenty of tyvek and micropore tape lying round, so one of those will be used for the holes. how important is it to get the bottom holes at just the right height? according to the spawn calculator using the exact amount of spawn and bulk sub that will go in there at one time it will be 3.1 inches thick. is it safe to assume that is right an go ahead and drill the holes now? if so, would having the bottom of the holes be at 4in from the bottom be ok or does it need to be right were the sub will stop? thanks

oh ya. there is a kitty litter tray of dpoo colonizing that should be ready soon. it was going to go into a normal FC but could the whole tray be put into this and used as a monotub? the tray is smaller than the tub is so not sure if that would cause problems with falling CO2 not being able to escape as easily or anything else. thanks :)

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:14 PM

An inch or so above the perlite will be just fine. more important to have it above the perlite than below, so I would error on the side of above.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:27 PM

An inch or so above the perlite will be just fine. more important to have it above the perlite than below, so I would error on the side of above.


the plan for this tub is to have no perlite. in the future bulk sub will be put in here with a liner and it will be used as a monotub that way. like a standard monotub as i understand it

the question until then is, can that tray pictured just be put in there, with nothing else and use the whole setup like that as a mickey moused monotub? thanks




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