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    Welshy they are available at growell hydroponics they have three holes in the rim (if not drill em) and are easily converted into hanging baskets I have done this with a couple.
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    Ah yeah so they do, shame they don't do the square ones though as they are much better space savers. Although i may get a few round ones for hanging, so cheers for the heads up mate.


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    What would be the best size? It sounds like 5" or 6"

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    I'm using some 4" pond filter baskets for my Neps, basically a net pot just not labeled as one. Water does not cause root rot, lack of airflow + a few other things is the issue. Open mediums help with all this, I've grown many Nep seedlings in 2 oz solo cups with a few drainage holes in the bottom for example without any issues. I've had every Nep in the setup below grow its roots down into the water. In that photo the flood/drain tank is currently flooded shortly after the photo was taken the water level was returned to just above the white egg crate platform leaving all those Nep roots UNDERWATER forever just like they grew there of there own will.

    I will likely move over a few seedling over the next year to some homemade semi-hydroponics pots for a test run (the exact opposite of the direction you are going).

    One of the reasons I love the CP hobby, so many correct ways to grow them.


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    Nem, may I suggest you simply make your own pots? Itll be cheaper and you can make it any color/shape/size you like.
    Im considering making some pots out of PVC pipe, it looks very simplistic and contemporary, but for this occasion you could simply drill/burn a lot of holes in any pot really and get the same desired effect. It could look quite artsy if done correctly, you could even make some patterns in the holes that go up the pot.
    ~Burgeoning connoisseur of all things ventricosa or otherwise tubby.~

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    So I drew a thing in GIMP as an illustration/example of what I mean. You could do something like this all over the pot for good aeration while keeping the aesthethics of the pot elegant.(And yes I got carried away drawing the Hamata :P)
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    In addition to hydroponic stores, some orchid vendors/suppliers carry such pots. Don't know whether that would be cheaper than a hydroponics store as I have never checked. I tend to buy pots like that when I'm at orchid shows. I know I've mentioned these folks before but ...
    Roberts Flower Suppy --
    http://www.orchidmix.com/cat7.htm
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    Thanks everybody, I definately think im going to upgrade to net pots when I find them.
    And sash, I would love to drill holes and such, but Im not gonna risk root drilling and plastic shards lol.

    However.. the resemblance is STRIKING.



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