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Shallow large container for emersed setup?

I'm thinking about setting up an emersed setup soon and I want to simply use a huge Tupperware/shortage container with simple lights and potting soil.

I can't seem to find anything that fits my criteria. Help?


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How about looking for a storage container meant for under the bed? Their usually pretty shallow and might fit your needs.
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How about looking for a storage container meant for under the bed? Their usually pretty shallow and might fit your needs.
This. I remember seeing some really big under the bed ones, like 2'x4'.

Also, check hydroponics stores, they use something similar for drip trays.
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Use a tub from the big box store used for mixing concrete.
My first setup was a 20 gallon long and I put top soil and plants in straight away. I still use the 20 (and many more other containers) but now I put the individual plants into clay pots or net pots (filled with top soil) used in hydroponics. Lot less trouble when you want to move plants around.

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This. I remember seeing some really big under the bed ones, like 2'x4'.

Also, check hydroponics stores, they use something similar for drip trays.
I checked underbed containers, saw a few fairly large ones for $30-50? Reasonable?

http://www.amazon.com/Underbed-Plastic-Storage-Container-Clear/dp/B0032CYG62/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362026606&sr=8-1&keywords=underbed+containers is the best deal I found so far


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Just a regular underbed storage container should be under $15 at Walmart or Target. They don't list them online, but they are in stores.

These are the only ones I could find on walmart.com, but they are sets of 6. In the store, they are sold individually. Same for Target.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-...-of-6/17164513
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-...-of-6/10401039
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Just a regular underbed storage container should be under $15 at Walmart or Target. They don't list them online, but they are in stores.

These are the only ones I could find on walmart.com, but they are sets of 6. In the store, they are sold individually. Same for Target.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-...-of-6/17164513
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-...-of-6/10401039
I'll have to check them out sometime.

However with the two links you posted, the lids aren't all that clear and that would be a problem keeping humidity in.


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I'll have to check them out sometime.

However with the two links you posted, the lids aren't all that clear and that would be a problem keeping humidity in.
I worked at Taget for 3 years not too long ago and we definitely had 100% clear under bed containers in the home storage department. You're probably looking at about $18, maybe $15 (they usually always have that stuff marked down).
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