You in Hobart mate ?
Why do you think you need runoff? Place saucers under your pots... setup a drip system... feed multiple small feeds daily to keep the coco moist... find that moisture sweet spot your plants love... no need for runoff as you won't have any salt buildup IMO. No need to go hard on the EC either if your doing multi-feeds daily.
I see many growers with their pots placed directly on the bottom of their tents - sometimes on a tray. Either way, it seems to me that 10% to 20% runoff in coco daily would make a huge mess and be very hard to collect.
My first grow I had them elevated on a metal platform and i pushed plastic basins underneath to catch the runoff and discard it. Those trays are putting my plants a good 1 foot off the bottom, and I'd like to get them a little lower.
So when you guys place them directly on a tray or bottom of the tent, how do you collect the runoff? If I have a normal plant saucer, I will have to lift the plant off the saucer every time I want to discard of the runoff.
I've got a setup similar to Enforcer, individual trays for each plant which gravity drain into a bucket which is sump pumped out of the tent.
I would be happier with a tray which covers the entire floor of the tent though. I'm thinking about getting a 4x4 tray for my 4x4 tent, and two 4x4s for my 4x8. The current setup restricts mobility of the plants and overall freedom. They're also prone to leaking with my stoner engineering.
It would be nice to be able to throw any plant in my veg tent, connect it to one the drip lines and call it a day.
to slightly more involved. And this is the "I have painted myself into a corner" problem for many new farmers. Ya know they just let their plants sit in the puddle and it shows usually with the salty appearance and singed leaf tips. So they take all that great advice and it doesn't work because they fail to properly drain.As it is I dump mine manually still like a fewl...