Re-Usable Lettuce Media for Raft beds

/growgrips

Come On everyone, lets help get this Project to it’s stretch goal! Doesn’t Re-Usable Media for planting lettuce in raft beds sound Awesome???? I think so and I would love to see this project reach the $10,000 goal. Only about a day left to make it.

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Test Your Paint

When setting up a Raft Aquaponics System, Please take the time to test a sample of your intended paint before you spend time painting all your rafts.

The Dow Blue Board that most people use for their rafts in DWC aquaponics is not UV stable and the foam exposed to sun will deteriorate. A . . . → Read More: Test Your Paint

New Farm after First Frost

I find it interesting how different types of cold and different growing conditions affect plants differently.

What I mean is one plant that can easily handle a hard freeze can sometimes be totally damaged by frost while another can handle frost but the hard freeze kills it while others it depends on other conditions . . . → Read More: New Farm after First Frost

TCLynx’s Rail Beds and Rail Troughs

Rail bed and trough parts available here.

Here is a picture of troughs and beds on the ground and I will soon also show how it’s done up off the ground (with light weight media.)

Aquaponics Rail beds and troughs

These beds are build using special clips and clamps to hold the Durascrim . . . → Read More: TCLynx’s Rail Beds and Rail Troughs

Vertical Aquaponics

And No, I don’t mean the fish part of it. But vertical Plant Growing, Vertical Aquaponics usually means that the Hydroponic component is vertical as in some form of towers.

There are Pocket tower where one cuts 3 or 4 inch or bigger PVC pipe and heats it to push in and create pockets . . . → Read More: Vertical Aquaponics

Before you send water to your NFT pipes

Originally posted by TCLynx on AGC, June 12, 2010

FILTER IT

Yes that was me shouting.

What’s NFT, that would be nutrient film technique or when you put the plant cups in holes in a pipe or trough and trickle a film of water along the bottom of it.

An aquaponics system is more . . . → Read More: Before you send water to your NFT pipes

Growing Shoots and seed starting

I set up my aquaponics raft bed last fall but haven’t done too much with it so far. I couldn’t find any 2″ foam so was stuck with 3/4″ and that isn’t really high enough for keeping the seedlings from water logging if I were to drill holes and place net pots in the . . . → Read More: Growing Shoots and seed starting

Solids Filtration

In Aquaponics, Flood and Drain gravel beds make really good filters, not only for bio-filtration but also for solids filtration.

However, the water going into my water fall tank was direct from the pump out of the in ground fish tank. I wanted to add some filtration before the water went into the waterfall . . . → Read More: Solids Filtration

My “Net Pots” or cups with wicks

Cup with holes

cup with holes 2

This will be a long one with lots of pictures. Back when I started doing Hydroponics I was too cheap to buy proper net pots for my DWC but I happened to eat yogurt regularly from little cups with a lip around the top. They . . . → Read More: My “Net Pots” or cups with wicks

NFT Project

Bracing and header tank for NFT pipes

setting up tubes

NFT stands for Nutrient Film Technique and is the method that uses the pipes or channels with the holes and plants set in them. It is important to filter the Aquaponics fish tank water before sending it through NFT pipes, otherwise the . . . → Read More: NFT Project