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Vertical High-Density Aquaponics Gardening Systems


Vertical High-Density Aquaponics Gardening Systems

There is now an extreme urgency in developing new systems to grow as much food in as little space as possible. The only problem with this is as man develops different systems they will develop less expensive methods but they will always sacrifice quality over cost, and I guarantee you this will be the case here.

Look at today’s Agricultural system, they genetically enhance the seeds to provide strategic mutations that kill or disarms pests or blight, they produce quantity in less acreage too. But the sad conclusion is that quality of the produce is extremely inferior to naturally occurring variants of Heirloom produce. Don’t believe me just take the taste test then! Also consider the fact that the Europeans will not even allow genetically manipulated produce or seeds into their countries.
I want to discuss and develop the knowledge, by engineering the systems that will be needed in the future to grow our food right where we live. I suspect that there are many of you out there that have a lot of great ideas but in some cases do not know how to develop them out to the conclusion. In my case I worked as an Industrial Control Electrician, my job description included doing engineering on the side to get our equipment running if that’s what it took. So this gives me the unique prospective of knowing what will work, and/or what won’t work.
I have already networked with other groups / individuals on several different systems on the market but they are very expensive and are directed toward Federal funding and or Educational venues. What we need is inexpensive and sustainable energy systems that utilize green energy to provide the majority of the power to run all the aspects of these projects.
If you are interested you must contribute, if anyone becomes a slacker, or just wants to feed off of us for good ideas you will be banned from this group, no exceptions at all.
If anyone is interested in exploring the possibilities of extending the barrier to which is possible in today’s world?

Please contact me and we will start putting together our ideas into a tangible and coherent synopsis.

A working knowledge of Google Sketch-up would be of a great help in developing the diagrams that will be generated. If anyone has the software program “Fish Farm”, this could provide the needed analysis; this would also be of big help to us. Development of a spreadsheet that will generate needed analysis is our goal, with all the information to put together as a scalable Aquaponics High Density Growing System. Ect…….


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1. What vertical systems would be best for small urban farms?

Started by Douglas Wozniak. Last reply by Craig Shevlin Feb 23, 2015. 5 Replies

I have been toying with the idea of creating a system that uses 6" or 4" PVC standing vertical pipe.Is there any similar ideas out there? Continue

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Comment by Phil Kabza on December 26, 2012 at 4:28pm

Derek Fell's book Vertical Gardening (Rodale Press) covers so much of this territory that it should be required reading for this group. The creative leap is to take his insights and make the transition from dirt gardening to AP. It's quite vital to know the physical setting and the characteristics of the plants (anticipated height and breadth, support needs, nature of required light exposure). Folks in other groups discuss using conventional PVC piping in various sizes and wall thickness, prepared for plant support in numerous ways. It's inexpensive and easy to work with, and has long been approved for use with potable water, so is environmentally pretty benign - except for its petroleum base and the problem of industrial pollution resulting from chloride production, which is a serious problem.

I like Derek Fell's extensive use of home-grown bamboo for plant supports for vining-type plants; he's worked out a lot of the details.

Comment by Greg McCord on August 5, 2012 at 8:17am

Hi Doug. Just wanted to join your group. I have a few towers I am experimenting with so I thought I would ask questions and post a few pics too. I hope to see you at the Colorado conference.Regards, Greg

Comment by Douglas Wozniak on May 19, 2012 at 10:56pm

High Density Power and Free Conveyer System

Comment by Douglas Wozniak on May 19, 2012 at 10:09pm

Growing Tray for a High Density Power and Free Conveyer System

Comment by Douglas Wozniak on May 19, 2012 at 10:07pm

Growing Carrier for a High Density Power and Free Conveyer System

Comment by Douglas Wozniak on May 12, 2012 at 4:57pm

High Density Vertical Wall System

Comment by Douglas Wozniak on May 12, 2012 at 10:12am

Comment by Douglas Wozniak on May 10, 2012 at 7:06pm

High Density Planter Self contained Aquaponics Unite.

Comment by Douglas Wozniak on May 10, 2012 at 3:39pm


Great it sounds like you have a plan, and that's usually is a good sign. All you need now is being able to follow thru on it. As of right now I am working on a project that will build a High Density Aquaponic system possibly over in Saudi Arabia. The Pyramid design was the one we pitched to them. I belong to a consortium of individuals that are Future Designers and Promoters of echo sustainability. The Valcent video from Verticrop was the design of one our individuals. So keep plugging and I hope that you can contribute some new designs and information to this site.


Comment by Douglas Wozniak on May 10, 2012 at 3:18pm


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