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Raft/Deep Water Culture Growers

A group dedicated to raft growers. A place to share tips, tricks, and general info.

Members: 375
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2019

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A short time lapse of a "different" application of DWC

Started by Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. Jul 2, 2017. 0 Replies

Just an FYI. Here is the link to the youtube vid: is a still of the system.…Continue

Floating Raft above Aquarium

Started by Courtney. Last reply by kimlee kingston Jan 4, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi everyone! I had some issues with setting up a grow bed's plumbing and it got me to thinking, in the interim, can I just set up a raft directly onto the fish tank? If it were any other kind of…Continue

polypropylene for "tray-ponics"-type "rafts"

Started by Paul Trudeau. Last reply by Joni Solis Nov 14, 2014. 37 Replies

Glenn Martinez has described a nice small raft system where he uses 24 inch x 36 inch x 8 inch-deep plastic masonry mixing tubs (trays) (available at Home Depot) as plant troughs.  Instead of…Continue

Stll in business- Coastview Aquaponics

Started by Michael Gough. Last reply by Michael Gough Aug 20, 2014. 3 Replies

Aloha all,Just joined today. 2 years ago had taken a tour of Coastview Aquaponics operation. Going back to the big island IN 4 WEEKS to see what damage our Puna property sustained from the…Continue

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Comment by Carroll Harris on March 14, 2011 at 8:41pm

Gina, I'd like to get the lining I need from you, so please include my feet of it when you order!

Thanks for friending me -- I was wondering how that worked!

Tim says it needs to be exactly 6' wide -- from Michelle's post it sounds like with Global shipping they do the same kind of measuring that you get from lumber, which would mean it wouldn't be wide enough!

I'll send you my complete address and shipping info in an email -- thank you so much for helping me out!


Comment by Michelle Silva on March 14, 2011 at 5:56pm
I thought I got a pretty good price, but sounds like an even better deal from Gina and Tonya
Comment by Michelle Silva on March 14, 2011 at 5:55pm
I ordered a 12'x100' (the roll says it's 11.5') roll of the same (white 20 mil dura skrim) from Global sheeting..  never used it..price was $400(included the shipping)
Comment by Green Acre Aquaponics on March 14, 2011 at 5:28pm

Hi Carroll,  unfortunately we only have enough in stock for one trough(11ft), but am placing an order tomorrow, as I said earlier I have another order to fill.  Our pricing currently is $2.35/linear foot plus shipping.  Not as good as Global, however we will sell quantities for micro systems as opposed to a 100' roll.  Our price does fluctuate from time to time, so as soon as my order(and pricing) is confirmed with the manufacturer, I will let you know if it changes any.  It will probably take about two weeks to get it in, so let me know if that works for you!  Confirm me as your friend here and I will shoot you a message as soon as I know about the pricing.  Sorry we don't have enough for you right away! 

Comment by Carroll Harris on March 14, 2011 at 3:19pm

Thanks, Roger -- I'll see what Gina can do -- but Global Plastic Sheeting's prices are obviously much better than those by Raven Industries!  carroll

I LOVE HOW EVERYONE IS SO FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL ON THIS SITE -- not just deep-raft, but on the whole community website . . . .  makes me smile


Comment by Carroll Harris on March 14, 2011 at 3:14pm

Thanks, Gina -- I appreciate the help -- and the encouragement. (Their manual is well-written, but I have no technical background at all, so I might call on you if I run into problems!)  Right now  I'm collecting prices and trying to figure out how to get things done in the most efficient manner.  Getting the liners is huge, but since I haven't even gotten my fish tank or built the troughs yet, I'm not in panic mode . . . .

  Glad that the Friendlies are ok -- and we're all sending positive thoughts (at least) for the people in Japan! carroll --


Comment by Roger Pilon on March 14, 2011 at 3:12pm
I ordered a 6 feet by 100 feet roll from I paid $192.00 plus 33.80 shipped to Miami. Order item is 1 DSR20WW K6X... DURA SKRIM20 MILL WHITE 6 X100. Contact information is
Chanel Gomez
Global Plastic Sheeting
1331 Specialty Drive
Vista, CA 92081
Office#  (760) 597-9298
Cell#   (858) 805-5632
Fax # (760) 597-9574


Excellent quality, very tough and very white too! Excellent services.


Roger Pilon

Costa Rica Aquaponics

Comment by Green Acre Aquaponics on March 14, 2011 at 3:08pm
Hi Carroll. I am pretty sure we can help you out for less. The question is if I currently have enough in stock as we just got in two other orders. I think we can accommodate your needs though! Also we are an affiliate training center for Friendly so if you run into any construction hiccups, we can probably help!

And yes we talk to Tim and Susanne often and everyone in Hawaii is thankfully ok. Wish we could say the same for those in Japan. Will be in touch soon!
Green Acre Organics.
Comment by Carroll Harris on March 14, 2011 at 2:57pm

Thank you!  I just got a call back from Doug, the local distributor (Colorado Lining) for Raven Industries;  the minimum he can order is 50 linear feet 6' wide, for $388,00 (plus shipping).  That's about twice what I need, but at least it's not thousands time what I need -- but I'd love to know if you can help me for cheaper . . . .

On another note, have you heard anything from the Friendly Aquaponics people lately?  Are they all ok?




Comment by Green Acre Aquaponics on March 14, 2011 at 2:36pm
Carol we may be able to help you out! Let me check in what I have in stock when I get back to the farm and will let you know!

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