This is a group for those that want to stay connected with Green Acre Aquaponics. At Green Acre, we are focused on optimizing commercial growing with the newest techniques and technologies for integrated system growing. Recognizing the value of integrating media bed growing into raft (DWC) technology, this hybrid aquaponics design optimizes nutrient density by allowing the additional metabolization of valuable solids typically removed from DWC systems. Why remove the most valuable element in…See More
The truth is you don't make any money growing vegetables. To make money you have to sell the vegetables. At least 80% of a commercial aquaponic farm business has basically nothing to do with aquaponics. So instead of talking about commercial aquaponics, I want this group to be about selling produce.See More
This group is dedicated to those who are interested and growing in wicking beds. Wicking beds in conjunction with aquaponics can enable us to grow just about every crop that cannot be grown in standard aquaponics. Lets discuss deign, operation and whatever aspect of wicking bed growing you can think of.See More
"What size airstone are you using in your raft?
You might get a couple of them on your pump with a 'T' connector.There are several sizes, some rather large. That will add some oxygen to the roots.
After adding the raft and plants, your IBC…"
You mentioned ..." modified raft beds where they fill and drain" and ..." some material in the bottom as media, but not nearly enough to plant in".
Why drain and flood a raft ? Why have media along the bottom…"
"Have you considered a Geodesic Dome ? Do a Google search for them. A manufacturing company is located in Colorado and you can pick it up at the factory. Several sizes and aquaponics can easily be incorporated in the system.
For those planning, running, or interested in aquaponics systems located somewhere in Texas, USA. Discussion of rainwater harvesting incentives and other opportunities or challenges unique to Texas.See More
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