Vertical Aquaponics System use Bamboo Towers in Greenhouse to Increase Production 10x


(Intro Music) Alright this is John Kohler with GrowingYourGreens.com.
Today we have another exciting episode for you. This is my last day here in Salt Lake
City, Utah area. And where I’m at, today is actually Copperton, Utah. Which is right outside
Salt Lake. You can see the beautiful mountains behind me. They’re surrounded on all sides
of me. Definitely really cool. The weather is getting colder here and most people’s summer
crops have gone the way of the west. And what I’m going to show you guys today is actually
some summer crops, tomatoes, and basil and other things growing inside this greenhouse
sustainably. It’s going to be growing well into the winter here in Utah. And how I
actually came to be here today. I was actually at the farmers market this morning, and checking
out the farmers market walking up and down checking out the different sellers and vendors.
One of the guys behind the table was like, “Hey, do you make like YouTube videos and
I’m like, yeah.” He’s like, “I watch you all the time!” He was a part owner in the
company that’s housed in the greenhouse behind me and it’s called aquatic domes and aquaponics
and so what they’re doing inside is actually, they got a commercial aquaponic system. I’m
not sure if you can see purplish light coming from the bottom there and they got fish tanks
there. But basically, yeah, he’s one of my viewers been watching me for a long time and
we got to chatting, “Hey man I got nothing to do this afternoon so I came here and checked
it out and now I’m going to share with you guys you know. I really like aquaponics and
its levels and I believe it’s definitely better than most commercial farming where
they’re laying down chemicals and synthetic fertilizers and the land, messing up the land.
As in the aquaponics, I will show you guys in a minute is a much more sustainable way
to grow things using 90% less water than growing in the dirt because all the water is recycled.
So, it’s definitely really cool. Anyways, let me go ahead and take you guys inside and
show you guys what I already got to look at. It’s definitely really cool, the coolest aquaponics
systems I’ve seen to date. So now I’m inside the greenhouse with “aquic domes” and aquaponics.
Check it out its all behind me here! This is a commercial style system and they hope
to get in and put these in for farms, schools, and big projects so that they can make a difference
and teach people more about sustainability. Dachnik is a Russian word that means home
garden or garden attached to your house so basically the thought is they want everyone
to grow their home garden. Decentralized farming instead of shipping lettuce from California
to New York. Canada, “eh” they can set up one of these guys in a greenhouse and grow
some of the best lettuce in a sustainable way because not only is it just using aquaponics,
it’s also doing it very intelligently to realize maximize the amount of plants that can be
grown. Okay, I’ve visited other aquaponic setups before. Most of them have you know
a raft bed system kind of like on the bottom which is the last aquaponics place I’ve visited
in Houston. All their stuff was grown in the raft system, all their stuff for commercial
production, right. They did have also the gravel beds where they kind of didn’t grow
stuff for production, but just kind of like to filter things out, but here they’re taking
it to the next level up, now integrating vertical growing into the aquaponics and they’re using
aeroponics, growing with air. Well, they’re also growing with the aquaponics nutrient
solution that’s being pumped up to the bed and being dribbled down and as you guys can
see, the swiss chard that I’ll give you guys a closeup on in a minute is growing amazing.
Plus, even more sustainable then just the plastic PVC tubes I see all the time. These
times, if you can see them, they’re bamboo man. They’re like the coolest grow tubes I’ve
ever seen in my life. Anyways, let’s go ahead and bring the camera down for a closeup
on what’s going on here. I mean, I want to show you this guy’s really quick from
the far shot. Up above me are the tomato plants, they could be managed better I’m not going
to lie about that. These guys trellis are grown up on string and I don’t know how much
of a shot the camera gets, but these guys extend 10 feet up in the air! The problem
is at this point it’s hard to harvest them! So, I’ll be getting up on a ladder and actually
harvesting and eating some of their tomatoes. But yeah on this side they got tomatoes growing
super tall and, on that side, growing super tall. And they’re also growing tomatoes in
a different way. They got the tomatoes in fabric pots inside the gravel bed inside a
soil based medium with compost and coconut coyer and all that good stuff in there. Only
the bottom is sitting in the gravel bed, to get some of the nutrients. And as you guys
can see, its worked amazingly and will allow them to have tomatoes well into the winter
where most gardeners and farmers in this area are pretty much done with their tomatoes by
about now. Now, I want to share with you guys more about how the aquaponics system works.
What you guys are seeing is like the commercial or warehouse kind of like shelving that’s
in your big Costco and whatnot. And here they have it set at to house the flood trays or
the trays that hold the grow medium, in this case gravel, or volcanic rocks and don’t
below is the float beds. In addition, above, you guys can see these really cool, snazzy,
100% bamboo aeroponic towers that have swiss chard growing on both sides. It’s really working
amazing. Now, before I get into the whole flow of things here. I wanted to share you
guys more about the domes and how the company was started. I got the shares and time with
the owner here and the founder was really cool to chat. I’ll just say two great minds
think alike. We want to change the world and whatnot, but um what he started with was actually
a dome in his backyard literally, and built the custom system so that he could be more
sustainable and he thought it’d be a much better way if everyone grew food in a more
sustainable way through the aquaponics and had a more decentralized kind of farming instead
of relying on big farmers to grow your food and have it shipped far distances. Have people
grow your food, or yourself grow your own food, right out of your door. That’s why it’s
your own home graded. And so, he started that so he wants to produce kits with the dome
that you can put in your backyard no matter where you live that has built in heating and
cooling and solar panels to drive it all in an aquaponic system out of a box and setup.
You can have an instant aquaponics system in your backyard to grow your food. Unfortunately,
that’s not quite here yet. That’s his second stage you’ve found out that very quickly that
he ran out of money so he needs a fund for stage 2 and the way he’s doing that is with
stage 1 right here. So, he’s designed a commercial system to go into farms and to you know universities,
colleges, schools, non-profits for places that want to learn more about aquaponics,
but also produce their own food and be sustainable whether that’s the Silicon Valley company
or whatever. And that’s what they’re really focused on now for the last 9 months or so
since the system behind me went in. They’ve gone through a lot of trials and tribulations
and they’ve really gotten this system down and hopefully will be installing there first
commercial system real soon. So how this works overall is the end of this setup here they
have a fish tank, and they have four of these, and each one is completely independent so
each setup has its own tank of fish and its own nutrients not linked together so this
is a good thing because if one system goes bad, it’s not going to affect the others
and it’ll still have some production, so I like how they’ve isolated it. And they feed
the fish Fish food which is the primary input and is actually locally sourced. And then
they feed the fish food, and the fish poop and pee in the water they’re living in. Nobody
wants to live in their own poop and pee water so then through gravity because the fish tank
is higher, the gravity flows the water into these top gravel beds where there’s thousands
of worms living in these gravel beds and the interesting thing about that is that there’s
no intermediary filtration like some other setups. They just pump raw water in to the
gravel beds. The earth worms then take all the nutrients and all the stuff in there and
then they basically eat it for lack of a better word. They eat it and then they basically
poop out the earth worm castings, which is actually nutrition for plants, plus all the
bacteria and other microbes in the gravel beds which is actually home to live digesting
those fish wastes and turning it into nutrients for the plants, plus of course the gravel
provides a lot of surface area for these things to live and then the water is then stiffened
out when it gets too high and then it goes into the vent down below once again through
gravity and these are the raft beds that they’re growing different kinds of crops in. I really
like that they have yam know different mediums to grow the crops in like this is the gravel
bed, that’s the raft bed, and this is the aeroponic bed or tower and with these three
different growing systems, you’re allowed to grow wider varieties of food for example,
tomatoes don’t do good in a raft system like below, but the lettuce will do amazing as
will many other herbs, but now when you have a gravel bed, you can now grow even more different
kinds of crops and with the aeroponics you can even expand that further if you think
about it, in the bottom bed, there’s water 100% of the time in the root zone. Not all
plants like that, one of the plant that you should be growing in the bottom float raft
system is the water crest. It loves to have its roots wet and plus it’s one of the most
nutrient dense plants that more people need to be eating in my opinion. Next in this bed
there is not always wet like the one below it. It’s wet and dry like a regular cycle.
It’ll fill up and then drain out so the roots aren’t under constant moisture. So, this gives
you a set of plants to grow in this bed. You know some of the things that were grown in
here recently were the microgreen that really did well. And then up in the aeroponic tower
that gets the least amount of water. They just drip the water out of the top that gets
pumped out of this guy and um that actually gets put back into here and then the roots
are bathed in the nutrient rich water but like not all the time so it’s mostly grown
in air so that’s really cool because I’ve never seen a aquaponic system that grows in
this fashion that allows you to grow the widest variety of crops. 13:14 Plus, I really like
the setup here because you know they’re growing vertically, so like all this stuff is vertically
so you got to have a tall greenhouse like they are in today. These smaller crops have
a few more feet to grow. They also got the LED lights on here that I will show you in
a minute. They are energy saving lights. Also, a lot of ambient light in the greenhouse for
the top levels. and some of the deep things inside they even got lighting on the top that
comes on automatically if they need it. And that’s basically how this system works in
a nutshell. What I want to do next is to actually take you guys down and show the fish, the
main drivers of the system as well as the food they feed them which is really important
in my opinion. So now I want to show you guys the fish tanks they’re using which are jut
big stock tanks which are 1200 50 gallons of tanks that have special framings they have
them so they can use gravity and use less pumps. It’s not that they use any pumps,
they use it once to get the water to get it from the bottom flood tray back into the tank
and then a few to pump it up into the aeroponic towers. Anyways, we’re going to go up this
little ladder setup and show you guys the fish. So now let’s get into more about how
this specific aquaponics system functions here yam know. The main driving force behind
an aquaponics system and how it all it works is the fish. The fish are what makes it possible.
I mean in an aquaponics system the primary nutrients for the plants is the fish waste.
And the primary source of the fish waste is the fish once you feed them the fish food
here. Odoo look fishes I got some fish food for you!! (ha-ha) And so this is some flaked
food so I’m glad they feed flaked food besides cultivated food. This is made out of some
locally sourced shrimp from the great Salt Lake which is kind of cool and even more sustainable
then getting chipped in food. And so simply, all they do is they feed the fish. We’ll try
to feed the fish in the middle so…Whoa!!they’re not jumping out and going crazy oh my gosh
I’m getting all wet (laughs). You know they feed the fish, the fish eat the food, they
make the poop and the pea that then goes to the system to then feed their plants and that’s
just how simply it works. So now I want to go through next and show you guys what happens
to the poop and pea water after the fish consume the food and generate that and it goes into
the system to get cleaned out. So, once you feed the fish, the fish make their poop and
pea and the water gets distributed through this intricate system. Like they have all
different kinds of valves in line here to turn off different components of the system,
to turn off different beds if they need to do that to be fully flexible. So basically,
the water goes into the tubing here. Each tubing you’re seeing needs one of these large
beds which then gets filled up with water and their basically on uh a stiffened valve
that when it gets too full will empty out and that always keeps the water yam know um,
not always constant so gives aeration to the creatures in there including the bacteria
and the earthworms as well as the plant roots so the plants aren’t always just living
in water like the bed below that we’re going to take a look at next. Next, I’m going to
show you guys what happens to the water after it goes through that gravel bed and it gets
filtered by that bacteria and the microbes and the earthworms. It gets kind of cleaned
a little bit and then it comes down through basically a pipe and then it goes into this
system which is the float and raft system which yam know is where all the plants are
sitting on the raft which is basically floating there. And I kind of like what they’ve done
here. They’ve taken some food and basically bed liner material that’s white and spray-painted
Styrofoam or whatever here which is really cool so that it keeps it a lot neater and
cleaner from flaking. What they’re growing here is Oak Leaf Lettuce! Check out the root
on this oak leaf lettuce. Definitely looking really good. Lettuce is one of the things
that you know, don’t mind having one of its roots wet and that’s what they’re growing
down here. Some lettuce, some Khaled, and some color greens as well as select herbs
yam know and so the water dribbles down into this and they have a cool float valve that
keeps the water at the appropriate level and then finally the water gets pumped up after
its been cleaned in the individual levels before being pumped into the fish tank. But
before it gets pumped back in the fish tank, they’re doing something unique and different
I haven’t seen before. So, I’m going to show you guys that next. So, after the water
goes through the raft system down below. It’s getting too full, its then pumped up back
into the tank, but before going into the tank, they’re doing a few methods of water treatment
to insure the fish have a nice place to live. This is actually something I haven’t seen
on any other aquaponic systems which is kind of cool. Uh, first they’re running it through
a UV clarifier so it may kill off all the different bacteria and things in the water
because yam know they don’t want to do this before they pump the water out into the beds
because some of these important bacteria yams know make aquaponics work basically. And so
anyways, before the water goes back in, they want to make sure the water is clean again
to go through the cycle again so they could do the UV clarifier and then they have another
device they run the water through which is up here, this is called the rain maker H2O.
And that’s just a little device right here and what that does, that basically structures
the water using magnets or something else to structure the water. So, this is really
cool. In some of the research I’ve seen with magnetics and structured water, they say your
yield increases can actually go up, plus its healthier water for the fish that may work
better with the plants and absorb more oxygen with these kinds of things right. It’s definitely
kind of cool they’re on the cutting edge in using these devices to make the water better
for fish and the plants. Now that’s the simple way the water goes through the system.
The other way is up through the towers where they pump the water up into the gravel bed
into the towers to let it dribble down and uh feed the plants in the towers so let’s
go ahead and give you guys a closeup of some of these cool bamboo aeroponic growing towers.
So, the other way the water gets used before it actually goes back down and actually feeds
the fish is actually through this bamboo growing towers that are made by neutronics. I haven’t
really seen these before and the reason why is because they are expensive, but once again
using more plastics and PVC is not sustainable, so they want to be as sustainable as they
possibly can. So, by using bamboo towers that are actually handmade they can do that plus
to me bamboo looks really cool I mean bamboo is an organic material so I have seen some
kind of dark mold staining in things which may or may not be good for this system. But
it looks like the fish are still really healthy so that’s really good and maybe that’s
because of the UV clarifier and the way they structure the water despite the mold or whatever
else is growing on the bamboo. As you guys can see, the plants here, the swiss chard
is just loving it. Nice and healthy swiss chard to add some of this swiss chard stocks
here. It’s really nice and flavorful, really good taste on it. And uh yeah basically they’re
just using the same net pot to grow in as they’re using in the net pots in the flood
table that’s down below. So now I want to talk more about the aeroponic growing of the
swiss chard in these bamboo towers. I think this is really the next stage for aquaponics
growers is to start using towers like this and I’m glad they’re doing it here. And
they’re doing it here successfully because most aquaponic groves I’ve been to they’re
using a lot of horizontal space and they’re wasting a lot of vertical space and with it
they’re growing the lettuce and mass amounts of lettuce or whether they just have standard
rocked grove beds they can be used in this space above the grove beds like this wisely
to grow and produce more and different kinds of foods to supplement their farms income
or if you’re a home gardener or person that’s just growing for themselves. You can grow
a lot more food by using the vertical space. So, I really love that they’re doing an excellent
job of using the vertical space and are able to produce more food through these bamboo
towers. So here’s another show of using space really effectively at Dachnik
domes and aquaponics. What you guys are looking and seeing behind me are the bamboo towers
which kind of look like tree trunks to me and then you have the greens growing out of
the tree trunks which are really the bamboo towers which look really cool. Here they have
some fragrant basil that I smell when I walked over here. As well as behind they got some
oregano down there further and then here at the base they’re growing other crops. In this
case its carrots but they could grow many other crops including microgreens to kind of fill
in. So, this is kind of simulating a perm culture principle or stacking layers.
They got things growing vertically up, then on the bottom, then even below this they got
a raft bed full of different kinds of mixed greens including color greens. This is one
of the most intelligently designed aquaponic systems I’ve ever seen. I really like how
the bamboo just really looks natural and organic unlike most you know plastic and synthetic
towers that I have seen in the past. So, here’s a pretty good shot for you guys down below
of the raft bed that some newly planted herbs are out. And then they got the energy efficient
LED lighting with the right spectrum of lights for the plants and these consume low energy
and I definitely believe if you have real lights in your house, you guys should use
some LED bulbs especially if for vegetative uses. So, like the leafy greens and the herbs
definitely should use LED bulbs now if you need more power to like produce fruit or other
things. Then you might need more power, but for the majority of things like plant starch
or other things you could easily with the energy efficient LED lighting and so yeah
this is a really nice shot, just showing you guys the bottom. And then it goes to the top
layer above with all of those amazing bamboo towers above there. Then the next thing I
like to do is because I’m getting kind of hungry man! Is to harvest some of the tomatoes
that are growing 10 or 15 feet above the floor I’m standing on run. So, I’m going to
climb up there and harvest some tomatoes and show you guys the bountiful harvests that
you could be producing if you grew in a system like they’re doing it here. So next what I’m
going to get to do is to climb up and dive into that tomatoes canopy you guys are seeing
way up there and they’re growing at least half a dozen of different variety tomatoes
from standard you know red sliced or like curie tomatoes to roam tomatoes to like these
really cool heirloom tomatoes and you know I haven’t seen tomatoes really thrive like
thrive really well right under any kind of aquaponics system before in all my travels,
but they’re doing it a little bit differently here that I have seen done in other places
and that may be one of the reasons for it so I’m going to show you guys their special
technique they’re using to grow this amazing fifteen feet tall tomato plants that they’re
still producing despite the winds and the cold fall weather that’s now coming in.
So, the question is, how are they growing these really super tall tomato plants that
are still producing some heirloom tomatoes right here. And basically, there just using
some inexpensive fabric grow pots as you guys can see all the way down. And these are like
twelve-inch-wide grow pots and they basically put compost mixture in there with some other
amendments so literally they’re growing these plants in a soil based medium not a soilless
medium like some places do so I think that’s really important. They stir them out with
some really good nutrition in there and they put these little pots in the gravel beds,
maybe just a few inches so that the bottom can soak up the liquid nutrients from the
fish and then the roots will actually grow through some of these fabric pots because
these are some of the cheap low-end fabric pots that the roots could maybe go through
plus these pots provide air pruning for the roots of the tomatoes. And basically they
just suck up the nutrients and the other reason why this is doing really well because of the
LED lighting they got that comes on automatically when needed it actually just kicked on as
I had been here to provide the plants a light they need to produce plus they are up in the
canopy getting some natural sunlight from the greenhouse plus they have the proper temperature
here in the greenhouse because they have a cooling wall to keep it cool when it gets
too hot and they have heaters that they can kick on to keep it at the right temperature.
28:22 So controlling the temperature is very important as well as you know providing the
plant nutrition and getting it a light and also a right mixture of air to the root zone
which these fabric pods provide them. All of these things come together to allow them
to grow some amazing tomato plants under the aquaponic sphere. Alright, next I’m climbing
up man. I’m eating some tomatoes. So, what I want to do for you guys next is climb up
in the tomato canopy. So many tomatoes up there, going to go up there and harvest one
and taste test one for you guys. Now I’m ascending up into the canopy here like easily
six feet off the ground and I’m able to reach up in here and grab some tomatoes and
I’m looking for some really ripe ones. There’s only red ones hanging with no green, also
when I pick them they should come off really easily in my hand. Here’s one nice tomato,
here. Now that’s got some good flavor, especially for this time of the year here in Utah. I
think what I want to do next for you guys is pick up the camera and show you guys what
I’m seeing when I’m up here cause it’s just totally insane. This plant is just loaded
with tomatoes. So now you’re going to go ahead and climb the ladder with me here. (pause)
Look at all these tomatoes up here man, just totally packed. I mean here’s the thing. This
tomato plant, I mean look I’m going to move some of these leaves back, can you guys see
that! But man, this thing is just loaded with literally hundreds of cherry tomatoes that
they need to do frankly of doing a better job of picking cause there’s so many up
here. It’s like totally insane. So, this uh tomato plant must be really happy to be
producing all this fruit, totally amazing. I think I’m going to eat these tomatoes, take a break for dinner
and then come back at ya in a little bit So, my time here at dachnik domes and aquaponics
is pretty much done. I got to show you guys the whole process and taste a bunch of cherry
tomatoes and my stomach is full now, definitely had a good day. What I want to show you guys
next is you guys saw the whole process of what happened and literally the only input
they’re using is the fish food, sourced locally from a local company here. But they do add
a few other things to make all this happen. Number one, like many other aquaponics places
I’ve visited, they add some iron. They add it to make sure the plants have the proper
amounts of iron. Another thing they use is a bunch of empty bottles is this stuff. I’ve
never heard of this stuff, but it’s called Liqui-dirt.com and this is good for uh maybe
aquaponics and hydroponic growers, it adds further nutrition into your system and the
other recommendation that I’ve talked to the owner and the founder about a little bit earlier
is adding some rock dust. yam know, samite is mined here locally near Salt Lake city
and just by adding some samite into the growing beds, that’s going to greatly improve the
nutrition of not only the crops, not only the fish, but the people eating the food.
Also, helps to make the plants and fish more bug, pest, and disease resistnent. So yeah
definitely a really cool thing and I encourage all of you guys whether you have a home garden,
aquaponic system, or whatever to get on the rock dust. Really good stuff, if you dont
know about it, make sure to check my past episodes about the rock dust and why to add
it. The trace minerals that arent normally added to gardening and why its super important.
The final thing I would like to say is if you’re looking for a commerical aquaponic
system, thats what docnik domes and aquaponics specialize in so ya definitely wanna contact
them, come for a tour and learn how their systems work. I;ve definitely seen firsthand
that their systems work really well and I’m sure they will dial them in to be even better and i’m waiting
for the day that they’re gonna have their home dome systems, and grow year round off
the ground powered by the sun.   So if you guys wanna learn more about dachnik
domes and aquaponics, come for a tour, learn more about their stuff, you wanna visit their
website at www.dachnikdomes.com and if you guys enjoyed this video of me coming to the
dachnik domes and aquaponics, be sure to gimme a thumbs up to let me know to drop by and
make another episode! Hopefully they wont be in between seasons like they were this
time and they’ll have everything fully planted out and we’ll just have an abundant amount
of produce growing healthfully here. So thumbs up if you like it for sure, encourages me
to do more videos on aquaponics which one of these days i’ll get into, especially if
that dome kit comes out, I might get one myself. 34:16 Also, be sure to click that subscribe button down
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100 Replies to “Vertical Aquaponics System use Bamboo Towers in Greenhouse to Increase Production 10x”

  1. Support Dachnick Domes at their GoFund Me at
    https://www.gofundme.com/commercial-aquaponics-phasetwo

  2. I would love to see more videos on aeroponics and aquaponics
    I bought Dragon bamboo for things like building privacy and of cores found this video looking up using bamboo with aqua or proffered aeroponics I guess it can be done after all!!!!!! 😀 which makes me really happy! I could only get seeds of this type it grows 100ft and 12" around it is a monster of a bamboo!

  3. Have to say that your enthusiasm and your knowledge of what you were looking at and how it worked made me want to watch the video to the end. Thank you for explaining the process's for each component the way you did. It was very informative and taught me a lot as to what I would like to implement in a process I would like to begin in the next few months.

  4. Great videos thank you for taking the time to post these! 2 Quick questions: 1. what was the growing medium inside the bamboo tower holes holding the plants? Soil? 2. What, if anything was inside the bamboo towers themselves to allow the water to slowly drip down? Thanks in advance!

  5. Thanks John! Always valuable information? Transforming my own property Chandler AZ suburbia into a micro farm little by little!!

  6. great video! i like how the purpose is being sustainable, but i would like to know about yield/time compared to hydroponics and how you clean this system?

  7. structured water is pseudoscience. Water molecules change their hydrogen bond on femto timescale. Even if you could structure water, it would last for a split second, then disassociate and become a new structure. neat ideas but, structured water is a joke, not real. peace and love my friends

  8. 1st Question: Is the water dripped down the bamboo or are there polytubes and sprayers on the inside of the bamboo? 2nd Question: with the pots that are nestled inside the bamboo, do they contain any type of growing medium?

  9. This is a great video. I have an endless supply of large bamboo nearby and it's an invasive species at that location so ecologists will be happy if they see me cutting it. I also feel better about just tossing a renewable bamboo tower that's contaminated rather than trying to sterilize a contaminated pvc tower.

  10. I wonder if this would work with Turtles you could feed the turtles the veggies from the garden so then you would not need to buy any food

  11. Your videos are awesome and pretty clear. Im getting excited to start this project, almost there 🙂 this is some pretty useful tips and explanation!

  12. Bamboo at that size is like $10 per lineal foot… I looked for weeks to do this at my house… Gave up the Bamboo idea…

  13. So how long do the bamboo towers last? I’m assuming it would decompose naturally since it’s pure organic. But how long would it take before they have to be replaced again, aka adding to the cost.

  14. Just say fish waste or fish solids, you sound like a toddler talking about poop and pee all the time. Otherwise good video

  15. So can bamboo actually mold and cause contamination to your plants? I use bamboo sticks in my garden so should I replace them every so often? For them to replace all of that would be an arm and leg

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  17. I really stopped watching your videos because they are too long and you say the same thing again and again. You may want to be more direct and go straight to the point. Non the less, your videos has great information. Thanks for your input to the world, you had done a very good job!

  18. Home dome systems. That's definitely something I need to get. Make that your marketing name, you'll make millions on the brilliant idea complemented by a brilliant name.

  19. What about mycoryzae symbiotic relationship with plant roots? What does this mean for overall nutrient content compared to soil grown? How will this affect the evolution of the plant?

  20. Is disease transmission brought in to the greenhouses by guests on the radar of "DACHNIK DOMES & AQUAPONICS"?  If not yet, they will soon remove their greenhouses from the public view.  In southwest Texas, a New Jersey company has a huge hydroponic tomato production site that has been removed from the public tours because of outbreak of disease.  Always a problem with dense MONOCULTURE GROW SITES.

  21. Excellent Video! Apologies for the intrusion, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you heard the talk about – Patlarny Gardening Expert Principle (probably on Google)? It is a good exclusive product for learning how to expand your produce with the clever art of aquaponics without the hard work. Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my best friend Jordan at last got excellent success with it.

  22. Can you tell me what do you use to take care of pest's in your garden please as I will be building a small ypond

  23. If I may suggest a dead cat. No not road kill dead cat but a dead cat that you can get B&H cameras. It'l cut down (not eliminate) the wind sound. Thank you for the video;o)

  24. Those fish were STARVING!! What gives with that? Don't they feed them properly/regularly?? I really didn't care for that part. The rest, specially the bamboo growth towers were really cool.

  25. Styrofoam floaters, doesnt sounds to healthy to me.
    What led do they use there. Most led have way to little spread and are way to expensive to invest in.

  26. I disagree with what u said about the fish being the main thing! … You also need the plants and growing media to filter the fishes water both depend on each other ! 🙂

  27. AWESOME REVIEW! 😎 Shared with http://mcdadscom.onlinesalespro.com/Bambo for others too! 😍 Thank you too! 😁

  28. For the past 2 years I've been aching to have this similar .. setup along my side space of the garden suite rental. I am very interested and for a fair price!

  29. Unfortunately a few of vegans are sociopathic crackpots who are doing immense damage to the cause of “normal” people…it could be anything they believe like by cicli get or making pottery but those are FANATICAL lunatics , nothing to do with vegan itself.

  30. I really enjoy this video! It has so much information that I have re-played it 3 or 4 times, each time taking notes. I would like to know more about the fish they are using and about the bamboo towers. Thanks for your hard work!

  31. interesting points ,if anyone else needs to find out about
    backyard aquaponics plants
    try Proutklarton Surviving Instruction Plan (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my mate got excellent success with it.

  32. Bamboo is a renewable plant/crop and even though it takes lots of water…that should NOT be a problem with large scale RAIN WATER COLLECTION-PURIFICATION system(!)…

  33. Awesome video full of good information, to get people to grow there own food. Keep them coming, great job too !

  34. Those dang towers are dam near 300 bucks a piece …. Holly Space Man Balls I grow bamboo in my yard I guess I am goin to be rich

  35. A good video! What is the exact composition of the "gravel beds" that receive the waste water from the fish tanks? Specifically, what kind of gravel?

  36. another question. you often mention the inputs, but never mention the sources of water…..I want to know; is water coming from local natural wells? the water grid? lakes? springs? other sources???

  37. Hello, you use my copyrights but i'm happy.. see on

    Google: dossier de l'agriculture Gaïa pour les ministères de l'agriculture et de la pêche

  38. Problem with this system is he uses too much energy and power! Majority of the items led the bamboo it's way to expensive! Altering the state of the water taking out the negative minerals with magnets is cool as well as a UV light…

  39. There are a few factors in courses in aquaponics . One plan I found which succeeds in merging these is the Fast Track Grower (google it if you're interested) it's the best resource that I've heard of. Check out the super information .

  40. This would work best where you could get power from a small dam. You can generate more power and it's 24 x7. Solar panels are alright but very expressive. You would have to grow something besides food to pay for that.

  41. I love the system and the concept, but man, you need to learn to be more concise! Are your videos aimed at pre-school children? You really talk too much, repeating details 5-6 times in a row. Count the times you've repeated fish & poo! You talk as if we were children who need to be repeated many times. Probably because you did this on a whim, not prepared and no notes. I can't take it anymore. I'm halfway through (16:20) and bored to death. Bye!

  42. The creator in this video is very concerned with remaining legit with his fan base and providing good content. But the way he comes off is what I consider rude behavior. It is not passing as constructive criticism. Here's my constructive criticism of what makes you sound douchey when you're calling out things you see as wrong. You just met this person off the street and they have been gracious enough to invite you into their business which is helping out you to have content. Maybe you have a mental deficiency that makes social mores unrecognizable. So just to be clear when your in the house of a friend and especially a new one , it is rude to point out basically anything unless it could be a safety issue that needs immediate attention. If you want to make a point there is more than one way to do so and not be rude. One way is to use "I" statements. Here is an example. " Although I really like the way they have done such and such. If this were my house I think I would prefer it to be done this way because I have found it to be a better way of doing such and such. Make the world a better place one less douchbag at a time.

  43. Smartest thing to do now to protect these greenhouses is to buil them on ultra high concrete blocks- higher than the height of houses so if floods occur the much needed food will be safe and food will not die like most crops have like they are across America and other countries. This is a smart solution.

  44. Been watching your gardening and love the Love Jesus. Like videos,new farm etc. Hope you guys are doing great.

  45. Duuude a total stoners way of looking at sh*t.. Still and yet totally accurate. I want to start growing shit, so it ,s cool. Cheers!

  46. Video had great content but was lost on the orator, it was difficult to watch the video. The dude needs to find a better structure to orate aquaponic information to the masses and people like myself who are interested in gathering knowledge in aquaponics.

  47. When greed replaces greed is the example of this video; he does not get the oneness of all meaning all living beings, it will never work for you guys putting fishes in fish tanks, your greed will fail every single time.

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