FoxWoodRunFarm

Aeroponics?

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Has anyone ever dabbled in Aeroponics? I saw some interesting stuff on YouTube about growing potatoes via this method, and the only real downside I could see (besides the setup, which for some of us who love a challenge is a benefit) would be the misters/sprayers clogging up with solids/debris... 

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i have played with the hydroponic aeroponics but not aquaponics.

 

Academically i dont think solids are the only issue with clogging sprayers.. you could probably keep solids out with a good sand filter... i think the biofilm could end up being the problem long term.. biofilm is the natural occuring biology and microorganism colonies that start forming a slimy coat on the sides of fish tanks and in the grow beds once the system matures for a year or so

 

 

 

 

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We at NARDC are on it and has named it "aquaroponics"..  Please see my forum thread for some details on it.

As an update, our small first trial in about 2 m2 were excellent with regard to multiple crop yields, but had to discontinue it due to some unforeseen client reasons.  We could not do a tuber trial yet there.  Now, working on a much larger commercial implementation space at my own site but need some more time to post the outcomes.

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On 21/05/2018 at 2:29 AM, vkn said:

...to post the outcomes.

That will be something to look forward to.  Good luck with it.

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On 19/05/2018 at 5:36 AM, bcotton said:

i have played with the hydroponic aeroponics but not aquaponics.

 

Academically i dont think solids are the only issue with clogging sprayers.. you could probably keep solids out with a good sand filter... i think the biofilm could end up being the problem long term.. biofilm is the natural occuring biology and microorganism colonies that start forming a slimy coat on the sides of fish tanks and in the grow beds once the system matures for a year or so

 

 

 

 

I think you'd need a positive displacement pump (rather than the simple centrifugal submersibles that are generally used in aquaponics)...small dosing pump comes to mind.  Using one of these...in conjunction with the well-filtered water out of an iAVs fish tank...would probably offer a useful chance of success.

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