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Rob Torcellini
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I'm just about finished with the geodesic dome greenhouse for our aquaponic system. I put together this thumbnail video that links to the 12 main videos about the project.

Master Index Video

You can also queue up all 12 videos into a single playlist (Click for Playlist) if you have 80 minutes to kill.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Dome Picture at night
 
Amedean Messan
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Very nice, I am envious!
 
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One important question, how much did this project cost?
 
Rob Torcellini
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That's probably the most asked question. This was about $40K for everything. The polycarbonate is guaranteed for 10 years so the project is amortized over that period. $4K a year in veggies out of this building won't be a problem and we can grow year-round.
 
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So my guess is you calculated the 4k of capital gained from lettuce? I figured it would be only natural being that this was going to be an aquaponic system.
 
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I built a modified version of this geodesic bio dome a couple of months ago when I wanted a economical greenhouse. The plans say it can be built for $200... it was a bit more than that, but I also made mine bigger and did some modifications. Still pretty easy to do and within my budget.
 
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Amedean Messan wrote:So my guess is you calculated the 4k of capital gained from lettuce? I figured it would be only natural being that this was going to be an aquaponic system.


There will be some lettuce and spinach beds in there, but the bulk of the revenue will come from tomato and cucumber. And also the koi.
 
Stewart Lundy
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Post Nuke wrote:The plans say it can be built for $200... it was a bit more than that, but I also made mine bigger and did some modifications. Still pretty easy to do and within my budget.


Do you have pictures of your project? I would love to see an affordable DIY geodesic greenhouse in its various phases. What did it end up costing you in time and materials?
 
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That looks cool. I chose a 3v format for my geodesic dome, even configurations required just too many struts and connectors for a similar volume size. But I'm glad I went through the trouble because I do not like greenhouses caving in under heavy snow falls, while this geodesic structure is super strong and stands up to anything.
 
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I would like to see plans for the $200 dome too The link above does not work

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