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Nutrient Film?

 
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Location: Eastern Washington, 8 acres, h. zone 5b
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Hi, All

I have three grow beds going and am about ready to start a fourth. I have about $500 invested so far, running a DC pump on solar.

I'd also like to try nutrient film for growing some greens. Does anyone have any "gotcha"s that I should watch for?


I'm going to try verticals for heirloom strawberries as well.

Here's a page that posts my progress so far...

This Happy Homestead's Aquaponics page
 
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Location: Madison, WI
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Hi Jeremy,

If you're in zone 5b, the major gotcha is likely to be the winter. I'm not sure if you're planning to grow year-round but that's a big one. There are ways to do it, though.

There are lots of other little things such as pH, general hardness, nutrient deficiencies (like iron), dissolved oxygen, pipes clogging for a million different reasons, fish breeding, etc...

Aquaponics is a pretty steep learning curve. If you have specific questions I could help.
 
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