"Fine looking Tilapia, which I'm developing an interest in. My system is outside, in N.E Fla. I've recently heard of Wild Tilapia within five miles or so of my place so they may be a viable candidate, temperature wise, for my…"
"It's a definite plan for 2015 to shade some of the beds and the fish tank with living vines possibly beans but maybe some other vine which produces food.
Any suggestions for a heat tolerant vine, for use as shade? The intent is to…"
Thanks for your reply.
- I feed the fish once a day.
- I have approximately 30 fish, to include two channel cats. The biggest fish might be 4 inches long.
- I started growing plants right away. I started them directly in the system as…"
"Big change. Lots of beans, which is likely due to cooler weather but it's possible that the plant simply wasn't old enough. Highs in N. Fla dropped from 95F or so to 80s - forecast low 67F tomorrow, which is cause for…"
4 towers taken down, planted (with no need for a special media pulling tool) and put back into place within 45 minutes. Note the V-Planter on the right hand side growing a cherry tomato plant upside down in a 3 square foot area, no strings, no…
"I'd say you're right about things in common...You work on commercial washers, the company I work for operates on them (Ellis brand). However, I work on floor machines in another department of their business."
"Yep, as a matter of fact I just got done pulling down 4 towers and planting them *all without the need for a special media pulling tool* in less than 45 minutes. Labor costs? Well, let's look at it like this...I could have bought 10 of his for…"
"Labor costs add up exponentially in commercial large scale operations. Nate's zip concept drastically reduces the time planting, harvesting, cleaning and reinstalling. Are your towers easy to disconnect, carry over to a harvesting table, clean…"
"Actually, I could just as easily set up my towers in sets of rows and columns just as easily in a greenhouse. I just don't have a greenhouse at this time, so that's why mine are set up against the wall. Mine will last just as long as the…"
"I was referring to those participating in training frequently. Vlad and Rob know their stuff for sure and Dr. Savidov has done further research on Rakocy's designs, but I am not aware of him teaching in the states. And by 'know what they…"
"New to me too but Wiki says it is NOT for potable water and cPVC is the best. (less plasticizers). So much to learn and sort out.
Well then the AL should be fine! Cool. What is the tubing material inside the AL to be?"
"Well said Averan and I meant no offense toward Nate. There is a huge market for the hobbyist as well (as Steve J would say "The rest of us") and I am not sure who was throwing stones at Larry but I wanted to lend him my support."
"Apples and oranges. Nate's towers are designed for commercial use. In other words, designed to last and to minimize the time it takes to plant and harvest. And designed to be able to set up easily in a variety of locations.
Your towers are…"
"Some research and some do.
BTW I added drip waste oil to 2 of my woodstoves last Fall and went thru about 60gal of oil. A slight odor in the air at times but it sure helped us get thru a doozy of a Winter with temps at Minus 20F. I was going to use…"
"I've been slow at adding any more pictures or videos of this tower system since our weather is changing out here and I have a bunch of insulation work to finish up. I just got around to planting the towers a few weeks ago. I'll get more…"