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Welcome to Bright Agrotech’s vertical aquaponic greenhouse! Here on the blustery high plains of Wyoming, we need to maximize our crop production in order to make a profit and feed our local… Video Rating: 4 / 5 Related PostsThe Bright Agrotech ZipFarm™Tour of – Here We Grow – Hadley, MA Hydroponic Store (413) 584-FARMModern Indoor Hydroponic Farm TourChandigarh, Pinjor Garden Educational TourOh Chin Huat Hydroponic Farm tourHydroponic farm tour

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  • dfunkt 2 years ago

    *SICK*! thanks for making amazing videos like this, sharing your wisdom
    and experience.?

  • dfunkt 2 years ago

    question: why not send water from the fish tank directly to the towers? i
    know you’d have to elevate your fish house slightly, but it seems that
    would be slightly more efficient, since you wouldn’t potentially have
    fishtank water being pumped back into the fishtanks… (i know it gets
    mixed in the sump, but doesn’t that just reduce the inefficiency?)?

  • Byron Wooten 2 years ago

    In another video (which I can’t find now) you mention that you use coated
    seeds for planting. Who do you get your seeds from??

  • mike j 2 years ago

    re: heating the greenhouse. have you considered using a solar hot water
    collector? I’ve read it can work rather nicely?

  • Tracy Holz 2 years ago

    I here different opinions on running a greenhouse East-West & other say
    North-South – what does the Doctor say. Thanks….?

  • purebokety 2 years ago

    This might be a topical question, I am wondering if you use artificlal
    light. I have not seen any, if you were to do so what type of system would
    you consider.Cost is a huge concern when covering a large area and systems
    are not cheap, so cost/area covered is of importance.
    Daylight hours surely affect growth rates during the winter period.A switch
    or sensor that shuts on and off artificial light when natural light is
    available could increase yields and be energy effecient.
    Another question i wanted to ask is what are your growing cycle times ive
    read 45 day growing times for lettuce is this achievable or does it
    fluctuate?Does this growth cycle continue throughout the year or are there
    periods where growth does not occur??

  • LumiGrow Lighting 2 years ago

    Take a tour of one of Bright Agrotech’s aquaponic vertical farms.
    Impressive!?

  • Kerem Gozturk 2 years ago

    How much fish / tower do u have? You said 350 towers right? Whats the
    mature size of stocking there? ?

  • gossumx 2 years ago

    Why don’t you grow on both sides of the towers? Couldn’t you increase
    their size only slightly and put enough soil inside to make it able to fit
    two??

  • Jacob Verbrugh 2 years ago

    Hi guys, Very nice setup folks, I’m from Western Canada & I will be using a
    similar style of green house. Thanks for all the fantastic informative
    videos! Very helpful indeed! One question could you better explain conveyor
    production in another video? Thanks brother, Happy Holidays!?

  • Serah RK 2 years ago

    Hello…. would I be able to grow sweet peppers vertically??

  • TheDoug0147 2 years ago

    Great videos! I’m really glad I stumbled on to your site. I just built a
    12×16 greenhouse and I intend to grow hydroponic herbs to sell at markets.
    Your zip tower system seems very efficient. ?

  • Austin Mark 2 years ago

    Nice aquaponics greenhouse design. +Bright Agrotech has some really
    informative videos in their Youtube channel. I particularly liked that it
    is heated with wood and they have a makeshift geothermal system too.?

  • Kendall Cable 2 years ago

    what is the size, brand and cost of your greenhouse ??

  • Dale Modisette 2 years ago

    Welcome to Bright Agrotech’s vertical aquaponic greenhouse!

    Here on the blustery high plains of Wyoming, we need to maximize our crop
    production in order to make a profit and feed our local community. We’ve
    developed a unique growing system utilizing vertical production towers that
    allows us to not only grow much more in our space, but also transport our
    crops live to market so consumers can cut their own!

    TALK ABOUT FRESH!

    We want to thank our great Kickstarter backers again for all of your
    generous support! Thanks so much and we hope you’ll keep in touch!

    You can connect with Bright Agrotech in other ways too.

    Visit us at: http://www.brightagrotech.com

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    Nate is the Co-Founder of Bright Agrotech, a leader in vertical, space
    saving aquaponics and hydroponics systems and a commercial producer in the
    high plains of Laramie, WY. With this innovative technology, Nate and the
    Bright Agrotech team feed dozens of restaurants, over 50 people in a CSA
    program and supply for a local grocer.?

  • Matt Giesler 2 years ago

    Very impressive. If only more farmers would do what you did.

  • Bright Agrotech 2 years ago

    Hey there. Yes that’s correct, we run our greenhouse E/W because we face
    our single sided towers to the south for maximum light absorption for a
    larger group of towers. By going E/W, the light penetrates through our
    densely stacked zones of tower and we get way more light than running them
    all N/S. Does that make sense? Try to think of the sun angle, specifically
    in winter in the norther hemisphere.

  • Bright Agrotech 2 years ago

    Thanks!

  • Johnny Green Farmer 2 years ago

    Thanks Nate I enjoyed the tour. I’ve been wondering about your degree. Is
    your title …. Nate Storey Ph.D in Thinking Outside of the Box ? You sure
    deserve the prize for intercepting winter light !!!! Your crops look so
    healthy. When the system is tuned up will it perform with conventional
    hydroponics? Also I am wondering if your organic method is certifiable ?
    Have you considered capturing rain water ? I realize water use is low …
    at least in winter. Thanks again …..

  • Bright Agrotech 2 years ago

    We’re not entirely happy with our geothermal system because we’re not
    moving as much air as we hoped. We’ll probably install new blowers to move
    more air and think that will help. We’ll let you know how it works out.
    From our experience, we think there is a ton of potential for it, we just
    don’t have enough info at the moment to give you a solid opinion. Hope that
    helps!

  • Johnny Green Farmer 2 years ago

    Nate I have two additional questions. I noticed a Ladybug population ….
    do they control the aphid population for you ? If you temporarily lose your
    electricity how long do you have to react before losing fish and or plants
    …. I know the answer might vary with the time of day or night this would
    happen. Do you have any type of alarm system that would notify you of an
    outage ? Thanks again.

  • Buddy Jennette 2 years ago

    hello nate real interested in the underground thermal system how long are
    your runs and ground temp at that depth live in zone 9 more worried about
    cooling than heating the greenhouse when i finish it ground here stays at
    60 year round

  • Bright Agrotech 2 years ago

    Thanks for the nice feedback, Andru!

  • Missy Rabbit 2 years ago

    has anyone tried running recirculating coiled water hoses, under plastic
    liner, under compost pile in corner or greenhouse? compost piles get pretty
    hot.

  • Bright Agrotech 2 years ago

    we try to stay around 75 during the day and 50 degrees at night. This is no
    problem for us, even when it’s -30 outside.