Added by on 2016-04-01

In this video David discusses the difference between fiber and foam growing media, which one he prefers and the cost per tower for each media. Fiber media cost about .00 per 5′ tower and foam media cost about .00 per 5′ tower wholesale price. Smart Grow Technology purchases their foam from HIBCO Plastics, all details are in the video. Related PostsHow To Construct Vertical Grow TowersIndoor Hydroponic Vertical Gardening using Zip Grow TowersHydroponics Growing Technologies (Laboratory Tests, Vertical Farming and Aeroponics Vertical TowersEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodSpacing ZipGrow Vertical Farming TowersPi Wall Vertical Hydroponic Grow System Living Walls

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10 Comments

  • Cyril Roberts 1 year ago

    What's the length of the reticulated foam in the box and how many 5-foot towers can I make from a box?

  • Cyril Roberts 1 year ago

    DavId, is the reticulated foam considered food safe? Another question is……will the foam rot and breakdown quickly over time? In other words can it be repeatedly re-used? Is it as durable as the matala mat fiber?

  • Smart Grow Technology 1 year ago

    In response to 3Hdon have you had a chance to check out the interview I did with Keith from HIBCO posted on 11/8/15
    Keith will be giving me all the data from the test results I will post them when I receive them. Thanks for watching

  • Jarred Sawczyszyn 1 year ago

    waiting for product information :)

  • Jeremy Marsaglia 1 year ago

    What is the product name of this foam on the hibco website?

  • 3Hdon 1 year ago

    Isn't the filter foam made from Polyurethane? Do you have an MSDS? I haven't found Polyurethane to be considered food safe in most cases.

  • Kris 1 year ago

    I have two questions about this foam.
    Is it healthy or will it rot and dissolve in time?
    Is it durable enough to be able to use it as many times as fiber based media?

  • Smart Grow Technology 1 year ago

    The gutter guard foam from Home Depot looks very similar. I tried a gutter guard a few years ago from another company the only problem I had was cutting it and then making sure my wicking strip was deep enough in the gutter to reach the water, and the company said it was treated with a UV chemical to keep it from the sunlight damage, so I stopped using it not knowing if that chemical was getting into my plants. HIBCO the company I get the foam from makes a gutter guard and does private labeling, if you want to sell the stuff under your own label.

  • Leroy Henderson 1 year ago

    Just wanted to let you know I got my foam yesterday for my tower it looks like it is going to be awesome,thanks for providing a good product at a cheap price.