Added by on 2017-09-17

Read this article: https://university.upstartfarmers.com/blog/commercial-hydroponics-should-i-build-a-diy-system We first got our feet wet with home-built, DIY systems. Most of these systems were ugly but productive. Unfortunately, the benefits of DIY hydroponics started running out once we started building 300+ Tower systems. At this scale, we had to spend weekends fixing leaks, repairing tanks, and troubleshooting. When we switched to pre-fabricated or “turnkey” systems, we got to skip all that and get straight to production. Each farmer has unique needs and resources. The wise farmer knows those strengths and weaknesses and chooses a path that will play them to the best profit! ***Turnkey systems are best for farms that:*** Are heavily used and require efficiency Require simple, efficient operation through sophisticated design Have little margin for error (because of commercial scale) Need to start producing right away ***DIY systems are best for farms that:*** Are operating on a small hobby or experimental scale Need to train, learn, and get to know markets with low stakes Have plenty of labor and time for unexpected repairs —————– Timestamps/What’s Covered: 00:16 DIY is good for farmers just starting up 01:23 DIY isn’t for commercial scale growing 02:42 High cap-ex & low op-ex vs. low cap-ex & high op-ex 03:47 Why we made the switch from DIY to turnkey systems 05:16 Considering your production timeline —————– Connect with Bright Agrotech: Website: https://brightagrotech.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrightAgrotech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrightAgrotech Instagram: https://instagram.com/zipgrow —————– Music by: Scott Gratton http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sco… Related PostsEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodHow to start growing hydroponics from seeds with rockwool cubesFeeling Really Good About My DIY Vertical Hydroponic TowerBerry Good Farms at N FL School of Special Education ROCKS!Build Good Soil for Gardening : Benefits of Organic Matter in SoilVertiCrop Vertical Farming. Good for you. Good for our earth.

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7 Comments

  • Mohsen Aghdam 2 months ago

    Thanks Dr Nate,but when u haven't any commercial company in your country u should make a DIY system like me,we are live in Iran ,when America don't accept any money and product to our country we have to make DIY,and I try to learn it from your videos,thank you again ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Zack Osborn 2 months ago

    You are all so cutting edge, but too old school on your videos. Get Everest Fernadez to help you!

  • towbar1965 2 months ago

    Love me some food

  • David Atienza 2 months ago

    thank you for this. Very Informative, educational and useful at the same time

  • ecsciguy79 2 months ago

    Years ago, you focused a lot on aquaponics. You seem to have now dropped the fish and switched to hydroponics. Have you done a video on why? If not, I'm sure there would be a lot of people considering aquaponics wondering what made you go in a different direction. Is it scale and profitability?

  • Joshua Ates 2 months ago

    Really good explanation of the pros and cons of each method. What I was really impressed with is how you avoid downplaying DIY to sell your product.

  • Acro Amb3r 2 months ago

    So Cool! Hey, Do U Mind Subscirbing To Me! Love Ur Channel Keep Up The Great Work!