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In this video, vertical aquaponics expert Dr. Nate Storey explains the methods of heating a greenhouse for achieving maximum yields long into the winter. Learn more about how we heat here: Interested in starting a hydroponic or aquaponic greenhouse? Click here to check out some of our greenhouse options: This vertical grow greenhouse is a 64 square foot green house that holds 160 pails. It uses the Kratky grow method and can produce 960 starter plants or 320 mature plants depending on the variety.The unit weighs 3200 lbs when the pails are filled and will have a thermal mass equal to almost seven 45 gallon drums of water to aid in the heating and cooling of the greenhouse.Visit our website at and check us out on Kickstarter Canada. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsThe World’s Most Productive Greenhouse in Extreme Desert HeatDecoupling Light & Heat in Indoor Farms (Announcement Preview)Top Leafy Green for Phoenix, Arizona Desert Gardens – Summer Heat Garden GreensTop Leafy Green for Phoenix, Arizona Desert Gardens – Summer Heat Garden Greensvideo on advanced Heat Insulation cum roof waterProofing installation techniques /systems in IndiaVertical Geothermal Earth Tube in New Greenhouse


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  • Touchpad 5 months ago

    Hi how come you're not leading the heated water in through the top tube and out through the bottom tube once it's cooled down a bit?

  • Only The Truth 5 months ago

    I'm surprised that you didn't use radiant  in floor hydronic heating, it is a by far the most efficient heating method and most comfortable, and it is totally quiet. I can't imagine working in a noisy environment all day long with a loud fan running.

  • Romelia Polly 5 months ago

    I was made it too. just used woodprix instructions. just click the pig on that website :)))

  • Art Brown 5 months ago

    If you use coils to warm your fish tanks with this heater, how do you regulate temps?

  • LegendLength 5 months ago

    In theory could you have a roof that automatically closes at night to give a layer of insulation? Also does it help to permanently insulate the ground somehow in terms of heat loss?

  • Aaron Hall 5 months ago

    We're in Washington state, and I'm considering a wood boiler for our greenhouse. How many cords of wood does your boiler use per month in the winter?

  • Carlos Margara 5 months ago

    Suggestion, you can heat your greenhouse without burning nothing at all, hot compost is the best solution, ecologic, and free.. Sorry for my english..

  • kishidabu 5 months ago

    One of the other ways to heat your greenhouse that has been talked about and done has been using compost.  I would really caution people to do their homework before they try this because where the compost pile is located, and what type of composting you do is going to translate into either success or a bunch of dead fish and plants in a short amount of time.  The "Jean Pain" method has been used quite a bit with success using shredded wood, but I want to share my experience recently using manure and straw.  The pile was only about a cubic meter big (the greenhouse is small only a 5 X 4 meter footprint( but was straw and fairly fresh steer manure.  I noticed the fairly strong ammonia smell in the greenhouse, and didn't think much about it.  What most people talk about with compost in greenhouses is the addition of heat and CO2, all valid, but one other product of decomposition is ammonia gas.  Ammonia gas is very soluble in water, it is also very toxic to plants in a gas form.  So you guessed it: my system was producing some nice heat for the water, but it severely spiked the ammonia levels in the water killing all of the fish and damaged a lot of the plants.   I then spent five hours moving the pile and black plastic piping outside and is now working OK, but I would pass on my experiences to spare you all my disaster!

  • Dave Forbes Illustration 5 months ago

    I'm almost finished designing a winterized greenhouse to be built in Massachusetts. Do you use any solar thermal banking during the winter? I'm planning on pulling any heated air that builds up at the top interior airspace and fanning it through perfed pipes in an insulated dry rock bed just beneath the floor. I also want to warm the insulated grow beds with warm water flowing through pex. Any experience with warming the soil or grow medium? Thanks!

  • Richard Britt 5 months ago

    What kind of problem have you guys had with snow on top of your HT?  Also, where did you buy the oven from?  I was thinking of building one based on kiln design and hot air transfer but the water boiler system would be good for both the HT and the fish tank for warm water fish.  Thanks

  • Michael Mastroianni 5 months ago

    what happens if your thermostat fails… does it fail shut, open, or do you have a back up thermostat.  I think the back up thermostat would be important cause otherwise your fish will die eventually.

  • purebokety 5 months ago

    What would be the optimal growing temperature for the inside of a commercial greenhouse in order to maximise growth rates?,is there any room for dropping the requirement a degree or two resulting in less of a heating demand and lower energy costs?

  • Canadian Lad 5 months ago

    Hydrogen heat would be a friend to ya brother

  • Peter A. Amba 5 months ago

    pls can i have a list of materials required to build a green house in tropical regions of west africa, the cost and methodology of building such a green house to grow vegetables

  • David Young 5 months ago

    I seen your exchanger in the air was copper has this caused fish deaths? I see so much that copper kills fish an been afraid to use copper…

  • Bright Agrotech 5 months ago

    It would probably actually just be cheaper to put up a solar hot water system (no PV panels, just solar reflectors on piping).

  • xaploq1 5 months ago

    Had a question if you use a hot water heat exchanger would it be cheaper to get an electric boiler with solar panels

  • Bright Agrotech 5 months ago

    No, our heat loops are inline with our heat exchangers. It's just a coil of pex in each tank to keep them warm during the winter- nothing fancy. I'll put in a transformer and a thermostat this fall to run a three-way valve on for those loops though. Right now we have the valve in, but it's just open by default. Once it's connected to the thermostat it will open and close based on water temperature.

  • Brandon McQueen 5 months ago

    How does you fish tank heat work. Are they on a separate pump. And where did you get the coils or loops as you called them