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See more: In this video, Dr. Nate Storey guides you through how to calculate and choose the right pump for your aquaponics or hydroponics system. 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. Visit us at: OR Connect with Bright Agrotech:… Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsSizing your Pump for AquaponicsHow to Build Grow Raft Hydroponics System (No Air Pump)hydroponics growing system homemade-Aquaponics Made Easy With This Aquaponics Systems !Vertical Gardening DIY – (Aquaponics, Rotary Hydroponics and Vertical Farm system)Chilli Farm – Aquaponics & Hydroponics – DIY NFT System SetupChilli Farm – Aquaponics & Hydroponics – DIY NFT System Setup

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  • Joshua Meadowcroft 1 year ago

    When doing a split system and a pump water is send 50% of water back to the fish tank and 50% to the grow beds …. does that mean the pump needs to be twice as large to fully circulate all the water through the entire system in the same 1-2 times per turn over rate?

  • World flora Supply 1 year ago

    I don't suppose you guys design systems do ya? I am planing quite a serous system to work off a fish farm I already have with 1800m3 of water in the pond and 10000kg of fish at full grown size per crop.

  • Rightway Through Jesus 1 year ago

    Would it hurt to go over rated, to cut back on what you allow the pump to pump. Would that damage your pump?

  • Coco Beans 1 year ago

    hi I want to know whether areoponics is much better cost wise not just growth wise

  • Aaron Taylor 1 year ago

    Maybe you have answered this question….if so, I apologize.  When referring to the amount of water your turning over, are you talking about the entire volume of ALL the beds and fish tanks combined?

  • FSPrepper 1 year ago

    Could you weigh in on pumping water long distances? Lets say you have a fish house 100-200ft from your rails/greenhouse. The fish house is about 20ft lower from the highest point in the greenhouse, and you'd like to pump one way, gravity feeding back.
    Would you foresee any issues with such a configuration?

  • danjuma aliyu 1 year ago

    Thanks very much for your series of videos on hydroponics
    and aquaponics. I find them very educative. I need some clarification with
    regards to pump sizing. I’m presently researching the internet on the easiest,
    simplest way to grow lettuce hydroponcally. I have read that a typical lettuce
    plant will consume a minimum of 3 liters over period of say 30 days (this is
    the period between transplanting from the nursery to maturity), a daily rate of
    0.1 lit. This means that if you have 100 plants,  they will be consuming 0.1 x 100 = 10 lits per
    day. Using a 2 GPH (8 Lit per Hour) pump, it will take a little over an hour to
    pump the required volume. If we now increase the number of plants to say 2,500,
    the consumption will now be 250 lits; It will take over 25 hours to supply the required
    volume to the plants. In order to maintain the recommended 2 GPH rate,, would
    you then recommend the use of multiple pumps? Thanks.

  • GRIUG 1 year ago

    Good info and instruction. 1). You illustrate a 2 foot head height, but for your towers is not the head at least 4-5 feet for floor flush buried tank, and 2). how is the tank capacity requirement determined for say 10 five foot towers?  Thanks Dr.

  • dark eIndzEl 1 year ago

    Alright, so here is what I'm planning to do so that perhaps you can help me understand the specifics so that I can make the calculations on my own. I want to do 2 drip towers at 6-6.5 feet high to the top of the vertical 1/2 pvc pipe or rubber hosing. I want a steady flow of water, and I'm thinking for the entire system using about 20 gallons of water.

    I would like it very much if you could help me understand what i'd be looking at to determine my head high in this case. Also with the pump, I'd be going up a little bit and then splitting them off in 2 lines. So the pump is running for two towers 2-4 feet apart going up 6-6.5 feet one line splitting with a T into 2 lines.

    I'm only just starting my journey with hydroponics as a hobby grower so sorry if I asked a lot. I do understand the Head Height to Gallons Per Hour, I just don't understand how to determine the Head Height with my particular design.

  • Jose Gamez 1 year ago

    It is a very informative video. I just got the answers to many questions I had. I checked the active aqua pumps and I figured out the two pumps a needed. Thank you very much.

  • Dadan Hadiansyah 1 year ago

    thanks for the nice video

  • David Stone 1 year ago

    When you state system volume, you are referring to how much water is in your fish tank correct, not your entire system. Because you are simply just moving the that "block" a water to run through your filtration system. Is that correct?

  • Taesu Yi 1 year ago

    how would you calculate how much you need to turn over your water per hour if you are a commercial grower?

  • Highlife510 1 year ago

    Thanks for the videos. Really great information.

  • fernando lopez 1 year ago

    Thanks for your videos, they are really instructive and help a lot. I have a doubt about the pump. What type of pump should be used for aquaponics, continuous or stop start pump? And also, can you mix a vertical grow and below them with the same drip a grow media bed of some sort? Maybe it could make the system  more efficient?

  • Dylan Harding 1 year ago

    Oh hello! Have you read about Densoy Total Aquaponics Guide (do a google search)? Ive read some great things about it and my auntie told me they had amazing results with it.

  • Robert Haney 1 year ago

    Can someone explain the Head Height to me again?  Why wouldn't you go to the highest point of your flow?  For example, the top of your tower?  Why would you measure from the top of the grow bed?  

  • G. Calvin Belt 1 year ago

    I think you might have made a slight mistake, Nate. I thought head height (for a submersible pump) would be figured from the level the pump is at to the highest point water is being pumped.  So if your pumping from your sump tank and it is 4' in the ground and you are pump water to a grow tower and the lines are 6' above ground the head height would be 10'. It's not from the sump pumps water level to the top of the towers which would only be 6' if your sump pump was full to ground level. ????
      Other than that I Love the videos you are providing some great information that will revolutionize the way we grow food in the near future!!!

  • Rosalind J. Scott 1 year ago

    The downside of hydroponics is that you need to buy "plant food" or nutrients and supplements that can be more costly.

  • thomasheisler 1 year ago

    I am starting up a hydroponic system And that info was very interesting