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New iAVs Forum

If you'd like to build and operate your own Integrated Aqua-Vegeculture System (iAVs)...and you want to learn more about it from the person who invented it back in 1984...you'll be pleased to know that we've set up a dedicated iAVs sub-forum on Have More For Less. All...

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Effect of pH on plant assimilation of elements

  Effect of pH on plant assimilation of elements, varies by soil type (and/or if soilless). Hydroponic nutrient solutions are NOT organic - repeat NOT and never can/will be - so the above chart applies more in hydroponics (and likely DWC) than does the 'organic...

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Feed and feeding notes:

There seems to be some 'confusion' about feed rates and I believe we've mentioned this far more than once in some blog posts and/or comments (both feed inputs and composition definitely covered in publications).  Rather than trying to find that or asking you to do...

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iAVs is ANTI-Ponics

I'm ‘having my say’ before I go away, Part 1 of ? iAVs is ANTI-PONICS Anti, as in antithesis, antithetical … as in against, in conflict with and in stark contrast to  … as in NOT "Aquaponics"  (neologism*)  noun a virulent contemporary plebeian disorder of rational...

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RE: length of sand biofilter beds

FIRST , two disturbing videos the first below is from Montreal (& not AP) - I'll guarantee no one has ever considered much less done an energy survey (more E expended in just operating lights than possibly 'produced'  by the plants, NTM the heating, labor, other...

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APCD

Aquapoopic Complex Disorder (APCD) An expert panel of consulting neurologists and clinical psychiatrists has just concluded a conference,  held in my cell (since they dare not let me out, not even under restraint with guardians). They concluded that I am patient-zero...

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How long is a piece of string?

We're frequently asked to provide 'simple' answers to complex questions. When we speak about  'complex' questions, we're referring to those that require consideration of several factors in the formulation of answers.  Common examples include: How much aeration do I...

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You seek our help = we expect yours!

TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT -  CERTAIN CONDITIONS APPLY The purpose of this post is to identify what iAVs content is absolutely free of cost, what conditions apply to access our direct assistance, and what advice and counsel is not free. 1) FREE TO ALL who seek Descriptions...

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Another comparison

        above:  UVI area in red calculated on 500 m2 (too low - 535 minimum. 775 actual )  == White w/ red area calculated on their 214 m2 assertion "3 to 7 MT/yr" = average 5,000 kg   = 23.4 kg/m2 @ 214 m2 claimed,  [white bar above] 50% basil +...

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