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Would a Zip tower farm work with canabis?

Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by cool2burn, Jan 24, 2017.

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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    So one thought ive been having is to try vertical when i invest later this year. I see this system produce massive amounts of greens and stuff like cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. Any thoughts as to if this could grow the good stuff?

    https://brightagrotech.com/products/
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2017
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    Pretty spendy for a post and some foam. Look at the new gtower 3d printable units.
     
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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    Im actually thinking about buying one of their turn key container farms. Wondering if i go strait seed to flower if i can work with 20 inches of room on each side.
     
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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    I would think i would need to net them but i could have 100's plants going at once in one of those units maybe more,
     
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    Im subbed bro...
     
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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    So i talked with the guys at Modular Farms and they are all for doing this. The base farm is 150k setup licensing fees ect another 50k But get this it comes with 240 zip towers each will hold 10 plants. They are telling me going seed to flower at 12/12 can yield an ounce a plant. so running 2400 plants at 28 grams each turning it over every 3 months....... I was surprised this is not some shabby crap people are using these for lettuces tomatoes peppers and all kinds of crops. It is completely automated. It even mixes the nutes automatically. They say it is like having an entire acre in a box.
     
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    Are you thinking octagons?
     
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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    No I'm thinking rows from floor to ceiling with double-sided LED bars in between them
     
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    What's the ppfd of the leds you intend?
     
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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    They said they are equivalent to having 400HPS on all of the areas.But the lights are liquid cooled so the plants can get real close. Right now they produce a head of lettuce from seed to harvest in 3 weeks. The lights are also tailored to the plant you want to grow they are also adjustable and have sunrise and sunset recipes.
     
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you have a plan.. better get 20 mothers rockin.
     
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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    Honestly if I'm gonna be doing this many plants I'll probably contract the clones I know there's places that deal Just in selling clones and teens
     
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    Ya it's all about control.
     
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    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    Interesting..

    Pricey set up costs thou. Have you already a greenhouse or facility?

    How have you found the banks in regard to loaning against this type of business?

    Im intrigued by the set up. best of Luck and im subbed,
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    it doesn't seem like the system you linked above is set up properly to grow a plant that can get 6 feet tall without very much effort. it may be modular, but the pics i saw on the front page of their site they were growing lettuce, about 6 inches apart. you can't grow weed about 6 inches apart. you'd only be able to grow one plant per tower. it would probably be a nice big healthy plant, but it just takes up too much room to grow more than one plant per tower. that makes it seem very inefficient to me, you'd be better off checking out ttysticks vertical forum and using 5 gallon buckets imo
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i don't understand how you're planning to get one pound plants out of these units when they stack 6 inches apart....i don't understand how you're planning on getting QP plants out of these units when they stack 6 inches apart. am i missing something? can they be mounted horizontally? i just am not seeing how you're going to have any room per plant for them to fill in at all
     
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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    I have no intention of getting even close to 1 pound the thing with the system is to do seed to flower 1212 the plants get about a 1 1/2 to 2 feet possibly even bigger but I'll be using a SOG net running 2400 plants that produces 150 pounds or so conservatively every three months
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2017
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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    The system is pretty cool the bar comes down It has a split foam inside of it and each one is 8 feet long so you stagger the plants in each row 10 each of course the rooter plugged just goes right in between the two pieces of foam and it uses a nutrient film technique to drop water from the top to the bottom. The LED lights a vertical to it so the Plants grow towards the light the roots will hold the plant in place the foam is reusable too, pretty cool stuff everything is automated and all controlled by my phone
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Bright Agro Tech is right up the road from me... In Wyoming.

    Their kits are very expensive.

    I'd be interested in seeing what you do with them.
     
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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    The way I see it with prices coming down and market getting flooded having a streamlined growing process is only way you're going to be able to stay sustainable traditional growing methods are just too slow and Are not going to yield enough to support you or a family when the stuff drops to like $5 or $10 a gram which is going to happen in the future sure they'll be still be that small ritzy boutique market for that really high THC stuff but you're going to start see cannabis sold in stores like cigarettes
     

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