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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

    It's not too bad they're quoting me $100,000 to convert 1000 square-foot basement turn key with everything which has 240 towers and each tower can do 10 plants
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I can sell you a bridge for that...

    Beware of plant counts.
     
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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    lol yea but im looking at return on investment.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i misread /had an aphasiac moment, somehow 28 grams became a pound and not an ounce. so this would basically be a vertical sea of green. interesting. not trying to be critical but it just seems a very expensive alternative to the traditional method. i'll be watching, good luck. sincerely.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I'm already running vertical Screen of Green, not a big difference. The $100K price seems a bit excessive.

    @cool2burn What all do you get for that investment?
     
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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    That is turn key i mean building out the space hvac humidity co2 . Dosers and a control unit.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    you aren't stacking your plants on top of each other, which seems like it could be an advantage or a dis-advantage, different things keep coming to mind....
     
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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    It also comes with a 30 eight. foot long double sided liquid cooled lights and 240 towers that is a lot of the price
     
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    pineappleman420

    pineappleman420 Well-Known Member

    240 of them in 1000 square feet??? Is that correct? Sounds like you might have to lower that number of units.
     
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    pineappleman420

    pineappleman420 Well-Known Member

    For that price will it be fully automated??
     
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    pineappleman420

    pineappleman420 Well-Known Member

    I hand built lots of these except I used hydrocorn in it. Trust me when I say they are high maintenance. If I were you I'd buy one and make one run with it to see if you should go big or not. My guess is you will go with something else.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Mine didn't seem that bad...
     
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    twostrokenut

    twostrokenut Well-Known Member

    fuckin a subbed
     
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    pineappleman420

    pineappleman420 Well-Known Member

    I guess mine was full on with fish and all so it was a big learning curve and it was home built and i i only had a full season with it so i didn't rely get a chance to make to many tweaks... Damn this has me wanting to try it again. I may be off to lumberyard store to buy supplies. Im skipping fish this time. lol
     
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    cool2burn

    cool2burn Well-Known Member

    What the hell do you think I'm buying fish??? I'm not doing aqua ponies this is a vertical hydroponic system using NFT. Where the f did I ever talk about fish
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    think he was confused and thought you meant aquaculture.
    i'm wondering what kind of backup generator system comes with this, if any? if you're growing in film hydro and the power goes out for more than an hour or two, you're done.
     
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    pineappleman420

    pineappleman420 Well-Known Member

    no i didnt think you were going to use fish with it lol. It would be hard to feed a heavy feeder like weed with fish. sorry if i gave you that impression.
     
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    pineappleman420

    pineappleman420 Well-Known Member

    but the system is almost exactly the same you just replace the fish with nutes in the res... i was just trying to give friendly advise but i guesss you already made your mind up. Wish you good luck with it...
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I've looked at the fish thing and I might try it if there were more plants involved than just cannabis.
     
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    pineappleman420

    pineappleman420 Well-Known Member

    The greens I ran did great. Tomatoes stayed small and very small harvest on them. Like a couple tomatoes each plant. It's a fun thing to get into...
     
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