Considerations for Choosing a ZipFarm Location

Posted by Amy Storey on December 29, 2016

With today’s sophisticated growing equipment, modern farmers can produce local food anywhere there's a market for it, regardless of location or environmental constraints.

The ZipFarm – a turnkey indoor farm solution designed for humans – empowers today's most innovative farmers to grow food anywhere using vertical plane growing techniques.  

This unprecedented freedom is a key ingredient of the rapidly growing urban farming and the local food movement. 

For example, Green Mountain Ranch started a farm in an old school. Others transform gray warehouse spaces into verdant food factories, and still others build vertical plane farms in specially crafted compact containers.

In this post, we're giving you a few tips on what to look for in a building when you're thinking about starting your own indoor vertical farm. 

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Topics: Setup & Plumbing

The Best Sump System for Indoor Farmers

Posted by Amy Storey on September 22, 2015

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Topics: Indoor Growing, Setup & Plumbing

ZipGrow Flow Rates in Hydroponics

Posted by Amy Storey on June 17, 2014

Flow Rates in Hydroponics Systems

What’s the right flow rate for your application?

As we've discussed in the past, there are many different types of hydroponic growing techniques out there (e.g. NFT, grow beds, etc.). Each of these techniques will differ significantly in the amount of water + nutrient solution you'll need to be circulating throughout the system to grow your plants.

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Topics: Setup & Plumbing, ZipGrow

Recirculating and Flow to Waste Hydroponics

Posted by Perry Baptista on June 13, 2014

Recirculating and flow to waste hydroponics

There are two major forms of hydroponic production systems:

1. Recirculating hydroponic systems

2. Flow to waste hydroponic systems.

Both recirculating systems and flow to waste have their pros and cons, however, and today we're going to look at each type of system.

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Topics: Setup & Plumbing, Hydroponics

Water Use Efficiency in Hydroponics and Aquaponics

Posted by Perry Baptista on June 4, 2014

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Topics: Setup & Plumbing

ZipGrow Tower Flow Rates

Posted by Chris Michael on March 5, 2014

What is a flow rate?

This post covers discuss flow rates for hydroponic farming systems using ZipGrow towers because they are the media-based vertical growing technique we've seen the most production out of here in the northern hemisphere.

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Topics: Setup & Plumbing, ZipGrow

Solids Removal in Aquaponics

Posted by Nate Storey on January 31, 2014

 

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Topics: Setup & Plumbing, Aquaponics

One Pump vs. Two Pump Aquaponics Systems

Posted by Nate Storey on December 5, 2013

The problem with pumps

One pump is a good thing. Two pumps are a bad thing.

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Topics: Setup & Plumbing, Aquaponics

Pump Efficiency

Posted by Chris Michael on October 28, 2013

Sizing a pump is some of the most unfamiliar territory to people starting up an aquaponic or hydroponic system.

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Topics: Setup & Plumbing

Aquaponic Drainage Systems: Return Lines

Posted by Nate Storey on September 23, 2013

Aquaponic drainage systems

Planning a drainage system for any aquaponic system can be a daunting task, but planning a drainage system for ZipGrow Towers can sometimes be even more daunting, simply because they are so new, and most folks are unfamiliar with how they are plumbed.

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Topics: Setup & Plumbing

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