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PostPosted: Mar 14th, '13, 11:57 
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We Have 5 Tanks 5,000 gals each along with a 7,500 sf greenhouse growing Tomatoes and Lettuce.


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What kind of sealer do you use for the brick FT's?

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Ok that does not look like a lot of light for that big a growing area

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What great looking growth!

H&R Organics... are you actually organic certified and would you mind explaining how you're filtering such a large system?


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Hey that's looks awesome! Would you mind telling me what kind of lights you are using?
And whats the productivity of such a large system?


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Charlie wrote:
What kind of sealer do you use for the brick FT's?

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Its a waterproof concrete sealer, same that you can find at Home Depot.


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Ok that does not look like a lot of light for that big a growing area


We only use the lights for working in the green house after dark, we find the tomatoes do better with some down time in the dark overnight.


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cbrumf2 wrote:
What great looking growth!

H&R Organics... are you actually organic certified and would you mind explaining how you're filtering such a large system?


No we are not certified yet but working on it :) We use a drum filter and biofilter system.


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Hey that's looks awesome! Would you mind telling me what kind of lights you are using?
And whats the productivity of such a large system?


Thank you, the lights are just regular florescent lights mostly used for us to work at night with not only for the plants. It's still a new system so its hard to say what the numbers are right now. We are looking to add another 7500 sf


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cbrumf2 wrote:
What great looking growth!

H&R Organics... are you actually organic certified and would you mind explaining how you're filtering such a large system?


No we are not certified yet but working on it :) We use a drum filter and biofilter system.


Be very careful about using the wording "organic" if you're not certified. I know there can be a HEFTY fine for doing that, up to $10,000 per each unit packaged is last I heard. I'm not sure if that only applies to using the word on the packaging or in the company name as well? I would hate to see such a beautiful operation take a hit, just trying to look out for a fellow grower.

How efficient would you say your operation is? In other words, do you re-introduce excess undissolved solids back into the system after they have been dissolved? Or do you do like a lot of folks and just discard the undissolved solids through filter drainage/cleaning and use them in some sort of regular garden?

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cbrumf2 wrote:
Be very careful about using the wording "organic" if you're not certified. I know there can be a HEFTY fine for doing that, up to $10,000 per each unit packaged is last I heard. I'm not sure if that only applies to using the word on the packaging or in the company name as well? I would hate to see such a beautiful operation take a hit, just trying to look out for a fellow grower.

It can apply to the company name as well... as it's deemed to infer that the operation is organic...

Gina in Florida... used to be known as "Greenacre Organics"... but was forced to change her name to "Greenacre Aquaponics" following a court challenge...


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RupertofOZ wrote:
It can apply to the company name as well... as it's deemed to infer that the operation is organic...

Gina in Florida... used to be known as "Greenacre Organics"... but was forced to change her name to "Greenacre Aquaponics" following a court challenge...


Well there you go... Case closed!

...pun intended...


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In AUS, my understanding is you can say "organically grown" or "organic practices used". "Organic" or "Organically Certified" is a different matter

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PostPosted: Mar 16th, '13, 13:04 
Probably right Eric... you certainly can't claim "organically certified"... unless you are....


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