The 4 level Biogarden is an aquaponics and hydroponics growing system with vertically stacked dual grow beds sitting atop dual tanks. Water pumps from the lower tanks to the upper troughs, carrying nutrients to the deep water culture or aggregate media filled grow beds. Water flows in a serpentine manner to save power costs, and cascades from one upper level to the next below. Two fixed water levels per cycle can be set by operator utilizing the Trickle Valve.
System size, specs and estimated yield are listed on the “additional info” tab.
We classify this as one of our commercial hydroponics systems though it supports all the methods and techniques listed below…
Plant Growing and Fish Culture Options:
Hydroponics – Utilize lower tanks for controlled nutrient loading and aeration.
Aquaponics – Lower tanks support fin fish, upper troughs support fish fry and crustaceans plus plants.
Aquaculture – Without plants, use troughs and tanks for intensive fish culture, algae, and duckweed farming.
Bioponics – A fish optional approach. This is a 100% organic process developed at Bioponica for achieving greater sustainable growing efficiencies.
Grow Techniques Supported:
DWC Deep Water Culture – Nutrient rich water flows through tanks in serpentine fashion.
Flood and Drain with Aggregate – Use clay ball or activated media blends.
NFT Nutrient Film Technique – Utilize the Bioponica Trickle Valve to allow water to flow at lower level, carrying nutrients through bottom of trough.
Specialized Bioponica Processes:
ALT Air Layer Technique – Ebb and Flow of water to meet root level, reduces need for mechanical aeration
DIY Organic Fertilizer – Bioponica method of extracting fertilizer from green biomass
Vortex Aeration – intensive oxygenation and mixing adds characteristics of river water
Activated Media – consists of expanded slate, biochar and expanded slate.
Commercial hydroponics systems with options for commercial aquaponics, aquaculture and bioponics.