30 Jul '13, 10pm

Urban Organics Starts Up Aquaponics System

Urban Organics Starts Up Aquaponics System

Ten months later and the first floor of this five-story vertical farm is now fully built out. Last Friday, co-founder Dave Haider showed me the main fish tanks (above) that had been filled with water, which was cycling through the filtering system and still-empty plant racks (also above). After showing me the monitoring systems that will alert Haider and his colleagues when, say, the ph levels or water temperature have gone out of bounds, we walked a few shorts steps to the finishing tanks where the mature tilapia will spend their final days before going to market.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/green-tech/buildings/u...

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