Wick Bed project

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  1. Mark

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    Hmmm, yes from everything I have read and seen aquaponics does seem to be a system for the obsessed attention to detail enthusiasts but even they have disasters :)
     
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    I really should consider this. My summer quarter water bill was $1300... and that's at 6oc/KL. That would have been over $5000 at town water rates($2.42/KL).....
     
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    It'd be interesting to see how much water a wicking bed could actually save a standard backyard farmer gardener who grows most of their own produce. I expect a wicking bed with its design to hold a certain amount of water in the base before it runs off would have to make better use of water - that's a given - but how much better is it?
     
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    Yeah, hot and dry like here, probably 50% (??) Maybe 20-30% up there.
     
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    Yeah, sounds about right... Which adds up to a good savings then.
     
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