Ah ok gotcha. Yea when I was growing medical it was a major savings. Was doing Botanicare bc it was easy. Once my system was rolling and it was clockwork I tried to reengineer it a bit backwards.. I started using less bottles like liquid Karma and adding leonardite/humics to the medium and a little to the rez. Would brew teas of things like Jamaican bat guano during peak flowering. I quit doing that bc of particle issues but would then started brew separately, strain/filtering the tea then add that to irrigation/feed rez.
I always wanted to have my full brew funky teas to be one in the same as my irragation rez but I just add so much stuff to it I don’t think it’s possible to filter out directly from brew to line the way I do it. Maybe it’s just best I brew first separately then add it to the rez like I was doing. But for example this last round I did which was just a personal one, I had a big 30gal (aprox size) rubbermaid type container bubbling 24/7 and would add ammendments without a tea bag (though I started w tea bags but ended up just leaving them in there and started adding stuff straight up like a stew). with this stew I would hand water by just dipping a pitcher and going straight to the pots (depending on the stew of the week, I would sometimes add water to a pitcher filled 1/3-2/3 filled with stew if I thought it was too hot but usually not) With this stew I would never empty jit all the way when dipping pitchers, once it got down to 25% remaining, I would add more water and mix more shit in. Sometimes I would just take a pitcher or two out and then replace the water.
Wow, not sure where I was going with that... but with a “super soil”, cover crop, and teas/ammended irragtion is obviously totally the way to do it.
More of the question I have here is best way to automate and streamline the process. This is also tough for me bc I know with organics I’m always tweaking what I give them based on how quick the stuff breaks down into usable nutes for the plants and also based on the needs of the plants. Maybe I just am overthinking and over complicating this, as organics should really be the opposite.
@Dumme would love to hear more about your methods of aquaponics. I lived in the roaring fork valley for a while and there was this great aquaponic farm made by this guy who taught renewable farming techno I would go check out. I need to find his info and share it bc he really did some great stuff. I’ll try to find it