Guess what y'all? We got our delivery! The bags are currently sitting in our warehouse. I will be sending out an email directly to everyone who has ordered bags with pick up details. If you haven't received an email from Green Phoenix by morning, please send me one to make sure that I didn't miss anyone.
0 · April 5
I have placed the order, and if all goes well - the bags should be delivered by this weekend! Everyone who preordered will have bags earmarked for them. If you didn't prepay, I went ahead and covered the cost myself. Your welcome!
I will email everyone when I know exactly what date you can come pickup your bags.
1 · April 3
I know that the clay balls are lighter, pH inert, and easy to work with on your hands. In AZ I was able to get a ton of river rock for about $20. Is that a good option here too (just moved to TX) ? I know the clay balls are better for several reasons, but is there a really strong reason besides weight, possible limestone (pH leech), or rough on the hands for not using river rock?
1 · April 2
OK, I have now sent invoices out to everyone who has requested bags of Clay Pebbles. If you have not received an invoice from Green Phoenix Farms (via Paypal) -- please email us at greenphoenix (at) greenphoenixfarms (dot) com
This order will be placed on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013.
0 · March 31
Hey Adam, could you please explain why it would take 9 bags as opposed to half that quantity? I've just found this comment posted at the North Texas Aquaponics meetup group site --
A typical short IBC growbed is 9” inches tall. When you fill it with 7” of media it takes about 50 gallons of media - Grow !t, Hydroton, washed gravel, or expanded shell - to fill it.
An IBC growbed holds 7.7 gallons per inch of media. The bottom is rounded and often not flat so the net gallons is less; 7.7 gallons times 7” = 54 gallons.
One bag of Grow !t contains 45 liters which is 11.89 gallons.
54 gallons / 11.89 = 4.5 bags.
It takes 4.5 bags of clay beads to fill an IBC grow bed to a height of 7”.
0 · March 28